Being the youngest of four brothers, Gianni, Gee to everyone who knows him, has a lot to live up to. I am not always into the younger men and older women story line myself, but there was something about Kianna and Gee that was just so sweet.
The Santinis, Book 3
By the end of the night, Gianni was completely charmed. They’d spent the day all over Valdosta, including the Wild Adventures Theme Park. It had taken his mind completely off the worry of his deployment.
“I had a great time, Gianni.” She barely flirted, but those cute little smiles of hers had his head spinning.
“Thank you for spending the day with me.”
“It’s the least I can do,” she said.
“Well, there is one more thing you could do.”
“A kiss to remember you by.”
She blinked. “Uh…”
“Sorry, just…never mind.”
She leaned forward and gave him a kiss on the cheek. When she pulled back he was amazed she didn’t pat him on the head. That was just not going to do.
“That wasn’t a kiss, Kianna.”
God, he loved her name. It rolled off his tongue every time he said it. He could imagine what it sounded like when he groaned it.
Whoa, boy, slow down. He had an o dark thirty appointment with a plane. He just thanked his mother for her early training. He was packed and ready to go, so it made it easy for him to spend the entire day with Kianna.
“It wasn’t?” She shook her head. “Then what was it?”
She frowned. “Funny, I thought it was a kiss.”
He shook his head. “No. This is a kiss.”
He slipped his hand to the small of her back and stepped closer. Leaning down, he slammed his mouth over hers. She tasted sweet as he thought she would. Tempting, sugary…a decadent treat he wanted to gorge himself on. By the time he pulled himself back, they were both breathing heavily and he was busy convincing his body that there would be no reward tonight.
“Thank you for the wonderful day, Kianna.”
He gave her another brush of his mouth over hers. “I have your email. I hope you don’t mind a few emails from me.”
She smiled. “I wouldn’t have given you my card if I did.”
He opened her car door and waited for her to slide in before shutting it. “Drive safely.”
She nodded. “Be safe, Gianni.”
He watched her drive away, her taillights fading into the night before he walked to his truck. Just like every other military man, he was always looking forward to the homecoming even before he left..
He licked his lips and he could still taste her there. Now he had something more to look forward to when he returned.