The Great Pick Up Line featuring
Rough Rider by Victoria Vane
“Feeling any better?” she asked after a bit.
“Yeah,” he said. “You’ve got great hands, Red. Feel free to put them on my body anytime.”
“Yeah?” Pause. “How’s the shoulder?”
“Real stiff.” Like my dick. His early words of warning to Janice came back to haunt him with an erection-sustaining vengeance. Soft, warm, and vanilla-smelling Janice sure as hell wasn’t a troll.
“Oh?” He detected the smile in her voice. “Want me to try and work the kinks out for you?”
She took the cloth away and their eyes met. He’d never given Janice’s eyes a good look before. Couldn’t even have said what color they were—until now. Warm brown with tiny flecks of gold. Her cheeks colored. They had tiny flecks too. Freckles. Sun kisses, his grandma used to call them.
She broke eye contact first. “Can you sit up?”
“Yeah, I can sit,” he replied.
She opened her legs and crooked her fingers, gesturing that he should position himself between them. He hesitated, wondering if it was a good idea to put his ass that close to her soft, bare thighs.
She regarded him with a wrinkled brow. “Do you want me to try that shoulder? Or not?”
“Yeah.” He moved into position, figuring the case would be a lot worse if she positioned her ass between his thighs, but changed his mind a minute later. No matter whose ass or thighs went where, the position was pretty damned intimate.
Her hands began at his neck, her thumbs circling firm but gentle over his spine. He let his head drop to his chest with a groan. Holy shit, that felt good. Damned good.
She slid her hands a bit lower, her fingers probing deeper into his shoulder muscles. Her hands were strong, and confident, delivering a medicinal mix of pleasure and pain. He’d never had anyone touch him like this—not even Rachel. And his body responded to it.
“You’d better stop that now, Red.” Standing up would only make his condition more evident so he scooted forward, away from her reach.
“Did I hurt you?” she asked.
“No,” he replied tightly. “I just don’t want it to end up the other way around.”
“What do you mean?”
“I told you, a man and woman can’t be friends. Sooner or later he’ll want to get into her jeans. Maybe you didn’t mean to, but you got me achin’ to do just that.”
“Aching?” she repeatedly dumbly.
“Yeah, Red…as in blue balls.” He shifted in growing discomfort knowing he’d get no relief tonight. “Maybe you should climb up into that gooseneck now.”
“Is that what you want me to do?”
“What I want?” He gave a deprecating laugh. “You shouldn’t ask questions like that, sweetheart. You’ll never get the truth out of a man with a hard-on.”
Rough Riders by Victoria Vane
ROUGH RIDER by VICTORIA VANE (February 3, 2015)
Two wary hearts … Janice Combes has two loves, bucking bulls and Dirk Knowlton. But Dirk only has eyes for a dazzling rodeo queen. How can Janice ever compete while mired ankle-deep in manure? Exchanging playful banter with Dirk is all Janice can expect-until the stormy night he knocks on her door dripping wet and needing a place to crash.
Different Dreams… Dirk Knowlton is living the cowboy dream. Life should be good-roping, branding, backing broncs, riding bulls, but there’s a void he can’t seem to fill. After getting hung up by a bull, he wonders if this is really the life he wants. Restless and rebellious, he bolts…but there’s a certain cowgirl he can’t forget.
When a battle-scarred Dirk returns to his Montana ranch he’s determined to hang on at any cost. Janice has come back home to lick her own wounds. When old dreams turn to dust, can two wary hearts take another chance on love?
HOT COWBOY NIGHT SERIES by VICTORIA VANE
SLOW HAND- NOV 2014
ROUGH RIDER- FEB 2015
SHARP SHOOTER- JUN 2015
SILVER TONGUE – NOV. 2015
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