In this scene, Lukus has talked Tiffany into staying at his loft. She is having second thoughts, afraid that they come from too different backgrounds. Lukus knows she is afraid and is trying to persuade her to stay.
“Open your eyes, Tiffany.” When she doesn’t comply, Lukus reaches up to cup her cheek with his hand, stroking her gently with his thumb. When he detects her leaning slightly into his hand, seeking out his intimacy, he repeats his request. “Open your eyes, baby… please.” His voice is soft, careful not to spook her.
When Tiffany finally opens her eyes, he can see the glossy sheen of her tears. He continues to speak gently. “First, thank you for being honest with me about wanting to leave. This will never work if you hide your feelings from me. Now, if you feel uncomfortable at my place, that’s okay. I can fix that. I can take you home to your place or to a neutral downtown hotel with lots of wonderful amenities to spoil you. Just tell me where you’ll feel comfortable and I’ll make it happen. But walking away is not an option, Tiffany. I won’t allow that to happen. I’m not letting you out of my sight until we can get a handle on whatever the hell it is that’s happening between us.”
When she remains silent, he continues. “And for the record, you couldn’t be more wrong. The fact you think this is just a normal day for me just proves you don’t know me as well as you seem to think you do. Maybe – just maybe – you should give me the benefit of the doubt until I prove I don’t deserve it. You think you can do that?”
He can see the hope flicker in her eyes. He detects her slight nod as her only reply. “So, where’s all that sass now, Miss O’Sullivan?” he asks, grinning. “You’ve got me hooked on your beautiful, sassy mouth. Don’t tell me you’re all out of jibes for me.” He knows he’s succeeded at breaking through her defenses when Tiff’s shy smile returns.
“Oh, don’t worry. I’ll never run out of sass. Maybe I’m just being careful to use it more wisely. After all, I’m not entirely sure I understand all the rules of the game we’re playing.”
Lukus is suddenly serious again. “Oh baby, that’s your whole problem. This isn’t a game, at least not for me. Nothing has felt this real to me in a very long time.”
Tiff sucks in a sharp breath, surprised by his admission. “Why me, Lukus? Seriously…”
Lukus moves his fingers to her lips, effectively shushing her. “Stop. Enough analyzing. We have plenty of time for that later. Tonight, let it be enough to know it’s because you look amazing in my favorite shirt.”
Tiff’s playful smile tells him she’s pleased. “This is really your favorite shirt?”
Lukus’ smile turns predatory. “It is now,” he says, and watches surprise flicker in her eyes.
As their gaze remains locked, Lukus expertly seeks out the few buttons holding his favorite shirt closed. He feels lower, unbuttoning each button slowly until none remain. He loves to watch the emotions parade through her expressive eyes as he slowly opens the dress shirt wide, exposing her luscious body to him. Without breaking their passion-fueled visual connection, he moves his hands lower slowly, grasping her bare ass and not so gently pulls her body forward to the edge of the stool, bringing her now naked core hard against his straining erection, the fabric of his jeans the only thing separating them.
A shattered marriage is rebuilt for one couple while their two best friends navigate a newly formed relationship – both against the backdrop of the BDSM culture. Brianna Lambert’s infidelity has come with a heavy price.
Being handed over by her husband for punishment by his friend and experienced dominant, Master Lukus, has not only revealed Brianna’s deep submissive nature, but allowed Markus to finally expose his hidden past as a dominant. Now the couple revives their marriage with a new dynamic – and new rules. Markus will no longer just be Brianna’s husband, but her Dom, and in the Punishment Pit where they once again found each other, Markus begins his beautiful wife’s training.
But they aren’t the only couple charting new ground. Master Lukus had no idea when he met Brianna’s best friend, Tiffany, that he could fall so quickly for a woman. But Tiffany’s experience with BDSM has been limited to that of a spectator. Can Master Lukus turn her smoldering interest in the lifestyle into a full flame of passion? Even as his best friend Markus, trains his wayward wife, Lukus find himself with the challenge of introducing Tiffany into his world of pain and pleasure.
In this sequel to “Wanting It All,” BDSM author Livia Grant guides readers on a realistic and sexually explicit tour of the emotional and physical challenges and rewards of dominance and submission.