Falling Hard And Fast by Rita Sawyer
very sensual/light erotic contemporary holiday romance
Cover Art by Pink Petal Books and Winterheart Design
Suzie Ricker has been fighting her attraction to Tim Elknit for months. He’s constantly popping into the office where she works and watching her with those dreamy brown eyes of his, but she’s been able to resist his charms…so far. Then she runs into him in the market, knocking them both to the floor in a tangle of arms and legs. Embarrassed Suzie runs out of the store.
When Tim shows up at her house with her groceries, he’s determined to explore their mutual attraction. After all, he couldn’t mistake the way her body had reacted to his when they’d literally fallen for each other.
Suzie knows she’s falling hard and fast for Tim, but he’s the one worried about being left alone on this Valentine’s Day.
The white room sparkled as she turned on the light. The fresh lavender and vanilla scent from her homemade potpourri filled the air. It made her wonder what scent she’d whip up for Tim. A woodsy scent with a citrus kick. She turned the shower on and adjusted the spray to a nice steamy temperature. Her sneakers where the first thing to come of and get thrown into the hamper. The rest of her clothes were quick to follow. She opened the shower curtain and had one foot in when someone banged on the front door. Ignore it she told herself, but the knocks came again louder this time. She turned off the water, then grabbed a towel, wrapping it around herself as she headed for the door to tell whoever it was to go away.
The knocking came again, and she moved a little quicker. She peeled back the curtain to see who it was. She gasped and pulled her hand to her chest taking huge step away from the door. This can’t be happening she thought. Tim Elknit was standing on her porch still wearing his mussed up clothes. She’d already apologized. What more could he want? Quick loud raps sounded as he knocked again. Since it didn’t seem like he was going away any time soon she knew she had to answer the door. Her hand shook as she reached for the knob.
Suzie stood behind the door and opened the door a few inches leaning around the edge to look out. “Um… Mr. Elknit… what are you doing here? I already said I was sorry.”
He held up a gallon of milk in one hand and a plastic bag with cat food, and chocolate éclairs in the other. “I just thought you might need these. And I wanted to make sure you were okay.”
Her earlier comment hung in the air. She’d assumed he was there to exact some kind of compensation and he’d gone and done something so… well unexpected. And generous. Cuddles paced behind her. His long fuzzy fur tickled her legs making her smile.
“Does that smile mean my uninvited visit is forgiven and you’re going to let me in?” She could hear the playfulness tone in his voice, but he was right. She should at least let him inside.
Her hand tightened on the towel as she backed up and opened the door wide enough to let him in. “Please come in.”
“Wow!” He looked her over from head to toe then his eyes locked on her breasts hidden beneath the edge of the towel.
She knew from the heat she felt spreading across her face she had probably blushed to the roots of her hair. Embarrassed, she clutched the towel tighter as she closed the door behind him and wished he’d say something. Unable to stand still under his intense scrutiny any longer she turned and started walking towards the kitchen. His footsteps told her he was following. Cuddles couldn’t stand being left out, so he dashed in front of her. Suzie had to stop short in order to keep from stepping on him. She started to turn around, but somehow Tim hadn’t noticed. She stopped and he walked into her. The bag in his hand dropped to the floor as his arm came around her. Wrapped in each other’s arms they twirled a bit, his hand holding the milk held high. The next thing she knew she was lying on the floor with his hard warm body on top of her, again.