He swings the roof door open and carries me through the threshold, turning me around so I can see what he has done. My mouth drops open, my heart rate increases, and I’m totally speechless. He may have spent the past week proving to me how much our relationship meant to him, but what I see spread out in front of me overshadows all of that ten-fold.
The three platform benches that are normally set up in a square in the center, have been moved away, their cushions set up to make a soft padded blanket the size of a king size bed on the floor, right next to a blazing outdoor fire pit that I had installed when I moved in. It was the view from the top of the building that sold the building to me, after the loveseat in my front window of course. It is simply breath taking. On a clear Spring night like tonight, it is indescribable.
Brax walks over and places me on the cushions, leaning over me and staring into my eyes before slowly lowering his body to mine and placing his lips on me. I open to him straight away and as he strokes my tongue with his I feel instantly warm. I return his kiss with zeal, eagerly matching every movement, every nip of my bottom lip, every exploration of my mouth he makes.
He breaks away just as our kiss turns from hungry to ravenous. Giving me a tell-tale smirk, showing me he knows exactly what he’s done to me. “You are a tease Mr James”
“And you, Miss Halliwell, are a minx” he replies, leaning down to give me a quick hard kiss before pushing himself back to his knees. “Now, we eat.”
I sit myself up and can’t hold back my grin as I look up at him. “Yes. Food. Good idea.” I’m trying to catch my breath back and push back the overwhelming urge to tackle him and make him submit to my womanly charms. “Then, we’ll get back to our discussion that you so cruelly ended prematurely.”
“Nothing I do with you will ever end prematurely” he retorts.
“Good to hear. I believe it can become a problem the older a man gets.” I say with a wink.
Elle – Green eyes. Long brown hair with waves that curl down her back. 5 ft 8, long and lean with curves that go for miles. Has been purely focussed on finishing high school and graduating for the past year and has just moved across country to go to the Ivy League college that was her father’s alma mater. Has been living with Harry & Sylvia Brimstone, her godparents, since she was sixteen years old. Addicted to shopping, reality television, chocolate and coffee, especially Vanilla lattes from the campus café.
Brax – 6 ft 2, dark brown hair, ice blue eyes, strong muscularshoulders and arms, slight all over tan, based in Atlanta but working in the New York area with his best friend Shay.Joined Army at age 17 where he met Shay during basic training. Adopted by Roger and Leah James at aged 2 and has one half-brother that he hasn’t seen in eight years. Has his Mustang, called “Blue Beauty”, which he’s had for the past four years after inheriting it from his father. Loves his black wife-beaters and army boots.
Shay – Brax’s partner and best friend. Met nine years agoduring basic training for the Army. They’re the yin to the other’s yang. Originally from Atlanta. Has a twin sister who he doesn’t see very often and a tattoo of a dragon chasing a heart on his bicep which he got after losing the love of his life when he was 23. Is known for his cheeky sense of humour and his love of hooker chic clothing on women.
Devon – 32 years old, dark brown/almost black hair, green eyes, 6 ft 2 inches tall. Half-brother to Brax. Lived in Georgia his whole life. Mother committed suicide while he was in prison, serving time for money laundering and assault. Loves to live life to the fullest, fast cars and loose women, preferably at the same time. Hasn’t seen Brax in eight years but Brax is the closest thing left to family he has left that he still associates with. Known for his love of curse words and not liking mornings.
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Lost in Distraction (Lost #1)
In the three years after a horrible crime claimed her family, Elise Halliwell has been alone, shut off from the world in a self-imposed emotional exile. She goes through the motions, finishes high school and moves across country to start college and begin the next step in her pre-destined life.
But her exile is dramatically cut short by the entrance of a dark haired, blue-eyed, smirking man who shakes her to the core, achieving what everyone else before him has failed to do, he makes her feel again.
As much as he wishes it were different, fate has not brought Braxton James into Elise’s life, or has it. Brax has to keep her safe from people in her life who have ulterior motives and may want to hurt her.
Elise has no idea the threat she faces, and Brax wants to make sure it stays that way. But as Brax struggles with getting close to her, he begins to live a lie. Unable to resist the pull that is Elise’s bright green eyes, infectious giggle, and loving heart, he finds it impossible to stay away, so the double life of being Elise’s boyfriend and keeping her safe begins.
Full of twists and turns, danger and revelations that no-one could predict, you won’t be the only one lost in distraction.
*This book contains adult situations and explicit content/language*
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