Friday, 2 August 2013

Tempted: The Dark Hart Chronicles (Book 1) by Alexandra Anthony

"I'll be right back," Siobhan promised, wiggling off with Malcolm smoothly following behind her.
Nick nodded his head at Ian.  Ian moved to stand against the wall nearly 10 feet away.  Nick leaned over the table, his long arm stretching to almost touch mine with his fingers.  And even though we didn't touch, I could feel the electricity pulsing between us.  It was static, magnetic and sent a mystifying charge through my body.  "I like to get out.  People leave me alone in places like this.  No one would ever expect to see Nick Hart in a Karaoke bar.  You can relate to that I'm sure."
My brain was barely functioning due to the amount of alcohol I'd consumed.  I simply stared at him; powerless to move away from the hold he had over me.  My eyes traced over the sharp curve of his jaw and the elegant sweep of his cheekbones.  His deep-set brown eyes seemed far away for a moment.  He blinked and flashed his disarming smile, erasing the somber expression on his face.
The synapses started firing in my brain again.  How much did he know about me? "Why would I understand?"
"You were the face of Clark Cline almost 10 years ago.  You caused quite the controversy." As if intent on changing the subject, he tapped the empty bottle of Patron on the table.  "Celebrating something in particular?"
It only took the mere mention of Clark Cline to make my skin crawl.  He was slimy, a predator dressed in a designer suit.  Swallowing away the bad taste his name left in my mouth, I forced myself to smile.  "Siobhan was celebrating her scoop.  Even the AP picked up her story.  It was a big day for her if you’re in the blogging game.  She's a major player now."
Nick rubbed his fingertips over his lips.  He studied me carefully with his piercing brown eyes before he propped his forearms on the table, his sexy voice barely louder than a whisper.  "And you? What are you celebrating?"
Now it was my turn to blush.  I spun an empty shot glass on the table, watching it spin for a moment.  Shooting him a shy smile, I finally met his stare.  "Being gainfully employed by a generous boss.  That was a hell of a signing bonus.  You didn't have to do that, but thank you."
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Genre – Erotica
Rating – R
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