Ousted from Olympus until he can restore true love back to the world, Eros stumbles upon a match made in heaven – if they can survive hell first.
Juliet doesn’t have much in common with her namesake. Her career-centric life sorely lacks romance. Then one night everything changes when she witnesses a gang shooting and ends up getting shot herself.
FBI Agent Jake Parker has known Juliet for years, but only as the baby sister of his best friend. He still imagines her as the awkward teenager she used to be. When Jake must protect Juliet from the gang determined to eliminate the only witness against them, he discovers that he’s not the only one who’s changed in the last ten years.
Will Jake take the risk of having a real relationship? Will Juliet survive long enough for him to decide? The pursuit of a kiss has never been so dangerous, or so much fun.
She took his hand in her own, turning it over to kiss his palm before pressing her cheek against it. “Make me forget all this for a little while. Please. I want you to…”
He couldn’t listen anymore. Groaning, he swooped in, capturing her mouth with his, a fire even hotter than the one at her house erupting between them. He couldn’t count how many times he’d imagined this since walking into her hospital room. Even so, the reality far surpassed all his fantasies. He kissed a path down her neck, flicking his tongue against her skin. With a satisfied sigh, she tilted her head back to give him better access. His arm snaked around her waist to pull her flush against him. She let out a little moan that drove him crazy, smothering all remaining concerns about bedding his best friend’s sister. He had to feel her bare skin. See her naked body. Now.
Juliet apparently felt the same way. She slid her good hand up his back, pushing the shirt out of the way and following its progress with her mouth on his skin. He was amazed his skin didn’t ignite on the spot. And, when her hand slipped into the front of his jeans and captured him in a firm grip, he could feel his eyes roll back in his head. He grabbed her wrist to stop her. The hurt look in her eyes surprised him.
“That feels too good, Jules. I don’t want this to be over too quickly.”
“Oh.” She blushed.
He couldn’t stand it. Their mouths came together again, almost violent with need. Again, Jake had to force himself to pull back and take a couple deep breaths. He took her face in his hands, caressing her cheek with his thumb. “God, you’re beautiful.”
Her smile overwhelmed him. Tenderly he crawled forward, pressing her down as he kissed her, until she lay flat on the bed beneath him. Juliet gazed up as if her entire world had narrowed to just him and that moment. When he slid his tongue into her mouth she matched it stroke for stroke.
Jake lifted off her, and she whimpered in protest, blindly reaching out for him. He laughed, kissing her hand. “I’m not going anywhere. I just want your shirt off and don’t want to hurt you.”
“Oh.” Juliet sat up and let him slide it off.
She hadn’t bothered with a bra, much to Jake’s delight. His eyes drank her in, and he had to touch her again. He filled his hands with her breasts, flicking his thumb across one nipple and watching it pucker. But that was no longer enough. He had to taste. He bent forward, pressing her back onto the bed, and took one breast into his mouth, letting his tongue take over for his fingers. She smelled like jasmine. Her scent permeated his every breath. Underneath that heady odor, her skin somehow tasted like vanilla. He had to have more. He kissed his way into the valley between her perfect breasts and repeated the process with the other, his hands sliding down to cup her ass, pulling her closer to him. Like a starving man in a desert suddenly stumbling upon a hidden oasis, he felt as though he could utterly devour all of her.
“Please,” Juliet begged, “I’ve waited almost twenty years for this.”
“I’d say the same but that would make me a pedophile.”
“How romantic.” Shaking her head at him, she rolled until she straddled him, running her fingers through his hair. “What am I going to do with such a sweet talker like you?” She leaned in close until her mouth almost touched his. But when he leaned in for her kiss, she jerked her head back with a smirk, licking her lips.
“Oh really.” Grasping her hips, he flipped her back underneath him. “You think you can tease me, huh?”
“Hmm…. We’ll see about that.” His fingers slid down between her thighs. Juliet let out a gasp. “How about now?”
“What?” Good, she had lost the thread of the conversation. “Oh God, Jake. I want you now.”
He swallowed hard as he completely forgot what they’d been talking about too.
“Not yet.” He kissed his way down her stomach, pulling her pants and underwear off as he slid down the bed. He could smell her arousal, so Jake slipped one finger inside her, followed by a second. He couldn’t hold back a groan. She was hot and wet and so tight around him. Her eyes started to drift closed.
“Look at me,” he commanded. “I want to watch you come. I want to see the look in your eyes when you let go.”
Using his fingers and tongue he drove her up and up until she shattered. Before her body could relax Jake practically ripped off his own clothes.
“We’re not nearly done yet,” he growled, positioning himself between her legs. She started to giggle, he thought, until his first thrust cut off all sound. She lifted her legs to wrap them around his waist, drawing him even deeper inside her.
They slowed for a moment as he looked down at her, her hair spread across the pillow, her lips swollen from his kisses. He couldn’t remember ever wanting a woman as much as he wanted Juliet at this moment.
Posted by gloria on 26th Feb 2013
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was a quick,fun read. It is extremely well written and I hated when it was over. I can't wait for the next book by this gifted novelist.
Posted by Samantha on 26th Feb 2013
I really enjoyed this instalment in the Cupid's Conquest Series. Lola Drake is a gifted storyteller and never failed to keep me interested in the fate of her characters. This is certainly worth checking out.