April Angel Spotlight
Kayla Santomas has never been on a blind date. Ever. One bad
marriage and way too many useless relationships have convinced her to allow her
best friend to set her up. Tired of dating frogs, she decides she wants dinner
with a nice guy as a birthday present to herself. Who knows? He might not be so
After losing part of his leg in Afghanistan, Ryan Mitchell lost
interest in dating and even worse, the urge to get aroused. He finally gives
into his badgering family and decides to go back into the dating world. What better
way to do it than to allow his brother and friend to set him up? According to
them, he needs the extra help.
Sparks fly between Kayla and Ryan. Each quickly realizes that they
want more time with the other. Hours rush past them in a blur. But when Ryan
says something that Kayla misinterprets, will this be the end of a great night?
Ryan will have to forget his pride and say what's inside in order to keep her.
Ryan Mitchell sat on his bed with a huff. He was sweaty and
tired, and he needed a shower. His prosthetic had been the only thing on his
mind, until now. For the past few days all he could think of was the blind date
coming up tomorrow. He stripped off his clothes and glanced down at his
prosthetic leg in the mirror.
Insecurity, something he’d never felt before he was injured,
filled him. Social functions had turned into gruesome exercises of pity. So
he’d stopped interacting with most people. And now his brothers had ganged up
on him. Even the army counselor had told him he needed to do something to move
on. Ever since he’d come home with a missing leg, he’d lost all interest in
dating. It had taken some serious nagging to get him to relent and allow a
friend of Cal’s to hook him up.
A knock on his door sounded just as he was reaching for a
towel. “Come in.”
His brother, Calvin, gave him the once over. “You all right,
Cal sat on Ryan’s bed as if nothing were wrong, but Ryan
knew his brother wanted to make sure he was ok after all the exercise they’d
done playing basketball. Ryan was still trying to get used to the new leg, and
this was the first time he’d played hoops with the guys since getting it.
“I’m fine.” He clenched his jaw, hoping the pain would
diminish once he soaked in hot water. At least that’s what the physical
therapist had told him. He’d rather sew his lips shut than admit to being in
pain and end up in a hospital with his mother hovering over him again.
Cal grabbed a green, squishy stress-relief ball from the
bedside table, threw it up in the air, and caught it. Then he did it again,
settling back into Ryan’s pillows. Why Ryan decided to live next door to his
brother, he had no clue.
“Was there something else?”
“So…the blind date. That’s tomorrow after your tests, huh?”
Cal tossed, caught, and squeezed the ball in his grip. The soft material made a
whining sound with each crush of the rubbery material.
His brother stared up at the ceiling and continued to
torture the squishy ball. “So…I understand you don’t want her to know the
extent of your injuries. Not backing out, are you?”
Ryan might have tried to relieve Cal if he wasn’t lying on
the bed all sweaty. “No, now get off my bed. You’re putting your funk on my
Cal caught the ball in his hand and smirked. “Dude,
seriously, you need to get laid. The stick up your ass needs to be removed
soon. It’s messing up your game. You’re not going to relax until you get some.
I’ve heard she’s pretty, so don’t scare her by being all grumpy like you have
been lately.” He strolled to the door. When he reached the bedroom entrance, he
turned toward Ryan. “You sure you don’t need any painkillers?”
Ryan didn’t fault his brother for his concern. They’d all
had a hard time dealing with his situation when he’d come home half dead, but
it was getting old.
“I’m good.” Inhale. Exhale. Taking slow steps and ignoring
the shooting pain, he made his way to the bathroom and shut the door.
“Call me if you need anything,” Cal shouted. Ryan heard the
stomping of his brother’s heavy steps as he headed toward the front door.
Whenever his family brought a woman around for him to meet,
all he saw was the pity in their eyes. He wanted someone who didn’t care that
he’d been injured. His biggest reason for giving a blind date a shot was to see
if there was a remote possibility that some random woman could like him even
with his disability. It was time to put it to the test.
