Sunday Snippet #93

Posted February 26, 2012 by Jen in Sunday Snippet Tags: ,


Author: Ellen Connor

Publisher: Berkley

6 December 2011


Satisfied with that plan, he settled on his blanket with the intention of turning in. Not because he was exhausted, but because he was tired of people. Tired of conversation. If it wouldn’t be an impractical allocation of resources, he’d shift and sleep as a lion to further discourage interaction. And unwelcome memories.

As before, Adrian went to sleep first. And then Pen did something unusual. She came to him.

“What do you need?” He didn’t want to argue with her, nor did he want to negotiate.

“Have you forgotten the terms of our agreement?”

Doubtless she was about to produce some clause that required him to do her bidding. He arched a brow in what he hoped was a discouraging fashion.

Two kisses today, you said.”

“Don’t worry about it,” he muttered. “We can defer them.”

“I pay my debts.”

“I don’t want ‘debt kisses’ tonight. And I’m in no mood to persuade you to make them something else. So it’s better if you leave me alone.”

“What’s the matter?”

As if she hadn’t created the problem with her constant talking.

There’s only one way to shut this woman up. When he claimed her mouth, Tru kissed her with driving demand and a thrusting tongue. He permitted no distance, no reserve, and pushed past her lips to delve into her mouth. She made a small, surprised sound, but he ignored it and dragged her into his arms. She had been treated with too much delicacy, not like a woman a man intended to fuck.

After settling Pen astride his lap, he made love to her mouth for endless moments. It gave him a jolt of intense satisfaction when she wound her arms around his neck and pressed closer. Her lips warmed as he nuzzled them, went swollen from the little nips, from the way he sucked gently at the lower, before teasing her tongue with his own. He wrapped his hands around her hips and rocked her against his hard cock as she learned how to kiss. God, he could almost swear nobody had done this with her before. But she was a quick study, working out how to breathe through her nose. Her response became hotter, more ferocious, as he cupped her ass and worked her body against his.

He nibbled his way down her jaw to her throat, sucking, kissing, licking. Her nipples peaked and grazed his chest. An actual moan escaped her. Fucking beautiful. Music to his ears.

And that was when he stopped.

Her eyes were glazed, mouth parted. She panted, hands on his chest. “That was more than two kisses.”

“Technically, no. I never broke contact.”

3 responses to “Sunday Snippet #93

  1. This is the part where I grumble and tell you that I hate you because I’ve just added this to my huge TBR. We’ll both pretend I’m actually upset about it right? 😉

  2. …not because the book doesn’t look amazing. It does. Or I wouldn’t have added it to my TBR. No, I’m pretend upset because any minute now my TBR is going to topple over and crush me. But I’m ok with that because at least I’ll die doing what I love – reading. 😀

  3. Una

    @Mamakitty – Seems like our TBR piles could rival each other! =) However, rest assured…this is ONLY a trilogy…so it’s only 3 books. Not like trying to add something like Dark Hunters to your TBR list….it’s at what…24+ books….