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by Vanessa Devereaux
Description: Hannah Benson lost all confidence in herself when she found her fiancé with another women. When she agrees to a fantasy night with a complete stranger, she doesn't bargain on Andy Bayes stepping in for his baby brother and stealing her heart. Andy's hot, gorgeous but Hannah is reluctant to risk falling in love again. However, Andy has other plans for Hannah.
eBook Publisher: Cobblestone Press, 2010
eBookwise Release Date: April 2011
2 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [95 KB]
Reading time: 58-81 min.
All Other formats: Printing DISABLED, Read-aloud DISABLED
Hannah's hands shook. She'd never done anything like this before and wasn't sure if she had the nerve to go through with it. Her instructions were to enter the house, then walk up the stairs to the master bedroom. There would be a painting of a vase of flowers on the wall and behind it a safe that she'd need to open.
Then the game would begin.
She lifted the painting off the wall and sat it on the floor. Glancing at her palm, she checked the combination sequence. Twenty-three right, thirty-two left and then nineteen right. Taking a deep breath, she turned the dial to number twenty-three. How had her friends managed to talk her into doing something like this?
A bead of perspiration broke out on her forehead. She turned the lock right to nineteen, causing the safe door to spring open and almost hit her in the face. Inside sat a box of condoms, some DVDs and a pair of stockings and garters.
Yeah, she'd made a mistake, all right. She swallowed twice. Could she do this?
Her hand hovered near the button she'd been instructed to push when she was ready to move to level two of the game.
"Hold it right there," a man's voice said.
She hadn't pressed the button yet, so how did he know she was ready?
Was she ready? No, she didn't think she had the nerve for this.
"Okay, turn around very slowly. And keep your hands up in the air where I can see them at all times."
Okay, this was it. She couldn't get out of it now, could she?
"Looks like I've been caught red handed," she said, turning around.
Her best friends had assured her he was cute, but they'd lied. This guy was drop-dead gorgeous. Six foot two, maybe even three, broad shoulders, light brown hair, green eyes...just the opposite of Brad.
Why had she thought of him immediately upon setting eyes on this man? He was out of the picture now. She had to keep reminding herself of that little fact. Brad was history and this was her night.
"What are you doing here?" he asked.
They'd told her if she played along with everything this guy said and asked her to do, it would add to her enjoyment. Here was her first opportunity.
"I didn't steal anything from the safe. You can search me if you want."
He walked over to the safe, looked inside and then rummaged through its contents.
"Okay, turn around, put your hands up on the wall and spread your legs."
He sounded so official, just like a real cop or even a security guard. This guy was good.
Hannah placed her palms on the wall while spreading her legs wide apart.
What was coming next?
Would she chicken out as soon as his hands touched her?
She felt his warm breath close to her ear as he patted her down. He tapped her breasts but didn't linger on them like she'd expected. He then made his way over her stomach. Next each leg was patted down. She closed her eyes.
She'd been nervous for nothing. This was already fun.
"Slowly turn back around and face me."
Hannah did as he asked.
"I guess I was worried about nothing. And my girlfriends were right. This is going to be a first for me."
His cell phone rang.
"I'm going to take this call, but you're not to move. I think we need to talk."
He walked away, but she could hear his end of the conversation.
"Yes, I am. I got here about ten minutes ago."
There was silence for a few minutes.
"Yes, yes, she is," he said, turning to look straight at her. He eyed her from head to toe.
"You did what...what were you thinking...?"
There was silence again. He looked her up and down while he listened to whoever was on the other end of the phone.
"Okay, all right, I'll take care of it for you."
He turned off the phone, snapped it shut and threw it down on a chair.
"So this is going to be the first time you've done this sort of thing?"
"Well, I hope I don't disappoint you."
"I hope so too."
"Your friends made a DVD for you to watch. It's the one marked 'Hannah's Fantasy' in the safe. You're to watch it before we get started."
Hannah walked to the safe and pulled out the disc.
"There's a DVD player there," he said, pointing to the machine under the TV in the cabinet.
He flicked on the TV as she slipped the DVD into the player. Within seconds her three best friends' faces appeared on the screen.
"Hi, Hannah, you made it this far. Hope you're not too nervous. Just relax," said Becky.
"Hi, Hannah, this is your special night. We hope you have the best time of your life," added Sarah.
Hi, Hannah. Happy fantasy. You've probably already seen all the great goodies we've left in the safe for you. Have fun, and let's not forget, be creative with them. Oh, and you can now open your boxed gift. In fact, stop the DVD, open it and then press the play button again," Leslie finished.
Hannah pressed the pause button as he handed her the box.
She tore off the paper and saw there was yet another box inside. She opened it up and saw a vibrator sitting within it. A pretty impressive one, if she was any judge.
She pressed the play button again.
"Pleased with your gift? I know you've been reluctant to use one, but try it once and you'll never be without it again. We won't take up any more of your valuable time. Enjoy your evening and forget all about the past."
The screen went blank and Hannah hit the off button.
"Am I allowed to ask your name?" Hannah asked the man.
"Sure, it's Andy."
"Okay, Andy, I'm sure you've done this sort of thing more times than you care to remember, so maybe you can tell me where we start."
He took off his jacket and threw it onto a nearby chair.
"This is your fantasy; you tell me where you'd like to begin?"
When he'd searched her, well, it had been sort of a turn-on.
"I don't think you gave me a good enough search. I could be hiding something."
"That's very true. If you're concealing something, I need to find it. Why don't you walk over to the wall again, put your hands on it and spread your legs for me."
Hannah did as he requested, turning her head to one side so she could rest her cheek against the wall. Within seconds his body pushed up close to her back. She caught a whiff of his aftershave. It had spicy undertones and filled the air around her, making her almost lightheaded. Closing her eyes, she swallowed. She was already enjoying this, and he hadn't even laid a hand on her yet.
"Let's see if you're hiding anything dangerous," he whispered in her ear.
He pushed his groin into her butt as his hands slipped inside the top of her dress, his fingers inching down her chest until they slipped inside her bra. His hands surrounded each of her breasts as the palms grazed her nipples. A zing of electricity shot through her stomach, traveling down her legs into the tips of her toes.
"These feel somewhat dangerous," he whispered.
His fingers passed across her nipples, causing them to harden and stand erect. He then gave them a playful pinch as he licked her earlobe. She closed her eyes again. Just a simple act, but it seemed almost naughty.
Pulling his hands out from her bra, he turned his attention to her legs. She'd opted not to wear pantyhose, and what a wise decision that had been. It meant his hands were skimming her bare skin, causing more zings of electricity to pulse through her pussy. On the previous pat down he'd concentrated on the outside of her dress by just giving her quick taps as he made his way up her legs. This time his hands focused on the insides of her thighs and calves. His fingers trailed along them at a painfully slow pace.
She drew in her breath when he reached her thighs, just below where her pubic hair began. It was one of her favorite spots to be touched. One of his hands slipped inside her panties.
"What are you hiding in here?"