Dare You, Book 1 in the Unchained Attractions Duet Series
by KL Shandwick
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Dare You: Part One Billie and Sawyer (Unchained Attraction Duets Series)
What would you do if a stranger deliberately kissed you?
What if that stranger was younger, hotter than hell and your husband had already traded you in for a much younger model?
Now what if his smoking hot kiss served as the ultimate payback for you being wronged… would you welcome it then?
Seeking sanctuary from a rainstorm inside a wine bar alone Billie Collier’s haven quickly became her hell when of all the places in New York City her soon-to-be ex-husband was also already in there, with his tall pretty homewrecker.
When another rain-soaked refugee swept inside dressed in a high dollar suit he does so with fear in his eyes. Drenched, Sawyer Wild breathed raggedly as he shrugged himself out of his jacket and quickly planted himself in the last empty chair in the wine bar—the one directly across from Billie.
Forced together by circumstance she seeks solace in Sawyer’s flirty banter which strokes her neglected ego, and as time passes and wine loosens her tongue she confesses Logan’s presence and her current humiliation.
Although relative strangers, he quickly relates to Billie’s desperate need to save face and with her curious husband approaching can Billie find her courage to trust and dare Sawyer when he offers her a chance to get even.
DARE You K.L. Shandwick ©2019 Excerpt:
From the corner of my eye I saw Logan and cringed. The jolt of shock I felt had been of quite a different kind to the ones that Sawyer had stirred within me. Looking over Sawyer’s shoulder I watched as Logan spoke to the redhead I instinctively knew was my homewrecker.
As if it were gearing up for attack, my body immediately locked up as I braced myself and felt pressure on my mouth as my lips automatically pinched tightly together. Blood roared in my ears as my heart rate spiked when he turned and headed directly toward us.
Without turning around, Sawyer leaned over and slipped his hand into mine. I stared down at it, still in shock and he gave it a small squeeze. “I take it the man of the moment is behind us?” he muttered intuitively in a barely-there voice.
Turning my focus on Sawyer, I remained practically frozen and nodded slightly, too choked up from a sudden collective of warring emotions rising within from my chest to my throat.
Previously, I’d only seen a picture of Poppy. It had been tucked into Colby’s beach bag after a trip to Nantucket with them, shortly after his eighth birthday.
This woman’s face wasn’t all that, but she was ten years younger and had a body I could only dream of. My petite, boyish frame was nothing like the taller, curvy, buxom redhead I’d seen clinging possessively onto my cheating husband’s arm a moment before.
Staring confused by my thoughts into Sawyer’s eyes my feelings had fleetingly stretched from absurd to sublime. What the hell am I doing?
The girl Logan had chosen over me was everything I wasn’t. In fact, she was more suited to the young, gorgeous man staring intently back at me than she was to Logan.
“Trust me?” Sawyer questioned in a whisper, his serious hazel eyed gaze intense. I had little trust in any man, but without waiting for my answer he leaned further across the table and intimately swept my long damp hair behind my ear.
A small thrill shot down my back in stark contrast to the nerves crippling me as Logan moved closer. Sawyer undaunted by his approach swept the rest of my hair behind my shoulder with the back of his hand, exposing my neck.
Another quick burst of adrenaline unexpectedly erupted within me and instantly ignited feelings of desire I hadn’t realized I had missed until that very moment.
Fighting to ignore how my body was reacting, I convinced myself Sawyer was a brilliant actor. He genuinely looked as if he had wanted me and the tender unhurried way he had touched me had made me feel desired.
My heart had felt as if it were about to explode in reaction because, acting or not, it had been a very long time since any man had looked at me the way Sawyer did. When I wanted to lean into his hand for a more tangible connection I’d felt ridiculous, considering the circumstances, but I had still wanted to do it all the same.
With a soft smile like he got a kick out of making a show of us, his gaze rolled leisurely up my neck, traced across from my ear to my lips and his tongue immediately licked his own. I felt his weighted gaze crush in my chest until I could barely breathe and it dawned on me Sawyer’s brazen intent was to actually kiss me.
©2019 Dare You, KL Shandwick