Hero: Luc Savage. Theater director and producer. Could be called a curmudgeon. He can’t believe he is casting a television actress in his beloved play.
Heroine: Lily Lamprey. She knows this theater production is her big chance to prove herself as an actress. Even though her director is all growly and intense, she falls for him hard.
One moment she was standing there like a sane professional woman; the next, her nose was buried in his chest and she was hugging a human ice lolly. He’d frozen into cadaverous horror, and she was really glad she couldn’t see his face.
She couldn’t seem to let go. She wasn’t sure where to go from here. Step back, clear her throat, give his hand a brisk shake, and sprint back to her room to die quietly?
Seemed like a plan.
Before she could put it into action, she felt a tentative brush against her back. And then his touch settled there, his palm wide and reassuring. God, she was trembling. Slowly, she pulled back and looked up at him.
So why was her own hand sliding around his ribs to splay against his belly? Why was she feeling him breathe, feeling his warmth? Why was he slowly reaching out, his thumb coming to rest under her chin, nudging up, just a fraction? Why was she arching up on her tiptoes, and why was that palm on her back helping her?
They breathed with their lips millimetres apart, staring into each other’s eyes. His, usually professional and distant, were hot and turbulent. It was entirely her fault. She kissed him first. She pushed forward across a distance that was minuscule in reality and a minefield in the potential repercussions. His hand tightened almost painfully on her back, gripping her as he continued to stand still for an extended moment. Then his lips were parting, his other arm was sliding around her, lifting her, turning her, his tongue was rubbing against hers, nipping, licking, abrasive, soothing. She was down on the desk and his weight was heavy on top of her, hard between her legs.
Their kissing is SO romantic. Loved this book! It releases tomorrow (I’ll be posting a full review tomorrow as well).