Good morning (and good evening for those across the pond) my darling kittens! Today we have Kate Deveaux stopping by with an excerpt from her latest release Academy of Love.
Academy of Love–Are you Ready for this Boarding School?
Love smolders and the sex is red hot when Cassianna Baxter leaves behind a glamorous teaching career in Italy to return to her old Alma Mater, Lewiston Academy for Girls as the Deputy Head Mistress. No sooner does she arrive at the Academy than she walks smack into sexy Lawrence Taylor, her first love and ex-lover. He’s been looking for her ever since he was forced to leave her and now that she is back at the Academy he knows he has to win her back. And not just in his bed.
He was still amazed that she was at the academy. After all these years. Standing there he could smell her sweet familiar scent of her shampoo and body lotion. She looked uncomfortable but there was a sensual spark in those amber eyes that gave him the idea that she could feel the tension too. If only he could have her right there on that woodchip path. His cock grew hard, straining against his pants as he envisioned taking her. He could stand there all day treating his senses to the beauty in front of him, but he could tell by the flash in her eyes and the way she chewed at her bottom lip that she was anxious to get away from him.
Oh, how he ached to kiss her, to run his tongue over her lips and to stoke the fire he could see simmering in her. He stood silently and observed her. She shifted uncomfortably and he knew he had her right where he wanted her. Now he’d test the waters and see how set she was on being professional.
She looked up at him with those eyes that seemed as deep as the ocean. He fought the urge to finish the kiss he had only just started yesterday before they were interrupted.
“Listen, Cassie,” He looked into her eyes and felt his chest tighten.
Cassie… The name slid off his tongue as it were the first time he’d called her that, when she had admitted he was the only one who had ever called her Cassie. He hoped it sparked the same feelings in her.
“I’m glad I ran into you,” he continued cautiously, “or more like you ran into me. I meant what I said this morning, I know we were both shocked to see each other.”
His eyes lingered on her shirt opening. One of her buttons had come undone revealing the top of her perfect breasts. His cock twitched, he remembered them well. He wanted to reach out and caress them again. Cassianna quickly glanced down, catching him. Could she read his mind? He wanted to kiss the doubt right out of her and show her how much she meant to him.
He watched a flush bloom across her cheeks “Yes, it was quite a shock for both of us,” she said sounding haughty and cold. Had he revealed too much? All he wanted to do was kiss her and sink down to the soft earth kissing every part of that gorgeous body. He watched her shift her weight nervously as she looked at him. Was she fighting her arousal too? He could only hope.
“I had no idea you were here,” she continued, her tone a bit softer, “but I have thought about it and as you said, I am sure we can both do our jobs without…” She hesitated as if searching for the right word.
“Without?” he asked, his brow wrinkled. He didn’t mask the disappointment on his face right away. Did she see it? He covered it quickly. He’d follow her lead…for now. The last thing he wanted to do was scare her off.
“Without making a big deal out of it,” she said with more confidence than he wanted to hear. Winning her back was going to be more difficult than he had first thought.
“Right, absolutely, I couldn’t agree more…” he paused for a moment trying to wrangle his frustration and desire for her, “…and I really meant it when I said welcome to Lewiston. I know you’ll do a great job.”
“Thanks, I am really enjoying it so far. I’d better get to dinner,” she added nervously.
“Oh, right,” he murmured, but he had barely moved out of the way as she brushed by him. As he watched her walk the last few hundred feet to her cottage, he noticed that she was as graceful as ever. And even prettier than he remembered. But she was wary, he could see that, he must tread carefully. And then, there was Monique to deal with. Just how was he going to convince Cassie that she could trust him when every time he had the chance to try to talk some sense into her he couldn’t stop thinking about getting her naked? Deliciously naked and slowly caressing every inch of her.
Didn’t she remember what they had years ago? The hours at his loft in his welcoming bed. And on the floor in front of a roaring fire, on the wooden farmhouse kitchen table, and in the big old antique bathtub; the list went on and on and he remembered each time as if it were only yesterday. Of course she must remember too, he certainly did, how could you forget a passionate fire like theirs had been? But he could tell from the look behind those sparkling eyes of hers that she was scared. Scared of him or scared of what she might do if she gave in to her desires? That he’d just have to wait and see, but if he were a betting man, he’d bet that one night, one hour, one moment in his arms and he could take that fear right from her and replace it with moans of ecstasy.
Contemporary and Erotic Romance Author
About Kate: Kate Deveaux is a contemporary erotic romance writer and die-hard romantic. A former wedding planner, she has always been “in love” with love! Kate is currently working on several fictional stories – each filled with sexy romance, heroines who are no shrinking violets and heroes who make your heart skip a beat. She is a member of Savvy Author, Romance Writers of America (RWA) and their erotic romance chapter, Passionate Ink. Kate currently resides with her husband in Arizona.