What Eva Wants: The Eva Series, Book Two

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She goes by the name Eva when she’s exploring her deepest desires. A wife and mother, Eva craves punishment, wants someone to spank her and do it well, something her husband is unwilling to do. But with his permission, she seeks and finds a man willing to give her the discipline she’s lacked – a handsome stranger named Marco, who is both aroused and intrigued by this mysterious woman whose husband is OK with Eva finding someone to fulfill her need. Marco soon discovers that Eva’s husband has a craving of his own – to watch as his wife finds an outlet for her desires from another man. During this steamy, contemporary story about innermost passions, three lives converge and are enriched by humor, pleasure and love.
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Chapter One – Olivia

I should never have let my parents talk me into changing my regular every-other Friday night meeting with Marco to a Saturday morning, even just this once. But they had wanted to take their grandson to some kids’ movie, and it had sounded like a good plan on the surface?so now here we were, me with a hyper-charged three-year-old who was completely thrown off his schedule, and Marco with what looked like a wicked hangover.

I did not even want to think about how he must have spent the previous night.

“Thanks again for?um, agreeing to pick him up this morning instead of last night,” I said lamely. We had ordered breakfast at the restaurant we had picked as that morning’s child exchange location, and probably looked like any other little family of three out for Saturday pancakes. The thought was singularly depressing.

“It’s no problem,” Marco said easily, and reached out to ruffle Enrique’s hair. It was only eight-thirty and the dark curls were already glued together with syrup. I considered reminding Marco to wash it out at some point over the weekend, but figured that wouldn’t win me any points in the Not Being a Crappy Ex-Wife game. He was a good father, after all.

“Still, I hope we didn’t mess up any big plans you had,” I said. Marco pulled his hand back from Enrique abruptly, and I didn’t miss the uncomfortable silence that followed. He smiled wanly.

“Not at all. We’ve got lots of fun planned for the rest of the weekend, though, right ‘Rique?”

Enrique answered by way of a toothy, sticky grin through a mouthful of food. It was somehow both cute and disgusting.

“How about you?” Marco asked, leaning back in his chair a little. He hadn’t shaved; he looked like he had just woken up, or else hadn’t even gone to sleep. “Do you have anything planned for the weekend?”

I knew what he was really asking of course, and the answer was absolutely not. I was not dating anyone, not casually fucking anyone, not doing anything with anyone at all. As much as I loved our son I was mostly looking forward to a couple days of not having to wipe anyone’s butt, not having the words why and mama screamed at me at top volume, and most of all (God forgive me) not waking up to thirty pounds of toddler draped over my sleeping body.

It wasn’t Enrique’s fault, of course. His entire world was upside down. But sometimes being the only adult responsible for the day-to-day survival of another human was so exhausting it seemed almost unbearable. More than sometimes, actually.

“Not a thing,” I answered, trying for a light tone. “Just going to relax.”

Marco stared back at me for a moment, his gaze dark and unwavering. Then he nodded. “You should,” he said. “You need to relax.”

And just like that, every fight we’d ever had about my inability to relax swelled up inside me like a goddamn tidal wave.

“Don’t, Marco,” I said, my voice sounding tight even to my own ears. “I am no longer under any obligation to try and conform to whatever it is you think you want.”

I felt a smidge of satisfaction at how taken aback he looked, but it was quickly replaced by embarrassment that I had let him get to me again.

“That isn’t what I meant at all, Olivia,” he said, sounding as tired as he looked. “Can you let it go? Christ.” He shook his head like he was disappointed in me, or something. Reflexively we both glanced over at Enrique, who had stopped mid-chew and was staring at us with wide eyes. He knew we were teetering on the edge of something, just as we had so many times in the months leading up to our separation and eventual divorce. I shouldn’t care anymore, I really shouldn’t. But so help me God part of me still did.

“I relax just fine,” I said petulantly, annoyed with myself for continuing to pick this old wound.

Marco sighed. “I know, Liv. I just meant you deserve to take some time for yourself,” he said quietly.

I felt the urge to say something else, maybe to ask why “time for myself” wasn’t something he thought of when we were actually together, but then I looked over at Enrique and stopped. It just wasn’t worth it.? I shook my head. “Okay,” I told him. I wasn’t going to apologize! “Okay, Marco. I?just misunderstood.”