He didn’t want to live like a hermit. Besides, it was
worrying him that he wasn’t aroused anymore. At every turn his family had tried
to set him up with single females, but all he saw were sad looks. And those sad
looks reminded him of his loss. And that shoved all thoughts of getting
personal with any of those women down the drain. That was not what he wanted in
Stranded together, their passions will
she’d never noticed before in Max was evident in his eyes. She watched him curl
his large hand over her much smaller one. Her heart beat so loudly in her ears
she feared he might hear it. He brought her hand to his lips and kissed it.
Fire roared in her blood, and her breath hitched. He turned her hand over and
brushed a warm, firm kiss over her palm while they stared at each other.
Kara has a deep dislike for her boss, Max. She
also wants him so badly it’s making her nuts. He’s a workaholic, a robot man.
And he’s never shown the least bit of interest in her or anything else that
wasn’t recorded in the corporate minutes. But when their plane crashes on the
way to a meeting, leaving them stranded on a deserted island…just the two of
them, all alone with all that ocean around them…Kara decides it’s time to start
living. And by living, she means using Max for all the hot sex she’s been
Max wants Kara—has wanted her for a long time.
Unable to come out and cross the line between professional and personal, he
makes her accompany him on business trips just to have her around. When they
crash land and Kara shows him how much she wants him, he decides to quit being
so professional and take the woman of his dreams. After all, what happens in
the middle of nowhere, stays in the middle of nowhere. Until they’re rescued.
Back in the real world, things aren’t as easy.
Kara is afraid to start a relationship with a man who completely ignored her
until she took off her clothes, and Max is afraid she’ll never be able to trust
him. But when someone makes it clear that Kara’s in danger, Max has more to
protect than Kara’s feelings. And now that he has her, he’s not about to let
“I’d never put you in danger.” Deepened to rough
gravel, the sound of his voice made her pussy throb and blood thicken in her
Somehow she knew what he said was the truth.
“Kiss me, Max.”
The words were barely out of her lips when he
dragged her onto his lap and their lips met in desperation. Her arms twined
around his neck. Pulling him closer, she brought her chest flush to his. Heat
took over every cell of her body. His kiss devoured her. Lord, the man was a
kissing god. With soft strokes of his tongue, he caressed the inside of her
mouth. Whimpering in the back of her throat, she moved restlessly on his lap.
The long, steel length of his cock was poking at her ass. He glided his hands
under her top, making her belly flesh quiver. When his warm hands touched her
skin, desire increased inside her tenfold. Breaths turned to pants. Her body
thrummed with arousal. She tuned everything but the sight of him out of her
She pulled back and smiled. “I want you, Max.”
He frowned and took a deep breath. “Kara, you’re
Determined, she shook her head and cut him off.
“No, Max. I’m alive.”
She smiled again and pulled off her top. Her bra
was now the only barrier between her breasts and his hands. Swollen into tight
points, the peaks of her nipples called for his touch under the satiny
material. A combination of lust, hunger, and desperation flared in his eyes.
His usually light gray eyes darkened to that of a murky, stormy day.
“Fuck, Kara. I want you too, but I don’t have
Air fought its way into her lungs. “I’m clean
and on birth control.”
He continued to frown. “I’m clean too, but are
In a smooth move worthy of any professional
stripper, her hand reached behind her back, unsnapped her bra, and pulled it
off. “Fuck me, Max. I want you inside me, right now.”
His hands curled around her head and held her
immobile. Raw hunger made her body shudder. Their kiss turned into a greedy
need to consume each other. Moisture gathered in her pussy, and an incessant
throbbing took hold between her thighs. In a frantic mating, their tongues
danced, rubbed, and curled over each other until passion overrode all else.
Blind lust shot through her when she rocked her hips over his hard cock.
He kissed wet trails from her jaw to her breasts
until he was sucking on one of her erect nipples. Her pussy clenched when he
enveloped her breast with his firm lips. Soaked in her cream, her thong became
a new point of friction on her swollen pussy lips. She tore at his shirt. A
wanton urgency took hold of her and guided her actions. To feel his skin on
hers became her only mission.
