When Mercedes, the town librarian, enters a place no good girl would dare to tread, she meets a man who says he’s an incubus, who has an offer too tempting to pass. After the encounter with the stranger, sanity returns and Mercedes begins to wonder if she’s lost her mind along with her memory, or if the man in the back of the adult toy store really was who he claimed to be.
“Have you ever owned one? Used one?”
Heat blasted across her cheeks. “Excuse me?”
He leaned in again. “Have you ever done anything forbidden?” Warm breath puffed from his lips, rustling the hair on her nape. “Taboo?”
Mercedes spun around and whumped him with the giant, red prick. Not on purpose, but perhaps it should have been. Face to face, body to body, she was close enough to discover he had an erection. “I…I… I think I’m in the wrong place.”
He cocked his head. “Or the right one. What is it you’re looking for?” His gaze swept from the top of her head, down her cardigan sweater to the hem of her long, broomstick skirt. “You don’t look like the normal clientele.” He plucked the tortoise shell frames with false prescription lenses from her nose and dropped them into an oversized handbag she’d parked beside her on the floor. “And you can’t hide your need behind those. I see through you.”
Mercedes swallowed again. Her hand slipped up to her breast to slow her heart. “Who are you?”