This week, my teaser comes from Hard to Love by Kendall Ryan. A bit different this week, I’m not including just 2 sentences, but rather an ENTIRE SNIPPET! Thanks to Kendall Ryan for being so AWESOME and sending me this bit for all of you to read. This is Cade and Alexa’s first encounter, and where you first see the chemistry between them…in a most unconventional scenario. :) Make sure to add this to your TBR for its release day on January 16!
As the nurse assessed me, her eyes widened and her breathing hitched. She looked young, too young to be a nurse. She was pretty in an innocent, sweet way that I didn’t normally go for.
“Hello. Caden Ellis?” she asked.
“Cade,” I corrected.
“Please have a seat.” She gestured to the white-paper-covered exam table and began flipping through my chart. “My name’s Alexa. I’m a nursing student and I’ll be assisting the doctor tonight. Do you mind if I ask you a few simple questions before we move onto the hard stuff?” Her eyes shifted nervously to my lap, and I couldn’t help but grin.
She nodded, astutely. “Fine then. Let’s begin.” She sat down on the rolling stool beside me. “Your weight?”
She scribbled it down on her file. “And your age?”
She bit back a smile, though I couldn’t have been sure why.
Her hair was somewhere between blonde and brown, and she had large blue eyes that matched the color of a crystal clear sky. She was petite—barely clearing five feet I’d guess—yet shapely, nicely filling out the blue hospital scrubs, hinting at curves in all the right places. She had a full rosebud mouth and a small upturned nose that spoke of a privileged upbringing—a far cry from how I grew up.
She finished the forms and busied herself with the medical equipment to check my vitals, but her presence did nothing to help weaken my erection, in fact, I think my damn cock became even harder just to taunt me.
She attached a blood pressure cuff to my bicep and placed the stethoscope over my heart. After listening for several moments, she jotted down a few notes. I watched her work, a smile tugging on my lips.
“So, Cade.” She smiled up at me with straight, white teeth. “What seems to be the problem?”
Fuck. She was going to make me say it. “It’s there…” I tapped on the clipboard she held, “on the forms I filled out in the waiting room…”
She looked down, a frown tugging at her mouth. “Yes. I see that. But if you could just please explain… um, how this happened. Is this the first time, you’ve um…experienced this?”
“I’ve never taken performance enhancing drugs before if that’s what you’re asking.” The words from the overplayed commercial rang through my head. “If you have an erection lasting longer than four hours, seek immediate medical help.”