A Taste of Humanity
One night of passion could be lethal!
“I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling rather keyed up.”
Oh, she felt it too. “What a perfect idea. I’m ready if you are and…wow, that sounded really—”
He cut her off with his lips, kissing her silent. “Stop over thinking things.” He waved his hand and the limo pulled up to the curb. The driver got out and held the door for them.
She climbed into the car and once again, the magnificent view astonished her. “Must be nice to live like this.”
“It has its moments. Drink?” He pulled out the mini bar.
“Sure.” She took the champagne flute and watched the lights and action slip past them as they drove.
“Have I told you how attractive you are?”
She looked back to him. “I don’t believe so.”
“How silly of me.” He ran his finger along her cheek. “It blows my mind. I’m a lucky guy to have been given you.”
“You were expecting an uggo?” He sounded like he had more in mind for her than just one night of fun and that kind of worried her. The whole idea was a wham-bam-see-you-never deal.
“No, I saw your picture, but you’re more attractive in person. I was set up on a blind date once with a woman who looked like a model, until she took her clothes off. I wasn't entirely sure she had been born a female.”
“Wow, that’s…gross. What did you do?”
“I faked that I’d gotten a text and hurried out of there.”
“And the person who set you up?”
“Is sitting at the bottom of Chesapeake Bay, wearing a nice pair of cinder block shoes.”
The wine glass paused at her lips, and she stared at him in shocked disbelief.
“I never spoke to him again.” He laughed.
Relieved that he had been joking, she drank her wine, and when the car came to a halt at their hotel, she took a deep breath. Finally, they would get to the reason for this encounter.
The driver opened the door for them, and after Cade climbed out, he held his hand out to her. Taking it, he pulled her from the car and right into his arms. The way he looked at her made her feel like the only woman in the world. His breath came out so quietly and softly.
“Ready?” He caressed her cheek with his fingers.
“More than.” This time she took the initiative, drew him closer, and pressed her lips to his in a mind-numbing kiss. She knew he felt it by the way his arms tightened around her, his breath quickening in her ear, and when she finally broke the embrace, she reveled in the dreamy look in his eyes.
When his tongue slipped out between his lips, running along the edge of where she had kissed, she had the strangest urge to take it between her teeth.
“We should go up to our room,” she stated breathlessly.
“That would be best.” He led her through the lobby and to the elevators. The doors had barely closed before he pressed her to the back wall and drank in her lips. His mouth was fierce; his hands roamed over her. She prayed that no one needed the elevator anytime soon. He drove her wild kissing her, touching, and when he thrust his hips against her, she knew he was just as keyed up as she was.
Startled, Penny turned her head and was surprised to see a man and a woman enter the car. She hadn’t even noticed the elevator had stopped. Giving her shirt a tug, she turned to Cade, grinning. He tucked her in under his arm and whispered in her ear.
“Why’d you stop?”
Her eyes widened as she tipped her head to other passengers, indicating they were not alone and she had no intention of giving them a peep show.
The elevator came to a halt and the couple quickly scurried out. Before the doors had closed, Cade stepped in front of her, a wicked grin on his face, his eyes twinkling teasingly. “Want to finish where we left off?”
God did she ever, but then the bell dinged and the doors opened to their floor.
“Looks like we’re here.”
A Taste of Humanity is another sexy, sweet, and fun installment to the 1 Night Stand series.
A Taste of Humanity qualifies for fun summer reading! It does a great job of giving us a real tourist glimpse of Las Vegas. With previous 1 Night Stand stories, we sometimes see scenery with on the way to the hotel, and have even gotten to enjoy the occasional activity offered at different resorts (like snorkeling or dinner on the beach). A Taste of Humanity actually takes us on a tour of some of the ‘best’ sights of Vegas and Penny’s first time gambling at Cade’s favorite place