This week’s #MySexySaturday ‘s theme is Sexy Me Up, and it’s a pretty open theme, although it did give a few hints. My excerpt is from Xavier, which will be book 1 in a new series, the Gillham Pack Series.
“I…I didn’t mean that you’re stupid, or vain, well, I think the exact opposite is true, really. You’re so gorgeous, and I’m sure you’re intelligent as hell, although I don’t know you well enough to be sure of that yet. Shit, I meant, I know you’re smart, because I’m sure Kameron wouldn’t have chosen you to take care of me if you weren’t, you know…” Xavier took a deep breath and peeked sideways. Andy did seem a little less tense, but he still looked angry. “What I meant was, I’m normal. I’m a boring, plain looking man, probably not that smart, while you’re so much better. You could have anyone you want, so why should you settle with me?”
He peeked again, and this time his eyes locked on forest-green eyes so deep he could probably get lost in them. “You really mean that, don’t you? That you’re nothing special?”
Xavier nodded. The man should have seen it with his own eyes. “Jeremy told me a bit about how mating works, and I know you could want me only because of the mate bond, or pull, or whatever. It’s forcing you into wanting me even if you wouldn’t normally.”
The car suddenly veered and Xavier’s hand shot to the door’s handle. He looked at Andy, trying to see if there was something wrong, but all he could see was that the man was moving the car to the side of the road and stopping it before unbuckling his seat belt and turn toward him. “You think you know me that well, Xavier?”
“Well, I-I don’t, bu-but—”
“You don’t know anything about me, or even about shifters, so you shouldn’t presume anything about the bond between mates or what I want.” Andy sighed and reached for Xavier’s cheek. “The mating pull isn’t something that forces you to want someone.” Andy’s tone was softer. “The bond is only a pull you feel toward someone, but you can ignore it if you want. I could walk away from you without too many problems, but I don’t want to. I don’t know who convinced you that you’re average, but you’re not.”
Xavier opened his mouth to protest, but Andy stopped him. Suddenly two hot, smooth lips crashed on his, sucking at his lower lip and pulling it into Andy’s mouth. Xavier was frozen. He knew he should push Andy away, but…he couldn’t. When he finally unfroze, it was to push his hands into Andy’s hair, to use his tongue to stroke Andy’s. Their lips moved against each other’s, their tongues danced and dueled, their teeth nipped, until they were both breathless and had to separate.
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