Series: The Essiens #6
Author: Kiru Taye
Genre: Adult, Erotic Romance
Coming: April 1, 2017
|Violence marked Freddie Edun’s early years. Coming to work for the Essiens saved him from the angry young man he was and gave him focus. Now he’s walking the path of success and partnership in Banks Security business is within reach. He just has to seal this deal with a potential client first. Until he meets the client’s wife and the deal becomes at risk of taking a nose dive.
Kike Ogun married young to a man who dazzled her with his bogus charm. She’s lived like a caged bird for many years but with a looming milestone birthday on the horizon she is determined to walk a new path of self-love. If she could just ignore the electrifying and forbidden attraction she feels towards a younger man from the first moment they meet.
With a devious ex who refuses to let go, she’s going to need help—Freddie’s protection—to stay alive long enough to celebrate her upcoming birthday. And she’s going to have to give in to her dark passion for him and finally unleash the natural woman inside. If it’s only sex, then what’s love got to do it?
Freddie Excerpt © Kiru Taye 2017
He blocked her path.
“Move out of my way,” her voice came out halting, and her head bowed. She swiped a hand across her cheeks.
Was she crying?
“Kike, please. Look at me.”
She sucked in a deep breath and lifted her head. Beautiful long dark lashes and black kohl framed almond-shaped eyes tinged with red.
Shit. She’d been crying.
He settled his hands on her shoulders.
“I’m sorry.” He didn’t know what he was apologising for, except that something told him he’d upset her.
“Why the hell are you sorry?”
He shrugged. “I don’t like to see you upset.”
“It’s nothing for you to worry about. I shouldn’t have come here. It was a mistake.”
“No. It wasn’t. You want to be here, and I want you to be here.” What was he saying? Her coming here wasn’t a good thing unless she’d come to speak to him about the security job. But the look in her eyes told him that wasn’t the reason she’d come.
“No, you don’t. You have a girlfriend. She’s upstairs waiting for you.” She gave a heavy sigh as her shoulders slumped.
A twist in his gut indicated he needed to correct her assumption. It shouldn’t matter in the scheme of things. He wanted her to know the truth about him. “Bukky is not my girlfriend.”
Her eyes went wide. Then they flashed fury as her hands balled into fists. “Don’t you dare lie to me.”
She raised her arms, shaking his hands off her shoulders. “I caught you with her, remember?”
He raised his palms to placate her. “Hey, listen to me. Yes, Bukky and I fuck each other. But she’s not my girlfriend. Come upstairs. I’ll send her home.”
|Kiru is the award winning author of His Treasure. She writes sensual and passionate multicultural romance stories set mostly in Africa. When she’s not writing you can find her either immersed in a good book or catching up with friends and family. She currently lives in the South of England with her husband and three children.