"Nick took another step. "You can't tell me you don't
feel it, Libby."
"The heat that always burned between us. The attraction
we've always felt for each other, even when we were
pretending we didn't."
She rolled her eyes. "That's ridiculous. I thought I
made it clear how I felt for you."
"You can't hide it." He straightened. "I see it written
across your body."
He advanced, moving with deliberate footsteps and a gaze
that made her heart thunder. She instinctively retreated
but stopped as her back pressed against the wall. This
elicited a rakish smile and a chuckle from the back of his
"We're through," she stammered as he came still closer,
bracing himself against the wall with one hand. Blocking
"Through?" His warm breath fell on her cheeks as he
leaned down. "You really think so?"
Now his lips grazed her ear, sending a shiver straight
through her center. She felt his light breath on her skin,
felt the animal heat of his strong arm as it fenced her in.
Nick curved his body to bring his free hand to rest lightly
on her hip.
"Yes. It's over," she said. "I feel nothing for you."
Her voice came out no more than a whisper, thick with
Another chuckle, this one from deep within his chest.
She stood helplessly still as he began to tease her shirt
upward, exposing the sensitive skin on her belly. "So, I
suppose this doesn't do anything for you, then?" He trailed
his fingertips along her waistline, eliciting a soft moan.
"No," she gasped. "I don't feel a thing." Her skin was
on fire, and an ache began at the juncture of her thighs.
He frowned playfully. "That's surprising. I could have
sworn I felt a reaction."
As she spoke, he brought his hand fully under her shirt
and round her bare back, pressing her closer to him. She
felt the length of his hardness against her heat and
sighed, allowing her head to fall back against the wall.
His hot mouth was still beside her ear, but he brought his
lips to the base of her throat as she arched her body
"Nothing at all?" He spoke the words against her throat,
and she trembled as a current of fire and ice coursed
She moaned. "Nothing."
"This is troubling."