“Where?” Kai snapped out his question. His heart stuttered in his chest and his muscles grew taut with tension.
When she pushed out of his arms and walked back around the counter, he wanted to haul her back and hold her tight against him. After being in the Army and working in the Middle East and seeing death and destruction everywhere, having Sapphira in his arms was like coming home. She was soft and feminine, beautiful and sexy, but she was also home and hearth. The thought of her leaving to go look for a job had his guts in knots and pain piercing his heart.
“She…” Ryan began.
“I can speak for myself, Ryan. I’m not an invalid,” Sapphira snapped.
Ryan looked at her sheepishly. “Sorry, honey.”
Sapphira nodded and smiled at him before looking back at Kai. He looked like he was ready to punch something and she began to get anxious. She’d never seen him act that way before and was a little taken aback but also a little frightened, but then she remembered what Ryan had told her about his brothers and wondered why he was afraid. But when she recalled she hadn’t told any of them that she wanted to stay, wanted to try a relationship with them, she knew why he was acting the way he was. He was uncertain about her. Uncertain that she wanted to stay. She looked over at Kadan and then Kael and noticed they looked just as tense. Ryan was the only one still relaxed and he smiled at her encouragingly. He’d obviously figured out that she was going to stay when she said she wanted to find work. To know that these three big, brawny, dominant men were uptight because of their uncertainties toward her made her fall a little more for them. And she decided that she couldn’t keep them in suspense another moment.
“Here, in Passion.”
Kael heaved out a sigh at the same time his brothers did. Sapphira watched as the tension dissipated from their bodies and the serious expressions turned to smiles.
“You don’t need to work, baby.”
“But you’ll let me because I want to,” Sapphira said in a firm voice.
“Are you saying what I think you’re saying, legs?” Kadan asked.
“What do you think I’m saying, Kadan?”
“Are you willing to try a relationship with us?”
“Hot fucking damn.” Kai yelled and hooted.
“But,” Sapphira interrupted, drawing their gaze once more. “I’m going to find a job and you four are going to let me be independent. I have been on my own for over four years and I won’t have you telling me what to do or ruling my life.”
Kael skirted the counter and plucked her off the stool, cradling her in his arms and against his chest. “When it comes to your safety and your health, you will do as you’re told.”
“I am doing everything I can to control the narcolepsy and cataplexy.”
“Good.” Kael kissed her on the mouth.
“What sort of work do you want, sweetie?” Kai came close and stroked her bare leg.
“A receptionist or administration position would suit me. I’ve never been interested in climbing the corporate ladder. I’m happy as long as I can pay my bills, have a roof over my head, and food in my belly.”
“You don’t want more than that?” Ryan asked.
Sapphira knew there was more to that question than met the eye. “What do you mean?”
“Don’t you want to get married and have babies?”
“Good,” Ryan hurried over and kissed her lightly on the lips.
“I think we can help you with a job, baby,” Kael lowered her feet to the floor. “Our office will be opening on Monday and we’ve been advertising for a receptionist but had no luck so far. It would be a win-win situation. You wouldn’t have to worry about explaining your sleep disorder or getting bawled out by the boss if you fell asleep at your desk, and we would have the help we needed.”
“Are you sure you’d want to put up with me twenty-four seven?”
“We’re sure,” Kael, Kadan, and Kai answered simultaneously.
“Well then it looks like you’ve just hired yourself a receptionist. When can I start?”
“Monday,” Ryan stepped in and answered. “Hopefully by then the Xyrem will have kicked in, but I don’t want you driving. It’s too damn dangerous.”
“I agree,” Kael said. “You’ll get a lift to and from work with one of us and that is not up for negotiation.”
“Okay,” Sapphira sighed. Although she hated losing that little bit of independence, she concurred with her men. It was too dangerous for her to drive. Until she had her narcolepsy and cataplexy under control, she wouldn’t get behind the wheel, but if she was able to keep that at bay then she was going to start driving again, with her doctor’s agreement of course.
“Now that we’ve got that out of the way, can one of you start the grill? I’m kind of hungry.”
“I’m on it, baby.” Kael kissed her lingeringly. “Thank you, Sapphira. You’ve made me very happy.”
