This Sunday we start out with a new book! Enjoy chapter 1 of Hers to Claim.
Damn, it was hot! At least ninety-eight degrees and no breeze of any kind. The Florida sun felt like a ball of fire against the back of Lilly’s neck. But she was determined to finish her gardening on the patio area outside the condo she shared with her brother. She loved flowers and had made it her mission that Friday to plant jasmine, hibiscus and wildflowers of every color.
She glanced toward the patio glass door to see Romeo walking back and forth, watching her with a jealous look on his pitiful face because he wasn’t allowed outside. God, she wished she was inside the air-conditioning with him. But Lilly knew if she took a break now she wouldn’t finish. Besides, she was almost done.
She sat back on her haunches, grabbed the bottom of her thin tee shirt and brought it up to wipe the sweat off her face, thankful the patio area was closed in with a six-foot cypress fence. Filling her lungs with a mouthful of hot air, she rose to her feet and reached for the hose.
She focused on the flowers, which were already showing signs of wilting, and then turned the hose on herself. With nothing on underneath her top, her nipples immediately reacted to the cold water and she rubbed her hands over her ample breasts. She planned on spending a quiet evening alone and watching sci-fi, at least to start with. Her brother Ross would be tied up with his soon-to-be wife, so no one would be interrupting her later when she was pleasuring herself with her favorite toy.
Just as Lilly stood back to observe the effects of her hard work, she heard the muted sound of the phone from inside. She opened the door, feeling the instant relief of the cold air against her body. As she made her way to the kitchen phone, Romeo wove in and around her legs, nearly tripping her.
She reached for the phone, shooting Romeo a disgusted glance. “Hello?”
“Hey, kid, it’s me. What are you doing?”
As soon as Lilly heard her brother’s voice she could tell by his tone that he wanted something. “I just came in from working outside, why? What are you doing?”
He laughed. “I need you to do me a big favor.”
Lilly rolled her eyes. He hadn’t wasted any time getting to the point. “Not tonight, bro, I have plans.”
She could hear the frown in his voice. “I thought you broke up with that jerk.”
“I did. And I’m not talking about Jimmy. I have plans with a pizza, a movie and a bottle of wine. My whole night is planned.”
“Yeah, it sounds very exciting. Sorry I’m going to miss it. But look, I really need your help.”
Lilly frowned. She should have told him she had a hot date. She could hardly back out of helping him, if he really needed it, with the lame story she’d just given him.
“I’m tired, Ross.” That, at least, was the truth.
“This won’t take long. I just need you to go to the airport for me and pick up Blake.”
“What?” Oh no! That was the last thing she expected Ross to ask her. He knew the history between her and Blake and he knew she didn’t want to see him again, ever. “No, no, and no.”
“Come on, sis, can’t you get over your fear of him long enough to pick him up for me?”
“I’m not afraid of him!” I’m afraid of how he makes me feel and his ability to talk me into almost anything. Lilly realized the only one she was trying to convince was herself. For some reason, whenever she was around Blake, she turned into a sex maniac.
“Whatever. You know you’re going to see him this weekend whether you want to or not.”
Yeah, but at least it would be with other people around. He could hardly eat her up with his eyes or talk dirty to her until she turned to mush in a social situation…could he? Just the thought of being alone with him made her instantly wet. “I thought you were going to pick him up.”
“I was, but I’m stuck here in Georgia for another night. I’d ask Jezzie but she’s busy with last-minute plans for the wedding on Sunday.”
Lilly felt dread filling her stomach. “Can’t you fly in long enough to pick him up and then fly back to Georgia?” She was aware how stupid that sounded. “I mean, what would it take? An hour of fly time?”
“Do you hear yourself?” Ross laughed. “Come on, sis, I wouldn’t ask if I had any other choice. I know you and Blake have history. But honestly, it’s been a whole year since you’ve seen one another. Don’t you think it’s time to forgive and forget?”
You have no idea, Lilly thought. There was nothing to forgive, and forgetting the man would take a miracle. A woman didn’t forget a man when the chemistry between them was as powerful as it was between her and Blake. What if his control over her was as strong as ever? She’d always been weak where he was concerned. A look, a touch and she became a slave to whatever he wanted.
As often as he wanted it.
Anywhere that he wanted it.
