Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Tuesday Teaser

Good afternoon everybody! Lucy has some exciting things going on around and I thought I’d share them with you. First off, if you missed the radio interview with Lucy Monroe hosted by COS productions, you can listen to it here. Also, I have yet another amazing excerpt from Forbidden: The Billionaire’s Virgin Princess. Stay tuned with more exciting contests, releases, and info from Lucy Monroe.

(EXCERPT)

She used the same shampoo and body wash she had when they first met. The scents were unmistakable. He could hear the splashes of water as she washed herself and damned if he didn't want to strip off his own clothes and join her. This was not the way he'd planned to react to her when he agreed to take the missing persons case personally.

Her father was angry and not a little worried at Lina's disappearance. In an unprecedented move, the king had come to Hawk's office. His security advisor had accompanied him, but the king had done all the talking, practically begging Hawk to find his daughter.

Seeing another proud man brought to this point had moved Hawk, but he was too honest with himself to pretend that was all that had influenced his decision to come after Lina. He'd never forgotten the weeks he'd spent guarding her. There were still nights he woke up with the scent of her skin a memory so real he reached for her in the bed.

She was never there, and never would be, but he had to be the one to bring her in. To deliver her to her family to marry the Playboy Prince. Okay, so he didn't understand why King Fahd bin Latif had arranged Lina's marriage to a sheikh who didn't seem able to keep to it in his pants, but it wasn't Hawk's job to judge the actions of his clients.

He'd taken on an assignment and he would see it to completion.

And maybe he'd get the chance to have the conversation she had denied him the last night they saw each other and one attempt he'd made via the phone since.

He owed Lina an apology, maybe even an explanation. If he could go back, he wouldn't change his actions – at least not that he'd walked away. He'd had no choice. Her place in the royal family of Marwan dictated that reality. However he would have been more honest with her after the first kiss, instead of relying on self-control that had turned out to be weaker than he thought.

He also would have explained that his attraction to her had not been a deception, but the real deal. That even if they couldn't have a future he would rather part as friends. But he'd been totally disgusted with himself and his failure to control his libido. He'd taken it out on her, being cold and judgemental when he should have been apologizing.

A part of him had realized it then and that had only made it worse.

He found himself doing it again today. He'd been livid watching her kiss that damn water bunny and had expressed his anger in disdain he wasn't sure he even felt.

He'd taken on a job and he would see it to completion, but was it really such a bad thing for a twenty-first century woman to want to choose her own husband. Even a princess?

The sound of the shower curtain sliding back had Hawk's head snapping up. He looked through the cracked open door, knowing he would not see anything. Lina would no doubt finish dressing behind the door.

Only he hadn't taken the vanity mirror into consideration. The open door had stopped it from steaming up and the reflective surface gave a perfect mirror image of Lina drying her delectable little body. He should turn away, he knew he should. But he couldn't make himself do it.

She was so beautiful. Her honey colored skin glistened with moisture where she had not yet reached with the towel. Droplets of water dripped off the ends of her hair to roll down her generous breasts, some curving around her beaded nipples, others rolling right over the tips.

He wanted to go in there and lick those drops of water right off her and had even taken two steps forward before he caught himself. He stood rigid, locking his muscles into immobility and watching with uncontrollable fascination as she continued to dry off. She turned and bent over, exposing her heart shaped backside and the shadow of her most feminine place.

He groaned.

She stilled. "Did you say something, Sebastian?"

"Uh...no." If he didn't move, she was going to catch him watching her like an adolescent getting his first peek at a female body.

Gritting his teeth, he shut his eyes and forced himself to turn away and take several steps toward where he knew the bed was. He opened his eyes once he felt the bed against his shin. He sat down and only considered the lack of wisdom in choosing this particular spot once he was already there.

Once she came out of the bathroom, he was not going to toss her onto the bed and ravish her within an inch of her life...or his. He wasn't.

***

Lina dressed quickly, but clothing herself acted as no barrier between her and the feelings that Sebastian elicited in her. The shower hadn't helped either. The feel of hot water cascading over her body had acted as a catalyst to sensations she had long ago given up on.

This was so incredibly wrong.

She'd dated several men since graduating from college, men worthy of her affection and desire. And felt nothing for any of them.

Then Mr. Sebastian Hawk walks back into her life and within milliseconds she's reacting to him as if she'd overdosed on Viagra for women. Was there even such a thing?

Sebastian had used her once and she had no intention of falling for him again. But then what she was feeling right now had nothing to do with love. It was one-hundred percent physical. It had to be. There was nothing left over from her love for Sebastian. She'd loved a lie anyway. It wasn't as if anything about the man had been real eight years ago.

And she could keep reminding herself of that important truth, but it wasn't going to do a darn thing to dampen the fire lit deep in her womb. Which just proved that it was entirely carnal in origin. Her emotions knew better than to react to the man's presence.


9 comments:

Cherie J said...

Wow! I have to get my hands on a copy of this book. It sounds excellent!

Jane said...

Another great excerpt. Thanks.

Brandy said...

A fantastic excerpt, thanks!

Amy said...

Andre, You have a knack for picking out the best excerpts. Love this book.

Cryna said...

A great excerpt. Way to pick them Andre.

limecello said...

Great excerpt - thanks! I definitely need to get my hands on this book.

Michele L. said...

Oh my, this is another totally, tempting excerpt! Thank you Andre for sharing that with us! Loved it!

Michele L.

CrystalGB said...

Great excerpt. Thanks you.

Sandra08081998 said...

Great excerpt. And I love the name Hawk. Very sexy!