By: Melissa Schroeder

“What the hell?” Kade said.

“Was it someone we knew?”

“It looked like Deke with some blonde. Doesn’t matter.”

She heard him unlock a door, then he guided her inside. The scent of plumeria hit her first along with the sensual scents that she knew to be candles. He stepped behind her, untied her blindfold, and removed it from her eyes.

Candles covered almost every available surface. On the bedside table, the dresser. It was the only light in the room. The bed was covered with plumeria petals. Tears filled her eyes. She recognized the room.

“This was my room for the night of Chris and Cynthia’s wedding.”

He slid his arms around her waist and pulled her back against him. He brushed his lips against her jaw. “Yep. I had to pull a few strings to make sure we got it. And Jocelyn helped me. She snuck up here a few minutes ago and got it ready.”

She smiled, thinking of her sister and the surprise she had for her husband tonight. She turned in Kade’s arms and cupped his face. He had been gorgeous at the ceremony, dressed in the same uniform he’d proposed to her in. But now he was dressed in a Hawaiian shirt and a pair of chinos, and he was just as delicious.

“I am the luckiest woman in the world.”

His smile faded as he touched his forehead to hers. “No, love. You can’t be with a bloke like me. I put you through some hard times. I’m sorry that I’m going to probably put you through some more. Being a military wife isn’t easy.”

“No, it’s not. But it’s the only kind of wife I want to be.”

He kissed her then, sweet, hot, and by the time he was finished, they were both breathing heavily. Stepping away, he took her hand. “Come, let me love you.”

She followed him to the bed, laying down first. He stood looking at her for a moment.

“You have no idea how amazing you look.”


“Decadence and innocence all rolled up into one delicious woman.”

She didn’t think she would ever get used to the way he spoke to her. He might be a quiet one, but when those words flowed over her, they took hold of her heart and would not let go.

“Well, come on, Seal, I think we need to explore that decadent side.”

The naughty smile he gave her told Shannon he had more than a little decadence planned for the night.

He joined her on the bed then pulled her into his arms. He rolled them across the mattress so that she was beneath his powerful body.

“Well, Mrs. McKade—”

“I like the sound of that,” she said.

“I do too.” He brushed his mouth over hers before he slid down her body. “And I am ready to show you just how much I love the fact that you’re my Mrs. McKade.”

“Oh, yeah?”

He inched the hem of her wedding dress up over her thighs, his eyes widening when he saw that she hadn’t worn any panties.

She laughed. “Oh, my, I think I shocked you.”

He shook his head, his gaze directly on her pussy. He skimmed his fingers over her mons, then dipped two into her sex. She shivered.

“That was very naughty, Shannon.”

She heard the change of tone, knew that he was already getting into full Dom mode.

He bent his head and licked her slit then said, “Now, remember, baby. No coming until I say you can.”

Then, he set about driving her insane as she lay on a bed of petals in the room where they fell in love.

The End