Here we are again with Sophie and Ben in The Summer of Second Chances with, I confess, a little creative punctuation. Sophie’s suggestion that they try just having a summer fling has shocked poor old Ben down to his sandals. He’s figuring he’s going to have to be the cautious one here because clearly, Sophie had thrown all caution to the wind… He tries to lighten the sexually charged atmosphere with a weak joke about “friends with benefits,” but Sophie’s not having it…she’s all in…
“I’d love to give it a try,” smiling, Sophie rose from the stool and slipped around the end of the bar.
“No, don’t.” Holding up both hands, he backed away, “Don’t–we need to think about what we’re doing here first.”
“Why?” She moved closer to him, “How ’bout we try not thinking at all?” A few more steps and they were mere inches apart, “But I guess if you’re not sure…” One hand on his chin, she ran her thumb over his lips, “maybe you should sleep on it tonight.”
Okay, confession: Sophie’s way out of her comfort zone, but in for a nickle as my grandpa used to say. Besides, she’s forty-five and it’s time to live a little!
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