“Well, what do you say?”
Lilly remained stubbornly quiet, not ready to commit.
“Hey, you wanted to know what to get us for a present. This could be your wedding gift to me.”
She rolled her eyes. “Deal, that’s your wedding present. I’m picking Blake up for you,” Lilly teased, giving in with reluctance. “What do I do with him after I pick him up?” She was already remembering what his hot cock felt like inside her. Silence followed, and the uneasy feeling growing in her belly intensified. “Ross?”
“Well, ah, I was going to offer him the use of my room until I return home.”
“Oh no—” No way! Lilly knew what would happen if Blake was under the same roof as her. “I mean it, Ross.”
“I can’t very well have him stay with Jezzie! And it’s only for one night.”
“No, Ross. Absolutely not. I—”
She felt herself caving and released a heavy sigh. Maybe it would be okay. People changed in a year. Yeah, then why was she so worried about seeing his toned, gorgeous body, half-naked, walking around the condo? “You’ll be home tomorrow?”
“Without fail,” he promised.
One night. She could survive one night under the same roof with Blake. Couldn’t she? “Do you know what you’re asking?”
“I’ll owe you big time, sis. We’ll give you our firstborn. I’m sure Jezzie won’t mind.”
Lilly remained silent.
“He’s my best man. I can’t just call him and tell him to grab a cab and book himself into some hotel room.”
Lilly couldn’t believe she was going to do it, but Ross was always there for her when she needed him and he hardly ever asked her for anything in return. “What time does he fly in?” she asked in a resigned tone.
“A half hour ago,” he replied without hesitation.
“What? Are you kidding me? Why did you wait until the last minute to phone me, you jerk? I’ve just spent the whole afternoon playing in the dirt and I don’t have time to clean up—”
“Look, can we argue about this later, please? You need to get to the airport. He came in on Southwest, flight 1255 and thanks again, sis. I owe you!”
He hung up without a goodbye. Lilly pulled the phone away from her ear and shook her head with disbelief. She was half an hour away from the airport. She ran to her bedroom to get her purse and caught a glimpse of herself in the mirror. Oh crap! She looked like hell. Hopefully her clothes would dry before she got there. Maybe cooling down with that hose wasn’t such a good idea.
Oh well, who was she hoping to impress anyway? Only the man she was crazy hot for…
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Lilly drove her little Toyota around the airport at least twice before finding her way to Southwest arrivals. Parking wasn’t allowed so she could only hope Blake was waiting for her outside. She drove slowly, searching through the crowd on the sidewalk for him. Desire and anxiety churned in her stomach.
And then she saw him.
Her body reacted instantly. Thinking about him was one thing but seeing him in the flesh was even more powerful. Awareness exploded through her body as she remembered all the times and places they’d had hot, naughty sex. How Blake had taken her to paradise a thousand times. Her panties became soaked as she clenched her legs together, hoping to ease the need that was becoming unbearable. A pleasant prickling in her full breasts caused her to raise her arm and brush it over them, trying to ease some of the ache.
Blake hadn’t changed at all. He was still the sexiest man on earth. As she sat there staring at him she felt her breathing become erratic and her heart rate pick up speed.
Blake was six feet tall and lean. Yet his black polo shirt revealed he wasn’t lacking in muscle power. The gray slacks he was wearing outlined the strength in his thighs and stretched across the prominent outline of his cock. He looked dangerous. He was dangerous, only in a way that had always drawn her in. His dark hair was shorter than he used to wear it, military cut. Lilly couldn’t see his eyes for the dark sunglasses covering them, for which she was thankful. Blake had the kind of eyes that could look right through someone, into their soul.
He’s just a man, he’s just a man, Lilly repeated to herself. Flesh and blood and as mortal as she was. He had emotions, he could be hurt. He had needs. Her cheeks grew hot when she thought of their last night together, and how they’d made love like two wild animals trying to consume one another. He’d left the next morning for an assignment on an oil rig in the North Sea. And she’d tried to convince herself that she hated him ever since.
Now I knew how futile that was.
Bringing him home with her wasn’t a good idea. But it was too late to drive away now that Blake had recognized her and was making his way to the car. Before Lilly knew it he was at the passenger side.
She rolled down the window when he bent to look in. “Hi.” Her voice came out sounding thin and weak. She again clenched her legs together, trying to stop the tingle there.