When he helped her take the shirt off, she
splayed her hands over his bulging shoulders and sighed. When his warm muscles
contracted, she groaned. He was a work of art. His chest was corded with
muscles and bronzed to perfection. Just looking at him made her pant. Whimpers
rushed past her lips when his teeth grazed her turgid nipple.
“Oh, yes. Do that again.”
Again, he sucked and then nipped at the tight
bud. She moaned and pushed her chest further into his face. He released her
nipple from his lips and rolled the wet tip between his finger and thumb,
tweaking the sensitive flesh while his mouth latched onto the other one for a
taste. She dug her nails into his shoulders, holding him in her grip while
rocking her hips over his cock. Movement made her open her eyes. Max had made
the seat flatten back so that it was the size of a double bed.
A smile curled her lips when she gazed into his
almost-black eyes. He motioned for her to stand. Once she did, he moved his
hands to her white pants and slowly pulled the linen material, along with her
thong, down her legs. With every inch of skin he exposed, he placed a kiss on a
body part. First it was her stomach. Then it was her hip when he lowered the
material down her legs. Her knee came next and finally her calf. Afterward he
kissed his way back up to her stomach. She groaned and stood in place. He
licked circles on her stomach and around her belly button. He caressed her
breasts, down the sides of her breasts to her waist, and squeezed the flare of
her hips. She took a choppy breath. He fluttered his fingertips down from her
hips toward her core, and she bit her lip to keep from moaning. When he massaged
her thighs, she was ready to beg him to touch her. Before she had a chance to,
he moved a hand between her legs and dipped his fingers between her waxed pussy
He groaned. “Fuck, Kara. You’re so hot and wet.
Is that for me, baby?”
“God, yes. Just for you.” She moaned.
Each dip of his fingers into her wet sex made
her whimper louder.
He stood, and she had to tilt her head back to
look him in the eye. His eyes were sexy, stormy. He put his arms around her
waist and held her tight to him. Their hearts beat in a furious, identical
gallop. He switched their positions and pushed her to lie on the bed.
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She crashed his party and became his prize…
According to one annoying Drex Callum, Chris is a “nosy reporter.” And maybe
she is. She’s heard of the super secretive event known as the Seduction Party,
and she won’t be content until she finds a way in. The last thing she expects
to find is that Drex is the host. She’ll never get an invitation from her
nemesis—unless she finds a way to get one herself. And breaking into his house
is nothing if it means getting the scoop. But what she gets instead is an
eye-full of the man himself, half-naked and more than she’d ever dreamed he
could be in all her teenage fantasies.
Drex has been fantasizing about Chris forever, and now that she’s a grown
woman, he still has a hard time treating her like one. So when she shows up at
the Seduction Party—on the auction chair!—he’s got no other choice but to teach
that nosey woman a lesson. He never dreamed sex could be like this, with Chris
in his room, tied to a bed, asking him for stuff that blows his mind…
But when things turn ugly, it becomes clear that someone wants the nosey
reporter dead. And Drex will have his hands full trying to keep his prize
Chris was ready to kill somebody, preferably one Drex
Callum. He’d made it a point to ignore all her calls for help. She’d twice sent
a man to find him and all he’d said was, “Mr. Callum apologizes, but he is busy
at this time.” What the hell was his problem with her? He knew she was there
and now some guy had bought her for the night. But he had looked so sexy in the
tux. The tight points of her nipples ached and swelled. Disgust over her body’s
reaction to him made her growl.
She was tied to a bed for fuck’s sake. On the positive side,
at least they hadn’t stripped her of the tiny dress and her legs were still
The sound of the door opening had her jerking her gaze to
the entrance. There, looking so good it should be illegal, was Drex, and he was
smiling at her.
“Oh, thank God it’s you. Hurry up and get me loose before
whoever bought me gets here.” Alarm filled her. She hadn’t finished speaking,
and he was already shaking his head in a negative.
“You know I can’t do that. We have rules here. I told you
not to come tonight. Told you not to do anything you’d regret.” He smiled,
locked the door, and then removed his tux jacket.
