a contemporary erotic romance~~
“How do you find the event?” His voice broke her trance
“Oh, good, I guess. It’s an important event.” There. That’s something Avery would say.
“The cause, yes. But the party seems a little over-the-top, don’t you think?” He winked.
Her shoulders dropped a little under his warmth. He honestly seemed interested. Well, he is a politician. Yet despite his obvious charm, he seemed so normal—but not ordinary.
She exhaled heavily. “To be honest, I never understood why they spend so much money just to raise money. Why not just funnel it all to the charity?”
He laughed. “You should run for office.”
Christiana dipped her eyes to his lapel. She hoped the scar on her forehead wasn’t at his eye level. She tried to concentrate on the music, but the vibrations between her legs threatened to pull her off rhythm. As if reading her mind, he pulled her closer. Her nipples hardened as the bodice of her dress grazed his suit jacket. She should say something, make polite conversation. She could have used the distraction herself.
She peeked up at him under her lashes.
His face held a resolve, like a man used to wielding power. “Are you here alone?”
He smiled. “Have someone on standby?”
“No, sir. Nothing like that.”
“A date, then?”
She shook her head.
“Then I’m glad you agreed to dance with me, Christiana.”
Had she agreed? It didn’t matter. Christiana followed his steps . . . and his scent. Her arm lay heavy against his chest as his height allowed only her hand to reach his shoulder. Underneath his tuxedo, his muscles felt tight and hard. His strong thighs brushed hers. God, what he must look like under that suit.
He twirled her in a double spin that made her gasp. He smiled down at her, bemused. The music had changed to a Frank Sinatra song. He didn’t let her go. Don’t let me go. Not yet.
A steady craving warred with her nerves—and her good sense. One more dance, she told herself. Then you’ll leave.
His hand moved farther down her back, and a strange desire spiked, winning the battle. She wanted him to drop his hand lower, cup the curve of her bottom and draw her closer. Without thinking, she leaned into his body.
4.9 out of 5 stars on Amazon
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~The Smutsonian, professional reader and reviewer
“Elizabeth’s obvious familiarity with the city of Washington DC is apparent from page one, and as we move briskly through this fascinating story, it is equally apparent that she is imbued with both a familiarity with the social life, the government types, and the shenanigans that only occasionally creep into the media.”
~Top 100 Reviewer on Amazon
“. . . an extremely well-told story that expertly balances romance, sex, and intrigue. It’s thrilling, highly erotic, emotional, suspenseful, and ultimately very satisfying.