Paranormal Attractions Sneak Peeks!
Today's Sneak Peek is at Romance Under Wraps
by Michele Jones
Chapter 4 Excerpt
Tayla couldn't explain it, but she felt a connection to Dene, like she'd known him all her life. He excited her and made her feel—special? But yet so much more than special. She didn't want their walk to end. She could feel her face getting hotter, could feel her heart beating faster and knew her ears were burning.
The wind picked up and a light rain started to fall. She shivered and rubbed her arms for warmth.
"Where are my manners?" He took off his jacket and draped it over her shoulders.
"Thank you." His cologne enveloped her—earthy, anise, and something else she couldn't quite place. She closed her eyes and breathed in his scent. So familiar, but nothing commercial. She inhaled again, awash in the smell of him, yet feeling it wasn't close enough.
She blinked and shook herself aware. "We're almost there. I'm ahead in the garage on the right. Thank you. I really appreciate it, and I owe you."
"You do not owe me. I enjoyed the company."
She pointed to her car. "That's me. Thank you again for walking me to the car. Can I give you a lift somewhere?" Tayla used her fob to unlock the car. They both reached for the handle at the same time, and his hand brushed hers. Her hand shook, partly from the awkwardness of the moment and partly from the sudden rush of desire she was feeling. She dropped her keys.
They reached for them at the same time, and their hands touched again. She sucked in a breath and exhaled slowly, the keys all but forgotten. Her cheeks grew even hotter as she felt warmth suffusing her belly, curling lower, suggesting lascivious possibilities.
She glanced into his turquoise eyes, flicked a look over his entire body. She noticed the muscles in his arms jumped, and with his cologne tickling her senses, she realized how much she wanted him—all of him—caressing her, kissing her, exploring her secrets.
Her body shook with both a little fear of uncertainty and desire as she moved closer to him. She leaned into him against the car and slid her hands up to his collar. Before she changed her mind, she softly ran her tongue over his lips, gently exploring until her restraint faltered, then crushed her mouth to his. Nothing prepared her for the passionate feelings that overtook her. She pulled back. Her body ached and her heart pounded with need. She gasped for air.
He reached for her again, wrapping his arms around her, pulling her back into the shelter of his arms. She leaned against him when he brushed his lips against her neck. Tayla tilted her head back as Dene began tracing her neck with delicate kisses. The anticipation burned her alive from the inside—she trembled in his arms. She wanted him. Now.
He mimicked her original kiss, following the outline of her lips with his tongue. Unable to deny gratification any longer, she covered his mouth with hers in a passionate kiss—deeper and more searching than the first kiss. A kiss like this was a promise of much more to come.
Tayla broke the kiss. "Oh, oh, I shouldn't have done that. Forgive me—that was unprofessional and inappropriate. And I'm in a relationship." She handed him his jacket, got in her car, and drove off.
About the Author:
Michele Jones lives in Western Pennsylvania with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Along with her writing, family, cooking, and sports are her passions. She is a diehard Penguin, Steeler, and Pirate fan... really, a diehard anything-Pittsburgh fan.
Michele writes memoirs, short stories, romance, and poetry, but her passion lies in writing paranormal, suspense, and thrillers. All of her work features strong, capable heroines; dashing, honorable heroes; and dark, dangerous villains embroiled in mysterious, perilous situations to keep readers fascinated from her first word to her last. You can follow her online at www.michele-jones.com.
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