As usual, temper got the best of her. “I don’t regret
coming, you dick. What I regret is thinking you were here to offer some kind of
help. So…what? Are you just going to leave me tied here for some jerk to try
and fuck me? At the mercy of the sick bastard who bought me?”
Was it wrong to wish he hadn’t noticed how hard her nipples
had gotten as soon as he’d walked in the door? Fire shot through her veins at
his proprietary look. He raked his gaze up and down her body before fastening
on to hers.
“Hmm, yes. I think I will.” While watching her, he took off
his cuff links and dropped them on the dresser.
Lust shot straight to her cunt. “What…what are you doing?”
He formed his lips into a feral grin. “Undressing.” He
popped open buttons and slid the white shirt off to reveal his wide, powerful
chest. He shifted, his muscles flexing under his smooth bronzed skin. Her
fingers itched to touch. He threw his shirt to the side, which left his top
half fully revealed.
Moisture pooled in her pussy. “What…why?”
Heat pricked under her skin. Her gaze drifted to his waist,
where he was unbuckling his belt. She gulped and looked up at him. He twisted
his lips into a devilish grin. “I’m the sick bastard who bought you and the
jerk who is going to fuck you.”
Well, damn. Never in her wildest dreams had she ever come up
with this scenario. Sure, back when she’d been a teenager she’d had a stupid
crush on Drex, but then he’d turned into a jerk and she’d quickly gotten over
it. Now though, he was not acting the jerk. In fact, every deliberate move he
made only enticed her to want to know what else he planned to do.
Excitement hurled through her body. “Don’t be stupid. You
don’t even like me. Quit messing around and let me loose.” The words ended in a
small whimper as he continued to strip. Her body hummed in need the moment his
pants came off. Arousal slapped her in the gut when she saw his long, thick
erection pointing straight up.
He strolled to the bed. His muscular, powerful legs flexed
with each stride. There didn’t seem to be a single ounce of fat anywhere on
him. Unbidden thoughts of checking out his ass made her crane her neck to the
“I never said I didn’t like you.” He trailed his long
fingers up her foot, calf, and higher to her thigh with every step he took, “In
fact, I want you. Have wanted you for a long time. More than want you.”
Shivers crawled up her spine. She whimpered softly. “Don’t
He hovered above her, only inches from her face. Rugged
masculinity oozed from him. “I plan to do a lot more than just tease you.”
A quick flutter of their lips was her first taste of him. Looking
for a deeper touch, she lifted her head off the bed, but he moved his lips to
nuzzle her neck. Her lids dropped as his warm mouth trailed up her ear.
“I’m going to fuck you for all the times I’ve wanted to but
didn’t. Fuck you until I am the only man your body recognizes.”
She moaned as his words turned into images of their twined
bodies in her head.
He licked the shell of her ear, twirling his wicked tongue
in circles. “Do you want me to? Want me to fill you until you can’t see
For the first time since she’d been an infatuated teenager,
she wanted to be his. Past her lips before her brain had enough time to stop
it, she groaned the answer. “Yes, please…I want you.”
Every morning, Alexandra drinks in the sexy vision of Mr.
Buff through his office window across the street. He takes his workouts
seriously, and Alexandra never misses the opportunity to see him return, sweaty
and pumped, to his office suite to shower. Turns out Andrew enjoys the view
just as much as she does and can’t take his eyes off the woman who makes his
But when Alexandra bumps into Mr. Buff at a club, things go from visual to
physical. And much to her delight, she learns that Mr. Buff is really Mr.
Dominant. She loves spending time with him and getting to know him the way
nature intended, but she’s looking for more than a fling. How’s she supposed to
make Mr. Buff realize he’s Mr. Right?
“So? What’s he
doing? Come on, come on. Stop holding out already.” The soft, feminine voice on
the other end of the line whined like a child.
Alexandra rolled her eyes and tried not to smile. Why in the world had she
decided to tell Nina about Mr. Buff? Every morning, like clockwork, she’d get a
call from her best friend and cousin requesting updates. Wound up and ready to
pant, she looked into the office right across the street.
