I’m back, Fellow Warriors, after a glorious week’s vacation at the lake. This snippet is from my upcoming novel Sex and the Widow Miles--one of the first two books in the Women of Willow Bay series, releasing on September 26. We’re back with Julie and Will again. They’ve finished dinner at her apartment and are sharing a chocolate molten lava cake for dessert. Chocolate, whipped cream, and Will make for a hot situation for Jules, but she’s managing to bluster her way through it. They’ve been joking together about who is the most devoted chocolate fan and she finds another opportunity to remind Will of the difference in their ages, but Will is taking charge:
“My boy, never ever try to best a menopausal woman when it comes to chocolate. Didn’t your momma ever teach you that?”
He grimaced at me around another mouthful of cake, swallowed, and then said, “Um, Jules.” He reached across the counter. “You’ve got a little whipped cream…uh…” With a quick swipe of his finger, he snagged a fluffy dot that had somehow ended up on the end of my nose and then brushed it over my lips.
My tongue slipped out to catch it, but caught his finger instead. He lingered there on my lower lip, which trembled when he touched it.
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