Stop 7 Dinner at her house (or part of sofa scene—Marc’s perspective)
Welcome to the seventh stop in Kallypso Master’s “How it Began” two-day blog tour. Thanks for having me, Mommy’s Late Night Book-Up.
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I’m going to skip over one of the most popular scenes in the series, but if any of your friends have read the books, just ask them about the “sofa scene” at Angelina’s house.
Marc’s heart is warring with his mind. He knows he’s not the man Angelina needs, and wants to steer her toward his friend, Luke, a widower who hasn’t dated since his wife’s death seven years earlier. But feelings aren’t as easy to shut down as they once were. Here’s the next excerpt in the “How it Began” blog tour, a scene from Nobody’s Angel showing a shift in Marc’s thinking.
…She flew apart like no other woman he’d ever known. Total abandon. Shock and awe, as if this was the first time she’d ever come. He remembered when she’d come for him at the club. Would she ever fly apart like that for him again?
No, he needed to back off. Luke needed her. For Marc, she was merely a want. But could Luke give her what she needed? Could he dominate her? Doubtful.
“Am I dead?” Angelina asked.
“Just a petite mort, my pet. The best kind.” He really shouldn’t call her that. She wasn’t his pet. Probably never would be. Yet it seemed so natural.
She raised her head slightly. “That was…” she paused as she searched for the right words, then shook her head. “I have no words to describe it. I never…just…thank you.”
He watched Luke’s chest swell with pride, and then his friend reached up to stroke her cheek. “Don’t thank me, Angel. Having you explode for me like that was…well.” He shrugged and grinned at her.
Well done, my friend. Welcome back to the game.
Still, witnessing the exchange, Marc felt something twist inside him. He’d participated in scenes with multiple partners on many occasions, so, why did it bother him now, with Angelina and one of his best friends?
Bullshit. He had no claim on her. Marc shook off the possessive thought and watched as Luke laid his head on her thigh and stroked her other leg from thigh to calf. Angelina tucked her head into Marc’s shoulder. Eyes closed, she hung onto the waning effects of her release, fighting against the inevitable return to earth. Her well-sated body pressing against Marc’s entire length caused his cock to throb.
He felt her stiffen. “Ignore it, cara. My cock has a mind of its own. Just relax.” She sank against him again, smiling as he idly stroked the undersides of her breasts. Her nipples had begun to relax to their pre-orgasmic state, then he squeezed and watched them start to swell and harden again.
Dio, she felt so right against his body. He loved her generous curves sprawled open in licentious satisfaction before him. Her head lolled against his upper arm and he looked down at her. She smiled, keeping her eyes closed, and reached her hand up to stroke his cheek. Marc’s cock tightened as his hand skimmed over her abdomen toward her pussy.
She laughed, pulling her legs up in a protective manner, closing herself off to him. Ahh, damned ticklishness. He smiled.
“Please, no more! Have mercy, I beg of you!” He returned his hand to her breast, but Dio help him, he couldn’t stop touching her. Having her in his arms again was heaven on earth. He’d thought he’d lost his little angel forever and here she was, lying on top of him.
No, not his angel. If anybody’s, she’d probably be Luke’s angel. Marc needed to keep that in mind tonight, because he wouldn’t let hard feelings come between him and his partner over a woman, even though Angelina wasn’t just any woman.
Luke stood up, lifted Angelina’s legs, and pulled them together as he sat again, laying her knees over his thighs. He pulled her skirt down over her knees and stroked her legs. Definitely a leg man. Marc watched as he slid his hand under her skirt to her thighs. She smiled and opened her eyes to look at Luke.
Marc experienced another pang of jealousy. He wanted her to look at him in a post-orgasm moment like that. Again. He wanted her all to himself.
“I think you two are the very guys my brothers warned me about all these years.” Her eyes opened wide and she sat upright with sudden realization, turning sideways to face them both in turn. “Wait one minute! Have my brothers been off having all this fun while I’ve been threatened with life in a convent if I so much as let a man touch me?”
They both laughed. The double standard as old as time—what was good for the gander wasn’t good for the gander’s sister.
She soon lost her sense of outrage and slumped back against Marc, laughing.
“You’re past the age of needing their approval, bella. It’s time for you to have some fun, too.”
“No, now it’s your turn.” She tried to sit up again, but Marc pulled her back against him.
“You have pleased us more than you know.”
She sighed. “I don’t know what kind of magic spell you two have cast over me. I’ve never been able to do that without…” He watched her face flush. Ah, so orgasms didn’t come so easily to her. Maybe that explained the shock and awe. And yet, she’d come for both him and Luke. Well, his making her come was dubious under the circumstances. He wished he could experience the power of giving her an orgasm totally under his control.
Angelina probably didn’t realize she’d been able to come so hard because he and Luke had restrained her arms and legs. If he could, he’d have shown her how this makes a difference, but it wasn’t his place. If Luke wanted her, Marc wouldn’t stand in his way. He reached down to pull her blouse back over her breasts. The sight of them had become too painful for him.
Her body became heavier against him as she seemed to fall asleep. Luke eased himself out from under her legs and placed a crocheted blanket over her. He went into the head, then the kitchen. Now, wasn’t this the utter definition of torture. To hold a beautiful woman in his arms and know he couldn’t have her?
He watched her sleep and when her eyelids began to flicker and she moaned in pain, Marc’s fingers brushed against the furrows on her forehead, smoothing them out until she relaxed again. She’d been through a lot. He wished he could have protected her from all the pain she’d suffered at the hands of that bastard.
Guilt plagued him for not showing up earlier tonight, but most especially being late for his dungeon monitor duty the night she was beaten so badly. He’d failed her. Twice. Thank God she hadn’t recognized him. There really was no need to tell her who he was or what role he had played that night. Even if she and Luke pursued something beyond tonight, they’d never show up at his club. Luke just wasn’t into that scene.
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