He raised a brow. “This is a nice surprise. I was expecting Ross.”
She couldn’t see his eyes, but Lilly had the feeling that he was looking her over. “Well, you’re stuck with me,” she said with false sweetness. She was acutely aware of the extra pounds she’d put on since seeing him last. But that didn’t stop her nipples from hardening right there before his eyes. He’d always had that effect on her. And it didn’t help that she was vividly remembering how thoroughly Blake had tongue-fucked her pussy the last night she saw him. “Ross got stuck in Georgia and called me at the last minute.” She wasn’t going to apologize for being late.
He opened the back door and tossed his bag on the seat. When he was settled in front, Lilly pulled away from the curb and merged back into traffic. She was all but squirming in her seat and couldn’t look at him.
“What, no kiss hello? It’s been a long time, Lilly.”
She ignored his comment about the kiss. She knew if they started, they’d never make it out of the airport.
“You are even sexier than I remembered. Is the wet tee shirt for my benefit?”
She cringed inwardly. “Thanks for noticing.” Somehow he was sexier too, but she wasn’t giving him the satisfaction of hearing her say it. “Are you still working in the North Sea?” As if she didn’t know. She’d secretly followed his career through her brother.
She glanced at him in time to see him run his fingers through his short hair. “Aren’t you getting a little old for playing in the dirt?” she asked. He was the same age as Ross.
It was clear by his magnificent build that his job as an oil driller, in addition to being dangerous, kept him in tip-top shape. His chuckle was as sexy as Lilly remembered, and ran across her tingling senses like a lover’s caress, keeping her nipples hard and her pussy wet.
“You look like you’ve been playing in dirt yourself. Plus you’re as feisty as ever. Someone should have tamed you a long time ago.”
There was an underlying threat in his tone that turned Lilly warm inside, because she knew what Blake’s preference was for dealing out his form of punishment. Sometimes Lilly had been naughty on purpose, just to feel his hard cock… If he kept this up they wouldn’t make it home. Why did everything he said turn into a sexual memory? It was a good thing she was sitting down, her panties were soaked.
“You tried that once.” She knew she was baiting him but it was all part of the game.
“Yeah. That was the best night of my life. You were fucking wild.”
Ohmygod…he didn’t just go there. Lilly began to squirm as she remembered his hand on her naked bottom and what a spanking had led to. The memory made her blood hot, and she turned breathless, and a little frightened. “Those days are over.” She hoped he got the message, as weak as it sounded. Her heart was pounding like a drum in her chest.
Blake threw his head back and laughed loudly. “We’ll have to wait and see what’s over, Lilly.”
Lilly clamped her mouth shut. Damn him! She had half hoped that seeing Blake again would show her she was immune to him finally. That she’d outgrown him. But seeing him only revealed she was as captivated with him as ever. Why couldn’t he have stayed away this time? She’d been doing just fine with him out of her life.
Right. Out of the four men she’d dated since Blake left, she hadn’t been able to bring herself to fuck any of them. None of them had Blake’s ability to make her come with just a brush of his hand across her thigh.
Lilly glanced at him, sensing he had more to say. “What?”
“I’m just wondering how many times you want me to let you drive around the airport before I tell you that you’re going in circles.”
“I don’t come here much.”
She let him direct her out of the airport, or so she thought. “Thanks.” She wished she’d turned on the radio before picking him up. It would help keep her mind off his incredible body so close to her. “Have you met Jezzie yet?”
“Just through the pictures Ross has sent. We spoke once on the phone.”
“You’ll like her. Everyone does. She’s a nice girl.”
“What makes you think I like nice girls, Lilly?”
What was she supposed to say to that? She spared him a glance. He was looking at her over the rim of his glasses. There was humor in his sharp blue eyes. And something else. Blake had aged in the last year. She supposed being alone, freezing, in the middle of nowhere on a rig for a year had helped harden his exterior in some ways.
Lilly decided to ignore his comment. It made her think of her eighteenth birthday, and how she’d been initiated into womanhood by his strong, capable hands and sensual mouth. His hard cock. Over and over until they’d been too exhausted to move. After that he’d disappeared for a few months.
