She rested her head on his shoulder and they fell asleep together. During the night, Jake woke her by planting delicate kisses along her spine. He watched as the flame kindled in her eyes and they made love again. Afterwards, when they held each other closely, they could hear the combined beating of their hearts as if it were a well-rehearsed melody lulling them once again to sleep.And when they made love yet again in the morning light, Jake realized that his thirst for her seemed unquenchable.
Jake was buttoning his pants as he came into the kitchen. Julie had her back to him and didn’t hear his barefooted approach. He found it hard to accept that someone could be so beautiful, but she was.
“Hi.” He nuzzled her neck and surprised her. Jake slipped his hand inside her terry robe and gently caressed a breast. “I wish I didn’t have to go to work.”
Julie chuckled and turned in his arms. Her robe fell open. “But you do… and I have to go to work later as well.” She pressed her breasts against his showerdamp and hair-roughened chest. “But, oh, you are making it seem so tempting.”
Jake inhaled deeply. “Keep doing that and it will be your fault if I go in late. Or if I have the energy to go in at all.” It amazed him, it hadn’t been that long since he had been with a woman and yet his desire for Julie had yet to be assuaged. He bent to suckle a breast.
“Your coffee is going to get cold.” Julie was already breathless.
She had come into the kitchen to make him coffee and toast while he showered. He still had to stop at his place for a change of clothes before going into work. Neither of them had expected to want each other again so soon.
“You are anything but cold, my love. And you are much more desirable than a cup of coffee right now.” He drew a nipple deeply between his lips while he gently kneaded her other breast with his palm.
by Chelle Cordero
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SMASHWORDS Deputy Sherriff Commander Jake Carson has his hands full… investigation of a brutal multiple homicide, a troubled son and a vindictive ex-wife. He meets young, free-spirited paramedic Julie Jennings. When Julie becomes the subject of an obsession, it puts both of them in danger…