Long Overdue By Tara Andrews
Jill Malone has been looking for love for all the wrong reasons. A reality check has her signing up for a no-strings attached night to simply forget about forever after. The last thing she expected was to know her blind date.
Blake Anders doesn’t need help finding a date, but he’s tempted by 1Night Stand’s reputation of arranging exactly what a person needs. And he needs more. Though doubtful, he agrees to one night and hopes to discover his perfect match. He didn’t count on Madame Eve reaching deep into his past to give him a night with the woman he never forgot.
Fearing another broken heart, Jill works to keep herself from becoming attached, but Blake goes all in to convince her that he wants their long-overdue love to be more than a one-night stand…
She peeled back the edges of his shirt as if opening a present. The sculpted chest she revealed, dusted with the right amount of hair, beat any gift she ever received. Her fingers itched to study and memorize the muscles of his pecs, the ribbed texture of his abdomen.
His eyes closed and his mouth tightened. The need to taste his skin had her closing in, her eyelids drooping. But before her mouth could reach its target he tugged on her hair. Her head fell back under his guidance and his lips were on hers. Wild. Demanding. He groaned a sound of pure pleasure into her mouth, which she matched with her own.
He shifted from foot to foot, kicking off his shoes. Then he worked the buckle and fastenings at his waist between them, brushing her bare stomach with his knuckles as he undressed. One night. One chance to fulfill all her needs. She forced herself to pull away, stepping backward to watch the show. His pants hit the floor, followed by the shirt.
An impressive man stood before her, the loose fabric of his boxers tented against evidence of his arousal. Her gaze lifted to his eyes and her breath faltered at the desire there.
Her legs hit the side of the bed and her knees buckled. She dropped to sit on the edge of the mattress. I’m so ready.
He strode toward her and braced his arms on either side of her. She whimpered, under the spell of his deep blue eyes, awash in the intimacy of the moment. Why had such a simple thing been missing from her life? Something to think about another time, not while what she craved stared at her like nothing else mattered. And when he kissed her again, the rest of the world faded away.
He guided her backward until cool silk of the coverlet shocked her overheated body, but offered relief at the same time. His lips moved down her neck to her lace-covered breasts, clasping a nipple between his lips, sucking it into the wet warmth of his mouth right through the fabric. She arched her back, desperate for more. He tugged at her panties, and she lifted her hips to help. His fingers slid and explored before he slipped one inside, mimicking the motion she yearned for. “Yes,” he groaned returning to her mouth for another deep, consuming kiss.
Tara Andrews divides her time between a full-time job as an office manager, an even more full-time job as a wife and mother, and her dream job as a romance author. An avid reader and writer, Tara continuously seeks to hone her craft in order to provide readers with stories that are provocative yet romantic.
Tara lives in upstate New York with her wonderful husband and two fabulous children.