In this scene, Senth and NarrAy have just met. She’s considering whether to hire him to help her steal back the designs for a prototype her murdered parents designed. Because she’s a Better, an enhanced human with addictive pheromones, she’s not permitted to touch anyone skin-to-skin.
NarrAy offered her hand. She’d practiced this with her father as a girl. “A gentleman doesn’t try to overpower a lady’s hand, NarrAy. But he isn’t afraid to be firm either.”
She held his gloved hand between both of hers. “I can see you’re a gentleman, Mr. Antonello.”
His cheeks reddened. “Just Senth, ma’am.”
She squeezed Senth’s hand. “And I’m NarrAy. Never Ms. Jorlan, nor ma’am. Not on this job. Understood?”
He met her gaze. “Does that mean you want me?” He blushed again and glanced down at their still-joined hands. “For the job, I mean.”
She bit back a laugh. What an innocent. “So long as we’re clear on who’s in charge.”
“When it comes to theft, I am. For everything else, you are, in every way.”
You have no idea. She grinned at him. He had never once tried to look at her body. Maybe this dress will be okay after all.
“Come sit.” She gestured toward an adjacent room. “Let’s talk business.”
From At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, part of The Antonello Brothers Boxed Set
Contains the Thieves’ Guild Handbook and full versions of At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, For Women Only.
Join two tough brothers as they work for freedom, and find their true loves.
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