This week's RIVA hero is my very own Ethan from DATING AND OTHER DANGERS. Ethan is one of my favourite heroes--he's so outrageous he makes me laugh. But underneath the swagger a heart of gold is buried...
Vital Stats: tall, dark and you guessed it… handsome. Here’s Nadia’s first impression of him:
Sharp tailored suit, even sharper eyes, and a smile on the face that went with the prime male body. Nadia had never seen anyone with such perfect features in real life—that kind of symmetry was the domain of airbrushed aftershave ads. Only this guy had an edge that was never in those ads…
White Lie or Absolute Honesty: In the business environment it’s brutal honesty… but for a reserved few—those nearest his heat (his sisters and his mother) –he will do anything to protect them from hurt and yes, that might include a lie or two.
Order In or Dine Out: Oh dine out for sure! Ethan knows how to have a good time.
Boxers or Briefs: those inbetween knit boxers that cling in all the right places!
Best known for: Being ‘internetorious’—named as Mr 3 Dates & You’re Out on Nadia’s WomenBWarned forum…
We’d want to date him because… he’s outrageously good fun—sexy, confident and charming. He’s also sharp and calculating and not one to turn away from a challenge!
In his words…
“Gotcha,” he ground out through teeth clenched in masculine victory. “No one’s come to your rescue Nadia.” His words slurred as all his predatory instincts celebrated, shutting down his brain and firing up his body. He kept his hand over her mouth. Tried not to enjoy having her at his mercy too much. But he failed on that one.
Beneath his tense bicep, her breasts rose and fell quickly.
“It’s the middle of the damn day and you’re mine to do what I want with. In the morning, when you skate through here, there are even fewer passers-by. You’d have no chance.”
He felt the ripple in her body again, watched the green in her eyes deepen, some emotion welling up in her. But it wasn’t fear.
It swamped him too, obliterating all those intentions. He tried to hold in…meaning to prove that point. But he couldn’t remember what the point had been now… He knew what he wanted but he was not going to—not going to…
He lifted his hand and quickly kissed her—hard.
And he groaned as quick became long and slow. He dived into the sensations—the hungry, soft mouth, the sweet slide of her tongue. His brain shut down completely as he was immersed in searing, delicious heat. For ever and a bit later he lifted his head and looked at her. Her tee had rucked up a bit when he’d tumbled her down, baring her midriff. Now he ran a single finger just above the snug waistband of her black leggings, loving the satin feel of her smooth, warm skin. Loving the catch of her breath even more.
He watched her reaction—the increase in her pulse, the liquidity of her eyes—and went bolder still, firmly pressing the palm of his hand against her belly, feeling the response ripple through her. Oh, man, she had fire.
He slid his hand beneath that waistband and watched her mouth open in a silent oh. For a brief moment her eyes closed as he went lower, brazenly sliding his fingers right down into her pants.
Her whole body spasmed.
He paused, breathing hard as he felt her instinctive rocking up to meet his hand. She wanted him.
“Don’t be too pleased with yourself,” she panted, defiant to the end. “I’m always hot after exercise.”
Nadia Keenan’s first date Do’s and Don’ts:
1. Do boost your confidence by looking hot
2. Don’t put out until at lease date two
3. If the man is trouble (however sexy!) do report all on www.WomanBWarned.com
After being trashed on Nadia’s website, serial dater-and-dumper Ethan Rush is about to put Nadia’s rules to the test. He’s determined to change her mind about him. She’s determined to prove him for the cad he is.
Let the battle of the dates begin…
While here’s the blurb for the new look Riva:
Could two players both win the dating game? Nadia Keenan is corporate HR by day, web-dating warrior by night – she runs WomanBwarned.com, where bad-date stories are aired and shared to help other women avoid the same pitfalls. Ethan Rush, serial dater-and-dumper and utterly, gorgeously lush, has just found out he’s been trashed – repeatedly – on Nadia’s website and he’s…um…not happy. Both know they’re in the right. Neither is ready to back down.
Let the battle of the dates begin!
Dating and Other Dangers is on the shelves in stores in North America in October and you can also grab it online from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and other booksellers.
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