Page Notes ~ Unexpected Dare

Today’s Page Notes is a little taste from Unexpected Dare, Impulse, Book #3. Enjoy.

Soon, Vanessa made her way back toward the dining room then she stopped short when she saw Stephen relaxed against the wall. She could have continued and not acknowledge him at all, instead she strolled over to him in such a sexy way.

Stephen took it as a good sign that she did. Just the way she walked made him want to take her somewhere private.

“What do you want?” she asked as she glared at him.

He straightened from the wall and gazed into her eyes. “You, but that’ll come later as we get to know each other better.”

Rolling her eyes, Vanessa snapped, “Does that line really work for you? Please give me break.” She turned to go.

He stopped her by grabbing her arm.

She glanced down at his hand on her arm then up at him. “Don’t touch me without my permission.”
Stephen released her and ran his fingers through his hair. “Sorry—I wouldn’t. I don’t…” He sighed then rubbed his hand down his face. “I’m—can we start over?”

Vanessa seemed amused. “You’re flustered. That’s cute.”

“Oh, hell. Don’t say that.”


“Cute is the kiss of death for a guy.” Stephen waved his hand. “It’s for puppies, kittens or little orphans. Or men women put into the friend category, never to be taken out of it. I don’t want to be that.”

“Wrong.” Vanessa studied him. “You are cute when you are unsure. And even saying or thinking that doesn’t make you less attractive to me.”

“You find me attractive?” Stephen smiled.

Vanessa rolled her eyes. “Don’t let it go to your head.” She crossed her arms under her full breasts.

Before he could catch himself, his eyes tracked her movements. He glanced up quickly to her face.

She smirked at him.

“Okay. I’m sorry, again. You’re a beautiful woman. A woman I’d like to get to know better,” Stephen said as he raised his hand to touch her cheek.

Vanessa caught his hand before he could touch her. Her eyes narrowed as she stared at him.

Passively, he stood and let her look her fill.

Her eyes went from his face down to his tall muscular body then her gaze returned to his.

Stephen was caught off guard as she let go of his hand, stepped into his body and sunk her hand into his hair to bring his head down to hers. Vanessa drew Stephen to her and ran her tongue along the seam of his lips. Startled, he opened his mouth. She stroked her tongue deeply between his lips, lapping inside all the crevices of his mouth.

Stunned at her kiss, he didn’t respond at first.

What are you doing? Kiss her. A voice in his head advised which sounded suspiciously like Alec.

He held her tightly and kissed her back with equal hunger. Growling deep in his throat, he sucked her tongue into his mouth. Vanessa whimpered softly as he took control of the kiss and deepened it. Tongues clashing, they strained against each other.

She jerked away from him and blinked rapidly, revealing those glazed hazel eyes.

Copyright © Taige Crenshaw & McKenna Jeffries, 2019.
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About McKenna Jeffries

McKenna Jeffries has loved the written word from time she picked up her first book. Soon she was creating tales of love and family. Although McKenna used to make up stories she never thought to put them on paper until....she realized the stories would keep filling her until they were written. Since then she's been writing and sharing her interracial/multicultural books. There is always some new story floating around her head. An itchy feeling in her fingers fills her until she can get a piece of paper to write it down. She writes because it's a love affair. Writing is in her blood and she enjoys taking readers on a journey. With so many ideas filling her, McKenna is always hard at work.