an excerpt from SWAY? This is from the first time Daisy and Levi meet…
Cherished – featuring my story SWAY by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2012, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in Trade Paper and Digital Formats August 7
â€śDo you teach that one?â€ť
â€śNo. They have a different kind of instructor in there.â€ť They told her specifically that they wanted more elegant-looking women doing the class. Fuck them. Elegant.
â€śWould you show me? How to Lindy Hop I mean.â€ť
â€śYes. But I think youâ€™re a more sensual dancer. Tango. Maybe rumba or cha-cha.â€ť
His mouth was beautiful when it canted up into a knowing smile. A cocky, arrogant smile and it shot straight to all her pinkest of parts. Just a few minutes with this man and it was totally clear he was exceptional. And out of her league. And a client of the studio. And probably too old for her, though she didnâ€™t care about that stuff really.
He pulled her a little closer but kept dancing. â€śI donâ€™t actually want you to, I just wanted to know if you would.â€ť
He kept catching her off guard. She liked it.
â€śIs that so? Why is that?â€ť
He shrugged as they came to a halt while the instructor began to speak again.
â€śDo you like telling people what to do? Just to see how they react?â€ť
He stopped, examining her carefully. His attention so very intense it was nearly physical. She tried not to gulp under such scrutiny but it was hard not to. She felt very much like Little Red Riding Hood having bumped into the Big Bad Wolf.
â€śI prefer it when their reaction is obedience.â€ť
A flush roared through her, hot and wild. A million things she wanted to say flitted through her brain but none of them seemed right. She was usually good at this stuff, the silly back and forth between herself and the students. But he was something altogether different.