Published By: Ellora's Cave Publishing Inc.
Published: Sep 08, 2010
ISBN # 9781419929052
Available in: Epub, HTML, Microsoft Reader, Adobe Acrobat, Mobipocket (.prc), Rocket
Categories: Romance>Erotic Romance
Tall, dark and handsome Danny Carlow has always gotten whatever he wants except for the two he wants more than anything—his best friends, lovers Paul and Eve. Determined, he waits like a snake in the grass, poised for the right moment to offer them a temptation too delicious to resist.
Artist Eve Everton makes the painful decision to leave her true love Paul for the siren call of New York City. Ten years later, with her life in shambles, she returns. When Paul’s waiting arms aren’t available, Eve falls for Danny’s charm and finds herself a willing accomplice in the dangerous games Danny plays.
Former college football star Paul Mattling is now a successful attorney with a bright future ahead of him. But behind those brilliant blue eyes are secret desires for a taste of the forbidden. Will he play it safe or give in to Danny and Eve and bite the apple?
Reader Advisory: Not for the faint of heart, the pain in this story is vivid and real, the emotions even more so. Haunting and poignant, Beyond Eden presents a darker side of BDSM. You might gasp. You might cry. You might find yourself reading it again and again.
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An Excerpt From: BEYOND EDEN
Copyright ? KELE MOON, 2010
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.
?Danny Boy,? Eve whispered as she placed her hands on
his chest to hold him back, not knowing how to convey that it was more than
having gone so long without a lover. It was the fact this was with Danny, a
man who should have never been interested in her and was so far out of her
league she felt as if she were caught in a dream. More than that, it was
about Paul, who still owned a large portion of her heart. Becoming involved
with his best friend was asking for heartache. ?I?m scared.?
?Fear can be a potent aphrodisiac.?
Danny grabbed both her hands, pulling her closer until
Eve suddenly found herself flattened against his hard chest. When she
sucked in a gasp of surprise he leaned down and kissed her. It was the
shock of it that had her yielding to him, her lips parting to his simply
because she had never had a man kiss her like that, his tongue sliding into
her mouth as if it belonged to him.
It was his scent, expensive cologne and tobacco. It was
the feel of a hard male body against hers when it had been so long. It was
his beauty and magnetism that had her melting into him, heedless of his
mouth conquering hers or his hard grip on her wrists. Her moan was breathy,
stifled by Danny?s powerful kiss as she arched into him. The fire of desire
sparked through her veins and flowed through her body in a dizzying rush
she hadn?t felt since she was a teenager when the na?vet? of youth and the
pulse of the forbidden made everything much more exciting.
With a jolt she realized Danny was making her ache like Paul
used to make her ache. She had searched for ten years for some way to
capture the essence of something so surreally transcendent she would
literally smolder for a taste of it. She had sworn to herself if she could
find another man who made her burn like Paul made her burn she would seize
him and never let go?not again.
Eve kissed Danny back, swallowing his groan as her
tongue followed his, sweeping into his mouth hungrily as she wrenched her
hands out of his and tangled her fingers into his dark hair. She held
tightly, pulling the silky strands roughly as her body leapt ahead of her
mind and soul and sought to hold on to a taste of the divine.
Danny held on just as tightly, his arms wrapping around
her, his hands sliding underneath her t-shirt to run up her back. The
feeling of his fingers on her bare skin made her languid in his arms. Her
head fell back as she broke the kiss with a breathy moan of desire. Danny?s
lips fell to the line of her neck, nipping and kissing their way down to
the curve of her shoulder as he effortlessly unhooked her bra.
Her body was aching, her pussy wet and throbbing for
attention. Her fingers tightened in his hair, tugging impatiently. ?Need
you,? she gasped out urgently, hoping to convey her desperation with those
few words because she was suddenly breathless. ?Please.?
?Since you asked sweetly,? Danny breathed against the
sensitive skin behind her ear. ?Sure, sweetheart.?
Eve groaned when Danny suddenly let go, her body
mourning his loss instantly. He reached behind him and tugged at the neck
of his shirt, pulling it off in one fluid motion and tossing it aside.
?Oh, wow,? Eve rasped, staring at Danny?s bare chest
with wide eyes. After eleven months of celibacy was the wrong time to be
with a man as handsome and sexually potent as Danny. She leaned back
against the table to keep from falling to her knees as her eyes ran over
him hungrily, taking in the beautiful lines of his defined chest. ?You?re
gorgeous, Danny Boy.?
?So are you,? Danny whispered, his gaze running over her
in a hot, possessive sweep that made her feel as if he were touching her
with a look. He stepped closer and Eve was so desperate she arched into him
before he touched her. ?I?ve wanted you forever?you?re the only woman I
ever really wanted, Evie Girl. This feels too
good to be true.?
She felt herself get weak, tilting her head to stare at
him in disbelief. ?Is that true??
Danny leaned into her, one hand resting against the
table, trapping her against the wood. He bent down, capturing her lips
again as he pushed her palm against him, forcing her to feel the long, hard
outline of his cock through the rough material of his jeans.
Eve could taste his pain then, the longing that came
from a lifetime of waiting. She would never figure out how he managed to
convey that much love and agony in a simple kiss, but he did. That was all
it took for a love she had never expected to burst to life inside her
heart, resting beside the blossom that had never wilted for his best
friend. Eve was too far gone to ponder the ramifications of what he had
done by dividing her heart in two because her body responded to the feel of
his cock against the palm of her hand, making her throb for more than what
he was giving her.
For the first time in her life, a kiss made her weak in
the knees. She would have fallen if Danny?s arm hadn?t wrapped around her,
anchoring her to him as his tongue pushed deeper into her mouth, as if
knowing it was suddenly his to plunder.
The two of them lacked grace as they fell heavily to
their knees on the hardwood floor. Their lips parted when Danny wrenched
her shirt over her head. He tossed it aside and then tugged at her unhooked
bra, pulling it off easily. Despite her body that was pulsing with need and
Danny?s declarations, Eve still felt her nakedness self-consciously, being
very aware of how beautiful Danny was and remembering the pristine girls he
had dated in high school.
?If you?d been mine, I never would?ve let you go to New York without
me,? Danny said in a raspy whisper. ?I would have followed you.?
Eve closed her eyes, her heart jolting for a different
reason. ?Don?t talk about him. Not now, not like this.?
?You still love him,? Danny said knowingly, the pain
evident in his voice.
It wasn?t in Eve to deny that, so she leaned into him
instead, gripping at his shoulders and dipping her head down to lick at the
curve of his neck. She savored the low groan of defeat from Danny as he ran
his fingers through her long hair.
?Come here,? Danny said in a silken voice, using his
grip on her hair to tilt her head back. Eve found herself looking into dark
eyes swirling with lust and something darker, a wild possessiveness that
had Eve suddenly thankful she hadn?t admitted she was still hopelessly in
love with Paul. She leaned in closer to him impatiently and a smile tugged
at his lips in response, making him look almost evil. ?Love me or not, I?m
going to make you mine.?
Eve shuddered, her eyes drifting closed. ?If you say
so,? she whispered and then parted her lips in a silent plea for more.