Counting down to release day!!
It’s #StarkOnSaturday again — and that means it’s time for other snippet from the upcoming Claim Me, book two in the Stark Trilogy that began with Release Me.
“But let’s be clear. She’s not the hostess in this house, and she never could be. Do you understand?”
I nod awkwardly. I am breathless. I am overwhelmed. And I want desperately to be in the circle of his arms.
The air between us crackles as Damien moves forward. He is close, so close, and yet he is not touching me. Not yet. It is as if he is punishing both of us. As if he is reminding us of why we should never be apart—because the coming together is just too damned explosive.
“Damien,” I say. That is all that I can manage.
Slowly, he strokes his fingertips down my arm. I bite my lower lip and close my eyes. “No,” he says. “Look at me.”
I do, my eyes meeting his as his fingers slide farther down, lower and lower until his hand is over mine, both resting lightly on my thigh over the hem of my dress. His palm is flat, his hand completely covers mine. Slowly, he slides our joined hands up so that I am lifting my skirt until it is at the juncture of my thighs and my ass. “You belong here,” he says. “Wherever I am, you belong. You’re mine. Say it.”
“I am. I am yours.” My breath is coming harder as his hand eases off mine, then begins to creep even higher, baring my thigh slowly, slowly, so goddamned slowly.
“I need you.” His raw voice sends ripples of desire through me. My sex clenches, and it takes all my self control not to grab my own damned hem and yank my skirt up around my waist. “I need you, now.”
“God, yes,” I manage, forcing out the words. “Damien, oh, please.”
Roughly, he pushes me backward until I am wedged into the corner. The glass case is beside me, and I reach out, clutching the polished wood for support as his mouth closes over mine. Our kiss is wild, fevered. I am starved for him and I take greedily everything he has to give.
Claim Me will be on-sale April 23!
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And if you missed Release Me, you can snag your copy from your favorite retailers here:
Amazon United Kingdom
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