Sapphira smiled as she watched all four of the Sinclair brothers get the meat and take it outside. Even though she was still a little trepidatious about being with four men, she was really happy and felt like she belonged. She wasn’t naïve enough to think it would be all smooth sailing and she was still concerned about her narcolepsy and cataplexy, but with Ryan’s and Doc Wright’s help, she would get that under control. What worried her most was that she would end up with a broken heart, but she wasn’t about to buy trouble before it happened. Doing that would be like dooming the relationship before it even started.
Ryan felt honored that his dominant brothers were going to let him be the first to make love with Sapphira, but he was also nervous because the last thing he wanted to do was hurt her. He sighed with resignation and excitement but he was going to make damn sure if she did feel any pain, it would be minimal.
He was aware of her eyes on his body and hoped she liked what she saw. He had muscles and his abdomen was delineated, but he wasn’t as big and brawny as his older siblings. He pushed that uncertainty aside straight away. If Sapphira didn’t like him she would never have agreed to be with him, any of them for that matter. He lifted his head and saw the way her eyes were running over his shoulders, arms, and chest, and his breath caught in his throat when she locked gazes with him. Her eyes were glazed, she was panting with desire, and her cheeks were flushed again.
Yes, she definitely likes what she sees.
When he reached for his belt buckle, her gaze skittered down and stopped where his hands were working on his belt. He released that and then undid the button and slowly lowered his zipper. The rasp of the metal teeth sounded loud, even to his own ears. Ryan pushed his jeans down over his hips and took his boxers with them. He heard her gasp of breath and looked down to see his erection bobbing up and down until it finally stopped, pointing straight out at her.
The haziness in her eyes increased and then she licked her lips. Ryan stifled his groan at that unconscious provocative action and finally managed to get his jeans and boxers off over his feet. He got back up on the bed and then moved up until he was covering Sapphira without touching her. His knees were on either side of her hips and his hands near her shoulders.
“Are you sure you want this, honey? Because once we make love to you there is no turning back.”
“I’m sure.” Sapphira squeaked, cleared her throat and then nodded.
Ryan bent his elbows and leaned down to take her mouth. He kissed her deeply, entangling his tongue with hers, and nipped and licked and tasted every inch of her sweet cavern. While their mouths were connected he slowly shifted and lowered his body down over hers until they were skin to skin from mouth to knees and everywhere in between, but he made sure to keep most of his weight off of her.
When he finally lifted his head, he glided his tongue down the side of her neck until he reached her collarbone. He sucked and then nipped the skin and smiled when she cried out and arched up into him. Ryan heard Kael when he spoke but didn’t stop what he was doing to acknowledge his brother.
“Ryan found a sweet spot, guys, make sure you remember it.”
Ryan kissed his way down until he reached one of her dusky rose nipples and scraped his teeth over it. Sapphira was so damn responsive and she whimpered and arched up into his touch. With slow precision and care, Ryan worked his way down her body until his head was hovering over her sweet, musky-smelling cunt. He settled down on his belly between her legs and hooked his arms around her smooth, shapely upper thighs and then he spread her wide.
He lapped through her folds, drinking down her juices, and then he lifted her arse up off the bed and licked her anus. Sapphira mewled in the back of her throat but she didn’t freeze up or try to pull away. He was glad that she liked what he was doing because eventually she would have a cock in her arse.
Ryan glided his tongue back up through her dew-coated folds, collecting her cream on the tip of his tongue, and then he flicked it over her engorged pearl. She moaned and even as she tried to arch her hips up into his mouth, she tried to wriggle away. He looked up her body and was pleased that Kai was kissing her while Kadan and Kael sucked on her nipples.
When her legs began to shake and her belly began to quiver, Ryan knew she was on the verge of climax. He held her legs wide and got up onto his knees and was about to start penetrating her when he remember to protect her. He’d been so caught up in her, he’d nearly forgotten.
Kadan must have seen his hesitation and known the reason for it, because he reached into the bedside drawer and then tossed a foil packet at him. Ryan caught it, tore it open with his teeth, and then donned the latex. After placing a hand on the top of her mound, so he could feel her belly and also caress her clit, he slowly began to penetrate her pussy.
Ryan watched in awe as her wet, delicate tissue spread to accept him. He wasn’t a small man but he was smaller than his brothers and when the head of his cock popped through the tight muscles of her opening, he held still.
Kai was watching her face and whispering something into her ear and Kadan and Kael were still sucking and nibbling on her breasts.
“Are you okay, honey? Am I hurting you?”
“No,” she gasped. “You feel so good, Ryan. Give me more.”