A Thursday teaser from the crime romance
By Sydney Landon
Her eyes narrow as she prowls toward me, moving with the agility of a jungle cat. As exciting as it can be, when a woman like Minka Gavino fixates on you, even the bravest of men consider running. Or at the very least, covering the family jewels before one of her boots turns you into a permanent pussy. Unfortunately, I’ve never been the brightest guy where women are concerned, and this one has a hold over me that I don’t pretend to understand. I’m like a junkie who needs my daily fix of her to function. I’m worse than Marco. What in the hell happened to me? I don’t do relationships. Yet I can’t pretend that this is anything else. It might not be conventional, but we’re together and not seeing other people. We’ve never had “the talk,” nor are we likely to, but we’ve communicated without words since the beginning. Whatever the hell it is we’re doing is undefined, illogical, and downright foolish. Could be part of what makes it so damn exciting. Like dating someone your parents disapprove of just to annoy them. Yeah, that’s undoubtedly a part of it. Minka has always been a rebel, marching to her own beat and defying her family at every turn, and I’m certainly no Boy Scout. I’ve wondered before if she’s fucking me just to piss her old man off. Gotta admit, that one stings a bit. Like I haven’t done similar shit before.
Not sure what I’m expecting when she draws near, but she rarely disappoints. She stops inches away and extends a foot to kick my legs farther apart. I raise a brow in inquiry but wisely keep my mouth shut. Not because I’m afraid of what she’ll do but more like I don’t want to risk interrupting her. When I see the outline of her hard nipples against the thin white tank top she’s wearing, I know exactly what’s coming next. Or rather, who. Minka’s a giver. She gets off on sucking my cock. All right, I know what you’re thinking. All dudes like to believe their woman loves it. But let me assure you without sharing too many details that it turns her on. Moans and even orgasms can be faked, but wet panties cannot.
Now stop being so damn nosy. I’m trying to be a gentleman here.
“Kill anyone today?” she asks as calmly as if we’re discussing the weather. I long ago adjusted to her habit of small talk during sex. It had been distracting at first, which I have a sneaking suspicion is the reason she does it. Kind of like, let’s see if you’re man enough to stay hard while talking everything from business to the clearance rack at Target. Can’t complain, I got my favorite razors half price after my last blow job.
Nicoli: Pierced, Lucian & Lia, Book 9
What do you do when those closest to you are not who they appear to be? For a man as loyal as Nicoli Moretti it’s the ultimate betrayal. As the top lieutenant and best friend to the head of the Moretti family, he thought he knew everything about the man he considered a brother—but he was so very wrong. Still reeling from that blow, he discovers that not only did the woman he loves know before him, but she also has secrets of her own—ones that could well get her killed.
His thirst for revenge is almost overwhelming—yet so is his love for Minka Gavino. A relationship with someone from another mafia family would be complicated on a good day, but is it even worth fighting for now? Once the trust is gone, can it ever be rebuilt? Or, will he walk away from the only life he’s ever known and the only woman he’s ever loved?
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is the New York Times & USA Today best selling author of: Weekends Required, Not Planning on You, Fall For Me, Fighting For You, Betting on You, No Denying You, Always Loving You, Pierced and Fractured. Sydney is currently working on the next book in the Danvers’ Series as well as the Pierced Series.
When she isn’t writing romantic erotica or romance, Sydney enjoys reading, swimming and the beach.
She lives with her family in Greenville, South Carolina.
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