Six Sunday #23: In the Widow’s Bed

Welcome back for the final excerpt from In the Widow’s Bed, my regency cougar romance and my last Six Sunday for a little while. I need to finish up my current wip so no distractions for June. Apologies too for not reciprocating on everyone’s posts last Sunday. An injury kept me offline all of this past week. All better now — thank goodness.

In this scene, its the morning after the big scandalous night and poor Jonathon is battling his memories of the evening. Enjoy.

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Lady Jocelyn sat across from him, daintily eating her breakfast and sipping her tea. But she had stretched out her leg and was currently running her toe up and down his trouser in a brazen flirtation.

However, what aroused Jonathan was Lady Warminster’s presence across the room, fixing herself a heaped plate of food. He could usually bear the sight of her without reaction, but today her smile tortured him. She looked smugly happy, content and, given the way her lips lifted for no obvious reason, he wondered if she was thinking of last night.

Jonathan tucked his legs under his chair, turned the page, and tried to concentrate on the goings on in parliament that he’d missed during the recent sessions.

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22 Responses to Six Sunday #23: In the Widow’s Bed

  1. gzidar May 27, 2012 at 10:38 am #

    Hehe… yes parliament is a great way to get one’s mind off more exciting subjects. Good luck with finishing your wip and I look forward to your return to Six Sunday in July 🙂 You will be missed.

    • Heather Boyd May 27, 2012 at 11:42 am #

      Thanks Goran. I’m hoping a few weeks offline will be just the space I need to finish. And then edits begin. LOL

  2. Ryan Derham May 27, 2012 at 11:44 am #

    Ha! Lots going on here. He is certainly distracted. Another great six, Heather!

  3. Cassandra Dean May 27, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    Sounds like it was a corker of an evening! Great six, Heather 😀

  4. Wildcat's Wife May 27, 2012 at 4:09 pm #

    Why do I love the fact that her smile tortured him? Teehee!!! Good job with what Jonathan sees. Nice six!

  5. Elin Gregory May 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    Ah, the sweet smile of the cat who has had her cream. Lucky Lady Warminster. 🙂

    Take care and good luck with the WIP

  6. Donna Cummings May 27, 2012 at 11:50 pm #

    Lots of intrigue going on here! Now get back to work on that WIP. 🙂

    • Heather Boyd May 28, 2012 at 4:15 pm #

      Slave driver! But I do need that occasionally. Made excellent progress today. 🙂

  7. Patricia Preston May 28, 2012 at 12:42 am #

    Dining room intrigue. Wonder how the 2 women get along?

  8. Karen de Lange May 28, 2012 at 2:08 am #

    Teehee! Great six. Good luck with finishing your wip!

  9. Alix Cameron May 28, 2012 at 2:28 am #

    Great six!

  10. Sue May 28, 2012 at 3:46 am #

    She doesn’t know it was him, does she? really great scene from both points of view

    • Heather Boyd May 28, 2012 at 4:16 pm #

      She doesn’t have a clue. I’m evil to my characters. So much fun! Thanks for dropping by.

  11. veronicascott May 28, 2012 at 4:27 am #

    Somehow I don’t think Parliament is going to be able to hold his attention for long! Really enjoyable six, so much going on!

    • Heather Boyd May 28, 2012 at 4:21 pm #

      The paper is a desperate distraction and also provides cover later when he drops it lower. LOL

  12. Candice Bundy May 28, 2012 at 10:42 am #

    Oh my! Fab scene, you have to wonder if the two women will figure out what happened after he leaves for Parliament, eh? haha. 🙂

  13. Angela Quarles May 29, 2012 at 12:35 am #

    A love triangle. I just loved the awkwardness you wrote here for the hero, seeing the woman he was with looking smug and content, while another is touching him, well done!


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