Title: Angling for Love
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Book Length: Plus Novel
Flame rating: Scorching
Brent and Jared have been best friends since childhood. The abuse they suffered as children binds them together. They want a woman to share and build a life with but they’ve been burned in the past.
When Arin shows up at their fishing lodge, sparks fly and all three feel the beginning of something they crave—acceptance and love. Now they must hope that the passion between them is enough to help them leave the past behind.
She was still staring when two large hands ran down her arms. A squeak escaped her before she could swallow the sound, and she shivered. She turned just in time to find Jared’s face lit with a wolfish grin. He tried to hide it behind a cough but she had seen the sensual look shimmering in his eyes.
A trickle of apprehension wormed through her thoughts. What was she getting herself into? She shouldn’t have started the flirting thing with this man. He oozed sex and even his innocent looks weren’t so innocent. Maybe he flirts with all women. Of course he does. Now what if he thought she was going to hop into bed with him this week? Was she really willing to do that? On one hand she seriously wanted to. On the other was the reserved, scared Arin who hadn’t been with anyone other than Robert.
“Sorry, didn’t mean to scare you.” He didn’t mean a single word and she knew it. With a chuckle, he turned her toward the window again and stood close behind her. She could feel his body heat radiating against her back. It would only take a slight lean, an itsy-bitsy move, for her to be flush against his chest. She felt his breath stir the hairs at the back of her neck as he whispered, “It’s beautiful, isn’t it?”
“Um…yes, it is.” She sidled away from him and tried not look as if she was retreating. The knowing smile that played across his lips made it obvious that she didn’t hide it well.
“Do you want to see your room or find Brent first?”
“I’d like to see my room first, I think. And honestly, I’d like to grab a snack. I had a little something in Denver but I was too nervous to eat a proper lunch.” She finally got around to observing the rest of the floor plan. A few doors led off into unknown areas of the building, but the thing that caught her eye was the spiral staircase that was partially hidden behind a large bookcase. She turned questioning eyes toward Jared. “Cool staircase—where does it lead?”
“That, my dear, goes to the den of debauchery, better known as the staff quarters.” He laughed. “You won’t get to see those rooms unless we become much friendlier in the next few days.”
He turned and walked toward the other side of the room, turning just in time to catch her watching his ass. A grin spread across his face before he pointed through one of the doorways. “Come on—I’ll give you the doorway tour and show you to your room.”
She scampered after him, trying in vain to look as if she’d meant to get caught staring at his behind, again. The perpetual blush she’d sprouted the first moment she met him must be glaringly obvious. She hoped that a quick shower and a mental talking-to would get her mind and body to cooperate. She couldn’t deal with five days of continual embarrassment.
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