Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose by Alta Hensley Read Free Book Online

Book: Ruby Rose by Alta Hensley Read Free Book Online
Authors: Alta Hensley
grandma, so I've always had a really small family. Now, I just have some acquaintances and my really close friend Harold. He's the closest thing I have to family right now. He's been in my life for a long time. But we’ve never been anything more than friends, as crazy as that might sound. People find it hard to believe men and women can just be friends. It also helps that he's gay.”
    Ruby noticed how intently Evan watched her when she spoke, as if he didn’t want to miss a single word.
    “I don't think it sounds crazy at all. I have women friends. I also have gay friends. Friendship doesn't always have to involve sexuality.” Evan looked at her thoughtfully and put his arm around her waist. “Well, until you leave, I'd still like to explore this connection we have. That kiss only confirmed my feelings that you and I may have something.”
    Ruby stared at him, speechless.
    Evan smiled. “Let's not think of the future and you leaving anymore. Let's focus on right now.”
    Evan's lips were on hers again. Ruby allowed herself to close her eyes and just take in the moment. She allowed the feelings of passion, desire, and need to rock her body. She didn't fight the emotions with any doubt or confusion. She allowed the kiss to be just that. An amazing, affectionate, and life-altering kiss.

Chapter 5
    Ruby couldn’t remember the last time she’d felt so alive. Soaking in the bath with the warm water blanketing her body, she thought of Evan as she lathered her skin. The feelings rushing through her scared her as much as they thrilled her. This was Evan, the famous Evan Steel that she'd heard so much about. This was a man known for spanking his women. This was a man who hadn't left her thoughts since last night.
    Her body quivered at the memory of the kiss. So gentle, yet so passion-filled. Evan's lips and tongue were softer than then any kiss before. His touch was more tender and sensitive. The kiss tantalized and seduced her very core. Never had she imagined kissing someone would stir up so much intensity. Confusion mixed with desire as she sat and fantasized of what was yet to come.
    The first thing she did last night when she got home was call Harold. Ruby had told him everything, not wanting to leave anything out, especially about the kissing. Harold hadn’t been surprised at all that Evan was interested in Ruby. He was happy she sounded so excited, but warned her to take it slow, although it seemed in overdrive. Harold had told her not to overthink everything and not make it more dramatic then it needed to be. Kissing did not make an instant future. Harold always had a way of calming Ruby down.
    She climbed out of the bath and dressed. After getting ready, she walked into the kitchen to find Melanie sitting at the table, eating her morning cereal and drinking coffee.
    “Where are you going so early?” Melanie asked, looking shocked to find Ruby already ready to go.
    Ruby’s cheeks reddened. “Evan's coming to get me.” She tried not to blush any more.
    Melanie’s eyes widened and her jaw dropped. “Oh really?”
    Ruby nodded, unable to hide the smile. She walked over to the coffee pot and poured herself a cup of coffee with Melanie staring in disbelief. “I can't believe you're going out with Evan again. Details, details!”
    Ruby sat down at the table across from her. She didn’t want to make a big deal out of it. The more she made out of this now, the harder it would be if this all turned out to be nothing or if she was just another girl to Evan. A small amount of pain attacked her heart just thinking about it. But she knew it was a definite possibility.
    “Nothing much to say,” Ruby said. “I'm trying not to overthink the whole thing. It is what it is.”
    Melanie rolled her eyes. “Please. Don't give me that line of crap. I know you well enough to know when you're withholding the full truth,” she said.
    “Melanie, we hung out one night. There's nothing to this.”
    “I’m telling you, there is.

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