I am so excited for this book. Anthony was a hard nut to crack and now he is here for everyone to enjoy. One of the nice little things in this book was getting to visit with Marco and Alana–along with Jon who is a cutie. Also- Aeden makes an appearance. Readers get a few more hints about what went on with Wend and Aeden before she left for Africa.
I hope you enjoy the book and another peek at the Santinis. If you love Anthony as much as I do, please make sure you leave a review at your favorite retailer and tell your friends!
He chuckled. “Don’t sound so surprised.”
She stopped when she reached her door. “No, really. It’s more that I haven’t had a real date in forever, and it was nice just to relax.”
“Oh, you were relaxed? My hands were sweating the whole time.”
She looked at that seductive smile; the way he leaned against the wall, and knew this man did not have sweaty hands.
“Wanna come in for a drink?”
He shook his head, never taking his gaze from hers.
“I told you the truth earlier, Lalani. You test my control, and neither of us are ready to make that next step yet.”
He leaned forward and cupped her face. Slowly, he kissed her. This was not the same over the top passionate kiss from the other day. He nibbled at her lips, teasing her bottom lip before fully pressing his mouth against hers. Still, he took his time, before she felt the glide of his tongue against the seam of her lips. She opened willingly, wanting nothing more that to taste him. He was just the same as she remembered. Desire lanced through her veins, her blood pounding a primitive beat in her veins.
Needing more contact, she stepped closer, pressing her body into his as she slipped her hands around his waist. He shuddered and lifted his other hand to cup her face completely. It wasn’t enough. She wanted to feel his flesh against hers, to taste every inch of him…but he stepped back. They were both breathing heavily.
“I told you we needed time.”
Lalani had never been good at being denied pleasure, and she lashed out.
“Is this some kind of control thing with you?”
The moment she said it, she wished she hadn’t. She opened her mouth to apologize, but he stopped her by reaching up and rubbing his thumb against her lips.
“Not at all. I just want to make sure we both want it for the right reasons. And, as I told you, I don’t want some quick fuck. I want a long time with you in that bed, because I aim to take every second to enjoy.”