Posted by Lexxie Couper on Saturday, January 9th, 2010
Threshold is an ongoing, free story that tells the tale of a forbidden desire that can not be denied. I will post an installment here on my blog every week or so. This is the beginning of the tale…
His dark-eyed gaze moved over her, a slow caress she felt all the way to the very centre of her heat. Her sex constricted, her nipples pebbled. She stood on his front door step, knowing she shouldn’t go inside. What waited for her within was dangerous. More than dangerous. Life changing. She shouldn’t go inside.
The corner of his lips – lips she’d long dreamed of claiming hers – curled into a knowing smile. He knew why she was there. Her flimsy excuse wasn’t fooling anyone. “Are you sure?”
She shook her head. No. She wasn’t.
Her sex pulsed, damp and eager. Her head may know what she should do, but her body hungered only one thing. One thing.
His dark eyes held hers captive as she stood motionless before him. “Are you sure?”
She swallowed, her pulse rapid, her mouth dry. “No,” she murmured. “But I can’t…I can’t stop thinking…”
His nostrils flared. “Of us? Together?”
“Yes. Damn you.”
For a moment, the smug arrogance left his eyes and he stood before her, exposed and as vulnerable as she. The boy she’d known twenty years ago in the man he now was. And then his jaw bunched and his gaze burned with undeniable promise. “I want you. I always have.”
She drew in a shaking breath, her heart pounding in her throat, her nipples so hard they ached, and stepped over the threshold into his home.