DESIGNED ENCOUNTER erotic romance by Samantha Gentry
R-EXCERPT #1 (Trent wants):
He suspected if they filled out one of those computer dating profiles, it would show them as a compatible match. And that’s the part that left him uneasy. He wasn’t looking for a relationship, at least not the type that came with emotional ties. A short term relationship of fun and games was certainly in the cards, but nothing serious and definitely nothing long term. He’d been down that bumpy road before with an ill-fated engagement and had no intention of treading the same ground again. He was happy with his life just the way it was. He had a successful career doing work he enjoyed and various other pursuits that afforded him the availability of social contact. He didn’t need to hang around bars or do the singles scene in order to find the short term sexual relationships that suited him. He didn’t want to make any changes to his lifestyle.
So why did he have a strange and uncomfortable sensation poking at his consciousness whenever he thought about Maddie? She looked hot, the attraction immediate. His cock stood at attention the first time they shook hands. But she also had an elegance about her, something special and unique that said she was worth knowing. He shook his head in an attempt to drive away the thoughts. The only relationship he was interested in was one based on no-strings-attached hot sex.
R-EXCERPT #2 (Maddie wants):
One night stands with someone she had just met were not her style. With a failed marriage behind her and a more mature outlook on life than the days following her divorce, she had moved beyond meeting men in singles bars and engaging in casual meaningless affairs. She was at a point where she wanted more substance in her life. Not necessarily another attempt at marriage, but something more settled and substantial than what she’d had the last few years. Someone she could trust, someone dependable. Trust and dependability—two very important things missing from her marriage. She had learned the hard lesson of trusting only herself in personal and emotional matters.
But something about Trent Reynolds stirred her desires to the point where she wanted to impale herself on his cock and stay there. Hot, passionate sex. Yep, something about Trent Reynolds spoke directly to her on the most primal level. In spite of the positive direction she had steered her life since her divorce, Trent seemed to be the exception to her self-imposed rules of no one night stands. Regardless of how healthy someone’s daily meals were, every now and then the overwhelming desire to indulge a totally decadent dessert could not be ignored. And Trent was that decadent dessert.
Taking a calming breath, she entered the restaurant and immediately spotted him.
“I’m sorry to keep you waiting. As soon as I got home my phone started ringing and I couldn’t get away from it.”
Her nipples tightened into taut buds and her breath quickened as he swept something more than merely an admiring gaze across her body. Something that felt very personal. A hunger for more than dinner welled inside her. She wanted that decadent dessert.
A temporary building project has kept architect Trent Reynolds and interior designer Maddie Sloan from acting on a sizzling mutual attraction. As the assignment comes to a successful conclusion, business makes room for hot, scintillating pleasure. But while Maddie has designs on a long term commitment, Trent has blueprints for a no-strings-attached deal. Can a weekend encounter at a romantic seaside inn persuade Trent to Maddie’s way of thinking?