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I set the pie down on his shiny kitchen counter as he comes upbehind me and takes my hips in one hand.The butterflies awaken in my stomach.He uses his hand on my hips to turn me around, and my breathcatches on a moan as his lips come down on mine. Our mouths fuseeffortlessly, and will I ever get used to the electric jolt of his kisses? I feelthe natural high he gives me rise in my body. My pulse skipping. Mymind reeling. My world narrowing to the mouth currently making slow,hot love to mine.When his phone buzzes, interrupting us, I’m not sure what I see inhis eyes but the butterflies keep moving. His gaze is as deep as a nightforest.He pecks my lips before he takes the call and steps aside. “Santori,”he says, his voice low but clear. “Yeah, I was busy. Update? Hmm . . .”He starts pacing toward the living room, frowning as he runs his handthrough his hair.I wonder who this Santori is as I remove the aluminum foil from thepie, search for a spoon, then lean over the kitchen counter, up on mytoes as I take a little spoonful.Mmmm. God. Mint and chocolate are so good together.I’m licking the spoon when I realize Saint is staring at me. Grinning,I dip my spoon and savor it so that he realizes he’s missing out on reallygood homemade pie.I keep watching him as he watches me back, the intensity in his starestarting to knot up my body in places only he manages to reach. I setdown the spoon and . . . why is my hand trembling? Self-conscious of
his very male, very powerful stare, I lick the corners of my lips, and hisvoice drops a decibel.“Yeah, I can’t . . . do this now. Give me the night to think over ournext move.”He powers off his phone and tosses it aside.My knees turn to Jell-O as he comes over. He rubs a silver thumbring over my lips, his eyes gleaming with lights. “I thought I could getsome business done, but I’d rather do you.”Holy crap. He looks so decisive. So determined.One sentence from this man and I’m as hot and ready as if we’vespent hours on foreplay.“Do you . . .” I lick my lips and stare at his mouth, trying to levelmy breathing. “Do you want pie?”He tilts my head back so we make eye contact. And he shakes hishead . . . very, very slowly.Malcolm is big on eye contact.He’s a predator, and I’m his most willing prey.He cradles the back of my skull while his free hand curls around myneck, and still holding my gaze until it’s impossible for him to bothhold it and kiss me at the same time, he lowers his head. “I want . . .these lips of yours. They’re all I want . . .”First he trails his tongue, hot and wet, across my lips. I moan. Hissmell enthralls me and the hint of his taste, along with the chocolate andpeppermint, lingers on my lips. If that isn’t the most delicious form oftorture, I don’t know what is.