Saturday, 22 March 2014

Book Highlight : Taming Romeo by Rachelle Ayala

Evie Sanchez is recovering from heartbreak by working at her parents’ Filipino restaurant when in walks Romeo Garcia, the boy she left behind. Only now, he’s a hot movie star surrounded by gorgeous actresses and adoring fans. Bad boy Romeo Garcia never understood why Evie stood him up at the prom. When he rescues her from a flying coconut in the dumpster, he is determined to dig into her heart for the reason. Their mutual attraction and unresolved feelings ignite in a scintillating night of daring sex, and Romeo shows Evie what she’ll miss the rest of her life if she walks away again. Evie lands a part as Romeo’s co-star and falls into her role, totally in love. He plays his part, too, with his romantic gestures and skillful lovemaking. But is the fantasy real or revenge? Evie and Romeo are about to discover if their buried feelings will explode in pure delight or utter disaster.


“What will you have to drink?” He guides me toward a plush
couch. “Make yourself at home.”

“I’ve had enough drink tonight. I’m kind of hot though.” I
fan myself, a snake of desire wrapping around my lower regions.

Tonight, I’m going to take what I want, find out what I’ve
been missing. Besides it’s not like hot, sexy Romeo’s a stranger.

A sly grin crawls onto his face. “You’re direct, aren’t you?
I like that.”

He turns on the stereo. It plays a pulsing music full of
sexual rhythm. The song, I believe, is “Inside My Love” due to the repeated
lyrics describing where the female singer wants her lover. Slowly, I unzip my
moto-jacket, aware of the effect I have on him. His gaze never leaves me as I
shrug it to the floor, then roll my hips, my hands caressing my body to the
rhythm of the music. I act out the lyrics, bending and arching my back, while I
circle my boobs with my fingers, before slipping my hands under my stretchy

Not too fast, I undulate to the drugged beat of the music,
lifting the camisole over my shoulders and letting it drop like a fallen leaf.
I dance up against him, the peaks of my breasts, still encased in my bra but
visibly hard, rub against his open jacket. I tuck my palms in and up his shirt.
He’s hot, damp, the muscles of his chest firm. I nip the edge of his jacket and
tug with my teeth to pull it off him. He’s dancing with me, his erection
against my belly. The leather is too confining. My breathing quickens, the heat
rises, and the voices in the song keep calling what I’ve been wanting the
minute I saw Romeo at Barrio XO.

He grabs both sides of my face and draws me into a grinding
kiss, hungry, expectant, and oh, so impatient. I grapple with his belt, and he
deftly unhooks my bra. He’s familiar, yet a stranger. Bigger, stronger, and
more aggressive. He grunts as I loosen his belt and stick my hands through the
top of his waistband.

“Not yet, cookie. Let me undress you first.”

“Oh, no. Show’s not over.” I crank up the volume on the
stereo. Another erotic song follows, mostly moaning, heavy breathing and spoken

Running my hands up and down, I bounce and jiggle, and
wiggle out of my pants. The legs catch on my boots. I lose my balance and fall
onto the couch. Romeo scoops me up. “Bed?”

“Yes, bed.” I hook my arms around his strong neck.

About The Author

Rachelle Ayala was a software engineer until she discovered storytelling works better in fiction than real code. She enjoys writing love stories and has always lived in a multi-cultural environment. The tapestry of characters in her books reflect that diversity. She is an active member of online critique group, Critique Circle, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. Check out her four romantic novels. Michal’s Window is a powerful, emotional journey as lived through the eyes of Princess Michal, King David’s first wife. Broken Build is a story of healing where a man learns to love and trust the woman who destroyed his life. Hidden Under Her Heart is a heartfelt love story combined with controversy over difficult decisions, and Knowing Vera is a suspenseful, cross-cultural romance mixing an unsolved murder, adventure, and hot, steamy love scenes.

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