The Last Sunset
Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : Tim Smith
Word Count :9436
Publication Date :2017-07-15
Series : Key West Heat#1
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- Product Code: 978-1-4874-1110-7
A jilted bride runs away to Key West where she meets a mysterious beachcomber—but will she find true love again?
Tess Carter went to Key West after being abandoned at the altar, intending to let herself be washed out to sea. Her attempt at ending it all is thwarted by a rugged beachcomber she encounters who has a unique outlook on life. Is he on the level or hiding something sinister? Will Tess decide to give life and love another chance?
Samantha Merry bit her lips together, doing her best not to pout. Standing in her bra and panties in the middle of the kitchen, the air-conditioned cool air of the house pebbled her skin. Her Dom, Davis, sat in a chair, feet planted on the floor, staring straight at her, tapping a riding crop in the palm of his hand.
She did her best not to shiver at the thought of the crop smacking across her ass. Davis knew she enjoyed a spanking of any kind and denying her was punishment. He looks so damn handsome too, with his blond brush cut I love running my hands over, and his sculpted physique. Despite her best effort, her body quivered then as his green eyes pierced her gaze.
She inhaled a deep breath to calm down, knowing her hissy fit unwarranted. It wasn’t his fault that his job needed him to come in and finish a project. As the principle IT guy at an environmental firm, everyone had been working around the clock to see that everything was perfect for their new clients. This would bring in big money for everyone, plus he enjoyed his job. She couldn’t deny him that.
However… They’d been planning their summer vacation since Christmas, and she couldn’t help but be disappointed with the slight change in plans. Her school year as a Kindergarten teacher had ended two days ago, and she’d been packing for their trip while he continued to work long hours to finish up in order to join her on vacation.
She did her best to stand stock still. If she endured the small round of discipline, Davis might reward her. She decided to picture herself skinny dipping in the lake close to the cabin they’d rented. The thought reminded her she’d be without Davis for the first night. Without realizing it, her lips formed a pout, and her forehead crinkled in a frown. The slap of the riding crop against Davis’ hand snapped her to attention. Damn it…
“You’re sorely lacking in discipline today, my girl,” Davis commented.
At the lack of heat in his words, Samantha’s body relaxed, and the urge to cry welled up. “I’m sorry, Sir. I know you’re needed at work, and it’s important to you. It’s important to me too.” She sniffed back tears. “It’s just, well, I love teaching, but end-of-year reports are so time-consuming, not to mention stressful, and even though I love my job, I need the break. Plus, it’s always sad to see another class go after I’ve spent so much time with them over the year.”
“I know.” Davis held out a hand to her. “Come here.”
Samantha swallowed hard and stepped forward to take his hand. He pulled her onto his lap, and she curled up like a little girl, tucking her head under his chin. “I’ve missed you too,” she said, her voice sounding small. “I was really looking forward to leaving with you tomorrow, not going by myself.”
Davis kept the crop in one hand to remind her of his dominance and ran the fingers of his other hand through her hair. “I know. But I need you to go without me and get everything set up for when I get there. Then we will have lots of time to relax and play. I promise.” He threaded his fingers into the hair at the nape of her neck and tugged until her head tilted back enough for her to look at him. “If you’re a good girl and do what I ask, I will reward you in the most delicious ways possible.” For good measure, he yanked on her hair a little harder.