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A Humble Heart (Hollywood Hearts #1)(28)
Author: R.L. Mathewson

“Hell.” He gently pushed a strand of hair behind her ear. “But it sounds like your weekend was worse. I’m sorry, Dana. I wanted to be there, but you wouldn’t let me.”

“I know.” She leaned into him. “I’m sorry. I just didn’t want to drag you into that.”

“I want to be there for you, Dana.” He kissed the top of her head. “I want to be with you.” He kissed her cheek and worked his way to her mouth. He devoured her mouth on contact.

He couldn’t remember kissing a woman like this before. Her mouth was pure heaven for him. It provoked more passion in him than he’d ever experienced. He sat back and pulled her onto his lap, making her straddle him. His hands moved down her back until they were firmly placed on her backside. He gently squeezed her a*s.

Dana caressed his face, his hair, his neck, and shoulders while he held her tightly against him. She moved her mouth to his neck, kissing it until he dropped his head back and closed his eyes. Her hot mouth moved over his Adam’s apple, making him moan.

If she kept it up he was going to take her right then and there. She wanted to go slow and he wanted to make her happy no matter what his body was screaming for him to do at the moment. “Dana, can I ask what happened Saturday?”

She pressed one more kiss to his throat before she sat back on his lap and looked at him. “Sure.” She ran a finger over his jaw. “What do you want to know?”

“Who won?” he asked, giving her a lopsided smile.

She rolled her eyes playfully. “I did of course,” she said dryly, earning her a tickle from Edward. “Stop! Edward!” she begged through giggles.

He stopped tickling her, but he didn’t stop touching her. His hands moved gently over her thighs. “What else happened?”

“What are you writing a book?” she teased.

“Yes.” He laughed.

“Well, I told you what happened. What specifically did you want to know about?”

“Jeff.”

“Oh.” She extracted herself from his lap and moved across the trailer. Dana leaned against the kitchenette wall, looking lost. “There’s really nothing to talk about when it comes to Jeff,” she said, looking at the floor.

“What happened?” Edward asked. He walked over to her and pulled her into his arms. “Baby, what happened?”

“Apparently he wants to give us another go, as he put it. He says he didn’t realize what a b***h Bea was until he saw her reaction to that television show.”

“What about the kids?” Edward asked.

“That’s the kicker, when I refused him he wanted to know about you, and then he tried to threaten me with suing for the kids, out of their best interests of course,” she said dryly.

“It will be okay. I promise I’ll stand by you no matter what,” Edward said, pressing a kiss to her neck because he really could help himself.

“That sounds sweet, Edward, but that’s a lot to ask anyone,” she said softly. He was turning out to be her ideal man, strong, confident, caring and unbelievably sexy. If she wasn’t careful she was going to fall completely in love with him, not that she wasn’t already half way in love with him.

He cupped her chin firmly and looked at her. “I want to.” He stopped any protests with a kiss. As the kiss started to get out of control she gripped his shirt and pulled herself tightly against him as he pushed her against the wall. She moved her mouth to what she was already learning was a favorite spot for him, his Adam’s apple, and licked and kissed it. He moaned while he ground himself against her. She loved the way he moaned.

His hand reached up between them and cupped her breast through her shirt. “F**k,” he groaned. He moved against her harder making her moan. He claimed her mouth again as he grabbed her leg and hitched it over his hip so he could grind his erection hard against her center. She whimpered loudly into his mouth.

“Dana-whoa, sorry!” Amy said.

With one last kiss Edward stepped back from Dana, smiling sheepishly.

Dana felt herself blush ten different shades of red before settling on beat red. “It’s okay, Amy. What’s up?” She tried to sound casual, it didn’t work. Amy grinned as she started going over the problem at hand.

“There are about fifty people on the set waiting to see you, Dana. Let’s see, your ex-husband is here with his lawyer.” Edward put his arm around her shoulders and kissed the top of her head.

“It will be okay, baby,” he said against her hair.

“I have to call my lawyer…oh no, he’s in Boston.” Her hands began to shake.

“Whoa relax, you’re covered. Mom’s here.” Amy grinned hugely.

Dana looked confused.

“Mom’s a lawyer. Her nickname is Barracuda. You’re in good hands,” Amy explained.

“Mom’s here?” Edward asked. Amy nodded. “Good.” He stepped out of the trailer, leaving Amy and Dana to talk.

“Okay, there are about twenty guys here demanding that they are your boyfriend and want to see you.” Amy seemed to enjoy the horror on Dana’s face. “Don’t worry security already sent them away. Let’s see, Rick is here, also several reps from magazines are here and Eric from Rascal Productions is here to talk to you.”

“Great. So I have a full day of stress and humiliation to look forward to,” Dana said, dropping into a chair. “Bring on the fun and games. Where should we start?”

As if on cue the door flung open, hard. Dana and Amy looked over to see Jeff and his lawyer walk into the trailer. Jeff stopped and looked around. “Nice, Dana. I see you’re really moving up in the world.” He lowered his eyes to Dana’s kiss swollen lips and glared at her. “Last chance to reconsider.”

“Is this a joke, Jeff?” Dana asked. She leaned back in her chair and looked Jeff over. How the hell had she ever settled for such a creep? She thought she’d freed herself of him a year ago. That apparently hadn’t lasted very long.

“Mr. Mathews is very concerned with the safety of his children. He has a court order allowing him to see his children. By refusing to allow him to see his children you are in violation of a court order and we will be pressing charges,” his lawyer said.

Dana jumped to her feet. “What? No one refused to let him see the kids!” she yelled.

“Mrs. Mathews, if you don’t calm down I’ll be forced to have this moved in front of a judge.”

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