Author: Siobhan Kinkade
Published: Feb 6, 2013
ISBN # 9781612920641
Contemporary Erotic Romance
Word Count 30,032
Something in the Air Series Book 1
Kelly Ray Patrick is a sweet, southern girl who has never been lucky, either in finances or in love. But as the recent co-recipient of a lottery jackpot, she and her friends have set out on a Valentines-themed singles cruise in the hope of relaxing and meeting Mr. Right. Only, to Kelly Ray’s surprise, Mr. Right appears to be her best friend, Dominic James. Nic appears to be feeling the effects of the trip as well, and has discovered his own interest in Kelly Ray.
The only thing stopping them: their friend, Trevor, who has been carrying a torch for Kelly Ray since they were all kids. Will respect for that friendship be enough to stem the budding relationship, or will they throw caution to the wind and indulge in their desires?
Kelly Ray had never done a double take in her life, until now.
Dominic James had been working out.
He’d always been attractive—the textbook-girl-magnet-football-player-jock—but knowing that, Kelly Ray still paused to take in all six-feet four inches of his toned and muscled, mostly naked, body sprawled across the deck chair. He wore a pair of soaking wet swim trunks over skin prickled with gooseflesh—further proof it was too cold to be in the pool—and the way they clung to his hips and thighs left very little to the imagination. His shaggy, waterlogged hair hung in his eyes, and in the space of one breath, she discovered a near-obsessive need to crawl into his lap and let him have his way with her like in those awful bodice-rippers she liked to read. Nic looked up at her, smiling easily at her obvious ogling. Kelly Ray, blushing, looked away and feigned avid interest in the huge TV screen that read: WELCOME CRUISERS!
What the hell was that?
“Kee?” Dani asked, tossing a towel at her which smacked her squarely in the back of the head. “You alright?”
“Yep,” she lied, catching the towel before it could hit the deck and trying to focus on something other than the image of Nic, which still burned on the backs of her eyeballs. Turning around wasn’t an option; he was actually there, and looking at him again was certainly not a good idea. It was already warm enough in her skin without adding an internal sexual meltdown to the mix.
“She lied!” Trevor chirped as he grabbed hold of Dani’s chair and pulled it far enough over so he could pull another one in between her and Eva. “She got all dizzy in the elevator; I think this being rich thing might be going to her head.”
Kelly Ray clicked her tongue and shot him a hard stare. “I’m fine,” she demanded. “I just got a little dizzy watching the floor when the elevator started moving is all. I’ve never been in a glass elevator.”
“But you’re okay?” Eva asked, concerned.
“Really,” she reassured them, “I’m okay.” Then she made the mistake of glancing back in Nic’s direction and her blood pressure nearly caused her to blow an artery. Kelly Ray quickly averted her eyes and hoped like hell he hadn’t noticed.
“Good,” Dani snorted, breaking up Kelly Ray’s mini daydream about how Dani’s twin brother’s chest would feel under her hands. “We saved you a chair.” Behind her, chairs scraped across the deck. She had no choice but to turn around and make a fool of herself, so putting on her brightest smile, Kelly Ray flicked her sunglasses down over her eyes and flopped onto the chair. Dani and Nic both laughed at her graceless descent, and she scowled at Dani. She refused to look at Nic again for fear she’d forget what she was going to say.
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