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thought, I sit in the sun on the short timber fence that surrounds the parkade.
Feeling the warmth seeping into my skin, my muscles start to relax for the
first time today. Every time I’m in court with Jacinta she sends me into a
tense state. Watching her has me turned on and that makes it hard to
concentrate. The power she exudes must be what has my heart racing a bit. Yet
I’m not entirely convinced it’s not just the thrill of the chase and my
determination to defeat her. I can’t seem to work it out. Either way she
infuriates me, and I wish to hell she didn’t.
radiating in my right ear alerts me to Tate arriving. His signature move, a
flick on the back of the ear lobe when you least expect it. He used to do it
all the time in high school when he sat behind me in English. Pissed me off
then and still does now.
hanging, sexy Lexy?” he says, already laughing at himself.
such a dick, you know that, right?” I stand up to start walking towards the
you said. Well thanks for the compliment, but don’t say it too loud, it’s weird
when another guy talks about the size of your dick.”
hearing as per usual. There was no use of the word big in that sentence, my
friend. In fact, not sure that could ever be used in relation to your manhood.”
Smiling for the first time today, I watch Tate scowl at me.
serious one, aren’t you, lawyer boy. You need to loosen up a bit. Let me tell
you a secret, sex is the best natural relaxant there is known to man.”
my eyes at him as the other two guys walk up to us.
needing sex to relax?” Mason comments with a smirk knowing full well who Tate
is referring too.
here. The one whose nuts are strung so tight they can’t breathe.” Tate takes
the basketball from Mason’s hands and starts to dribble it.
Tate. You have no idea how tightly I’m strung. If you knew Jacinta, then you
would understand. That woman has a vice around my dick on the best days, and I
have no fucking idea why. Now shut up and let’s play ball. I need to whip
someone’s ass badly.” Looking at Tate about to open his mouth, I hold my finger
up to him.
single word. Not one, do you hear me?”
laughs hard from behind me.
Lex, maybe you need to take Tate’s advice. Get some sex, man. Let go once in a
while.” Gray looks sympathetically at me.
that’s the problem. Not sure it isn’t making it worse. Now all of you shut up
and play. I’m with Mason because at least he hasn’t said one stupid comment so
far about me or my sex life.”
time, buddy.” He thumps my arm. “I’ll try to bite my tongue, though. Let’s um,
how did you say it… ‘whip these guys asses,’ shall we?” Mason throws his
arm around my shoulder and drags me onto the court, and it’s game on.
Mason. Nothing can beat the power of two,” Gray yells at us from down the court.
dumbasses? Not sure there is any power in that. But yeah, let’s see what you’ve
got. Bring it, baby,” I call as Tate starts running at me, dribbling the ball
while Gray tries to use fancy footwork to get past Mason. The stupid smirk on
Tate’s face as he gets closer is enough to get me fired up. I may be the
shortest and smallest of the four of us but that doesn’t mean I don’t know how
to stop him. I’m quicker than him, and if my stress does anything to my body
it’s that it has the adrenaline pumping.
pretty boy. Let’s see your best attack.” Light on my feet, I’m bouncing side to
side mirroring him. “You’ve got nothing.” I’m full of mouth today, not afraid
to gear him up.
think you’ve got a chance against the master, little man? Watch and learn,
buddy, this is how it’s done.” He spins to the left to roll around me, but I jump
at the same time, anticipating his move, and the ball is vulnerable in his hand
about to shoot. I tap it at the right time and it’s loose behind him. My feet
hit the ground and I’m off with the perfect bounce into my hand. My legs
pumping me down the court as he recovers, turning to chase me.
hear Grayson yell as he realizes that the ball is loose.
Lex!” Mason yells as I start my lay-up and dunk the ball in the hoop. I might
be smaller than them, but I’m still a tall man.
me as my feet land on the ground.
brother, that there, is how it’s done,” I tease. I jog backwards up the court
as he retrieves the ball, and Mason passes me for a high five as we prepare for
the next attack.
an angry little man today, aren’t you? No being nice now. Shit just got real.”
Tate and Gray have a little word and they are on the attack.
fifteen minutes since I’ve been here, I can already feel my body starting to
unwind and my tension about to be laid out on the basketball court for the next
stories for as long as she can remember. Reaching a point in her life ready to
explore her own dreams, Karen decided now was the time to finally write some of
her own stories. For years, all of her characters have been forming story lines
in her head, just waiting for the right time to bust free.
Sitting up in the early hours of the morning with her cups of tea, chocolate
and music she gets lost in a world of sexy, alpha men who are challenged by
some funny, sassy and strong-willed women. Bringing you unexpected laughs,
suspense and a little bit of naughty.
Karen is married to her loving husband and high school sweetheart. Together,
they live the crazy life of parents to three children. She is balancing her
life between a career as an accountant by day and writer of romance novels by
night. Living in a beautiful coastal town two hours south of Sydney, Australia,
Karen loves to enjoy time with her family and friends in her beautiful
surroundings. Of course, when she is not shut in her writing cave bringing you
more words to devour.
Due to her upbringing all Mia ever wanted was a family of her own but her dream turned into an ordeal until she and her children managed to escape a dangerous situation not once but twice. She has recently reunited with her sister and created a new life for herself when Lex comes into her life.
Lex is a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside the courtroom. Although under very different circumstances than Mia he has endured a difficult childhood of his own which has shaped him into the man he is today. When he meets Mia, she and her children inspire feelings in him that he has never felt before and he is determined to show her that the only place she belongs is with him.
Lex and Mia take us on an emotional journey. The evolution of Mia’s character as the story progressed was wonderful to watch as she with the love and support of Lex she reclaimed the strong, fierce woman she was meant to be.