Of Blood and Orchids
Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : K.R. Wilson
Word Count :36250
Publication Date :2005-06-30
Series : #
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- Product Code: 978-1-55410-585-4
Joanne 'Joy' Smith wants to be happy, successful and loving life's physical pleasures, but how can she when her innocence was savagely taken away.
Raphael D'Onofrio works hard and plays hard. He has no need for long-term relationships or human attachments, but when Joy asks for his help he can't refuse her. When he investigates her attack will it end their friendship and kill what they are trying hard to avoid? Or will he learn that exposing his heart is worth any risk?
"Supreme Beings of Leisure, Lamb."
She watched his slow, secret smile as he walked over to the tub, holding open a huge towel. She breathed out and stood up as he covered her with the towel. Water dripped from her body. Her eyes lingered on the window. It was pitch black out and she could see a couple entwined on their bed. The man's hips rhythmically circled between the woman's legs. Joy averted her eyes.
Raphael helped her out of the tub wrapping her with the towel. Joy adjusted the towel around her body.
"Check the pocket on the outside."
He unzipped the pocket took out the lotion. Joy reached out her hand to get the lotion.
He pushed her hand away. "Sit on the bed," he said authoritatively.
Her mouth gaped open then she shut it and sat down. Her body shook but not from the cold. He was going to touch her everywhere. But what was equally unsettling was his expressionless face. What was he thinking?
"From this point forward no talking. If I touch, you in a way that is uncomfortable let me know, nonverbally. You have to let me know, Joy."
She shook her head "yes".
"Genitalia are off-limits until we get to that stage. Also, if there is a way you want me to touch you, show me. Don't tell me! Understood?"
She shook her head again.
"One more thing, Joy. Do you want me to take off my clothes?"