In this modern version of the fairy tale classic, Pinocchio, marine Levi Woodyer—known as “Woody” to his special ops team—is on a medical discharge, a man with a haunted past, a painful present and an uncertain future.
His father watches, powerless to help his son, as Levi slips further between the cracks, and troubled Levi doesn’t seem to be too interested in helping himself.
But when his father’s simple bribe finally gets Levi out of the house to a physical therapy appointment, his encounter with former high school sweetheart, Linnea Fey, just might put him on the path to wholeness again.
Word Count: 25,945
“Tell me the truth, Levi.” Her fingers danced over the hard muscles of his stomach. He hadn’t done sit-ups in over a year but he still had the remnants of a six-pack. “Why did you call me?”
“Because Dr. Fields told me to.” That wasn’t completely a lie, he reasoned, his eyes flying open when Linney’s hand moved to his thigh. She massaged upward, pushing the leg of his boxers high.
“No ulterior motives?” She smirked, meeting his eyes.
He shook his head. “No.”
“You’re a terrible liar.”
“Why do people keep saying that?” he whispered, watching as she slipped her little hand into the opening of his boxers.
“Mmm hmmm just as I thought.” She leaned over him, her tiny breasts, nipples hard as glass, flattened against his chest, her mouth inches from his.
“Linney, no…” Fuck. His cock jumped in her hand, betraying him.
“No ulterior motives?” she asked again, so close he was seeing double and had to close his eyes. Her lips were soft, murmuring against his.
“No.” He denied it, shaking his head, torturing himself with the silk of her lips brushing his, back and forth.
“Don’t. Lie. To. Me.” She punctuated every word with a squeeze.
“I’m not… ahhhh…” Oh hell, this was beyond torture. But he couldn’t give in. If he let this happen, he knew there was no going back. And he didn’t want to hurt her, to subject her to his kind of crazy. That was just cruel.
“You know, your cock gave you away the first time,” she whispered, thumb dancing over the head of his dick, licking like a hot little flame. “And it’s giving you away right now.”
“Ohhh hell…” He moaned when she rubbed her tits against his chest, half on, half off the table.
“No,” he gasped. It felt like his cock grew two more sizes in her hand.
“Liar.” She bit at his lower lip and then licked it like an apology. “Do you want my mouth on it?”
“No,” he whispered hoarsely, shuddering as her hand slid down to the root, her nails grazing his balls.
“Okay then…” She sighed, her hand disappearing from his boxers, her body sliding slowly off the table.
“Wait!” His eyes flew open and he grabbed her, dragging her back, fully onto him this time.
“Tell me the truth.” The smile lifted the corners of her pretty, pink mouth and he found himself aching to kiss her. He held back, knowing this jump would be his last. He would freefall into her and never look back.
This book was added to our catalog on Friday 02 May, 2014.