Eve was blown away by the sight of Nico. There was no denying how much he wanted her, something that turned her on more than any man had in longer than she cared to admit. His ferocious look and wild eyes made her feel sexy and powerful. He approached her like a wild animal, dangerous and out of control. Eve knew his control was slipping every time she gasped but she couldn’t stop. With every word her bathing suit grew wetter and wetter between her legs, and she was more and more surprised by his attraction to her.
As he approached her, fists clenched at his sides, cock straining against his shorts, muscles rippling with tension, Eve knew she’d never seen a man who was sexier.
Lusting after her professor hadn’t been the greatest of ideas, but teasing him was definitely looking like a good one. Her eyes widened as Nico moved closer, each step bringing more of him out of focus as she strained to look up into his eyes. When he leaned over her a grin tugged at the corners of her mouth. She liked seeing him look like he was ready to ravish her, and she liked the idea of him doing just that.
His knees hit the soft sand beside her chair and he kept moving closer. When he was just a breath away, he stopped and said, “I’m not sure you know what you’re getting into Ms. Martinez.”
“Oh, I’m pretty sure I know exactly what I’m trying to get into, Nico,” she said with a glance at the massive bulge in his shorts.
Eve surprised herself with how forward she was being, but she couldn’t stop herself from flirting with Nico. It’d been a long time since a man looked at her with such want, such desire, that she couldn’t bottle up what she was feeling. He made her feel bold, sexy, and more like a woman than she’d felt in a long time.
“Then maybe I should try out calling you Eve. After all, in less than a minute I plan on knowing exactly what that succulent mouth of yours tastes like, Eve,” he said, rolling her name off his lips as though he were already tasting her.
Eve gasped, an involuntary reaction to how her name sounded on his lips. With her gasp came his lips, the softest of touches against her own. A tentative first kiss, unlike the man himself, Eve knew he was simply warming her up. She exhaled softly, content with the gentle kiss as her body reacted like he’d touched her with more than just his lips. She wanted him to, dear God, how she wanted him to, but she was painfully aware that they weren’t alone, and they weren’t in a private place.
As if defining her thoughts, a whistle sounded from behind them, loud and shrill through the air. Nico broke away from her ever so slightly and dropped his forehead to hers. “I’d almost forgotten about them. Dammit.” His eyes pierced hers, holding her in place as though she could, or would, dare move. “This isn’t over, Eve.”
Goosebumps covered her body as a rush of cool air found her. Her nipples went from happy to painfully erect and her bathing suit felt as though she’d wet her pants. She didn’t want things to stop with a kiss, especially one as chaste as they’d shared, but she couldn’t deny that it blew her away. Not once had Eve been kissed so sweetly and burned so badly for it to never end.
“I hope not, Nico,” she teased as he stood up. He offered her his hand and she let him help her stand.
“I think I should get in the water before I embarrass myself. Would you care to join me?”
Eve followed Nico to the water’s edge and right out into the lake. He introduced her to his brother, Caleb, and Ms. Perfect Boobs, whose name was Denise. The four of them spent the rest of the afternoon swimming, floating on inner tubes, and basking in the sun. As dark approached, Eve knew her day with Nico would end. She wouldn’t get another day with him. Eve was certain of that. The idea brought a sadness to her she hadn’t felt in years.
“Hey, we’re going for pizza and beer. Are you joining us?” Nico asked as they pulled dry clothes over wet bathing suits.
“No,” Eve said sadly. “It’s time for me to get home.”
“Another time then,” Nico said, his brow furrowed, not knowing why Eve would brush him off after a day together. She wished she could explain, but it wouldn’t do any good. Nico wouldn’t understand, just like no other man understood. It was her burden to carry, and she’d long ago accepted that she would carry it alone.
“I don’t think so, but today was wonderful. I’ll never forget it.”
Eve stood and gathered her things, knowing Nico was watching her. She wanted to add a swing to her hips or shake her ass for him, but there wasn’t any point. In a few minutes she would be walking away and he would let her go.
“Why do I feel like you’re dumping me, or pushing me away? I thought today was special. We connected. Why now are you turning away from me?”
Eve shook her head, knowing it wouldn’t matter. She could let him think what he wanted or she could tell him the truth. Either way, the day was all they’d had, and all they’d ever have.
“Do you really want to know why? Because once you find out, you’ll never see me the same.”