I want to thank all of you for your support of JUST ONE NIGHT, my new novella. I really love the challenge of a short and sexy read filled with romance and I am so glad you’ve enjoyed the results of that challenge.
I’m working on the next book in the Take a Chance series, ONE SPECIAL NIGHT. This story is about Nickie’s brother and Jase’s best friend, Tommaso de Salvo, Tommy to his friends.
I’m really enjoying how this story is playing out and also, sharing a bit more about what happens with Jase and Nickie.
WARNING – There are spoilers here for JUST ONE NIGHT and there is some content for mature audiences. Also, this is a Work-in-Progress still.
It’s been nearly six months since Tommy de Salvo’s fiancé cheated on him and left him in the midst of wedding preparations. The last thing Tommy wants or needs is to be attracted to another woman who won’t be around for too long. A woman just like Navy Corpsman Jasmine Reyes. She’s rough, tough, and determined to go it alone, but Tommy knows that if he passes up this opportunity, he may regret it more than the loss of his fiancé…
She has ignored her needs for too long until now . . .
Jasmine “Doc” Reyes is both emotionally and physically scarred after her tour of duty. Wounded in battle, all she can think about is rebuilding her life and continuing with the career that she’s dreamed about since she was a young child. She has no time for rich sexy men who’ve never had a care in the world and wouldn’t understand her determination. But Tommy’s charm is seductive and she knows that she has to explore the attraction, even if it’s only for this one special night…
Jasmine glanced around nervously, stuck in a surreal “What? Who me?” moment.
“Dance? With you?” she asked with almost a squeak in her voice, still kind of wondering if he was being serious.
He mimicked her earlier action, looking around before that big sexy grin erupted on his features again. “Yeah, with me. I don’t see anyone else standing here, sticking their hand out and waiting.”
She knew then what Adam must have felt like when Eve held out the apple.
He was sinful temptation and everything a woman could want, but she worried she’d pay for it dearly if she accepted.
“It’s just a dance,” he said and she mentally repeated the words, telling herself that she was reading way too much into the invitation and to her own attraction to this man.
She slipped her hand into his and rose slowly from her chair. With a gentle tug, he hurried them toward the dance floor, where couples of all ages were swaying to the slow music. As they eased through a gap in the bodies and onto a small patch of free space, Tommy placed a hand at her waist, but kept a respectful distance. But it was crowded and she kept on getting bumped, so she moved a little closer, not that it helped.
At another bump that had her wincing since it tweaked her injured shoulder, he exerted subtle pressure on her waist and drew her closer still, until their bodies brushed together.
Beneath the elegantly tailored tux and shirt, he was all hard muscle and hot male and her body immediately responded.
It’s just because it’s been way too long, she told herself. More than just the three months she’d spent recuperating or the months before that when responsibilities and the threat of danger had made any kind of pleasure impossible.
It’s not because he’s handsome and sexy and smells so damned good, she thought as he drew her tight after another jostle from an exuberant couple joining the festivities.
The band segued into another slow dance and they continued dancing. Her breasts tightened into hard peaks as they skimmed against the hard wall of his chest and their thighs brushed with each step of the dance. Between her thighs, a flood of heat and wet erupted as she imagined their legs tangled together as they made love.
She sucked in a shaky breath and tensed, fighting the irrational need flooding her body.
“Easy, Jasmine. It is just a dance,” he repeated in a whisper against the shell of her ear as he bent slightly and tucked his head close to hers.
And Eve had said it was just an apple she was sure, only it had turned out to be much much more.