Who woulda thunk it? Especially since the three elements didn’t normally mix.
Marianne dug her bare toes into the sand as a cool breeze ruffled her hair. Goosebumps dotted her skin as she watched the sun rise over the swell of the ocean waves. After wrapping the blanket tighter around her shoulders, she glanced down at her watch. The mere idea of five a.m. would have most people screaming at the injustice of being awake so early. Especially while on vacation. For her, though, it was three hours past the time she normally arrived at work. “Time to make the donuts.” Although meant to be funny, that line from the old 80’s commercials was her life. But she loved it.
A muffled laugh echoed across the empty beach. Marianne couldn’t help but smile. Had to be Jasmine. Even though the two couples weren’t the only guests in the small Tybee Island, Georgia resort, Marianne knew immediately it belonged to the bubbly brunette she’d met the day before. Her boyfriend Lucien was a bit intimidating at first glance, but she’d seen the way he looked at Jasmine. A man who looked at woman with that much love couldn’t be bad.
A movement up the beach caught her attention. Oh my. Tall, muscular, ripped. God he was gorgeous. And he was all hers. Even after spending most of the night exploring every inch of his body, she couldn’t stop the shiver slithering up her spine in anticipation as she watched her husband finish up the last leg of his morning run.
A year earlier she’d been building a new business and baking the cake for his sister’s wedding. With her bakery being the go-to spot in town, she’d watched as the crème de la crème of Georgia threw themselves at him. The rich boy who’d left the small, quiet town in the dust years earlier had come home and his arrival had attracted women from miles around. The blatant passes and resulting rejections had been entertaining for everyone, Marianne included. Thankfully, there’d been one girl he was interested in.
The past year had been overwhelming with both of them managing their new businesses and then adding the whole dating thing on top of that. But it had been well worth the efforts. This was the second day of her new life as Mrs. Alexander and she couldn’t think of anything she wanted more than to get her husband back into bed.
As Jason drew closer, a wicked thought crossed her mind. With a glance up the beach, she confirmed her brazen idea was doable. Knowing it was way too early for beach combers; she turned and shot a come-hither look over her shoulder. When she caught her husband’s eye, she strolled across the sand toward the empty Tiki Hut knowing full well he’d follow.
Drool Worthy, a short read and free download at Smashwords
If you’re interested in finding out more about Jasmine and Lucien and discovering why the New York couple is in South Georgia, check out their story coming this Thanksgiving in Jasmine’s Quest.
Thank you, thank you, thank you Carol and all those here at Under the Tiki Hut. This is my first venture into the indie publishing market and I couldn’t think of a better group of people (than all of you) to share my debut. You guys rock!
About the author: Tami Brothers always wanted to live a fun, sexy and exciting life. But when her clumsiness left her with an aversion to high heels, her fear of wardrobe malfunctions cut out those plunging necklines, and her skydiving instructor politely suggested she take up golf; she decided the only way to keep from breaking her neck would be to write about such a life. To read more about Tami’s journey to publication check out her Live, Love, Write blog at www.tamibrothers.com or you can also find her hanging out with a great group of writers at www.petitfoursandhottamales.com.