I’m continuing today with another snippet from my brand new release, Pandora Uncages— book two in the Passion Island trilogy. Last week, Pandora awoke after talking so long with her old friend, Aidan, that they both fell asleep. We pick up where we left off.
Without realizing it, she’d snuggled her leg over his and pressed her core against his thigh, enflaming her desire.
What about Aidan? What did he feel for her now?
He slept with one arm around her and the other at his side. She raised her head to look down his body. It was hard to tell in the half-light from the window, but he didn’t appear to be excited by her embrace and the increasingly blatant rocking motion of her body.
A one-sided embrace. How humiliating, even if he never knew. She stopped rubbing against him.
But she couldn’t stop her feelings.
Could she, though, build an emotional firewall to keep them from deepening into a love so profound it’d make the rest of her life a hollow shell?
How could she possibly do that, when it was already too late?
Well, the first step was obvious. Extricate herself from this erotic embrace.
Moving her arm was easy. Moving her leg wasn’t. Her ankle was trapped by his calf. Eventually, she managed to reposition herself by rolling from her side to her back.
The movement disturbed him. Although he didn’t open his eyes, he turned toward her. His palm landed on her waist and then up several inches to the bare skin where her pajama top had risen.
It felt sooo good. The heat of his hand and its closeness to her breast—an inch, maybe two—were all she could think about. Her chest rose and fell with increasing power. The ripples in her belly threatened to become a roaring tsunami that washed away all sense, all restraint.
And on his part . . .
. . . he just slept.
It was hard for her to comprehend, but his eyes were closed, his breathing even. Damn the man, he was literally seducing her in his sleep without moving a finger.
Book Two in the Passion Island Trilogy — A friends-to-lovers future romance
Pandora Dayle is her family’s disgraced black sheep. Ten years after running away, she’s rebuilt her self-respect at an isolated facility for saving animals native to the colony’s planet. Her redemption feels as fragile as a dream, but she’ll be okay if nothing traumatic happens.
But when the best friend from her innocent youth arrives, her insecurities mushroom.
Aidan had been Pandora’s first boyfriend. Since his teen years, he’s held heroic jobs—police officer and now Search and Rescue leader. He adored innocent young Pandora so much he compares every woman to her idealized memory, and finds them wanting.
But when he rediscovers the real thing, she’s not at all what he expected.
Booker, a naïve Apprentice Cupid for a secret organization, receives his second assignment: get Pandora and Aidan to mate. They’d been close friends, so his strategy is simple: He flies Aidan to her island and tells him to impregnate Pandora.
What could possibly go wrong?