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Saturday 11 January 2014

#MySexySaturday Justify My Love

Welcome to the 31st week of My Sexy Saturday and our first Saturday of 2014.
Justify my sexy…bet you’re wondering just what I mean. Well, the feeling is that every sexy moment needs to happen naturally between the characters. The books that just have those sex scenes added as an afterthought or just plunked down to fill a quota, generally aren’t the best. Here at MSS, we aim to bring you the best sexy moments ever put to page.

Those moments could be a moonlit walk on the beach, a romantic dinner, flying a spaceship where your hero has been forced to be with the same tempting person for days. It could be two lovers gazing at those stars and dreaming of space travel…or a backyard pool…each and ever moment is important to the characters and the readers.

Readers want to see all those special places and moments. They love the first kiss, the first time the characters make love or are just aware of each other. It can be the look shared across the room, the nerd who makes our heart pound, the construction worker who can’t wait to get in our hot tub or the fireman that we bought at the charity auction. Sexy has nothing to do with looks or status or even wealth. It doesn’t demand perfection and it isn’t pretentious but it does make us want to read those books.
We know that everyone has their own idea of sexy and we all love sexy!

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For this week's My Sexy Saturday I decided on a snippet from The Best of Both Worlds (mff ménage contemporary erotic romance)

 Single white female seeks perfect couple…
After participating in a threesome with her boyfriend and a female schoolmate, Antoinette Oakes finds herself alone. But Toni is less upset by the loss of her boyfriend than she is by the realization that her idea of the perfect relationship requires two people. A man and a woman.
The week before graduation, in the midst of setting up job interviews and apartment hunting in New York, Toni is summoned back home to Manchester, Georgia—a place she swore she’d never return to—and to a father she has no desire to see. The last thing Toni expects is to rekindle old feelings for her high school beau, Griffin, let alone reawaken a past infatuation with her former best girlfriend, Avery, with whom she once shared a passionate kiss and a little bit more.
But keeping her eye on the ultimate prize, Toni is determined to move to New York, where the impossible dream of finding that perfect couple just might be possible. Something the small town intolerant community she grew up in would never understand. Toni wants the best of both worlds and will settle for nothing less, even if that means leaving Griffin and Avery behind, for a second time.
This Excerpt follows up from my last Sexy Saturday post before the Christmas break
He sat down beside me, not even saying a word, and pulled me into his strong arms. I gave into the misery that hounded me. And just like always, Griff let me and he was there for me. I didn’t have to be tough. I didn’t have to do it alone. Not when I was with him. He’d shoulder it all if he could and I knew it.

Griff stretched out, his back on the blanket. He coaxed me into his chest and just let me cry it out. Stroking my hair and wiping my face, he mumbled little words of comfort and kissed my forehead, just waiting me out. As I calmed I listened to the slow and steady beat of his heart under my ear. How many afternoons had I spent, just like this, wishing we could stay like that forever?

I took a deep breath and lifted up on my elbow so that I could see him and my heart twisted in my chest when I gazed into that rugged, beloved face and saw trails of moisture down his cheeks. I wiped them away. I didn’t want to hurt him again. Not him.

“This is what I came here looking for,” I admitted.

“To the creek? Or back to Manchester?”

Good question. Leave it to Griff to point out the obvious. Could I
have subconsciously wanted this all along? When Everett called, had I jumped at the chance to come back home?

I smiled tremulously. “Maybe both. I don’t know.”

“I don’t think you came back here for your daddy, Annie. You don’t owe that man a thing and there’s no love lost between the two of you. But your heart is here. Whether you want to believe it or not. You went off, you did your thing. And here you are. In my arms again. Where you belong.”

“Is it?” I honestly didn’t know. I’d never felt like I belonged anywhere.

“And don’t tell me you don’t fit,” he began as if he’d read my mind. “Nothing fits better than you and me. When I’m holding you, when your head is on my chest? Is there anything that feels like that? Did you find that when you were looking for yourself out there? No. You didn’t. Or you wouldn’t be here right now.”

I didn’t want to get into that with him. My thoughts were one big cluster fuck inside my head.

I played with the button on his plaid shirt. “How’d you know?” I asked quietly. “That I needed you?”

He shrugged a broad shoulder. “I always knew.”

I put my head back on his chest and we snuggled down. We spent hours there just nestled in our own little place.

“I love you,” I said quietly.

I didn’t think he was going to reply.


That one simple word pierced me right through the heart.

The Best of Both Worlds available now at Totally Bound (Available at most other vendors January 17) the sequel to Streetlight People

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  1. Very emotionally intense moment. It makes me wonder how Griff will handle her desire to have a female in their relationship.