#WildWednesday weekly snippet from Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child
Happy Hump Day! Nothing to help you get through the week like a snippet from favorite author Molly O’Keefe – enjoy!
So, there’s a scene in Wild Child that has already gotten some attention from reviewers for it’s heat. And while Wild Child is hotter than anything else I’ve written and I intended it to be – The Bathtub Scene managed to surprise even me. As I was writing it! So, for this #wildwednesday I give you the lead up to the THE BATHTUB SCENE… Jackson and Monica have had a big heart to heart and Monica had explained some of her baggage to him, all of her reasons for not being able to be in any kind of relationship with him and he responds by drawing her a bath.
“How are you feeling?” he asked.
She sighed. “Better than I have in a long time.”
“Do you have any music?”
She stretched out a long, damp ivory arm, bubbles dripping off her elbow, and pointed through the door to the bedroom. “My iPod is in the speaker set on the dresser.”
Quickly, he stood and found it. Using his thumb, he scrolled through her playlists.
Jeez! She had a lot of angry music. Rage Against the Machine. Ani DiFranco, The Ramones, Hole. Finally, halfway down, he found something that would work.
Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey.”
He hit play, and Van’s Irish soul came through the speakers. He walked back into the bathroom only to find her with her head back against the wall tiles, her glass empty beside her. Her cheeks flushed, singing nearly silently to herself.
“If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were trying to seduce me.” She laughed, her eyes closed. Fishing, she was fishing, and he smiled in acknowledgment.
He braced his hands on the doorjamb over his head. Leaning slightly closer, setting up his own boundaries. “I’m not going to touch you.”
Her eyes snapped open.
“I want you to touch yourself.”