Had this just been one big competition? Was she just a prize to them both?
She glared at him. “Just because you drag me around this place as though you own me, doesn’t mean you do or that I would do anything just because you tell me to.”
Before her words had time to sink in, she pushed herself free from the bed and shot past him. She had hoped to make it to the door, but was interrupted in her second step.
Blake was on his feet, his hand gripping her arm tightly, before spinning her around. The force propelled her into his arms, her hands pressed against the hard muscle of his chest. Her face was close to his, foreheads almost touching. They both stared toward the ground as though one glance at each other, in that instant, would ignite something unstoppable.
Gwen could barely catch her breath. She was frightened and furious, but the spicy fragrance of his cologne mixed with his natural musky scent was tremendously enticing, and her body reacted accordingly. His hands held her upper arms in a vice-like grip, holding her in place against him. She bit her lip as their eyes met, their noses touching in a brief, sensual Eskimo kiss. Her whole body thrummed with anticipation, her hands desperate to wander and her hips longing to grind a little closer. Blake made his lips brush against hers and she felt her body quiver at the sensitive touch.
“Why do you always run from me?” His voice was strained.
Gwen moved her head slightly, their noses brushing once more. She closed her eyes for a second to revel in the multitude of sensations. “Because you irritate me so.”
He smiled. “Love, you’re only irritated because you care.”
“No,” she lied.
Former Australian playboy Blake Davenport knows his billionaire brother, David, is capable of anything to ensure he gets what he wants. But manipulating his young daughter’s beautiful teacher into marriage is unacceptable.
Gwen Deveraux is grateful for the invitation to spend Christmas and New Year’s with her beloved student’s family, especially when her handsome host is so eager for her company. After surviving a broken heart, she is finally ready to give love another chance.
But, who with?
The illustrious David Davenport whose real motives seem hidden behind charm? Or his roguish brother, Blake, who has tempted her heart and body from the very moment they met?
Tammy Mannersly is an Australian author based in Brisbane, Queensland. She loves writing romance, has a fondness for animals, is crazy about movies and enjoys a great Happily Ever After. Her passion for writing started from a very young age and lead her to complete a Bachelor Degree in Creative Industries majoring in Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. You can find out more information about Tammy and her work on her website: www.tammymannersly.com or by visiting Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013727268166 and Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/60685325-tammy-mannersly.