Dangerous Place For Love by Sam Crescent
part of the Dangerous Men, Dangerous Places anthology
erotic contemporary suspense novella (approx 12000 words)
Release Date 08/09/2012
Cover art by Winterheart Designs
When their plane crashes, Kelly is stranded on an abandoned island with a known drug trafficker and the employee of her estranged father. Soon the heat and Erik’s carved body strip away her good sense. Should she follow her head or heart?
That night Kelly dreamt of her mother and the pain she must have suffered in the final days knowing what Arthur was doing to her. She woke with a start and lay perfectly still. Erik lay at her back with an arm flung over her waist.
“I take it you’re having nightmares?” he asked. His voice startled her.
The sounds of the night were of the ocean. When she got home, she wasn’t going near any beaches, ever again.
“Do you want to talk about the dreams?”
Kelly shook her head. She didn’t want to talk about her troubles. The more she talked, the more real they began to feel. The thought of her mother being killed by her father’s hand. She’d been away and there was nothing she could have done about it. If she’d been a good daughter, she’d have returned home and stopped the bad things happening to her mother.
“It might help to talk about the crash and everything.”
“Crash?” Kelly frowned.
“Yeah, the plane crash,” he said.
“I wasn’t dreaming about the crash.”
His fingers stroked the soft swell of her belly. Her senses were heightened by the darkness as each touch had her belly quivering. For years she’d tried exercise and extreme dieting trying to rid herself of the last few pounds and the horrid swell. No matter what she did, she couldn’t get rid of the damn thing and now he was playing with it.
“Could you stop doing that?” she asked.
She sighed in frustration. “Playing with my fat. I know it’s disgusting.”
His fingers stilled but he didn’t move his hand.
“Don’t ever think of your body like that,” he whispered in her ear.
Kelly sighed and allowed his touch. She supposed it was only a matter of time before it came to this. Not that she was complaining. Erik had always had the ability to arouse her when they were in each other’s company. They hadn’t been together often but out of all of her father’s bodyguards, Erik didn’t appear as dangerous as all the others.