Snippet Saturday – Dancing

How about a sneak peek of this November’s INSIDE OUT?

Copyright 2010, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing November 2

“I’m gonna dance,” she said, waving to one of the other women in their group who was motioning at the dance floor.

As it happened, one of her favorite dance songs came on, Whitney Houston’s, It’s Not Right. Smiling, she headed out, people all around her, the music throbbing, the crowd bobbing. There was no fear, only the joy of moving and enjoying the music.

A man sidled up behind her and she moved away, hating that aspect of going out dancing. But he followed, so she spun and found herself facing the aforementioned game-haver, Andrew Copeland.
Well, all right then, that was a totally different thing than some stranger trying to rub his dick all over her in the dark. Her heart jumped and did a cheer with the rest of her body, all for him. Damn he was ridiculously hot.

She smiled and he gave her one in return, easing back into the space he’d ceded when she thought he was just some dude trying to cop a feel in the dark.

Women seemed to be drawn to him like he was a magnet. They crowded in, trying to get his attention, but he never took his gaze from her, as if no one else in the world existed for him. If he’d acted any other way, she’d have been uncomfortable on a different level. But those other women didn’t matter to him at all and that made her feel ten feet tall.

Even hotter, he knew how to dance. He didn’t crowd her, but lured her instead until she found herself very close. His gaze was locked on hers, drawing her in. She couldn’t deal with how exposed she felt so she spun again, facing away and breathing deep.

Until he was right against her, his body like a magnet as she arched her back to get closer.

Two martinis would be her alibi the next day when she realized what she’d done. Right then, though? Well, she closed her eyes and let the music pulse through her, let go of her fear and just danced.

With him, against him, their bodies sliding against each other. His palm slid around her waist, cupping her hip bone a moment before moving around to her belly. The shirt hem had risen and the heat of his bare skin burned against her stomach.

Every part of her was electrified as pleasure like she’d never felt rushed through her veins. The freedom of the moment, the lack of fear, the delicious sexual tension, the chemistry of music, vibration and movement putting her under their spell.

And she went willingly for the first time in years.

His forearm pressed against her belly and side, so hard and muscled. Whitney’s voice rose into the last chorus and Ella turned, laughing as it ended.

He leaned in quick and kissed her before stepping back and leading her to the table where the men had joined them. It was just a peck, she told herself, but she didn’t stop smiling because she was happy either way.

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TJ Michaels
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11 comments to “Snippet Saturday – Dancing”

  1. Amy
    July 10th, 2010 at 1:04 pm · Link

    Now, that’s just plain ol’ mean, teasing us that way! Can’t wait for this one either. Already have my copy pre-ordered. Thanks for the great reads, Lauren. Keep’em coming! @.

  2. Amy
    July 10th, 2010 at 1:07 pm · Link

    Now, that’s just plain mean, teasing us that way! 😈 Can’t wait for this one! Thanks for all the great reads, Lauren! Have a good summer! @.

  3. Christine
    July 10th, 2010 at 1:15 pm · Link

    What a great little snippet. Can’t wait to read more. Love Ella & Cope.

  4. Diane Sadler
    July 10th, 2010 at 7:04 pm · Link

    I love dancing but haven’t done it i years so I enjoyed the blurb.

  5. christy M
    July 12th, 2010 at 4:14 pm · Link

    oh, you tease! How mean! Cope is so sexy, i cannot wait to read his book!

  6. Cindi Mitchell
    July 12th, 2010 at 7:51 pm · Link

    UUGGHH November is so far away! It’ll be worth the wait, of course, and a wonderful birthday gift to myself as well :mrgreen: Awesome job ❗

  7. Lori
    July 13th, 2010 at 8:06 pm · Link

    ummmm mmmmm

  8. caroline A./ pattepoilue
    July 14th, 2010 at 7:18 am · Link

    oh my…I want more!!! more more more! lol This is going to be a very hot book *g* Is it November yet?

  9. Michele
    July 14th, 2010 at 7:42 am · Link

    That was great!!! Thanks!
    Really looking forward to this book.
    How long until November ??

  10. Candace
    July 14th, 2010 at 8:07 am · Link

    I’m really excited for the live chat you’ll be doing with BooksOnBoard! It’s something I’ve been looking forward to! Can’t wait! And your books, as always, are amazing! Love each one I’ve read!!!

  11. Jamie
    July 14th, 2010 at 10:48 am · Link

    Well damn that was just mean. LOL I can’t wait to read this. It is going to be soooo hot!!