Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Peek into Getting Down to Business

Mariel doesn’t take risks. Even though her promotion now has her on equal footing with Tadd, the star of her fantasies, a failed office romance has “disaster” written all over it; personally and professionally. Having him as a buddy during the day and an insatiable lover in the safety of her dreams at night, is definitely the way to go.

On a snowy, icy, Friday night, car problems and a tiny bit of intervention from Mari’s best friend provide Tadd with the opportunity he’s been waiting six long months for. He and Mariel will finally get down to business.

Getting Down To Business
copyright Tessie Bradford 2012

“Dating could mess up our friendship and our careers, Tadd.”

“That’s not going to happen, Mari. We’ve already got something real special going on, and it’s way past time for us to see what the future holds.”

There was no warning before the left front tire got snagged in a pot hole, sending the SUV careening sideways. “Hold on, sweetheart,” Tadd warned as he navigated what he suspected wasn’t going to be their only three-sixty spin. There was no hope to gain traction under these conditions. His only option was to maintain as much of a controlled slide as possible. Out of the corner of his eye, he saw her brace her hands on the dashboard, but she didn’t cry out or visibly panic.

Carefully adjusting the steering wheel to stay with the spin and allowing the antilock brakes to do their job, Tadd finally brought the SUV to a stop about ten feet off the edge of the road. Amazingly, they only grazed one of the many trees with the back bumper.

“That was entertaining,” Mari whispered.

Tadd unhooked his seatbelt and reached over to ease Mari’s hands off the dash. Her fingers wrapped tightly around his, and he felt her tremble. He leaned forward and brushed her lips with his, intending the kiss to be one of comfort, but the moment their mouths touched, he was lost.

Tadd let go of her hands and gathered her as close as possible in the awkward space. She wrapped her arms around his waist. He cradled the back of her head, tasting and teasing her lips before coaxing them open and deepening the kiss. His cock flared to life at the first stroke of her tongue along his. She whimpered then proceeded to return the kiss with such enthusiasm Tadd was sure he’d died and gone straight to heaven. This was the Mariel he’d been dreaming of for years; hot, horny and all his.

“Hell, yes,” he exclaimed when he reluctantly ended the kiss so they could get some much needed air. “God, you’re incredible, Mari. I’m going to make love to you until we both can’t stand up straight.”

Mari struggled to get her racing heartbeat under control as desire pulsed through her like wildfire. She’d never been so turned on in her entire life. “I’m game for hopping over into the seat,” she suggested, kissing across his cheek to his chin. Tadd’s deep, sexy laugh reverberated all the way to her clit.

“I promise we’ll have car sex in the spring, sweetheart.” He captured her mouth in another searing, albeit brief, kiss. “But the first order of business is us getting out of this storm. How far of a walk do we have?”

“I’m not sure, but it’s not short. Mine’s the third driveway up there, and my house is way back off the road.”

“Well, the faster we get moving, the sooner we can get down to some serious loving.”

GDTB releases March 14, 2012!

Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day~


  1. Tessie, you're quiet, but obviously busy. I'm so excited about the new book. I love your stories. :)

  2. Tessie is very busy! She's been getting down to business too... lol
    Mari and Tadd's story is so sexy and believable. This is a must read.
    XXOO Kat

  3. Oooh, Tessie! Yes! The story sounds great and the cover is to die for!

  4. Good afternoon, ladies!!!
    Things have been so crazy busy I'm barely keeping my head above water!! Thank goodness I finished GDTB before Christmas because authoring so far in 2012 just ain't happening!! (shhh, don't tell my publishers).

  5. Thanks, Fran! I had a ball writing this one.


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