Title: Slow Burn
Series: The Fitzgerald Family [Book1]
Length: 290 Pages
Genre: Contemporary Romance
“Go home, Ron. It’s been a long day and I’m exhausted. I want to go to bed.” When he opened his mouth, she added quickly, “alone.” Something flashed in his eyes. Pain? She couldn’t be sure. “I’m sorry. I just really need to be alone tonight.”
“Okay. I understand your need for privacy, so I’ll leave. But,” he paused until she was back looking at him, “I’ll be here first thing tomorrow morning.”
“Don’t. Please. I don’t need the complication of a relationship right now.”
“Too late, babe, because we’re having one.” He picked up his jacket, shrugged it on, then turned and flashed a grin at her. His hot gaze raked her body.
Ashley closed her eyes, as if that simple act could stop her body from greedily responding to the promise in his gaze. She must be jinxed or something. When she opened her eyes, Ron was staring at her with a triumphant grin on his face.
“Don’t come back, Ron. I don’t want you to.”
“You can’t get rid of me that easily, babe. I will not go away just because you order me to, so don’t.” He closed the gap between them, the grin disappearing from his face. When he stopped before her, he was so close his breath ruffled the strands of hair on her forehead. He lifted her chin until their gaze locked. A searing buzz of sexual heat flickered, then warmed the air.
“Don’t push me, Ron.” Her voice came out shaky. She hated that.
“I will until you accept the inevitable.” His voice was soft, but relentless. “You can say you don’t want me, but we both know it’s a lie. Your body knows what it wants, what it craves. Don’t fight me, Ashley, because when it comes to this,” he lowered his head and landed a possessive kiss on her lips, “I always win.”