[Ménage Amour: Erotic Paranormal Ménage a Quatre Romance, M/F/M/M, shape-shifters, HEA]
Kate Darby just wants to get out of the path of a hurricane, but finds herself lost in a storm she never saw coming. Left with a frozen heart after her mother’s death, Kate never imagined it would take three hot men to thaw her out. And when they bust out with fur and fangs, things get really interesting. Panther-shifter brothers Blake, Drake, and Jake Taylor are living in South Florida and aren’t looking for their mate. But when she’s blown into their path, they’re not about to fight fate. Finding out she’s meant to be mated to three men is surprising enough, but then Kate learns she has a legendary cat stalking her brain. Unfortunately, now that Kate has something worth living for, someone wants her dead. Kate’s not just a cute little kitty, though, and when the fur flies, the claws come out.
Note: There is no sexual relationship or touching for titillation between or among siblings.
A Siren Erotic Romance
Kate woke up slowly, not quite ready for it to be morning yet. She’d had the weirdest dream last night, but as the fog of sleep retreated, she couldn’t recall the details. Something about getting stuck in the rain and a bear chasing her and—what was that other thing? Something with golden fur, but she couldn’t remember what. And a naked man? No, that couldn’t be right. The dream was too fuzzy to remember. She snuggled deeper into the covers. She had always liked sleeping in nice hotel beds with the fluffy down pillows and big comforters. And was that coffee she smelled? It smelled good.
Kate stiffened. Why would she smell coffee in her hotel room? Come to think of it, she couldn’t actually remember getting to the hotel last night. She slowly opened her eyes and peeked out from under the covers but screamed and immediately ducked back under them. There was a man sitting on the edge of the bed.
Holy crap! Why was there a man sitting on her bed? Did she pick someone up in the hotel bar last night? She knew that was completely out of character for her, and besides, she didn’t even remember the hotel, much less the hotel bar.
She screwed up her courage and peeked out again. He was just sitting there watching her with his eyebrows raised as though he was waiting to see what she would do next. Well, at least he was dressed, unlike the man from her blurry dream, so hopefully that meant he wasn’t about to pounce on her. She realized he was holding two cups, with one extended out toward her. She sat up, being careful to keep the comforter around her, and tentatively reached out to take the cup from him. She brought it to her nose and sniffed. Yep, definitely coffee. She took a small sip and sighed as the warm liquid went down. Okay, it was very good coffee, not the cheap stuff sold in bulk at one of the warehouse stores.
The man was still looking at her. His sandy-blond hair was long enough to pull into a short ponytail, but right now, it hung loose around his shoulders. He had golden-brown eyes like molten milk chocolate with flecks of honey. And even though he was fully clothed, Kate could tell there were some mighty fine muscles under his shirt. The exposed part of his tanned arms gave testimony to how good the rest of him must look. Kate tore her eyes away from the ungodly gorgeous body and glanced around. Uh-oh. This was definitely not her hotel room. This looked way too much like someone’s house.
“Where am I?”
“Good morning to you, too.” He flashed a way-too-sexy grin at her. “I was beginning to worry that you’d lost your voice, what with all the screaming you did last night.”
Screaming? What screaming? He wasn’t implying that she and he had…had…and that she had been screaming while they…they…was he?
“When was I screaming?” She braced herself, not really knowing if she wanted an answer. She wasn’t exactly a virgin, but she hoped she would at least remember having sex with someone.
“Don’t you remember anything from last night?” He was still grinning.
“Um…look, I don’t want to hurt your feelings or anything. I mean…you know… I’m sure it was great and mind-blowing and all that, but maybe I just had too much to drink.” She didn’t remember having anything to drink, but how else could she explain having sex with this incredibly hot guy and not remember anything?
She looked at him with as much apology as she could put into her features, but he burst out laughing. She gaped at him. Here she was trying to apologize for not remembering having sex with him, and he was laughing at her!
“Sorry,” he gasped as he tried to stop laughing. “You think that we…you and I…” He was having a hard time getting the words out.
“So we didn’t?” Kate knew she should have been relieved when he shook his head in answer, but she was actually feeling a little pissed. “Well, excuse me! Didn’t you think I was good-looking enough?”
The laughter stopped abruptly, and he leaned over her with such an intense, smoldering look in his eyes that Kate was surprised she didn’t burst into flames.
“Oh, you looked very good, especially after I took your wet clothes off so you wouldn’t get sick.” Kate gulped, and her pulse quickened as he continued staring at her. “But I don’t take advantage of unconscious females, regardless of how beautiful they are.”
