I’m so excited to share with you New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James’s hot new Mastered novel, UNRAVELED!
There is something about a yummy male hero that is strong and confident in his professional life, but submissive in the bedroom that is fascinating. In UNRAVELED, Lorelei delivers a blisteringly hot story about martial arts instructor who is shocked to find that submitting to a strong, sassy woman is far more fulfilling than any of his previous relationships. And did I mention the heat between them? Let’s just say its good stuff! Enjoy the excerpt!
In this sizzling continuation of the Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a man will find the domination he’s always craved… Shiori Hirano and Knox Lofgren are left to run the martial arts program at Black Arts while Ronin Black travels. On the surface, the two highest ranked belts appear to cooperate—but in private, they butt heads constantly, despite the undeniable attraction between them. Soon their power exchanges start to make for a sweltering dynamic in the bedroom… At first Knox is shocked to be living out his submissive desires, but Shiori sets out to prove that embracing his true sexual nature doesn’t make him a weak man. But even while their sexual relationship grants him a power and fulfillment he finds surprising, there’s no training regimen for the fight that comes with loving a strong woman…
A shirtless Knox was the very definition of temptation. He was so damn big and built like a warrior with those broad shoulders. She could write a dozen haikus about the beauty of how his muscled back tapered into trim hips and a firm, round ass.
Then he waltzed back into the conference room, and his front side was equal to his backside. Ripped arms—biceps, triceps, forearms—almost drew her attention away from the muscled slabs of his chest. He had a hairy chest, but the hair was pale blond and looked as soft as down. Did he showcase a six-pack? No. The man had an eight-pack. Eight little pillows of hard flesh she was dying to put her lips on. His baggy athletic shorts camouflaged his groin and his quadriceps, but she remembered from past peeks that he had those deep V cuts of chiseled muscles.
His eyes narrowed when he realized she was gawking at him. “We’re out of ice, so whoever was on office-supply stocking detail dropped the ball.”
“I’m fine, Knox, really.”
He ripped open a disinfectant pad, clasped her wrist in his hand, and gently rubbed over the surface. It stung, but not terribly. “Did you have fun at the club last night?”
“I had a really great drink.”
The corners of his mouth turned up. “Happy you liked it.” After he finished with her hand, he opened another wipe and swiped it across the scrape on her shin. “Did you enjoy the back rooms and private rooms?” His voice was tight.
“Knox. Look at me.”
He glanced up.
“After you told me you were confused and we needed to talk, I was done for the night. I went home. Alone.”
He scooted in closer. Then he pressed a gentle kiss to the bump on her forehead. “I’m glad.” And another one, followed by a soft whisper of breath. “So, so glad.”
That sweetness might just be her undoing.
“I’m a thirty-six-year-old man, and I don’t know what I’m doing here.”
“What do you want to do?”
“Kiss you, to start.”
Shiori tipped her head back. “So kiss me.”
His mouth landed on hers in a hard kiss, no holding back. He unleashed his male heat and hunger, his tongue searching for hers to twine and retreat. He changed the angle of his head and the tenor of the kiss. Turning it into pure seduction.
And she felt his need, his effort to turn this into something he understood.
While he was trying to break down her resistance, she set her hands on his chest and touched him just for the pure joy of it.
Eventually the kiss waned, and he rested his forehead against hers. “So . . . we’ve got that going for us.”
“I don’t know what I’m doing here,” he said again. “I’d ask you to tell me what I should do, but that’s the whole issue—my issue—isn’t it?”
“Please.” His lips skimmed her temple and her cheek before stopping at her ear. “Tell me what to do.”
She closed her eyes, wanting to believe he’d accepted what he was, but how could he when he’d never experienced submission? She brought her hands up to his neck. “Give me one night with you.”
Posted by arrangement with New American Library, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, A Penguin Random House Company. Copyright © Lorelei James, 2015.
About the Author:
Lorelei James is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary erotic romances, including the Mastered series: Bound and Unwound and the Blacktop Cowboy novels. Lorelei lives in western South Dakota with her family.