Love can make you do crazy things! We're back with another 21 Days of Love. It's day 13 and Stella Eromonsere-Ajanaku is sharing an excerpt from her novel, "Red Velvet Rose."
~ Flirty & Feisty Romance Novel ~
What a Soft Caress
A life outside her reach is what classy blonde heiress, Gabriella Gilcrest yearns for with all her heart. When a well-chiselled, dark-skinned man wearing a white vest and bandana drives a white Lamborghini around Martha's Vineyard, she pictures herself in a different world. His strong fingers, soft whispers, quirky humour and many kisses leave solid prints on her heart.
Eye-catching, sexy-as-sin Moroccan millionaire, Zane Abdul is in Massachusetts to clinch a lucrative car deal. A small mistake throws Gabriella straight at him. The elegant woman who has more character than he expects may be the one to wipe away his emotional confusion. But he stands no chance with the Gilcrest family name, money & history. Besides, he has his own demons to fight.
Will a soft caress, a slow embrace and a touch of lips be enough to jump every barrier and light a flame in their hearts as Valentine Day closes in? Or will their past lovers fight back?
~ From the Author of Forbidden Dance ~
The pool water shone as the crescent moonlight and night lamps paraded across the surface. In the shower stall, Zane retrieved two large towels and stripped off his clothes. Changing his mind about wearing his trunks, he dived nude into the ten feet end of the pool.
A second splash followed and he quickly came up for air. His heart jumped as Gabriella swam towards him. Night light bounced off her wet face and long golden hair. Mermaid. She dived in and out of the water surface like a mermaid.
“Thank you.” She bared white teeth, gave him a small smile and carried on swimming. He swam alongside her for five laps. When she did a back flip to continue swimming, he reached out and grasped her wrist.
“Take a break. Don’t work yourself so hard.”
“Are you worried about me or yourself?” she shot back with a wink. Her red bikini top hung low over her breasts and he tried not to look down.
“I can go on and on. But we’ve just had a night out dancing. Take it easy. I don’t want you passing out on me in the pool.”
She pushed away from him and floated away on her back. Stubborn. Yes, Gabriella was stubborn but in a cute way.
“That’s better, he called out.” He floated on his back towards her but covered his male pride with both hands. For several minutes, they counted the stars in the sky while lying on their backs.
“How many stars did you count, Zane?” she screamed beside him.
“I’m right beside you. I’ve counted two thousand so far. And you?”
She pulled his arm. “Liar,” she shouted. He sank underwater to prevent her seeing him nude.
“Well, how many did you count, Sunshine?”
“One million only,” she whispered.
He laughed as she raced away from him.
“If I’m a little liar, then, you’re a national liar. Counting a million stars in a few minutes, huh?”
“Get on some clothes, Zane Abdul. As long as you’re nude, I’m not going to swim near you. I don’t know what you’re playing at.”
His hands froze in place. “How did you know?”
“I saw your naked butt as you dived into the pool. It’s not so dark, you know.” She let out a long sigh and a giggle.
He shook his head. “I wanted to swim nude. In my house I can do what I want. I bet you’ve never swam nude.”
She stayed afloat in the middle of the pool. “What are bikinis meant for? Swimming nude is not my thing.”
He sliced through the water so swiftly, he caught up with her before she could get away. “You sound so condescending, I want to make you swim half nude.”
With both hands raised, she pushed against him, but he pressed her frame against his and he unfastened her bikini top and threw it out of the pool.
MEET THE AUTHOR & CONNECT:
Stella loves to write Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels that are intriguing, entertaining, toe-curling and skin-tingling with compelling characters who have heart and soul. The stories are dotted with unexpected twists, turns and conflicts & are set in fascinating Africa, enticing Europe and enchanting America. Cuddle up, relax, grab a copy & sail away with the characters to Pleasure Island. Stella's stories cure boredom and relieve stress.
In 2010, Stella created Flirty & Feisty Romance Novels. Her first contemporary romance novel; Loitering Shadows was published in May 2010. Others are; Beyond the Lady, The Gardener’s Ice Maiden, Sparkling Dawn, Husband to Rent, Stolen Valentine Kiss (Holiday Series #1), Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series #2), Forbidden Dance and Stolen Valentine Kiss & Kiss My Lips (Holiday Series 2 ~ Books ~ in ~1) Tempting Desire & Seduced Hearts. Royal Cowries (Cowries Series #1) is her first historical romance.
A summer romance story is in her head at the moment, so watch out. In her leisure time, Stella goes swimming, reads romance novels, goes to the Cinema with her family, and watches TV.
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