RHYTHM OF MY HEART
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“Open up and try one of these.” She held a chocolate truffle to his mouth.
“Tempted as I am…no thanks.” The temptation had nothing to do with the candy, and everything to do with the hand it rested in.
“You’re not even going to try it?”
“But…but it’s delicious.”
“So you eat it.”
“You won’t have even a bite?”
“Not even a nibble.” Unless it had all melted on her fingers, and then he doubted he’d stop at a nibble.
“I eat nuts, just not chocolate.”
She narrowed her eyes suspiciously. “I suspect you may not be fully human.”
He half suspected she was right, especially considering the animalistic way his body responded to her presence. She had him starved for a taste…of Eve. The chocolate may not appeal, but he could tuck into her with zest. “I suspect that chocolate is about to disappear into your mouth.”
“I suspect you’re right.” Her eyes twinkled and she popped the chocolate between her lips.
She didn’t chew it. Not immediately. Rather she left it in her mouth. To melt?
Zachary had no idea. All he knew was now that the candy was in her mouth, he couldn’t avert his gaze.
Again he stared at her, bewitched.
Her eyes closed and she let out a soft moan of pleasure.
Eve’s “Mmmmm” reverberated down his spine and echoed in his groin.
How the fuck could eating chocolate turn into the most erotic encounter on earth? Eve made it look like she was lost in the throes of spectacular sex. The woman had a chocolate in her mouth, that was all. Yet the bliss on her face and satisfaction in her soft moan had Zachary hardening to the point of pain.
Christ, he hoped no one noticed.
She chewed, her red lips a beacon to his gaze.
He wanted to kiss her, wanted to mold his mouth to hers and taste the pleasure on her breath.
Yeah. Not going to happen. Not here, in a room packed full of curious eyes and cameras.
“If you carry on chewing like that—” Zachary’s voice was a low growl, “—like you’re about to have an orgasm, I am going to throw you under the table and eat every last bit of you.”
Eve’s eyes popped open, and she swallowed quickly. “You know it would be way simpler if you just ate the truffle?”
“Maybe. But it wouldn’t taste half as good.”
“You know what you are, Jonah Speed?”
Aroused? Frustrated? Horny? “What am I, Eve Andrews?”
“A first-rate, grade-A flirt.” She lifted a second truffle to her mouth and licked it. Those cherry-red lips of hers framed the milk chocolate, and her tongue was just visible, dabbing at the treat.
The roomful of curious eyes and cameras faded to insignificance. Sound faded too. The chocolate and Eve’s lips were his sole focus. His sole desire.
With one hand, he plucked the saucer from her hand and set it on the table. With the other he plucked her hand from her mouth and tossed the half-eaten chocolate over his shoulder.
Before she had a chance to object—and by the look in her eyes she intended to object, vehemently—he yanked her against him, bent his head and kissed her.
Just claimed her mouth with his, taking advantage of her surprised gasp to slip his tongue between those cherry-red lips and sample the chocolate she’d just licked.
Jesus, fuck. She was right. The chocolate wasn’t just good. It was delectable. Mouthwatering. It blew his mind. And he hated chocolate.
Eve sagged in his arms, as though she’d turned boneless. He hauled her closer, molding her to his body, squashing the rose between them. Her soft curves pressed tight against his firmer bulk. She clutched at him with one hand, grabbing his arm, squeezing it, then slowly letting her hand skim up over his shoulder until she buried it in his hair.
Her tongue drifted over his, toyed with it. Tasted him like he tasted her. And damned if it wasn’t the sweetest, hottest kiss Zachary had ever shared.
He kissed her harder, lost himself to the creamy, rich flavor of Eve and chocolate.
The chocolate had nothing on the woman. Couldn’t compete with her.
Lights flared against his eyes. Once, twice, a million times. Fireworks? From a kiss? That was a first. Not surprising though, not with the way his body reacted to the kiss, but a first.
Sanity returned like a sharp slap.
Those bursts of light weren’t fireworks at all. Not even close. They were flashes. Camera flashes. Tons of them.
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He rocks every woman’s world, but his heart beats only for her.
Makeup artist Eve Andrews is an expert at blending into the background. Landing a job with the rock band Speed is the opportunity of a lifetime, and thankfully as close to the spotlight as she’ll ever get again—until the band’s sinfully sexy drummer turns his dazzling eyes on her.
After a scandal shook his world, Zachary Pace, a.k.a. “Jonah Speed”, has given up the one-night stands and easy lays. One look at Eve, and he senses his self-imposed abstinence is about to come to a screeching halt—but he’s confused. His grandmother foretold his destiny lies with a beautiful redhead, not a tiny, brown-haired pixie.
Under the heat of Zachary’s intense focus, Eve’s resistance melts away, but not the façade that hides her terrible secret. And when she accidentally catches a glimpse of his heart’s desire—his fated redhead—her instincts tell her to let him go…before he gets too close. Before he sees the real woman behind her mask, and her heart is left in the dust of his almost-certain retreat.
Warning: This is a Speed book, so you know there’s gonna be a small element of fantasy to it. And a big element of romance. Oh, yeah, and a whole lot of sex. Sex hot enough to make you throb to the rhythm of a very sensual beat…
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING...
This book is unbelievably touching, it is gut wrenching, it is undeniably sexy and it made me realize that good things, no great things, come to those who wait.This is one of those books and one of those series that I will revisit often. I can’t say enough good things about author Jess Dee and Rhythm of My Heart…if you haven’t read this series you are missing out and if you have it’s time to pick up book three, you won’t be disappointed and I can guaran-damn-tee you will never look at drumsticks the same way again!
(Reviewed by Slick)
Guilty Pleasures: Five Stars (Purest Delight)
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING...
“It takes a lot to move me in a book, but Rhythm of My Heart did just that, which is a testament to Jess Dee’s writing skills. Rhythm of My Heart is one tantalizing read that you don’t want to miss, so grab your copy today an immerse yourself in Zachary and Eve’s world. You’ll thank me later.”
(Reviewed by AJ)
Blackravens Reviews: 5 Ravens & a Recommended Read
WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING...
“An amazingly sweet love story, with amazing sex, and a happy ending. Sigh…I can go to bed happy now (I finished after 1:00 AM). I felt like I was on a roller coaster: turned on, crying, turned on, crying. lol. Just stop reading this and go get the book right now! Clear your calendar and keep tissues and a cool drink nearby.”
(Reviewed by KittyKelly)
The Smutty Kitty: 5 Licks
Series: Speed Series, Book 3
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Publication Date: October 8, 2013
Genre: Contemporary, Erotic Romance
Length: 191 pages
Cover Artist: Kendra Egert