“And don’t worry that I think this is a way for us to get back together. I don’t want that anymore than you do. This is what’s best fo...moreTRAPPED - Teaser
“And don’t worry that I think this is a way for us to get back together. I don’t want that anymore than you do. This is what’s best for Bree,” Paige states in a no-nonsense voice, one hand on her hip.
I take in all the bare skin revealed by her black bikini and bite the inside of my mouth to squash the unwanted surge of lust. She doesn’t want to know what I’m thinking.
“No, I get it. This is all about Bree,” I reply, completely poker-faced, knowing I'm lying through my teeth. She may have convinced herself we're over but we're not.
Nope, not by a long shot.
“Paige, I would do anything for Bree. You have to know that by now.”
“I know you do,” I reply with a small nod. “You love her. You moved back home to be with her. You quit football for her. You’ve canceled dates for her. Believe me, Mitch, I can clearly see how much you love her.”
There's a beat of silence and then, “I thought that’s what you wanted.”
“It is,” I say quietly. What is wrong with me? This is what I want. Always wanted.
Mitch growls, tips his head back and runs his hands roughly through his hair. His expression is one of complete exasperation when he lowers his gaze to mine. “Then. What. Is. The. Problem?”
And it's at that moment that it hits me. If they were doing a remake of Mommy Dearest, I could easily be cast in the lead role.
Oh my God. I think I'm jealous of my own daughter.
“My mother always said you can never judge the true strength of a relationship until it’s been tested. Well if there’s one thing—besides my daughter—that I can thank you for, is teaching me that. It’s one of those life lessons everyone has to learn, and I’m glad I got mine sooner than later. I wouldn’t have wanted to waste another second on you.” ~ Paige Nichols
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Bree and I hug and kiss as if we haven’t seen each other for days instead of hours. I breathe in the scent of baby powder and savor the feel of her against me. This is the best part of my day.
When I finally raise my gaze to Mitch, he’s watching us, an arrested expression on his face.
“She looks so much like you,” he says softly.
He’s not telling me anything I haven’t heard dozens of time, but coming from him it's more than an observation. My face warms as I fight the seductive pull of pleasure that unfurls in the pit of my stomach.
“I’m her mom,” I say, feigning a nonchalance I’m not even close to feeling. I’m uncomfortable with the intimacy that seems to have surrounded us with the quiet stealth of creeping fog.
Intimacy and Mitch is a lethal combination. And not good for me at all.
“A good mom,” he states, his gaze dropping to my mouth.
Okay, we’re heading into dangerous territory now. It’s high time I take control of this conversation and let him know what’s what. They’ll be none of this—him looking at me as if he wants to do more than co-parent with me. The kind of more that doesn’t include a stitch of clothing and includes lots of flesh-on-flesh contact.
Really loved this book. Love Ms. Kelly's characterization of hero and heroine. The conflict between them rang so true as did their response. The sexua...moreReally loved this book. Love Ms. Kelly's characterization of hero and heroine. The conflict between them rang so true as did their response. The sexual tension in the book is fabulous and I felt--truly felt--the hero and heroine's emotional response to each other. Really looking forward to her next book. I hope she's a speedy writer. (less)