Happy Hump Day! This summer heat has me feeling completely beat (see what I did there) and in the spirit of escapism, today’s wistful/wanton quotes come from a wintry holiday sweet novella, Winter Kisses by Addison Moore.
Laney Sawyer used to believe in love and all of the trappings that happily ever after could provide until Ryder Capwell crushed her heart. When Laney is auctioned off as a prize at the drama department fundraiser the last person she expects to trade cold hard cash for her company is Ryder.
Ryder Capwell is in love with Laney Sawyer. One year ago she walked out of his life and took the light of his world right along with her. Ryder would do anything to have another chance with Laney, including purchasing her for the evening courtesy of Whitney Briggs University, and he does just that.
One thing leads to whiskey, which leads to a one-night stand. She thinks it’s revenge sex-he thinks its make-up sex. Things can only go wrong from here.
“Let me love you.”
He strokes the hair from my face. There’s a tenderness in his voice, in his eyes, that I haven’t seen in so long. I want to believe it’s real, but a part of me can’t be sure…
“I don’t think you know how to love me, Ryder,” I give it in less than a whisper. Sometimes it’s hard to hear someone tell you the truth, but it’s also hard to be the one to say it.
“I do. Let me into your heart, Laney,” he pleads with those deep navy eyes as we stand just shy of his bed. “Let me crush every memory you have of the two of us and make something new, something better, something that never disappoints because it doesn’t know how.”
He dots a series of hot kisses slowly up my neck, and a shiver runs through me. My skin touches his, and then it’s over. I’m all in. Every last inch of me has been so thirsty for Ryder, and now, here I am, ready to drown in the cool spring of his affection while my entire body reanimates under his willful supervision. A part of me died last winter in a very real way, and, here he is, reawakening me, breathing life back into my soul by way of his mouth, his fingers—his bare flesh. He pulls back and rakes over me with his slow gaze.
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“I was sort of hoping a big earthquake would strike my neck of the woods soon,” she whispers into my mouth.
“That’s funny, I was just about to arrange for multiple tremors. You’d better brace yourself, I hear the big one’s coming.”
“Maybe you should hold me down and keep me safe?” She bats her lashes at me. “You know, pin me beneath you—that way I won’t roll off the desk and hurt myself.”
Laney reaches down and circles the tip of my dick over her heated slick, and I let out a fierce groan that wrenches from deep inside me…This is it, the real deal. I’m going to feel Laney’s body from the inside for the very first time.
“It’s okay”—she whispers directly into my ear, and a fire rips up my spine—“ I want you to.”
That’s all the green light I need. My body plunges into hers, slow and careful.
“Oh shit,” I give it as a heated charge right over her lips. My eyes spring wide as I take in the slick sensation that I’ve been deprived of hundreds of times before. Her body conforms to mine like an oven-heated glove, and my dick straightens like a pool stick.
“You feel incredible.” She rubs her lips over my ear in a heated rush as I give a pronounced thrust into her. “You feel incredible.” I sweep kisses over her features, quick and pressured. “You’re the best damn gift. I’m glad you’re in my life. This is Christmas right here.”
Her heart knocks against my chest like it’s begging to be let in, and I give a little smile right over her lips.
“I love you,” she pants into my ear. “I love you, too, Laney.”