“Oh, Evie. Why do you want to leave so quickly?” He walked forward and ran his fingers down my shoulder. “Didn’t you have a good time last night?”
“Last night was fun, but that’s not who I am. I don’t sleep with strange men.”
“You slept with me.” He leant forward and sucked on my lower lip. “And I think you enjoyed it. Very much.”
“I…” I paused, unable to lie as my body responded to his touch.
“Do you want to go back to bed?” His tongue licked my lower lip.
“What?” I froze. “Hungry?” I looked towards the door slowly. Was this a test? Was Tyler about to come back into the room? Were they about to ask me if I wanted a threesome? My face burned as I realized that, while I was horrified at the idea, I wasn’t totally against it. A part of me tingled at the anticipation. What would it be like to be with two men? And what did that mean about me? All my life I’d been the good girl. The one boyfriend at a time girl. The no casual sex girl. The only hooking up after three dates girl. Now here I was and all of that meant nothing. I’d had my first one night stand and it had been amazing. The only part that felt bad was my guilt, but I knew that was all on me. That was my good Christian girl shouting at me, telling me that I’d done a bad, bad thing. I didn’t want to think that I’d done a bad thing, but I knew that I was in some sort of purgatory in my thoughts.
“For your body.” Grant said slowly and then looked at the door. “Are you waiting for something?”
“No, no, of course not. Why would you think that?”
“I don’t know.” He shrugged. “You just seem preoccupied.”
“I just, I don’t know. You’re acting crazy and I’m wondering if I’m going to be stuck here forever like Sleeping Beauty or Rapunzel.”
“You know. The girl that was locked in the tower and had to climb down her hair?” My voice trailed off. What was I talking about?
“No I don’t know her.” He grinned. “I don’t have a tower here, but I’ll see what I can do.” He winked at me and pulled me towards him. “I can climb down your…”
“Yes?” Grant’s voice was annoyed as we both turned towards the door.
“I need to talk to you.” Tyler’s voice was stiff and he didn’t look at me as he stepped into the room again. I tried to avoid looking at him. I wasn’t sure why my heart was beating so fast again. There was something about Tyler that I couldn’t resist and I didn’t know why. It confused me inside. And I was confused and worried enough as it was. I desperately wanted to get out of this house, but for some reason Grant didn’t want to let me go. The panic in my head was screaming at me for being so calm. The adrenaline in my veins was telling me to make a run for it. Every fiber of my being was trying to convince me that there was something majorly off in this situation, but I just couldn’t seem to step away. A part of me, a part of me that I didn’t know existed was captivated by the two men I was with. I was caught up in some sort of spell. A part of me liked the hint of danger that I felt. That was a part of me that I wanted to shake out of me, but I couldn’t.
“What do you want?” Grant’s voice was frustrated as he looked at me for a brief second. There was unabashed lust in his eyes and my body cried out in remembrance of the previous night.
“We have a problem.” Tyler pursed his lips. “We need to talk. Now.”
“Fine.” Grant let out a huge sigh. “I’ll be back.”
“Go and have a shower, Evie.” Tyler said to me softly.
“What?” I stared at him in confusion.
“Go and have a shower and get dressed.” He ordered me as Grant walked out of the room.
“Who do you think you are?” I said softly, not getting why he thought he could boss me around.
“I don’t think, I know.” He took a step towards me. “If you know what’s good for you, you will go and have a shower and put some clothes on.”
“Because that way, you don’t have to sleep with Grant again.”
“What?” My voice rose.
“Everything okay?” Grant looked back into the room. “What’s going on?”
“Evie’s just telling me what she wants for breakfast.” Tyler didn’t even look back at Grant. “Go down to the study and I’ll meet you there.” He looked back at me for a few seconds and I could feel my chest rising quickly as I stared at his face. In this moment, I could see the ex-cop in him.
“Why did you leave the police force?” I asked him softly.
“What?” He frowned.
“Was it because you didn’t like having to take orders?” I rolled my eyes. “You seem to think you can just boss everyone around. I’m surprised Grant lets you talk to him like that. You seem so insubordinate.”
“You think so?” He grinned at me. That wasn’t the response I’d been expecting to receive. His grin surprised me and delighted something in my soul. He was truly in a state of delight at my comments. His eyes were light and almost jumping at me. The smile on his face took me aback. It took him from a serious, hard man to an even more sexy and humorous figure. Why did he have to be so sexy?
“If you were my employee, you’d be fired for the way you talk to me.”
“It’s a good thing I’m not your employee then.”
“I hope that Grant doesn’t fire you in the study.” I gave him a wide smile, showing him that I meant the opposite of what I said.
“I don’t think I have to worry about that.” He laughed and ran a finger down my cheek. “If he fired me, I wouldn’t be able to do this.”
“You shouldn’t be doing that anyway.” I gasped as we stood there staring at each other. “You shouldn’t be touching me.”
“Tyler, I’m here with your boss!” I pursed my lips and stepped back. “You’re being highly inappropriate.”
“You shouldn’t be touching me or propositioning me.”
“I’ve propositioned you?”
“You want to sleep with me!”
“What’s wrong with that?” He winked at me and licked his lips.