In Love Beyond the Curve, Charlotte is what, in today’s standards, would be considered a “plus size” woman. That is what the whole story is about – her accepting herself and believing a gorgeous man can accept her for herself, too! And does he ever! The group, One Direction, has a song out now called “Little Things” which is a perfect theme song for this story. I can easily see Reed singing this song to her and her shyly looking away, blushing as he turns her head to face him. Here is a link to the video of “Little Things” in case you aren’t familiar with it. After watching the video, read the excerpt that follows. I bet you will have to go watch the video again! I will! Have a wonderful day. (Don’t forget to comment to be eligible for the $10.00 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card.) Here we go!
When they entered the bathroom, she turned and looked at him and asked, “Do you think you’ll be able to get in the tub on your own? If you’ll just undress right beside the tub and use your crutch to steady yourself as you sit on the side, I think you’ll be able to put down the crutch and slide on down into the water without too much extra pain. The hot water will work wonders for you.”
“I don’t think I want you to go too far. I’ll try it. I’ll call you if I get in a jam.” He winked and gave her a big grin.
“I’ll be in the bedroom. Call if you need me. Don’t take any chances. You don’t need another injury to deal with now.” She laughed, kissing him on the cheek as she walked out and pulled the door almost closed.
She had gotten back into her favorite chair and was looking out over the backyard at the birds playing in the bird bath and swooping down from trees when she heard him call for her.
She opened the door and took a few steps into the room, but still gave him his privacy. “Are you okay? Is it killing you?”
“Yes, come here. I don’t think I can stand it any longer.” He leaned back and closed his eyes. She walked over and sat down on the edge of the tub.
“Do you need me to help you get out?” She took the hand that was resting on the side of the tub next to her hip.
“No, I need for you to get in here with me. I don’t think I can stand being by myself in this huge tub any longer. Not knowing you are on the other side of that wall, looking like a gift on Christmas morning.” He nodded toward her outfit, referring to her red dress and heels.
Charlotte threw back her head and laughed her throaty, sexy laugh that always managed to send tingles running down Reed’s spine every time he heard it. She stood up and placed her hands on her hips and looked down at him shaking her head.
“Do you know you look like Wonder Woman every time you do that? It’s really a sexy pose, and you do it all the time. I love it. Are you going to get in here with me?” He grinned up at her, looking anything but innocent.
Charlotte laughed again and placed her hands inside the pockets of her dress and decided to speak honestly with him. “The woman in me says get in with you, but the “Big Girl” in me says run like hell if you want him to stick around a little longer. I do want you to stick around a little longer to see where this goes. I don’t think I’m ready for the “reveal” yet. You just kissed me for the first time today. A bath together in the same day is rather a quantum leap, don’t you think?”
“No, I think you should listen to the woman in you, because that is the only person I see, or have ever seen, and she’s the one I’m talking to right now. You need to tell that “Big Girl” chick, who talks inside your head, to get the hell out of there and not come back. She’s not you, Charlotte. Get in here, and I’ll show you who I see and who has been and is turning me on. Come here to me. I promise you I’ll make you see the light once and for all.” He declared his opinion to her with seemingly heartfelt sincerity.
Charlotte bit her lip as she pondered his words, looking into his eyes as he kept his gaze locked on her face.
“You’re thinking about it. I know the “biting the lip” look. You want to, Charlotte. Just for once do what you want to do. You are safe with me. That I can promise.”
Charlotte pulled her hands out of her pockets, and reached for her belt buckle. She slowly unfastened it, and let it drop to the floor.
Reed took in a deep breath and leaned back to watch her, giving her his full attention. Charlotte continued unbuttoning the buttons of her red dress to just past her waist. She then slipped it off her shoulders and let it drop to the floor. Reed stared in awe at the woman standing before him wearing a red lacy, barely there bra, and matching red, lacy panties that hugged her hips perfectly. She had an hourglass figure, with legs that seemed long as she stood there in the red high-heeled sandals. Her thighs were fully shaped, but obviously toned as he noticed the defined muscles along the sides. She stepped out of the dress and kicked it aside and walked very sensuously over to the tub and placed a red-heeled sandal on the side of the tub for him to unbuckle. He sat up and removed the shoe, then the other one when she offered it to him as well. He was completely throbbing with an erection as he removed the sandal.
“Charlotte, you are more beautiful than I ever imagined,” he said in a whisper as he leaned back to watch her as she continued to undress for him.
His words of adoration gave her the courage to continue, so she reached behind her to unfasten her bra. I am blowing this from the start. In ten seconds he is going to see the boobs go south, and rethink this request. Charlotte hesitated a moment before releasing her hold on the bra.
Reed literally held his breath. He knew exactly what her breasts looked like from the night he had kicked Matt out. He had seen them through her wet t-shirt when she had doused them both with water from the car wash bucket. Nothing could have prepared him for the sight he beheld when her bra fell to the floor. She now revealed her large, heavy breasts with thick nipples jutting out, begging to be sucked and laved by his tongue. He ran a hand through his dark hair as he closed his eyes and inhaled deeply. When he opened his eyes again, she had tucked her thumbs in the waistband of her panties and had slowly begun to roll them downward past her knees. As she leaned forward to push them on down, her breasts hung suspended, swaying ever so slightly as she stepped out of them, too. She was now completely naked, standing beside the tub with one hand at her throat, and the other splayed over her stomach. He dropped his eyes from hers and took in the sight of her from head to toe as he sat up. He was mesmerized by the sight of the dark curls covering her mound. He hadn’t seen anything as enticing in a long time. He reached out a hand to her as she stepped into the tub facing him. He slid his hands up her legs and pulled her down to straddle his lap. In the water she felt very lightweight, so she didn’t hesitate to follow his guiding hands. When she felt his erection against her bottom, she raised her eyebrows and looked at him with apparent surprise.
He cocked his head to one side and placed a finger under her chin, lifting her eyes to meet his. “I told you I found you incredibly sexy. After that performance, what do you expect from a healthy man? You and your body did that to me. Remember that when you are doubting your effect on the opposite sex.”