“Alice Gaines will tantalize your romance taste buds with a book you can’t put down until the very last page.” NYT bestselling author Jasmine Haynes
Her brother’s best friend is not only the hottest man Michelle Dennis has ever seen, he’s the one man she hopes to avoid after leaving town eight years ago. Of course he’s the one waiting at the airport. Worse, he made sure they’re staying in the same house.
Pro football player Alex Stafford is expecting to pick up his friend’s kid sister, not a full-fledged bombshell. He was planning to apologize for their past, but the feelings he had years ago come roaring back…and this time, there’s no denying them.
Keeping his hands off is a test he’s bound to fail—especially when they’re stuck in close quarters. But falling in love with Michelle, living in her world, isn’t an option for a guy like him. And remembering that will save them both a lot of heartache…
Michelle awoke from an incredibly erotic dream to discover the reason she’d become so hot and bothered. In her dreamscape, the man making love to her had Alex’s face and an incredibly huge erection. Something she’d never be able to enjoy in reality, but for sleep-induced fantasy, it worked just fine.
The actual cause of her arousal became clear as consciousness dawned. Alex had reached around her, and his fingers had parted the lips of her sex. One now toyed with her using the same amazing technique he’d done with his tongue the night before.
“What are you doing?” she said, her voice breathy with sexual excitement.
“Thought that would get your attention,” he answered.
Another reality penetrated the fog in her brain. He’d become erect, the outline of his hardness pressed against her ass. The texture of latex against her skin told her he’d managed to put on a condom without waking her.
He was going to give her sleepy sex—the kind you simply enjoyed and didn’t worry about your own response or your partner’s. Just for the hell of it, she let her mind drift back to her dream, and she was taking that huge instrument inside her and it was pushing her closer and closer to climax.
Just when things couldn’t get any more heavenly, he shifted, lifting her leg up and over his and positioning himself to enter her. Spread wide like this, she felt impaled on him as he filled her completely. Now, she had him stretching her while his fingers continued his magic on her most sensitive flesh.
Pleasure so absolute she couldn’t bear it, and yet it got even better as he moved inside her. If she’d thought the night before had been a fluke, she had to admit now that Alex could make her body respond in ways she’d never imagined. And she selfishly took all he was giving her with no thought to satisfying him. She’d pay him back. Oh yes, she would.
He was driving faster now, and he rubbed harder. As the arousal built to unimaginable levels, she gave in to the inevitable. The orgasm rushed through her, starting at the spot between her legs and radiating out to encompass her entire being. She shouted as the spasms started, and she gripped him again and again. So intense. So beautiful.
Behind her, he stiffened, and he let out a muffled roar against her shoulder. He’d be coming, too, making her climax all the more powerful.
After a minute, they lay together, both working for breath. He still held her against him as if he’d found a treasure.
“Morning, sunshine,” he said finally.
“You sure know how to wake a girl up.”
“Not just any girl. You.”
Alice Gaines loves her romance hot. She’s been writing since forever and has no plans to give it up.
Alice lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper she never fixed up. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her knitting, crocheting, cooking, or vegetable gardening. Her main companions are her pet corn snake, Casper, and a collection of neglected orchids.
She loves to hear from readers at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can join her newsletter at http://alicegaines.blogspot.com. She periodically gives out her handmade items to people on her mailing list.
What is something unique/ quirky about you?
What people think is most unusual about me is I’m a church lady who writes erotica and steamy, steamy romance. I’m so active in my church I sometimes think I should leave a sleeping bag rolled up in one of the pews. Everyone at my church, including the clergy, are just fine with what I write.
What is something really interesting that's happened to you?
I kissed Luciano Pavarotti. Sigh. It was at an autographing session, and he looked up at me and puckered his lips. What’s a girl supposed to do in that situation? I plunked my lips right down on his, of course. Luckily, my then-fiancé was there to get a photo of it.
What are your top 10 favorite books?
Would you mind if I change this a bit to include plays and music? They give me the same inspiration as a great book does. In no particular order:
Flowers from the Storm
The Taming of the Shrew
The Barber of Seville
Othello, and Verdi’s version, Otello
Cry the Beloved Country
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Crucible (the movie is very faithful to the play)
What inspired you to write this book?
I’ve always wanted to write light-hearted category books, so Entangled Press seemed like a natural match. Plus, I was excited that romance seemed to be more open to athletes as heroes. I love NFL football, so it was a treat to make my hero a linebacker. Then I paired him with woman in academia, which is my background. I put the nerd with the captain of the football team. What could be more fun?