[Siren Classic: Erotic Classic Romance, HEA]
Holly Shepherd is gearing up to leave New York for a yearlong transfer to the London office. So the last thing she needs is to indulge in her dark desires for her coworker Travis Kane.
That won't stop Travis. He is a persistent man, one who never gives up on what he wants, and what he desires most of all is her. One night he whispers his dark promise to her, that he will make her his in every conceivable way by the end of the night.
Taking a gamble, Holly loses her tightly held inhibitions. Just once she wants to know what it would be like to spend one night in his arms and in his bed. What Holly didn't expect, however, was that one night of unadulterated bliss to turn into many nights. Now days from leaving the country, Holly must make a choice. If she chooses incorrectly, however, she risks not only breaking her heart but his as well.
A Siren Erotic Romance
4.5 STARS: "His Dark Promise is a fast-paced, hot, thoroughly enjoyable read. The sex was off the charts and Travis made Holly his in every conceivable way. When Travis whispers his promise to Holly, the heat of the moment and Holly’s growing desire is conveyed with such depth, the reader easily puts herself in Holly’s place and wishes for a Travis of her own. We’re with Travis as he realizes he might’ve overdone it to the point where he’s pushed the woman of his dreams away rather than drawing her in as he intends. I understood Holly’s reservations about Travis given his reputation and what would be a long-distance relationship if she moves forward with him. Holly has always held a part of herself back in relationships because she never wanted to be hurt. My only complaint is Holly’s reason for not wanting to be hurt is never explored. The ending is poignant and leaves you with the feeling that this is a couple well-equipped to have their HEA loaded with hot, sexy night and sinful, dark promises." -- Leslie Ferdinand, His Dark Promise
"I received a copy of this fro the author for a truthful review.W-O-W-Z-E-R!! Yup that is how I am going to start my review. Ok soooooo if you hang out on the Twinsie Talk Blog you kinda get the feeling we like...slash that....LOVE erotica. Man, oh, Man this book is a grrrrreat fit for our blog. It is a quick 90 page novella but holy hell it is a hot ass 90 pages. It was a different novel for me to read because the dialogue was minimal. The author does an amazing job of describing everything so we know what is going on and how the characters are feeling. Oh so here is the DL about this novel besides it is a sexy erotic novella. Holly is going to London and has decided to "treat" herself to a good bye weekend from Travis. He has been hounding her for ever but she knew he would break her heart because he is Mr. Player....or is he??? Any way the novel is basically the two of them exploring each other in every conceivable way before she leaves. She slowly realizes she is falling in love with him but knows he will reject her so she will leave and go to London to nurse her broken heart. Travis saw Holly. Travis asked Holly out. Holly said "hell no." Travis fell in love. He pursues her for as long as he has known her and knew that she would be his. She claimed his heart and he would do anything to have her say/scream/whisper that she loves him. I would love to read more about this relationship and what is going on between them. I will not tell you much about the "what happens" because I really think you will enjoy the story. So peps be sure to pick up your copy!!!" -- Angie J, Twinsie Talk Book Reviews
Holly Shepherd moved toward some free space in the center of the dance floor. Closing her eyes, she absorbed the rhythm of the music inside of her. Her hips swayed to and fro with the beat of the song. She could feel the eyes of all her male coworkers gravitate toward her, as she slid her hands seductively up and down her body.
Hearing a few wolf whistles and cat calls moments later, she opened her eyes and instantly her gaze found Travis Kane. He stood at the edge of the dance floor dressed in one of those devastatingly handsome designer suits of his, that made him look every inch the sex god he professed to be. Her mouth watered at the sheer sight of him.
Just staring at him now, Holly knew why Travis Kane seemed to occupy her sinful thoughts during the day, and tantalised her dreams at night. He was purely male, with his dark good looks and sinful eyes and that sexy smile that curved at his lips just like it did now as he stared back at her knowingly. Holly knew she should just stay away from him so her heart couldn’t get tangled up with his. If she kept her distance from him then she also wouldn’t have to acknowledge the way her body always reacted to him whenever he was nearby.
If the gossip she had overheard from all the other women in the office was to be believed about Travis Kane and his sexual prowess then it would be smart for her to avoid him at all cost. All she had to do was keep on doing what she has always had done with him and knock back all his advances and offers of a date so she didn’t become just another name he wrote down in that little black book of his.
Holly didn’t want to be just another conquest Travis gloated about to his mates. She wanted to mean more to him than just simply a one-night stand. After all, they both had to work with each other on a daily basis. They both had a reputation to uphold as corporate high flyers. So if they mixed business with pleasure and it all came undone, then how was she meant to face him at work while nursing a broken heart?
However, that would all change when she left New York, bound for London to join the office there for a twelve-month stint, while Travis remained here in the States. She had the next twelve days to be with him before her flight departed.
So now would be the perfect opportunity to take a chance on him and to lose all her inhibitions. For the next couple of weeks she could give in to her lustful desires for him and revel in the passion he could stir within her. For once in her life she could take a chance on a man who could arouse more passion in her than any erotic novel she had ever read or any other man she had ever been with before.
Plus, she was tired of having to resist his advances and his irresistible charm all the time. What she wanted was to be free to do the bed-sheet tango with him, and experience the pleasure of being in his arms and in his bed. It was something Holly had been dreaming about ever since the day their paths collided a mere six months ago.
