Authors: Eva Simone
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Copyright © 2014 Eva Simone
Enchanted and Desired
By Eva Simone
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Tu sei il sole , la luna e le stelle.
Tu sei il mio amante e il mio migliore amico.
Sei il mio tutto.
Siamo due corpi , ma una sola anima.
Ti amerò fino al mio ultimo respiro.
Tutto il mio amore
Only Girl (In The World) – Rihanna
Love Never Felt So Good – Michael Jackson ft. Justin Timberlake
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Grenade – Bruno Mars (Chapter 23)
All of Me – John Legend (Chapter 33)
Just a Fool – Christina Aguilera (Chapter 34)
Treasure – Bruno Mars
I Knew I Loved You – Savage Garden (Epilogue)
I thought I had it all figured out, love ‘em and leave ‘em has been my motto ever since the day Gavin ripped my heart out and crushed it underfoot.
It was working well for me and I’ve been having a lot of fun with the casual thing, but no matter how hard I try to keep it simple, casual, and uncomplicated with Simon Mantovani, he just won’t let it go. He won’t let
If I’m really honest with myself, I knew the moment he kissed me that he wasn’t a casual one night stand. He was much more than that; but admitting that to myself and to him, has been one hell of a long and bumpy ride.
I don’t think my best friend Lily and I could have expected what would transpire when we agreed to attend our good friend Paul’s restaurant opening. That was the night I met Simon…
As we step out of the cab and look up at the front of La Cattedrale, I’m overwhelmed with pride for Paul. I’ve known him my whole life, and when Lily came into our lives, we became like the three musketeers – thick as thieves.
He’s been so busy getting this restaurant up and running that I feel like I haven’t seen him in ages. It will be good to spend a couple of hours with him, catching up; although he did tell me that there are going to be some of NYs big dogs here tonight, and he knows I can’t resist a hot guy with money for a bit of fun.
As soon as we get inside we are handed fabulous cocktails by a rather handsome waiter before Paul spies us, and is headed in our direction to greet us. After we say hello and congratulate him on his amazing achievement, he steers us in the direction of a group of investors that he wants us to meet. Holy Shit! Even from behind, I can tell that these men are hot, rich and completely fuckable.
I’ve clearly found my place for the evening. Hello boys!
Three fine specimens turn to be introduced to us, but as I register each delectable face, Lily stiffens next to me. She looks like she’s seen a ghost. Oh My God. Hot guy from the club on Wednesday night at twelve o’clock is giving her the bedroom eyes, combined with the panty-scorching smile. She bumped into him on Campus this week, and he clearly wants to
her senseless. If she doesn’t let this guy deflower her, I will be
concerned that she has zero sex drive. Holy smoke.
Lily doesn’t know this, but he contacted me yesterday to ask if I would put together an overnight bag for her. He’s taking her up to the Hamptons tomorrow and wants to be prepared in case they want to stay the night. I gave him shit for assuming that my best friend would put out on their first date, but he’s a pretty smooth talker and assured me that his intentions are honorable and he just wants to make sure she’s comfortable in every way possible. I gave him the classic, ‘don’t mess with her or I’ll kill you’ speech, but I have to say, he seems genuine and he’s obviously into Lily in a big way.
Considering Brandon is clearly off my radar as a potential fuck buddy for the evening, I turn my attention to the other yummy treats available to me.
Paul introduces the first delicious specimen as Nate Callaghan. Tall, blonde, and hot as hell with a smile to die for. He extends his hand which I shake, giving him my sweetest, flirty smile, and it’s totally working. He’s a definite possibility. Strong, firm hands, and a wicked grin that tells me this guy has a few tricks up his sleeve. I can tell he’s seriously toned underneath his tailored suit. Paul interrupts my mental undressing of Nate to introduce the final hottie of the group. Holy…Mother…Of…Shit…
I don’t know how to describe the man standing in front of me. He is delicious in every way possible. I have never seen a man so handsome, so intensely sexy, and so freaking beautiful in my life. The instant desire I feel for this stranger is so primal, so visceral, it’s as if I have been pulled into his orbit with no possibility of escape.
“Jess, this is Simon Mantovani.” I can hear Paul’s voice, but I don’t see him; I don’t see anything except the man standing in front of me, holding his hand out to greet me.
“It’s a pleasure to meet you Jess.” As he takes my hand in his, a surge of pure, unadulterated lust ignites inside me, spreading like wildfire throughout my body.
I feel instantly bereft when he relinquishes my hand to introduce himself to Lily. I can feel his gaze on me as soon as the appropriate pleasantries have been made. I’m vaguely aware of Lily disappearing down the hall with Brandon, but I’m too wrapped up in the chocolate brown eyes staring back at me to think about anything else. His face is tanned, a stunning caramel hue; carved with a strong, sexy jaw and a hint of scruff from a long day. Every one of his features is masculine perfection – his nose is sculpted as if Michelangelo himself had created it; lips full and pink and calling to my very core to lick, bite, nip and suck them. His eyes…God his eyes are like pools of chocolate, sinful and sexy and leaving me a quivering wanton mess. His hair is short, black and screaming for me to grab it, pull it and use it to guide his resplendent face down, down, down until I feel it between my thighs.
“Let’s refill these drinks shall we.” Nate interjects.
I immediately pull myself together and get my flirting back on track. “Sounds good to me handsome.”
Nate grabs three glasses of champagne from the nearest tray that walks by and makes his way over to a small seating area. Simon guides my movements through the crowd with a warm, firm hand at the base of my spine. My stomach tosses and turns at the intimate touch. I find the effect he has on me quite unsettling…I don’t like it.
I end up sandwiched between the two stunning men, chatting and laughing and flirting like a champ. Thank God I managed to shake off my reaction to Simon. That is
how it works for me with men. I pick my prey, and go for the kill – simple and to the point. I don’t need any messy, overwhelming feelings getting in the way.
“So gentlemen, is this how you roll? Get a girl sandwiched between you, liquor her up and have your wicked way?” I like to play…so I put a hand on each of their thighs and bite my lower lip.
“You like the idea of that baby?” Nate’s cologne tantalizes my senses, his breath warm on my cheek as he leans in.
I feel Simon on the other side, as he nips my earlobe with his teeth. “I don’t think you could handle both of us sweetheart. I’m not even sure you could handle me.” A thrill runs through me at his words.
“You must have me confused with someone else hot shot. I don’t think
” He lets out a sexy little chuckle before darting his tongue into my ear and running his hand up my thigh.
“Oh I could handle you just fine. Better than fine. You’d be begging me for more.” I can feel my panties getting wet just at the thought.