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“Still wanna shower?”

TYLER WANTED TO strip her down to nothing, to learn every curve and line of her body.

So, when he got up from the bed and lifted her into his arms, his plan was to do just that under a fall of hot water.

“What are you doing?” she asked.

“What do you think? I’m going to make sure you get all those nooks and crannies.”

To his surprise, she didn’t even put up a fight, just ran her hand along his jaw. “You, too.”

He sat her on the counter while he turned on the hot water.

“Get out of those clothes.”

She laughed while she pushed the robe down her arms, his eyes watching every move she made. When she reached behind and unsnapped her bra, he searched through the pockets of his jeans for his wallet. He kept his emergency condom in the money slot, but when he pulled it open, there was nothing but a few one-dollar bills.

“Shit!” His hungry gaze shot back up to her, her full breasts free of the confines of her bra and her blonde hair tumbling around her bare shoulders in beautiful abandon.

It was too cruel, too painful to even utter the words.

“I don’t suppose you have any condoms floating around?”

Her face fell. “No. You don’t have one?”

“I usually do in my wallet for emergencies, but I don’t know what happened to it.”

Suddenly, she looked furious with him and started yanking her robe up her body. “Maybe you used it and forgot about it.”

“Hey.” He went to stand between her legs, tipping her face up to his. “I swear, I haven’t been with anyone. Not since that day at the park.” His forehead pressed against hers, and he realized that she had no reason to believe him. He was a self-admitted man whore. Why would she?

“I don’t want you going into this not trusting me.” Damn, what the hell was happening to him? Mr. Sensitive and shit.

Her arms looped around his shoulders, her forehead still resting against his. “I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have immediately gone there.”

“It’s okay. We’ve got time. And although it kills me to say it, maybe we should tap the brakes until you do trust me.”

“I trust you, Tyler, obviously. I let you stay with my kid—”

“Hey, hey, you don’t have to get defensive, I’m not mad. I’m just saying that I get you still have reservations, and I can wait.” He tilted his head to kiss her, his mouth barely leaving hers to whisper, “You’re worth waiting for.”

And to his surprise, he meant every word.

She broke the kiss, her hands sliding down his chest and lower over his abdomen.

“You know, there are other things we can do while we wait.” She peeked up at him from beneath her lashes, and his cock flexed at the heated look and suggestive tone.

“Yeah? Like what?”

Dani pushed him back and climbed off the counter. Before he could ask what she was doing she sank to her knees, her hands unlooping his belt.

“Oh, I think I’ll just have to show you.”

Chapter Twenty

TYLER WOKE UP with a start, confused for a second as he took in his surroundings. Finally, it sank in through his foggy brain that he’d stayed over at Dani’s last night. Slept in her bed.

And he still hadn’t gotten sex.