It’s a waiting game now! To tide you over, here is a teaser scene from Off Course.
Stepping up close to her again, I grab her chin between my thumb and forefinger so her gaze stays locked on me. I swear a feel a sizzle of electricity from the contact of my skin on hers. “That I do. Five years ago, I kissed a girl that was fresh, and young, and innocent… and so not ready for the likes of me.” Releasing her chin, I rake my eyes down her body and slowly move them up again. I like what I see…a lot, and I take pleasure in the fact that her breath hitches just a little under my perusal. “You’re all grown up, Renner. I’m bettin’ you could handle me now.”
She lets out a shaky breath, and there it is… her eyes go dark. The knowledge that my words alone do that to her thrills me beyond measure. I can’t wait to see what type of response my tongue can get.
“Now, let’s go get that drink and we can see just how well can you handle me.”
The blinding smile I expect to get from her doesn’t come. Instead, her eyes lighten back up and there’s now a scowl on her forehead.
Putting her hands on my chest, she pushes me back away from her. “In your dreams, O’Bradaigh,” she sneers. “I may have been stupid enough to fall for your sexy lines before, but you’re right… I am all grown up now and I have better things to do than waste my time with an arrogant musician.”
I stare at her for just a moment, stunned she’s turning me down. Then I throw my head back laughing. She glares at me and crosses her arms across her chest. She clearly doesn’t get my amusement but I am indeed amused with her. If she wants to play hard to get, I have time to play.
Reaching out, I wrap my hand around her throat, skimming my thumb softly along her jaw. “My cailín álainn has some claws. I’m going to enjoy them when they’re sunk deep into my back while I’m riding you.”
“Aaaagghhh,” she screams in frustration, at the same time knocking my hand away. I take a step back for good measure, just in case she decides to let a fist or foot fly my way. “You are a conceited, egotistical, jackass and the only place my claws will be sunk will be in your balls if you try to touch me again.”
I give her a well-calculated smirk. “Now that thought just turns me on, Renner. You have a gift for words.”
In all actuality, it doesn’t turn me on… thinking about her ripping my balls to shreds, but I’m having far too much fun teasing her.
Now… that lovely high and angry blush she’s wearing? Yes, that’s turning me on. I wonder if her cheeks will get that red when she comes. I bet she blushes all the way down to her breasts.
Taking a deep breath, Renner looks me squarely in the eyes and grits out. “Just do me a favor. Stay away from me. I’m not interested.”
She spins around and heads for the door. Just as she reaches it, I call out, “That sounds like a challenge to me, Renner. I’m looking forward it.”