Shon Blake made a decision years ago, giving up the only man she’d ever gave herself to completely, securing his future, and sacrificing hers. She was shocked when she ran into Cody thirteen years later. As soon as their eyes met, sparks flew and one thing led to another and they ended up in each other’s arms. The connection between them is stronger than it’s ever been.
Cody Mitchell took one look at Shon in boot camp and knew she would be his. He made a mistake years ago allowing her to walk out of his life without a fight. Running into her again reminded him of how much he missed her, he needed her more than ever. He wants her in his bed as his wife, and this time nothing will get in his way, not even the military.
Can choices made in the past, be forgiven? Can this couple survive Love’s Sacrifices?
Cody’s eyes widened when their gazes collided, and recognition lit his face. His mouth opened slightly, and he touched the young woman’s hand he was dancing with, whispering something in her ear, and then rushed through the crowd.
“Shon…” Damn, even his voice was sexy over the bass of the music.
She smiled, examining the magnificent man he’d grown into. Oh Lawd. He was fine with a capital F.
“Cody,” her voice cracked.
In one swift move, he stepped forward and wrapped massive arms around her. Shon inhaled and then exhaled his cologne, accepting his embrace. Cody smelled of pure masculinity; spicy, woody, and aromatic.
Cody slowly pulled back. “Shon, how long has it been?”
“Thirteen years.” She stared at him.
He grasped her hand in his. “Come on; let’s talk somewhere a little less noisy.”
Her nipples hardened. Shon’s body reacted to his simple touch. She followed his lead through the double doors to the back patio.
There were a few people out on the balcony smoking. Cody stopped mid stride and turned around, observing her. “You look great.” He eyed her body from top to bottom, making her feel like the most beautiful woman in the club. He bit his bottom lip. She knew he undressed her with his eyes.
Shon did a little shake, swaying her hips. “Well, thank you.”
Cody stepped forward, cupping her face with his calloused hands. “You don’t know how long I’ve waited to run into you.” He caressed her cheeks with his thumbs. “Are you married?”
“No,” she blurted. “You?”
“Naw.” He smirked, giving her his famous smile. “Are you involved with someone?”
“No, why all the questions?” She stared into his mesmerizing eyes.
“Because, I want to make sure I’m not overstepping when I do this.” His head descended, and his lips landed on hers, making her moan against her will. The tip of Cody’s tongue parted her lips, seeking entrance into her mouth. Shon opened for him, allowing him access. He led the way, making her follow his lead. She could feel the moisture seep to her panties, and all he’d done was kiss her. Cody’s tongue stroked hers, playing tug of war. She didn’t care there were people watching them. She’d never been kissed like this before, so much need and want. He pulled back, catching his breath and still cupping her face.
“Shon, I’ve waited to do this for fucking years.” He positioned his forehead on hers.
She placed her hands over his chest, feeling the beating of his heart. Cody always had a strange affect on her; her libido was going crazy.
Cody leaned back, staring at her. “Shon, talk to me.”
She didn’t know what to say as she caressed her swollen lips. “Are you stationed here?” She knew that wasn’t what he wanted to hear.
“No.” He removed a strand of hair from her face. “I’m in town for thirty days for a command assessment.” His arms circled her waist, pulling her forward. “But I would really like to inspect you instead.” He feathered kisses down her cheek.
“Would you?” She arched an eyebrow.
“Babe, you don’t even know.” He kissed her again. “I remember the way your body sang to my music.” He stroked her bare skin. “We could make music again and reminisce.”