Authors: N.J. Walters
Topaz didn’t think she’d ever tire of touching John. His
body delighted her. He was all hard angles and planes, bands of muscle and
thick bones. She reached down and gripped his shaft, running her fingers up and
down his hard length. So much strength covered with such soft skin.
He groaned and flexed his hips, pushing deeper into her
palm. She loved pleasing him, loved the way his excitement fired hers.
He rolled her onto her back and, starting at her toes,
worked his way up her body touching her everywhere. There was no spot too small
or ordinary. She’d had no idea her toes could be an erogenous zone, but with
John stroking and licking them she soon found out differently.
By the time he was nibbling on her neck she was burning with
desire, her skin aching for his touch, her body longing to be filled by him.
“John. Now.” She wrapped her legs around his flanks and dug
her fingernails into his butt.
“Protection,” he gasped, trying to pull away.
She shook her head. “I’m on birth control. It’s okay.” She
didn’t want any barriers between them, not any longer. She was totally
committed to their relationship.
John stilled, every muscle in his body tensing above her.
She wiggled until the head of his cock was nestled against
the opening to her channel. “I love you.”
John swore and surged forward, going balls-deep in one
stroke. She gasped as her body stretched to accommodate his large shaft. The
full feeling was delicious, but not enough. She flexed her hips, shifting
forward and back, needing him to move.
“Topaz.” He gasped her name and then began a slow rhythm she
thought might drive her completely mad. She clutched at his butt and tilted her
pelvis toward him, trying to get him to move faster, but he was relentless and
kept to measured thrusts, pulling almost all the way out before surging inward
His breathing quickened and so did hers. She closed her eyes
and let herself go, let him control the pace. He slid his fingers between them,
found her clit and stroked. Topaz cried out as her orgasm flooded through her
like thick, melted chocolate. It wasn’t the most explosive orgasm she’d ever
had, but it was the most fulfilling one. She’d just made love with the man who
owned her heart.
With his balls pulling up tight, John knew he was out of
time. He wanted their lovemaking to last. She loved him. He felt as if he was
half drunk, his pleasure was so great. Tension built low in his balls before
exploding up through his shaft.
For the first time there was no barrier between them. Her
silky channel hugged his cock tight, rippling around it. It was an unbelievable
sensation as he jetted his release into her and felt her fingers dig into him,
holding him close.
He never wanted her to let go.
When they were both spent, he got out of bed long enough to
get a facecloth to clean them both. Then he settled back in bed with Topaz. He
was the luckiest man in the world.
She was quiet as she rested against his chest. She’d given
him everything without reserve—her love, her trust and her body. He could do no
He ran his fingers lightly up and down her spine. “I love
She froze beneath his touch and raised her head, her gaze
troubled. “You don’t have to say that.”
He shook his head. “I know I don’t, but it’s the truth.” He
shifted her out of his arms, reached over the side of the bed and snagged his
pants. Reaching into the pocket, he closed his fingers around the present he’d
brought her. He pulled it out and turned back to her, opening his palm. The
ring was a one-carat diamond set in a platinum band. Simple and classy, just
“I love you,” he repeated. “That’s not going to change.” Her
eyes filled with tears. He couldn’t tell if they were good tears or bad tears,
all he knew was he didn’t want her to cry. “Will you marry me?”
She sniffed and words seemed to tumble from her. “But what
about your work? Where will we live?” She bit her lip to stop herself.
He smiled at her, knowing how difficult it was for her not
to want to have everything planned out before she took this next step. “We can
work it all out. Together.” He took the ring in one hand and grasped her left
hand with the other. “Will you marry me?”
A tear slid down her cheek. “Yes. Yes, I’ll marry you.”
He slid the ring on and she threw herself into his arms. As
he held her close to his heart, he whispered in her ear. “We’ll work it out.
Don’t you know by now all I want is for you to be happy?”
Sheer joy burst from inside Topaz. She was still scared, but
she knew she and John could work through all her fears. She loved him enough to
let him be himself and she trusted him to always be there for her. He loved
her. For a man like John to say the words aloud meant his feelings were as
solid as a rock. He loved her. They could figure out everything else later.
She kissed him then, kissed him with everything she had
inside her. He held her, as always careful of his strength, protecting her,
cherishing her. There were no doubts in her mind. This was the right man for
She leaned back and smiled. She’d always thought she’d end
up with a conservative man. John was excitement personified, but she was no
longer afraid of a life with him. It wouldn’t be staid and boring, but it would
be filled with love.
He took her lips again and lowered them both back to the
mattress. She could feel the weight of the ring on her finger, a tangible
reminder of their love. She wrapped her arms around his shoulders and pulled
About the Author
N.J. Walters worked at a bookstore for several years and one
day had the idea that she would like to quit her job, sell everything she
owned, leave her hometown and write romance novels in a place where no one knew
her. And she did. Two years later, she went back to the same bookstore and
settled in for another seven years.
Although she was still fairly young, that was when the
midlife crisis set in. Happily married to the love of her life, with his
encouragement (more like, “For God’s sake, quit the job and just write!”), she
gave notice at her job on a Friday morning. On Sunday afternoon, she received a
tentative acceptance for her first erotic romance novel,
and life would never be the same.
N.J. has always been a voracious reader of romance novels,
and now she spends her days writing novels of her own. Vampires, dragons,
time-travelers, seductive handymen and next-door neighbors with smoldering good
looks all vie for her attention. And she doesn’t mind a bit. It’s a tough life,
but someone’s got to live it.
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