Plus it was becoming more and more difficult to turn him down every time he asked her out. The word “no” was becoming increasingly harder and harder to say to him. Holly knew that it was only a matter of time before Travis conquered her resolve. But was she really prepared to be conquered by the sex god himself and risk losing her heart to him at the same time? On that question alone Holly wasn’t so sure she could, not when the chances were high that he would end up breaking her heart when their union had to end. She always knew there would be a time in her life where her heart would want something it couldn’t have, and sometimes in life she had to go after what she wanted. So knowing this should she take the leap of faith and go after Travis Kane and give it everything she had? All the while knowing that at the end of their brief time together if she turned out to be not enough for him, she would have to walk away.
Holly was all too aware that if Travis was to make a move on her tonight she may not have the strength in her to resist him. And resist him she must, well at least try to, anyway. Her gaze lingered on him as he moved through the crowded dance floor to get to her. She could almost see the primal lust shining in the depths of his dark-amber eyes and all thoughts of not taking a chance on him evaporated. This was her chance and possibly her only one to be with him before she left. She couldn’t deny herself of this chance of being with him all because she was too afraid of getting hurt. Life was about taking risks and tonight she would take one and just see where it would take her. As he closed in on her, Holly decided to make him earn his prize of what was hopefully many nights of unadulterated bliss with her. Turning her back to him, she began gyrating her body up against the nearest hot-blooded male she could find, her boss. Oh hell, she was so going to regret that decision when Monday morning came around.
Holly watched as Travis rubbed his thumb and finger across his chin as he considered their options. He stopped and asked her if she was hungry right now.
“For food no, for you then, yes.”
“Well I’ll be damned, my woman wants me.”
“Of course she wants you, especially after you taunted her all day with those damn messages. What else would you expect?”
“Oh for you to run off and pleasure yourself so I could then turn you over my knee and spank you.” He shrugged his shoulders as if what he said to her was an everyday occurrence between them. What the hell, he wanted to spank her ass. Yes, she allowed him to take her there, but spanking it, so not happening.
“On second thought I am hungry for food.” Grabbing his hand, Holly began tugging him out of the kitchen toward the front door only for him to pull up short.
“Nope, change of plan, darlin’. We’re staying in tonight and getting naked, right now.”
“Yes there will be a butt, yours to be precise. Come on, darlin’, the bedroom is this way.”
Holly stared after Travis dumbstruck as he now pulled her back down the hallway to her bedroom. Once again he surprised her by turning the tables on her.
Standing near her bed, she allowed Travis to undress her until she stood in just her sexy little panties and nothing else. She cringed inwardly when he shook his head at her and pointed a finger at her covered mound.
“Why are you wearing panties? I thought we had an agreement, darlin’, that you would go commando until you left for London?”
God help her, but she couldn’t hold back the sassy reply from falling from her lips even if she wanted to, which she didn’t. He may have started this little battle, but she would end it pleasurably she hoped. “You may have had an agreement, stud, but I certainly didn’t.”
“Well, well, well, that sassiness, darlin’, is going to cost that fine ass of yours tonight.”
Holly watched him stalk toward her and held her breath when he reached out and gripped the offending bit of satin and lace between his fingertips and tugged it until it fell away. Cool air may have brushed passed her damp pussy lips, but Holly was too far gone to notice anything other than Travis himself.
“Now that you’re nice and bare for me, sweet darlin’, I’m taking that ass right now.”
After following his orders to bend over and present her ass to him, Holly found herself in a highly vulnerable position and couldn’t help her body’s respond to it. She was beyond excited, to the point that if he touched that sensitive spot on her body she would most likely explode right on the spot. Feeling his warm, calloused hand wander slowly over the cheeks of her ass in a teasing motion had her holding her breath and forcing her need to orgasm back down.
“Good girl. I’m not going to spank this fine ass of yours right now, Holly, but I am going to fuck it. So I want you on the bed with your shoulders pressing into the mattress and knees spread wide. You will show me what I will be taking tonight.”
Holly jumped to her feet and hurriedly crawled onto the bed and got into the position he wanted her in, while Travis gathered the lube and condoms from the bathroom. When he reentered the room she had her hands gripping each ass cheek and spread them wide for him to see her puckered hole. The first dribble of lube on her heated flesh had her jolting forward. He gripped her hips with one hand to keep her still and continued to work the lube into her while at the same time stretching her anus for his entry.
Minutes later she felt the bite of his hard cock entering her. Holly gasped as he pushed into her further, making her accept his entry. She couldn’t breathe. The pleasure and the pain was too much, yet not enough. Hearing him tell her to breathe and push back on him had her settling back down. Just knowing Travis was there with her made all the difference. Holly knew that if it was any other man with her right now other than Travis then there was no way she could allow him to take her like this. Travis, though, made her feel safe and cherished, feelings she never wanted to lose.
Once he was all the way inside her tight back entrance he set up a devastating pace and before too long she found herself begging him to allow her to come.
“No, not yet, darlin’, hold it and let it build up more.”
More, he wanted her to wait until it built up more. Was he crazy? If she allowed that then she would combust into white hot flames of forbidden desire. Her body was already starting to shake violently as she fought against the need to come. “Travis, please let me come. I can’t hold it back. It’s too strong. Let me come now, please!”