So here’s my current line-up for A Different Kind of Love series for the year so far.
Thank goodness, I finally remembered Campbell and Caitlin who got accidentally set aside when I was writing Mariah and Logan’s story and I was about to start writing Forrest and Summer’s (16k words so far).
But common sense prevailed and now Campbell and Caitlin’s story will be arriving very soon! One thing you’ll probably notice is that his cover has no number. That’s because Friends with Benefits is an off-shoot of Falling for Jordan. I’d like to call it my New York book because that’s where their story is set.
And I have to say that I truly enjoyed writing their story. Campbell and Caitlin make one hell of a couple! Feisty, sexy and fun!
Friends with Benefits Excerpt:
Campbell scoots forward, his legs on either side of me and his arms circling my waist. “Thank you for demanding I put a tree up. It’s the best decision I ever made.”
“To put up a tree for Christmas?”
“To be with you.”
Suddenly it’s as if he just said something he’s not supposed to say. The reality of what just happened between us hitting me like a cold shower. “Well, about that…”
I feel Campbell’s body stiffen though his arms remain where they are. “I thought it was just for tonight.”
I nod. “Yes, just for tonight. I mean, I don’t want what just happened between us to stand between you and Jordan. Your friendship is very important to him. To the family, and to me.”
“As it is to me, too, Cait. I wouldn’t do anything to jeopardize my friendship with him or your family… and that includes you.”
So what just happened between us?
I turn my attention back to the tree, not wanting to ruin a beautiful moment between longtime friends because in the end, that’s what we are—friends. Who cares if we’re sitting on a faux sheepskin rug buck naked? Besides, it had been my decision to have sex—and boy, other than the guilt I’m feeling right now, it was the best decision ever. I’ve always known Campbell to be this quiet, intense and driven kid and I’d never once considered him as anything but a friend mainly because I grew up with him. He’s the boy next door… and whenever we get together, my partner in crime.
Who knew that between the sheets, he’s amazing? His hands, his mouth, his… I bite my lip. No, better not go there.
Still, I may not have the experience to make such a declaration that he’s an amazing lover—after all, I’ve only been with two men before tonight—but I’ve also never felt so comfortable, so sexy and so gorgeous with any man before. The way he makes love is just beyond words. And even if I could find the words, I won’t because most of it can’t be described using the alphabet, at least, not in a coherent arrangement.
I turn my head to look at him. I never realized how thick his lashes are. “I wanted it to happen, Cam.”
Campbell kisses my shoulder. “I did, too.”
I swallow nervously, our faces too close for two people who call themselves just friends, our lips inches away. I close my eyes, not knowing what to expect yet hoping that he kisses me. And he does, his arms tightening around my waist, pulling me against him.
Our kiss lasts for a few minutes, a combination of soft and feathery kisses, and sweet ones. None of the passionate deep kisses he gave me earlier, the ones that made my toes curl.
Suddenly I pull away. My heart is pounding fast as if there are a hundred horses galloping right under my ribs.
“This isn’t going to work, is it?” I ask hoarsely. “I’ll always want more.”