“I’ll still be tempted, I just won’t act on it.”
“The power’s back on at my place,” she said casually as she went through her things. “Cody helped me take my food over earlier. We’re going to dinner with Ed, Marianna, Cody and Kali.”
“Ed’s girlfriend.” She dug through her bag, picking out her clothing. “Be back in a few.”
“I’d better get up and dressed.”
“You can stay in bed.”
“Um, if I do—you’ll join me and I’ll make my mother very unhappy.”
Paisley smirked. “Well, we can’t have that.” She flounced out.
Kai got up and got dressed. Much as he would have preferred to indulge himself again, he resisted the urge. He headed downstairs for caffeine. His mother had a pot of coffee brewing. He sat and talked to her while they waited for Paisley.
“That’s what you’re wearing to dinner?” Tempest asked when she walked in the kitchen.
“What’s wrong with what I’m wearing?” He’d put on his best pair of jeans and a new T-shirt.
Tempy made a face, wrinkling her nose. “Thought you might want to make a better impression on Mariana’s brother.” Shrugging, she walked out the backdoor onto the patio.
“Do I look okay?” Kai asked his mother.
“You hesitated. What’s wrong with me?”
“A nicer shirt would help. Wear that new one Grandma sent up from Key West.”
“Mom, I’ll look like a tourist.” The shirt in question was a flamboyant Hawaiian print in red, orange and yellow. Kai wouldn’t be caught dead in it, even as a joke.
“Maybe a nice button down? Or that green polo?”
Kai sighed heavily and walked up to his room. He figured if both his mother and sister said something, Paisley would share the opinion. He wasn’t wrong. He met her at the top of the stairs. Paisley was dressed in a bright yellow dress with puffy sleeves and a high waist that was gathered under her breasts. The neckline scooped low, showing more of her chest than he’d seen before. Dark eyes riveted on her breasts making her blush and him quiver. He couldn’t seem to take his eyes off her.
“Is that what you’re wearing?” her tone mimicked Tempy’s exactly.
“Been through this conversation twice. Changing now, ma’am!” He snapped a salute and spun on his heel. Taking his shirt off, he flung it on the bed as he stalked to his closet.
Kai was out of sorts. Too many days of too little sleep, with an elevated level of lust, he wasn’t his usual, pleasant self. Standing in the doorway of his closet, he glared at his shirts, shoving them aside angrily as he cursed under his breath.
Warm, soft hands clasped his chest, cheek pressed to his bare back and he felt her breasts sear indelible impressions on his shoulder blades.
“For Cody,” she whispered. “We want to make a good impression. Ed’s a nice guy, but we don’t know Kali.”
“I thought I looked fine.”
“Then why’s everyone saying I need to change.”
“Because you looked fine, not terrific.” Paisley he kissed him right between the shoulders.
Kai’s knees nearly gave out on him. His insides melted with that one small caress and his testicles constricted making him moan softly. He couldn’t move. Finding it impossible to think, he stood there glaring at his clothing.
Paisley reached past him, taking a hanger out of the closet. The shirt was lightweight cotton that buttoned up the front. Light blue, khaki and white made a wide plaid pattern. She coaxed his arms into it, setting it squarely on his shoulders. Turning him to face her, she buttoned it up, leaving the top two buttons open. Going to his dresser, she took a beaded hemp necklace from the driftwood hanger and put it around the base of his throat. She finished off the process by kissing him lightly on the lips.
“Now, you’re perfect.”
His hands clasped her around the waist as his mouth covered hers. Kai pulled Paisley close purposely rubbing his hips hard against hers. He wanted her to know what she did to him, how she excited him. He wanted her to melt in his embrace, as he did in hers.
Paisley gasped, blushing as she felt him hard and throbbing against her abdomen. Kai cupped her ass, pulling upward as he mauled her face and neck.
“Don’t think she’s on the menu tonight,” Cody said. He stood in the doorway dressed much the same way as Kai, only his shirt was shades of green with a smaller plaid and his pants were olive green.
With a little eep of distress, Paisley backed away from Kai. Scurrying from the room, she went to the bathroom to fix her make up. Kai took a washcloth and wiped the lipgloss from his face.
“Nice entrance, bro.”
“Nice behavior in Mom’s house,” Cody countered. “What if she’d seen you instead of me?”
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