is looking for a momentary escape when she steps into an alcove during
a wedding reception. At least until the most captivating man joins
her. They share an interesting conversation. When the man takes his
leave, he tells her he will be waiting for her to come find him. It
isn’t until he is gone that Nia realizes she hadn’t even gotten his
name. When she does follow up, she not only finds him, she finds… the
man who will change her life.
Darius Wilde is not about to let the fascinating woman get away. She
tests his formidable control, and tantalizes all his senses. His
Garlven side is on high alert. And the man in him wants to lay her
down and have her. She is skittish and will let him have her body, but
he wants so much more. With a soft touch and melding himself into her
life, he will have it all or nothing. He wants her to join him and
taking you off guard since you first saw him. Go with it.
Nia went with her gut and nodded once.
Darius smiled. The colour of his eyes deepened. He made a graceful
go-ahead motion with one hand. Unconsciously, her gaze was drawn to
his slender fingers. Her nipples hardened, imagining them on her. Nia
pushed the thought away. It was just dinner. No matter how much she
wanted him, she wasn’t prone to jumping into bed with any man she
She walked in the direction he had bidden her. When they reached the
restaurant, she turned in at the door. It took her a few steps before
she realised he was not with her. She glanced back at him in question.
“Dinner in my apartment. It’s here at the hotel,” he said.
Nia watched him, then returned to his side. They went the rest of the
way to the receptionist desk together. Darius punched a code into a
panel next to a door that wasn’t noticeable unless you were close to
it. It slid open, and they entered a long hall. The door closed behind
them. She walked beside him, hands shoved into the pockets of her
jacket. They passed, from her count of the doors on either side, eight
offices. At the end of the hall, he stopped before an elevator and
entered a code on the pad next to it. It opened soundlessly, and they
entered. Nia stood on the far side of the elevator. Darius leaned
against the other, watching her. His scent surrounded her. The
elevator started its ascent.
Nia worried the inside of her cheek. Thoughts of having him filled
her. She couldn’t, but that didn’t stop the thoughts. Darius’ look got
hungrier. She recognised it—it was the one a man had when he
desperately wanted a woman.
You want him the same way. Look at him, looking so sexy. Lickable.
I can’t. I don’t even know him, Nia argued with herself.
Darius didn’t say a word. His look said it all. Nia’s mouth watered,
her palms damp and her pussy clenching.
“Fuck it.” She closed the distance between them.
Darius met her in the middle of the elevator. He covered her mouth
with his. His kiss was possessive and thorough. Moaning, Nia opened