Wednesday, 5 March 2014

She needed to get things right #MidWeekTease Scores #MWTease #asmsg

Welcome back to Mid-Week Tease hosted by Sandra Bunino in which we share teasers from our work-in-progress or published book.

I'm taking a quick break from my editing cave to share this teaser with you. We are continuing with my current work-in-progress, Scores

This scene follows on from last week's teaser.

If you read Secrets, you'll know that Selina removed the bracelet Benjamin gave her on their wedding day. When she asked for it back, he refused. So while they are back together, all isn't well between them. She feels she has to earn his trust back. 

This is a first draft and unedited. I hope you enjoy it.

In the bedroom, Selina tossed her sequined purse on her dressing table and noted the opened sliding door leading to the balcony.
Warm breeze lifted the sheer voile and it flapped gently. This late at night or rather early in the morning very little noise came in from the outside. The scent of cigar floated in—a blend of tobacco and spice.
Sucking in a deep breath allowed the aroma to ground her in the present, to get her head out of the concern for Beatrice and focus on Benjamin instead.
Hand in hair, she unpinned the loose bun keeping her hair off her shoulders. 
And froze. 
Ben had instructed her to keep her shoes on. The implication? She shouldn't disturb her appearance without his permission.
Fumbling as she panicked, she reinserted the hairpin and patted her hair into place.
Phew! This wasn't the night to incur a demerit considering her husband's displeasure at Bea's drunkenness.
"Come to me," his low seductive voice wafted in the breeze.
Heat unfurled in her core and her insides clenched. A month ago she would've walked out there so fast in her eagerness to be with him.
Now, she stood still, shaky hand on her collar. Her bid to earn back the bracelet she'd tossed at him when she walked out on him. 
Lifting her other hand, she rubbed the empty space on her wrist as regrets weighed on her shoulders.
The past couldn't be changed. The future could be wonderful, if she would swallow her pride and be the woman he desired. The woman he saw in her.
She needed to get things right. First time. Not by making mistakes.
Was he testing her with an incomplete instruction? Did he want her crawling on her hands and knees?
"Walk, beauty." She heard the smile in his voice and exhaled in relief. He must have sensed her hesitation too. His uncanny ability to read her correctly always left her breathless.

Copyright Kiru Taye 2014

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