Constant Craving is one of those kinds of books I love to write. Okay, I’m lying. I love to write all my books, lol. But Charity and TJ were fun. Nerds rule in this book, and it was fun to see the outspoken Charity fall in love.
Task Force Hawaii, Book 3
“I had a really good time tonight,” she said, as she stepped off the elevator and into the hallway.
“I did too.”
And then he said nothing else. He couldn’t. His mind had gone blank, as it had a few times during the date. For some reason, his palms were sweating and his heart was thumping hard against his chest. Hell, there was a good chance he might pass out if he wasn’t careful about it. He was more nervous than he had been the first time he had approached a girl to ask her out.
“I would like to do it again, if you’re open to it.”
He should say no. First, he rarely had women pursue him. It was probably old fashioned, but he liked to be the one who initiated interaction. Secondly, during the date, he had realized he wanted more than just the investigation. If she turned up clean, he wanted a real date. But, as he had proven throughout the day, he didn’t always think straight when it came to Charity.
“I’d like that too.”
She stopped at her door and smiled up at him. “Thanks again for tonight.”
She leaned in close, and he could catch her scent then. Lavender. With the smoothest of moves, she brushed her mouth against his and was pulling away before he was ready. Just a simple taste, one that called to something in him. Something primal. Instinct took over. He slipped his hands around her waist and drew her closer, deepening the kiss.
He slanted his mouth over hers again and again. The small moan she released sunk into his blood and caused the ancient beat of lust to grow louder. The world faded away. He wanted her. Right there. Right then. Without thinking, he pressed himself closer. His cock strained against the zipper of his cargo pants.
Charity wrapped her leg around his and slid it against his. Now. It had to be now. Then, he heard a door shut down the hall. Reality crashed down onto the pleasant lust-fueled moment, and he forced himself to step back.
She frowned, and without opening her eyes, she moved closer to him, but he stopped her.
Her eyes fluttered open, then he saw the heat in her cheeks.
“Well…that definitely escalated quickly.”