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The Neighbor [NOOK Book]


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The Neighbor

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To welcome him to the neighborhood she gave him a homemade cheesecake.

To be a gentleman he shoveled her driveway.

To repay his kindness, she gave him a mug of hot chocolate.

Then she offered him some hot chocolate.

This is about sex, but there’s a story. It’s about two people old enough to know exactly what they want, and mature enough not to play games when they go after it.


Gail went inside to leave me to my work and I grabbed her shovel and got busy. It went slower than I’d planned because my back was in a continuous cramp, but I pushed through. When I finally finished I stuck her shovel in the snow and leaned on the handle to let the fire in my spine cool and to catch my breath. I was hurting and tired, but glad that I could help a lady.

When I recovered enough to stand up straight I went to her door, walking like a mummy because of the uncomfortable dampness in my sweat-soaked shirt. I don’t like being funky around females so I figured I’d grab a quick cup of cocoa to be polite and be on my way.

I checked my watch as I reached her stoop. My pregame shower was going to have to be a quick one. I thought that maybe I would beg off the hot chocolate if she didn’t already have it made so I wouldn’t miss too much of the game.

Her main entry door was open. The cold winter air had made the glass in her storm door fog over, so I couldn’t see inside. I remembered that she’d said to come on in when I was finished shoveling, but I didn’t feel comfortable just walking into her house. I tapped on the frame of the storm door and waited.

Then I thought I heard music coming from the rear of the house. I knocked again, a little harder. After another few seconds Gail still hadn’t come to the door or called for me to come in.

Now that I wasn’t shoveling and with my sweatshirt damp I was starting to feel the cold. I wasn’t about to freeze my ass off standing outside, but I couldn’t decide which would be more rude, to walk into her house or to just leave and go about my business. I don’t like to assume anything where females are concerned, and this is with females I know. Gail was a stranger. But, she did say that I should “come on in” when I was finished.

I decided to split the difference. I tried the storm door. It was unlocked, so I opened it and stuck my head in.

The door opened onto a small foyer with the living room beyond it and the entry to what was probably the dining room on my left. A hallway extended to the back of the house between the two rooms.

I called out, “Excuse me, Gail?”

At that same moment she appeared from one side of the far end of the hall, walking across.

She saw me leaning in her door, started and gasped out a surprised little, “Oh!” and placed a hand on her chest as if to calm her heart. I yanked my head out of her house and closed the door in a hurry.



That was the color of the towel she had wrapped around her body.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016073712
  • Publisher: Christopher Bynum
  • Publication date: 1/5/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 398,206
  • File size: 347 KB

Meet the Author

The Black is an author of multi-genre fiction. His online stories, which include dozens of short pieces, novellas and serialized fiction like the Insatiable and Passion series and The Hitman Chronicles, have made him a web-wide favorite author. Originally from the New Jersey Shore, The Black now lives in Virginia, where he is working on many new writing projects.

For information and updates on new releases, visit
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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Very nice!

    This is my first read from this author but I'll be buying more.

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  • Posted January 12, 2013

    Gail is a forty something woman who knows what she wants and mak

    Gail is a forty something woman who knows what she wants and make the conscience decision to go after any means necessary. She doesn't want a relationship. She wants a no-strings attached sex partner. Her unsuspecting victim is her neighbor, Wesley.

    Wesley is a thirty-nine year old divorced male who lives across the street from Gail. While outside shoveling, he decides to be a gentleman and a good neighbor and help Gail out with her driveaway. Little does he know, Gail has a hidden agenda. She invites Wesley in for hot chocolate but he gets that plus a whole lot more.

    This is a five star read with great character development and storyline. It is steamy without being pornagraphic. I truly enjoyed this story and look forward to reading more from this author.

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