“Right.” She tightened her hold on him, loving the way his hips automatically jerked up.
It didn’t take as long this time. He’d only been in her mouth a few minutes when he grabbed the back of her head and started pumping. His mouth opened, swear words liberally ringing over them. And then he groaned, loudly.
It was her only warning but this time, she was ready. Bracing herself, she relaxed her throat and drank him dry.
“Oh god.” James commented as he leaned back down, taking her with him. “Thanks, baby.”
“You’re welcome,” she murmured as she snuggled up against his side. It’d only just downed on her that she was naked. As was he.
It felt weird to be lying there, so close to him and his smooth skin.
Unable to stop herself, she began tracing the tattoos on his neck, on his shoulder. Down, down until she reached the one around his navel. She’d always loved that one. It wasn’t very pretty but it fit him perfectly. She’d nearly licked it earlier but hadn’t had the courage to go with it. Maybe one day she would?
She jumped. “Yes?”
“I haven’t made you come yet.”
“Oh. That’s fine.” No one had made her come in more than ten years. She could take waiting a bit longer.
“No, it’s not.” He drew himself up on his elbow, his gaze on her face. “I’ve been behaving very badly.”
She felt her eyebrows snap together as she frowned. “What?”
“I should have been taking care of you, rather than the contrary. But when the need hits, it’s as if I lose all my control.”
“It’s okay, J, don’t worry.”
“I still owe you.” His left hand appeared on her hip. “Let me make it up to you.” He bent down and pressed his mouth against hers.
* * * *
It was only when his hand found its way between her thighs that she freaked out.
“Don’t!” She clasped her legs together, denying him entrance. “I don’t need you. I mean, I’m fine with you just taking your pleasure so I think we should continue like this.”
“Chloe?” He looked up at her and she was grateful the sheet was still covering her.
It didn’t matter that he’d been learning her curves with his hands. He still hadn’t seen her naked body for more than a few seconds. He obviously hadn’t taken a good look after all, otherwise he still wouldn’t be interested. Right? Her ex’s comments still rang in her head. The reasons why he’d cheated on her: How she wasn’t any good in bed. How he’d always had to think of someone else whenever they’d had sex. Because she just didn’t look hot. Well, hell, she wasn’t hot. Had never been, never will be.
“Baby? Are you okay?” James’s concerned voice reached through the memories and she gasped.
“I’m fine. I need to…to go.” She sat up, dislodging him. “Can you close your eyes?”
“I need to grab my clothes.”
“Why don’t you want me to see you naked?”
“Because.” Her voice broke. “Please, James.”
He nodded and after a final look at her, turned around so his back faced her. “I won’t move until I’ve heard the door close.”
“Thanks,” she mumbled as she slid out of the bed. Quickly gathering her clothes, she held them in front of her and crossed the room. She opened the door, made sure he really wasn’t looking then closed it shut behind her.