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Can I convince her our hot but temporary engagement should last forever?
I’m Stephen Lund, confirmed bachelor…and son of a successful billionaire whose sins I can’t forget—or forgive. Though he insisted I get over his transgressions, I can’t. So I put space between us with a temporary getaway to Maui. My rental’s sexy caretaker, Skye Ingram, is a beautiful distraction. Yeah, it’s a terrible time to start a fling, but I can’t help wanting to give her every bit of pleasure she’s willing to take.
When Skye needs a date to her ex-boyfriend’s wedding, I’m game to play her pretend fiancé. The jerk should see what he passed up…and that I’m holding her now. But our pretend engagement begins to feel real. Our passion certainly is. So are the consequences. When I’m confronted with the reality that our lives are now irrevocably entwined, I have to choose between leaving Skye to return to the life—and wealth—I’ve always known or abandoning everything familiar to start over with the woman who awakened my heart.
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“So you think we should wing the whole PDA thing…or maybe practice a little?”
“Definitely practice.” I can’t help but grin. “A lot.”
Skye bites her soft lip. “You’re probably right.”
I am. And that makes her very nervous.
“No maybe about it.” I flash what I hope is a reassuring smile, not one that divulges the fact that I woke up with an aching cock and her on my mind.
“Okay, how should we—”
I stop her awkward, breathless question by kicking away from my stool. The legs drag across the tile as I stand. That’s the only sound in the room besides the distant crash of surf and her suddenly rapid breathing.
“Come here.” I crook my finger.
She blinks, then slowly shuffles toward me. The moment she’s close enough, I circle an arm around her waist, wrap my hand around her nape, and pull her flush against me.
Her shocked little gasp sends a thrill zipping through me. We’re nearly nose to nose. My mouth hovers a breath above hers. And I don’t give her time to get nervous or second-guess herself. Nope. I dip my head and seize her lips.
The moment our mouths meet, an electric sizzle jolts through my veins—hot, pervasive, shocking. Sure, I usually enjoy kissing, but this… It’s more. It’s beyond. I don’t bother letting her get used to me or learning her slowly. I can’t seem to downshift or back off. I want this too much.
Between one heartbeat and the next, the desire I’ve restrained since she walked in the door with a cup of coffee and a nervous smile comes off its leash. I barge deep into her mouth, reveling as she curls her arms around my neck, slides her tongue along mine, and whimpers. I don’t stop kissing her until she melts. Until she rubs against me. Until I own that mouth.
Jesus, I didn’t expect to lose my fucking head, especially this fast…
Desperately sucking in air, I dig my fingers into her soft flesh, grinding my lips—and my cock—against her. I suck in her sweetness, inhaling her hint-of-coconut scent, hearing the little catches at the back of her throat, while staring at her closed eyes and rapt face. She consumes all my senses. I’m attuned to her. Only her. Always her? The way I feel now, I can’t imagine getting enough of Skye. The lust she incites pounds me like a hurricane. I’ve never experienced anything quite like this. So, yeah, I’m going to need more.
How soon can I get her into bed?
About the Author:
Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than seventy novels. For twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.
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