Box Set #46: The Sweet Lovers Complete Collection (All 3 books for $4.99)
In All of You, Alayna Taylor recovers from a tragic accident that upset her perfect life and finds strength to move on and set her sights on what she wants as a woman. Adam Bryant, her children’s pediatrician, is kind, patient, and exactly what she needs. Adam is determined to show Alayna how much he cares about her, and both of them find themselves wanting a whole lot more.
In Letting Go, stock broker Mike Foerster was used to playing the field until he met Catherine Beckitt, the gorgeous business manager. Everything goes well until a confidentiality agreement forces Mike to break it off because he can’t lie to her. Three months later, he spots her and their chemistry is even hotter than before. Will Mike’s job tear them apart, or will Catherine’s haunted past come back to destroy her?
In Mia Bella Anna, Cole Turner hires Anna Bryant to design his newest nightclub, but he wants much more than a business relationship. Their bond develops quickly, but when police begin to investigate Cole’s company, both he and Anna’s businesses are put under the microscope, possibly jeopardizing everything they’ve built. Will Cole be cleared and get Anna back? Can Anna put aside their hardships to realize they are meant to be together?
A Siren Erotic Romance
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ALL OF YOU
I was in my office checking the mirror and fixing myself after running ragged through the event this morning. I wore a pink sleeveless dress and a pair of floral-patterned peep-toe shoes. My necklace was simple, but had beautiful greens, purples, and pinks in it.
“You look gorgeous, as always.” I turned to see Adam standing in the doorway watching me.
“Thank you. How long have you been standing there?”
“Long enough to notice your jitters and watch you reapply your lipstick. Sexy, by the way.” I took a deep breath and he came around my desk and grabbed my hands. “You are going to be amazing today. You look perfect.”
“Thanks. I am nervous. I don’t want my story to tear me apart today in front of national television.”
“Alayna, you are a strong woman. Focus on your strengths and the obstacles you have overcome that have allowed you to get right here. Right here, in this moment.”
I smiled at him and gave him a gentle kiss, not wanting to mess up my lipstick. “Thank you for all that you have done. But more importantly, thank you for believing in me.”
We walked out of the office hand in hand. Liz was checking over the boys to make sure they were ready for the cameras and reminded them to be good. She looked up and saw me and Adam and gave me a reassuring smile. She was content to see me back to normal, whatever normal was.
“All ready, Alayna?” asked Sadie.
“Yes.” The boys stood on either side of me with great big smiles on their faces. They looked beyond precious in their Sunday best clothes.
Sadie looked into the cameras and began when she got her cue. “Hello, everyone. We are featuring a number of businesswomen who have overcome so many obstacles, but still remember that giving back to the community is always important.” She looked over to me. “This is Alayna Taylor. She owns The Land of Sweets in Carmel, Indiana. Alayna, tell us how you started the business.”
“Thank you, Sadie. I started The Land of Sweets a year ago, but it had been a dream of mine for some time. My late husband gave me his bonus check for a special project he was working on and that is how I started it.”
“How did you persevere through everything?”
“After Matt’s accident, it was really hard. Hard on me, my boys, and those around us. I had a wonderful support system, especially with my mom and my best friend, Liz. They kept encouraging me and I threw myself into this place knowing that I needed it to be successful now more than ever. I wanted the kids to have a good role model. A strong mother, not one that was falling apart. The kids loved helping me and the store helped us bond even more. I wanted their perspective on the sweets I carried, the décor, everything. I want everyone to feel like a kid when they walk in that door. And who better to ask than a child.”
“I will tell you what, Alayna. That is exactly how I felt when I walked in! That brings me to The Children’s Group you support.”
“Yes. I have been a supporter for years and happy I can do more. Fifty percent of our proceeds from our anniversary party today will go to The Children’s Group. The money will be used to buy birthday and Christmas presents for the children.”
“That is so generous of you. A hometown hero.”
“No hero here, Sadie, but thank you. I am just someone that cares. Children are our future. They all deserve a chance despite whatever situation they may be in or circumstance that may come up.”
“What are your future plans for The Land of Sweets?”
“I am almost done completing franchising opportunities with my attorneys. The information should be up on my website by the end of the month.”
