“Tonight is about us, no one else, and that’s the way I want it to stay. No more interruptions,” Derek said.
I took a deep breath and reached for my wine. I wasn’t going to let my brain jump to conclusions. This weekend was about us. Not Taylor. Not Reed. “I agree.”
He leaned into the table, his hand moving higher up my leg. “Kiss me.”
We weren’t in a back booth, and this restaurant wasn’t nearly as private as The Hole. There were more servers, a more open floor plan, many other tables close by. What he was asking for was much more than the peck I had given him before I’d gone to the bathroom. “Those fingers,” I said, placing my hand on top of them, “aren’t planning on going any higher, are they?”
He licked his bottom lip, teasing me with just the swipe of his tongue and the whiskers that surrounded it. “They weren’t, no. But now that I know it’s on your mind, I’m not sure I’ll be able to stop them.”
4 DEREK STARS
The fourth instalment in this series peels back another layer of this tale, another layer of Derek and Frankie and another layer of the intense chemistry between these two!
I simply lust after Derek. This man is sex-on-a-stick and in this book, Marni Mann just upped the intensely erotic sex scenes. And damn, Frankie just got bolder with her confidence, her sensuality and sexuality. Absolutely loved it when she took control!
And the outdoor spa scene and the kitchen...SCORCHIN'!!
Both Frankie and Derek have been emotionally blocked and their union, first meant to be purely physical, has unexpectedly opened them up. They're now at a point where they need to share, reveal their secrets and truly trust one another.
Up until this point, we've been privy to most of Frankie's emotions and secrets but Derek has been closed off to both Frankie and the reader. In this book, Derek is more exposed than ever with both as we learn more about his feelings for Frankie, some of his secrets and more hints as to his plan.
Although, while Frankie bares all, Derek is still holding back a few crucial details that will likely lead to a tailspin. As to the fall out? Where will that leave Derek and Frankie? Those are the big questions and likely, the fifth instalment will give us a finale to remember!
My dilemma? I so want the fifth book but I don't want my encounters with Derek to come to an end!
**ARC generously provided by Marni Mann in exchange for an honest review.**