Red Hot New Year by Rita Sawyer
erotic contemporary romance novella (25,000 words)
cover art by Winterheart Design
Sarah is sick and tired of being the good girl everyone expects her to be. She’s already made plans to start her new life; she just has one more thing to cross off her list – getting laid. She’s made a resolution this New Year’s to let the fun loving woman inside her free. She just needs a man, and when Eddie, a hunky real estate developer, finds her half-dressed in a closet, he’s more than willing to oblige.
He wasn’t about to let her drive away without making sure she knew he wanted her. He grabbed her hand tugging her into the shadows. Her gasp was smothered beneath the pressure of his lips.
It only took a few seconds for her to stop thinking and to start kissing him back. He gave her complete control of the kiss. Her tongue touched his bottom lip timidly, and then darted away. He let her explore at her own pace. Sarah pulled back slowly ending the kiss. She stared up at him with an expression that was filled with confusion mingling with desire.
“What’s wrong?” He slid his hand up and down her back, keeping her in the moment with him.
She gave him a smile that didn’t even come close to reaching her eyes. “Nothing.”
He pulled her closer, his mouth against her ear. “Sarah, I’m only going to tell you this once. Don’t ever lie to me. From here on out, we’re going to be completely honest with one another.”
She nodded, all the stiffness in her body easing away, “Okay.”
He eased back, doing his best to keep his building excitement out of his voice. “Now tell me what’s wrong.”
She nibbled on her lip for a few seconds and just when he figured she wasn’t going to say anything, she said, “It wasn’t what I thought it would be.”
Yes. Finally this could be the sign he’d been looking for. “So you’ve thought about kissing me.”
“Yes. No!” Her cheeks turned bright red, but she kept her gaze on his. “I’ve thought about you kissing me.”
“Is that what you really want?” He knew he was headed down a slippery slope, but she’d be worth every second of the ride.
He backed her against the cold concrete, bracing his hands on either side of her head. Her teeth sank into that plump pink lip again, and his dick throbbed. The things he wanted her to do with that mouth were indecent. This wasn’t going any further without her say so. He refused to be pushy, so all we could do was wait for her to make up her mind.
Sarah’s hands fisted in his shirt, jerking him towards her. “Yes, please.”
He swooped in, taking her lips with his. Her lips parted instantly, which let him slide his tongue into her mouth. The kiss was rough and full of all the built up passion he’d held back before. He was beyond being gentle. Their tongues dueled, tasting and teasing in a primitive dance. He pressed his hips against hers, wanting her to feel what she did to him.
His hands slid into her wavy brown hair. The silky tresses wrapped around his fingers so easily. She moaned, rocking her pelvis against his hard cock, which ached to be inside her.
Things had gone far enough. Eddie knew he needed to end this before he tossed up her skirt and took her right there. Sarah deserved better. More importantly, he was determined to give her better. He eased away, taking her whimpering as a sign he’d given her what she wanted.
“Better?” Eddie asked, taking her hands on the way to her car. He opened the door for her.
“Yeah.” She let him help her into the car.
“Good, give me a call when you’re ready to take the next step.” He closed the door and walked away, refusing to think about the major pitfalls in his plan.