Excerpt Somewhere in another apartment, a Hawaiian love song played softly. She couldn’t identify it; she didn’t even try. When Cortz picked her up and carried her to the couch, she wrapped her arms around his neck, molding herself against the hardness of his chest. He kissed her, his mouth searching. Joy flooded her heart, it was dizzying, intoxicating.
“I love you,” she whispered. “I want you now.” Her desire had been growing since they kissed at the airport. No...before that...since she visited him in California, or was it from the moment they met? “I’ve dreamed how this first time would be. Slow, magical, not grasping and quick. And I want to be the aggressor.”
He lifted an amused brow but said nothing. Taking that as agreement, she removed the lei from around his neck and tossed it onto the couch, then she slipped her hands inside his shirt and touched bare skin. His heart pounded. She kissed his chest, then pulled off his shirt inch by inch, before slowly removing his belt, his trousers. Undressing him was like undraping an exquisite statue. His skin was like alabaster, with only a hint of a tan, but in spite of being in a hospital for the past six months, his body was lean and well-muscled. His waist and stomach were sculptured gracefully to a hard, smooth plane.
When he stood naked before her, he showed no embarrassment and merely murmured, “Now it is my turn, yes?”
She nodded. After the arousing experience of touching him, she was in a hurry to get her part over with. But he made her suffer, taking forever between each item of clothing, kissing every inch of her scorched skin, enflaming her more. Finally, when he bent to remove her lacy bikini panties, kissing her midriff, her stomach, the round of her hips, she helped. When he lowered her scorched body to the couch, the sensation was like sinking into layers of plumeria petals. With the fragrance of his lei filling the room, the illusion was incredibly real. She closed her eyes as he gently threaded his fingers into her hair.
“I have imagined us like this,” he murmured, trailing kisses from her neck to her waist.
“It’s beyond what I imagined,” she whispered, raising herself to spread kisses along his shoulders.
He touched her breasts, first with his hands then with his lips...moist, searching lips.
Her desire was beyond feverish, it was crazed. She arched her body to meet his. The movement drew a moan of desire from him.
“I want to please you in every way,” he whispered.
“You are.” Her voice was husky, her eyelids half-closed. He drew her tighter against him. She felt his hardness, his power. She entwined her fingers around the back of his neck, stretching her body its full length, arching toward him.
“Don’t be afraid. I have a technique that may alarm you at first. But just relax, I promise you will like it.”
“Cortz! Forget technique, just get on with it.” Frenzied, she wanted him now. Inside her.
His touch was everywhere, awakening, exciting. She felt more alive than ever before. There was no concept of time, only of feeling. Then, he slipped his hard member inside. He moved slowly at first, his pace increasing into a perfectly matched cadence.
Then, she felt it. His penis was vibrating! It was wild! The tremors increased little by little. “My, God,” she screamed.
“Do you want me to stop?” His voice was breathy and low.
“God, no!” she managed through her insanity. Out of control, she soared higher and higher with the escalating sensations to a magnificent pinnacle of exploding climax. She screamed in ecstasy. His groan echoed it.
Once the fever subsided, and they once again were able to breathe normally, he asked, “Are you okay?”
“Where did you learn to do that?”
He smiled down at her and whispered, “Don’t try to learn all of my secrets at once. Leave some mystery for each anniversary. We have a lifetime to share and I promise one day you will know all there is to know about me.”
His deep voice and enchanted words lulled her into a place of contentment. They lay in one another’s arms for a long time. The lingering closeness and the wildness of their lovemaking was incredible, but his words had communicated more than passion...more than their joy at being together again. It expressed his promise to share a future.
Darli snuggled deeper into the shelter of Cortz’s arms, only vaguely aware of the birds chirping in the trees outside the window. Life would never be the same now that she had met and fallen in love with this unique man.
She didn’t know why an apprehensive shiver slipped down her spine, or why she suddenly felt things were going too well. Fox’s words, there have been new developments, troubled her, though for the life of her, she didn’t know why. Or why now.