Hello, everyone! I hope you are having a great Saturday. I thought I would share a little bit of Conner and Jillian with you today.
A LITTLE HARMLESS FASCINATION
“Do you always drive so fast?” he asked.
She smiled at him, liking this version of Conner better than the FBI agent she knew, or the man who had shown up just a few days earlier. There was still that air of danger around him. There was no way he could diminish it. This was a danger of another sort, and it had anticipation dancing over her nerve endings.
“I like it fast.”
There was very little light, but she could see the change in his expression. “Really,” he said, his voice smoothing over the word and sending small sparks of excitement racing through her blood.
She had been right. He had been flirting with her. That thought made most of her brain melt on the spot. When she finally gathered her brain cells to answer, he had moved closer, resting his hand on her car behind her. She could smell him, that musky scent of his aftershave and…Conner. It took all her control not to lean in and sniff him.
“Yeah. But then, I know just how fast to go.”
His expression hardened and even in the dim light, she could see the flush on his cheeks. Knowing she was getting to him had her libido revving.
“Do you know what you’re messing with?”
She stepped closer. “I think that’s who, not what.”
His mouth curved. He slipped his hand around her waist, pulled her close, and kissed her.
At first gentle, then he deepened it, plunging his tongue between her lips. Everything in her yearned, wanted, needed. This man had been hitting all the points for days, and now she wanted him.
He moved and pressed his body against her. She would have to be dead not to feel his erection.
By the time he pulled back, her head was spinning and her heart was beating so hard, she thought she might pass out. Lord, the man was deadly with his mouth.
“Answer me one question?”
She couldn’t seem to open her eyes.
“Jillian, open your eyes.” When she didn’t respond, he snapped out, “Now.”
She did as he ordered before she even thought about it.
“Were you at Rough ‘n Ready for fun or was it really research for a book?”
She smiled, knowing it would irritate him. She wanted to push him just to see his reaction and what it would do to her. “A little of both.”
He didn’t like that answer. She could tell by the way his eyes narrowed as he studied her. “I don’t think you know what you’re getting yourself into.”
“Why don’t you tell me about it, Conner.”
She heard the challenge in her voice, knew that she was definitely hitting some hot buttons for him.
He crowded her against her car. The heat of him surrounded her, and she wanted another kiss. Another taste of the paradise she knew he would be able to offer her. Conner leaned down.
When his mouth was within a centimeter of hers, he said, “When you want to do more than play games, you let me know, Jillian.”