A Guest Post by Jamie
This is an extract from a book that I am currently reading called “The Other Boleyn Girl” by Philippa Gregory.
“I could feel the warmth of his hand against my hand, but I could not take my eyes from his face. His moustache curled a little around his lips, I wondered if the hair would be soft, like my husbands dark sparse curls, or wiry like spun gold. It looked as if it might be strong and scratchy, his kiss might buff my face to redness, everyone would know we had been kissing. Beneath the little curls of hair his lips were sensual, I could not take my eyes from them, I could not help but think about the touch of them, the taste of them”
This is a bit of a trashy romance story, the girl is married yet she’s almost ‘fantasizing’ about another man. The tone is very soft, and how she describes his lips to be so sensual, and how much she wants to kiss him, but she never has the time to do so. The way she describes his moustache, wondering if it were the same as her husbands or if the hair would be soft.
What tone is used? How does it make you feel, reading this extract? Is there anything that stands out to you?