Jessica was nervous all week about their date. She hoped she made the right choice by agreeing to a date with him, but it’d been a while since she’d gone out with anyone. Especially a guy she thought she could really like.
Cal didn’t give any indication where they would go so Jessica played it safe and wore her favorite pair of jeans and a flirty green top that set off her dark hair. When she looked in the mirror she realized the shirt would match Cal’s eyes and smiled to herself as she applied mascara and lipgloss.
He was right on time, which was important to Jessica. She was a little surprised to see he was driving a beat up old Honda instead of a flashy car from the dealership.
“Hi,” Cal said when Jessica walked out of her apartment. “You look beautiful.”
She could tell he was nervous and knew it would be better to help him relax. The devilish side of her wanted to make him squirm but she wasn’t sure how far she could push before he gave up on her and bolted.
“Thanks. So do you. Should we go?”
Cal nodded and opened Jessica’s door for her. One point in his favor, she mentally calculated. Maybe two since he was there and not asking her about why she changed her mind.
Out on the road Jessica asked, “Where are we going?” Jessica hated surprises so she hoped he wasn’t planning some big thing that she was going to be mad about.
“It’s a surprise,” Cal teased and Jessica groaned. “You don’t like surprises?”
“Actually no. Sorry. I guess it’s part of my control freak tendencies, but I hate surprises. It was hard enough not to call you and ask where we were going before you picked me up.”
Cal grinned and Jessica tried to relax. She hoped he confession would prompt him to reveal their destination but it didn’t, and she wasn’t too thrilled about that.
“What if you gave me some hints and I tried to guess?” Jessica tried.
Cal looked over at her, a thoughtful look on his beautiful face. Jessica took a moment to study him, sending up a quick prayer of thanks that he called her and gave her another chance. He was cute and kind and had the potential to be fun to be with. Jessica just hoped her gut was right with this one.
“Twenty questions. That’s all you get.”
“I’ll take it. Is it indoor?”
“Okay, outside. Is it an event?”
Jessica racked her brain for any outdoor events that were going on. She knew there were a few but wasn’t sure he’d take her someplace she thought of offhand. For some reason she told herself he was more creative.
“Am I dressed okay?”
Cal’s eyes travelled her body and she heated under his appreciative glance. “Yes,” he answered, sounding a little uncomfortable. Hmm, that could be a good way to distract him.
“Would it be better it I wore a skirt?”
Cal glanced at her legs, encased in jeans, and hummed his approval. “What was that?” Jessica asked.
“Yes,” he sighed.
“Should we go back to my place and get rid of my jeans?”
Cal forgot all about the road and focused on Jessica. She gave him her best pouty face, batted her eyelashes, and toyed with him. He was hot, and it’d been a while since she’d had someone help relieve the ache between her legs.
The rumble of something under the tires drew Cal’s attention back to the road. He’d been drifting off the road and was inches from hitting the guardrail. Jessica screamed and Cal jerked the wheel to bring the car back onto the road. His quick movement sent the car into the lane next to them and he nearly hit another car. He jerked the wheel again and sent the car flying back toward the guardrail.
With Jessica still screaming, Cal finally managed to get the car to go straight. She wasn’t even sure how he did it, but he avoided hitting everything. She felt the car slowing down and Cal drifted back to the side of the road again. Tension crept up her spine and she fought the urge to scream again.
When Cal got the car safely to the side of the road and stopped, he unclipped his seat belt and pulled Jessica into his arms. “Jesus, I’m sorry. Are you okay?”
Jessica clung to him as if her life were hanging in the balance, knowing only moments ago it was. She was trembling and terrified. Maybe the date was a bad idea.
“I don’t know. I… shit, that was scary.”
“I know. I’m sorry. I shouldn’t have done that. You were just so damn sexy and I couldn’t stop looking at you. Are you okay? Would you rather I take you home? And not because I’m trying to get you out of those jeans.”
Jessica laughed nervously, letting herself slide back into their playful banter. “Are you saying you don’t want to get me out of my jeans?”
Cal huffed out a laugh and tightened his grip on her. “Oh, I definitely want you out of those jeans.”
He nuzzled against her ear and nibbled, sending sparks of awareness straight through her body. She moaned softly, turned on as much by his words as his actions. His hand slid down to her hip and squeezed, telling her he was just as affected.
“Kiss me,” she whispered in his ear.
Cal didn’t take him time obliging her. His lips were on hers as she finished speaking. Hot and wet and firm. Her lips were still parted from her words and Cal took advantage, sliding his tongue deep into her mouth.
Jessica clutched him, returning every swipe of his tongue with one of her own. His hand tangled in her hair, angling her head so he could kiss her deeper. The deep rumble of his approval made her whole body tremble and she held him tighter.
His kiss was nothing like Jessica had ever felt. It was as though he’d been kissing her his whole life, knowing just how much pressure to use so their teeth didn’t hit, his tongue dancing in her mouth as easily as her own did, his hands touching her body in all the right places for a first kiss.
Shockingly, Jessica wanted more. She wanted to lay her seat back and feel him on top of her. She wanted to take him back to her place and see where else on her body he could kiss with such delicious passion. For once, she wanted to throw away all her caution and just live.
“I think we should go back to my place,” she whispered when they came up for air. “All of a sudden these jeans feel too restrictive.”
Cal froze, his lips still against the skin on her neck. His heavy breathing was sending hot air over her skin and making her want him more. “Are you sure?”
“Absolutely. Unless you’re dying to go on our date,” she teased.
“Fuck no, there’s a baseball game almost every night. We can catch another one.”
Jessica smiled at him, she loved baseball and was shocked he was going to take her to a game. “A night not filled with car accidents and too much heat.”
Cal grinned at her then started the car back up and headed back to Jessica’s.
How will their night end? Stay tuned…