“You think I’m beautiful?” Kate knew she should be yelling at him for taking her clothes off while she was unconscious, but his heated stare was making her think something else entirely.
Blake held her face in his hands and looked into her eyes. “My sweet Kate, I swear we will never hurt you and will always protect you. Can you allow yourself to trust us?”
Kate’s cat leapt forward in her mind, and Kate could swear her growl sounded like a resounding yes. Kate looked up at Blake and then looked to Drake and Jake standing on either side of her. Their bodies were tense, as though they were wound tight but were holding themselves back until they had her answer.
Their eyes shone with such sincerity and hope that Kate felt her heart start to open for these men. She didn’t know them well, but they had already started to tear down the emotional walls she had built around herself. Taking a leap of faith, she reached one hand up and lightly traced Blake’s bottom lip.
“Yes, I trust you.” She looked Drake’s eyes and then Jake’s. “I trust all of you.”
Blake lowered his face to hers and claimed her lips with a slow, gentle kiss. His tongue brushed over her lips, and she parted them, allowing him to enter. Blake groaned as his tongue swept into her mouth, deepening the kiss and turning up the heat running through Kate’s veins. His tongue danced circles around hers, sliding and teasing. He tasted amazing, and Kate kissed him back with equal enthusiasm. She vaguely registered the sound of zippers and the feeling of clothing being removed, but the intensity of the kiss and her growing desire consumed her thoughts.
Fingers entwined into her hair, and hands caressed her body. Blake broke the kiss, but Drake immediately took his place. Kate relished the taste of him, so different from his brother and so deliciously Drake. She grew adventurous and let her tongue push into Drake’s mouth, wanting to taste more of him. She felt hands caressing her body, down her back and hips. She was beyond thought. Her body was practically on fire with her need, and her cat was demanding she make these men hers.
“Please.” Her strangled plea escaped her lips as Drake pulled back to look at her. “I need…I need…”
Jake moved around and kissed her temple, his hand cupping her ass. “We know, babe. We’ll take care of you.”
Kate looked at them, realizing they were all naked but not quite aware of how exactly that had happened. These men were magnificent. Drake and Jake had the same muscle tone and tanned torsos that Blake possessed. Kate’s gaze roamed over them, unable to stop exploring the contours of their bodies. She gasped when she saw their aroused shafts. The one time she’d had sex, she’d never actually looked at the guy she was with. She’d been only nineteen, and it had all been over in minutes. She had a feeling it would take a lot more than a few minutes to satisfy these men. That thought just made her blood and skin feel even hotter.
Drake took her hand and led her to the bed then climbed onto it and pulled her with him, leaving her legs dangling over the side. He lay beside her and began kissing her again, his tongue plunging into her mouth and driving her need higher. Jake lay on the other side of her and leaned down over her then cupped her breast and took a nipple into his mouth, sucking gently on it. The pull of his mouth was like an electric jolt straight to her clit, and she arched her back, pressing herself into him. Her whole body was overly sensitive, and she desperately needed more.
Kate felt hands on her thighs and looked down to where Blake had knelt on the floor between her dangling legs. She watched, fascinated, as Blake met her gaze and lowered his head close to her lower lips, inhaling deeply.
“Mmmm, sweetheart. You smell so good.” He held her gaze as he lowered his head the rest of the way and then licked her in one tortuously slow motion from her entrance to her clit. His tongue twirled around the sensitive nub, and she raised her hips completely off the bed, thrusting into his face. Blake chuckled as he moved one hand to her abdomen and held her down, which only increased her desire to push into his mouth. His tongue continued to lap at her folds and torment her clit. She felt Blake insert a finger into her and move it slowly in and out. She tried to thrust into his hand, but he held her firmly in place. She felt him add another finger, and she groaned with the pleasure of being filled as he scissored his fingers inside of her.
She threw her head back onto the bed, and Drake reclaimed her mouth, his tongue probing and sliding into her. Jake bit down lightly on her nipple and then laved his tongue across the sensitive flesh. It was too much, but it wasn’t nearly enough. Kate’s body had never been driven to these heights. She needed even more, and she needed it now.
She tore her mouth away from Drake. “More. Please, more!” She thought she would go insane with the need building in her.
“Look at me, Kate.” Blake had stood up, and the head of his cock was at her heated and slick entrance. She looked into Blake’s eyes and gasped as the honey-colored flecks glowed with golden light. He pushed into her slowly, stretching her walls and letting her grow accustomed to his size. He started to pull out, and she protested, startling herself as a ferocious growl tore from her throat. She didn’t know if she had actually made that sound or if it had been the cat in her mind, but Blake grinned and reversed his course, sliding back into her, deeper than before.