The large, sparkling glass windows on both buildings allowed her to view the
man walking around. She drank in the sight of the large, buff body, hence the
name Mr. Buff. The man definitely took his workouts to heart.
“Alex! What’s Mr. Buff doing now, chica? Tell me please, please, pretty
pleeease?” Her fiery cousin, Nina, was a pain in the neck when she thought she
was missing out on something good—especially information about one sexy,
half-naked man, a man currently running long fingers through his impeccably cut
Alex watched a few locks fall across his forehead. “Not much. He’s about to put
his shirt on.”
“Crap. Listen, I have to go, but you have to record this stuff on your phone
and e-mail it to me. Stop being so selfish and share. You know I don’t have a
man right now. I can use all the visual stimulation I can get.”
She hung up on her cousin’s laughter and continued watching the top contestant
to fulfill all her fantasies dress. Under an idyllic trance, she visualized the
rest of him when he was in the shower. Excitement hurled through her at the
thought of getting a peek at Mr. Buff in the wet room. A streak of unbidden
desire whisked through her veins and raced down to her cunt.
Her brain, better than any digital calendar, had recorded his schedule down to
the minute. Each morning, he walked into his office wearing his workout gear.
In running shorts and tank top, his body glistened with perspiration. Every
time she got a glimpse of all that sweat-covered brawn, her nipples pebbled.
In wide-eyed enthrallment, she watched him head into the bathroom attached to
his office to shower. Every single day it was the same. He walked out in his
suit pants but never the shirt. She wondered if he had some kind of conspiracy
against her hormones. The display of contracting muscle made her breath hitch.
His powerful back and amazing, tight ass were sending out Morse code signals,
beguiling and inciting her interest.
His white, tailored dress shirt cut the visual feast short. She had to bite
back the urge to scream. Not that he would hear her, but her coworkers sure
Why not just go over there and ask the man out? Typically, she would have done
that already. Found out his name, instead of just calling the poor, sexy,
strapping creature Mr. Buff, at the very least. “Go after what you want” was
her motto in every aspect of her life; she was a self-assured woman. Until
recently, she didn’t lack self-confidence. Thanks to her ex, her confidence had
taken a whipping some months back.
Jerk-off Jack had been cheating, and the confrontation that followed was not
pretty. Questions that had never existed before rose with his words: “You’re a
control freak, Alexandra. No man wants a woman telling him what to do in the
sack. Sometimes I want to be the one leading. You’re too aggressive. You’re a
good fuck, but not someone I could ever be with long term. I even wonder if
you’re faking it at times.” Oh yeah, Jerk-off Jack had definitely let loose.
Would she be able to find a man who would want her, deal with her for who she
was and not try to change her? At thirty-three she was tired of the dating
scene. Was it so wrong that she wanted to meet someone and maybe settle down?
Alexandria refocused her mind, her vision still glued to Mr. Buff. Oh shit. He
was watching her. Heat crawled across her skin and settled over her cheeks.
Embarrassed, she gave him the usual small smile and microsecond wave.
His wicked grin turned the man from handsome to outright gorgeous when he waved
back. Balling and holding papers in a death grip, she dropped her gaze. All she
needed was for the man to think she had some kind of sick fetish for watching
Wicked Valentine (Sizzling
Encounters Book 2)
Who knew being wicked could be this fun?
Maxwell Stone has wanted Sabrina for over a year. But Nina’s the ultimate
professional and has no intention of getting involved. That is, until the night
she gets a little tipsy and finds herself begging for his touch.
After an intense night of making Nina’s sexual fantasies come true, Max finds
he doesn’t want to let her go. Nina wants Maxwell too, but she won’t put her
job on the line for any man. She loves the passion they shared, but when she’s
invited to the Wicked Valentine Ball, she decides it’s time to put Max out of
her mind. Of course, the last thing she expects is for him to be her escort.
And she doesn’t expect to find someone else trying to keep them apart.
