Playing for Real, the final book in the Paolo’s Playhouse series, will be released next Tuesday, February 4th. For all fans of the series, this book will follow Paolo and Julianne’s relationship after they met in Plaything, book #4.
I loved writing Paolo, he is a caring Dom who is looking for a submissive with whom he can build a life. But while he thinks Julianne is perfect for him, she tries to keep her time with Paolo separate from the rest of her life. The story is emotional as well as hot. Really hot.
He used to play with Holly like this. She’d loved sensory play. At least, she said she did. Now he wondered if he could believe anything she’d ever said to him. Night after night in their small apartment off campus, they’d played. How could she have made a bid for more attention at the same time she said he smothered her?
Paolo bounced the long red ice pop lightly on Julianne’s nipple. She squirmed, her lips parted, soft breathy moans filled the air. It was a Dom’s job to know how hard to push his sub. How far to go. There was a fine line between challenging a sub and overwhelming her. Perhaps he had been too young to realize the difference when he had been with Holly.
He had to trust that he knew the difference now.
Paolo set down the popsicle and picked up a candle. He tested the temperature with a small drop on his wrist before he tipped the candle and let the melted wax fall onto the breast he’d just been cooling with the sweet ice.
Julianne hissed. Her body writhed in a graceful arch. She pulled against her restraints before settling back down onto the mattress.
“Does that hurt too much, cara?”
“Yes! No… Yes… More?”
He chuckled softly. “I love to watch you. This body you have given to me is so responsive. I am learning as much as you are as we play with the senses tonight.” He bent over to kiss her flat stomach, then dropped some hot wax into the indentation of her navel.
“Oh…” she moaned. Her body danced against the ropes and he didn’t think he’d ever seen anything so lovely.
He picked up the popsicle again, focused now on the space between her wide spread legs. He rolled it over her smooth mound. As the ice melted, cold sticky sweetness flowed over her tempting pussy. “Don’t squirm.”
“Easy for you to say,” she muttered, but she held still as the icy treat chilled her skin and the cold liquid trickled through her folds.
Pride at her compliance settled in his chest, along with something sharper, something sweeter. Something too soon to name. His cock throbbed against his fly. His heart thundered in his chest. Perhaps he was the one being overwhelmed tonight. Paolo caught her lips in a crushing kiss before he reached for another candle.
Playing for Real releases Feb 4th but it is available for pre-order right now.