I leaned across the centre of the car and placed my palm against the side of his throat, under his jaw, the slight five o’clock shadow scratching my hand. It tingled from the contact. I tingled from the contact. It was amazing I wasn’t throwing my leg over his lap and slobbering over him in heat.
Carefully, as he watched my action with soft eyes, I moved in and pressed my lips firmly against his.
He did nothing, didn’t reach out, and didn’t pull me any closer. His lips shifted under mine and kissed me back sweetly.
There was zing, but it was tamed and under my control. I swiped my tongue along his sealed lips.
Jai tilted his chin down, breaking the contact. “It sucks when you kiss someone and they do nothing.”
Before I could say anything his right hand landed on my ribs, and left came up to cradle the back of my skull. Then he was kissing me. Without restraint.
If I had liked how he had kissed me before, sweetly responding to my advances and my pace... this... there were no words for it... this was a real kiss. I gasped and leaned in against him, wanting more of his insistent pressure, opening my lips to grant his tongue access. My whole body reacted and rocked in the car seat.
I wanted him to touch me... all over. Stroke my bare skin with his hands. Followed by kisses; everywhere.
My hand curled around his neck and the other lifted to his shoulder where it bunched the shirt, ready to rip it away.
He pushed back, his chest now over in my area and so close to meeting mine the heat from him vibrating off and rolling over and through the fabric of my shirt.
I gasped as his right hand slid up and groped my breast. My nipple hardened. My ovaries screamed and started to beg, encouraging my hips to buck and seek him. But the middle console of the car stopped me.
I pressed my palms into him and shoved slightly, breaking our contact.
“You have to stop,” he whispered and surged forward, kissing me hungrily again.
“I have.” I laughed and kissed back.
Gasping I pulled back and looked him in the eyes... those gorgeous soft bedroom eyes that were begging... oh Jesus Christ. “Jesus.”
He blinked. “No, Jai. But I’ll take the compliment.”
Groaning I closed my eyes and shook my head. “That’s not what I meant... never mind.”
“You should probably stop.”
I peered at him. “Trying to get rid of me?”
“No... just I don’t want you doing something you’ll regret after. Which is likely to happen. In this car.” He was so intense in his stare.
I wanted to tell him yes, let’s just go with the feelings and do whatever comes next... but, no. Several gasps of air, I pulled further away and released my hold on him. No, I didn’t want to be that intimate with him just yet. Not with knowing so little about him... or trusting him. My guard came back up, though not completely.
His hands let go and though they moved back towards his side of the car, they stayed on the edge, almost like they were ready to be of service again.
“I should probably get going,” I struggled to push the words out.
He looked pained. “You’re ditching me? I said stop not leave.”
Smiling I reached for the door handle. “Thank you for the lovely night and for the cheesecake,” I waved my hand to the empty box now sitting on the dash, forks poking out.
But if I stay I don’t think I can say no. “Jai...”
“Until next time.” Not risking it, I didn’t lean in for a quick kiss goodbye. I grabbed my bag, opened the door and flew out, slamming it shut after me. Wincing I hurried over to my little automobile.
Deep gulps of cold air. Clear out the mind. You are not delirious.
Still I could smell him on me, my tongue flicked out over my lips and there he was, tasting delicious.
I climbed into my car, shivering from the cold and from the come down from such a high. How could someone affect me so much?
I turned the car on, flicked on my lights and pulled from my spot. I looked over and saw him doing the same. Had he waited for me? Making sure I left safely? Or was he cleaning up after the cheesecake in his car?
No matter what it made me grin giddily and turn right as I left the parking lot.
In the rear vision I watched Jai turn his car left.