In this excerpt, my hero just told his wife he'd had an affair and had a child with the woman.
“If you’ll excuse me, I think I’ll have a nap,” she said, her voice breathless and strained. She refused to look at him. “I’m so tired all of a sudden, way too tired to talk about this.”
He found vent for his emotions in anger. “You damn well don’t want a nap; this is the way you always act when you don’t want to face something.”
“I’m sorry.” She shook her head as if she were trying hard to focus. “I have no idea what you’re talking about.”
If you're wondering why all the beach pictures, Alex and Rhett live at the Isle of Palms near Charleston, SC.