Happy middle of the week, guys. As ever thanks to the lovely Angelica Dawson, who organizes us every week. I'm teasing once again from my newest release Claiming his Human.
Darius and Holly are still sparking off each other, as they're on the way to the hospital to see her mum. They made a pit stop at Holly's for her to get some clothes...
“Are you just going to stand there, while I get changed?” When he simply nodded, she sighed and rolled her eyes. “Can you stand outside the door? We’re three floors up. I’m not going to attempt to escape through the fucking window now, am I? And besides, you’d only go after me and probably shift and cause all sorts of havoc, right?”
His bear nodded his confirmation, while Darius smiled and tapped his nose, causing Holly to give an exasperated huff. With her hair still slightly damp from her earlier shower, her skin flushed and her small, curvy body swamped by one of his old t-shirts, which she’d chosen to wear as a dress of sorts, his long socks acting as stockings, and her trusty trainers, she made a rather endearing sight. He refused to think too much about the fact that she wasn’t wearing much else under there, bar the itty bitty little purple thong he’d caught glimpses of when he’d undressed her last night.
“Can you at least turn around, please?” Holly rummaged through what appeared to be her underwear drawer while she said that, and Darius groaned under his breath.
His little human mate clearly liked pretty lingerie. It was just as well he hadn’t known that before or he’d never have managed to keep his hands off of her all those weeks she’d been working at the café.
When she stopped rummaging, having pulled out a delicate, lacy, blue bra and knickers set and continued to glare at him, he relented and turned around.
Holly breathed a seeming sigh of relief, and Darius counted backward in his head to distract himself from imagining what she was doing.
Fabric rustled and fell to the floor, and Darius groaned. What the hell was taking her so long?
“There, I’m done. Thank you for not peeking.”
A blush stained his girl’s cheeks when he swung back round again.
“I feel woefully underdressed being that you’re in a suit, but Mum would wonder what on earth got into me if I rocked up in anything but casual clothes.”
Her gaze roamed over him, and Darius smiled when her breathing sped up.
“Come to think of it, why do you always wear suits? You’re in security, right, so surely something more casual would work better for you?”
Darius shrugged and stepped out her way to let her go through the door first.
“Well, it might, but it gives me the element of surprise. Folks don’t expect me to floor them while I’m in a suit, and besides, I like them.”
Holly paused and looked up at him with a curious grin on her plump lips.
“Pretending to be a gentleman again, are you?”
Darius laughed, winked, and smacked her butt lightly. The action made her jump and glare at him over her shoulder, as she twisted her hair into a loose ponytail at the base of her neck.
“Oh, I always am in public, unless I’m provoked, and I can’t reason folks out of their stupidity. Contrary to popular belief, those of us working in security aren’t mindless thugs. Besides, Cole would never stand for behavior like that,” he said.
Damn, she made a fine sight in that dress. On anyone else, the huge flowery print would have screamed “hippie” and turned him right off. On his mate, however, the way it hugged her impressive rack, skimmed her hips and hid the rest of her curves from his view made his fingers itch to explore the soft skin underneath. Darius couldn’t tear his gaze off his mate. The things he could and he hoped would do soon to that ass made his bear positively salivate. He lost his train of thought completely and said what was on his mind. “In the bedroom, however, well, I wouldn’t say I’m a gentleman. You’ll find out soon enough, what exactly I am there, my sweet.”
Holly gasped and stumbled at the top of the stairs, and it was only thanks to Darius’s quick reflexes that she didn’t take a tumble down them. His bear huffed his annoyance, and Darius dragged her up against his body. This close to him, every one of her delicious curves molded against his hard planes. Her eyes widened when she noticed his erection, and Darius smirked.
“Very soon, I hope, or he might just explode.” To make sure she knew exactly what he he was referring to, Darius grasped her ass cheeks and lifted her up against the newel post and ground his cock into the soft skin of her belly.
“I want you, little one.” Darius bent his head until his lips hovered over hers, and it took every ounce of self-control he had to not claim those plump lips, to bite down and mark her as his, while he carried her back to her room, and showed her exactly what she meant to him.
Holly licked her lips, and when she sought his gaze her dilated pupils told their own story.
“Please, I can’t. My mum… I need to make sure she’s okay.”
Darius closed his eyes, inhaled deeply and then set her back on her feet.
“Of course, forgive me. Let’s go and see your mother, but know this.” He grasped her elbow in a firm grip as they started to descend the numerous steps, and while she frowned at his actions, she also didn’t pull away. “We will explore this thing between us, and once we’ve seen your mother, we will come back here and I’ll help you pack up your things.”
Holly pulled out his grasp and stopped mid-descent.
“You what? You cannot be serious.”
Darius nodded at one of Holly’s housemates who came up the stairs and stood behind her to give the man some room. The scruffy looking guy glanced at Holly, but when she ignored him, kept on walking.
“Trust me, I’m deadly serious, but now is not the time or the place to discuss this. Just know this. It’s not up for negotiation, and before you start protesting again, I have a spare room. It’s all yours.”
He put a finger on her lips when she opened her mouth to no doubt give him what for if the angry sparks in her gaze were any indication.
“Not another word, or so help me, I will fling you over my shoulder and carry you out of
Shifters defend their mates to the death...
Bear shifter Darius Longton never expected to find his mate in his favorite coffee shop, but one sniff of her scent in the air is all it takes for his bear to know the truth. This delicious, sinfully curvy redhead is his.
Too bad she’s human and far too fragile for his volatile bear.
Holly Trent cannot understand the instant attraction she feels for this man. One look from his heavy-lidded eyes is all it takes to set her knickers aflame with lust. However, she will not be another notch on his bedpost, no matter how much his voice alone makes her want to sink to her knees.
But when a customer gets heavy with her, everything changes. Darius’s defense of her places them both in terrible danger. Thrown headfirst into shifter council politics, it falls to Holly to save her mate.
Be Warned: BDSM, anal sex, spanking
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