Excerpt Domesticity was a foreign concept to Joey. Sharing his space and his life was not something he even considered doing with anyone. Yet here he was playing house with Cathy.
Each day passed quickly and he fell a little harder for her. The attraction that flared between them that first night they danced increased with every minute. Other than his collection duties for McGonagall, he spent every waking moment with her.
That afternoon they drove uptown. Joey thought Cathy might enjoy a walk through the City Market. He bit back a groan as she slipped her arm through his. Her breast brushed his arm and sent a burning sizzle straight to his prick.
Walking through the wrought iron gates they were immediately inundated with the aroma of freshly prepared food and baked goods. The market was alive with the sounds of shoppers and clerks conducting transactions at the various stalls.
"Joey, this is similar to the market in Truro. How long has this been here?"
"1876. Hasn't changed much I hear." He pointed to the ceiling. "See how the inside resembles the keel of a ship? Those beams are almost a century old."
She followed his gaze. "I do not quite see it."
Joey stepped behind her, his hands trailed up her arms seductively. He leaned down to whisper in her ear. A tantalizing whiff of herbal shampoo filled his senses and the sizzle to his cock snapped and crackled.
"Look closer; see the rounded design of the beams?"
He slipped his arm around her waist and pulled her against him. His tongue darted out and licked the whorl of her ear. Cathy moaned and leaned her head back against his chest. He began to nibble on her ear lobe while his hips moved provocatively against her ass.
"It's a homage to the shipbuilding history of this city," he whispered. Joey's voice was harsh and raspy from desire and his vision blurred from the sensation of having her body flush against him.
Cathy rubbed her ass against his erection and Joey could swear he heard sexy little mews escape her lips. Did she even know what she was doing? He was so close to leading her outside into the alley to lean her against the bricks and kiss and fondle her until she begged for more. Reluctantly, he stepped back. They were in a public place and starting to attract attention. He shook his head to clear the lust fog that had settled in his brain.
Cathy turned and squeezed his arm causing another bolt of desire to curl around his spine. "How do you know so much?"
He shrugged nonchalantly. "I'm proud of my city. It has a great history."
Cathy glanced around then leaned up and kissed his cheek. "You're adorable, Joey Indelli."
God, how those words jolted his heart. The sensations were unknown and scared the shit out of him. His reaction to her nearness ignited his worst fears. Joey wanted her and realized there was more to his feelings than just being horny. He found her adorable and maybe falling in love with her ramped up his passion. But what terrified him was Cathy not returning his feelings. No, it was more than that. If by some chance she found her way home, he would be alone again. Joey had enough of being alone. He took her hand and they walked to the meat counter.
"I can fry up a great steak. I'll get some for supper."
Cathy looked up at him and smiled. "I would like that, Joey."
Thing was…so would he.
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