I’m so sorry I haven’t updated the book sketches yet, but it’s been a crazy few days. I will have the sketch of “Heaven’s Tiny Tears” up tomorrow. In the meantime, please enjoy this little sneak peek of “Red”
“I just want to be here for you and the girls. I want to make you happy and give you the life you deserve,” Jade said with her emotions brimming over the surface.
Mike smiled and took her hands in his.
“You have already done that. You have made me happier than I have ever been. You have given me a family and more importantly, a home. You tolerate my inability to cook and my need to protect you. You make me happy to wake up in the morning and proud to walk around in my own skin. I love you so much and I love our life. You have given me a purpose and a reason to want more. You are everything to me, Jade. I just want to be the same for you.”
“You are. I am so happy to be here with you and to be who you love. I guess I’m just struggling with believing in all of this. I have lived for so long all alone and my life has changed so dramatically in such a short time, that I sometimes worry it’s a mirage. I just want to stay in the moment and not miss anything.”
He walked behind her and wrapped his arms around her middle, resting his chin on her shoulder.
“Look outside and tell me what you see.”
She leaned back against him and smiled.
“I see our children playing and laughing. I see traditions and laughter. I see hope,” she said softly.
“I see that, too,” he said.
She turned in his arms and placed her hands against his chest.
“Thank you,” she said, her voice full of emotion.
“For being here with me. For dealing with my issues. For not running away.”
“Never,” he said.
She smiled as he lowered his mouth to hers and kissed her softly and tenderly. She moved to wrap her arms around him and pressed her body to his.
“This is something I never imagined,” she said after he broke the kiss.
His thumb ran over her lips and he grinned.
“Enjoying your touch. Wanting to feel your hands on my body, on my chest. Needing the connection only you can give me. You have made me feel beautiful and sexy and that’s something I simply never imagined would happen.”
“I was so nervous the first time we made love,” he said as his hands never left her body.
Surprise covered her beautiful features.
“You were? Why?”
“Because you were the first woman I made love to who I was in love with. I never felt such a connection to anyone like I do with you and I was worried you would be disappointed. I am not really someone who is adventurous or overly creative with sex and I think I just wanted to make sure you enjoyed everything. I still do.”
“The first time we made love we conceived twins, so I think it was pretty amazing,” she said and grinned. “That was all you.”
“Hardly,” he grinned. “I think that one was all you.”
“Nope,” she moved to unbutton his shirt. “It was your amazing and powerful moves that made all the difference. You know, working with Brittany in gynecology, I was with a lot of women during their exams. I know how many women talked about how painful and non enjoyable their first time was. After being with you, I wonder what happened with them. I thoroughly enjoyed every moment.”
He chuckled and swallowed thickly as she ran her hands over his chest and under his shirt.
“Nice, but not true,” he moved to run his hands over her chest and felt his arousal grow as she leaned in to kiss his chest.
“Oh, it’s very true. You know, we never went through the whole suitcase we got for the wedding,” she said as she moved down his torso.
He closed his eyes as she unbuttoned his pants.
“Should we see what’s there?” he asked huskily.
He went to get it and she sat on the bed.
“Well?” she looked at him as he brought it out and opened it.
“We have flavored condoms and something that requires batteries,” he said and took out a little bullet shaped device. “And there’s this,” he said and handed her a video.
“A porno?” she grinned. “I’ve never seen one before.”
“Seriously? Do you want to watch it?” he grinned.
He smiled and looked at her.
“Before we watch it, I need to tell you that what you will see is not normal. The men in these movies last for like an hour.”
“Is that right?” she said. “And that isn’t normal?”
He raised his eyebrows.
“Nope. Not at all.”
“Okay,” she grinned.
He put it in and laughed at the title.
“The money shot.”
She moved to sit next to him as he sat on the bed.
“I’m guessing it has little to do with finances,” he said and pressed play.
They watched a few minutes and Jade opened her eyes wide.
“I know it isn’t the point, but that guy, looks,” she stopped and Mike’s mouth dropped open.
“Oh my God. Is that Jack?” he asked.
They both squinted and looked again.
“No, it can’t be,” she said.
The actor took his clothes off and Mike raised his eyebrows.
“It can’t be him. He would walk funny if it was.”
“That’s true. I’ve seen that size before and it’s a problem.”
“What? Where have you seen that?”
“I’m a nurse, Mike. I started out in the ER and we saw all kinds of things.”
“Seriously?” he smiled and faced her. “Like what?”
“Lots of sex injuries.”
“No way,” he grinned.
“Yup,” she laughed and they both looked at the screen.
“Oh, well that’s obviously what they meant by the money shot.”