You can tell a lot about a man from his hands, so I notice several things: no ring, no ring mark, smooth skin with a whisper of hair on the back, and they match his body – big and muscular. Oh, I like him already.
“No offence taken, but you are wrong,” I smirk, lowering my eyelids to half-mast to let him know I will be playing whatever game he wants.
His one eyebrow rises, while his grin grows a bit bigger.
“I stand by what I said, you do make me want to come…to the bar.” The juvenile pause after come was obviously meant for effect. The only effect it has on me is realizing he’s an idiot. It makes sense, the hot ones usually are, but he’s nice to look at and could still prove fun in bed. I decide to proceed, but with caution knowing I will have to dumb it down a bit for him.
I roll my eyes slightly, hoping he doesn’t notice before responding.
“Come, uh, funny.” No, not funny. Stupid actually.
“I offended you again, that’s two for two. I seem to be off my game tonight.”
I look up into his eyes there’s the usual desire that accompanies the men as they try to woo me, but there is something else, concern or uncertainty, I’m not sure. I feel bad, perhaps he’s just used to woman falling all over themselves for him and laughing at everything he says as if he’s stand-up of the year.
“As I said before, I’m not offended. Just a little disappointed.” I walk up so I am standing on just the other side of the bar from him to bring my point home. I don’t mess with people or shy away from men. The more direct and articulate you are with what you want, the more likely they will do the same in return.
“You walk up looking sexy as fuck and hit on me -- you were hitting on me, correct?” His eyes widen, but he nods as his smile freezes into a look of shock. The good kind of shock.
“Good, that’s what I thought. I would hate to misinterpret things, which can get embarrassing. Anyway, you’re sexy, hitting on me then in one of the first lines you give me, you joke about coming. What are you, eighteen? Or maybe you think I’m eighteen? I should specify I’m not. I’m thirty and not your average bimbo bouncing her tits to the beat of the music. So, if you need a drink the bartenders are over at the other end of the bar, I’m just a friend they let make her own drink” I hold up my martini, “So, if you excuse me I need you to move, so I can open the lid of the bar and slip past.”
He steps back, still in a bit of shock. I scoot past and gently lower the wooden flap. I take a couple steps away when I hear him yell out.
“I’m sexy as fuck Pierce, I’m thirty two and you are?”
crashing down when her father got sick. She had to say goodbye to her friends, her job and the love of her life to move half way across the country and be with her family.
It's a year and a half later, her father has passed away and she just wants to return to her old life in Baltimore. But when she comes home, nothing is the same. Her best friend is pregnant and very, very hormonal. Her new boss is extra attentive. The worst of all, her old flame has a new girlfriend.
Corbin Medina is "Just okay." He started his own successful app business. His girlfriend is beautiful and caring. Despite his best friend whining about the fear of fatherhood, he couldn't be happier for him. So, why is he just okay? Because his one true love isn't there to share it all with him - until she walks through the door on Thanksgiving.
Him Her Them is the first complete set of the steamy Him Her Them series of erotic romances with a bonus story Luna & Corbin. If you like confident heroines, sexy as hell heroes, and interconnected stories, then you will love Elizabeth Lynx’s idea of love, lust, and heartbreak.
Book Teaser from bonus story Luna & Corbin:
Shari is curling her fingers through my hair as we sit on the couch in Pierce's Mom's house. His mom is hosting Thanksgiving and we are the first to arrive. I really wish Pierce and Jos would show up, I want a distraction from Shari. I will even put up with Jos's massive pregnancy mood swings. I think I need to break up with Shari, it's not right how I feel.
"Nothing Shari, just a bit tired I guess." I lie.
Pierce's mom, Jennifer, comes out and places a tray of cheese and crackers out for us. I shrug off Shari and lean over and grab some food from the white porcelain platter on the coffee table.
"So, Corbin, I'm glad you and Shari could make it today. I thought with Luna, you wouldn't show up."
Jennifer sits across from the couch, which I can only assume is 'her' chair as that seems to be the only one I ever see her sit in.
What is she talking about with Luna? Why would I be upset about that, we broke up a year and half ago and it's been that long since she's been here.
"I'm afraid I don't follow Miss Carver. Why would Luna bother me?"
Jennifer squints her eyes and then widens them in surprise. Both Shari and I are looking at her curiously.
"Oh hon, I thought you knew. Luna, she's back. She is going to be here for Thanksgiving dinner. Coming with Pierce and Jos. I thought you knew."
What? Wait, wait-- what? But she's in Minnesota, not here. This must be a mistake. Pierce would have told me. Wouldn't he?
"I don't understand, last I heard --and I talked to Pierce a week ago-- she was still in Minnesota."
My hands are becoming slick with stress and the more Shari rubs my neck, the more irritating it becomes. I shrug my shoulders trying to get her to stop, which she finally does. I lean closer to the edge of the couch as if that will make me understand the situation better.
"Why didn't Pierce tell me? I...I don't understand."
Jennifer looks nervous but becomes distracted when a knock comes on the door and then it swings open. I hear Jos and look over to see her belly before I see her peep out from the door.
"It's fine Pierce. Your mom is expecting us. I have to go pee so I am sorry if I just can't wait for someone to open the door!"
Jos duck walks into the house stopping to give Jennifer, who has gotten up and is making her way to the entrance, a kiss on the cheek and then walks past to the bathroom on the other side of the stairs. Pierce follows, then stops his mom at the doorway to give her a hug.
"Hey mom, sorry about bursting in, you know Jos."
He lifts from the hug smiling at his mom who is beaming back at him.
"No worries son. A pregnant woman's bladder waits for no man, or woman as the case may be. Where's Luna?"
Jennifer looks past Pierce.
"She's grabbing the food from the car. She should be here shortly."
Pierce walks in and I immediately glare at him. He gives a weak smile in response and then looks at the floor, then down the hall, finally he says, "Oh hey Corbin, Shari! I gotta go check on Jos."
He darts away. That bastard!
"Oh Luna! Here let me help you. It's so wonderful to see you hon!"
Jennifer reaches past the door and then turns back inside with a tray in her hand. That's when I see her. It's been so long and all I can think is how beautiful she still is. It's only been a year and a half, but I wanted her to change. I want to feel as if time has passed her-- us-- by. Getting over her was the hardest thing I have ever done. I'll admit I was quite the asshole for a while. Even Pierce got irritated at me, many times.
I just started to become more of my old self, which I think has a lot to do with Shari. She is so gentle and understanding. When I talked to her about Luna I think she could sympathize. She told me about a lost love from years ago who moved to London. Perhaps we help each other. I can only hope.
But, now I look at Luna and it's like Shari has melted away. That's awful, so awful. I want to look at Luna and feel nothing, maybe even sympathy for the loss of her father, nothing more. But, I can't. Oh god I'm in trouble.
Him Her Them
This is a hot and sexy erotic romance. It's about Jos and Pierce and their one night stand that leads to more than each other thought and impacted more than just themselves. Read it if you need something keep you warm at night!