Joyful Engagement, an all-new enthralling and sexy, menage romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and Lila Dubois is available now!
Planning a wedding has never been this dangerous.
Warrior Scholar Tate Greene has been given a simple job: mailman. He, along with Roman Tanaka, travel to South Carolina to deliver two letters. Just two.
When Tate, Roman, and Scarlet Hall–who has a secret mission of her own–get to Charleston, they find out that the Grand Master has sent them into hostile territory, and the simple task is far more dangerous than Tate expected.
After a run in with a stun gun, the three find themselves held captive by the very people they were sent to surprise. They’ll have to work together to not only escape, but keep a trinity from ruining their chance at a happily ever after.
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“Truth or Dare?”
Scarlet and Tate both looked at Roman, who regarded them levelly, as if it were totally normal for an NSA budget analyst to propose that they play a sleepover game.
Scarlet realized she was tapping her foot again in time with the song. Part of her feared the earworm would become permanent, something she’d hear in her head forever. She sat up in the tub. “You know what? I’m in. Why not? This whole thing is already ridiculous.”
“Dares might be a little hard, given our limited space,” Roman said.
But Scarlet had an idea. A very, very dangerous idea.
Maybe it was because her most vivid memory of Truth or Dare had been the time she played it at her friend Veronica’s house, on a night when Veronica’s twin brother, Viktor, was also having a sleepover, making it a coed sleepover.
“Tate, I dare you to take off your shirt,” Scarlet said.
Both men looked at her, and the looks they gave her were intense…the looks predators gave their prey.
“You’re supposed to ask him ‘truth or dare’,” Roman said slowly.
Scarlet let out a noisy sigh. “Tate, truth or dare?”
“Truth,” he said with a smirk.
She rolled her eyes. “Okay, fine…have you been practicing your ménage sex?”
Tate ran his tongue over his teeth. “I’ve had a few threesomes.”
“Two girls? Two boys? One of each?”
“Ah ah ah, you already asked your question.” Tate waggled his finger at her.
“Oh, we’re going to play it like that, are we?” She shook her head in mock disgust, but her body was warm with burgeoning arousal, and it looked like, seemed like, the guys were also ready to play the game the sexy way.
Not that she’d really doubted that. There had been this underlying sexual attraction between the three of them since the first day they met at headquarters.
“Roman,” Tate said. “Truth or dare?”
Tate looked back and forth between her and Roman. “I dare you to kiss Scarlet.”
Yes! Yes yes yes.
Scarlet sat up, even as Roman slid off the side of the tub, kneeling on the floor and facing her, his hands braced as he leaned over.
Just before she closed her eyes, Scarlet’s gaze met Tate’s, and in that shared moment, she knew that this would only be the first kiss of the night.
Roman continued to be a surprise, one constant stream of contradictions. He never acted the way she expected, and this kiss was just one more example of that.
He was a fairly staid, serious man, but in this moment, he kissed her with a roughness, a passion, that quite simply took her breath away.
One minute his hands were braced on the side of the bathtub, the next they were tangled in her hair, pulling it just enough to tingle, then burn. He pressed her lips apart, their tongues stroking, tasting.
One of his hands released her hair and he gripped the back of her neck, keeping her lips against his when she started to pull back. Not because she wanted to stop but because she needed air. She was light-headed. And horny.
She was really fucking horny.
Roman gave no sign of being even close to finished. Until Tate cleared his throat.
“Am I going to get a chance to play?”
Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.
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Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.
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