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“Please, Daniella, humor me. Describe how you felt when you met them. And especially when Mica took your hand.”
She took a moment to find the right words. And yet, how could she explain a sensation she didn’t understand? How did one describe the sun if they’d never seen it before? “I’m not sure how to put this. It was like someone had flipped a switch. Like I hadn’t realized until right then that I was only going through the motions of living. It was like the time I had to jump my car’s battery and got a shock. Only stronger and way better.”
“Like lightning struck you, right? Like you’re a live wire and they’re your power source?”
She couldn’t believe Sandy understood. “Yes. Exactly. How’d you know?”
Her friend brought her into a big hug, then released her. She’d forgotten that Sandy was a major hugger. “Because that’s the way I felt when I met my men. Oh, honey, this is fantastic.”
“It is?” Granted, it was a terrific sensation, but a strange one.
“Sure it is. You felt it. You felt the connection.”
“The connection? What’s that?”
“Something amazing. Wonderful. Life-changing.”
“And this connection’s a good thing?” Daniella searched the crowd, hoping to see Brick and Mica again. If that was what had started the sexual revolution raging inside her, then it was more than just a good thing.
Sandy took both her hands. “It’s the best thing ever.”
“I’m not following. I’m going to need more details.”
“Okay, let me try to explain.” Sandy worried her bottom lip. “The men in Forever are special, and I’m not talking about their looks. I’m talking about how they each find the woman they want to spend their lives with. And how they do it is with the connection.”
“I’m sorry, but I’m still not following.” And yet down deep, without fully understanding it, without being able to pull words together to explain it, what she’d said made sense.
“Try to understand. When people who are destined to meet finally find each other, they get this incredible feeling, just like the one you described. It overwhelms everything, including common sense. It pulls them together fast and breaks down all their sexual inhibitions. It’s like love at first sight, but more powerful. Like a craving for each other that has to be satisfied.”
“Oh. So you’re talking about lust. You’re telling me I’m horny. Hell, I could’ve told you that without all the dramatics.”
“The connection is so much more. And what’s even better is that it’s not temporary. It lasts forever. Actually, it’s how the town got its name. People meet and love each other forever.”
“And you’re saying fate’s telling me that Brick and Mica are the loves of my life? Like your men are to you?”
“Exactly. And what you felt, the sizzle that ran between you and them, is the connection. It’s like a rope that holds you three together and can’t ever break.”
“You’re kidding me, right?”
Sandy gripped her arms, stunning Daniella. When had Sandy ever been so forceful? The only other time she could think of was when Sandy had refused to leave her men and return to college with Celia and her.
“You can’t do better than the Holloway brothers. Aside from my men, of course.”
“Oh, of course.”
“I’m serious. Brick and Mica are stand-up men. They run their own place called Moonrise Ranch and they’re known for their kindness. Sure, they’re rough around the edges like most men are around these parts, but you’ll never find two men who’ll treat you better. They’re compassionate, hardworking, free-thinking men.”
“Fine. I get it. They’re top-rate, but what aren’t you telling me about them?”
Sandy paused, obviously giving her next words thought. “Since you’re feeling the connection, I’m going to let you in on a secret. But it’s one you can never tell anyone else. Not your parents, not your friends, not anyone.”
What else could she say? “O-kay.” First the strange sensation with the men and now a secret? What was going on?
“Daniella, the connection doesn’t happen from one human to another.”
“Huh? You’re losing me big time. One human to another? What’s that supposed to mean?” Was it a joke? Was Sandy finally exacting payback for treating her so crappy in the past? Yet her earnest expression said otherwise.
“You have to believe me. I have proof, if you want to see it.”
“Sandy, I don’t know whether to be scared for me or worried for you. What’s going on?”
“The connection I told you about? It only happens when a certain kind of man, or men, find the woman they’re supposed to love for the rest of their lives.”
Daniella jerked away, but Sandy held firm. “I heard you. Love at first sight on steroids. That much I get. But what kind of man do you mean?”
“Honey, Brick and Mica? They’re like most of the other men in town, including my own.”
All of a sudden, Daniella wasn’t sure she wanted to know. She thought about getting back into her convertible Mercedes and driving straight from Texas back to California. Except that she had to know. The whole idea of love at first sight was intriguing. And leaving before she figured out what was going on between her and Brick and Mica? No way. “Go on.”
