Today's topic is "romance" so I thought I'd give you another teaser into Deliberate Deceptions (I mentioned it's coming out May 2011, didn't I?) This is the opening scene where you get to meet Chad and his wife Lauren. I loved writing this scene because I tortured Chad by giving him a perfect life. And then yanked it away from him at the end of this scene. Brutally. The rest of the story follows the couple as they attempt to find their way back to the bliss they once shared.
copyright© 2010 by Leah Braemel
Life couldn’t get any better. Chad Miller soaked in the sight of his baby daughter in her mother’s arms. Even from where he stood in the doorway, he could see Emily’s lips drawn into a bow, moving as if she was still suckling. The light from the bedside lamp limned Lauren, gilding her hair that spilled over her shoulder. Had any man ever been so lucky?
“Hey, babe,” he said softly so he wouldn’t disturb Emily.
Lauren turned her head and gave him a smile worthy of a Madonna. “I didn’t hear you come in. Everything go okay?”
“It went down perfect. We got the guy.” Pride swelled in him as she carefully placed Emily in her cradle beside their bed. “Got some other good news too. You’re looking at the Bureau’s newest Supervisory Special Agent.”
With a squeak of joy, Lauren ran toward him, heedless of the way the light turned her nightgown transparent. His cock hardened as he watched the V of her legs open and close with each step she took. No, not a Madonna. A siren. With a body to tempt any man. Except he was the only man who got to explore her sensuality.
He wrapped his arms about her and held her tight. God, he was so lucky to have them both. “I love you, baby.”
She pulled back and gave him a cocky grin. “That’s just because you hope to get lucky tonight.”
“I’m lucky every night. Ever since you came into my life, babe.”
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