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Monday, July 22, 2013
A Wicked Wager & A GIVEAWAY with Jennifer Labelle...
Kayla Evans returns home to open a new business and
help out her family. She’s been away at school for too many years putting her
life on hold, and she’s looking forward to living it again. She goes to the
popular fetish club, Leather and Pleasure
to meet with her older brother, the clubs owner, and is faced with a sexy as
hell bouncer who refuses to let her in. With a mutual attraction and some
chemistry they both can’t deny, Jake brings out her playful side, and wagers
Jake Collins has worked at the club for years. He’s
good friends with several co-workers, including his boss Rhys. So why is it he
never knew about this sister? Kayla has him turned inside out almost immediately,
laying all the cards on the table as she challenges him time and time again.
She’s like no other woman he’s ever met and he’s determined to have her.
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“Uh uhn, can I help you?” A large hand came out
to stop her from continuing ahead. She’d been so pre-occupied in her thoughts
that it took her a minute to gather her composure to face the big hunk of man
meat in front of her.
“Look lady, this is a member’s only
establishment and I can’t let you walk through that door until you show me
you’re with a paid member, or have a pass proving your membership.” He looked
her up and down from the tip of her toes to the top of her head, lingering at
her chest before meeting her eyes again. He licked his lips. “And, since you’re
standing here solo, and I haven’t seen you before, I’m assuming you’re a first
timer.” His eyes glittered as he pursued her with his eyes again. “Oh yeah, I’d
have definitely remembered you.”
God, is he flirting with me? Kayla couldn’t help herself and smiled. She’d
been out of the dating world for awhile now, too concentrated on school, and
opening her store since her return home, but even longer still since she had
that instant chemistry for someone she’d just met, like she did with him right
then. She mimicked him by licking her own lips thinking about it. There was
just something about this confident hunk of heaven in front of her though, he
was chocolate cake and ice cream, cheese cake drizzled with thick cherry syrup,
a delicious piece of pumpkin pie with a mountain top of whipped cream on top.
All delicious temptations that she shouldn’t have, hell, hadn’t had in almost
two years to keep her figure the way she wanted it—but still had the craving
for. Hmm, a sexy man and tempting deserts
all in one. She raised a brow, imagining the taste of his salty skin in
contrast to the sweet taste of chocolate, cherries, and whipped cream as she
licked it off of him.
“Ma’am?” He bent his head to the side and took
a step towards her.
“Kayla,” she corrected, when his voice snapped
her out of the fantasy. She smiled, “My name is Kayla, not lady or Ma’am, just
plain old Kayla.” She held out her hand in greeting. “And, you are?”
He was tall, with broad shoulders and muscular
arms, and she could see the definition in his cut chest and flat abs through
his form-fitted black t-shirt. His jeans hid an impressive bulge and were
ripped in one of the knees, but fit so perfectly they moulded his legs like
they were made just for him. He had the bad boy persona, but the good kind she wouldn’t
mind more of. She shook her head, realizing he hadn’t answered her yet, and
blushed at being caught ogling him.
“The name’s Jake, it’s a pleasure to meet you
Kayla.” Jake caressed her outstretched hand with his fingers before lifting it
to his lips.
sweet lord. Okay Kayla, pull yourself together and stop acting like a horny
teenager. You’re a grown-up now for Christ’s sake. A grown up that needs to get
laid sometime soon, but you’re not the one night stand type of girl. Damn, his
lips feel good though. Maybe just this once I should just go for it. Kayla cleared her throat, Maybe it’s time to get to know Mr. tall,
dark, and sexy a little better. “Care to make a wager, Jake?”
“A wager?” He laughed, looking caught off guard.
“Are you a daring woman, Kayla? Is that why you thought you might try the
naughty club tonight?”
“No, not daring, at least not usually, but I
like you already, and I’m in a betting kind of mood suddenly.” She smiled
mischievously and had the urge to rub her hands together, knowing she had him
right where she wanted him. “Call it a hunch, but I get the feeling thatyou always think you’re right, or at least
like to be right about things, and I’m betting I do get in that club tonight
without a membership.” She pointed to the club’s door. “In fact, I’ll bet you I
can get invited in, in less than five minutes. What do you say Jake, you want
to bet with me?”
“You make this too easy for me, Kayla. I
already told you there are only two ways I can permit you to enter. One, is if
you are a paid member, the other is if you have the invitation of another who
frequents here often, and you don’t have either. I’d love to let you in
sweetheart, it’d be kind of nice to see you around more often, but I’m not
about to lose my job over a nice piece of ass.”
piece of ass? Aren’t we a little direct now? I’m not sure whether to be
flattered or insulted. Thankfully I don’t offend easily. My bet still stands
though; are you game Jake, because I think I’m going to like proving you wrong.”
“Okay, I’ll play along, but what’s in it for
“Well, if I win I’ll let you take me to dinner
sometime, and if you win...”
“I make sure we get dessert.” His mouth formed
into a confident smile, and the gleam in his eye told her his idea of dessert
didn’t mean food. “Still want to play, kitten?”
“Kayla,” she corrected again; she didn’t mind
nicknames, but right then he needed to come down a notch. “I’m going to enjoy
making you eat your words.”
Jake shrugged, and leaned back lazily to show
her he wasn’t bothered. “It seems to me either way I win. Your wager is dinner
on me; my wager is dessert all over you, and what a feast I would have with
Kayla shivered, Damn, can he read minds too? I was just picturing tasting dessert off
of him. Let’s see how far I can milk him. “Okay, we’ll add another
stipulation to make things more interesting then, since it’s a win-win
situation for the both of us.” She reached inside of her purse for her wallet.
“I’ve got a fifty right here. You win, not only am I your dessert, but you
become fifty dollars richer. You lose you give me fifty.” She shrugged back at him and leaned against the wall
beside him trying to mimic the confident stance he showed moments before.
“Yeah?” He stepped forward until he stood right
in front of her. So close she could feel the heat of his body, and she cursed
out loud when goose bumps covered her skin making him smile at her again.
Placing his hands on each side of her head she could feel his breath against
her cheek as he whispered, “You’ve got less than five minutes remember,” and
then he stepped back.
Son of a
gun, he did that on purpose knowing that I would respond to his body so close
to mine. “I do,
so be prepared to hand over that money.” She moved past him while pulling out
her cell phone. It only took a minute to locate the number she needed and then
not only would he be buying her dinner, Jake would be forking over his fifty
bucks. Sweet victory is only moments
“Hi, it’s me. Yep. I know, I know, I’m a little
early, but instead of meeting me at my place I thought I’d come to you. Uh huh,
I know but I wanted to see the club...” Kayla laughed, rubbing it in as Jake
watched her. “Okay, well you’ve got exactly two minutes, and hurry. Good, see
you in a minute then.” She snapped the phone shut and smirked at Jake before
turning towards the door. “Don’t you just love the smell of victory?”