Masquerade [Three Sisters Series: Book 3]
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by LaVerne Thompson
Category: Erotica/Multicultural-Interracial Erotica/Romance
Description: What will Caine do when he finds out his mystery woman and his business associate are one and the same, and she's played him for a fool? Caine Hayden is attracted to the masked mystery woman, at the masquerade ball, the moment he lays eyes on her. They spend one incredible night together, and in the morning she disappears. He has no intention of it being just one night and vows to find her. But he's got a business meeting to attend and has to return home. Except when he meets the woman who designed his airplane he can't take his eyes off her. Twice in less than fifteen hours he has extraordinarily strong physical and emotional reactions to two different women, or so he thinks. Sydney Reese designs planes, and her career scares off most men. Sleeping with a masked stranger seems to pose little risk, it would only be for one night and she'd never see him again. It is why she insists they keep their masks on from the party, until the lights go off. Sneaking out on him in the early hours of the morning to insure he won't know who she is, keeps her identify and his anonymous. The last thing she wants or needs is a relationship, with someone who can't accept her as she is. But what if? Can Sydney pull off her mask and allow the man she loves to see her for who she really is?
eBook Publisher: Red Rose Publishing, 2009 2009
eBookwise Release Date: March 2010
14 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [140 KB]
Reading time: 87-122 min.
* Recommended Read "...a laugh out loud good time... No one should miss the Three Sisters series..." ~ Delane, Coffee Time Romance * "...an attention grabbing erotic tale of a man and woman who can't fight what is meant to be." ~ Stephanie Wilson, Manic Readers * "This story was wonderfully crafted and the plot flowed very well. I loved the build up, and the passion between the two characters just jumps off the pages." ~ Dakota, Dark Diva Reviews * "If you are in the mood for distraction and satisfaction then you'll enjoy this sensual read." ~ Fennel, The Long and the Short of It Reviews
Eyes the blue of the Caribbean Sea looked out at her from a dark mask. The black satin provided an intense contrast to his thick blond hair streaked with varying shades of blond, and curled around the nape of his neck. The unmasked skin around a full sensual mouth appeared slightly tanned, like he had recently gotten a little sun. His strong squared jaw line shifted slightly as he stared at her. She couldn't take her eyes off his face, what she could see of it. Then he smiled, showing beautiful straight white teeth, and a small dimple appeared on one side of his lips.
A smile of her own answered his.
Without a word, he raised his arms away from his sides, as though opening them for her to walk into. The movement brought her attention to his sculptured chest. Was that a six pack? Maybe there was something to be said for shirtless.
Taking him up on his invitation, Sydney drew nearer. She raised her hands, his jacket lay already parted and she placed her palms on what felt like granite. But he wasn't cold. He burned, and she could feel the rhythm of his heart accelerate as he enclosed her in his arms, wrapping them around her waist; daring her closer and letting her know this was no fantasy, but a living breathing man.
If sin had a scent it would smell like this man, spicy and dangerous. Inhaling deeply, she slid her hands over taut skin, taking pleasure in the sensation of his body, and the way his stomach muscles clenched at her touch. Her hands found their way around to his back and started to stroke him. It must have been the signal he had been waiting for because, he began to move. They weren't dancing, just swaying from side to side. Their bodies meeting, greeting, and welcoming each other home.
He pulled her closer to him, and brought one hand up to caress the base of her neck. Without taking his eyes off her, he slowly lowered his head, but she didn't wait. She raised her face to meet him halfway as their mouths touched. His mouth felt cool; an erotic contrast against the rest of his heat; his touch all too brief, but more than enough. Their worlds had collided, the rest became inevitable, and they would never be the same again.
Pulling back slightly, he hovered over her lips, and finally for the first time she heard the sound of his voice. "I want to kiss you again," he whispered in a husky tone. "But I can't kiss you here, the way I want to."
Sydney couldn't take her eyes off his full kissable mouth. "How do you want to kiss me?" she asked in a low and sensual voice she barely recognized as her own.
His lips curved into a half smile. "Something like this."