“You’re forgiven, for now.” Caterina lowered her lashes coquettishly. “At least you will be if you help with the dishes.”
Kade didn’t know if he was punchy from the good food or spending time with close friends, but a little of the devil danced in him as he stepped close behind Caterina, pinning her against the sink with his big body. He bent down so his breath stirred the raven curls along her neck and stuck his hands in the sink, essentially boxing her in with his thickly muscled arms.
“How’s this?” he asked in a husky voice, wondering what had possessed him to get this close to the beguiling woman. He didn’t have a thought in his head except how much he wanted to kiss her.
“I… uh… oh, my!” Caterina stuttered, completely rattled by Kade’s close proximity. Heat from his body penetrated her back while his inviting scent enveloped her senses.
When he ran his hands over hers beneath the soapy water, it suddenly became a tub of sleek oils instead of a sink full of dirty dishes.
Biting her lip, she fought against the wild, exciting, and terrifying sensations Kade stirred in her. Utterly foreign, they weren’t altogether unwelcome.
“Kade, I think you better…” When she turned her head to speak to him, his bright green gaze mesmerized her, cutting off her ability to speak. Lowering her lashes, she felt the warmth of his breath on her face seconds before his lips caressed hers.