Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : Patti Shenberger
Word Count :18250
Publication Date :2011-06-19
Series : #
Heat Level :
- Product Code: 978-1-55487-406-4
Just a heartbeat away from scoring with a sexy bachelor, is Taylor willing to sacrifice it all for one night of hot, explosive no-holds barred sex?
Taylor Caldwell has a dream assignment – photograph one of the sexiest bachelors in Key West. But can she keep up with this seductive, sophisticated man? Rick Rossman wants nothing more than to peel away the layers that hide the real sexy siren behind the camera lens and he is bound and determined to get her in his bed before the weekend is over.
It was a tender kiss, not what she expected. A slow sweeping of his tongue against hers, driving the breath from her and leaving her clutching at his shoulders for more. She pushed against his chest, needing to get away and needing to stay even more. "No, this isn't going to solve anything, I don't think--"
"For once, don't think, just feel. Don't take the time to weigh out the options. Jump in headfirst and see where it takes you. What can it hurt, Taylor? What do you have to lose?" Rick asked, watching her face, waiting for her reaction.
He held out his hand and waited for her to take it.
Taylor gnawed on her bottom lip. What did I have to lose? For all the times I have said no, done the right thing, the appropriate thing, where has it gotten me? Nowhere. She wasn't a child, didn't need anyone else's permission, she could make her own decision and she didn't have to defend them to anyone.
She lifted her hand and put it in Rick's.
He pulled her to him, onto his lap as he sat down. Tugging off the ponytail wrapper, he threaded his fingers through her hair. "I'll never hurt you, you have to know that."
"I do know that," she whispered as he lowered his face and captured her lips with his. His mouth slanted over hers as she gave herself up to him.
She wanted him, she needed him and she was going to have him, knowing that whatever happened from this moment on wouldn't change the outcome. Taylor couldn't get enough of him, lacing her hands around his neck, her nails raking the back of his head as she drew him closer.
Gasping for air, she tore her mouth from his and then dared to look up at him. His breathing was as ragged as hers. If she thought he wasn't affected, she was seriously mistaken. She could feel his heart pounding against her chest.
"Take me, Taylor. Take me for your pleasure. Do whatever you want with me. However you want it."
Her breath caught in her throat at his words. Can I do it? More importantly, will I do it?
"I want you, Taylor, but the decision is yours. I won't force you to share my bed."
Taylor stood, her legs unsteady, feeling the intense heat of his stare on her body. She reached back and untied the strings of her bikini, letting the top fall to the deck floor. Next, she slid the bikini bottoms over her hips, pushed them down and stepped out of them. Moving forward, she helped Rick slide down his trunks before climbing atop him on the chaise lounge.