He says nothing, his ragged breathing close and intoxicating. When he tucks a chunk of hair behind my ear, my muscles seize up.
My name is whispered, blending with the soft background music, and I let the photo fall.
Then he speaks again, his voice huskier. “Ivy. If you could see how you look right now… man, I want to kiss you so badly.” He takes a deep breath, swallows loudly. “Can I?”
“No,” I tell the picture of the sad Christmas tree in my lap. “That’s not a good idea.”
He sighs. “It is, Ivy. It’s a great idea. Just one kiss. Nothing more, I promise—not unless you beg me for it.”
Just a teeny little taste of Nico. A soft press against his delicious lips. It would be so simple. So easy. So right.
He stares at my mouth. I stare at his. And then without any conscious thought, I lean in. “Only one kiss. Just one time.”
“Okay. Just once,” he agrees, his chest rising and falling fast against my palm.
Nervous anticipation makes me shake. What was I thinking before? This is wrong, so wrong. And then… then our lips meet. His breath is warm and tastes of vodka. The world stops, the music, everything but the feel, the sound our of our slow kiss disappears. With a sexy groan, his palms frame my face, changing the angle, deepening the fit. - Excerpt from Tempting Ivy - Damaged Souls Golden Hearts book 3 - by Amy J. Heart.
The above does beg the question - what's the deal with Ivy and the sad Christmas tree photo? Find out soon when book three is ready for your perusal! Email me a link to your Amy J. book review for your chance to grab a free ARC copy.
It's official. A ten year age gap between the hot rocker and his lovely lady is the popular choice! See the Cougar Poll results below for the full breakdown of the votes...
He's 24 and she is . . .
29 and mighty fine - grabbed 12% of the vote
32 who hoo hoo - 9%
34 and he wants more - 41%
40 and oh so naughty - 38% (So close!)
And one true cougar enthusiast made their own fantastic category and voted for she's fifty and oh so nifty! Love it!!!
Thank you subscribers, website visitors, and Facebook peeps for casting your votes. Cougars around the world are purring. You're awesome!
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Having an Umberto Manca moment again. Those messy curls and soulful blue eyes. Sigh. But enough of sultry Italian models and on to the important announcement - a ten year age gap is winning in the cougar poll below guys! Most of y'all want our rock star Nico, aged 24, to be in love with older woman Ivy who is the lusciously ripened age of 34!!!! Cast your vote to change the tide :)
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