Pulling my thumb from my lips I replied, “I’m just getting started, hot stuff.”
He backed away and stared at me before giving me a giant smile. “I may have met my match with you, Mia.”
“I’ll drink to that.” I couldn’t help but smile. I forgot how much fun it could be to flirt with someone, especially when they were handsome and a smooth talker.
He made it easy and made me feel sexy.
At work I never felt sexy wearing my drab scrubs, knee length lab coat, and my hair up in a ponytail. I looked half dead by the time my shift ended at the hospital.
“Shot?” he asked.
“I’ve given thousands,” I replied, laughing at my hospital humor.
“You’re difficult, Mia.” He eyed me as he fiddled with the beer.
“You have no idea, Michael.” I laughed, wanting to throw myself at him and give in to any wild sexual ideas he currently had, but I wouldn’t allow myself to be so reckless. “What do you have in mind?”
He looked me straight in the eye and didn’t crack a smile. “Blue balls.”
“Seems like a personal problem. I could write you a prescription for something, if you’d like.”
“Um, fuck no to a prescription, but I’m sure it’s nothing you couldn’t fix.” He smirked. “Wanna help me out?”
I leaned forward, my lips almost touching his I said, “Usually when someone walks in with an erection that won’t subside, we drain the fluid with a very large needle. I’m a pro. Interested in seeing my skills first hand?”
His mouth hung open as he gaped. “That’s just inhumane. I mean Jesus, Mia, how could you do that to another human being?” He stepped back, shaking his head.
“Better than it having to be amputated from lack of circulation. So what did you want to drink again?” I smiled until my cheek muscles ached. I couldn’t remember the last time I smiled or laughed as much as I had with him tonight.
“Lemon Drop. Let’s skip the Blue Balls,” he said swallowing hard, probably still reeling from the thought of the long needle in his dick.
“Good choice and they’re my favorite.”
“I gotcha.” He looked away and motioned to the bartender.
I studied him as he ordered our drinks. Without talking to him I’d think he was just another meathead muscle guy without the ability to think quickly and hold a witty conversation, but I would’ve been dead wrong.
Michael was a conundrum to me – brains, brawn, and beauty. His eyes moved in my direction for a moment, but his attention was drawn away from me by the clinking of the glasses on the bar.
Grinning, he slid the clear liquid in front of me. “What shall we drink to?” he asked as he placed the sugar soaked lemons in between us.
“To blue balls?” I asked, holding up the shot glass.
“Fuck that shit. Don’t ever mention that to me again,” he said, picking up his glass. “To new beginnings.” He raised his glass and tapped it against mine.
Warmth cascaded throughout my body before the liquid ever touched my lips. I didn’t want to read into his words and feel like a fool, but the thought of getting to know this sexy as hell man made my toes curl. “Cheers.”
Watching him over the rim, he stared at me, never wavering, and winked as the liquid slid down my throat. It burned for a moment and I winced from the vodka before I slammed the glass down. I reached for the lemon, needing something to cover the taste of the vodka. He was one step ahead of me and already had the lemon in his hand holding it.
I blinked slowly. The martini and shot coursing through my system was already starting to cloud my vision. Opening my lips, I stuck out my tongue and waited for him to place the lemon on it.
I closed my lips around his fingers as the sugar made my mouth water. Running my tongue across the coarse pads of his fingers, I sucked the juice and swallowed. His eyes narrowed as he watched my mouth with parted lips.
I had him right where I wanted him. Two could play games.
“Fuck me,” he muttered and looked away as I opened my lips allowing his fingers to slide out.
“You okay? You look a little off.” I covered my mouth with my hand, trying to hide my laughter.
He leaned in, brushing the hair away from my shoulder. “If you keep that shit up I’m going to find another way to occupy your mouth.”
I’d like to say it was the alcohol that caused him to have that effect on me, but I’d be lying. “I don’t know what you mean.”
He wrapped his fingers around the back of my neck, bringing his lips within centimeters of mine. “You know exactly what you’re doing to me. Let’s not play games here, Mia.” He searched my eyes.
