Just wanted to share another sample from my latest book After the Storm! Enjoy....
Zach lay in his bed confused. It had been two days since he'd kissed Lila and she'd managed to avoid him, even though they were trapped in a house during a hurricane. That day they’d kissed after he'd got done speaking with Carlos and his family, he'd gone back downstairs in search of her. He wasn't sure what he'd do once he found her. Maybe they'd talk about the kiss, maybe they'd pick back up where they left off. He was disappointed to realize she'd made him dinner and was not joining him. The next morning, when he went back down to the kitchen, she was not there, but breakfast was.
She must have regretted the kiss. That was the only logical reason for her to be avoiding him. He didn't understand why she might regret it though. To him, that kiss was wonderful. But it wasn't just the kiss.
Zach was beginning to realize that Lila was an amazing woman. He was finding himself more and more attracted to her. The attraction was beginning to manifest in his dreams. Since that kiss, she'd showed up in his dreams doing things to him that even made him blush.
He stared up at the ceiling. The silence was becoming unbearable. More than anything, he was beginning to just miss her companionship. He enjoyed their conversations. He looked over at the clock. It was a little after midnight.
He hadn't touched a TV in those two days because he didn't want to risk seeing his face on the TV again. He remembered seeing a DVD player and figured he could see if there was some movie he could watch. He definitely wasn't getting any sleep tonight. Usually in situations like this, when he needed to clear his head, he would go jogging. Obviously, that was not an option at the moment, due to the weather.
He finally headed downstairs. He heard the TV on and saw the light illuminating the dark living room. He stood in the doorway and watched as Lila watched herself on TV passing out again.
“Glutton for punishment?”
She jumped, startled from his voice then turned around. Shaking her head and looking down, she said, “I can't believe this is still news, I thought it would have blown over by now.”
He walked over to her. “It will,” he said standing over her. He turned on the small lamp, on the table next to her.
He looked down at her but she refused to look at him.
“I came down because I couldn't sleep either. Figured I'd try to find a movie to watch.”
She stood. “Well, I'm sure you'll find something good to watch. Have a good night.”
She turned to leave, but he grabbed her arm. “Wait a minute. We should talk.”
“There's nothing to talk about.”
“You don't even want to discuss what happen the other day?”
“What's to discuss?” she retorted.
He could tell she was getting upset. He was getting slightly annoyed that she didn't seem to even want to acknowledge it.
“Really? 'What's to discuss?'”
“Ok! We kissed!” she snapped. “So what? What's the big deal? It's not going to happen again.”
“That's not what you want.”
She narrowed her eyes at him. “You don't know what I want,” she sneered.
“Oh I think I have a pretty good idea of what you want.”
She turned and began to walk away from him.
“Why are you running?”
“Could have fooled me.” He shook his head. “You never impressed me to be the type of person who would run from something they were afraid of.”
“I told you I'm not running from anything, and I'm not afraid.”
She turned around and looked at him.
“Did you enjoy the kiss Lila?”
“You heard me. Did you enjoy it?”
“It doesn't matter. It was meaningless.”
“You really believe that?”
“So, you expect me to believe you didn't feel anything when we kissed.”
“Well, let's just blow your theory out of the water.”
Before she could take her next breath, he crossed the room and his mouth came crashing down on hers. She tried to fight the waves of desire that flooded her body, but they were too powerful. This kiss was even better than the last one. He wrapped his arms around her waist and pulled her close. She instantly melded to his body. She clearly felt his desire for her and gasped slightly. He took advantage of her open mouth and dipped his tongue inside and tasted her.
She was sweeter than anything he'd ever tasted. He found her tongue and swirled his around it. He teased it and mated with it.
Then just as quickly as he started the kiss, he broke it off. They both were breathing heavily. She looked up at him and saw the raw desire in his eyes. It sent a shiver through her body from the top of her head to the tips of her toes.
“Can you still say you didn't feel anything?”
She couldn't say anything period.
He looked at her with a satisfied smirk.
“You can't run from this Lila, whatever it is. It's way too powerful. But I'm also learning how stubborn you can be. So when you're ready to see where this is going to take us, you know where to find me.”
He looked at her slightly swollen lips, smiled again, and then went back up to his room.
And he slept well for the first time in two days.
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