another man for the foreseeable future. To say her last relationship ended in
disaster would be a colossal understatement. The only reason she agrees to put
in an appearance at Serpent’s Kiss, a private kink club in downtown St. Louis, is
because her best friend, Nicole, won’t quit nagging her. When she walks in the
door that night, the last thing she expects to do is meet a man who will have
her reconsidering her ban on men.
is used to being in charge. His crew relies on him to make sure they know what
they’re doing and return home to their families after every shift. It isn’t, however,
what he wants in a relationship. Drew decides to join Serpent’s Kiss to see if
what appeals to him in fantasy is something he wants to explore in the real
world. He’s also hoping that he’ll be lucky enough to meet a woman with whom he
can explore his desires. The night Beth walks into the club, he is intrigued.
Drew has to get to know her better.
involved with Drew. It doesn’t matter that he is sweet and charming. She’s been
burned before and Beth doesn’t think she can survive having her heart crushed
again. Drew, however, won’t take no for an answer. He wants a relationship and
is determined to chip away at her defenses until she relents. Will she give him
a chance, or did her ex leave her with scars too deep to heal?
plunged her tongue inside his mouth and took what she wanted. It was the
hottest thing Drew could ever remember experiencing in his life.
kiss didn’t last more than a minute or two, but it was long enough for him to
know he wanted more.
rested her forehead against his. She was breathing just as hard as he was. Her
chest was heaving up and down, brushing against his chest. Not to mention that
she was still straddling his lap.
tell me you want to do that again.”
laughed. It was so nice to see her happy and carefree.
that a yes?”
get cocky on me now.” She ran a single finger down the side of his face and
over his lower lip.
closed his eyes, trying not to push.
your eyes,” she whispered.
he met her gaze, he noticed the amusement was gone. He was instantly on alert.
shook her head. “Nothing’s wrong. I’m just . . . considering my
He wasn’t sure he liked the fact that thinking over her options had banished
the fun they’d be having.
he could formulate another question, she explained. “Things between us are
moving faster than I thought they would.”
that bad?” He needed to know. In his opinion, things between them weren’t
moving fast enough.
sighed. But Drew also noted that she hadn’t removed herself from his lap. That
was good, wasn’t it?
don’t know. Maybe. Maybe not.”
spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least
favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She
wasn’t good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head
spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a
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to open Serpent’s Kiss. She wanted it to be a place where she and her fellow
kinksters could play and socialize.
she’d hoped it would be. On Friday and Saturday nights, Serpent’s Kiss is
filled with men and women who share a similar desire to explore the pleasures
BDSM has to offer. The club has continued to grow, and over the years, many of
its members have become friends.
open a club was the human drama that came with it. Learning to balance her life
as the club mistress has taken some getting used to, but she wouldn’t change a