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She slid her hands up under my suit jacket and slid it off my back. Holding it up to her face, she closed her eyes and inhaled deeply as she pressed the collar to her nose. “I wish I had this with me the past few days. It smells like you. Your cologne and the way your skin on your neck smells like a man should smell. Masculine, strong, powerful.”
I watched her revel in the scent of my jacket and loved how sensual she was. Since the night I met her, she’d been that same soul who seemed purer than anyone else I’d ever met. I loved that about her. A tiny thing like the smell of my cologne made her smile.
She was too good for me, but I didn’t care. I needed that sweetness and goodness she brought into my life, and I wouldn’t give it up for anything.
Opening her eyes, she smiled up at me. “I bet you think I’m being silly, but I read somewhere that of all the senses, the sense of smell can trigger some of the most powerful memories of them all.”
“Oh yeah? What memories does smelling my suit jacket trigger?” I asked, teasing her even as she charmed me.
Serena inhaled the scent of my jacket again and smiled. “That first night you wore a suit in front of me. Do you remember that night? I taught you how to dance downstairs in the guest room. Remember?”
“I remember,” I said as the memory of that night settled into my brain. “You looked so beautiful that night. You were in that little dress and that old guy who’s friends with your father kept grabbing your ass as you danced with him.”
Her mouth turned down into a pout. “That’s not what I was talking about.”
I slid my hands around to cup her ass and pulled her to me. “That’s not all I remember, though. The wine cellar. How incredible you felt in my arms. How long I’d wanted to feel your body pressed against mine.”
“I love that memory, even though you were a huge tease that night,” she said, frowning.
Kissing her hard, I stuffed my hand into her hair and tugged gently. “No looking sad in front of me today. I want to see you smiling when I’m around.”
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