Book Boutiques has re-released my Caulfield Cowboys Series. Sexing up the Spy was the prequel that started it all.
Title: Sexing Up the Spy
Series: Caulfield Cowboys Prequel
Author: Tina Holland
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 2, 2019
Lexi Andrews keeps her erotic writing a secret but she’ll gladly risk exposure for the chance to work with “Killer” spy creator Jake Stone. While Jake is hesitant to work with anyone, he’ll meet Lexi to appease his female fans. They hatch a plan to rehearse the love scenes and give Jake’s novel realism.
But what starts out as an experiment soon takes on a life of its own. Jake’s deadline doesn’t seem as pressing as Lexi’s lovely body. Can Jake and Lexi keep their hands off each other long enough to “Sex up the Spy”?
KNOCK! KNOCK! KNOCK!
“Lexi, are you in there!”
A muffled voice came through her dreams. Lexi’s head screamed and she was damn uncomfortable, “Go away,” Who was at the door this late? Sounded like Jake, “Jake, come back tomorrow!” She shouted back. Lexi rolled over. The sun blinded her.
Oh, crap! Sunlight!
She shot up like a springboard.
“I’ll be right there!” She fell to the floor with a loud thud trying to run to the door.
While she slept, Lexi’s usual thrashing tangled her up in the afghan.
“Are you okay?” Jake called from the other side.
“Fine.” She started to pull the afghan off her feet, but the knots were stuck through
her fishnets. Great, just great. She managed to raise herself up and shuffle to the door
like a penguin. She threw the door open, but the action propelled her forward. Lexi lost
her balance and collapsed once again.
Jake looked down at Lexi sprawled on the floor, “Are you alright?” he lowered himself to help Lexi get to her feet.
“Sorry, I’m all tangled. The knots of the afghan got caught up in my fishnets.”
“Why are you still wearing last night’s clothes?”
Lexi turned red, “I wanted to get some cleaning done before you came over. Guess I fell asleep.” She teetered forward while motioning her hand around the house.
Jake caught her along her back and under her knees, lifting her against his chest. “Where do you want to go?”
“Lexi, I do love your line of thought.” He winked at her.
“I need to shower and change, of course,” she hit his chest playfully, “Go that way,” Lexi pointed to the opposite wall. Jake started in the direction, “Turn right.”
Jake took in the surroundings of the room, soft green walls, dark brown wood furniture, and sheer off-white curtains. It suited Lexi and more to the point, him. He could seduce her in this room. At least it wasn’t pink with stuffed animals everywhere. He shuddered remembering his first time with his high-school sweetheart, Fran Something. Jake never was good at names.
“Do you need anything else?” Jake asked with anticipation, depositing Lexi on the bed.
“I don’t think so.”
“Alright, I’ll go wait in the living room.”
Jake no sooner closed the door than a loud THUMP came from the other side of it,
“Are you okay?” he peeked back into Lexi’s bedroom.
Lexi was face-first on the floor trying to get back up. She looked like a bright caterpillar inching its way along the wooden floor. “It seems I need help taking off these stockings,” she said, without even looking up.
Jake smiled wide. “My pleasure.” He helped Lexi back up onto the bed and looked into her sea-green eyes. She seemed to stare at him mesmerized, mouth agape. Lexi darted her pink tongue out to lick her lips. Jake let out a guttural exhale.
“The afghan,” she spoke at last.
“Of course.” Jake looked down at her black stockings and wondered how to accomplish the task at hand without seducing Lexi. Why not seduce her? It was good practice, and really, what was the worst that could happen? She might say ‘no’. Jake could live with a ‘no’. He wondered if he would regret not touching her.