What’s a Girl to Do? by Aimee Duffy
The first novella in a thrilling, pulse-racing new erotic romance series, Indecent Proposals. Three best friends, Shey, Eloisa and Georgia take on the most powerful and eligible men of the New York dating scene.
‘I’m not coming over.’ Shey replied confidently.
‘Then maybe you could return the favor now.’
Wait, he didn’t mean…
‘Slide your hand beneath your panties and tell me how ready you are for me.’
Oh my god, he did.
Single Manhattanite Shey Lopez doesn’t do one night stands, or have relationships she can’t control. Especially if giving in to playboy Calvin Jones means losing her heart in the process.
However, Mr Won’t-Take-No-For-An-Answer always gets what he wants and there’s only so many times a girl can resist such an enticing proposal…
‘Thank you for lunch, but this is a bad idea.’
Her heels clicked urgently across the floor. Just as she was about to turn the lock, he spoke.
‘I never would have guessed you’d be uptight about sex.’
Her hand froze on the key and her teeth clenched. She wasn’t uptight, just careful.
Then Friday night’s conversation flashed into her mind. Safe and controlled relationships were all she allowed herself. Ever. But every cell inside was screaming to turn around and let him kiss her, maybe more. And why not? She could do crazy, just once, couldn’t she? As long as she kept her head, it didn’t have to go too far.
Shey turned. Calvin’s expression was closed off, but he couldn’t hide the heat in his eyes. She dropped her bag, then walked back to him slowly, with an extra sashay in her hips.
‘I’m not uptight about anything.’
The grin was back as he rested his hip against the table. ‘I’ll believe that when you stop running from this.’
She stopped right in front of him. ‘I’m not running anywhere.’
‘What changed your mind?’ he asked, but his attention was on her lips.
‘I had to prove you wrong.’
He chuckled again, and the noise shivered through her. Grabbing her hips, he maneuvered her until her ass hit the table, and he closed in. Her heart rate spiked, her breath coming in short gasps.
His palms rested on the table either side of her. ‘I’m happy to be proven wrong in this case.’
Calvin’s head lowered slowly. She closed her eyes, totally lost in the unique scent of him, but still retaining control of herself. His body pressed so close to hers she could feel his erection prodding her stomach, his hard pectorals buffering the soft flesh of her breasts. She was sliding into the erotic moment with him; the urge to let go and enjoy was overwhelming.
His lips brushed her earlobe, soft as a whisper, and she made an incoherent sound in her throat. ‘Is this what you want, Shey?’
Shey was trembling so hard she didn’t know how to answer. She was wired to him, barely hanging on to reason. All she wanted was to be closer. To have his hands on her. For him to stop talking and fulfill the promises he made earlier with actions.
As if reading her mind, his palms made contact with her outer thighs. The charge that ran through her ignited her senses. She was aware of every one of her pulse points, especially the one aching between her legs. Knees weakening, she grabbed onto his shoulders for support. His lips brushed her collarbone, and her head rocked to the side to give him better access. That seemed to be the reaction he wanted, because slowly he slipped her dress up her hips as he nibbled her throat.
Q: Romance readers have a lot of choices these days. What makes What’s a Girl to Do? (Indecent Proposals Trilogy #1) stand out in the crowd so to speak?
A: The trilogy doesn’t just follow the usual girl meets boy, some naughty time (though they do!) and fall in love. Instead it follows three best friends living together in New York.
Shey’s the first to receive a deliciously indecent proposal from a powerful playboy, but though her defenses melt early she doesn’t cave easy.
I think fans of Sex and the City would enjoy this, as well as those who love romance which pushes the boundaries of steamy.
Q: We like to include our favorite quote in our reviews of the books we read. What is your favorite quote from What’s a Girl to Do? (Indecent Proposals Trilogy #1)?
A: My favorite quote from What’s a Girl to Do? is:
‘Sweetheart, with you I don’t need any lines.’
What’s a Girl to Do? (Indecent Proposals Trilogy #1) by Aimee Duffy
Contemporary, Erotic Romance
08/29/2013 – HarperImpulse, a digital imprint of Harper Collins
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About Aimee Duffy
For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a good book in my hands. In primary school I loved Roald Dahl. In high school my English teacher introduced me to Charles Dickens, Stephen King, Jane Austin, Emily Bronte, and Shakespeare. It was then that I discovered my love for romance and I’ve wanted to pen my own imaginary heroes and heroines for others to enjoy ever since. Only in the last few years was I lucky enough to meet some fabulous and encouraging people to help me gain the skills to make that dream possible.
I live in sunny Scotland in a small town near the Ochils and work nine to five in a solicitors office. In my free time, you’ll find me on Facebook, stalking *cough* following friends on Twitter, and may even catch me shoe shopping.
Have you ever had an indecent proposal? Details please! ;o)