She was deep in thought as she followed his directions out of the airport, right up until she realized he was taking her into a more secluded part of the airport parking lot. She glanced at him out of the corner of her eye, movement pulling her gaze to his crotch. Ohmygod! She could see the outline of his hard cock and muscular thighs through the thin material of his pants. A gush of excitement soaked her crotch.
“Park the car, Lilly.”
It didn’t occur to her to question him. Besides, she didn’t think she could continue to drive in her heightened sexual condition anyway. She spotted a barrier of trees at the end of the lot and turned into an empty space.
They came together like wild, hungry animals. Like they’d never been apart, like there was no tomorrow. Before she knew it, his mouth was on hers and she was powerless to resist. As he moved down her throat, he lifted her tee shirt to reveal her breasts and devoured them as well. She squirmed in her seat to calm the desire between her legs but it was useless. She reached over to unzip his pants and took his cock into her mouth. If he wanted to play, she would show him she could play as well. As she sucked his cock, he reached into her shorts and fingered her pussy.
Their mutual groans filled the car and steamed the windows. God, what am I doing? This was exactly what she’d been afraid of. But when his fingers went deeper into her pussy, she gave in and enjoyed the moment.
Words seemed unnecessary but for one. “Condom?” Lilly panted heavily.
With an amused grunt Blake raised his hips and reached for something in his pocket. He pulled out a foil packet that Lilly grabbed and quickly tore open. It had been a long time but she managed to roll the condom over his thick cock in record time. He was as big, and as long as she remembered, and the sight of his full, dripping, shaft made her quiver wildly.
Words were unnecessary as she climbed on top, and slowly lowered herself down his length. Moans of satisfaction escaped them both. She could feel Blake trying to restrain himself from taking control. The hands at her hips were grasping her hard and she knew he wanted to take the lead. But this was her game, and it would be played on her terms, so she slowly rocked back and forth, teasing him without mercy, clenching her pussy muscles around him tightly. She couldn’t help wondering how long it had been for him, and then it didn’t matter as passion took control.
She changed her position slightly so that she could raise and lower herself on his cock, riding him fast and hard, and reveling in his every grunt. The feeling of his hot flesh thrusting into her body, filling her to the max, brought cries of pleasure up her throat. They were fucking like there was no tomorrow. This wasn’t about love and affection. It wasn’t about making up for lost time. Lust, plain and simple, ruled their actions and they both exploded into a mind-blowing orgasm.
Lilly collapsed against him. God, it was just like old times. And she’d made it so easy for him. Damn it! She wasn’t going to let him break her heart again! She wasn’t! But she wasn’t going to dwell over what she couldn’t change either, and besides, she’d thoroughly enjoyed their quickie. She had an invisible button that revved her libido from zero to sixty in five seconds and Blake had always seemed to push it.
As they straightened their clothes and prepared to leave, he asked, “So, what’s the plan?”
“I take you home with me. You can use Ross’ room until he comes home tomorrow.
I hope you like pizza and wine because that’s what I intend to have for dinner.” Hopefully there was an extra bottle of wine stashed in the fridge. She had a feeling that she was going to need it.
“All I want for now is a shower, a bed, and some more of you.”
She forced down the thrill that spread through her body at his comment. Now was a good time to lay down the law. She had let her desire get the best of her once but that had been temporary insanity. A more of, get it out of the way type thing. She couldn’t afford to let her heart get involved with Blake again. She took a deep breath. “Speaking of bed, you’ll be in it alone, Blake. There’ll be no more kissing or touching or anything else between us while you’re here.”
He chuckled. “You weren’t complaining a minute ago.”
She was still flushed from their mutual satisfaction. “I mean it, Blake. You can’t continue to come back into my life every few months or a year, turn it upside down and then just leave again. I didn’t want to pick you up, I didn’t want to see you again, and besides, I have a boyfriend.” She was amazed at how easily the lies slipped from her lips. Almost as easily as her mouth had devoured his cock a moment ago.
“Relax, baby, I won’t do anything you don’t want me to do.”
Lilly had her doubts. She’d never been able to resist him. Blake had the moves and he’d never been afraid to put them on her before. Even a glance could turn her knees to jelly. And she was weak where he was concerned. He knew that, she was sure, and used it to his advantage.
She focused on the road the rest of the way home, and tried not to imagine a naked, sexy Blake in her shower.