Dangerous Play

Dangerous Play

Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

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Status: In Progress

Genre: Romance

Summary

When Magnus Greybrook attends happy hour at the city's most trendy bar, he never imagines crossing paths with a sultry stranger. What follows is a night of passion he cannot believe, yet he does not even know her name. The next morning she's gone. Unable to get her out of his mind, he sets off to find her with a goal to make her his. However, he discovers that she's more than she seems and in serious danger which could cost them their lives. A/N: This story is a prequel to "If You Dare" as some fans of the story have been asking after the two characters in it.

Summary

When Magnus Greybrook attends happy hour at the city's most trendy bar, he never imagines crossing paths with a sultry stranger. What follows is a night of passion he cannot believe, yet he does not even know her name. The next morning she's gone. Unable to get her out of his mind, he sets off to find her with a goal to make her his. However, he discovers that she's more than she seems and in serious danger which could cost them their lives.
A/N: This story is a prequel to "If You Dare" as some fans of the story have been asking after the two characters in it.

Chapter1 (v.3) - Strangers

Author Chapter Note

“The true man wants two things: danger and play. For that reason he wants woman, as the most dangerous plaything.” —Fiedrich Nietzsche

Chapter Content - ver.3

Submitted: November 26, 2017

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CHAPTER 1

Strangers

 

The self-possession she carried when she sauntered into the bar of the trendy 646 Restaurant was sensuous like the drink she ordered. 

“Bourbon.  Neat,” she requested in a breathy voice settling beside him.

Her bronze mocha skin offered a stunning contrast to her white dress both chic and bold.  The sleeveless leather number vacuum-sealed every single curve of her athletic body.  It accentuated a healthy set of round breasts set off with a flat stomach, a bountiful ass and sculpted legs like her arms. 

Her ears carried glittery gold hoops encrusted with diamonds.  The same gold matched the chains of her white stilettos.  The tiny clutch purse of polished gold dangled from a gold chain strap along her wrist.  She wore no other jewelry. 

Her make-up never overwhelmed her delicate features but added dimension with a gold shimmer and a darkly lined, winged eye.  A simple lip-gloss touched her dark pink lips that were small yet slightly pouty.  A naughty mouth if he’d ever seen one.

Damn!  Magnus grew hard the moment he fixed on that last feature.  He imagined it sucking him off with great enthusiasm.  Shaking his head, he felt staggered by the carnality of his thoughts that bordered on scandal.  Just the same, he would spontaneously combust in his suit if he didn’t do something about the fire this woman stoked in his blood and forced down to his cock. 

To be so turned on to a stranger on mere sight much less a short, African American woman at that was unheard of for him.  This beauty definitely was not the composite of what he categorized as the standard type of female he brought to his bed.  Chiefly, he noted that she was not blonde, not leggie, and not tall.

Magnus prided himself on having control above a beast in heat, but this woman?  She oozed sensuality from her pores.  It caught the attention of every man she passed especially after the clumsy waiter dropped a tray of drinks for a table of executives who cried foul. 

All eyes drew to the newbie waiter, of course, but the flustered young man stared fixed at the beauty, who skirted him without missing her stride toward the bar.  Who could blame him?  Her every movement flowed in grace like an angel except she floated down from heaven on spiky heels.

The moment Magnus saw her eyes though he was done for.  Large and catlike in the color of smoky quartz, they watched everything with predatory awareness.  Her eyes noticed how all the men followed her with their approving stares, but she seemed to dismiss them. 

When those eyes of hers locked with his, Magnus felt the air escape his lungs.  Damn, the woman was beautiful!  The urgent need to adjust himself shocked him because his erection was uncomfortable, but he was glad for the dark suit that masked his problem well enough for the time being. 

The hint of danger her smoky eyes announced along with her unsmiling mouth did not put him off.  It should have.  Magnus knew better from years of practice to stay away from women like her.  Such seriously seared him in the past.  As sure as he breathed, he banked that the beauty would do just that.  No helping the flame she was though.  Not once she tossed back her wet and wavy hair in the shade of a dark liver.  Not once he detected something sweet and expensive drifting up to him from her. 

Magnus needed to take a drink feeling a precipitous thirst creep upon him.  The beauty chose that opportunity to brush up against his arm.  It snapped his notice of her left hand.  It reached out to catch her balance by gripping him with a small hand that carried short but even nails without paint but shined like her plain but beautiful toenails.  No ring encased any of her nimble fingers he imagined sucking just like those delightful toes.  How could someone so tempting and smelled of an exotic paradise not be taken? 

Sweet passion fruit maybe was the scent.  No, not perfume precisely.  An expensive body wash or shampoo or a combination of both was what he smelled.  Magnus imagined the beauty’s taste would be something like that: sweet and full-bodied.  His mouth went dry at the thought of him, lavishing his tongue in wonder over that bronze mocha skin.  Her skin literally glowed like a piece of exotic fruit. 

What was something as tropically hot as she was doing in Oregon of all places?  Passing through for the modeling convention maybe?  The best he could tell many modeling agencies sought fresh talent at the Grand Seapoint Convention Center next door.  So then, she had to be a model, right, who stayed at the adjoining Fairmont Hotel that housed the restaurant? 

