There’s never been another man like him in her life. Heroic. Daring. Gorgeous.
When reporter Cassie Pierce interviews Aidan West at the scene of an accident, she’s mesmerized by his deep blue eyes and intense, laser-like focus. The fact that he pulled a pregnant woman and her small son from a wrecked vehicle after it plunged into a lake impresses her too.
Cassie wants to further her career and knows a story about a pregnant woman being rescued by a handsome man has the potential to tug at readers’ heart-strings. Although she can appreciate the way Aidan excels at saving others, Cassie has no desire to be rescued. Even though the interview between Aidan and Cassie is supposed to be all business, there’s an undeniable pull between them that proves too much to resist.
When Cassie agrees to go out with him she realizes Aidan has another side. Dominant. His intense focus carries over to the bedroom and she discovers Aidan doesn’t like to give up control. Aching for the pleasure that she knows he can give her, Cassie does something she’s never done before: submit.
Before long, Cassie uncovers a secret from Aidan’s past and realizes that although his bravery has saved others, Aidan’s holding onto guilt that threatens to destroy him and, he in fact, needs to be rescued.
She flicked on the bedside lamp, casting the room into soft light. Cassie grabbed a red satin robe from where it hung on a hook on the wall. He hated losing the unobstructed view of her curvy ass and lean legs. Although, there was something sexy about the way the thin material of her robe fluttered as she draped it around her shoulders.
And just like that he was hard again.
He heard her stirring in the kitchen. A light was turned on. She opened a cabinet and ran the tap. He shifted beneath the sheet and comforter, adjusting his cock from where it lay against his hip. His thoughts stayed on the silky material of her robe and the sexy way she wore it. The urge to fuck her—and much more thoroughly this time—consumed him as he listened to her pad around her kitchen barefoot. When she entered the bedroom, Cassie started to remove the robe.
“You can take it off, but give me the tie.”
She furrowed her brows at him then untied the belt on her robe. Her movements were slow as though she enjoyed having him watch her undress. She pulled the satin belt out of the loops and handed it to him. Without the sash, the robe opened to a wide vee at her breasts. Smiling, she wiggled a bit and let it fall open before shrugging out of it. The smooth material slid past her shoulders and down her arms. It fluttered to the floor and she crawled onto the mattress beside him.
“Leave it on,” he told her as she reached for the lamp.
He wanted to see her. Plus he needed the light in order to put the satin belt to good use. Aidan reached for her, pulling her to him, under him. He kissed her, parting her full lips with his tongue while pressing his cock into the soft, cool flesh of her thigh. She moaned, probably from the heat and hardness of his erection. He propped himself on his elbows and placed the hand with the satin sash in it up near her head while he gripped both of her wrists in his other hand.
Raising her wrists above her head he broke free of their kiss to look at her. He took in the swell of her breasts and their dusky centers. Her nipples were tight points that he wanted to suck on for hours. Letting his gaze travel further he noticed the narrowness of her waist and flare of her hips. Her curves were luscious and beautiful and he couldn’t wait to sink into her again. To truly taste her. He brought his gaze up, so he was looking her in the eyes.
“I wanted to do so much more to you earlier, on the couch,” he said as he dropped a kiss just behind her ear. “I wanted to take my time, but you were too much. Too sweet. Too tempting,” he whispered and made eye contact again. Aidan let go of her wrists momentarily and rose so he was on his knees, kneeling over her. “I want to bind your wrists with this,” he unwound the satin belt from around his hand. “That way you can’t distract me this time. This time, I can be as thorough as I want. Are you okay with being tied up?”
She broke their stare, her eyes moving downward and for a moment he worried he’d touched on a sensitive subject. Or that he’d embarrassed her somehow. Her tongue darted out to moisten her lips and she slowly brought her gaze up to his. She nearly severed him in two with the sensual glint in her hazel eyes.
“As long as you plan on putting that inside me,” she briefly directed her stare toward his cock, “you can do anything you want.”
“Mmm, so you’re saying I have carte blanche?” He couldn’t help the smile that spread across his face as he bound her wrists with the silky sash.
“She has conditions,” he kissed his way down her neck and shoulders, “but I clearly have the upper hand.” Aidan flicked her nipple with his tongue and she writhed beneath him. He couldn’t hold back a soft laugh, but he forgot about the playful mood they’d set with their banter as his mouth sucked her breast.
It had been a long time since he’d felt comfortable enough with a woman to be able to embrace the sexually dominant side of his personality. Truth be told, he’d had several quick, uncomplicated hook-ups since he’d moved to Yakima. Cassie was the first woman who’d unleashed the desire within him in a long time. There was something about the fire he saw in her eyes.
About the Author
Ariel Storm believes that fantasies are meant to be explored, on the pages of her manuscripts, and beyond. Ariel fell in love with all things paranormal, magical and mystical at a young age. Her obsession with the dark, dangerous and forbidden began in her teen years as a way to rebel against her strict religious upbringing. Her stories can range from contemporary BDSM to new adult to paranormal. One thing will never change, and that’s writing scorching hot erotic romance with unconventionally sexy heroes.
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