It’s #StarkOnSaturday — and that means it’s time for other snippet from the upcoming Claim Me, book two in the Stark Trilogy that began with Release Me.
“Do you have any idea what I want to do to you right now?”
“Tell me,” I beg.
“I want to strip you bare and press you up against the glass. I want to trail my fingers over you lightly, just enough to make you awaken to my touch. I want to watch the lights of the Pier flash behind you, and I want to watch my own reflection in your eyes as you come.”
My mouth is dry, so the little “oh,” that I say doesn’t actually come out as sound.
“But I can’t,” he says. “I believe I told you that I wasn’t going to touch you.”
“I won’t hold you to it,” I say.
“But that would be breaking the rules.”
I have to force myself not to whimper. “You’re playing games with me, Mr. Stark.”
“Yes,” he says plainly. “I am.”
“I suppose that’s fair, sir,” I say. “I’m yours, after all. At least for the night. But tomorrow, I’ll be a rich woman and the game’s going to have a new set of rules.”
For a moment, he is perfectly still. Then he nods slowly. “You raise a good point, Ms. Fairchild,” he says. “I need to make sure I get my money’s worth.”
“Your money’s worth?”
“Did you read the article in Forbes I sent you?” he asks. “The reporter did a good job of describing my philosophy in business.”
“I read it.” In fact, I’d read it several times, savoring every tidbit I learned about Damien The Businessman.
“Yes, sir,” he corrects.
“Yes, sir,” I repeat. “I read the article.”
“Then you know that I attribute much of my success to my ability to extract as much value as possible from every monetary transaction.”
I lick my lips. “And I’m a monetary transaction?”
“You are indeed.”
“I see. And how do you intend to extract value?”
“I already told you,” he says. “If you’re not going to pay attention . . . ”
“You said you were going to make me come.”
His mouth curves into a lazy smile and the corners of his eyes crinkle. “So I did. Good girl. You get an A in class, after all.”
Come back next week for another snippet!
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Im thrilled about the early release. Thank you so much!
I’m thrilled, too! It’s Bantam we both have to thank! (Go, Bantam!!!)
This has got to be THE BEST SNIPPET of anything, anywhere, anytime!!! My skin flushed and if I wasn’t sitting I would have THUDDED. Of this I am sure. Wow! Thank you…SO much!!!
Yay! Thrilled you enjoyed 🙂
Ugh, you’re killing me with these snippets! 🙂 Can’t wait for Claim Me!
LOL! should I say sorry?