Itâ€™s great to be back at Coffee Time Romance, and Iâ€™m talking about, Rescuing Cade, today, my latest Evernight Publishing romance release.Â This is Cadeâ€™s story and heâ€™s such a sweetheart, but heâ€™s also powerful, sexy, caring, and very attractive. Itâ€™s a compelling combination. Heâ€™s allowed himself to believe something and then when he meets Marissa heâ€™s shocked into changing this belief and he acknowledges thatâ€™s because of Marissa. Heâ€™s not afraid to give her that credit. I like that about him.
Cadeâ€™s trying to get over a broken heart when his friend Jack takes him off to a nightclub, named only, The Club. Although at first Cade is shocked by the place he meets Marissa. Itâ€™s not long before he and Marissa get together, but under the pressure of expectations from, The Club, and Marissaâ€™s fear of commitment, theyâ€™re both running in opposite directions.
Gorgeous Cade has touched Marissaâ€™s heart in ways she doesnâ€™t want to admit.
Lovely Marissa has lifted Cadeâ€™s sadness and opened his heart to love again.
The trouble is â€” someone has to give a little. Whoâ€™s it going to be?
An erotic romance with a sprinkle of vanilla BDSM
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Something strange happened to Cade when Jayne dumped him. Every scrap of confidence he possessed disappeared, just like dew on the grass in a blaze of morning sun. Cade felt scorched. Her parting words still burned in his heart.
â€œYouâ€™re hopeless in bed.â€
Cade considered her declaration once again as he stared out with unseeing eyes across the wide expanse of river from his corner office in the prestigious tower block. He put down his coffee cup. â€œHopeless.â€ He said it aloud, tasting the bitterness in the finality of the word. â€œIf sheâ€™d said, bad, or not very good, but hopeless, it implies I couldnâ€™t even improve.â€
Cade stood and wandered to the huge pane of glass that was the left side of his office wall. He rested his forehead on it and sighed. Today he felt more melancholy than ever. It was his anniversary. One year ago, Jayne had dumped him. The engagement ring sheâ€™d pressed into his hand before she swept out of their apartment was still on the bookshelf, where heâ€™d dropped it as tears filled his eyes.
He was ashamed heâ€™d cried, but even now, a year later, he saw the busy road far below as a blur. Cade hadnâ€™t dated since the break-up. At first, he couldnâ€™t because the truth was, he still loved Jayne, and then he couldnâ€™t because he had no confidence that any woman would want him. She might at first, and then when it comes to my hopeless performance in bed, sheâ€™ll hightail it quick smart. Cade moved back from the window and saw his breath had made a patch of white on the glass. He wrote the word â€˜hopelessâ€™ in the cloud on the window.
There was a knock on the door and Cade spun around. He swiped the back of his hand across his cheek, where a solitary tear lingered.
His secretary opened the door and walked in a couple of steps.
â€œCade, your three-thirty appointment is in the lobby. Will I have him brought up?â€
Cade nodded. â€œSure, Abbi, and then will you bring coffee, please.â€ He watched her pretty eyes fill with warmth.
She smiled at him. â€œI will.â€
Cade went to the drawing table in the corner of the office and looked over the design for the client. A smile teased at the corners of his mouth. Cade loved his work. The enjoyment of creating a beautiful building design and seeing it come to life in the hands of the builders never failed to cheer him.
Cade dashed into the bistro and saw Jack waving at him from a table halfway across the room. He slowed his pace and joined his old friends. On alternate Thursday nights, he met Jack and Gary for a meal and they caught up on each otherâ€™s lives.
Tonight, Gary left around nine to get home to his girlfriend.
Jack waited until the restaurant door closed behind Gary and then he gave Cade a purposeful stare.
â€œHave you thought over what we talked about last week, Cade?â€
Cade took a deep breath. â€œI know I need something, but Iâ€™m not sure itâ€™s that.â€
â€œIt might be just the thing, a different way of looking at sex, something to spark you up. I couldnâ€™t go back now. Itâ€™s a lifestyle choice, I know, but why not come to The Club tomorrow night? My Sub has asked to prove she can cope with someone watching us. Sheâ€™s a sweetie.â€
Cade looked away from his friendâ€™s sympathetic expression. He turned his coffee cup around and drank the last cool mouthful.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2015 Evernight Publishing
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Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal, fantasy, or suspense. Her books are always steamy. Her tag is, Cool stories: Hot love scenes.
Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home.
She has also released titles as an individual indie author.
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Elodie Parkes is a British author writing romance, erotic, contemporary, and often with a twist of mystery, paranormal or suspense. Her books are always steamy, cool stories and hot love scenes. Elodie lives in Canterbury with her two dogs. She works in an antique shop by day and writes at night, loving the cloak of silent, darkness that descends on the rural countryside around her home. Elodie writes for, Evernight Publishing, Siren, Hot Ink Press, Eternal Press, and Secret Cravings. She has also released titles as an individual indie author.