Snippet Sunday: The General’s Wife: Mr. Bridgers

The General’s Wife is erotica in the sense that it is Clara’s sexual journey. It is also a romance (or historical erotic romance, really), but more on that in another post.

Trapped in a loveless marriage, our heroine Clara develops a crush on a man who works with her husband. Paul Bridgers is an unlikely hero. For today’s Snippet Sunday*, I’ve chosen a passage where Clara goes out of her way to meet “Mr. Bridgers” — as she calls him — in the village near where she lives.

*Snippet Sunday: promoted on Twitter as #SnipSun, #SnipSunday, or #SnippetSunday, and on Facebook, as well as on various blogs (just type Snippet Sunday in your favorite search engine and see what comes up!). Authors post just a snippet — six to ten sentences — of a recently released novel, a WIP (work in progress), or an older manuscript that’s being revived. Lots of different genres are represented — romance, mystery, thriller, sci fi, fantasy, erotica, and more.


She looked out the window as the coach pulled into the rustic shopping street near the dressmaker’s, staring absently as a man cutting a dashing figure in a green frock coat waved at the driver.

Mr. Bridgers.

She jerked back against the cushioned leather bench hoping desperately he had not seen her staring at him. The carriage halted and she struggled against the compulsion to look out the window again. She allowed herself a peek. Mr. Bridgers waited while the footman prepared the coach step, a light breeze coaxing tendrils of brown hair to dance against his temples. The footman opened the door, but it was Mr. Bridgers who offered his hand to help her out. Luckily both their hands were gloved as she was sure she would burn at his very touch.

18 thoughts on “Snippet Sunday: The General’s Wife: Mr. Bridgers

  1. This is such an intense scene. Clara’s so conflicted, here, and no wonder . . . though I’ll bet Mr. Bridgers isn’t!

    • Yep, Mr. Bridgers is the kind of guy who knows what he wants and how to get it!

    • Gloves and footmen are just a couple of reasons why I love reading and writing historicals! All sorts of things keeping people apart…

  2. This is especially steamy when set in such a conservative time period! Oh, how I love your blog banner *wipes drool off keyboard*

    • You mean the butt? Yeah, I love that one too. He’s a 2nd century CE statue, and I like to think guys back then actually looked like that. All of them.

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