Aloha Friday: Seductive Reasoning - Melissa Schroeder

Aloha Friday: Seductive Reasoning

June 9, 2017

The latest Harmless spinoff happened in A Little Harmless Revenge (formerly Rumor). Both Del and Emma made their first appearance in a Harmless book.

SEDUCTIVE REASONING

Task Force Hawaii, Book 1

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“Why do you live here?”

Okay, the conversation was turning weird. And when she noticed that, it was really, really odd. “Here? In Hawaii?”

“No. Here where the ocean is out your window every day.”

She glanced out the massive windows that showed her a view of the Pacific. The light waves rolled in from beyond the islands, and she sighed.  Sean had asked her the same question when she bought the condo. She finished off her snack and rubbed her hands together.

“I know it’s odd.”

He shook his head without taking his gaze from hers. “No. Not odd. Interesting.”

There was something else in his voice, but she didn’t really understand it.

“First of all, Sean picked the apartment. Secondly, I don’t blame the ocean for my parents’ death. That would be illogical.”

“And you’re not very illogical, are you?”

She shook her head, not taking her gaze from him as he approached her.

“See, that’s where we differ.”

“Oh?” It was the only thing she could say. He kept looking at her like…well, like he wanted to take a huge bite out of her.

“I have all kinds of illogical thoughts. All the time.”

His voice had deepened. It set off alarm bells in her head. “Indeed?”

“Like right now, when you get that snippy tone in your voice. It makes me want to kiss you.”

“I don’t get a…” then her voice trailed off as she realized what he had just said. “Kiss me?”

He nodded as he stopped in front of her. “Yeah, I do. All the time. Have you noticed that I don’t run the meetings anymore? I can’t. All I can think is that I really, really want to kiss you.”

Her brain went numb as heat spiraled through her.

“You don’t want to kiss me.”

He nodded again, his mouth kicking up on the right side. Damn him, and damn that crooked little smile. Every time she saw it, her bones seemed to liquify. He cupped her face and bent down to brush his mouth over hers. And just like that, her world exploded around her. He deepened the kiss, thrusting his tongue into her mouth, as she slipped her hands up over his shoulders and around his neck. Pressing against her, she could feel the long length of his erection, and her body lit up like the Aloha Friday fireworks.

Yes, she wanted this. Now. He lifted her up and she wrapped her legs around him. Lust flashed through her as he sat her on the kitchen bar. She let her head fall back, and he attacked her neck. His lips, his mouth, his tongue. Lord. Every bit of her body ached, needed, begged for relief.

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