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HIS SECRET - Secret Pleasures #1

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Quiet storm...

Ben Chambers is the perfect boyfriend, the perfect lover, the perfect man.

Sarah adores him, but she knows that despite the deliciousness of their lovemaking, their shared interests, and the fun they have together, there’s a certain special something missing in their relationship.

And then, arriving for a hedonistic weekend of luxury at an English country house hotel, something happens that changes everything between them. A momentary, inconsequential pat on the bottom opens the window to a breathtaking world of daring and transgressive sexual pleasure… and forges a bond that’s both profoundly physical and a melding of their souls.

NB. A version of this novella was previously published as THE RETREAT

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Smiling, Ben slipped off his long, dark coat and whirled it over a chintz-upholstered armchair with a flourish. Then he came towards her, lean and elegant in his dark waistcoat and tailored trousers, the sober formality of his white shirt and dark tie perversely sexy.

My lover.

Every time she thought of him that way, it sent a little silvery frisson along her nerves, right to her sex. And it seemed particularly appropriate to call him that, here in this quietly hedonistic hideaway in the country, where the word ‘boyfriend’ seemed inconsequential, trivial. The exclusivity—and cost—of a stay here at The Retreat seemed to suggest a leap to a new level of their relationship.

Oh how she hoped…oh how she hoped that were true.

Especially when Ben came towards her, took her in his arms, and kissed her.

His mouth was as teasing and tender as usual, but in the heart of the kiss there was that special quality.

His power.

Her eyes flew open as his tongue pushed between her lips, and she saw a bright, gleaming fire in his expression. A glitter, a fervour she’d never seen before.

He’d felt it too. He had! He had!

That little tap on the rump was no accident…not at all. It was all part of his carefully crafted plan.

Her body was all a-riot. Her pussy clenched and fluttered spontaneously, excited in a way she’d never experienced before. She’d never been this hot, this fast. The pat on the bottom had been a catalyst, a swift, psychic jolt that had inexplicably changed things. Winding her arms around Ben’s strong back, she pressed forward against him, moving wantonly.

When he responded, pressing back, and laying her down on the bed, so he could move half over her, she discovered he was hard.

She could almost feel every cell in her body squeal, oh goody! Might they have sex straight away? It was still barely more than late afternoon, and they’d just driven down here from London, but were they going to go to bed immediately?

But after a few moments more of deep kissing, and the mastery of his tongue, Ben put her from him. Then he sat up, adjusting the knot of his dark tie back to perfection.

“I…um…” she stuttered, not quite able to ask if they were going to get undressed.

His eyes were still shining, alight with an odd quality of amusement, and something almost arch that she’d never seen before. If she’d thought him controlling before, it was nothing compared to the dominion he seemed to hold over her now.

He knows everything and I know nothing.

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