8Sentence Sunday (3): The Scent of a Woman

No, I’m not referencing the Al Pacino/Chris O’Donnell flick from the early 90’s (what was his catch phrase? Hoo-ha! or Whoo-yeah! or something…).

I’m referring to a quiet moment between Rhys and Gabby – the main characters of To Hide a Haunt, the book that follows To Catch A Fetch. Rhys & Gabby’s story is very much still a WIP in its early stages – but as they both play a role in the first book, their characters are very real to me, and when a moment between them pops up in my brain I scribble it down. The following excerpt is from such a moment:

Rhys lifted her hand and tilted it to place a kiss in her palm. “I’m sorry I misjudged you.”

A shadow crossed her face but she didn’t pull her hand away. “You wouldn’t be the first.”

He moved his lips lower, brushing them against the delicate skin of her wrist.  Instead of the exotic trendy perfume he had been expecting, Gabby smelled crisp and clean, her skin redolent with the scent of – “Apples.”

“Excuse me?”

Mouth still against her wrist, Rhys inhaled deeply before replying, “You smell like apples.”


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