I took her hands in mine. She looked so sad, yet so intrigued. “Please, will you trust me?”
She smiled. “Yes, I’ll trust you.”
“Good. Now let me kiss you really quick and then go flip the bacon, because I think it’s burning.”
With a laugh, she leaned closer to me and I met her halfway. A quick kiss and I stood to leave. “Mom said there’s aspirin in the bathroom cabinets. You might want to take some.”
“I will,” she said with a sweet smile.
At least she was smiling now and not on the verge of tears any longer. I’d take that as a win.
Timberlynn snuggled against me on the sofa as we silently watched the fire flicker in the fireplace.
“That was the best BLT I think I’ve ever had,” she mused.
With a laugh, I kissed her on the head. “Flattery will get you everywhere, Ms. Holden.”
Her laugh vibrated against me. I looked down and saw the oversized T-shirt she had on. It was an old one of mine that I had left here at some point in the past when I stayed in the cabin. It wasn’t unusual for me, Brock, and Ty to spend a few days here, especially during the spring and summer. Crystal Lake held a lot of memories for all three of us.
“How’s your ankle?” I asked.
“Better. I think the hot shower and the aspirin really helped.”
“Good, I’m glad it’s feeling better.”
She looked up at me and smiled and it felt like I forgot how to breathe for a moment. God, she truly was the most beautiful woman I had ever laid my eyes on.
I had to work at swallowing before I could make myself say anything. “You are…so beautiful.”
Her cheeks turned bright pink. “I look like a mess.”
I shook my head. “No, you’re perfect.”
She shyly looked back at the fire.
“I saw some ice cream in the refrigerator if you want dessert.”
Slowly, she moved away from where she was sitting next to me and stood. She reached for me and I joined her. We faced each other and Timberlynn gave me the sexiest smile I’d ever seen. “I’d like dessert, but not the kind you eat.”
My damn knees nearly buckled under me. “Timber, are you sure?”
The way her eyes sparkled, turning dark with desire, told me everything she couldn’t seem to say. I cupped her face in my hands and stared into those beautiful eyes of hers. They looked so green, reminding me of the pastures here on the ranch in spring. The gold specks could be flowers sprinkled around the land.
“I’d be content to simply hold you in my arms tonight if that was all you wanted from me,” I said.
Her tongue came out and swept quickly across her dry lips. “I want you, Tanner. I almost feel like I could cry if I don’t feel you touch me soon. We’re finally alone,” she said with a shy chuckle. “I…I need to feel you touch me.”
I closed my eyes and let out a low, guttural growl. Slow. You need to go slow. Feelings of excitement and regret for wanting her so badly mixed together and left me feeling confused.
Her voice made me snap my eyes open.
She stepped closer and took the bottom of my shirt in her hands. She lifted it slowly as I reached behind my back and assisted her in getting it over my head. Her eyes drank in my upper body, and I loved seeing the lust written clearly on her face. I knew I had a nice body, hell, I worked hard for my muscular frame, and the fact that she enjoyed seeing it like this only made me want her to see more of my body. Timberlynn wasn’t one for hiding her emotions, at least not when it came to me. She seemed to wear them so visibly on her face. In her eyes. The way she chewed on her lip or let her gaze roam freely over my body. I loved how she looked at me.
“You’re incredible,” she whispered as she placed her palm on my chest over my heart. Her eyes lifted to mine. “Your heart, it’s beating so fast.”
All I could do was nod. She smiled and the room felt like it moved under my feet. I had to concentrate on not stumbling, and I reached out for her to hold me up. I’d never experienced this feeling before when I was with a woman. I knew I never would again. “I feel like this is my first time,” I said honestly.
She shyly looked down. “You know I’m not a virgin, but I don’t have a lot of experience. It wasn’t because of lack of interest on my end.” A small, nervous laugh slipped from her lips. “I’m honestly terrified of you being bored.”
I placed my finger on her chin and bent down to look into her eyes. “I can promise you right now, I’m not going to be bored. And if something doesn’t feel right, or you’re not comfortable, you’ll tell me, right?”
She nodded. “I promise I’ll tell you.”
I lifted the T-shirt and gently pulled it over her head. She wasn’t wearing a bra, so her breasts were the first thing I saw. I suddenly forgot how to speak. “I…um…can’t…think,” I stammered.
Timberlynn placed her finger on my chin and closed my mouth as she let out a giggle. “They’re only breasts, Tanner.”
I slowly shook my head. “No, Timber, they’re so much more. You are so much more. You’re perfect in every way. Even my dreams weren’t this good, and I haven’t even touched you yet.”
Her eyes searched my face, and I saw something that looked like a trace of worry between her brows. But then she smiled. “I don’t want to let you down.”
It was my turn to laugh. “Please, woman, that is not going to happen.”
I let my gaze linger on her mouth as she dug her teeth into her lip once more. With a whisper so low I nearly didn’t hear, she said, “Make love to me, Tanner.”
I swept her off her feet so quickly that she let out a small yelp, then laughed. “Tanner!” she cried out as I nearly hurdled the sofa and made my way to the master bedroom.
When I got into the room, I gently laid her on the bed. “Do you want me to tell you one of the many fantasies I’ve had about you over the last few months, Timber?”
With a nod, she replied, “Yes. Tell me.”
“I lie you down on my bed and kiss you slowly, everywhere. I learn what parts of your body make you tremble with desire. I learn where and how to make you come so hard you scream my name.”
Her mouth dropped open, and she sucked in a breath of air. I liked that my words had that effect on her. I could see her breathing get faster.
“Then I slowly make love to you until we both lose ourselves in each other.”
Timberlynn’s eyes closed, and I climbed onto the bed and kissed her face softly. “Are you okay?” I asked, my lips still pressed to her cheek.
“More than okay.”
“Why the tears, darlin’?”
Her eyes met mine. “You have a way of making me feel so…desired. They’re not sad tears, I promise.”
“Good,” I said as I kissed her lips softly. “Now, you tell me one of your fantasies, and I’ll see what I can do to make it come true.”
I stood and unbuttoned my jeans. I’d already kicked off my boots after dinner when we were sitting on the sofa together. Timberlynn kept her eyes locked on my hands, not speaking, and when I pushed my jeans down, I tried not to laugh at how she stared at me. Then she looked up at me and grinned. “Boxers? I wouldn’t have pegged you for that type of guy.”
“Really? Some days I go commando,” I said as I shed the boxers and dropped them next to my jeans.
That caused her eyes to darken with lust as she knelt on the bed and slowly pushed her panties down. It was my turn to stare. I had to clench my fists together to keep from pulling her to me and going all caveman on her.
With her finger, she motioned for me to come closer to her. Both of us now completely naked. This moment felt crazy right. Like every other path we had taken in our lives had brought us to this very point in time.
Timberlynn placed her hand on my chest as her mouth curved into a soft smile. She slowly moved her hand downward, letting only two of her fingertips touch me as she went. My entire body shook with anticipation and she saw it.
“I’ve dreamed of you looking into my eyes as you made love to me. I wondered so many times what it would feel like to have you inside me. Claiming me…making me yours.”
I hissed when she ran her thumb over the head of my cock. Then she shocked the shit out of me and put her thumb into her mouth and tasted my pre-cum. Her eyes closed and she moaned ever so slightly.