Dragon's Heart: Pete's Precious – Excerpt

Pete leaned forward a little into her space and lowered his voice. "And every time I've thought of you it's given me a hard-on. That's a whole lot of wood, sugar." He sat back in his seat and watched the color of her cheeks grow an even deeper pink.

Wendy took his hands in her own and began to make a drama out of examining them carefully.

Knowing full well he was falling into a trap, he asked, "What are you looking for?"

"The blisters or signs of splinters," she simply stated.

"What the hell are you going on about?" he asked, his brain not fully functioning with her hands on him.

"Well, a man with so much wood is going to have to take care of things himself if he hasn't touched another woman," she said, taking her gaze off his hands and looking straight into his eyes.

Before she could pull her hands away from his he gripped one of them and lifted it to his mouth. He placed the tip of each finger in his mouth, one by one, and sucked. He could smell the heat of her arousal, which filled the air between them. He watched her eyelids drop to half-mast briefly before she quickly pulled herself together.

"What are you doing?" she asked, tugging her hand back.

"Making sure you don't have blisters."

"What?" she nearly screeched at him.

Leaning toward her, he whispered with a grin. "I don't need to read your mind to know just how hot I make you."

She sat back in her seat, her cheeks glowing pink. He leaned back and picked up his coffee.

"This wasn't how I envisioned the conversation, the night, or in fact the whole damn day to be honest," she huffed, picking up her mug.

Be careful, his dragon warned when they both scented the first tinge of irritation coming from her.

I know. I just can't resist. She looks so delicious when she blushes.

His dragon's answer was a low groan that he liked it too.

"Can't go back in time, sugar, but I'll give you a break and I'll try to behave for a little bit and we can talk."

"Without innuendos?"

"I can't promise, but I can try. You know, old dog and new tricks…" He winked at her.