What in the hell was wrong with this picture? She was at a retreat, or what she
liked to think of as a stupid idea someone with too much time had come up with
to push her and her coworkers into learning to communicate better, get a feel
for what each employee wanted to get out of the job, and figure out a way to
provide better service…and some other crap she couldn’t remember at the moment.
Why in the world did she have to be there? She slapped her calf, killing off
another mosquito. Darkness enveloped the group around the campfire, which made
it easy for her glance over to the side and chug on the wine bottle, the one
she had strategically placed next to the tree trunk she sat on. Everyone was so
involved in “sharing” that they didn’t notice her getting drunk in the back,
alone. And that was perfectly fine by her.
If only they would stop the incessant chatter already and send her off to bed,
giving her some peace. But if she went to bed in her very lonely cabin, she
wouldn’t be able to watch Max.
She glanced off to the side, as if admiring the scenery, and took another gulp
of wine, the fruity flavor no longer bursting on her tongue but mixing with the
lingering sweetness from her previous swig.
“Sabrina?” Eve’s sharp tone made her jerk to face the rest of the group.
Normally she wouldn’t mind being called by her real name, though everyone
outside of work knew her as Nina, but the way Eve said it, with so much
severity, it made her want to wince.
The outdoors and nature did nothing to smooth out Eve’s harsh features. Nor did
she look anywhere near friendly with the glare she directed toward Nina. Nina
had to fight the urge to giggle every time Eve looked at her that way. Eve
reminded her of Cruella de Vil.
“I asked if there was anything you’d like to add to the discussion?”
Nina’s gaze slid past Eve to lock on Max. His lips quirked, almost like he knew
exactly what she’d been doing. Too bad he was so far away and there were all
those people there, or she’d finally do something about the attraction that
didn’t let her sleep. She was ready to finally give in to temptation and have
her way with him. Screw the fact that they worked together. Or better said, she
worked for him.
“No, Eve. I think what you have shared covers all the important points we’re
here to discuss.” Lie. She had no clue what Eve had been saying.
Eve’s frown smoothed, and she lifted her chin. “Thank you, Sabrina.” She turned
back to the others, effectively dismissing her. “As I was saying…”
Nina shut Eve’s low, droning voice out of her mind again and peeked down a
passageway between the trees. There was enough light from the campsite, she
could just make out her way down the path. Curiosity got a hold of her. She
stood on wobbly legs and blinked. The group spun out of focus for a second.
Nina took a few steps toward the dimly lit passage in the woods before she
turned to Max’s enquiring voice. “I’m just going to the ladies room for a
moment.” She pointed in the direction of the trees.
“Wait! That’s not…”
She ignored Max’s call to her and strolled off, breaking twigs and dead leaves
with each step. Mosquitoes nibbled on her legs, each bite a constant reminder
that she wished she was home in her bed, relaxing, or at least with someone
that would help her fight the arousal shooting through her whenever she glanced
at Max. But she’d broken up with her last boyfriend a while back. Since he
didn’t get the message that she was no longer interested, she had stopped going
to the places she might encounter him.
With each step she took, the sound of the river beckoned her in its direction.
Her foot caught, and she tripped on a branch. She squealed as the earth tilted
in front of her. Rocky ground rushed up to meet her face.
A strong pair of hands grabbed her by the waist and hauled her backward. “I got
you.” Max’s deep voice caressed her ear while he helped her straighten.
Swooshing from water streaming nearby and crickets, somewhere in the vicinity,
were the only sounds to be heard. Each noise drove home the fact she was
outdoors and anyone could come by, not that she cared.
He shifted her in his arms until she faced him, her front leaning heavily into
his muscled body. She sighed, glancing up into his shadowed face. Not that she
needed light to know what his delectable square jaw looked like. Or how
brilliant his blue eyes were. He leaned back into a thick tree trunk, pulling
her with him.
Slow caresses trailed down her back, making her shiver and her blood thicken in
her veins. With each intimate touch, her body throbbed. It was time to stop
torturing herself. She couldn’t fight her body any longer.
