Protect the geek, that’s the job she’s been hired for, but this shewolf never expected to fall for a man of science.
As a werewolf who hires out as a bodyguard, Lexie is paid well to perform dangerous jobs. When she takes on the protection of a science geek for a vampire clan, she doesn’t expect her temporary girlfriend status to come with lots of pleasure. But a geeky human who pushes all her right buttons isn’t reason enough for her to break the rules and fall in love.
Everything changes after an incident in the lab, but before she can decide if it’s safe to give him her heart, she has to help him survive.
Anthony took a bite of his pasta then forgot to chew. Heck, he forgot to breathe, he became so caught up in watching Lexie enjoy her meal. She took a bite of her juicy, rare steak and closed her eyes with a groan. Her pleasure in her meal, the way she licked her fork, masticated with sensual satisfaction—it was the most erotic thing he’d ever watched and yet had nothing to do with sex.
She caught him watching and smiled. “I do so love a properly cooked steak.” She gazed at his mostly uneaten meal. “Mmm, that pasta of yours looks yummy. Mind if I have a bite?” She reached forward and wrapped her hand around his. She drew his laden fork to her mouth and sucked the food off before releasing his hand. Anthony had no idea what his meal tasted like, but he regained interest after her lips covered his fork. Just knowing the tines had touched her mouth turned him on. How pathetic am I?
As the food on their plates—well, mostly hers—dwindled, a new waiter approached them with an open bottle of wine. Lexie, short for Lexington as she’d informed him, frowned at the man. “We didn’t order this.”
The waiter smiled with a lot of teeth that, for some reason, sent a chill down Anthony’s spine. “It’s a gift from an admirer,” said the waiter with a heavy accent.
It was Anthony’s turn to frown. Is someone trying to hit on her? Understandable given her beauty, but he didn’t like it, which in turn, baffled him. He had no claim on her, so why the jealousy?
The waiter poured the ruby colored wine into their glass goblets, and then stood, as if waiting for them to try it. Anthony picked his up by the stem and inclined his head at her. “To not eating alone.” He held his glass out in a toast.
She smiled and leaned forward to grab her own glass, but fumbled it instead, splashing the liquid across the front of her blouse. Lexie jumped up from her seat and grabbed a napkin to wipe with while the waiter fled, probably to get a cloth for cleaning. Anthony put down his wine and snatched up his own napkin, then, not thinking, began dabbing at her too. It only took him a few swipes to realize he was brushing her breasts and he snatched his hand back as if burned.
Mortified, he stammered. “I-I’m so sorry. I didn’t mean—that is, I—”
She stepped close and shh-ed him. She grasped his hand and brought it back up, pressing it against her chest, her pebbled nipple evident through the wet silk. “I don’t mind. Actually, can’t you tell I enjoyed it?”
Anthony’s cock tented his pants and he wanted to pull away in embarrassment, but she wouldn’t let him. Instead, she pressed in even closer and lifted herself on tiptoe to brush her mouth across his. Anthony stopped breathing, afraid she’d realize she kissed a nerd.
“I need to get out of these clothes,” she murmured against his mouth. “Care to help me?”