Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Sexy Without the Sex - Undercover Lover by Dellani Oakes

Saige Ingalls has just ended a bad three year relationship. Her boyfriend, Ben, threw her things out of their second story apartment window, bringing it to a rather definitive end. Unwilling to let her languish alone, her boss, Malcolm Brodie (Bride for Brodie), takes her out for drinks with friends. Both Brodie and his best friend, Stan, have a bit of a crush on Saige, though neither acted on it because she was with Ben. Now, she's fair game and both men intend to show their interest.

Stan wasn't leaving with one of the girls. He looked somewhat forlorn. Saige plopped down on a stool next to him while Brodie talked to Stan's sister Suzie.
"Not got a rendezvous, Stan?"
He shrugged, shaking his head. "Nope. Keeping my options open in case you change your mind."
Saige gave him a gentle, platonic kiss on the lips. "You are an amazing guy, Stan. You're the kind of man I could fall in love with."
"But?"
"I'm not going to use you like that. It wouldn't be right."
"Well, if you ever need a dance partner or a fuck buddy, you call me."
"I'll do that," she smiled, giving him another kiss.
This time, he didn't allow it to be casual and friendly. He drew her to him, holding her close to a firm, well delineated body that felt very good next to hers. His kiss was magnetic, electrifying, incredible. Never in her life had she been kissed like that, even by Ben. He lingered over the embrace for a good minute before letting her go. Without a word, he left.
Saige's breath caught in her chest, making her lightheaded. That was the best kiss she'd ever gotten in her life. If he had more to offer than a good set of lips, the casual sex sounded better than ever.
"No," she told herself, shaking her head. "Not for the rebound guy. No, no, no!"
"You all right, sugar?" Suzie stood next to her, eyes wide, tray perched on her hip.
"I'm okay. Wow!"
"Are you completely out of your mind then?" she whispered. "Kissing Stan in front of Brodie. Are you insane?"
"Just drunk."
Suzie laughed. "Oh, okay. Yeah, that excuse will hold up in court. Cause if you do that again, Brodie's gonna kill him."
"Don't worry, I'll explain it to him."
"Explain what to whom?" Brodie stood at her elbow.
"I'll tell you in a minute," Saige said with a smile. "Bye, Suzie. Thanks."
"What was that all about?" Brodie looked worried.
"She's concerned you want to break Stan into itsy bitsy pieces."
Brodie laughed suddenly, sounding loud on the empty street. Putting a friendly arm round her shoulders, he led her to the car.
"Not tonight. Maybe, if he ever kisses you like that again."
"Jealous?"
His blue eyes were soft and dreamy in the subdued streetlights. "A little. I'd love to have a woman like you to come home to. I've grown very fond of you, Saige."
"But we're not doing the sex with a co-worker thing."
"No...."
"I hear a condition in that pause."
"Unless I knew for sure you loved me and not him. Then I'd never let you go."
Brodie stood next to her, his body vibrating as he fought himself for control. He wanted to kiss her badly. If he thought for a moment she wanted him, loved him more than Ben, he'd have jumped on the chance to be with her. But he wasn't going to make love to another man's woman just because she was beautiful, sexy, lonely and looking at him with eyes as green as the lake and fathomless. With a mental shake, he took a shuddering breath, purging the feelings he felt building inside him.
"I don't love Stan."
"Not talking about Stan." His lips drifted down to hers. It seemed so perfect, so natural.
Stan's kiss was amazing, full of excitement, anticipation. Brodie's was unbridled passion, powerful, heart stopping, breathtaking liquid sex on her mouth. She melted against him, wanting Brodie to hold her and kiss her like that forever. All thought of Ben left her. Stan's face faded away. All she heard was the pounding of her heart next to Brodie's. His strong arms held her in an unyielding embrace that she was loathe to break.
She wanted him to make love to her, but somehow she knew he wouldn't. If she wanted Malcolm Brodie, she was going to have to earn him. He wouldn't take her unless he was sure she came free of encumbrance.
Saige knew deep in her heart she couldn't set Ben's love aside easily. They had meant too much to one another. Could it really be over? Was she an idiot?

Undercover Lover was shared on my other blog www.dellanioakes.wordpress.com

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