DESIGNED ENCOUNTER erotic romance by Samantha Gentry
“What would you say to tackling an all day adventure?”
She tilted her head and shot him a curious look. “What kind of adventure?”
“How’s your adventurous spirit? Let’s head out and see where we end up. Are you game?”
He didn’t have a specific destination in mind, but the where didn’t matter as long as he could spend more time with her. It was what he wanted, and the fact that he wanted it was the part that bothered him. They had known each other for several weeks and become friends. But he now found himself in a place he’d never been before and wasn’t sure how to navigate through the unfamiliar territory.
“Come on, let’s get out of here.” He put his arm around her shoulders as they walked to the parking lot. He reluctantly admitted how comfortable it felt, how natural.
A few minutes later they arrived at Maddie’s house. Trent pulled into the driveway behind her. She got out of her car and started for the front porch, then turned around and called to him.
“I want to get my camera, then I’m ready to go.”
He followed her into the house, pausing a moment as he tried to condense his scattered thoughts into words. “And maybe you should pack an overnight bag…just in case.”
Genuine surprise covered her face. “In case of what?”
He pulled her into his arms and brushed a tender kiss across her lips, then a second kiss that lasted a little longer. “In case we find some charming little country inn and decide we want to spend the night.” His words came out in a soft whisper, his voice holding a sexy edge as he continued to hold her in his arms.
“You didn’t ask if I had plans for tonight or tomorrow, only today.”
Her words cut through him. She was right, he never mentioned that. The truth being, in his mind, he had already included over night as part of today. Would it be more accurate to have described his confidence of a few moments ago as over confidence? It had never occurred to him that she might already be seeing someone, especially after their night of torrid sex.
He tried to dismiss the thought. She wasn’t the type of woman to have sex with someone she wasn’t even dating while being involved with someone else. But still…that didn’t mean she didn’t have a date for that night. He didn’t like the uncomfortable feeling of doubt that had suddenly assaulted his senses. Uncomfortable and unfamiliar. Uncertainty and doubt weren’t part of his makeup, yet one night in her bed and she had him turned inside out. What in the world would two nights do?
DESIGNED ENCOUNTER by Samantha Gentry is available from The Wilder Roses (the Scarlet Rose line of erotic romance at The Wild Rose Press. www.wilderroses.com Additional excerpts on my website www.samanthagentry.com
BLURB: A temporary building project has kept architect Trent Reynolds and interior designer Maddie Sloan from acting on a sizzling mutual attraction. As the assignment comes to a successful conclusion, business makes room for hot, scintillating pleasure. But while Maddie has designs on a long term commitment, Trent has blueprints for a no-strings-attached deal. Can a weekend encounter at a romantic seaside inn persuade Trent to Maddie’s way of thinking?