Last week we started with the premise that men have a less complicated thought process than women. As a female, I have to admit that I do sometimes over think a problem or situation instead of just taking it at face value. This is especially true when I was much younger and dating my husband. So tell me, to you find yourself over analyzing? Do your heroines fall into the same trap?
If you have an excerpt showing your heroine over thinking something, please share.
Here is an excerpt from Lady Caro’s Accidental Marriage, where Caro is trying to figure out what exactly Huntley is doing.
Hours later, clinking china woke her. She was surprised to find her head and one hand on Huntley’s chest. Her first thought was how improper being with him was. Then she remembered she was married, and, for reasons she did not yet understand, she’d asked him to join her in bed. It was like having two people in her head, one who wanted the warmth and comfort of Huntley’s body and the other who wanted to run as far as possible away from him. Right now, comfort was winning the battle.
One of his hands held her buttocks, anchoring her securely against him. His slow steady breathing whistled in a soft snore. The hand felt—well—how did she feel about the hand? It was warm and oddly comforting. But why was it there? Was it convenient because her bottom stuck out and thus made a good handhold? Or was it because he had long arms, and it was more comfortable than resting his hand on her waist? He stirred and the hand tightened a little and drew her closer. Ah, definitely a handhold.