“You really do love cars don’t you?” Elray asked as he walked around Rayden to get to her. The brothers were in awe. Rayden just looked at her and smiled. His car was definitely ready for his next race.
Still feeling the high of excitement, she hugged each man there. When she got to Elray, she pulled back when she felt the proof of his desire as he held her. “Yes, I really do.” She responded looking deeply into Elray’s eyes. It was definitely desire she saw in them. Hating to admit it, even to herself, she was attracted to him too—in a big way. He made her skin tingle all over. And the knowledge that he desired her made her blush.
“Well, it’s been real but I think it’s time I took this lady home.” Elray said.
“I really enjoyed meeting you guys. Good luck with the race,” Serena said. She couldn’t believe she had actually worked on Rayden Carter’s car. Before she left Dillon handed her his card and offered her a job.
“Thanks Dillon. I’ll think about it and give you a call,” she said.
On the ride to her house, neither of them said anything. Part of her silence was because she was ashamed; ashamed of where she lived. She was sure Elray was aware of the fact she didn’t come from money like him, but knowing it—and seeing it—was two different things.
Elray got out of the car to open the door for her. Not sure if her mother or Jerry were up, she didn’t want him to walk her to the door, but he insisted.
“I’d like to kiss you good night.” He said as they stopped at her front door.
She had to make an embarrassing confession. Lowering her head, she said just above a whisper. “I don’t really know how. I’ve never kissed anyone before.”
Before Elray could say anything about what she had just told him, she slipped her key in the door and disappeared inside the house. Walking back to his car he glanced back once more before getting in. As he pulled away, he thought to himself, “What a woman.” How was she able to be so damn sexy without any effort or experience for that matter? One thing was for sure, he intended to find out. For the first time in his life, a woman completely intrigued him. Serena James was not like any woman he had ever dated and he was determined to get to know her better.