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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

End of the road (Thursday Taster #16)


This week's excerpt from A Cougar's Legacy reveals Marie-Claire's reaction to her husband's infidelity, and the consequences that follow. Hope you enjoy it and leave your comments too.

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#5:       End of the road

In the meantime, Marie-Claire forced her way into the suite pushing the young redhead out of the way in the process. She was just in time to see her salt and pepper haired husband walk into the living room with nothing but a bathrobe on. The front of his robe was open and through it Marie-Claire could see his semi erect penis in the shadow of his pot belly.

First she was shocked, then angry, and then sad and deeply hurt. She was going to rip the hair from Danielle’s head but she restrained herself and with great difficulty she maintained her dignity.
Walking up to her perplexed husband, she pointed in the direction of the younger woman and then issues her ultimatum.

“The slut leaves this very minute.”

Though her voice was even, the simmering rage in her moist eyes left her husband in no doubt of his wife’s resolve. With shaky hands, he pulled the front of his robe shut as if to cover his shame, and then he walked past Marie-Claire towards Danielle.

Antoine pleaded with his young mistress briefly and then used the house phone to call a cab while she changed and quickly gathered her stuff. She immediately left the couple to sort of the drama she had helped to create.
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The divorce could have been a loud and acrimonious one, if Marie-Claire’s attorney had had his way. His client however was too saddened by how things turned out in her marriage that all she wanted to do was put the unfortunate event behind her and start a new life. She had no doubt that dealing with the rigours of an uncertain future on her own would be hard and depressing, she therefore thought it wiser to reserve her strength for that challenge rather than waste it on a man who had betrayed her trust and so brutally broken her heart.

In her silence, Marie-Claire was able to achieve the one thing that probably would have cost her lawyer so much effort. She made her soon to be ex-husband so uncomfortable with her subdued response to his treachery that he feared the worst. He knew Marie-Claire could destroy his reputation if she decided to make a scandal out of his betrayal.

As the CEO of a top French tech company, not even the rather tolerant  French public would have looked kindly upon his shabby treatment of his wife of seventeen years. A scandal of that type would have been particularly damaging for a man with the powerful enemies that Antoine Gaultier has made both in the boardroom and outside of it.

Antoine had wisely proposed a very handsome settlement that literally ensured Marie-Claire would never have to lift a finger for the rest of her life. Apart from a king’s ransom in cash, she got their expensive home in the upmarket suburbs of Paris, as well as stock in the company which she had helped build in the very early days.

She had quit working so she could concentrate on getting pregnant with their child, which unfortunately never happened. Although she never went back to work she nevertheless continued to support the business in other ways.

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Please don't forget to check out other fantastic Tasters by my talented fellow authors:

Naomi Shaw: http://www.eroticfantasies.weebly.com/blog

Muffy WIlson: http://muffywilson.blogspot.com

Decadent Kane (Summer): www.decadentkane.blogspot.com

Pablo Michaels: http://www.pmmanmanromance.com

Linda Hamonou: http://crazypuce.blogspot.jp

Angelica Dawson: http://angelicadawson.blogspot.com

Jake Malden: http://jakemalden.blogspot.com/

Gemma Parkes: http://gemmaparkes.blogspot.co.uk/

Jorja Lovett: http://jorja-lovett.blogspot.co.uk/

22 comments:

  1. Heartbroken. I love how you handled her rage- violent on the inside yet she didn't show it and the deep sadness that comes from a divorce. :)

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    1. It was a scene that took a great deal of reflection on my part. Balancing her emotion against her reaction to the ugly situation she was faced with was a very delicate act. I'm glad my effort paid off.
      Thank you for the feedback, much appreciated :D

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  2. She was extremely wise to control her rage to save her energy for pursuing her life on her own. She literally castrated his power by her action and control, fitting for his behavior. Well played scenerio.

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    1. You so get it Michaels, her passive aggressive play literally castrated his power, and she definitely made him pay dearly for his treachery. I also thought that was a great way to portray her as a woman of strength and conviction who also happens to have a gentle disposition. :)

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  3. I like how powerful she is despite her sadness.
    I'm wondering if spicing up the scene with more dialogue wouldn't give more insight one the characters relation ship, but I guess that depends if this works as development or just back story.
    And the French won't care more than 15 seconds, I swear, you can time it.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback Linda. This part of the story is actually a back story aimed at situating Marie-Claire in the context of how she got where she was in her present day situation. I do agree with you that the French won't care more than 15 seconds, but apparently Antoine must have realized that Marie-Claire could cause him serious damage in less time than that if he pissed her off any more than she was already... "Hell hath no fury..."
      Cheers!

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  4. A very good introduction to the character, we can tell a lot about her from this one, sad, incident.

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    1. That's the idea Gemma, the scene was aimed at situating her character within the contexts of her present day circumstances.
      I'm glad you thing it was well done too. Thanks for the feedback :D

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  5. No wonder she is on the road to a younger man.

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    1. Yep, now you can relate to her trip over to Cougar town. LOL
      Thanks for stopping by Angelica :)

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  6. "I I could feel her rage just simmering beneath the surface, but I'm also glad she pretty much kept her dignity."
    "It actually had me on edge, waiting for her to go ballistic. I loved it."

    - Sharon Lee Wood
    https://www.facebook.com/wood.sharon60

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    1. ***Sharon was having technical difficulty posting her comment to the taster, so she sent it to me in PM instead.***
      Thanks Sharon :)

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  7. I absolutely love it. It captivates me. I want to read more. Now I want to know how it ends, what happens throughout the book and everything. Don you outdid yourself. Excellent job making me obsess over this book till I get it. :(
    (this is Jessie btw :D )

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    1. Jessie, you'll have to keep that obsession in check for a little longer while i finish writing the book. LOL
      I'm glad you're enjoying the story so far though. :D

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  8. I can't wait for the next installment of this story.

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    1. It's a date then, next thursday, right here. Don't be late. :D
      Thanks for stopping by Sylvia.

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  9. A powerful insight to your character's plight

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    1. Thank you Jorja, I'm glad my effort paid off :D

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  10. Again, I love how you pull me in. I love Marie-Claire as a character and I'm enjoying where this story is headed. I agree with one of the other posters. She really is a strong woman.

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    1. Marie-Claire coming across as a strong woman surely prepares the readers mind for her actions and choices later in the story.
      Thank you for the feedback Gynger, much appreciated :D

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  11. Excellent writing. Love your taster and can't wait for more

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  12. This book is definitely a must read. I want to get into the story and find out what the buzz is all about with Marie-Clare.

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