He blushed a deep crimson and looked out over the inky black water and the
twinkling lights of the harbour. He shifted his feet and slowly withdrew his arm from hers,
although he still stood close enough she was warmed by his body heat.
“Lana, ummm, I’ve heard, ummm, of your, ummm…”
With her heart melting at his quiet fight for courtesy, she relieved him of his struggle.
“No doubt you’ve heard of my desire for young waiters as dessert?” She lifted her brow and watched as he gulped hard and then tried to look up and meet her gaze. “It’s okay, Tom. You can just walk me home. It’s not compulsory to come inside.” She rested her hand against his forearm, lightly, with a no pressure touch.
“Oh, no. I want to come inside.” He turned crimson again but this time he maintained her gaze. She didn’t imagine it was easy, but he managed.
“You’ve never been with a woman before?” Her words were a gentle caress against
his ear as she leaned close to whisper.
“Not like you. Just girls at uni.” The words seemed to choke him up as they slowly
tumbled from his throat.
“And you’ve heard rumours about me?”
“And you’re feeling intimidated, scared, concerned, excited, quite overwhelmed.”
His eyes widened as she spoke each emotion, as if he was surprised she could read him so well.
She pressed her mouth to the side of his, right where his lips met. After a few
seconds of pressure, she flicked her tongue against the seam and then stepped away from him.
“I enjoy sex. I’m not asking for a relationship. When the morning comes, it’s over. I enjoy young men like you because they’re enthusiastic and eager. I will never do anything to harm you. I will not laugh at you, or expect more than you can give me.”
She waited until the words were processed and he looked at her. “Your invitation to join me still stands but the decision is entirely yours. Thank you for escorting me home, Tom. I appreciate your kindness. Give my regards to your mother.” She smiled, turned and walked to the door of her apartment complex.
She opened the door and stepped through, turning to wave, only to find Tom on her heels.
“I’d like to join you.” His words were softly spoken but there was the strength of commitment behind them. She smiled, slipped her hand into his, and led him to her apartment.
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Lana is available for pre-order now and will be released on Thursday of this week.
Meet the Housewives of Sydney. They are wealthy, elegant, poised, and constantly in the public eye. But what goes on behind closed doors, in the private homes and parties where the cameras and paparazzi aren’t welcome? Delve into the most personal details of their relationships, their friendships and their lives. The only question is: can you handle the heat?
Lana lives her life by her own rules – and she has very few. What she wants, she goes for, and she very rarely fails. So when a young, handsome waiter at her favourite restaurant catches her eye, she has no hesitation in asking him to escort her home.
But one night of passion opens up exciting new possibilities, and a chance for Lana to enact one of her deepest, most illicit fantasies.