Book Boyfriends Cafe – First Kiss

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Blurb: Jenna entices the man of her dreams into providing a haven for the weekend during a New York City blizzard. Her tools are her flirting skills dressed up with a bit of deception. She needs to make amends for the great wrong she did to him five years ago. Sex on the side would be a huge bonus.

Though he’s never met her before, Grant is immediately drawn to this blizzard-bopping beach babe. He’ll do her, but he doesn’t do deception. He thinks he’s spotted her minor trickery, but the big secret that blew up his life is waiting in the wings…

And things are about to heat up.

Excerpt: Jenna frowned at Grant over the fragrantly steaming mug. “What’s in this, anyway?”

“Amaretto, Kahlua, hot milk and a little bit of the devil’s magic.” Grant gave her an exaggerated leer. “So I can have my wicked way with you.”

“I don’t doubt the bit about the devil’s magic,” she said tartly. “Your reputation precedes you.”

“So suspicious.” He leaned over and licked a spot of whipped cream out of the corner of her mouth. His blue eyes stared into hers as he withdrew his tongue back into his mouth. “Mmmm.” He licked his lips and leaned down again. “Open your mouth just a little so I can get that last bit,” he murmured.

Helplessly, still held by his gaze, she complied.

His warm tongue slid into her mouth.

Mmmmmm. Better than she’d ever imagined. Despite her resolve to maintain her distance, she fell into the kiss. Hard.

He tasted of the same delicious drink she was already enjoying. But he was even hotter. He brought his lips down on hers and sucked her tongue into his mouth. He was gentle, but insistent, as he delved into her mouth, and explored freely. When she moved toward him, he wrapped his arms around her, pulling her closer. She pressed against him, rubbing her breasts against him.

He groaned, deep in his chest. The sound electrified her. She grabbed his hair to hold his head for more kisses. Then she opened her mouth wider and wider, wanting more of him inside her. Their tongues dueled, his strong and sure, hers desperate. She could not get enough.

God, she was crazed with the need to have more of him. More of his hot scent of fire smoothed by brandy, more of his mouth, heat tasting of brandy, and more of his hard body that he’d shifted so that he leaned over her. He pressed her down into the embrace of the sofa and she yielded. She wanted more of his weight on her, more of his hands, more of everything.

But, Kate’s words still rang in her ears. Make him work for you.

She pulled back from his mouth, gasping.

“No,” he said. He lifted his head, his eyes scorching her. “I want more.” He latched onto her mouth again. His hands roamed up and down her back and then began to ease around to her front. Oh, she wanted him to touch her breasts, so badly. She whimpered.

And leaned away from him.

He raised his head again. His eyes were as blue as the gleam in the heart of the fire. “You gonna keep pulling away from me?”

“I—I don’t know.”

“What the hell does that mean?” He sat up, running his hands through his hair, as if he might clear up his thinking.

“It’s too much, isn’t it?”

“You’re asking me? I sure as hell don’t think so.”         ♥    ♥

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D is for Dancing

Dancing comes in as many forms as there are cultures on the planet. But, in every form, dancing  expresses emotion. Whether it’s the joy of warriors after a successful hunt, the dramatic beauty of ballet, or the sexual display of couples attracted to each other, dance covers a wide range.

But I want to focus on dance as one of the best ways to flirt. It’s romantic, intimate and fun.

The flirting starts before you’re even on the dance floor. If you’re the brave sort, you can always ask the guy to dance (just don’t forget how much they like the chase). But if you want him to approach, you can’t just sit there daydreaming. You need to establish eye contact (3-5 seconds; no staring) and give him a smile. Studies have shown that most men only approach women who’ve already initiated contact through subtle invitations like this. Even though the guys don’t realize that’s why they’ve decided to approach you. Yes, it’s odd, I know. They think they are the brave ones.

Okay, you’re dancing. I hope you have some sense of rhythm, even if he doesn’t. Start your moves (and read my post on C is for Confidence if you’re lacking in that department). It’s here.

And here’s a key element in cementing your partner’s interest. Be sure you make periodic eye contact with the guy whose attention you’re seeking. Don’t let your eyes dart all over the room as if the place is on fire and you need the exit. If you look like you’re scoping out some more appealing target, he may decide to do the same. You don’t have to be brazen, but don’t be shy, either. Let this guy know that these moves are for him.

Second, even though most dancing today is non-contact dancing, you can still use your dance moves to sneak in some flirtatious touching. Rest your hand lightly on his forearm to get his attention when you want to speak or point something out to him. Accidentally brush his elbow or shoulder when the opportunity arises. (No grabbing; no groping.) Touching him is flirting, even if it appears to be done accidentally. He will get the subliminal message. People touch people they like.

Now of course if you have the opportunity for some “slow” dancing, touching is taken to a new level. Now you get to experience that sublime sensation of his arms around you, his body close to yours. (Those prim Europeans who banned the waltz knew what they were doing.)

You get to decide how intimate your touching will be, and you can send all the messages you want. Obviously, the closer you allow your bodies to get, the greater the interest you are showing. But if you want to flirt, don’t plaster yourself all over him. Give him a chance to smell your perfume, to feel your hand in his. Give him the thrill of the chase by not letting him pull you quite as close as he wants to. Engage his brain by making him strategize how he can succeed with you.

Most of all, have fun!!! Remember guys are visual. Dancing is a very visual way to attract him.

C is for Confidence

Today’s letter is C and the topic is Confidence. Confidence is actually the most important factor underlying all flirting. It keeps your moves fun, rather than sleazy. If you have tons of confidence naturally, you are well on your way. If not, adopt the mantra – fake it ’til you make it. Tell yourself you are confident. Make yourself believe it.

Here’s what will happen: Your back will straighten. Your shoulders will push back. You will stand a little taller. Your arms will hang loosely. Try this pose where you convince yourself you are confident. Then cross your arms in front of yourself. See how you already feel less confident, and more confrontational? Now slump your shoulders deliberately. Do you still feel confident? You don’t look it.

A confident person walks more quickly than the average person, but blinks fewer times. Both of these moves are things you don’t normally think of, but try practicing them so they become body memories to you. (You don’t need to rush in a pushy way, nor should you stare. That’s why practice is helpful.)

Smiles are a different post, but remember this. A smile goes a long way toward expressing confidence and helping you actually feel more confident. Try it at a time when you don’t necessarily feel like smiling. You’ll be pleasantly surprised.

People are drawn to confident people. Remember this fact if your goal is to attract someone.

A – The Art of Flirting

Flirting is more fun if you work at it.

Sounds illogical?

Think about it.

Anything is more fun if you work hard at it.

Let’s say you love to cook. Is it more fun to cook once you’ve mastered the rules and have collected a set of interesting recipes? The fun part is either duplicating the recipes or tweaking them to put your unique twist on them. Or would you have more fun opening the fridge, picking 12 items at random and throwing them into pots on the stove, turning on the heat, and crossing your fingers? (Okay, if you chose the second option, you need more help than I can give you here.)

To me, the fun part of cooking is either duplicating the recipes or tweaking them to put your unique twist on them.

Suppose you love to entertain. You wouldn’t expect to throw a successful party without doing some work beforehand. You might plan what food you would serve, choose a play list for music, put up some decorations, etc.

Flirting is no different than any other skill. But the good news is, if you do the work, you can reap the rewards.( And as long as you are doing the work, work smart.)

What does working smart mean? You follow the tried and true principles used by the accomplished flirts of the world. You don’t re-invent the playbook. You study what psychologists say about human nature and how we interact with each other. Or, you continue reading here where I have tips on flirting from A-Z.

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