Happy Monday folks!
I’m going to start your week with a little het lovin’! My friend Lacey Wolfe has brought her heroine to talk about their book Wanted: Wife. We’re trading spaces for the day (but, sadly, Vern Yip won’t be helping either one of us), so once you check this out, visit her blog where I’m interviewing DJ from A Sunday Kind of Love.
Thank you so much for having me on your blog today! Well, me and Darcy from Wanted: Wife.
Darcy: Hi! It’s lovely to be here.
Lacey: The question on everyone’s mind is, why in the world did you answer an ad in the paper for a wife? What was going through your head?
Darcy: The bills were piling up, I was about to be evicted from my apartment. I can’t really say how it happened, but before I knew what I was doing, I was emailing with Steven.
Lacey: If you’d known reading the ad that he was the same Steven you had a huge crush on from high school, would you have hesitated in answering?
Darcy: I want to say ‘hell no!’, but you know, if I’d known it was someone I knew, I don’t know I would’ve answered from the embarrassment alone.
Lacey: It all worked out anyway. *smiles*
Darcy: No thanks to the obstacles that you put in the story. Why in the world did you come up with us trying to be platonic?
Lacey: Sexual tension. Stuff the readers want.
Darcy: *Groans* Ugh, I wanted to rip the man’s clothes off more times that I can count, and yet anytime we kissed something happened. Whether it be his mom, his ex…
Lacey: Hey, like I said above. It all worked out in the end.
Darcy: Because it did, I’ll leave you alone.
Lacey: How is your relationship with your parents?
Darcy: It’s getting better. My parents still don’t get why I want to work and have a life outside of being a house wife. But now that I am at more of their high society functions, they are more understanding.
Lacey: How are you adjusting being back in the rich and famous lifestyle.
Darcy: Do I really have to admit that I like it?
Lacey: *Laughs* No.
Darcy: Good! Because what I said above is the closet you’re going to get.
Lacey: Thanks for coming with me today, Darcy. I know you have a bakery to run. I bet readers would’ve loved it if you’d brought some yummy apply baked goods.
Darcy: Come on by The Apple Orchard Bakery anytime and I’ll be sure to give you a treat! Thank you for having me today as well!
Wanted: Wife, By Lacey Wolfe
Help Wanted: A Wife
Darcy White can’t believe she’s answering a help wanted ad from someone looking to hire a wife, but she’s hit rock bottom and is on the verge of being evicted from her apartment. When she learns that the guy she had a crush on in high school is the one looking to hire, she’d be crazy not to live out her fantasy.
Steven McDonald needs a wife, or at least a fiancée, before his grandfather retires or else he won’t inherit the family business. He knows not just any woman will do, and in a desperate attempt to find a solution, he places a help wanted ad in the local paper. The day Darcy White answers it, his dreams begin to come true.
As Darcy and Steven pretend they’re engaged, they make a promise to keep things platonic. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to keep their hands off one another. With his grandfather’s retirement approaching, and the possible end to their fake engagement, can Steven and Darcy admit their feelings to not only themselves but each other?
Content Warning: contains adult language and sensual love scenes
“I’m making coffee, want any?” Darcy called from the kitchen.
As Steven entered the kitchen he said, “I’d love a cup.”
Steven leaned against the counter. Darcy poured water into the coffee maker and then scooped the coffee in. After she pressed the brew button, she turned and stared back at him.
“That wasn’t so bad,” he said.
She nodded. “Yeah, it was okay.”
Steven laughed. “Your parents were kind.” He reached his hand out toward her.
Darcy walked to him, taking his hand.
“Your dad gave us his blessing.”
“I had no doubt he would. Your family is well known.”
Steven wasn’t sure what had come over him, maybe it was the scotch he’d shared with her dad, but he couldn’t resist the beautiful woman in front of him. He tugged her to him, and her body molded against his perfectly. With his free hand, he pushed her hair behind her ear and then pressed his lips to hers. He expected resistance from her, but she opened up right away, wanting the kiss as much as he did.
Sliding his hand around her neck, he tilted her head so he could deepen the kiss. Her fingers danced around his waist and the little sensation went straight to his groin. Releasing her hand, he gripped her waist and pulled her into him. He was hard and it pressed into her and she didn’t seem to mind. Damn this woman! She should be pushing away from him, reminding him they were to stay friends, but instead he kept hoping her hand would find its way lower.
Could they do this once and then pretend it never happened? His erection was telling him yes, but his brain was telling him no. He started to pull away from the kiss, but Darcy wouldn’t let him.
God, he was turned on and wanted to touch her, taste her, explore her. He needed her!
“Stop, Darcy.” He pushed her off him.
She stepped back, a shocked look on her face.
“I can’t control myself. I want to take you to bed so bad.”
“I want that too.” She moved closer to him again and wrapped her arm around his neck and let her other hand dangle at his waistband. “Can’t we have a little fun?”
Do it or not? Yes or no? His core ached and taunted him. Taking a deep breath, he decided to listen to the head below.
He lifted Darcy up and sat her on the counter. His lips were everywhere. Her neck, collarbone. His hands were greedy as they worked the buttons on her blouse. “Stop me now, Darcy.”
She gazed into his eyes and then cupped his erection through his pants. “No.”
“No turning back?”
“No turning back.”
About Lacey Wolfe
Lacey Wolfe has always had a passion for words, whether it’s getting lost in a book or writing her own. From the time she was a child she would slip away to write short stories about people she knew and fantasies she wished would happen. It has always been her dream to be a published author and with her two children now of school age, she finally has the time to work on making her dream come true.
Lacey lives in Georgia with her husband, son and daughter, their six cats and one black lab who rules the house.