Happy Throwback Thursday y’all!!
OK, so today let me take you back and do a check-in on ‘Lucid Dreaming’ (Love Chances Series Book 2). This book remains one of my faves. Jules was a character I absolutely loved to write, that’s why she keeps popping up in the rest of the series LOL.
Jules and Aaron … say no more. A very cool kinda love ❤ . Sigh 😉 Enjoy!
Throwback Sample from Lucid Dreaming:
“Jules’ nose twitched, bringing her melancholic thoughts back to the here and now. She’d been walking for a little while and a creeping familiar feeling had come over her. This feeling even had a scent.
The same scent.
Am I hallucinating?
Aaron was still fresh in her head, and still messing with it. Thoughts of him seemed unyielding that way. Sensual pulses surfaced, rippling over her, making her skin prickle. She could still feel him, their two bodies rubbing mercilessly against each other, his erection stroking and prodding her sacred space, tingling desire heating her skin. The dude isn’t even here and he’s making me flush.
Pausing, her brisk walking slowed to a trudge, she hadn’t wanted a guy so much, since, well…ever. Now, that was a sobering thought.
She stopped and closed her eyes, her senses on overload as a hand lightly touched her shoulder. Jules jumped, spinning around, releasing Pete’s bike at the same time, which fell with a noisy clatter to the pavement.
“Hey, easy, easy,” Aaron said, raising his hands in apology, looking as shocked as she was, before swinging into action, bending down and retrieving the bike.
“What are you doing here?” Jules asked, feeling all the blood rush to her cheeks, her attention zeroed in on checking the bike for damage. Thankfully, everything looked fine. Phew.
“Is that how you greet a friend, someone concerned about your well-being?”
Jules blushed some more, still glaring. She felt to curse, scream, have some sort of tantrum to demonstrate just how frustrated she was feeling, and the central role he was playing, be it subliminally, in her current personal drama.
“So, you stalk people? Where do you get off, Aaron? Friend? Didn’t I make it clear enough last night?”
“Obviously not,” he said calmly, chuckling, seemingly oblivious to her rage, focused on what lay behind it, gauging things. The man was as cool as a cucumber, his gaze soft and compassionate.
Jules’ focus moved from Aaron’s eyes to his mouth, her pulse unable to calm, watching as he sucked in his bottom lip in an adorably sexy contemplative manner that made her nipples literally harden in response.
“What makes you think I want to get to know you? You’re pretty damn sure of yourself?”
“Only when I see something I want.”
Jules’ breath hitched in her throat, her heart missed a beat, make that two beats. Taste. Want. Aaron’s forthrightness surprised her.
“Well,” she huffed. “I’m sorry to disappoint, but your object is not interested, a’ight?”
“I beg to differ,” he said, his voice so smooth so enticing. Jules felt like a fish on a hook, he was reeling her in.
Jules’ stomach rumbled, as she clasped her arm around her middle, her cheeks flushing.
“Hungry?” he asked, his eyebrow arching playfully.
“Obviously,” Jules replied.
“Would you like to grab something to eat?”
Jules wanted to decline, to tell him to go and jump, she felt annoyed and bothered by his confidence. But then her sensible side kicked in. She had been thinking about him all day, and it wasn’t like her to turn down a free meal. Her finances weren’t exactly flush.
Jules smiled, cocking her head to one side, a playful glint in her eye.
“I was actually heading to the steak house on the corner,” she said coyly, as her eyes collided with his.
Aaron arched a brow, a smile cracking the side of his mouth.
Jules read it all. So sexy. So damn fine. Her inner core started to tremble, the same reaction as last night. Quickly averting her gaze, her cheeks burning-up, she couldn’t help but smile.
“Can I join you?” he asked, ignoring her private joke.
Still smiling, she nodded. “Yup,” she said.
For the first time, Jules was speechless.
Guiding the bike to a lamp post, she got the lock out of her bag, and was surprised when Aaron immediately took it.
“I’ve got this,” he said, leaning down and locking the bike securely. Jules stood feeling dumbfounded.
“Chivalry doesn’t earn you any brownie points, darlin‘,” she teased.
Coming up to his full height again, towering over her, they were standing almost toe to toe. Her personal space felt crowded with the man and she was finding it difficult to breathe.
“Believe me…darlin‘,” he drawled back. “I don’t have a problem with that. I plan on earning all my brownie points.” He chuckled wickedly, making her quiver inside.”
Lucid Dreaming©L.S. Bergman 2017 (Edited)
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