From the Inside Flap
"I have lots of fun." She thrust out her chin. "Why, the other day Drew and I--"
"Without Drew. Just you, or youwith another"--he paused and grinned down at her--"adult."
"I think you and I have different definitions of fun."
A sea breeze flicked hair across her face, and a strand caught in the corner of her mouth. Before rationalitycensored the move, his hand reached out. Like the softest wisp of combed silk, Lauren's hair slid over his finger as he tucked the lock behind her ear.
"Maybe not so different."
His hand lingered at the curve of her jaw and a tremor ran through her. Her lips parted slightly, moist withinvitation. One step and he'd take her, crush his mouth to hers. He'd mold those killer curves into the shape of his body, cranking up the lust that'ddriven him half mad. But make the move now, when she was still so tense he could almost see her muscles contorting?
Not quite yet. He had a betterplan.
He swooped, gathering her into his arms before the dazed expression left her face. By the time she reacted, struggling, pushing against his chest and finally, giggling, he'd splashed kneedeep into the ocean.
"Nate! Put me down!" She squirmed and punched his shoulder.
He made a move to drop her, andshe wrapped her arms around his neck in a strangle hold. He bit back a grin. So far, the plan was working well.
"No, no! I don't have a bathingsuit on."
"What about a birthday suit?" He continued to wade into deeper water.
Instead of blushing, a bellylaugh burst out of her. "Nice try. Now take me back to the beach."
"You know..." Another wave rose upand swept past him, and he swayed, the side of her body brushing with delicious friction against his chest. "I don't think I will."
He looked down at her upturned face, the crinkle of laugh lines around her eyes as she squinted up at him. Itfired off an inexplicable chain reaction in his heart to see her smile.
She hissed out a breath as a large wave approached. "You wouldn't dare."
They watched the roll of pristine blue curl in a roiling spill of white. "Now there's a challenge I can't resist."
Before she screamed, he turned his back on the breaker, and still cradling her in his arms, fell into the surf. Cool water bubbled over his skin, and an elbow jabbed into his ribs. Nate struggled to his feet, hauling a spluttering, mad-as-hell woman with him.
While he debated the wisdom of an apology, Lauren planted both hands on his chest, and something jerked against the back of his ankle. With a shocked, "Hey!" he toppled back under the waves. Thrashing upright, he coughed what felt like a gallon of salt water fromhis lungs.
"Hah!" Lauren sneered, planted in front of him triumphant and Amazonian-like. "Serves you right."
A sopping tee shirt hugged theheaving swell of her breasts and her shorts clung to her thighs. An ear-to-ear grin threatened to split his face in two.
Oh, yeah. Definitely one of his better plans.