Time for a little midweek tease when a group of authors gather together to share snippets of their work-in-progress. You can find all the details and sign up information on the official page: http://www.wipitupwednesday.blogspot.com
This week is extra special for me because my latest story, Temptation’s Kiss, is now available for Pre-Order! The book goes live on March 15th and if you are interested, you can reserve your copy HERE.
In honor of my newest release, I am sharing a snippet from Temptation’s Kiss today. In my snippet, Lana and Danny have just shared an erotic encounter the previous night. Lana, however, thinks she has fooled Danny into believing he was with her sister while Danny knows exactly who was in his bed. Now he wants more, except he isn’t sure how to go about telling her this without scaring her off.
He swallowed hard and looked over at her again. Her cheeks went a faint shade of red. Either she wasn’t very comfortable with the opposite sex or he had an effect on her too. She smelled faintly of flowers and arousal. The latter couldn’t be his imagination.
“Why do you keep looking at me like that?” she asked him.
“Why do you keep pretending you don’t like it?” He meant it as teasing but the smile on her face faded and was replaced by worry. He half wondered if she was going to get up and bolt. She’d made it clear from the onset that she wasn’t thrilled about being there with him alone and if being with him put her so on edge, every move he made had the potential to scare her off for good. He had to tread very carefully if he wanted to keep her where she was to have half a chance of bringing out the horny side of her he’d encountered last night.
“I’m not pretending.”
“You’re beautiful. You should be used to guys looking at you.”
“They don’t look at me,” she said, her voice almost wistful and sad, a hint of longing that he wished he could fill just by being close to her. If anyone had hurt her, he would put a fist in that guy’s face and make sure it hurt.
“I know they do.”
“What would you know about the way guys look at me?”
“Well, I’m a guy. I like looking at you.”
She dropped her head and his stomach clenched. He couldn’t go on pretending like nothing had happened between them. The dance around words was driving him mad.
“You’re an incredibly attractive girl, Lana. I think I proved the effect you have on me last night,” he said softly.
She looked up at him and the look on her face turned to terror. Those few seconds while she digested his words felt like years stretched between them. He could see the thoughts churning in her head. He could almost hear the racing of her heart. All he could do was hold his breath and wait for her to accept his attraction or continue to deny it.
“What are you talking about?” she said barely loud enough for him to her.
A tugging on his line told him he had a fish but he didn’t move to reel it in. He was too afraid, too frozen between what he should do and what he shouldn’t. She’d chided him for kissing her when she was only twelve and he had no business doing it. She must have thought him a predatory monster.
“I’m not trying to scare you away, Lana. I don’t know how you ended up in my bed last night, or why for that matter. All I’m saying is I am glad you did and I wouldn’t mind if it happened again.”
She was on her feet so fast, he barely had time to react but he was unwilling to let the conversation go so easily. His hands clutched her arms, forcing her to look into his eyes as he searched for some sign that she wanted him to kiss her as much as he wanted it. He hadn’t meant to startle her. He just desperately needed to feel her in his arms again.
“I’m so sorry,” she whispered, “I never should have done that. I never should have come between you and Meg.”
“There is nothing between Meg and me. There hasn’t been for a long time. I am telling you the truth.”
She blinked but said nothing. He could almost see her thoughts at war with her desires. He decided to give her desires a gentle nudge in the right direction. He bent down to kiss her, tasting the sweetness of her lips.
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