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This week's quote: Comes from Tell Me You Crave Me by Joya Ryan.
This quote takes place just after East interrupts Natalie’s date and points out that she dates boring guys that don’t know how special she is. In a huff, Natalie leaves in the middle of her date with, yep, a boring guy and goes back to her bakery. East follows and they get into an argument with East telling Natalie she’s the “sweet/girl next door/best friend to every guy” type and well, she doesn’t take that too well and gets back at him big time.
“Don’t push me, Natalie. That’s not very nice.” He was so close, looming over her, his warm breath hitting her mouth and his clean masculine scent surrounding her.
“I don’t feel very nice right now.” She tapped his shoulder again just to prove a point, and he gave a low growl. “Oh?” she said with mock concern. “Does that not feel good? Getting bossed around? Someone telling you what you are and what you’re not?” She tapped him again, and this time he took a step back, so she took a step forward until he was only a foot away from the counter.
“I’m warning you—”
“I warned you, Easton. Call me sweet again, and I promise you’ll regret it.”
He snarled at her. “You’re not sweet…you’re sugar incarnate.”
That was it. She shoved the cupcake at his mouth, effectively shutting him up, and the big search-and-rescuer was left wide-eyed and speechless. But only for a moment, because when he registered that she’d just shoved food in his face, he swallowed a piece down and glared hard.
“Ballsy move there, darlin’.” He ran one thumb along his lower lip then sucked off the frosting he’d collected. “But I’m a retaliation kind of guy.” With that, he grabbed the largest vanilla cupcake on the top tier of the display and smashed it into her cleavage, frosting first.
She gasped sharply and looked down at herself. “You son of a bitch!”
“That’s not news, darlin’,” he said with an easy chuckle.
She pushed him hard, but he caught her arms and spun her until her butt was against the counter’s edge. Instead of shoving another cupcake at him, she shoved her tongue into his mouth.
Easton Ambrose has spent half his life protecting Natalie St. Clair from guys like himself. It’s not like he wants to interfere with her dating life, but what’s he supposed to do when she insists on going out with the wrong kind of guy? Kiss her, of course. But now she's pissed. And what starts as an apology turns to heated words...then just to heat.
Jumping East was the worst idea in the history of ideas. The guy is Natalie’s older brother’s best friend, the definition of off limits. But she’s tired of the safe guys who couldn’t light a fire with a flamethrower. Time for a little dangerous—even if dangerous always blows up in your face. Because even if they survive their bedroom antics, it’s only a matter of time before they’re caught…
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