“Right,” he said noncommittally. “Well, if you’re about done I think we’ll head out.” As he spoke he pulled a credit card from his wallet and made eye contact with a passing waitress. She stopped so abruptly as she caught his eye it was like she had run into a solid barrier. I fought the urge to roll my eyes and scream “Run!” at her.?

“Yes, sir?” she said sweetly.

“I think we’re ready for the check, if you wouldn’t mind letting our waitress know?” he said.

“Of course! Actually, I can just take that for you now, if you’d like?” She reached for the card, and he handed it over with a small smile and nod. The girl looked over at me then, her eyes raking over me quickly before settling on Enrique.

“Oooh, he’s so cute!” she squealed. “How old is he?”

“How old are you, ‘Rique?” Marco said. It had always bothered him when people talked about our son like he wasn’t a sentient being.

“Free,” Enrique said, sounding very serious.

“Three! How sweet!” the waitress cooed. “He has your eyes.” Then she turned and sashayed away, and I was left wondering how Enrique having Marco’s eyes was in any way significant. He had my hair, my skin tone, even my feet.

“Ready, Olivia?” Marco said suddenly, breaking into my silent pouting. I hadn’t even noticed the waitress return with the credit card slip.

“Oh, yeah.” I pushed back my chair and stood, suddenly wishing I’d bothered to wear something besides the t-shirt I’d slept in and my favorite jeans. I’d forgotten how Marco always looked impossibly sexy, even hung over and unshaven and probably having only slept three hours.? No doubt the waitress had noticed; she had barely bothered to glance at me in between ogling my ex-husband and squealing over our child.

Because let’s face it: I was the mom in this scenario. No one had looked at me with anything more than passing interest in, oh, about three years. Except Enrique, of course.?

Out in the parking lot I hugged my son fiercely. He was hot and sticky but so, so cuddly. Even though a break was welcome I would miss him terribly; he was the star around which I orbited, and without him I felt strangely untethered.

“Be good for your daddy, now,” I said after the final sloppy kiss. Then I handed him to Marco and smiled. “And you be good, too, Marco.”

“Always,” Marco said offhandedly, and I raised my eyebrows. Somehow I doubted it.


4 reviews for What Eva Wants: The Eva Series, Book Two

  1. CJO

    This was a good sequel to What Eva Needs, I just wish it was longer! It is definitely different than most books; or, Eva and Miguel\’s relationship is different than most. This time we got to read some from Olivia\’s point of view. The end was a major cliffhanger, though; I will absolutely have to read the next book! I hope it comes soon.

  2. CJO

    This was a good sequel to What Eva Needs, I just wish it was longer! It is definitely different than most books; or, Eva and Miguel’s relationship is different than most. This time we got to read some from Olivia’s point of view. The end was a major cliffhanger, though; I will absolutely have to read the next book! I hope it comes soon.

  3. Denise (verified owner)

    I think i liked the first book more than this, but only by a small amount and mainly due to the way this one ended. I love how she rights in everyone\’s perspective. It gives you a view you wouldn\’t normally get. I think Marco may be screwed, though, not just because of how it ended; but because she doesn\’t seem to be into the lifestyle at all. Nor do i think Olivia is anyway near as open as Juan is. I also like how turned on Juan gets with watching and reading the em\’s. One of my favorite aspects of this book, is it\’s not what you would expect. You think you get whats going on and then you get hit with something completely from left field, which is extremely hot and sensual. One thing i did think was strange was Juan\’s referring to Marco as Eva\’s lover. I don\’t think Eva or Marco think of each other this way at all. Not sure if this was one of those random things or if it\’s going to come up further on down the line. Both books are well worth the read.

  4. Denise (verified owner)

    I think i liked the first book more than this, but only by a small amount and mainly due to the way this one ended. I love how she rights in everyone’s perspective. It gives you a view you wouldn’t normally get. I think Marco may be screwed, though, not just because of how it ended; but because she doesn’t seem to be into the lifestyle at all. Nor do i think Olivia is anyway near as open as Juan is. I also like how turned on Juan gets with watching and reading the em’s. One of my favorite aspects of this book, is it’s not what you would expect. You think you get whats going on and then you get hit with something completely from left field, which is extremely hot and sensual. One thing i did think was strange was Juan’s referring to Marco as Eva’s lover. I don’t think Eva or Marco think of each other this way at all. Not sure if this was one of those random things or if it’s going to come up further on down the line. Both books are well worth the read.

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