Velicious Book One (un-editied)
Dante leans in, his cool breath against my cheek. “Acceptance is the first step to overcoming misfortune.” Misfortune was a light way of describing my current life. “I got a proposition for you,” he says as I felt a shiver race down my back.
I looked at him curiously, “And that would be?”
Dante looked over at the far a corner where there were a few classic 1940’s wooden pool tables. “I win, you unwind yourself through whatever measures.”
I withheld a smartass response, “And if I win?”
“Your misfortune will be no more,”
Studying Dante I murmured. “How can you guarantee such a thing?”
“Because I’m awesome,” Dante says with a smirk. A handsome half smile, that made me want to press my lips against his. Ugh, I’m dancing with the devil. “Or, are you not so familiar with the game?”
“If I choose not to play it’s because one, I have a date and secondly I just don’t want too.”
“Or,” adds Dante. “There’s a tiny, mental acquisitiveness that you can’t get rid of when it comes to me, and it makes you want to avoid whatever this is. At all costs." Ding, ding, ding! Dante hit the jackpot. I refused to let it show that he was right on target.
Dante continued, starring deeply into my brown eyes. "However, you may simply suck at pool and don’t want to be shamed.”
I tried my best to hold in every emotion that was bubbling inside of me. It was a mix of excitement and fear. Hot and cold. Night and day. Such contradictions I can’t think straight.
Struggling to hold in my composure, I said meandering pass Dante and towards the pool tables. “I’m a goddess,”
He said following behind me, “Cocky little vixen.”
“Not cocky,” I said over my shoulders. “I told you, I'm a goddess when it comes to pool. I'm untouchable.”
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Copyright 2014 Shelique Lize and I mean that legally.
Cover Art Work is Alan Shaprio
This book is rated PG-13, however there maybe strong language and some sexual scenes!