Sandy paused, giving her a pointed look. “Daniella, Brick and Mica are werewolves.”
“Nervous, baby? Have you done this before?”
She’d never wanted to. At least, until now. It had always seemed too dirty, too sinful, but she couldn’t wait to experience that particular sin with him. “Never. But I want to.”
He growled, the sound at once thrilling and scaring her. “Good. I’m glad you’re still a virgin in that way.” He pushed his finger inside, stretching against her resisting walls. “Can you feel your butt hole trying to drag me inside? Your body wants it that way. You just didn’t know it.”
“Until now.” Her palm rested against Mica’s chest as he played with her nipples. “I didn’t know it until now. Until I met you two.”
Brick blinked, his face softening at her words. His wicked expression came back soon enough. “Want to handle two?” He added another finger, stretching her farther.
She bucked, then settled. The feeling of her walls giving way then tightening around him drove her crazy. “Please. More.”
Mica slid his hand along her thigh, then between her legs. She let out a groan as he rubbed her pussy. When he brought his hand back up, it was covered with her juices. He put his fingers to his mouth, then flicked his tongue over them. “You taste so good, baby.”
“Let me have a taste.”
He chuckled, then offered her his fingers. She sucked them inside her mouth and swished her tongue over them. Her taste was sweet, but that wasn’t the real flavor she wanted. Without her telling him, he understood. He crushed his mouth to hers, adding his juices to hers. She moaned as his hand cupped her breast.
He ravished her mouth, drinking her in, giving her his as he pinched, then plucked at first one nipple, then the other. Arching her back, she offered him more and he took it, plunging his tongue into her mouth and squeezing her breast.
She was in paradise, in a world where nothing was too sinful to try. Her craving knew no bounds, her need to please them no limits. Whatever they wanted, she’d give them, and knew they’d give her the same in return. Whatever they didn’t do today, they’d have a lifetime to fit in.
She was breathless when Mica took his mouth from hers. The kiss, more passionate than any she’d ever had, left her feeling thoroughly loved.
Sucking in a hard breath, she lifted up, then fell back on the bed as Brick’s fingers drove into her dark hole again.
Mica tilted his head toward his brother, then twisted around to retrieve a tube from the nightstand drawer. “Use this, man. You wouldn’t want to hurt her.” He handed it off to Brick.
“Will do. But first, I’ll use some of her own sweetness.” Brick kept his fingers inside her bottom as he rubbed her pussy with his other hand.
The feel of his fingers dipping into her sheath reignited the fire she’d only thought was burning before. But that was like a match compared to an inferno.
He rubbed her clit, sinking his fingers in, then out, then in again. When he lifted his hand, like Mica’s, it shone with her juices. He replaced one hand with the other and rubbed his juice-slickened fingers around her anus and into her butt hole.
Mica sat back and fondled his cock. Was he teasing her? She lifted her head with his help, then flicked her tongue over his cock, swiping the pre-cum from its tip. His moan came from deep inside him, the sound of a tortured animal pacing back and forth in its cage. Tunneling his fingers through her hair, he supported her. Her head bobbed up and down as she deep-throated him, dragging in the special musky flavor.
“I’m going to eat you until you scream to fuck you.” Brick lowered his body, then pressed his face to her pussy. His tongue swept over her clit as his fingers drove into her anus again.
She couldn’t hold still. Her body demanded that she move, that she tremble in answer to the way they treated her. Carnal delight took over, spinning her mind out of control until only wanton desire remained. If she did nothing more for the rest of her life, she’d count herself lucky to have received such passionate attention from the two men she loved.
Loved. Yes, she loved them more than she’d ever be able to put into words. Why had it taken her an entire day to figure that out? She almost laughed at the absurdity.
She whipped her tongue around Mica’s cock, then complained when he moved to straddle her. But her complaining moan transformed into blissful happiness when he gave it back to her. He rocked, back and forth, driving his cock in and out of her mouth.
When Brick took his mouth from her pussy, she let out a low moan, filled with frustration. He lifted one of her legs over his, then without warning, he slapped her butt cheek. She jolted at both the sound and the stab against her flesh.
“Ow,” she said, the words muffled by Mica’s cock.
“That’s for running off on us.” Brick whacked her bottom again. “And that one’s just because I like seeing your bottom jiggle.”