Name: Danny Carlow
Body type: Lithely muscular--cut and very sexy.
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Dark, almost black
Occupation: Retired Pro-Dom
Town/City: Tampa, Florida
Degrees in: Life
Hobbies: Are you sure you want the answer to that?
Sexual interests: Paul and Eve—anything beyond that is none of your business.
Describe yourself in 5 words: Sexy, cunning, intimidating, intuitive, unapproachable
Favorite quote: Vanity, definitely my favorite sin. ~ The Devil's Advocate
Favorite food: Freshly pressed Cuban sandwich
Favorite designer: Armani
Name: Eve Everton
Body type: Fit, curvy
Hair color: Red
Eye color: Green
Town/City: Tampa, Florida.
Degrees in: Fine Arts
Hobbies: Painting, working out, dancing, going to craft shows and street markets, fishing and hanging out with Paul and Danny
Sexual interests: Heterosexual, very adventurous, enjoys it rough and naughty. BDSM—submissive for the right Dom (Danny) and Dominant for the right sub (Paul). Significant M/M voyeurism fetish, particularly in regards to my soul mates Danny and Paul—but, I enjoy any aesthetically pleasing male on male action. (Don’t tell Danny that.)
Describe yourself in 5 words: Artistic, outgoing, bold, open minded, adventurous
Favorite quote: “In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make.” ~ The Beatles
Favorite food: Danny’s Picadillo
Favorite designer: I very rarely buy anything designer. Commercialism doesn't impress me.
Name: Paul Mattling
Body type: Broad shouldered, muscular
Hair color: Sandy blond
Eye Color: Blue
Occupation: Business Attorney
Town/City: Tampa, Florida
Degrees in: Law
Hobbies: Running, working out, fishing, dancing, charity work, spending time with Danny and Eve
Sexual interests: I’m sorry, but I have to agree with Danny’s answer, more so, as a lawyer, I’d like to point out that Eve’s art isn’t necessarily reflective on real life persons, places or situations.
Describe yourself in 5 words: ambitious, considerate, strong, kind, misunderstood
Favorite quote: "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional." ~ Anonymous
Favorite food: I don’t have a favorite food, I see it as fuel—but, Danny’s cooking is what I’m used to.
Favorite designer: Armani, mainly because Danny has a thing for them
Three lifelong friends find themselves tangled in a web of love, pain and dangerous secrets in this erotic Garden of Eden tale.
Tall, dark and handsome Danny Carlow has always gotten whatever he wants except for the two he wants more than anything—his best friends, lovers Paul and Eve. Determined, he waits like a snake in the grass, poised for the right moment to offer them a temptation too delicious to resist.
Artist Eve Everton makes the painful decision to leave behind her true love Paul for the Siren’s call of New York City. Ten years later with her life in shambles, she returns home. When Paul’s waiting arms aren’t available, Eve falls for Danny’s charm and finds herself a willing accomplice in the dangerous games Danny plays.
Former college football star, Paul Mattling is now a successful attorney with a bright future ahead of him. But behind those brilliant blue eyes are secret desires for a taste of the forbidden. Will he play it safe or will he give into Danny and Eve and bite the apple?
Excerpt: “You’re gorgeous, Danny Boy.”
“So are you,” Danny whispered, his gaze running over her in a hot, possessive sweep that made her feel as if he was touching her with a look. He stepped closer and Eve was so desperate she arched into him before he touched her. “I’ve wanted you forever—you’re the only woman I ever really wanted, Evie Girl. This feels too good to be true.”
She felt herself get weak, tilting her head to stare at him in disbelief. “Is that true?”
Danny leaned into her, one hand resting against the table, trapping her against the wood. He bent down, capturing her lips again as he pushed her palm against him, forcing her to feel the long, hard outline of his cock through the rough material of his jeans.
Eve could taste his pain then, the longing that came from a lifetime of waiting. She would never figure out how he managed to convey that much love and agony in a simple kiss, but he did. That was all it took for a love she had never expected to burst to life inside her heart, resting beside the blossom that had never wilted for his best friend. Eve was too far gone to ponder the ramifications of what he had done by dividing her heart in two because her body responded to the feel of his cock against the palm of her hand, making her throb for more than what he was giving her.
For the first time in her life, a kiss made her weak in the knees. She would have fallen if Danny’s arm hadn’t wrapped around her, anchoring her to him as his tongue pushed deeper into her mouth, as if knowing it was suddenly his to plunder.
The two of them lacked grace as they fell heavily to their knees on the hardwood floor. Their lips parted when Danny wrenched her shirt over her head. He tossed it aside and then tugged at her unhooked bra, pulling it off easily. Despite her body that was pulsing in need and Danny’s declarations, Eve still felt her nakedness self-consciously, being very aware of how beautiful Danny was and remembering the pristine girls he had dated in high school.
“If you’d been mine, I never would’ve let you go to New York without me,” Danny said in a raspy whisper. “I would have followed you.”
Eve closed her eyes, her heart jolting for a different reason. “Don’t talk about him. Not now, not like this.”
“You still love him,” Danny said knowingly, the pain evident in his voice.
It wasn’t in Eve to deny that, so she leaned into him instead, gripping at his shoulders and dipping her head down to lick at the curve of his neck. She savored the low groan of defeat from Danny as he ran his fingers through her long hair.
“Come here,” Danny said in a silken voice, using his grip on her hair to tilt her head back. Eve found herself looking into dark eyes swirling with lust and something darker, a wild possessiveness that had Eve suddenly thankful she hadn’t admitted she was still hopelessly in love with Paul. She leaned in closer to him impatiently and a smile tugged at his lips in response, making him look almost evil. “Love me or not, I’m going to make you mine.”
Eve shuddered, her eyes drifting closed. “If you say so,” she whispered and then parted her lips in a silent plea for more.
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