I could feel his warm breath against my lips and my heart pounded in my chest faster than the rhythm of the music. Looking into his eyes without blinking, I melted against him. “Who said I’m playing, Michael.”
I wanted him to kiss me.
He inched close, eyes locked with mine, as I placed my hand against his chest. The rapid tattoo of his heart thumped against my palm matching the beat of my mine.
Leaning forward, I closed my eyes, and held my breath. Butterflies filled my stomach and my legs trembled. The warmth of his lips sent shivers down my body.
The noise around us disappeared as he kissed me. Nothing else seemed to exist except him and me.
Tipping my head back, his grip on the back of my neck increased as he pulled me against his rock hard chest. The feel of him against me was amazing as he kissed me perfectly. Not too much lip, a dash of tongue as he held me against him. I moaned into his mouth as he bit my bottom lip. I sighed against his mouth, melting into his touch – I wanted to be closer to him.
His tongue soothed the spot that he’d just sunk his teeth into and my sex convulsed from the tenderness.
We became one, lost in each other.
Pulling away he whispered, “Damn.” He rubbed his knuckles against my collarbone, before releasing his grip on my neck.
Instantly I missed the warmth of his palm. My body swayed, as I stood there in a daze, blinking as I tried to regain my ability to think. Dumbfounded and in a fog by his kiss, I stood there like an idiot with a grin on my face.
“See me again.” I wasn’t asking.
It was a simple statement and I thought I’d use the moment to my advantage.
“I know you’re busy, but I’ll make time for you,” I said as I gripped her hand, squeezing it.
Her eyes closed and opened slowly before she peered into my eyes. “My life is hectic, Michael. I don’t have a normal schedule.” She frowned and looked at our hands as I stroked her fingers.
“Fuck normal, Mia. Do you want to see me again or not?” I cocked my head and stared into her shimmering hazel eyes.
“I do.” Her face was soft as her frown melted away and her eyes flickered back to mine.
“Tomorrow,” I said. “I want to take you to dinner.”
“I’m off tomorrow, beyon
d that I can’t make any promises, Michael.”
“Give me your phone, Doc.”
She fumbled as she dug inside her purse, pulling out her phone.
I grabbed it not letting her back out now and dialed my number. Smiling, I snapped a quick photo and attached it to my number in her contacts. “I have your number and you have mine. What time do you want me to pick you up?”
She waved her hands in the air and scrunched her lips. “I can drive,” she said narrowing her eyes.
“I’m driving and paying. No arguments.” I wanted to surprise her and hopefully make that sassy ass mouth speechless. “What time, Mia?” I asked.
“Is six okay? I have to work the next…”
I cut her off, resting my finger against her lips. “Six is perfect. Text me your address and wear something sexy.”
“Yes, sir,” she said, giggling before saluting me.
I liked her smartass attitude. She’d sure as hell keep me on my toes.
I grabbed her hand and brought the soft skin to my lips. Inhaling the vanilla scent, I peeked up at her face as I kissed it. She watched me with parted lips and wide eyes. “Until tomorrow, Mia. I don’t want to keep you from your friends any longer.”
“Tomorrow,” she whispered.
I waited for her to disappear into the crowd before trying to find Anthony. He sat on a couch against the wall with a group of girls surrounding him. They were enthralled by the topic of conversation… him.
“Where ya playing next?” the blond sitting to his right asked, as she stroked his leg.
“Yeah, we want to come see you in action.” The brunette bounced in her seat.
I rolled my eyes as my brother looked at me and grinned. “Ladies, this is my brother Mike. He’s a fighter.”
The last thing I needed or fucking wanted was the attention of these ‘ladies’ as Anthony so nicely put it.
“Oooh,” cooed the blond as she slithered away from him and turned toward me.
“Ready to hit it?” I asked ignoring them. I didn’t feel like making small talk.
“Sure, man.” He pushed himself up and kissed their hands. “Next Saturday at the Ritz. I’m going to see each and every one of you, right?”
They replied ‘yes’ and nodded with conviction.
I grabbed his shirt, pulling him away from his fans. “You’re such a whore at times, Anth.”
“I know. Whatever fills the seats, Mike. What girl doesn’t like a rocker?” He