Series: Spotlight Collection #2
lights go down?
long since I’ve been allowed to think for myself. And now that I can, all I can
think about is him. My protector. His massive build which should frighten me
but makes me feel safe. And his intense eyes that linger on me when he thinks
I’m not looking. But why would he want me? I’m broken.
the job, get paid and survive. That’s all. Then she’s thrown into my life,
needing a place to hide. She thinks she’s damaged, but she just needs someone
to show her how strong she really is. Damn if I don’t want to be that man. But
I’ve got a past of my own, and no good deed goes unpunished.
her arms around my neck and lets her body collapse against mine. Her front
sliding down. Her legs wrapping around my waist before she hits the floor.
like locking you in here either. I didn’t know what else to do. If you would
have left and something happened to you . . .”
she’s drunk, but this conversation has sobered up fast.
nods slowly. A small grin creeps up on her face.
looking at me like this has me losing all resolve. It’s all I can do to keep
from slamming her against this wall, but she deserves better.
we lock up and get you to bed.”
pull her arms off and set her down, but she resists. For being drunk she sure
does have a lot of strength.
me down. I’m dizzy.”
you.” She reaches up to tap my nose.
maybe drunk Penny is kind of cute.
help it. This girl, she makes me feel things I have never wanted to feel
before. So I smile.
is.” She reaches between us to trace my lips with her finger.
her head she is being soft and sensual, but in real life, she keeps jabbing her
finger against my teeth.
lock the door.”
over and prop her up against the wall with one knee as I free a hand to lock
eyes go wide. “That feels so good.”
does?” I ask as I stretch up to slide the lock into place then set the alarm.
puts all her weight onto my leg and grinds.
with lust. “I think it’s time I take you to bed.”
Remember that movie? Oh, what was it?” She taps my temple. I guess to help her think. “You know that one where they
sing that song about fire balls or balls of fire.”
her up to shift her weight. Wrong
move. With all her grinding I’m hard as a rock.
she shouts as she flings her head back.
balance, and she slams it against the wall. “Ouch!”
arm up the base of her neck and into her hair. Massaging her scalp.
into my touch. Closing her eyes for a brief second before they spring open.
bed or lose me forever.”
a movie quote, but damn, don’t I want those words to mean something. Standing
there with her body wrapped around mine I would give anything to push her up
against that wall and take—
crushing to mine interrupts my thoughts. My mind is telling me to pull away but
my body is screaming for me to stay.
back? Nothing good could come from it. My guard would drop, and she would
become even more vulnerable. I can’t do that.
Penny moans my name against my lips. Begging me to kiss her back the way she is
keep repeating those words in my head.
know what comes over me, in that brief moment, but the tension that had been
building since I met her became unbearable. I had to let go.
her cheeks, I took control of the kiss. Owning it. Fusing our mouths together
while our tongues intertwine I turn her around and pin her against the wall.
stiffens, and I freeze.
totally me.” She breathes out an excuse. “I just . . . I don’t know. I guess I
. . .”
to bed.” I swing her legs around and hold her in my arms.
princess.” Her smile crooked, yet bright.
drunk girl breathless. Great. Maybe she will be so out of it she doesn’t
I agree as we walk into the bedroom and I lay her down gently. The mattress
barely dipping. “Here, lift up.”
Ohhhhh,” she coos staring at me with her doe eyes.
she wants, but it can’t happen. The kiss was a mistake. Maybe if it happened
another time. After this was all over with it could be more, but right now. It
just can’t be.
covers down, I let her get adjusted before I pull them back up.
want rest. I just want you.” She untucks her arms and makes grabby hands like
you see in those memes.
head. “You are something else. You know it?”
it.” Her smile sleepy.
turn to leave the bedroom to get as much distance between us as possible, but
Penny? She has other thoughts.
tuck me in. Tuck me in, Shapiro. Tuck me in
real good.” Penny turns over onto her side, throwing the covers off.
you doing to me?” I moan, rubbing my face.
this girl is going to be the death of me.
me beg,” she whines.
distance, I reach for the blankets and pull them up as I go. Tucking them under
her chin. Stepping back, I admire her from a distance.
from the bottom and tuck the blankets under her like she’s a burrito. “Snug as
a big in a rug,” I whisper.
pucker and I walk out.
definitely a moment to remember. I’m just hoping she forgets.
hails from the Midwest. A sassy, coffee drinking, sometimes sailor swearing,
Spotify addict, lover of all things books!When not pushing women down the stairs in the fictional world, Cary has her
hands full. Soccer mom in all sense of the word to two wild and crazy, spoiled
kiddos, and wife to the most supportive husband. In addition to writing full
time, she enjoys binge watching Netflix, laying around in her hammock and
baking up cookies for her family and friends.
real, raw romance! In her stories the characters deal with life’s everyday
struggles and unwanted drama, they talk about the ugly and they become the
broken. Everyone deserves a happy ending, but sometimes before you can
appreciate the light, there has to be darkness.
if someone would have told her she would become a writer, she wouldn’t have
believed them. It wasn’t until she got her hands on her first romance novel,
that the passion grew. Now, she couldn’t imagine her life any other way – now
her dream is her reality.