Is Forbidden Fruit always the best?
The exceptionally beautiful Alexandra Carter wants the philandering Kimble Brown, had since she was old enough to really take notice of her brother's best friend. There are unfortunately two major hurdles standing in her way, her brothers and Kimble. Not only is Kimble a notorious ladies man, he has been friends with her brother's for years. Unfortunately, because her brothers know so much about Kimble there is no way they are going to approve of him dating their only sister.
Kimble Brown, a self admitted player is more attracted to Alexandra than even he wants to admit. He feels in his heart that she is the one woman he would gladly turn in his player's card for, but what if he's wrong? What if once he has had her, she becomes just another conquest to him? Because of his undeniable attraction to her, he has to decide what was more important. The friendship he had with her brothers or the undeniable feeling he has for Alexandra? If he gives in to his feeling and seduces the lovely lady, his friendship might not survive? Unable to contain their feeling for each other Alexandra and Kimble are about to face the consequences of giving into temptation.
So much for luck being on his side. The first thing he noticed as he parked in front of Trent’s house was Alexandra sitting on the porch—no doubt because she knew he was coming. Walking up the driveway, two thoughts came to his mind, Please be ready to go, Trent and Please God, let Alex behave.
“Hi Kim,” Alex said as she stood up to greet him.
“Hey Squirt. Is Trent ready?”
“He’s not here. Mama sent him to the store. He’ll be back in a minute.”
“Okay thanks. I’ll wait for him in the car,” he said as he turned to go back down the driveway.
“Why, you can sit here with me. I haven’t seen you in what, three months. You can tell me about the modeling gig you had in Miami.”
Looking at her beautiful chocolate skin, the long loose curls framing her face and her petite but well proportioned body, he thought to himself, Don’t do it. However, he said, “That’s okay we can catch up later.”
“Please,” Alex responded with a mock pout.
He knew he should just keep walking. Instead, he let her sexy-ass voice persuade him to do as she asked. It was going to be a mistake, but he walked the short distance and sat on the stairs next to her. When he noticed just how close they were, he scooted over.
“So how was Miami? I’ve heard it’s so nice there.”
“I was working on various photo shoots most of the time I was there, but I love the MIA.”
Alexandra’s mother came to the door.
“Hey Kimble, Trenton told me you were back.”
Looking up in her direction, Kimble flashed a brilliant smile.
“Hi Mrs. Carter. Yeah, I’ve been home about two weeks now.”
“Well don’t be a stranger, and tell your mother I said hello.”
“Okay, I will.”
“Alex, can you do me a favor? Go downstairs in the basement and bring up a case of water and put the clothes in the dryer.”
“Mama, that water’s too heavy. Daddy told me not to lift it. Can’t it wait until later?”
“Kimble, would you mind helping her?”
“Sure, no problem. I wouldn’t mind at all.”
After Mrs. Carter went back inside, Alex got up and Kimble followed her around to the side of the house to get into the basement. He could already tell from the play of Alexandra’s facial features that she was up to no good. He groaned inwardly as she opened the door, and then moved aside to allow him to enter. Just as he suspected, when he moved past her, she patted his backside.
Turning a menacing eye on her, he said, “Stop that. Little girls who play with fire get burned.”
Smiling, Alex tossed back, “Do you promise?”
A feeling of helplessness settled over him. This girl was a temptation he didn’t need. Even worse, she was one he was having a hell of a time ignoring. He’d always heard that eighteen for a girl was that magic number and it seemed to be holding true in Alexandra Carter’s case. When he’d left three months ago, she had already started showing a certain amount of aggressiveness, and she wasn’t wasting any time getting back to her old self.
For a girl who had five over-protective brothers, she’d certainly managed to learn a thing or two about trying to seduce a man. It annoyed him to think about her with another man. Had some other man touched her? Kimble didn’t like the drift of his thoughts. She wasn’t his and whatever she did, it didn’t concern him.
“Are you coming?” Alex asked, snapping him out of his private thoughts.
“Lead the way.”
Nice view, he thought as he watched the sway of her hips, when she walked over to the small room next to the stairs, and turned on the light.
“The water’s right there.”
With a sigh, he walked past her to retrieve the water. When he stooped down, he heard her echo his exact sentiment from moments earlier, “Nice view.”
With the graceful movements of a powerful jungle cat, he stood up and looked at her. At first, he wanted to spank her, but as he took a step in her direction, his thoughts changed. As he backed her up against the wall, the way a jungle cat would his cornered prey, he looked into her eyes, lifted his hand and stroked her smooth cheek.
“I wonder, little girl, what you’d do if a man fell for your seduction. Can you back up your actions?” he bent down to whisper next to her ear before returning to his full six foot two height.
Hell, he was about to find out. Lowering his head again slowly, he brushed his lips across hers. God, he had enjoyed that way too much. Unable to resist, his lips settled on hers and she opened her mouth to allow his tongue inside to taste the sweetness she had to offer. Unprepared for the emotions that accompanied the kiss, he pulled her closer to him; he was totally wrapped up in the moment. Alex was setting his blood on fire. He wanted to raise her skirt, to touch places he shouldn’t even be thinking about let alone touching.
Damn she tasted so good; he never wanted to stop kissing her. Luckily, he came back to his senses when he heard the basement door open.
“Trent’s back, Alex. Hurry up!” Mrs. Carter yelled down.
As he stepped away from Alexandra, she had the smuggest look on her face. Disgusted with himself for his weakness, Kimble turned, picked up the water, and went upstairs with Alex trailing behind him.