Mitch Houdini clung to Sophie's shoulders like the week's dry cleaning as she led him inside. Loud enough to scare off intruders, her strappy stilettos click-clack-click-clacked across the hardwoods and echoed off the walls, giving her foyer a deserted feel. She reached for the lights but thought better of it because, in the dark, a few stubborn extra pounds and some baby-birthing stretch marks don't exist. Right?
Mitch kicked the door shut and twirled Sophie around, painting a wet trail of kisses along her neck that fueled her long-suppressed yearning to be touched and adored—worshipped even—by a man. This man. From the moment he'd whisked her away in his Lamborghini convertible for a happy hour that had lingered till after midnight, Mitch had been a heat-seeking missile she could not deflect. Not that she wanted to after all those Mexican martinis.
She reached behind, dropped her keys on a wood console table cluttered with framed photos and a warming pot of orange blossom-scented wax, and discreetly flipped a family portrait on its face. After the date she'd had, prying eyes need not sabotage her mission.
His voice vibrated the hair on her neck like plucked violin strings. He caressed her face in his hands and let his brazen tongue probe one ear, exploring every hill and cranny like he polished the chrome wheels of his cherished Lamborghini—cleaning and buffing and shining—and shooting chills right to her marrow. He followed with an invitation for dueling tongues, and by then she figured there wasn't much that tongue of his couldn't do. Still, she had imagined he would taste more like Don Juan instead of Cuban cigars and Stolichnaya.
Mitch took a breath and shrugged out of his sports coat, revealing a wedge-shaped torso that strained against the fabric of his tailored shirt. She stood in the shadow of his six-four frame, the ceiling vents blasting cold air on her skin, while his hands ventured where no man had gone for nearly two years. He thumbed her breasts through her little black dress and a pushup bra with its work cut out for it, igniting a white-hot desire between her legs. Every millimeter of her womanhood begged for the point of no return. Begged.
That's when he crushed himself against her.
Whoa. So the rumors were true. His manhood was the stuff of local legend, regaled in water cooler jokes about some hocus pocus that had to be kept under wraps—an industrial-length Mr. Slinky. Uncompressed, it could be dangerous. His massive hardness rolled against her bellybutton and his soft moans set her on fire.
Teasing him with a gentle bite on his lower lip, she drew him into the shadowy living room, around the sofa. He pulled her closer, his hands disappearing under her dress and searing his fingerprints into her bare skin. She felt her lacy panties shift and roll down until they stretched around her thighs. As his fingers explored the terrain between her legs, her breath caught and she could no longer wait.
She pushed him onto the sofa and pounced on top of him. But in less time than it took to say, Wheeee! Sophie felt herself flying backward. She landed on the coffee table with her feet in the air and her bottom winking at the ceiling.
"What the hell?" Mitch said, scrambling to his feet.
"What the hell?" came another man's voice.
"What the hell?" Sophie echoed, clapping her hands to turn on the lamp.
A man in a black T-shirt and sweats rolled off the sofa, fast-blinking and squinting as if he'd just woken up, his salt-and-pepper mullet spiked in all directions.
Sophie gasped and gaped. "Why the hell are you in my house?"
Mitch launched into a fighting stance with his fists up. "Who is this?"
"He's my— he's my—" She blew out an exasperated sigh. "Husband."
"Your husband?" Mitch's face turned the same shade as the Sultry Summer Spice lip color smudged around his bruised mouth.
"Not ex yet," the mullet-headed man said.
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