Shanna has almost perfect life in Toronto. She has a great job working with her perfect boyfriend and a five year plan to make it even better. Until she’s called home because her dad had a heart attack. She comes face to face with her long-distance best friend, and long-time crush, Gabriel.
Gabe has loved Shanna since forever. He’s certain he missed his opportunity with her five years ago when he turned her down. But when she comes to run her father’s company with him for a few weeks while her father recovers, he believes maybe he has a second chance.
Can Gabe convince Shanna that she is meant to stay with him and run her father’s company? Or will the lure of the big city and her boyfriend’s name keep her away?
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He supported her with one hand, while the other brushed her hair from her face. Then his hand trailed down the slender curve of her neck, back to her shoulder where it started. Now that he had felt her skin, he wanted to keep touching her. He trailed his fingers over her jawline,
He watched her throat bob as she swallowed the lump in her throat. He bent his head and brushed his lips over her jaw. He lifted his head in time to see her close her eyes and her lips parted in a most enticing sigh. He couldn’t resist. He whispered as much against her lips, then he kissed her. She wrapped her arms around his neck and kissed him back.
His mind was a riot of thought and feeling, as she matched his intensity. Their tongues thrust and parried, seeking to dominate and possess. Now that she supported her weight on her own legs, he plowed his fingers into her hair. She wore long curls that bounced around the swell of her breast, which he supposed she had done deliberately. She didn’t seem the type to shy away from using her feminine wiles to get what she wanted. He used it against her now and tugged her head back. Dragging his lips from hers, he applied them to her neck and tasted what she offered. He wished he could brand her with his teeth, but he knew it was a bad idea.
She rubbed against him. “Gabe,” she sighed. Her body went from limp in his arms to tense. “Oh shit, Gabe.” She pushed at him and he let her go.