This week you get to see the Western side of me. *wink* This story has been brewing for a while. I think it’s gonna be good.
*******WARNING: Seduction and cowboys. Dangerous combination. ************
“You want me,” she said, her seductive voice slipping from her lips like her chemise straps from her shoulders.
“Lou, I don’t think…” he sputtered and swallowed the selling arousal, beating it into submission. All that did was flash images of her bare behind bent over his lap.
“Think what, Colt. Think you can tame me?” She took a step closer, the chemise clinging to her breasts like a whispered prayer. Reaching out, she traced her fingertip over his jaw down to feather over his lower lip.
“You’re drunk, Lou.” He steeled himself against the seductive allure of her touch.
“Aren’t you? I know you matched me. Shot for shot.”
He scoffed. “I have a higher tolerance for whiskey than you do. Stop, now, before you do something you’ll regret in the morning.” Pushing her hand from his face, he gripped her wrist savoring the silken skin beneath his fingers.
She stared at her wrist in his hand. Glancing up, she met his eyes, tears welling up.
“You…” she murmured. “You don’t want me?”
“Damn it, Lou.” He dropped her hand and stood so quickly, she stumbled back, collapsing into a chair. He raked a hand through his hair when the tears spilled silently over her cheeks.
“Darlin’, don’t cry.” He knelt beside her, placing his hand on hers.
She jerked it away, covering her face with her hands.
“Go,” she whispered so softly Colton almost missed it.
“I said leave, damn it!” she screamed, as the sobs started.
“Okay, I’m going.” Colton rose and strode to the door. He paused, hand on the knob listening to the soft hiccuping cry. “I’m sorry,” he said, barely looking over his shoulder. Once he was outside with the door closed behind him, he ground his teeth. Seeing her in pain was more than he could bear. What bothered him was her reaction to his refusal. He would never take advantage of her in an intoxicated state and she would appreciate that. Wouldn’t she?
He mussed his hair some more.
Colton wanted her more than anything else in the world. Always had, even when they were wild children. He always loved Louise, loved her enough to know when to walk away.
I hope you enjoyed this one. Leave your thoughts in the comments.