Ellie turned out the light and dropped the flashlight to the floor.
“Because you participated in this stupid spin the bottle game, you won a kiss from me, and now you’re hesitating”
“Yes, I know. Just not sure who goes first in this situation.”
“Would it help if I told you there’s no one else I’d rather share my first kiss with?” came her soft reply, as she brushed her fingers through my hair.
Squeezing my eyes closed, I puckered up, hoping Ellie knew how to put me out of my misery.
Instead, she gently tapped my chin.
To my mortification, I saw she was smiling.
“What did I do wrong?”
“You looked like you were about to kiss your mother,” she teased. “What if I do the dirty deed first?”
With my masculinity at stake, I was at a loss until my Alpha male booted up and shared everything there was to know. I wrapped my hand around her neck, drawing her so close our eyelashes touched.
“Honey, I ain’t no mama’s boy,” I murmured, pressing my lips to hers.
Excerpt from Lovin' Those Navy Games by Susan Jean Ricci
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