She yanked on the zipper of her wetsuit before a hand closed over hers.
"Let me help you," Nico said from directly behind her. "I enjoy stripping you out of things."
She lifted her hair and smiled as he slid the zipper down her back and slipped his hands around front to squeeze her breasts. "Nico, Nico...you are a naughty boy. I'm assuming your meeting is over? That was fast."
"I canceled it. I've been in meetings all morning. I missed you." He nuzzled the back of her neck.
"You just saw me." She turned within the circle of his arms and smiled.
His mouth tugged on her lower lip, while his eyes darkened with desire. "Would you like to see my bedroom? My council is working down the hall so we should probably find someplace private." He grabbed her ass and lifted her straight off the ground.
"I thought you invited me here for lunch."
"Boreas left off the etcetera part." She wrapped her arms around his neck and nibbled his ear. "How come he's so fast? We raced—"
"Boreas raced someone?" He tilted his head back and laughed while carrying her down the hallway toward the back stairs. "I would have liked to have seen that."
God, she'd been starved for the taste of him. She nibbled his ear, slid her tongue over his neck, before locking her mouth on his. Tongues moved together as he walked, pausing to press her against the wall.
"I'm like a sex addict around you," he admitted against her open mouth.
"Yeah, well, don't go to rehab. We can enable each other in this particular addiction." She sucked his lower lip. "Why is your house always full of people?"
He squeezed her ass, eyes gleaming with promise. "I need your kind of distraction."
"Mmm...I'm happy to take your mind off things." She kissed him as if he were lunch and she'd die without him.
He kicked open the door to his room before sliding her down the length of him until her feet touched the floor.
She peeled herself from the suit and kicked it aside while he watched. "How'd my car get to my house?"
"I have my ways."
"Did you sleep at all?"
"Stop talking." He snagged her hand and backed toward the bed, giving her a chance to get a good look at him. Dressed in jeans and a black sweater with his ebony hair grazing his chin, he looked every bit as delectable as he had last night. "You can yell as loud as you want, my goddess. We have our own floor. Scream my name as much as you need."
The words 'scream' and 'need' melted her on the spot. Damn, she wanted him in the worst ways.
A king-size bed faced a wall of windows overlooking the ocean. Her entire bungalow could fit inside his bedroom.
She pushed her hands beneath his sweater and worked it up his chest. The need to have him naked again overriding all other thoughts. He tossed it aside before freeing himself of his jeans.
She untied her bikini without taking her eyes off of him. A frenzy of desire danced in the air between them as they hurried to strip.
Smiling, they both climbed onto the bed in sync and reached for each other. Everywhere he touched or kissed sent jolts of sensation sliding over her skin. The more she tasted of his skin, the more she craved.
"You bring out my primal instincts," he said against her neck.
She fisted her hands in his hair and pulled until he looked her in the eye. "Do. Not. Hold. Back."
"You have no idea what you're asking—"
"Oh, yeah, I definitely know what I'm asking." Feeling wicked and wanton, she bit his lip until he growled deep in his chest.
He picked her up and tossed her toward the pillows as if she weighed nothing. Leaning over her, he bit her hip.
Fire filled her veins. She rubbed her legs together in anticipation.
Looking at him in the full light of day felt like nothing short of a blessing. Muscles rippled beneath a tanned chest that tapered to an incredible V pointing directly to the largest penis she'd ever seen. When he knelt before her, cock erect and throbbing, she whimpered with want. Black hair fell across one eye, giving him a rakish look as he crawled over her.
Beneath his large body, she felt like his plaything, small and vulnerable. "Please tell me that you're going to be my newest hobby."
"Hobby? More like a full-time job," he said.
From the back cover...
He's risking immortality for the love of a mortal.
Nico Triton has a secret. He's a merman who saved the life of a champion surfer and now he's being hunted. As the leader of the merfolk, his interference with Fate has had severe repercussions. Not only has his father, Poseidon, banished him from his homeland, but the dangerous organization Mythquest is out to prove his existence and destroy his family. As punishment, he's been forced to erase Josie's memory of him and the sacrifice he made in exchange for her life.
Murder on the beach.
Josie Wells knows how to conquer the waves, but when she witnesses a murder on her beach, the impact shatters the surfing community of Santa Cruz. The tragedy brings her up close and personal with her secret crush, the elusive billionaire, Nico Triton. A nagging feeling tugs at her that she knows him from somewhere...but how could that be?
Will love be enough to bridge their two worlds?
Secrets become confessions and trust is tested as betrayal threatens their lives. When a merman falls in love with a surfer chic and two worlds collide, expect an Impact Zone of danger and passion. Will love conquer all or be the thing that destroys them both?
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