Dare Me, by Debra Druzy
They say business and pleasure don’t mix,
but champagne goes with everything.
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Title: Dare Me
Series Name: Candy Hearts Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Editor: Cindy Davis
Cover Artist: RJ Morris
Theme(s): Contemporary Romance, Valentine’s Day
SubGenre(s): Contemporary Romance
Rating: PG-13 Spicy
Keywords: Valentine’s Day, Romance, Contemporary, Wedding, Photographer, Bridal Shoppe, Camera, Champagne, Body Paint, Reunion
Page Count: 66 pages
Word Count: 14955 words
Digital Price: $1.99
Digital ISBN: 9781509203062
COPYRIGHT © 2016 by Debra Druzy
For wedding stylist Misty Morningside, mixing business with pleasure is a professional no-no. That is, until she runs into wedding photographer Adam Wright at a Valentine’s Day event. Dare they set aside business for one night of pleasure?
For Adam and Misty, a camera and champagne
makes this a Valentine’s reunion to remember.
“A girl could get used to this kind of TLC. Don’t spoil me or you’ll never get rid of me.” Misty licked the marinade from her lips.
“I have every intention of keeping you, Misty Morningside. Now that I have you, I’m not letting you go. Ever.” Hunger radiated from his gaze as if she were the next course.
Heat crept into her cheeks at his soulful secret that stole her breath. She dodged the last bite on the fork and swooped in for a first kiss but he stealthily avoided it.
“One more bite.” Adam fed Misty final morsel then dabbed her mouth with a white linen napkin.
He might be playing the role of a perfect alpha-gentleman, but beneath that proper tuxedo was the scrappy teenager notorious for cutting class to sneak onto the football field, under the bleachers with the flavor-of-the-week. She’d studied those smooth moves, watching bird’s-eye from the second story window of Scenic View High School, wishing she could be one of his many conquests. Now was her chance.
He held a fresh flute of champagne to her lips, but the mischievous twinkle in his whiskey eyes had her craving something else—something harder between her thighs.
“Ready for dessert?”
More than ready. She clenched her lips to keep from saying something that would come back to bite her in the end and nodded instead.
God, what am I thinking? Where’s my mantra? Drowning in champagne, so it seemed.
It was only fair to warn him her career came before everything, but she didn’t want to ruin the mood talking about work. Just because they were single, consenting adults didn’t mean this filly should break the stallion and make him her stud—not when her commitment to the family business left so little room for monkey business.
If there ever was a perfect time to be fooling around, Valentine’s Day was it. Only a couple of hours remained, and by God, her libido deserved to go out with a bang. A great big mind-blowing she-bang. As much as she wanted to get her hands on the bridal boutique in the near future, she wanted Adam now.
Forget the mantra for one night. She’d be sure to screw on her head properly tomorrow.
If there ever was a perfect time to be fooling around, Valentine’s Day was it.
Debra Druzy is a married, stay-at-home mom, writing romance in between running errands and doing household chores.