“We will be sure to check that out. The Land of Sweets’s website link can be found on The Sadie Show’s webpage. You truly have the absolute best selections of sweets that I have ever seen. Candy I remember from my childhood, goodies for every allergy, and everything in between.”
“I aim to please and make sure everything in this store is to my high standards and stays that way.”
“Well, we at The Sadie Show wish you the best of luck. Thank you for letting us share your story and your anniversary here.”
“Thank you, Sadie. I also want to thank this wonderful town, its families, and local businesses, Mr. Smith and everyone at The Children’s Group, as well as Dr. Bryant and the Children’s Hospital for helping make this event possible.”
As soon as he heard his name, he smiled and winked at me. I had to thank him. He had done so much promoting this event.
The cameras filmed around the store for a few minutes, taking in the candy selections and general feel of the store. Then they turned off and Sadie and her producer thanked me again.
“Alayna, here is my number. If you ever need anything, please contact me. I do wish you the best of luck and I have a feeling that your franchise will be booming very shortly.”
“Thank you, Sadie. I appreciate you making the trip out here and promoting The Children’s Group and my store.”
“Anything for a fellow survivor,” she said with a smile. I knew her story. She had lost her husband ten years ago to cancer, right at the start of her television career. She gave me a big hug and they packed up and left.
Adam walked over with that boyish smile on his face. He grabbed me in his arms and whispered, “I am proud of you. You did a great thing here today.”
“Rise and shine, handsome.” I said ever-so gently. “We have lots of wine to taste today.”
A big smiled appeared on his face and then he slowly opened his eyes. “I want to taste you first.” He grumbled.
He playfully pushed me off of him and ripped off my clothes. The desire in his eyes made my body quiver with anticipation and excitement. He shoved me down and straddled me around my belly. His cock was so close to my mouth that I wanted to devour him on the spot. He held me down on the bed with my hands above my head. Electric shock ran through my body in response to his sexual assertiveness, my folds getting wetter by the second.
“Well, thank goodness you are a morning person,” I said with a sexy grin.
“Only when I wake up with you.” With a sexy grin, he said, “Hold onto the headboard, baby, and don’t let go.”
Hmmm…this could be exhilarating, but nearly impossible for me not to touch him.
He began at my fingertips, kissing and sucking on each and every one. He overwhelmed my body with his touch. Not just with his fingers, but his mouth, his tongue, his skin. The way he moved all over me, always making sure every possible part of his naked sexiness was touching me. He seemed fascinated with every inch of me as his cock trailed down and around my body with the rest of him.
I began to moan, “Mmmmmm, Adam.” He hadn’t even touched my sex yet and I felt like I was going to explode.
Oh God, this man!
He trailed right past my sex that I was certain was glistening in the sunlight. I was so wet and ready for him. I could feel it on my thighs. He continued to my inner thighs, spreading my legs ever so gently, caressing every part of my being. I pulled my knees up so my feet were resting on each side of him. He continued licking me and sucking me. My legs shot straight back down and I was squeezing the headboard so tightly, the sheer torment of his touch was sending me over the edge. A sensational orgasm filled me as I let out a cry of his name and my legs quivered. Adam was near my ankles and looking up at me, surely watching as my pussy contracted and cum seeped out of me. Still feeling the after-effects, I reached to get him in my arms.
“Not yet. I am not done with you,” he said, pushing my hands away. “I still have another half of you. Roll over.”
“Adam—” As much as this was thrilling, I wanted him inside me now.
“Alayna, I know you enjoyed that. Let me do it again. I want you to taste every inch of you.”
I rolled over and grabbed onto the damn headboard again. I felt him straddle me on my back, his cock gently pushing into the middle. I tried to clear my mind of wanting to touch him and let him partake in this fantasy.
Why was it bothering me so much? I have never been touched like this to the point of sheer ecstasy. Am I just scared about my feelings? Oh, shut the hell up! I told myself. Just enjoy all this pleasure this man wants you to experience.
My questioning thoughts quickly faded away as he trailed around my shoulders and down my back. His tongue dampened my spine and sent electricity to every nerve ending on the way down. His lips and tongue felt so good. He stroked and kissed the curves of my ass. He worked his way around both of my legs and my mind quickly became oblivious as my body took over…again. Just like that, I was on another thrilling ride, rocking my hips into the bed as my clit felt the pressure against the sheeted mattress. The headboard was pounding against the wall. My breaths were rapid as I tried to wrap my head around two orgasms that didn’t even involve my sex.
