Portia’s green-eyed lady

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Green-Eyed Lady.”

Beware the green-eyed monster!

I think anyone who has read Thrice Burned by now knows that even our favourite detective gets jealous.

The truth is that despite her attempts to embrace her introverted nature, Portia manages to surround herself with people worthy of being jealous of.

Annie Coleson for example is a petite gorgeous fashionable blonde who has capture the attention of Brian … Portia’s best friend. Not only that but Annie seems to have this innate quality of making everyone who meets her LOVE her. Who wouldn’t be jealous of such a bundle of happy?

And then there’s Gavin Whitaker, a brilliant medical examiner who has worked his entire life to raise himself up from his poor orphan beginnings with none of the help that Portia has benefited from in her life. Neither the loving mother nor the rich grandmother were in his corner. No, Whitaker is a self-made man who on several occasions will show-up the young detective with his superior skills around death.

Even Portia must beware the green-eyed monster!

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A scene with Dr. Gavin Whitaker

Richard Armitage could totally play Gavin Whitaker
Richard Armitage could totally play Gavin Whitaker. Check out THAT smoulder.

This is a scene from Thrice Burned:

“I couldn’t help but notice just how many heads my attractive escort turned his way as we walked. His height and the breadth of his shoulders set him apart from many of the men on the street, but I believe it was the confidence that fairly smoldered out of his very being – from his walk to the set of his jaw – that brought the female eye his way.

He acknowledged none of them, even the more obvious, and seemed content to walk in silence the rest of the journey to the café, whereupon my companion shook off his dour mood and debated politics with me for the better part of an hour over scones and tea. “