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Genre: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Blushing Books Publication
Publication Date: April 9, 2016
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EXCERPT (NR 17)
Eve welcomed the warmth of the afternoon sun after the chill of hearing that voice again, the same low, rugged voice that sent shivers up her spine and heat pooling between her legs that she could not forget this past week. She knew from the tone of his voice when he whispered his name he knew who she was, but she didn’t understand how he knew and she wasn’t waiting around to find out. Now that he had discovered part of the reason she was desperate enough to seek sex in such a manner, she figured he’d be only too happy to run as far from her as possible, eager as she was to put some distance between them.
“Give us a minute, will you?”
Eve struggled to swallow back a groan of unease. They managed to get to the parking lot before he caught up with them and her hopes of making a clean getaway from the man she spent the better part of a night getting naked with plummeted.
“Eve?” Carl looked from her pale face to the determined glint in Nathaniel’s eyes, wondering what was going on between them.
“It’s all right, Carl. Give me a moment to speak with Mr. Radcliff please.” She waited until he squeezed her arm and heard him walk away before turning around. She didn’t need to see him to feel his presence standing so close their bodies brushed. Taking a step back, she came up against the warm metal of Carl’s car. “What can I do for you Mr. Radcliff?” His reply dashed her hopes that using his last name would make him think she didn’t remember him.
“I would think, Ms. Sawyer, that after spending several hours heating up the sheets together, you’d know me well enough to call me by my first name.”
“Fine,” she snapped, not interested in trading barbs with him. “What is it you want, Nate?”
Nate braced his hands on the top of the car behind her, caging her in. “I want to know why you were there last week.”
She shifted uncomfortably, uneasy with her body’s reaction to his closeness. It wouldn’t do to let him know how last week’s encounter plagued her all week, how she had lain awake at night reliving each touch, each orgasm, until she was pulling out her vibrator, attempting and ultimately failing to achieve the heights he had driven her to.
“I suspect,” she answered, “for the same reason you were, a few hours of anonymous, uncomplicated sex.”
“And how long will that night satisfy you? A week, a month, before need and desire sends you back to that room?” His perverse insistence stemmed from wanting to know if she’d spent the past week as frustrated with their anonymity and the desire for more as he had.
His brash question had her face warming. He’d probably find her pathetic if he knew she already craved a repeat performance. For the first time in five years, her desire to return to the Hampton and indulge in sex with a stranger had nothing to do with the anniversary of the devastating loss of both her high school sweetheart and her sight. “That’s none of your business, or your concern. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I need to get going.”
Nate took a reluctant step back. He had no idea why he couldn’t let it go, let her go, all he knew was he had never been intrigued by or drawn to a woman with such a strong pull before. Discovering her blindness answered a few questions, but raised several more, like how often did Camille set her up and how had she found the courage to attempt rock climbing blind? Never one to run from a challenge, he persisted by changing the topic.
“Why rock climbing? I’d think you’d have enough challenges to cope with without adding to them.”
Eve’s first reaction was to snap back again that it was none of his business, but she wasn’t used to people, especially men, being so open and inquisitive with her. Most people tiptoed around her, coached their remarks and avoided any mention of her blindness. Nate’s blunt curiosity bordered on rudeness, but she enjoyed the refreshing novelty of it even though she had no intention of encouraging him.
“I enjoy engaging my mind and my body with new challenges,” she replied, leaving it at that. “Now, I really must go. Carl?”
“Right here pumpkin. Mr. Radcliff,” Carl said, holding out his hand. “It was nice to meet you.”
“Same here,” Nate murmured as he watched them get in the car. He hoped being able to put a face and a name to his mystery woman ended this ridiculous infatuation he had developed.
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