“I swear his low, rumbling voice vibrated all the way into my panties.”
“Braden, I don’t want anything to happen between us.”
He raised his eyebrow, clearly unconvinced.
“Tell that to your damp knickers, babe.”
“Why the hell did he have to be the human version of a sexually charged nuclear weapon?”
“We fuck, we have fun, and then we spoon. I don’t go home…”
“Babe, nice lingerie is for seducing a man. I’m already fucking seduced.”
“Our eyes collided as heat rushed up my arm. The tingling between my legs intensified, the need in my gut moaned with want. All I could see was Braden, all I could smell was Braden, and his body was so close I imagined I could almost feel all of his hard strength pressing against me. Right then I wanted nothing more than to pull him into the ladies restroom and let him screw me hard against the wall.”
“I just noticed a lack of ego in the room and thought ‘hey, where’s Braden?”
“What if I suggested we stopped pretending we’re fuck buddies too?”
“That’s why, as I was leaving for work, I sent him a text that said something I had never said to a guy before.
I’m sorry x
You have no idea how fast my pulse was racing after I added the kiss. One little kiss and my hands were shaking.”
“Are you insane? I’m not going to change my mind.”
“Yes you will.” Braden sighed. “We’re going to need each other through this. All of us. But if you can’t do that, then I’m going to play hardball. I’m going to do whatever it takes. Some of it will frustrate you, some of it will turn on, and some of it will hopefully really piss you off.”
“You are insane.”
“No.” We spun around to see Ellie standing in the kitchen doorway in her bathrobe, wearing a small, exhausted but determined smile. “He’s fighting for what he wants.”
“You’re afraid. I get it,” he bent to murmur comfortingly in my ear. “I know why you ran today, and I know why you’re running now. But shit happens, babe, there’s no protecting against it. You also can’t let it take over your life and rule your relationships with people. We need to enjoy the time we have, however long it’s going to be. Stop running.”
If you haven’t read On Dublin Street by Samantha Young yet I highly recommend it. You can read my review here.
This author is one of my new favorites and I’m eagerly waiting for whatever she writes next.