[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance, HEA]
Selena Monroe wished she had the courage to move away from her hometown of Appledale, Missouri and start over somewhere new. Her mother had a wild reputation and everyone treated Selena as if she was just like her mom when nothing was further from the truth. The truth was she lead a mundane life and she longed to meet that special man that would see who she really was inside.
Harrison Vaughn was glad he made the move from big city to small town. He liked his job working for the sheriff’s department, he had good friends. Life was good. If only he could figure out the puzzle of Selena Monroe. She acted shy and reserved, always keeping to herself. Was it real or was it just an act? He wanted to know who the real Selena was. The problem was, so did someone else. Someone was stalking the quiet beauty and Harrison was determined to protect her. Would he be able to keep her safe and discover the kind of love he always thought was a myth?
A Siren Erotic Romance
Soon it was time for Selena to leave. She paid her bill and said her good-byes.
She walked back to work hoping the rest of the afternoon went quickly. She had a headache from lack of sleep. Her mom had been up arguing with one of her boyfriends for most of the night. Selena had gotten up and yelled at the both of them. Thankfully Della had kicked him out.
She hadn’t gone more than a block when she saw a sheriff’s jeep slow down. She let out an annoyed sigh when she recognized Harrison Vaughn, one of Appledale’s deputies. She could ignore him.
“Jump in, Selena, and I’ll give you a ride. It’s cold today,” Harrison Vaughn said firmly in his “I mean business” voice.
She rolled her eyes but got in. She was wearing a thin sweater over her nurse’s scrubs and she was cold. That was the only reason she was listening, she told herself.
Harrison had been in town for over a year now. He always eyed her suspiciously and she knew exactly what went through his head. Like mother, like daughter. His abrasive attitude had rubbed her the wrong way and they had taken an instant disliking to each other. He had an intimidating aura surrounding him and she always felt tongue-tied and nervous around him. He kept his brown hair cut short and his brown eyes were cold without a hint of softness or warmth in them. He was tall and lean like a runner.
Usually she tried not to open her mouth around him because she knew something sarcastic would come out. There was no point in making his dislike of her greater. She had enough enemies in this town, she didn’t need more.
She didn’t understand her own feelings about Harrison. She felt physically attracted to him despite the bad feelings between them. All it took was for him to be within a few feet from her and her nipples beaded into hard pebbles and the place between her legs felt hot and needy. How was that for pathetic? He thought she was some Mata Hari and devious criminal mastermind when she was just a plain, boring girl trying to survive in this small town.
“I was fine with walking, Deputy Vaughn. I had no plans to stop and rob anyone,” she said sarcastically, then pressed on her lips so she wouldn’t say anything else.
Harrison chuckled, as if finding her surly attitude amusing. “Having a bad day, Miss Monroe?”
“Yes. It just keeps getting worse,” she answered honestly. “But you don’t want to hear about my problems. So what do we chitchat about? How cold it is for fall?”
“I know we got off on the wrong foot and that is all my fault, Selena,” he admitted softly and with something sounding like regret. But that was impossible. Harrison always watched her and she felt like a bug under a microscope when he was around.
“You mean you no longer think I am a drunk, cheap tramp out to cause harm to the men of this town?” She gasped dramatically. She was tired of being judged harshly by people. Leaving Appledale sounded better and better every time she thought about it. She needed to get serious about this idea forming in her head.
“I never said that,” he denied hotly.
“You thought it though. It was clear on your face.” She tried to keep the hurt out of her voice but she didn’t think she succeeded. He pulled up in front of her work and turned the ignition off. He turned in his seat to face her. His features were hard and dangerous-looking and she was glad she wasn’t a criminal. He would be scary to go up against. If he was the one interrogating her she would confess to anything. She had the urge to scoot closer to the door.
“I was a DEA officer for so many years in Chicago. It made me a cynical bastard and when I came here I was suspicious of everyone. That was already in my nature because of my job,” he said seriously and she was shocked by his admission. He usually glared at her or treated her like a common criminal but he never started a conversation with her. “I have watched you this last year and I know you are nothing like your mother. I am sorry I gave you such a hard time.”
She was totally speechless and didn’t know what to say. She sat there for a minute in silence. “Um, okay. Thanks for the ride, officer,” she stammered.
She got out of the car feeling like she just exited a scene from the twilight zone. She went inside the dental clinic and peeked out the window. He was still sitting there as if lost in thought. That was so weird.
