Sunday, May 20, 2012

SSS: Jeb's bath

Hey Sixers! Welcome back. Hope you had a great week!

Here's another look at my Western historical, A Midwest Summer Night's Dream. Jeb uses the same bath water Winona used earlier, and it has a strong effect:

I bear a charmed life no one said it better than Shakespeare, and Jeb could live no other way. Open skies and plenty of space suited his needs, with a borrowed book now and then to help chase away loneliness, but what tomes did Miss Young have stashed in her trunk?
The flash of an image through his mind stole his breath. Miss Young—Winona—dipping her hand into this water, letting it run along the skin of her arm, mass of chestnut waves pinned atop her head, long legs leaning against the tub sides, her curving bottom in the self-same spot his now sat. The vision hardened him with uncommon force, and he slid under the water, let the scented water cover him. Better to drown in a porcelain tub than in his own foolishness.

Ah, I love a well-read guy, don't you? :)

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20 comments:

Jessica Subject said...

Very sensual! Makes me want to crawl in with him. :)

Lisa Fox said...

It sounds like he has a lovely life!

Linda Morris said...

Yay for western historicals! Working on one myself. This is a very sensual scene, and I love the closing line. Great six!

angelaquarles.com said...

Very sensual 6, and yep, love a man who reads :) And yowza, thanks for the mancandy pic!

Christine Warner said...

Loved this six...wonderfully written and so full of sexy emotion!

Karen Michelle Nutt said...

I just loved this! Well read guy and sexy, too! Perfect six to start the morning!!

patonlorraine said...

Love your six! Sensuality, and we get to know him too.

Sherry Gloag said...

"Better to drown in a porcelain tub than in his own foolishness."
Loved all six, but this sentence gets the prize.

sue said...

wonderfully descriptive, and yes I do love a well read guy. But I don't think he's a fool.

Karysa Faire said...

"Better to drown in a porcelain tub than in his own foolishness." Love this line!

Siobhan Muir / Meg Palevich said...

An educated man is SOOOO sexy! Fun six, Cate. :)

Monica Enderle Pierce said...

That last line is killer! I'm liking Jeb. Yep, I sure am.

Gem Sivad said...

There's something about a bathing scene that is so sexy. Great Six!

Susan Roebuck said...

Great scene and..."he hardened with uncommon force" ! Just as well he's in the bath then. Very evocative :-)

Kate said...

That last line was fabulous! Love a man who just needs open skies and books. Nice picture. Is that what Jeb looks like?

diannehartsock said...

I love that last line! Poor man. He might need to gather his courage and actually talk to Winona. :)

Mae Clair said...

Sexy, sizzling six with awesome descriptions! Wow! This rocked! :)

Zee Monodee said...

Hmmm, he sounds absolutely delicious! :)

Sue Ann Bowling said...

Wonder how many people will use that bath water?

Ginger Simpson said...

Let's bring back the western historical novels. You need to come to the Kindle Forum on Amazon for western authors. :) Great group. Most of them are on my Cowboy Kisses Blog. Speaking of...you are always welcome to be a guest.