Meg closed her eyes and smiled as Matt’s arms enfolded her from behind.
He began to nuzzle her neck. “You look gorgeous tonight. Yes, you heard me. And don’t look at me with those big blue eyes as if you don’t believe me. That short black dress goes perfect with your dark hair. I’ve a good mind to ditch the reunion and take you to bed.” His hand slid up under her dress, and she danced away from him.
“Matt, I can’t. We’ll be late. There won’t be another class reunion for ten years.”
She turned back toward him and raised up on her tiptoes to kiss his cheek. “Perhaps we could wait until we get home and make it five hours?”
He sighed, wrapping one arm about her waist and holding her to him. “Then you shouldn’t look so tempting. All right, princess. You get your way. This time.” His hand reached around her, cupping a cheek firmly and squeezing. Meg squealed.
Tilting her face upward, she gave him a chaste kiss.
His arms tightened. “Think I’ll let you get away with that, do you?”
She grinned as he moved one hand to the back of her neck and brought her closer. The other caressed her, drifting down to her bottom. What began as feather-light kisses covering her neck and then her face, turned to ones of possession that stirred her to her very soul. He invaded powerfully with his tongue, and hers danced with his, inviting.
She moaned. “You’re convincing. Five minutes.”
“Oh no, young lady. This is just a taste. I’ve changed my mind. I’ll take my five hours, beginning the minute I get you back home. Be warned.”
A giggle escaped, and his hard hand popped her bottom.
“Ouch! You’re incorrigible,” she whispered.
“And you’re a tease. What time is this thing tonight over?”
She looked up into the handsome face above her. His combination of dark hair and stunning brown eyes sent shivers through her every time she looked at him, even after two years of marriage. Matt was so good to her, and she appreciated his willingness to accompany her to the ten-year reunion more than she could express. She shouldn’t have been this nervous. Remembering his question, she gulped. “Midnight, but people will probably begin to leave about ten-thirty. I think I’ll be ready to go by then.”
Matt looked down at her with a warning glance. “Ten-thirty it is, then. Enjoy your friends, princess, because that’s all the time you’ll get. You don’t have to stay with me every minute, but I do insist on a dance or two. And,” he gave her a wink, “I’ll be there if you need me. Don’t let anyone make you feel intimidated. You’ll be the most dazzling girl there. Just one more thing.”
Meg looked up. She knew what was coming.
“I still think you should wear your glasses. I know, you think you look better in your contacts, but you lose them way too easily. And that dress is too short for you to be down on your hands and knees searching through the carpet for a lens.”
“But I already have them in. I could put the glasses in my purse just in case.” Her voice had a bargaining ring to it, and he frowned.
“All right. Have it your way. Let’s go.”
Meg moved quickly down the stairs ahead of him and grabbed her purse.
She didn’t even think of it again until they were halfway to the country club. Her glasses had remained on the vanity, at home.
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