“I think you’ve had a few too many, beautiful. Let’s get you back to your
“No.” She lifted on the tips of her trainers, curled her hands around his neck,
and pulled his head down to her. “Now stop torturing me, and kiss me, damn it.”
He groaned softly. “Sabrina, you’ve definitely had too much to drink. Sneaking
in wine was not part of the agenda, you know.” He stroked down her spine to the
curve of her ass and palmed her cheeks.
She huddled closer, cradling his erection in the juncture of her thighs. “I
know it wasn’t, but Eve is boring. And it’s not that I’ve had too much too much
to drink. I’ve just had enough, Max. I’m tired of fighting this. I want you.”
“Baby, you hate my guts.” He chuckled, lowered, and dropped a kiss on her nose.
Arousal gathered inside her, heating her blood by more degrees than she cared
to admit. “No. I don’t hate you. I just don’t like that I want you so much.”
She kissed his jaw, loving the sound of his sharp inhale when she licked his
Breaths mingled, gazes connected, and wet heat dripped from her sex. It was
pure torture to have his sexy mouth so close and not get a taste. “Just kiss
me, Max. I need you.”
Peaks of tension zigzagged inside her and made her shudder. He held her neck
with one hand, tilted her head back, and swooped down for a kiss. Potent need,
unlike any she’d ever felt before, possessed her. She whimpered into the
sensual kiss. Each swipe of his tongue over hers added kindling to the
explosions going off inside her. She raked her nails down his T-shirt, over his
hard-muscled chest, and to his jeans. “Fuck me.”
He drew back from their kiss, ending the twining of their tongues. A scowl,
deeply etched on his face, showed his disbelief at her words. But this time she
wasn’t going with logic. She decided to give in to what her body desired. And
it desired Max.
“Sabr—” One soft moan left his lips when she gripped his cock over his jeans.
“Max, this isn’t a game. I want to see you.” She panted, unbuckling his belt.
“I want to touch you.” Excitement rushed through her, urging her to unzip his
jeans. “I want to taste you…”
Sizzling Encounters Book Three
Will gambling with her heart bring her luck
Lucky is a top event planner with a loving
family and the job of her dreams. But she’s not at all lucky in love. Her last
relationship ended in a spectacle she’s been trying to forget. Then a chance
encounter leads her into the arms of Jared Thomas, one incredibly sexy man who
makes more than her heart throb.
Jared loves women—he just doesn’t trust them.
He’s lived a hard life, where misplaced trust can mean death. But when he meets
the sexy Latina, he wants to get close enough to find out if she’s worthy of
more than just play time. And the gloriously hot sex doesn’t disappoint. He
wants to make her his, body, mind and soul…if two people with trust issues can
stay together long enough…
∞ ∞ ∞ ∞
Luciana whipped her head toward the familiar
voices of Alex and Nina. She smiled wide when she spotted the two women, past
the masses of travelers by the luggage pickup, heading in her direction.
She rushed forward and enveloped both in a group
hug. “I missed you so much!”
“We missed you too, prima!” Alex’s soft voice
whispered in her ear.
She pulled back. Both women wore fun, colorful
outfits and sandals. Like her, they were on the curvaceous side, voluptuous,
with full bodies, as her mom liked to say. All three also had long dark hair
and the cinnamon-toned skin that came from their Latin heritage. Only Lucky had
the blue-black hair. She was also a few years younger than Alex and older than
Nina. It made her the cream in their cookie sandwich.
Fascinated with how dazzling both women looked,
she gaped openly at them. If they radiated any more happiness, she’d need
sunglasses. Alex glowed with her pregnancy. Meanwhile, Nina’s eyes danced,
filled with joy. Her heart ached that she’d been missing out on the comings and
goings of her best friends.
“You look about ready to burst with
joy—especially you, Alex.” She grinned.
Nina laughed. “Not so much what we’re doing, but
what is being done to us.” She winked. “Tu sabes.”
