Thursday, September 5, 2013


August 1 – September 22
To my utter shock, he pulls off his shirt and hands it to me. “You should wipe that mud away from your eyes.”

            I stare at him, resisting the urge to look at his bare chest. Instead, I focus on his straight nose, his slightly parted lips, the cleft in his chin. But I’m only human and can’t help checking out his body, especially when I spot a tattoo snaking from his muscled shoulder down to his upper arm. It’s the body I imagined in my fantasies, but even better in real life.

My breath comes in short, shallow bursts – and it has nothing to do with my exertion crossing the creek.

            He moves suddenly, and I realize he’s going to touch me. My entire body tenses with anticipation, my heart pounding.

            But was all he does is pull a soggy leaf from my hair.

            A crushing feeling of disappointment washes over me, and I guess it’s obvious, because he reaches out to touch me again.

            This time, the back of his hand brushes my cheek, his skin rough.

            I stand perfectly still, my eyes locked onto his. My heart hammers so hard I think I might faint. ♥
©  2012 MISS CHATTERLEY by Logan Belle.  Published by Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   Logan Belle is the pen name for writer Jamie Brenner, who grew up in Main Line Philadelphia on a steady diet of Judith Krantz, Jackie Collins, and Aaron Spelling. Her latest novel, Miss Chatterley (Pocket Star/Simon & Schuster), is a modern day re-telling of the erotic classic Lady Chatterley’s Lover.  Logan Belle is also the author of the erotic romance The Librarian (Pocket Star) which has been translated into a dozen languages, and the burlesque trilogy Blue Angel  (Kensington). Writing as Jamie Brenner, she is the author of the 1920s historical novel The Gin Lovers (St. Martin’s Press), which was a Fresh Fiction pick for Top 13 Books to read in 2013. Jamie is a contributor to and has worked in book publishing as a scout, publicist, and agent. She lives in New York City.  


  1. I think I may like your version better than the original!

  2. Holy cats, I think I might faint too! W00F! :-)