Hey reading family! We’re back with our second and FINAL Sample Sunday before My Own Terms releases! Yay! If you didn’t read last weeks sample you’ll want to start there as this weeks sample picks up right where last week left off. Find it HERE.
“Do you need anything?”
My lips curved as I smirked up at Tobias. “Just a little water. Kind of parched.”
“This heat will do that to you.”
I laughed. “Yeah… this heat.”
“You should come and get in the ocean. The waters cool and getting wet is better than being hot and parched any day, right?”
My laugh escalated. “Are you being funny right now?”
Tobias pointed at himself. “Me?”
His smirked made my belly quiver. I’d seen Tobias what felt like a thousand times, and yet, his strong angled features, thick eyebrows, lips, and goatee continued to strike me as if seeing him for the first time.
Deep brown eyes stared me down. “I’m not. I want you to come get wet with us if you’re down for it.”
Tobias reached for me, and I dropped the book to my side, sat my water down, and allowed him to pull me to his side.
“We are on vacation, aren’t we?” He nodded, then winked. “Then let’s get wet.”
The tide pulled me under, but I wasn’t stressed about being swept away, only relaxed against the unruly waves until multiple pairs of hands lifted me from the rippling current. Taking in a breath, I opened my eyes and smiled at them.
“I have her,” King said. Tobias and Blaze released me, and I floated against King’s chest, cradled in the strength of his grip.
“Are you okay?”
I slipped my arms around his neck. “Never better.”
“Never better? You almost drowned.”
“No, I didn’t.”
He arched a brow, his eyelashes fluttering as he gazed at me.
“If I were going to drown, I would have. But you three would never let that happen.”
He chuckled, and I could feel the flip of his feet as he kept us stable, floating above the water.
“So, you think you’ve gotten us all figured out?”
I nodded. “I do.”
His gut vibrated against my belly as he laughed. King was such a beautiful man. Midnight skin, dark gray eyes, a full yet short beard shimmering with reflective water droplets. While Tobias and Blaze rocked fades, King’s hair was an inch off his scalp, and thick waves designed his head.
“You might be right, but still, you’ve got to be careful. These waters can be ruthless. Any one of us would much rather give our life to keep yours vibrant and among the living.”
His words stunned me. “What?”
A lone brow rose up against his face. “You seem surprised.”
I glanced side to side. “Well, yeah. In so many words, you just told me….” I inhaled, staring him down, thinking over everything I thought I knew.
Shit. We were friends, but… this felt…
No. No. I chuckled and shook my head, switching my train of thought.
“Well. I’m lucky to have friends like you now, aren’t I?”
Another voice broke through our conversation.
“I’d say you were.”
I twirled in King’s arms to face Blaze—a smile rising—my lips quirked.
“And so are we,” he added.
I tossed my arms around his neck, yet my ass was still grazing against King. A vibration ran through me, and my body began to speak before I could. I found myself twisting my hips against King while pulling Blaze closer.
He still smelled of the aftershave he’d applied before breakfast, and it was dinner time.
The three of us seemed to float closer, and when I felt locked in, I got this wild idea to make my proposition right then.
I inhaled and shivered as Tobias’s dark voice broke through my thoughts.
“Just in time for the sunset.”
Tobias floated to my side as the sky lit up with an orange glow that showered the island.
“Wow,” I crooned. “This is perfect.” I glanced at them. “Being here with you guys. Most people don’t get one great friend in life, and here I’ve got three.”
“Four,” Blaze added, “but I won’t mention to Cassandra that you left her out.”
We all laughed, and I quickly replied, “I meant four. You didn’t give me a chance to say it.”
The three of them glanced at one another, smirks, then laughter. I splashed them, one at a time, then altogether.
Unfortunately for me, I was outmanned and outgunned, so I ended up almost drowning again before being carried back to the beach.
“I’ll have you all know,” I said, tossed over Blaze’s shoulder, “that I’m not scared of you, and I would water fight you all again because I been that bitch!”
They howled with laughter, and I couldn’t help but join them. While I knew I would never win, it wouldn’t stop me from trying.
My stomach growled… loud.
“Sounds like someone is ready for dinner,” Blaze said.
They had no idea my hunger resided for them and not nutrition alone.
Sexy comfort. That’s what I called the bikinis, beach shorts, and low-heeled sandals I’d worn that last two days.
Tonight, however, I stared at the bandaged mini red dress restricted against my body in the mirror, covering my pussy just enough to tease them throughout the night. My objective was to loosen them up. I wanted to see if they could feel the vibes I gave off, and the crotchless satin thong I added was so I wouldn’t back out of what I came to do.
But after immediately having that thought, I’d decided fuck it. I was going straight for what I wanted, all reservations aside.
Applying red lipstick to my mouth, I briefly thought about what I would do if they were not into my idea—whether that was because they didn’t see me the way I saw them or they didn’t want to share. I’d take my loss and hope to move on without ever mentioning it again.
But at some point, I needed the perfect set of gentlemen to come into my life. And I had high hopes it would be them.
I glanced at the clock, then checked myself out one last time, taking my fingers through my brown ruffled wavy hair that extended to the middle of my back.
We were having dinner on the deck of the villa, and when I entered, handed off by our butler, three pairs of eyes rose in surprise.
Blaze stood to his feet from a nearby chaise, his eyes driving over me with sudden hunger. His reaction made me feel good about going into tonight. I smiled but softly, taking in the casual khaki shorts and polo shirt he wore. My lashes fluttered a few feet away, where King’s attention was stuck on my thighs. My pussy thumped. He, too, was giving me courage. A slight turn, and I was caught in Tobias’s gaze. We stared at one another, his eyes never leaving mine for every second I was held there.
“Good evening, fellas.” My smile was soft, and I glanced at the food they’d laid on the table for our nutrition.
“Good evening,” they said.
“Thank you for setting the table.” I paused, gathered my nerve, then turned to Blaze. “Blaze,” I took slow steps towards him. “I find you attractive.” His gaze lifted; nostrils flared. “Do you find me attractive?” I paused before stepping too close.
“Gorgeous,” he said.
My mouth stretched, my tongue sliding along my top lip. I turned to glance at King, then Tobias.
“I think you two are beautiful.” They blushed, both of their faces darkening along with their gazes. “Solid here,” I tapped my chest, “and I’m sure here as well.” I tapped the apex between my thighs and watched King’s jaw tightened—while desire filled Tobias’s.
They watched me closely, curiosity and interest in the way they regarded me.
“I’ve had a great time on this trip like all the others we’ve ventured on. But unlike those times, I want this one to be different.”
I licked my lips, stared at Tobias. “I want to fuck you all.”
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