I am beyond honored that TE Sivec asked me to share her 5000 LIKES teaser from her upcoming book, Because of You — the second in the Playing with Fire series. This is Brady’s story, and I can tell you, based on what I’ve read, it’s going to be great! Because of You will be released early April.
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“When you fight back, use the strongest parts of your body: your head, your fists, your elbows,” he explains, touching his hand to each of those parts on me as he makes a full circle and is back behind me again, brushing his body against mine in the process. “If all of those things are incapacitated, use your entire body.”
In a flash, his arms are caging me tightly against him, and one of his hands is around my throat. “Don’t think. Just act.”
I begin struggling as hard as I can, twisting and turning to get out of his grasp, but I’m nowhere near as strong as he is. I can’t get free no matter how hard I try, all of this exertion is just tiring me out and forcing my ass to rub against him and feel how much harder he’s gotten since this teaching lesson began. My body freezes in its struggle as I feel how turned on he is.
“Roll your shoulders forward,” he says in a husky voice. “Don’t try to strain and push away from your attacker.” I do as he instructs, hunching my shoulders.
“Now fall to the ground.”
I slide out of his arms and down the length of his him until I’m free, turning my body and jumping up to face him.
“Holy shit, that worked,” I whisper, staring at him in awe.
“It works when your attacker is behind you. What about if he comes at you straight on?” Brady asks, bending his knees and putting his hands up in front of him, getting ready to charge.
I swallow nervously, my brain a jumble of emotions, as I try to think about the things he’s just taught me and if I will ever be able to fully focus when he’s standing here in front of me looking fierce, his eyes blazing a trail down my body.
I run out of time to get my thoughts in order as he rushes me, wrapping his arms around me and pushing me backwards. My feet stumble over one another, and I lose my balance, falling backwards and taking him with me.
One of his arms shoots out behind me to stop me from slamming into the carpet, his body slamming on top of me instead.
A thrill shoots through my body, feeling him touching me everywhere from chest to toe, and it’s like nothing I’ve ever felt before.
Brady pushes up on one arm to ease some of his weight off of me, his other arm still wrapped securely around my waist.
“If you fall, there’s no way he’ll be able to keep both of his arms around you. You’ll have at least one of yours free. Go for his vulnerable spots,” he encourages, his warm breath floating over my parted lips. “Eyes, neck, groin.”
As soon as he mentions that last spot, it’s all I can focus on. His groin is resting right on top of mine.
Trying to surprise him, I bring my hand up quickly, my fist going for his throat. He catches it in his hand right before I make contact, pushing my arm up and over my head and securing it to the floor. Breathing heavy, my other hand flies up towards his eyes. He catches that hand just as easily, trapping it beside my head just like the other one.
“Good. Really good,” he praises softly, his eyes moving to my lips as I lick the dryness off of them. His breath begins coming out just as roughly as mine as he keeps my arms suspended over my head, his body pushing me into the carpet. Without conscience thought, I spread my legs until they are on either side of his hips, bringing my knees up and cradling him against me.
A moan escapes my mouth when I feel his hardness between my legs, right where I’ve wanted him all night. Before I even have a chance to be embarrassed at my actions, Brady’s lets out a low, growling curse and…