[Siren Classic: Erotic Contemporary Romance]
Elizabeth Carlisle has her life planned out, but a surprise announcement from her father that the family is moving from California to Oklahoma sends Elizabeth into a tailspin. By accident, she finds herself nearly a hundred miles from home, where she meets Jake Caliva. The two form an immediate bond, but they only have one night together.
After fifteen years, Liz has come back to California to find Jake. She needs to tell him that they share a son, but more than that, Liz needs to see if her memories of their weekend were real or just young romanticism. A chance meeting brings them together, and while old passion ignites, secrets remain, but when a family emergency arises, the truth can mean the difference between life and death for their young son.
A Siren Erotic Romance
“Enjoying yourself?” His voice made her stomach do funny things, and for a moment, Liz couldn’t speak. When she gathered her bearings, she chanced a glance over her shoulder before turning her attention back to the center of the room.
“I am, thank you.”
“I’ve been watching you this evening. I couldn’t stop watching you this evening. You look wonderful.” He paused, and Liz had to struggle to remain calm. Everything inside her was screaming this was what she wanted, what she came here for, but Liz knew it couldn’t be that simple. Nothing was ever that simple, and until she understood where this man was coming from, she was not going to embarrass herself by latching on to him like cling wrap.
“Thank you. You look like you are doing well.” She stopped for a moment and heard him mumble something, but she wasn’t able to make out what he said. As she remembered the newspaper article, she turned to face him. “Congratulations, by the way. I hear you are the talk of the town. It seems you are quite the catch.” She noticed him bristle and continued. “I actually picked up a paper the moment I got into town. Imagine my surprise when I opened it and found a picture of you staring at me.” She smiled at his look of discomfort. It seemed someone wasn’t fond of the spotlight. Hm.
“Yes. Well, thank you. That was actually quite the surprise for me, as well.”
The waiter returned, handing her the glass of water she had asked for, and Liz, feeling parched, took a long drink. When she lowered the glass, she noticed Jake stood alone, and the words escaped before she could call them back. “Where is your date, if you don’t mind me asking?”
Jake grinned, and Liz felt her body heat in awareness. It was the same grin she remembered, the same one that attracted her to him all those years ago. “No, I don’t mind. She was a client’s daughter, and I took her home.” That was an interesting bit of information, but Liz didn’t comment. Instead, she turned her attention back to the crowd. She was relieved to see it was finally thinning a bit as more people chose to call it a night. She had left Mel to play host with her brother-in-law, and while she’d had a good time, Liz was aware that she had been far too conscious of Jake’s presence.
Lifting the glass to her lips once again, Liz nearly choked when Jake leaned in, whispering in her ear. “How about I take you home? I do believe we have some unfinished business to discuss.” Her surprise caused the water to get stuck in her throat, and in a fit of coughing, Liz searched for an avenue of escape. She had expected Jake to make some kind of comment, but she had never expected him to end his date early and come looking for her. “Are you all right?” he asked, when she was finally breathing normally.
“I’m fine. Thank you. That…just surprised me.”
“I’m sorry. So should we continue to play games, then?” His tone was harsh, and Liz turned at the first note. Facing him once again, she could see that he was working to contain his anger, and it was such an unexpected emotion that she suddenly questioned the wisdom of making this trip. She could tell he was angry, but was it because she had treaded on his domain? She had never taken the time to think that maybe he would be upset that she would seek him out. As she considered her own lack of foresight, Liz’s brow scrunched, and she lowered her eyes as she tried to formulate a sincere apology that would allow her to bow out gracefully.
She was so embarrassed. How could she come all this way, believing that this man, who had made such a huge impression on her as a girl, would want anything to do with the woman she was now? After seeing the life he lived and reading the article in the newspaper, suddenly Liz’s stomach roiled. What an idiot she was! He was sophisticated and successful, everything that Liz was not and would never be.
As she started to step back, Liz felt Jake’s hand cup her cheek, and his finger trailed the outline of her jaw, causing goose bumps to break out across her skin.
When he lifted her face to his, the anger was gone, making Liz wonder if she had imagined it. Instead, his eyes were filled with desire. Liz knew that look, and she knew she wore the same expression. Jake lowered his eyes, and Liz slipped her tongue out, moistening her lips. He was going to kiss her, and that knowledge sent an electrical current straight to her clit.
