Happy Middle of the week to you folks, which of course means lots of delicious teases, thanks to the awesome Sandra Bunino, who hosts us every week.
I got a brand new cover this week and with it the news that my FREE read A Mutt in Disguise releases on Friday, so I just had to bring you a little tease from this story. This scene is one of my favourites, and I still giggle when I read it back.
To set the scene, Mutt has escorted Anja home and she's invited him in for the night....
The warmth of Anja's flat settled over him like a soothing blanket the minute he followed her into her home, and he barely managed to suppress a groan. Her scent was everywhere, and his wolf yipped his excitement.
"Shh, no one can know you're here. You're gonna get us both into trouble."
Anja laughed, and he followed her down the hallway and into the kitchen. She filled a bowl with water for him, which he drank from with a grateful yip.
"I need to get out of this damn dress."
Despite the water he had just drunk, his throat went dry when she wiggled out of her dress until she stood in front of him in just her underwear. Surprisingly racy underwear. It seemed little Anja had a wild side if the lacy, see-through, red, barely there lingerie was anything to go by. Slight she may be, but she had curves in all the right places, and he ground his teeth together when she unhooked her bra and her breasts fell free. They would fit right into his hands, the dusky-rose of her perfectly formed areolae a beacon to the little nipples just begging for his touch. He dropped down on his belly to hide his body's reaction and rested his head on his paws, feigning a nonchalance he was far from feeling. She would be appalled at his wayward thoughts, but he let his eyes roam freely over her almost naked body, ignoring his wolf's smug expression.
"Ah, that's better. Only so much scaffolding this girl can take for a day." She smiled at him, then turned and bent over to pick her discarded bra off the floor.
Ethan dug his claws into the kitchen floor to stop himself from shifting at the enticing view of her ass cheeks in front of him, separated by the thin strip of her thong. She might sleep better for having him in the flat, but this night would prove an exercise in torture for him. He should have left her at the doorstep, and not let the wobble in her voice convince him to offer the comfort she so clearly needed. But this little human raised all of his protective instincts, damn it, and plenty of other things besides.
He breathed a sigh of relief when she slipped into a flannel dressing gown. Not that it proved much better, because the flashes of bare skin he could see when she moved were enough to send his libido into overdrive. She disappeared into the bathroom, and when she re-emerged five minutes later, smelling all fresh and adorable with her face scrubbed clean of any makeup, she looked very young and utterly edible. He followed her to the bedroom with a feeling of impending doom. Sure enough she flung her bathrobe off, and he caught another glimpse of naked flesh, before he flopped down and put his paws over his eyes with a growled groan.
"Oh, you silly dog." Anja's lighthearted giggle made him grin despite the situation and the discomfort in his groin. "Anyone would think you'd never seen a naked woman before. There, I'm all covered up. Hop up if you dare."
He risked a peep upwards, and sure enough Anja was safely ensconced under her duvet, which sure looked inviting. She yawned and snuggled under the covers and against his better judgment he allowed his wolf to take over and joined her on the bed. She smiled at him, patted the space next to her, and curled up on her side. He crawled up to her, and she buried her small hand in his fur with a sigh. He went rigid and counted backwards to distract himself from the feel and scent of her surrounding him.
"I've been such a fool, you know."
When Anja is abandoned by her nightmare of a so-called boyfriend, she relies on Mutt to escort her safely home from the homeless shelter she volunteers at. Her canine friend proves to be an excellent listener. If only she could keep the wolf like dog, but confining him to be a mere pet would be downright cruel.
When she wakes up on her own, after a night full of erotic dreams, Anja doubts her sanity. Dogs don’t change into sexy hunks…
Ethan knows he should keep his distance, especially after the night they shared. Humans can’t be trusted, but Anja smashes through all of his emotional defenses, and his wolf scents his mate.
However, Ethan is in disguise for a reason, and he needs to see this through. Will Anja accept the man he truly is, as easily as she did Mutt?
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Til next time, and do stay naughty, folks.