It's almost inevitable that the grocery store is where you'll run into the guy who got away. It's Murphy's Law: your guard is down, you're in yoga pants, maybe humming a song to yourself while you're looking at cake mixes.
According to sexologist Esther Perel (author of Mating in Captivity), there is a paradox that occurs in long-term relationships. The longer two people are involved in a committed relationship, the more their intimacy grows and the more the sex dwindles. In effect, the more you know someone, the harder it becomes to ask them to do dirty, dirty things to you and to desire to do sordid things to them.
Did you enjoy starting this attraction in the office?
Office romances are fun to write because they’re so bad in real life. I have made the mistake of falling for someone at work myself, so I understand the torture that poor Monique feels at the start of the story.