Harrison was nervous as he opened his apartment door. This was more than casual sex. He had feelings for Selena and it was important for him to please her. The only thing that helped was that she seemed to be just as scared as he was. He placed the picnic basket on the coffee table as she took her jacket off. The sweater looked really good on her but he couldn’t wait to take it off of her. He placed soft kisses on her cheek, neck and collarbone. She shivered delightfully. He wanted to make this good for her. It had broken his heart when she told him of her one and only sexual experience. She deserved so much more and he was determined to give it to her.
He led her to his room, glad he had straightened up this morning. Harrison removed her sweater and his mouth watered at the sight of her full breasts encased in a plain white bra. She didn’t need sexy attire to entice him.
He fingered the tip with his thumb and watched the tip harden with his touch. She gasped and clutched his shoulders. He removed his shirt and her bra so he could feel her bare skin against his. He pulled her soft body into his and closed his eyes. Her hair smelled like flowers.
“Oh, Harrison. Your touch excites me,” she whispered against his shoulder and he felt her soft lips nuzzle his skin. It wasn’t the practiced, erotic touches he was used to but he felt his cock get hard as a rock. Her soft hands gently roamed up and down his back as if she couldn’t resist feeling his skin.
“Your skin is as soft as silk, Selena, and I can’t wait to explore every inch of it.” He cupped her breast with his hands and squeezed. He used the tip of his thumb to caress the nipples.
She smiled eagerly and looked into his eyes. “Can I explore you too?”
“I might not survive it, but yeah.” He chuckled lightly, how could any man resist an enchantress? She was such a mixture of innocence and sexual temptress.
He removed his jeans and underwear and watched her cheeks flush as his erection became visible. She licked her lips and removed the rest of her clothes, never taking her eyes off his erection. It made him feel ten feet tall.
He placed her in the middle of the bed and caressed her breasts softly. The tips were pink and pretty. Her golden hair looked striking against his dark comforter. “Beautiful.”
He licked the tip of her breast softly with his tongue and she arched her back up. He suckled on it hard and opened her thighs wide to gain access to her pussy. Her pale skin was turning a rosy hue and he loved it.
His body hummed with desire but he felt something else too. An unknown emotion lodged in his chest. He felt affection, admiration and of course sexual awareness.
He touched her folds with his fingers and watched her eyes close and she let out a moan of pleasure. She whispered his name so softly he could barely hear her. He spread her thighs wider until she was exposed to his view. He could see how she glistened with the wetness of her excitement. He trailed his fingers softly through her damp blonde curls then inserted a finger and found her swollen clit. He could feel the moisture increase as his fingers played with her. He leaned down and used his tongue to swipe all the moisture away. He did it a couple of times and licked his lips. “Mmm, sweet.”
He looked at her face and she opened her pretty blue eyes. She ran her hands up and down his chest in a soft caress and then down to his hard shaft. A bead of pre-cum lingered on the tip of his cock and she used her fingers to spread the wetness around. Now it was his turn to groan with the pleasure he felt at the soft, hesitant touch of her fingers. She squeezed his cock in her hand and he felt his body tremble. He couldn’t hold back a loud moan.
“You are so sexy, Harrison.”
He shook his head in denial. “I thought I was mean and scary?”
She giggled. “Sometimes. Not right now though. You are one sexy, hot stud muffin.”
“Stud muffin?” He pretended to be offended. “No way did you just call me a stud muffin.”
She laughed out loud and he never saw such a beautiful sight. Her cheeks were pink and her eyes sparkled. Right then and there he vowed to see this look on her face often. He tickled her side. “I must punish you now.”
“Okay, I’m sorry, Harrison.” She gave up quickly and wrapped her arms around his waist. “You are hot and sexy, not a stud muffin.
Her thighs were wide open and cradled his erection. His body was anxious to enter her pussy. He had a feeling it was going to be amazing.
“Much better,” he teased and leaned down to kiss her ear and her cheek. He explored her mouth with his tongue and used his hands to explore her body starting with her breasts. He poured all his unspoken feelings into the kiss. He wanted her to know how deep his desire for her went, how different it was with her. Even if he couldn’t put all his feelings into words.
He pinched her nipples until they resembled pebbles, hard and round. He moved his hands down her stomach to her wet slit. She felt creamy and soft. He loved touching her and knowing he was the man who excited her.
“Are you ready for me, Selena?” he asked, poised above her after he put a condom on.