His kiss was feather soft, yet when he ran the length of his tongue across her bottom lip, Liz welcomed the intrusion. He tasted of Kahlua, and Liz had never relished the flavor as much as she did now. Sliding her arms around his neck, the kiss became a mixture of scorching need, unbridled passion, and far too many lost years between them. Jake broke the kiss but leaned his head against hers. “Let me drive you. I’ll take you anywhere you want to go. Back to the hotel, back to my place, a dark alley, I don’t care, but don’t say no. Please, Liz. Please don’t say no.”
Jake’s cock, already hard, seemed to swell even more with her words, but it was the plea in her voice that would be his undoing. He loved that sound, and with a growl, he scooped her up and tossed her on the bed before he climbed after her. He paused only long enough to open the nightstand drawer and grab a couple condoms. As he dropped them on the bed, Jake looked up at Liz, his Liz, finally in his bed, burning for him. Jake didn’t think he would ever get enough.
Crawling across the mattress, he understood what Liz meant. He wanted to make sure she was real as well. The heated look in her eye as she watched him move over her spurred him on. He took her mouth in a possessive kiss as he ran the tip of his finger through her springy curls. They were already damp, and he didn’t need to touch her to be sure she was ready for him, but he wanted to. He wanted to touch her everywhere, and then he wanted to follow the trail with his tongue. He had all night, he reminded himself. This was only the starting point. Jake had a plan, and his plan was to keep her here in his bed for a very long time.
His finger found her moist opening, and, slipping it inside, he reveled in her sweet moan. “Damn, you’re tight. You are going to feel so good on my cock.” He wrapped his hand around his shaft and gently guided it to her opening. Then he froze. He had forgotten the condom. Shit!
He didn’t want to stop what he was doing, but damn, he had to. Quickly, he grabbed at the foil pouch, and, using his teeth, tore it open. He had himself covered in record-breaking time. “Now, where were we?” he asked as he guided the tip of his penis through her slick folds.
“We were just about there,” Liz offered as she lifted her hips and took the first inch of his impressive shaft into her body.
Jake felt like a randy teenager again. He could feel his sac tightening already, and he hadn’t made it all the way inside her. “You are so fucking tight. I won’t last long,” he told her as he pressed in another inch. He was trying to go slow and give her body a chance to accommodate the intrusion but also to give himself a chance to rein in some control.
* * * *
Liz watched his face, and she could tell he was trying to hold back. She didn’t want Jake to hold back. She wanted him wild. She wanted him embedded so far into her body that he forgot they were two separate beings. There would be time for sweet and gentle later, but now, she craved hard, hot, and fast.
Taking her nipples between her forefingers and thumbs, Liz rolled and tugged, making her already-elongated nipples extend further. Jake’s eyes feasted on her movements, but still he didn’t rush, didn’t even speed up. He pushed another inch, and Liz wanted to scream. Instead, she pushed herself into a semi-sitting position so she could take his face into her hands. She took his lips in a scorching kiss that left them both breathless. It also gave Liz a chance to push him back onto the mattress. “What…”
“Shh, you take too long. My turn.”
Before Jake’s head hit the pillow, Liz moved over him. With a leg on each side of his strong thighs, she took his cock in her hand and positioned him at her core. In one swift thrust, Liz welcomed him into her body. As she leaned forward to trail his jawline with her tongue, Liz heard his sharp intake of breath. She could feel his desire as it thrummed through his body.
Liz had taken lovers, a few since Jake, but never had she been this brazen. She had never taken the lead, never wanted to, but with Jake it was different. It was a heady feeling, exhilarating and empowering, to know that she was responsible for the thickening in his breath. Liz remembered how it made her feel the first time they had sex, and as another moan reached her ears, she closed her eyes, trying to savor the moment.
Beneath her, Jake shifted his hips, the movement driving his cock higher until the tip touched her womb, causing her internal muscles to grip his cock and sending delicious jolts of awareness straight to her clit. As she pushed herself up into a sitting position, using Jake’s chest as her anchor, Liz couldn’t think past the fullness inside her pussy.