Authors: S. W. Frank
Tags: #Literature & Fiction, #United States, #African American, #Romance, #Anthologies
the entire time
during his reverie and
“What did you say to
Sal and what
“None of your business.
Improve on your
Italian, your son
understands and speaks as if he were born knowing the language.
” He gripped Alfonzo’s
Do not be hard on
He is not you, c
Alfonzo snarled at Giuseppe, “
I may not
be fluent in Italian but I do know
Soft music played in the background as
Selange worked the
between her fingers
cinnamon aroma then
the creamy substance over her legs and it absorbed in her skin making it supple to the touch. She reached for the cream and squeezed more into her hand, then worked it
the wound didn’t
leave a huge scar because she liked wearing sleeveless dresses.
When she thought of
how things could have turned
and realized she was blessed
to have survived
. Her family was safe
, thanks in part to Ari for taking out that
and saving her life.
was grateful to the woman, who would’ve thought when it came down to
’d stand side
Wow, life’s something, isn’t it?
She had second and third chances.
Her parents must be in heaven pleading with
to spare her, why else was she given undeserved do-overs? She had to get it right, she had to
enrolled in grad school after passing the
when they were
something she always wanted to do
and now was a good time to start
There were changes coming. Big ones. Her
neglected long enough and it’s time she made it a huge
and help more youngsters by
from Alfonzo’s wealthy associates and do
productive with it.
Hell, she could send
of inner city kids to college
in a year
. Crime was going to pay in a good way for a change. Having a
living in fear and waiting for the worse to come.
There weren’t any hidden cobwebs in the corner
of her brain
indecision and doubt
were removed and in the tragedy she
another crack at life.
through hell and back
, too many times
fought it and unleashed an ass-beating
reaffirmed her passion
is go round
was going to be
fun and exciting
…yeah…enjoy life with Alfonzo and
them with your love and be there for
, let him
know you’re always going to stand with him a
s his post.
But, live…live for yourself, too
Love’s a soulful
love hard and
do you girl
when death comes,
you can shrug and say, so what,
had my fun
inhaled and screwed the top on the tube of
cream then made herself comfortable
. She smoothed down the edge of
and stretched her legs
, hoping to be irresistible when Alfonzo arrived
. She tried reading
body yearned for him and
a romance novel made it worse.
, the book
next to her iPod and cream which became its
God, she wish he
before sleep snatched her away. He could hang out to dawn with Domingo and the guys drinking and talking mess.
he might be downstairs talking
Whatever, the reason for his nonappearance she only hoped he
The children were asleep. Maria, of course insist
ed on sleeping with the babies l
e an overprotective
. Selange allowed the woman to have her way this once because she understood they were
omewhat shaken-up over their harrowing ordeal
She turned on her side
, reached over
and raised the volume on her
portion of a mood setting
tonight was filled with romantic
classics and different
that could fire the libido all night long.
Her body relaxed. The dim light, the soft music and the cozy bed were lulling her to sleep.
These lips can’t wait to taste your skin,
And these eyes can’
wait to see your grin…
The door opened
. When she heard it,
. The one
she craved entered th
He was a vision of chic in the dark tailored suit, which served to highlight his bright eyes.
ascended when he saw her
in the sexy baby doll outfit
warm reception in the lusty curve of her lips
The music set the tone and he was ready for some chocolate dessert. “Waiting
“Um…you’re worth the wait, guapo.”
He locked the door
his tie, “
complimenting me? There’s a time you weren’t as
generous with the flattery
beside the door
and his Armani jacket followed
The sea color of his irises were torrential pools of lust washing over her body.
She chuckled and he worked the diamond cuff-links loose without breaking eye contact, “What’s so funny?”
may not have verbalized to you how hot you were
but at night…
,” she answered then
when I imagined y
ou touching my body, it held you in
mn, she never told him
e was completely
Baby these fist, uh, will always protect ya... Lady
God, babe, it’s true, I’ll always protect you,
mind screamed in chorus to the song.
I’ll never neglect
mind or body
I swear the bass in his brain echoed.
And if they try to break us down
Don't let that affect us
don’t let the outside
. We’re from the rough parts of New York. It prepared us for anything, so just hold on to me and let’s ride this love whip until the goddamn wheels and doors fall off
, he thought
He was hyped
hands moved faster
That music was speaking
. He was going crazy
e wanted to
make love to
but there were pinballs bouncing
around every corner of his chest.
Do I get a preview of
what I inspired
Let my love adorn you, baby
Don't you ever
Don't you let no one tell you different, baby
Always adore you!
“As long as you join
ion and not keep this a one
woman show. You have no idea how much I
want you right now
said in a husky tone
from his forehead and
continued with the verbal foreplay. “The
weight of your body
and I’m just
he star of the show is your
…um…inside me…makes my honey pour
Dios, if she keeps talking
I’m going to bust a load right here!