The Deciding Factor

The Deciding Factor

by Ayla Ruse

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780857153883
Publisher: Totally Entwined Group Ltd
Publication date: 01/17/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 103
Sales rank: 1,140,110
File size: 399 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Handed a historical romance at the age of twelve, Ayla Ruse fell in love with love and with happy endings. Having grown up living life tasting a little of this and a little of that has not changed this attitude, but it has expanded her views. Love isn’t always happy and it isn’t always the way a person “thinks it should be.” Sometimes love is outside the box, and love is always a challenge.The challenge of finding and holding onto this love is what drives Ayla in her fiction. She likes stories that strip love down to the skin. Love that tests the attachment and even beliefs of the participants. Sometimes that test can come in the form of multiple partners, or of overcoming a desperate fear or even of being sexually inventive.Ayla would love to hear your thoughts.You can contact Ayla at her blog or via her email.

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“Are you ready for this, Aly?”

Alycia Delaney gazed up into Sawyer Test’s sky blue eyes. “Of course I’m ready. Don’t worry about me. I’m fine.”

“You’re right about that,” Sawyer teased in a low voice. He stepped close, raising his hands to cradle her face, and met her lips with his own. Aly opened for the kiss with a smile, loving the languorous way his mouth moved over hers.

She wound her arms around his neck and threaded her fingers through his thick, blond hair, moaning as his tongue tangled lazily with hers.

“Have I told you how lucky I am you answered my ad?” Sawyer murmured, raining sweet, open-mouthed kisses down the column of her neck.

“Almost every day,” Aly answered and tilted her head in encouragement. “Have I told you how glad I am I answered?”

“Not nearly enough.” He hummed low against the hollow of her throat. “Oh, you taste so good.”

Aly shivered at the deep timbre of his voice and inwardly revelled at how truly alive she felt for the first time in ages. It still amazed her how a change of attitude had transformed her life in only a couple of weeks.

Sawyer’s teeth nipped gently up her throat and teased at her earlobe. She could remain in his arms forever. Tall, strong, and skilful, this was a man in whom she could lose herself. She ran her hands across his wide shoulders and gave an appreciative sigh when his fingers plucked at the buttons of her blouse, teasing her. Playing with her. Would he flick them open this time or not?

They’d kissed a few times already in the past couple of days, and every time he’d kiss her a little longer, touch her a little more, stir her long-forgotten desires just enough to make her whimper. To make her hold him tighter. To make it harder and harder to stay away. She was a mouse to his cat, but she thrilled to the game.

Aly opened her eyes, intending to pull back, wanting to see his smiling face and to give him more opportunity to slip that first button from its hole, but the sights around her snapped her back to reality.

They weren’t in any bedroom. They weren’t even behind closed doors. They stood in the parlour-turned-classroom where students would arrive at any minute. She stiffened and pulled away from his questing hands.

“Where are you going?” he asked, snaking an arm around her waist.

Aly started to answer, but Sawyer stopped her with a dare-me look and sealed his lips to hers once again.

What the hell, why not? Just one more kiss.

Sawyer became more aggressive, and a moan escaped when he pulled her tight against his body. His erection pressed into her belly and she quivered, shamelessly grinding her hips forward.

As soon as she responded to him, his aggression left. His body relaxed its hold from hers without breaking the kiss, and she wanted to yank his hips back. This back-and-forth bit was fun, but it was getting old really fast. They’d been lovers a long time ago and surprisingly, she couldn’t wait to renew some of their old relationship, but he seemed to like dragging it out.

Again, Sawyer left her mouth to kiss her neck and she pushed at his head, trying to encourage him to dip his kisses lower when voices in the hallway let her know their time was at a temporary end.

With regret, Aly pulled back a second time, a playful scowl on her face to his soft laughter. “I’m enjoying this more than you know, Sawyer—”

“I think I know how much—”

She intentionally ignored his smug interruption and continued. “But you keep stringing me along and there are other things to do here.”

“Stringing you along?” Sawyer asked with a chuckle. Again, Aly ignored him.

“You did, after all, hire me to teach this class that’s starting in less than ten minutes. As much as I’d love to keep kissing you, I am a professional and we’re not in the lesson plans for tonight.”

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it, can't wait to read more her books. Found this book on a rainy camping trip, read it, enjoyed it, recommend it to all.