Love will always leave a mark, no matter how fleeting.
Tattoo artist Seth Baxter has had enough loss to last him a lifetime. Focused and driven, he channels his energy into making his store the best in the business. The one thing he can certainly do without is the return of his ex-girlfriend.
Bexley Way is lost. She runs back to the only person who can help her. She’s willing to take Seth’s hurt as long as he’ll offer her the solace she craves. He needs her help in the store and she’s desperate for his forgiveness, as well as his personal brand of security.
Secrets are kept by both of them, even when their old, unresolved feelings resurface. Each day spent in her presence is a step forward for Seth. Their relationship was never truly over to him. Yet Bexley keeps so much to herself. Protecting her heart. Protecting Seth.
But when Bexley is faced with the true horror of her situation, she has no choice but to reveal it all to Seth. However, the words barely leave her lips before it all takes a deadly turn, leaving behind more anguish than ever before.
Are Seth and Bexley strong enough to right a past wrong and give themselves a permanent future?
You treated me as though I would break. The intimacy stopped.” She turned her back to him, an action he was growing used to. It incited him further.
“Sex?” he growled. “You feel like we should have had more sex.” He stood behind her, grasping her hips hard. “Sex I can do. Why don’t we work on that now? I’m up for a fun fuck or two. In fact, I can think of a few positions I’d like you in. Ass up would be top of my list.”
Bexley looked over her shoulder at him while pushing back at his achingly hard cock. It was the smallest touch, one Seth didn’t miss.
“What? All this shit between us and you think sex right now is a good idea? Why?” she asked, her voice shaking.
He pulled her flush to his front, skimming his hand up her body to cup her breast through her top. Bexley groaned, her head falling back onto his shoulder. “Why?” she asked again as he grazed her neck with his teeth.
“Because I’m still not done with you.”
His name left her lips, little more than a whisper, while she lifted her arms and threaded her fingers into his hair. She held him firm, keeping his lips at her throat while she ground her ass against his cock. The steel ball on the tip of his cock felt heavy.
The embers of lust that had smoldered between them were now burning bright. All sensible thought fled, his dick now making the decisions. “More,” he demanded, his words coming out harsher than intended. Taking hold of the hem of her top, he peeled it over her head and dropped it at their feet.
Bexley faced him, her eyes wide and glassy with arousal.
Seth reached out, flicking open the button of her jeans. “Off.”
Hiding behind his cockiness and confidence would give him strength right now, when his hands were shaking as much as hers.
She did as he’d asked, pushing her jeans to the floor and standing before him in her bra and lace panties. He took hold of her chin between his thumb and forefinger, seeing her pulse beat rapidly on her neck.
“You do know this is such a bad idea, right?” she said before licking her lips.
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M.A. Stacie Bio
M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she loves getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.
She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Along with running, knitting, and listening to loud music. However, she is yet to work out how to do them all at the same time.
M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.