His shoulder muscles had flexed as he’d twisted and turned, his biceps stretching his T-shirt sleeves thin, his pecs bulking and then releasing. He’d been laughing at something Deshaun had said, that smile cocky and sure, those Irish eyes flashing blue.
I don’t think he really expected me to pass the try-outs. I don’t think any of them did.She’s able to release sexual pheromones; it’s known as ‘the sex call’.
Ava froze. In other words, she can make people want her? Desire her?I cupped her face, pinning her gaze with mine. It won’t work on me, Ava. Physically, it might have an effect – that’s not something I can control. But she can’t get into my head, she can’t control me mentally. It’s a case of mind over matter.I could see that she was doubtful, but she nodded. Did you love her? The question was quiet, hesitant; hinted of insecurity. She had absolutely no idea of the hold she had on me. I’d have to work on changing that.
Slowly, I slid my hands up Ava’s thighs, snaking under her dress; loving the velvety feel of her ivory skin. No.Her breathing stuttered as my thumbs traced the edges of her silk panties. You’re sure?
Positive. Now enough about her. She’s not important. Is she? I wanted Ava to say it, to believe it.
Ava shuddered. No, she’s not important.Yeah, it has cayenne. No thanks.
Gavin shuddered. Oh, yeah, that’s really bad.I handed him my glass of water. Here. Wash it down.
He gulped for a second, his eyes traveling back to Manuelito, who was about to snatch up one of the cakes. He’s going for it.Jenny pushed it away. That one’s got spearmint, she said. And I don’t mean the flavoring. I mean actual leaves. She pointed to a piece of green caught in a spongy cross section of cake.