Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Blog Tour Excerpt: Luca by Sarah Castille
Gabrielle’s heart skipped an excited beat at the deep baritone of Luca’s voice. She looked over her shoulder, her smile fading when she saw him glowering behind her. This wasn’t Luca as she’d seen him in the restaurant. His eyes were cold, dark, and focused not on her, but on the man beside her.
“Is there a problem here?” Luca asked.
“Nothing I can’t handle.” She smiled at Ron. “This is the friend I thought I saw.”
Ron’s gaze flicked over Luca and he backed away, clearly not willing to challenge a man who looked like he was just waiting for an excuse to wrap his hands around Ron’s throat.
Luca chuckled softly watching him go. “Yes, I remember. You told me in the hospital you can look after yourself, and yet somehow you got shot.”
“I’m pretty sure Ron didn’t have a gun.”
Luca slid his hand around her waist and pulled her into his body, an overtly possessive move that sent a delicious shiver down her spine. “And if he did?”
Pumped with adrenaline that he had come to find her, she boldly leaned up and whispered in his ear. “I have one, too.”
Far from being surprised, he gave an approving rumble. “Girls with guns are high on my fantasy list.”
“I’m a woman, not a girl.”
His gaze dropped to her breasts and she felt her nipples harden. “Yes, you are a woman. Sei tuna donna motto bella.”
“I don’t know what that means, but it sounds sexy when you say it.”
“You think I’m sexy.” It was a statement, not a question and she laughed when a slow, satisfied smile spread across his lips.
“I suspect you already knew that. You could seduce a woman without even opening your mouth.”
His hand dropped lower, curving over her ass. “Am I seducing you?”
“Do you want to seduce me?”
“I want to fuck you,” he said bluntly.
Caught off guard by his bold statement, she didn’t respond right away. If he’d been any other man telling her he wanted to fuck her after meeting her only twice, she would have laughed him off. But she’d learned to trust her instincts on the job and her instincts told her Luca wouldn’t hurt her. For some inexplicable reason, she was deeply attracted to him. And after two years of feeling numb, the emotions and sensations coursing through her body were an incredible rush. Why not have one night with him? One night where she could let go of the sorrow of the past and the stress of the present. One night where she could do something she’d never had the courage to do before. One night where she could live, feel, breathe again. One night of passion.
“What about the woman I saw kissing you outside?”
He lifted a dismissive hand in the air. “It was a friendly kiss. We’re not together anymore.”
“Then maybe your wish will come true.”