Yeah, she knew, all right. Those sparkling dark
eyes of theirs told enough of the story for her not to wonder. And if what
she’d heard about Alex’s husband and Nina’s fiancé was true, they were both
getting done quite well. Sadly, Lucky had been very unlucky in that side of her
life. Her last relationship had gone down the drain when she’d mentioned family
and babies to her ex. Her chest hurt whenever she remembered the way things had
ended. Shit had hit the fan in the worst possible moment. Shaking her mind out
of the pity party it tended to head to, she smiled at the women.
“Come on, chicas. Let’s get out of here so you
can both fill me in on the wedding and what I’m supposed to do to make sure it
goes off without a hitch.” She tugged on the plastic handle of her suitcase and
headed for the exit, zigzagging her way around the bodies rushing to enter the
Sweat formed and dripped down her spine the
moment they hit the outdoors. Having come from Florida and the warm beach
weather, it was odd to have a higher temperature meet her in New York.
Nina winced. “I know. This weather sucks.” She
slipped on her sunglasses. “I should have just picked a date in the winter to
get married, but I really didn’t want to wait that long.”
Alex rolled her eyes and pointed to her
protruding baby bump, covered by her pretty purple tank top. “You should have.
I would have loved to fit into a regular dress instead of a muumuu.”
“Honey, you’re going to look gorgeous in your
dress.” Nina grinned.
“Gorgeous?” Alex lifted her brows high,
disbelief written all over her flushed face. “I’ll look like the sun—one big
Lucky choked on a giggle. “Alex!”
“It’s true.” She pouted. “I don’t care what you
say. I look terrible in all that yellow. Big and yellow. Lovely combination.”
“It’s gold, Alex.” Nina’s voice sounded tired.
As if they’d had that conversation multiple times before.
“Gold, yellow, does it matter?” Alex frowned, as
she pulled a bottle of water from her handbag and sipped.
“But Alex, you can—”
“Stop telling me I can wear it again.” She
groaned. “I don’t think I want to look like the sun in the future.”
Lucky grinned. It was nice to be back with
family. She was already enjoying the silly banter between her cousins. They
made their way to Nina’s navy-blue sedan. She followed behind Nina and Alex.
“So, when do I get to meet the groom?”
Belts snapped into place as Nina started the
car. “Tomorrow night. We’re having a private party at Come Again. You already
met Andrew at Alex’s wedding. This time you’ll meet my honey, Maxwell, and his
best friend, JT—who’s also his best man.”
The car took off suddenly, causing Lucky to jerk
in her seat. She bit back the usual “slow-down” retort she used on her sister.
It wasn’t that Nina was a bad driver. Lucky just didn’t like speed. Or cars.
“Tonight is just us girls.” Nina cheered.
“Ugh…I hate to be the party pooper here, but I
am just not up for late nights anymore,” Alex whined. She lifted her long hair
into a bun and used a clip to hold it in place.
“Aw. Poor baby.” Nina cooed. “Don’t worry, hon.
You are excused and may go home to rest those swollen little feet.”
Lucky sat back and retrieved a notebook. Time to
take down notes on her plans for the wedding.
She met Nina’s smiling gaze in the rear view
“Tonight is going to be a super special
surprise. I’m taking you somewhere awesome.”
“A club?” She wasn’t sure she was up to the
clubbing scene just yet.
“Nope. A private event. And that’s all I’m going
to tell you.”
Lucky opened her mouth to ask further questions,
but Alex cut her off. “Don’t even bother asking anything, chica. She’s already
said it’s a surprise. She’s obsessed with those things.”
“Hey! I will have you know, you all love my
surprises.” She clicked on the radio. The sounds of their favorite ’80s salsa
songs filled the car, and they all started singing along, completely out of
tune. She amended her previous thought. It wasn’t just nice to be back with her
family. It was awesome.
Hi! I'm Milly (AKA April Angel) I love to write sexy stories.
They're usually either paranormal or contemporary with a large dose of heat. My
paranormal stories can be anything from wolf-shifters (my favorites) to
witches, demons and anything in between. My contemporaries are usually anything
from soldiers to corporate romances.
I was born the prettiest part of the Caribbean known as the
Dominican Republic. Currently, I live in New York City with my hubby, the bossy
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