“Holy shit, Adam. The things you do—” I didn’t even finish my thought.
Mike’s breath briefly halted when he spotted Catherine among the customers in the candy shop. Damn his body and heart for allowing so many feelings to rush back as his eyes soaked up her angelic presence. His mind knew this wasn’t a good idea. He knew it wasn’t going to be easy or feel right keeping secrets from her. But his heart and body overruled his mind. As much as he tried to forget her, given his current circumstances, he just couldn’t let her go. Not again. She was dressed so professionally and exuberated control over her work and the entire stadium. You could tell she had her shit together just by watching the way she carried herself and worked with the other employees. He knew she was like that, and seeing her in action turned him on. He couldn’t deny it.
“Catherine,” he said to get her attention.
His voice sent Catherine’s body into a mix of emotions. She turned around and saw Mike standing there, all six-foot-one of that magnificent body with his charming smile. Part of her was excited to see him. Part of her was over him, or so she continuously told herself. He was wearing his Empires jersey and a pair of faded jeans. He had such a presence, a playboy presence, so she thought. It was bittersweet that she never saw that side of him, but it was for the best. His dirty blond hair was left naturally mussed up when he wasn’t at work. His eyes, oh my, those eyes of his were as blue as the ocean. She tried hard to focus on what happened on New Year’s and not drown in his gaze.
“Hey, Mike. How are you?”
He approached her and put his arm around her waist and leaned in and kissed her cheek. “I’ve missed you, Catherine,” he whispered cautiously. He didn’t know how she was going to react to him.
His words, warm breath, and masculine scent sent shivers down Catherine’s spine. Shivers she always tried to suppress and control when it came to him or any other man. He pulled away and looked at her.
She hesitated for a moment, wondering what to say. He was the one that walked away. He never even called her when he got back into town.
“I’ve missed you too,” she ended up blurting out. Well, it was the damn truth. She had missed him a lot, no matter how hard she tried to push him from her mind.
He smiled again at her, but she had a hard time figuring out what to say to him. She didn’t know how to respond. She didn’t completely understand the situation or if it even mattered. But her damn body had a mind of its own. She immediately blamed it on the exhausting work week. She didn’t even have the energy to fight her body’s natural response to him. Thank God she was wearing long sleeves and Mike couldn’t see the goose bumps he gave her. But unlike the creepy shivers from the other night, these goose bumps were red hot, and her body was welcoming them for the first time in a really long time.
Mike had to say something. The moments of silence between them were awkward and left him feeling uneasy. “Opening day seems to be going really well. I was just stopping in to check on Alayna’s franchise.”
“Fans seem to be enjoying the sweets. I just checked on the sales so far today. I couldn’t be more pleased.”
“Good to hear, and I am sure Alayna will be happy as well.” Mike took a deep breath and reached for Catherine’s hand. He slowly rubbed his thumb over her knuckles, debating what to say next. He hated feeling awkward around her. “Catherine, I’m sorry I had to leave you like I did on New Year’s. I know with how things are now. It won’t be easy, but I would be a complete fool if I walked away again. Not a day has gone by that I didn’t think of you. I really want to see you again.”
Catherine tried to fight the sensations of his touch. She took the last few ounces of energy that she had to get her body somewhat under control. She had to think clearly and made a mental note to grab a coffee at the next vendor’s stand. “I don’t know, Mike,” she prudently responded.
Mike couldn’t blame her one bit. And honestly, he knew this wasn’t a good idea. He would still have to keep certain things from her. But hell, the moment he saw her again, he couldn’t help himself. He couldn’t give her up. He would just have to be extremely careful around her so she didn’t find out the secrets he had to hold. “Please, Catherine. Give me another chance,” he pleaded and gave her a few moments to contemplate his question. He smiled at her again, pulling out the most charming weapon he had in a stadium full of people. “So, what do you say? Will you let me take you out this weekend?”
