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by Suzanne Graham
Category: Erotica/Paranormal Erotica/Dark Fantasy
Description: As Celina Maddock left the office on a Friday evening, her coworker jumped into her car and demanded she get on the highway and drive fast after their sizzling kiss in the parking lot. She never imagined she'd get the gorgeous Barrett Osborn ordering her around. However, when he starts talking about Shadows, werewolves and werebears, she becomes a little worried about his mental health. When Barrett's lover, Stan Varka, offers his assistance in escaping the Shadows, Celina goes along with their strange story about shapeshifters, because finding herself the center of their attention becomes extremely erotic. Once they've finished their night of playacting, Celina doesn't think she could possibly have a future with these two amazing lovers--until they convince her that she really is the Moon Princess and the only hope for establishing peace between the wolves and the bears.
eBook Publisher: Resplendence Publishing, LLC, 2011 March
eBookwise Release Date: April 2011
12 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [156 KB]
Reading time: 98-138 min.
Three more minutes and Celina Maddock could get the heck out of dodge. The ticking seconds of the wall clock behind her head grated on her nerves as they counted down to the end of the work week.
It was seriously time to find a new job. She hadn't imagined she'd be stuck in a cubicle doing layouts for real estate brochures when she'd majored in graphic design in college. She'd always pictured herself living a bohemian life in New York City with her work showing in an edgy art house.
She blew her bangs out of her eyes and let out a huge sigh. Why had she let her hairdresser talk her into bangs? The blunt-cut layer across her forehead really didn't do any favors for her round face. Now she had to grow them back out, which always took forever.
"You still here? I thought you'd have hit the door two point nine seconds ago." Barett, affectionately known in the office as Bear, propped his muscular arms on the top edge of her cubicle wall. His walnut brown eyes lit with amusement under his shaggy, black hair.
A tingle quivered at the apex of her thighs, sending a shiver up her back.
His lips quirked up at the corners. "Are you cold?"
Damn. Was her shudder that obvious? "Uh, no. Just excited to get out of here for the weekend." And growing more excited each time he came around. Lately, it seemed like her hormones were out of control whenever Bear walked by.
He was a tall, good-looking guy with a muscular body, who could have his pick of women. She didn't think he was the type to be interested in her full-figured self. She considered herself attractive; but from her experience, she found that guys with bodies like Bear tended to go for women half her size.
"Are you ready to go? I can walk with you to your car," he offered.
"Thanks. I appreciate that." She grabbed her purse from her bottom desk drawer. A woman had been attacked last month in a nearby parking lot, which made Celina nervous going out to her car alone at night after work.
She walked ahead of Bear down the aisle between the cubicles to the front door. Her spine tingled with her awareness of his large frame just a few feet behind her. She giggled to herself as she played with the idea of stopping suddenly in the aisle so he'd run into her from behind. She wondered if his package befitted his large size.
She rolled her eyes at herself. She was acting like a hormonal twenty-year-old rather than the nearly thirty that she was. What was wrong with her?
Bear slid in front of her and opened the door before she reached it. He laid his large hand against her lower back as she walked through the doorway. Her skin absorbed the heat from his palm through her blouse, and her cheeks flushed as her nipples pebbled against her bra.
Whoa, that was some reaction from a single touch. She'd probably soak her panties instantly if they ever kissed. She moaned softly at the thought.
"Are you okay?" Bear asked, slipping his arm around her as if to steady her while they walked towards the parking lot.
"Yeah, I'm fine." She was oh, so fine with his hot bod pressed against hers. She waited for him to drop his arm, but he kept it in place even after they reached her car. She turned toward him to thank him for the escort, but the sight of his full lips made her breath catch.
"Something wrong?" He leaned his head closer to her.
Feeling as if she were possessed by her suddenly ramped up hormones, she reached up and grabbed his head. She pulled him down to meet her mouth and ran her tongue along the seam of his lips. He tasted like coffee and peppermint.
Her head swam as her knees threatened to buckle. She moaned as she tried to suck his tongue into her mouth and crushed her breasts against his hard chest. His arms were around her waist. His fingertips were flexing at the top of her buttocks, sending heat spiraling through her.
She broke the kiss for a brief moment to take a breath, then reality crashed into her thick skull. She dropped her hands to her sides.
"Hot damn I mean I'm sorry," she stuttered, backing into the side of her car. She stared at his face with lust-dazed eyes. She'd never in her life done something so brazen before, never given in to that impulse. Her cheeks flamed with embarrassment. How was she going to face him every day in the office after humiliating herself like this?