Lots of good-looking women walked around.  Hence, Magnus wouldn’t be surprised if this woman were one of them seeking a break into the modeling business.  In part, the convention roused packs of prowling men dressed to incite the attention of any one of the fine-looking ladies for a hook-up.  The 646 was usually busy but not so with the majority of the crowd being male.

Magnus sucked in a breath at the sultry sound of her voice speaking to the bartender.  He whipped his thoughts back to what she ordered and tried to suppress a groan.  His aching crotch swelled with further discomfort at the beauty's ridiculous proximity to him.

“Impressive.”  The white man in a suit lifted his glass of bourbon on the rocks to her before taking a sip.

Jules tilted her head in study while glancing over the mountain of a man standing next to her at the bar.  He came from money.  That much was totally clear.  Old money maybe.  A lot of it, too by the neat trim of his nails, the steel of his Movado watch, and gloss of his John Lobb shoes.

Oddly, Jules detected disdain in how he wore that pricey English suit tailored to his every contour.  However, the stranger was precisely whom she’d been searching for.  Perhaps he might even meet her challenge.  Could her chosen satiate her restlessness in the coastal city so far removed from where she called home? 

Something about this man's countenance made it evident to her that he just might.  His lovely blue eyes were sharp while he examined her greedily.  His nose flared to gather more air.  A large hand loosened his shiny striped tie knotted at a masculine throat in a way that made her believe he was being strangled by it.

Overall, this man appeared a raw bundle of sinew and handsome flesh.  Jules believed it would give the tempered pleasure she craved.  The ring-less left hand curled around his drink was significantly bigger than both of hers combined.  The man also stood far taller than she even with the four-inch heels she rocked tonight with her favorite dress that hugged every curve she could advertise. 

The other area of interest was that the stranger at the bar was so very white.  Jules had never been with that particular group of men nor had she felt more turned on by one.  Her preference came in men of color.  She dated her share of African, Hispanic, Asian, Indian and Arab men.  Living in Washington, DC afforded her with a variety of them in endless supply.  After she graduated with her bachelors in business management from Georgetown University, she liked to party with the best of them on Embassy Row. 

Jules figured since she remained disciplined while in college and at work that the very day she graduated all bets were off.  For five days straight, she partied seeking eagerly to catch up on lost time.  Frankly, Jules finally decided to reap the fruits of all her hard labor that paid off with her business soring and finishing school with a degree with honors.  Even now, she still liked to party within reason, of course.

White, though, remained the one ethnicity Jules never ventured to cross without much interest in the way she typically steered clear of black guys.  She held nothing against them really.  No attraction to them whatsoever seemed the issue.  Her previous life soured her to black men, and it was just as well.  It probably explained why nothing ever happened with fellow alumni Sinjin Fraser.  The ultra-cool and wealthy bachelor felt more like a kindred spirit than a love interest.  Occasionally they would do business together as well. 

Jules never mixed business with pleasure anyway.  Oh, such a no-no.  Another one of her precious rules she loathed to break.  Business was business.  Pleasure, on the other hand, existed as the sort of transaction that failed to ever interfere with her work. 

The more Jules reviewed the stranger, the more she considered that white at least used to be excluded from her preferences in the opposite sex.  Being on a new coast skewed things a bit.  Bearing in mind the pickings were slim in the ethnic category for Oregon, Jules considered what she observed to be true.  Mostly white, some black, Asian, Native American and Hispanic made up this dating pool across the cities of Seapoint and Crescent Beach which she frequented.  It changed tastes she supposed if one went dry long enough. 

Regardless, Jules thought that factor alone was weak.  She gave herself a little credit.  Instinctively, she knew the kind of man she wanted.  Settling never entered her vocabulary.

Until the moment Jules spotted the big blond at the bar, Jules would have thought twice about hooking up with a white guy.  None she met before looked quite like him, though.  The stranger reminded her every bit of a Norse god straight from the pages of mythology.  Blondie would have given that hunky actor who played Thor in the Marvel movies a run for his money. 

Mmm-mmm... the way this man filled out his posh navy suit to absolute perfection caused Jules to lick her lips.  Hell, the stranger was a juggernaut of a man but not swollen on steroids like a bodybuilder big.  No.  This Thor of a man was bigger than any guy she had ever seen in the shape he was in.  Jules wondered if he were a defensive lineman or tight-end with such an imposing physique.

“I’m impressive or just my drink?” Jules clarified in question with the lift of a beautifully arched eyebrow.

“Hmmm… both, of course.”  The sound of his deep voice seemed to rumble through his broad chest like thunder. 

Jules tried not to quake in the rapture of that sound wondering if she was losing her edge.  It wasn’t like her to go all ga-ga over a guy no matter how attractive, but him?  There were no words for the heat she felt when the stranger looked at her or how it spread everywhere including between her crossed legs.  She shifted in her leather bar seat, but that did not help to distract what Blondie already had done.

Jules offered a wily smile.  “Good answer for I was thinking the same of you.” 

The bartender gave her the drink she requested with a smile, and she nodded with her generous cash payment without a request for change.  Jules took a sip of her neatly prepared bourbon.  With her eyes closed, she let the liquor slide down her throat, tipping her head back a little.  She rubbed her neck with the back of her hand loving how warm it felt as it slid down.  Now, she succumbed to the burning but good due to the Norse god beside her.  At last, it was time to play.


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