Catherine took a deep breath. Did he have to keep smiling like that? The physical attraction between them was even more evident than the last time they saw each other. So much so that her girlie parts began to hum in response to the vision in front of her and his touch, scent, everything about him. Her senses were being overloaded. Of course, it could be because it felt like he left her high and dry. They hadn’t even slept together. It was her fault, too. She had been fine taking it slow. She wanted it that way even though she never told him. He seemed to be fine with it too. But now, Catherine’s libido seemed to be smacking her right in the face because of her long dry spell. “Sure,” she finally retorted.
Watching Catherine let go was probably the most beautiful thing he had ever witnessed. She didn’t hold back. Not for him. He pushed her orgasm to last as long as he could. He wanted to feel everything. To drink every last drop of her sweet cum.
When her spasms subsided, she threw her arms over her head, completely spent. But oh, it was just the beginning.
“Holy—Wow!” she said, trying to catch her breath.
“That was beautiful,” Mike said as he moved back up her body.
Catherine reached for him and pulled him toward her for a passionate kiss. She could taste herself on him. It shocked her when she realized it turned her on even more. How was that possible? She reached down and unbuckled his belt and pants.
“It’s been so long, Mike, too long. Please. I want you inside me.”
Mike sensed the urgency in her voice and saw the desire in her eyes. He quickly hopped off the bed and took off his pants and boxer briefs.
Catherine’s gaze dropped from his face down to his cock. Her eyes grew even darker with desire. She looked like she wanted to devour him. The thought of that made his lips curve into a sexy smirk, but he pushed that thought aside. There would be plenty of time for that. Right now, all he wanted was to be inside her and feel her muscles pulse around his dick, just like she did around his finger.
Catherine was more than enthralled with Mike’s body. Jesus! Could the man be any more perfect? He was perfectly sculpted and gifted with size.
“Angel? Please tell me you have condoms,” he said, standing at the edge of the bed.
“I do.” Catherine reached over to her nightstand. She opened the drawer and pulled out a brand new box. She handed it to him with a sweet, anxious smile.
Mike couldn’t seem to open the box fast enough. He was fumbling with it like a nervous teenager before his first time. Catherine noticed and giggled. She got up and knelt on the bed in front of him. He just stared at her. He couldn’t help himself. She was that breathtakingly gorgeous, with her creamy, soft skin and the sprinkle of freckles, and the way her strawberry blonde hair draped over her shoulders. And when she giggled, it made his dick twitch.
“Need some help?”
“Apparently.” He handed her the box and she began to open it. “God, the things you do to me. You are so goddamn beautiful that I can’t even do a simple task like open a box.” He was still gawking at her when he felt her warm hands on him. He gasped and looked down. She was putting the condom on him. That small gesture almost set him off right then and there.
“Well, you seem to have been functioning just fine a few minutes ago,” she acknowledged with a smile and another giggle.
That was it. Mike couldn’t take it anymore. He cupped her face and kissed her with every ounce of passion that was stirring in his body. His hands slid down her body and cupped her ass. He hauled her to him, but she went the rest of the way, grinding her body against his rock hard erection. He leaned forward, pressing her back to lie on the bed. Her hair sprawled out over the mattress, forming a striking halo around her head. He climbed onto of her and guided his cock inside her. Inch by inch.
Catherine gasped at the intrusion, but more than welcomed it. It took some control for her not to grab Mike’s ass and thrust her hips. It had been a long time. Taking it a bit slow the first time was the best thing for her vagina. She tried telling herself that.
“You feel so good, Catherine. Your pussy is so tight.” Mike pushed all the way in.
Catherine moaned and didn’t want to take it slowly. She grabbed his ass and sunk her fingernails into his skin. Even his ass was rock hard. She wrapped her legs around him, physically telling him not to hold back.
Mike loved the uninhibited responses he got from Catherine. The way she moaned, cried his name, and the way she dug her fingernails into his skin. She was definitely going to be leaving marks. He tried to pace himself. He wanted her to come again. He didn’t want it to be over quickly. He slowly moved in and out of her, driving deep each and every time.
“Don’t hold back on me. I can take what you want to give me. I want it all, too.”
Christ almighty! This woman was going to cause the death of him. His dick grew even harder as he quickened his pace. Moving faster and harder. Visions of everything he wanted to do with her, to her, flashed in his head like a near death experience. He lifted her legs up over his arms. She tilted her hips, taking more of him. All of him.
