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About Hot Shade:In the tropical Florida heat, a man with deadly secrets falls for a lovely, inquisitive reporter. *** When an Italian journalist's expose of his country's mafia puts him on the run for his life, he hides out in an exclusive Florida Keys enclave. But his defenses are breached by a reporter searching out the scoop of her life. Can he convince her to trade headlines for the passion growing between them … or will her investigation open the gates to peril from his past? *** After Luca Rossi lost everything to the Italian mafia, he used all his skills to write a stunning expose, and managed to put a key don on trial for his life. But now Luca must hide out on the Florida coast until justice is served in Italy. All is well, until he meets a lovely young American reporter who won't stop asking questions about who he is. Soon he's fighting the urge to hush her with a kiss … and much, much more. Skylar Shaw took a job with a small Florida paper determined to make her mark on the journalistic world. She may spend her days writing up alligator scares and human interest stories, but when she meets a handsome mystery man on the beach, she's not afraid to dig into his past, and the danger stalking him from across the seas. There's just one problem … will her efforts help Luca, or bring danger straight to him? Luca knows all too well the journalistic drive to keep digging. Can he trust his lovely Skylar to keep his secrets, or must he push her away to save both their lives?
“Sky, I can’t get you out of my head,” he whispered into her ear. “I thought about you nonstop while I was in Miami.”
He plundered her mouth, and she greedily accepted it, wanting more of his sweet taste.
Luca’s other hand wound its way up her dress, and his fingers raked over the thin fabric of her black cotton panties. Sky turned her head so he could claim her neck with his mouth, trying not to gasp out loud as he stroked the outline of her labia with a delicate and tantalizing touch. Her clit throbbed and she wanted him to rub it, but when she tried to move his hand into her panties he resisted.
“Please,” Sky whispered. “Please?”
Luca shook his head and kept teasing her, brushing his fingers over her with a feather-light touch as he inhaled her neck with ferocity. She pressed her face into his shoulder, and biting him was the only way she could keep from crying out loud from pleasure.
Why was he doing this to her here? Did she even care why? Skylar grabbed his head and pulled his lips close, wanting to consume him.
She rubbed the heel of her hand over his jeans, feeling his hard length under the rough denim. When she folded her arms around his neck, he took his hand from between her legs. He simultaneously hoisted her up as she gracefully jumped, wrapping her legs around his waist. Grinding his hips into hers, she felt only white-hot need as they rocked their bodies together.
“Luca…” She gasped, barely able to form words through her thin breaths. “Oh, fuck, Luca.”
His lips grazed her neck and rested just underneath her earlobe. It was a good thing he had pinned her to the wall, otherwise she would have crumpled to the floor when he again whispered in her ear with that accent, “I have actually, physically craved you. It’s as if I need you to live, like air or water or food. Ti desidero.”
Abruptly, he stopped. Eased her down. Backed up about a foot.
He was grinning. He licked the corner of his mouth and leaned in for a soft kiss. Skylar panted and was about to ask him what he was doing when he kissed her again.
“See you tomorrow night at yoga,” he whispered in her ear. Then he walked out of the bathroom. As the door closed, she watched him enter the men’s room across the hall.
Skylar was flushed and flustered. Her hair was wild. Her entire body trembled, and between her legs she was a wet, slippery mess. Leaning back on the wall, she tried to catch her breath. Being this intensely, obviously sexual was so foreign to her. Never had she felt this with James, or with anyone. Luca made her want to unleash every sexual fantasy she had, and lately, she had lots of them. This all-consuming need pushed Skylar to the edge of her comfort zone, yet she would be lying if she said she wasn’t enjoying it wholly. She was.
Maybe too much.