sprawled on the couch. Just like last night, he looked as if he had occupied
that spot a hundred times over. Despite the angry sparks flying between them
last night, all day long, sparks of a different kind had kindled between them.
Their flirtatious behavior had been rampant enough that even Tristan, an
oblivious innocent child, had noticed a couple of times.
from the bathroom. Their son was occupied, and before she could talk herself
out of the impulse, she went with it. Ignoring Jack’s perplexed look when she
advanced so quickly, she dropped to the couch. With first one knee, and then
the other, she straddled him. Using her weight to hold him, she closed each of
her hands vice-like on his upper arms.
surreal day, a day that felt like they were a couple, a family, the husky,
sensual pitch of his words did not let her down.
her teeth tugged at his bottom one. A deep rumble in his throat drove her to
deepen the kiss, and he remained compliant, participating without taking over.
It was fun and fiery being the one to plunder, to pace things, and she kissed
and kissed, staring into those dark eyes whenever their eyes would blink open
at the same time.
have fun by yourself last night?”
of this new verbal game. “Yeah. I did. Told you, I have a good imagination.”
Studying her face in that heated way he had, he taunted right back, “You?”
next kiss. So good. His tongue felt so good… “Mmh…”
from his mouth to taste the base of his throat, and instinctively, with last
night’s teasing in the back of her mind, she held him fast, brushing her lips
to a late evening rough jaw as he spoke.
dropped her imprisoning weight back to her hands. “I went to sleep!”
longingly to her lips.
couldn’t refuse the kiss he wanted, and she returned her mouth to his.
tongue seized the opportunity to slip through again.
had done her last night, but it was becoming impossible to pull away. When at
last she managed it, whispering a mocking, “Goodnight Jack,” the biceps beneath
her hand flexed. The amusement in his eyes, and his sudden movement had her
thinking twice about the soundness of her plan.
get away, his reflexes would be faster. The sardonic light in his gaze, as he
assessed her plight, confirmed this.
to grab me, aren’t you?”
and a smile danced mischievously in his expression, not unlike Tristan’s when
he had once gelled Bally’s hair into spikes.
not expect her to escape right away, she used her hands as a pivot point to
leap from the couch.
successful grab the second she let up. Like a gator, he promptly rolled, trapping
her between him and the back of the sofa. Vice-like, he pinned her and while
stealing a kiss, draped a leg over hers enough to continue the roll until he
was on top. Wild heartbeats slammed into her rib cage. Already breathless from
the struggle, she completely lost her breath when he continued this kiss.
and unwilling to gracefully lose, bucked against him for good measure.
lobe between his teeth, he teased it with his tongue.
thing…” Her shameless words were light, but he instantly brought his face back
lips, and she searched his face.
loudly from the tiled bathroom, shattering the spell and busting the brink they
found themselves on. Grudgingly, Jack moved. Sitting up, he stared reflectively
into the stained glass shade of a lamp, and when he spoke, it was not anything
she expected to hear.
money was all it took to make it go away. She took the first measly offer.”
Hastily, he assured when his eyes took in her face, “I didn’t. I swear.”