Mike’s cock felt so good. She was tight, but so wet for him. The pleasure-pain feeling overwhelmed her. She wanted more.
“More, Mike. Please,” she begged.
MIA BELLA ANNA
Becca nodded, agreeing with her boss and friend. “The swatches are in the bookcase, second shelf.”
“Right where they are supposed to be.” She smiled at her friend. “What would I do without you?”
“Not sure,” she teased. “You probably wouldn’t have this hotel contract.”
“I wouldn’t be able to handle it on my own, that’s for damn sure. You are amazing. Have I told you that lately?”
“Yes, but you can tell me again,” Becca snickered with a smile.
“We should probably think about hiring someone else to help out around the office.”
Both phone lines started ringing at the same time causing the women to give each other overwhelmed looks.
“And when would we have to time to look for someone?” Becca questioned.
“Point taken. I’ll get one line.”
Becca nodded and ran back to her desk to answer the other one.
Anna grabbed the swatches and finally answered the call on the fourth ring. “Anna Bryant Designs. Anna speaking.” She was scrambling through swatches and barely paying attention to the call.
“When does my favorite interior designer have time for dinner?” a man asked.
Anna stopped what she was doing for a moment to focus on the call. “I’m sorry. Who am I speaking to?” Anna was in full blown work mode. Dinner proposals were the last thing she had time for.
“Cole Turner,” he chuckled. “I guess I didn’t leave a big enough impression on you.”
Anna sat down in her office chair and sighed. “I’m sorry, Cole. Things are crazy busy. I should have recognized your voice. It’s been a while. How have you been?”
“Apology accepted. I am doing well. Business is great, and it sounds like it is going well for you too.”
“It is. Becca and I really need to find a bigger office space and more help. However, that will take some time, and there are only so many hours in the day.”
“Very true, but you sound overworked.”
Although it was the truth, Anna really couldn’t complain much. She had high goals set for her business. Despite the stress, things were progressing nicely. “We are working on an enormous contract for an elite hotel.”
“That is wonderful! Congratulations, Anna!”
“Thank you,” she responded gratefully. She was very proud of the large hotel they had gotten but was already starting to worry about why Cole was calling. He had contracted her to design each of his clubs. She assumed he was calling because he was ready to start the next one. “So what can I help you with Cole?”
“I want to take you out to dinner, so we can start talking about plans for the next club. How does next Friday sound? I will be back in town by then.”
Anna sighed and her shoulders tensed even more than they had been over the past few weeks. How the hell was she going to manage all of this and be out of town?
“I am actually going to be in New York City for my brother’s best friend’s wedding next weekend. Can we make it the following week?”
“I’ll come with you.”
“What?” Anna asked shocked by his self-invite.
“I’ll come with you to New York City. We can chat on the plane and do some research at some of the clubs while we are there.”
“Cole, this is a family event. My brother and his family will be there and so will my parents. I have known Mike, the groom, since we were little.”
“Perfect. I can’t wait to meet everyone. Email me your flight itinerary, and I will book mine. I will have a car pick you up and take you to the airport. See you then, Anna.” Cole hung up the phone.
“What the fuck just happened?” Anna muttered and set the phone down on the receiver.
Becca popped back into the doorway of her office. “Are you talking to yourself again?” She laughed.
“Yes. I do that more when I am stressed, don’t I?”
“Yes, you do. So who was on the phone?”
“Oh, the sexy club owner.” Becca waggled her eyebrows.
Anna glared at her. “He invited himself to Mike and Catherine’s wedding.”
“What?” Becca asked with wide eyes.
“Yes, he did.” Anna shook her head in disbelief.
“That man either has a set of balls on him or he has it bad for you. Although…it wouldn’t be so bad if it was both.” Becca winked at her.
Anna rolled her eyes. She had thought there was some attraction between her and Cole. She went to his martini bar, The Dirty Olive, a number of times to hang out and see if anything would happen between them but nothing ever came of it. They were business associates which had to be her focus. After a while, she accepted it would be nothing more and was fine with it. Until today, when he came steam rolling back in her life in a way that seemed more than work oriented. “He invited me to dinner to talk about the next club, but I told him I was super busy with the hotel and had to go out of town for the wedding. He invited himself. Can you believe it? Who does that?”
