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A book about Aubrey and William.
They are navigating through a relationship that may have too many hurdles.
Aubrey is young and naive. She's been hurt, discouraged and degraded. William sees something in her that won't allow him to walk away. Instantly drawn to her but intuitive enough to take it slowly, he courts her.
Then he bargains, persuades and seduces.
Or perhaps not, as long as she can hold his hand.
Aubrey becomes ensnared by William's commanding nature. The bonds William places on Aubrey give her a freedom she desperately needed. Together, they heal old wounds and find a love neither knew possible.
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 1, 2013
Publisher: Paloma Beck
I am caught by him; absolutely, unintentionally ensnared. Held by the look in his cocoa brown eyes when he speaks, commanding me. I shiver at his words like touches sliding down my spine. They invoke a fear in me that serves only to feed my need for him, my desire. Though I know–there’s a part of me that truly recognizes–what I crave is wrong, I can no more help my desire than I can resist taking my next breath. It is him. He creates this desire within me. And I want nothing more than to allow him to lead me, to guide me, to dominate me. I crave his power over me so purely that I only need to follow.
Since I know how crazy I’ll sound to those who’ve known me my whole life, I tell no one of this man I’ve met, this man I’ve come to need. I remain isolated in my thoughts and will do so until I’ve reconciled just what it is I’m entering into. I share nothing with my sisters who have found happiness in a simple life. I leave my one close friend in the dark. I am alone in this discovery because it is my secret for now, my private exploration.
Drawn from my thoughts by the movement at the coffee shop door, I see him. William. His eyes survey the small shop and then rest on me, a smile lightening his face and causing those strong creases around his eyes to deepen. I wonder about his age. There is more character in his face than I detect in the men my age. I think maybe he’s a lot older than I am but I don’t know for certain. He hasn’t told me and I haven’t asked. I haven’t asked much of him.
William is a vision to behold. I’m not the only person in the small coffee shop to look up and notice him. The black shirt he wears stretches across his broad shoulders and is tucked neatly into a pair of black trousers. William dresses this way every time I’ve seen him. His attire reflects his ever-demanding role as the businessman I know him to be though I don’t know yet what business exactly. Another question I’ve failed to ask.
The dark curls that fall onto his nape and down his forehead are slightly wet. I notice the gym bag hanging from his shoulder and cannot help but consider just a few short minutes ago, this magnificent man was naked, wet in a shower rinsing the sweat from his body. I can’t help but wish I’d been with him, to clean him, running my hands down his chest, lathering soap and stroking him. It seems all I ever want lately is to be with him. Even before I ever was, even just when I was watching him, I would dream of him. Yet my unlearned body doesn’t quite comprehend what being with him would feel like.
“Aubrey” His voice is deep, husky. The word alone kicks up my heart rate. Then he takes my hand from the table, raises it towards his lips, turns my palm over and kisses my wrist. The touch of his warm skin on my pulse makes me jump. His eyes are fastened to mine, though slightly hooded as I remembered from our date a few days ago. A few days that seemed so long ago now.
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