Street Callan wants only one thing from the sultry voluptuous woman in red heels, a night of steamy, unadulterated sex.
Na’arah Simmons has no problem submitting to Street’s seductive allure, since she shares in the attraction.
When their one night stand leaves her with an unplanned souvenir, his less than desired response will force her to move on. However, when she’s the only witness to a brutal murder, Na’arah has only Street to turn to if she wants to save herself and her unborn child.
He studied her a moment: dark circles smudged her eyes and when she tilted her head, her hair slid over her shoulders. She hugged the light zip-up hoodie she wore more firmly around her voluptuous figure, which only enhanced the swell of her breasts. He dropped his gaze, hoping to avoid the temptation of her curvy bosom, only to fasten on the hint of bare midriff. A diamond studded hoop adorned her navel, while the corner of a small tattoo peeked above the waistband of her low rise yoga pants.
A touch of ink teased and flared like a beacon. He had to know what it was, he’d bet money it was a butterfly or some other cutesy piece or art. Damn, if he’d had time yesterday, he’d have discovered her secret.
“Why can’t I stop thinking about you?” he demanded.
She shook her head. “I don’t know what game you’re playing, but I don’t want any part of it.”
“I could say the same thing about you. You told me you didn’t have a boyfriend.”
“And I don’t.”
He resisted the urge to flinch beneath her scathing glare. “What about that blond guy at the fair? He seemed pretty happy with your services.” Watching the play of emotions cross her pretty features fascinated him.
Confusion knitted her brows, before it cleared and was replaced by stormy anger. “You thought I was a willing participant to what that fool was doing?”
To his horror, her eyes glistened like diamonds. Once again his mouth and emotions ran rampant when a cooler head should’ve prevailed.
“If my sister hadn’t been there, he most certainly would’ve tried to take advantage of my position.” She stared at him a moment, disappointment mingled with contempt. “Why would you think otherwise?”
Street held out his hand, palm side up. “Honey, I’m sorry. I didn’t...”
She spun on her heel. He grabbed her arm and dragged into his embrace. Na’arah wiggled against him, igniting a firestorm of need only she could quench.
“Let me go.”
“I wish I could.”
Fire sparked and flared in her eyes, but beneath the anger was good old fashioned lust. Her beautiful breasts heaved up and down. He hauled her a little closer, so she rose on tiptoe to keep her balance. She grasped his biceps to stay upright. Last night when she stood in front of him, he could kiss her on the forehead with no problem. Today, without the heels, the top of her head barely reached his shoulder. And that was just fine with him.
“If all you wanted was a one night stand all you had to do was say so. I’m grown. You don’t have to play with my emotions by pretending to want to date me then ignore me until it’s convenient for you. If you don’t want to see me, just say so.”
“I don’t want a one night stand.” He lowered his head and slanted his mouth across hers. Her lips were pure temptation. He ran his tongue along the seam, nibbling at her full bottom lip. When she moaned, he deepened the kiss. Such sweetness and it was his for the taking.
He relished the heat of her hands as they slid from his arms to lock behind his neck. The move allowed him to draw her closer, molding her soft breasts to his lean, muscular frame. Now all he could think about was the way her body would feel, bare beneath his, and despised the clothing that prevented them from being skin to skin.
With supreme effort he broke the kiss, but did not let her go.
She slid her hands from his shoulders to his chest and looked up at him with desire filled eyes. “If you didn’t want a one night stand, then why were you so cold yesterday?”
“I thought— I was jealous,” he muttered.
“Jealous?” Surprised filled her voice. “Why?”
He released her and stepped away. “Can we talk about this over dinner?”
She studied him so long he feared she’d say no. “Fine, but you better have a really good explanation.”
Street exhaled the breath he’d been holding. “I’ll meet you at the bar at 7:30 this evening.”
Na’arah nodded and sauntered away.
He watched the sassy sway of her hips. Damn, baby girl had a body on her.
Posted by Punkin8187 on 13th Sep 2014
Where do I begin? The book starts off with a bang, literally. Na'arah and Street already know of each other because she was his masseuse who he had to trade because he realized he was attracted to her. Street walks with a limp and because of an incident in his past, believes he cannot have children so he feels broken. Na'arah is so into him but doesn't understand why he keeps pushing her away. After Na'arah witnesses Street's uncle getting beat up, the uncle tells her if anything happens to him, to go to his nephew so that he can help her. Because of this, Na'arah is now under the radar of the people who hurt the uncle. That is as far as I will go with the actual story line...
However, the book is HOT! The chemistry is on point. Street was a bit of a baby at times but when sh*t hit the fan, he was always there to play hero. Na'arah was a great heroine, she knew who she wanted and wasn't going to give him up without a fight. The book was great, story line was great, kept me interested, well developed, completely earned it's 5 stars. A book I will definitely read again.
Posted by LAS Reviewer on 13th Sep 2014
Rue 'Street' Callan saw her as she entered the bar, there she was the woman of his dreams. He knew her because she was the masseuse that worked across the street at the spa that his uncle Auggie owned. Street had to stop getting massages from her because he was too attracted to her and did not want to embarrass himself. Yet, he could not get the feel of her hands on his body out of his mind, and there she was in a pair of hot red shoes.
Na'arah was the designated driver for her sister and her friends, a job that she took because of the red shoes her sister bribed her with. She also had an attraction to Street but couldn't understand why he stopped coming to her for his massages. Maybe he wasn't attracted to her and he didn't see her the way she would have liked him to see her.
Street Safe is a story of mutual attraction that ignites and burns hot. It also has characters that were realistic and fun, especially her sister Zee who would think nothing of pulling a knife on someone. The heat between Street and Na'arah as well as between Zee and the sheriff Miles was jumping off the page. There was also a twist when Na'arah helped his uncle Auggie and ended up being hunted by the men who were after Auggie. The only negative this reader found is that the story is not finished, it ended but on a cliffhanger. Hopefully the author will come out with the sequel and tie up all the loose ends which this reader is looking forward to. Street Safe is a good way to spend an evening, just get in your comfy chair, get a glass of wine and read.