“Well, apparently Cole Turner does.”
The woman was seducing him, and it turned him on. Cole took his hard cock in his hand and began stroking it. Moving his hand up and down, he kept his eyes glued to Anna as she slowly rid of her clothes. After a few minutes, which seemed like an eternity to him, she was standing before him completely naked. She was the most stunning sight in the universe. He wanted to be inside her. His cock twitched for her. He needed to be buried deep inside her.
“Shhh,” she whispered with her finger at her mouth. “I’m taking, Cole,” she reminded him. “I like watching you touch yourself. It makes me wet.” She slid a finger between her legs to feel her arousal and then licked it off her fingers.
“Oh cazzo me.”
She got on the bed and dragged her naked body up his. “I’m in charge, Cole. All. Night. Long.” She stopped by his face, licking his lips, and reached in her nightstand drawer. She took out a silk scarf and pulled his arms above his head. She tightly secured them to her headboard. “I want you to make me scream, Cole.” She moved up his body and positioned her pussy over his mouth. “I want to scream loudly and come hard. I know you can make it happen.”
He looked up at her and nodded as she sat down on him. He devoured her like a famished wild animal. He licked her wet folds, fucked her with his tongue, and played with her clit and her piercing over and over again.
She gripped the headboard tightly. She felt her orgasm building and her body beginning to lose control. The headboard was banging against the wall. He continued lavishing her with his mouth until she was screaming his name, and his face was covered with her cum.
She didn’t waste one moment after the peak of her orgasm. Her insides were still quaking when she moved back down his body. She cupped his face and kissed him. Their tongues played. She enjoyed tasting herself mixed with Cole. She licked his face cleaning the remnants of her cum off of him.
“You are so fucking beautiful, Anna.”
She smiled at him. “I want you inside me with no barrier. I’m on the pill and clean.”
“I’m clean, too. I never had sex without a—”
She sat down on him, taking him in so deep his breath hitched. The feeling of being bare inside her was like nothing he ever felt before. It was so fucking amazing he swore he couldn’t see straight.
She moved up, almost to the point he was out of her, then crashed back down on him. He watched as his cock disappeared inside her each and every time. He loved it, but he wanted to touch her, especially since she was playing with her breasts. He wanted to play with them and touch her all over.
“Untie me, babe. Please.”
“No, not yet.”
“Anna,” he cautioned.
She shook her head and continued riding him. “My night to take,” she reminded him.
Cole pulled on the silk scarf really hard. Sounds of breaking wood filled the room.
Anna stopped moving and glared at him. “You owe me a new headboard.”
He flipped her over to her back and pinned her to the bed.
Anna gasped at the sudden switch.
“I’ll buy you a few headboards. I have a feeling it won’t be the only one we break.” Anna squirmed a bit under him. “You wanted me to make you scream, Anna. It is much easier and more enjoyable for the both of us if I can touch you the way I know you love to be touched.” Cole pulled her legs over his shoulders nearly lifting her off the bed.
“You didn’t enjoy what I was doing? It sure as hell looked like you did.” Anna wanted Cole to clarify what he said.
He brought her pussy straight to his mouth and licked the entire length.
Anna moaned at the sensation of Cole’s tongue against her swollen sex.
“I did, every fucking second of it. But I can only take so much, Anna. I want to taste you and touch you. I love the way your skin feels and how you respond to what I do to you - what we do together. It would be my pleasure to make you scream my name all night long. It would be music to my fucking ears. It would make me hard all night long. I love watching you come undone under my touch.”
“Show me,” she challenged him.
Cole never back down from a challenge. He licked, sucked, and fingered her with every ounce of passion. In less than five minutes, she had two orgasms. Barely coming down from the last one, he thrust his cock inside her. He was so turned on by watching her peak, but he wanted to give her more. His thrusts were powerful and fast. He knew she liked it this way. He knew everything about her body. In the short period of time they were intimate, he studied it closely, finding out what she liked and didn’t like. He knew exactly what she liked, and he gave her everything for hours. Orgasm after orgasm shattered her, making her come completely undone at the mercy of his skilled hands, mouth, tongue, and cock. There was not an inch of her body that wasn’t worshipped by him. She felt like a fucking queen, high upon a throne.