Romancing the New Year Blog Hop

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(c) Aaron Rohde

Tony and Kristy

That strip of bare skin across Kristy’s back—the one that appeared in the gap that stretched between the hem of her shirt and her pant’s waistband whenever she bent to get something from beneath the bar, as she was doing right now—had been driving Tony crazy all evening. Working this New Year’s Eve party together—why had he ever thought that was a good idea?

Oh, yeah. The money. And the chance to spend time with her. Perhaps the chance to sneak a kiss at midnight.

That hadn’t happened though. When the balloons had dropped, just a couple of minutes earlier, they’d both been far too busy pouring drinks and making sure everyone's glasses were topped off for the thought to even enter his head.

The guests were kissing though, especially that one couple on the other side of the bar. They’d locked lips even before the final ten-second countdown had begun and if they’d come up for air any time since, Tony must have missed it. All around them, people continued to celebrate the new year with toasts and smiles and kisses…

“Hey, bartender, can I get another over here?”

...all except for the old man who sat alone at the end of the bar. nursing his porter Tony  had no idea what the man was doing here tonight. Why come alone to a New Year’s Eve party? Why sit by yourself and drink alone all night? 

“Bartender?” the man repeated.

“Yes, sir,” Tony replied. “Right away.”

But getting the man his beer meant passing behind Kristy, who was still bent over the bar. And that was a problem because all Tony could think about was how it would feel wanted to press close behind her, slide his hand up her back beneath her shirt, and pin her against the polished teak surface of the bar. He could imagine the look of surprise on her face as she'd turn to look at him, the flare of heat in her cheeks, the way desire might darken her eyes...

“Tony. What are you doing?” she’d ask.

“Don't move,” he’d say, using his other hand to tug at her pants; so curious to discover what type of underwear she had on.

A thong would be hot but he doubted that was the case. Wouldn’t the strap be visible with her bent over the way she was, her tempting derriere on display? Maybe a pair of bikini panties then…but, on second thought, surely there would be lines, if that were the case?

He glanced again at Kristy’s upturned butt. Could it be…?

“Going commando?”  He’d raise an eyebrow, put on an expression of shocked disapproval. “Have you been a naughty girl this year?”

So, okay, the year was, technically, only a couple of minutes old and, besides, he was a week late for the whole naughty or nice thing, but who could resist the temptation she represented? He’d push his hand deeper into her pants, seeking the wetness that would let him know she was enjoying this game as much as he was. 

She’d wiggle her ass, as though she were trying to get away, but her fingers would be clenched on the edge of the bar. She’d rock her hips, pushing herself more firmly into his hand with every motion until his fingers were sliding back and forth over slick, wet flesh. He’d lean in even closer then and whisper, “Do you need a spanking?”

At that she’d gasp. “Tony, not now. There are people watching!”

Well, that was a given. There would definitely be people watching them. Like those two at the back of the room. The ones who hadn’t once taken their eyes off that couple near the bar who were still kissing.

“Let ‘em watch,” he’d murmur, stroking harder.

“Hey! Buddy,” the man at the end of the bar barked suddenly. “Think there might be a chance  of me getting that beer some time this year?”

Tony started, coloring as he was jerked back to reality. “Yes, sir,” he replied, shaking his head in an effort to clear away the fantasy.

He headed for the cooler where the beer was stored. “Behind you,” he said as he passed Kristy, his voice so thick with lust he barely recognized it.

 She straightened abruptly and collided against him as she took a startled step backward. Her hair, and the scent of her fragrance tickled his nose and he reached for her without thinking.

“Careful,” he cautioned, instinctively taking hold of her hips to help her regain her balance.

“Tony.” She craned her neck to glance up at him, arching her back a little as she did, so that her butt brushed against his groin. He groaned softly. A faint flush colored her cheeks. “Sorry. I didn’t see you there.”

"No problem," he said with a weak smile. Impulsively, he leaned in and kissed her cheek. “Happy new year.”

“To you too.” Kristy turned in his grasp and pressed against him, planting a kiss on his lips that seemed every bit as heated as the ones he’d been imagining. "A very happy new year." 

oh, yeah, baby, Tony thought, the old man and his beer forgotten now. But, just as he was about to pull her closer, Kristy pushed out of his grasp. “No,” she whispered.  “Not now. We’re working.”

Not now? Tony grinned. “So…you're saying...later then?”

Kristy flashed a wicked look as she spun around and bent down again to reach into the beer cooler.  “Maybe,” she said as she passed him the beer he’d come to get.

The hell with that. Tony shook his head. “Definitely,” he corrected. Then he brushed his lips against hers and turned away once more.

Another couple of hours and this party would be over. Theirs would be just beginning. The New Year was already off to a great start.

Happy New Year, everyone! I wish you all a very peaceful and prosperous 2011.

Please visit my website at: www.PGForte.com


Sherri Desbois said...

Great Story PG. Thanks for sharing it.

Carol L. said...

Great PG, loved it. Happy New Year and thanks for participating.
Carol L

Sandra Sookoo said...

Good story! Happy new year :-)

Lisa J said...

Good story. Let's hope the guy would keep waiting for the beer.

rock7roll said...

Great story, Happy New Year and thanks for participating.

rbooth43 said...

A Rocking New Year 2011!

darkreader said...

Lovely story! Happy 2011!

ohiostate92 said...

definitely liked this - thanks for sharing and happy new year!

Susan said...

Loved the story, very nice! Happy New Year!

Judy said...

Happy New Year!!! I really enjoyed your post and story!!

katsrus said...

Really enjoyed your story. Happy New Year.
Sue Brandes

Amy S. said...

Happy New Year! Sounded great!

Jayel Kaye said...

Great story PG. Thanks for sharing it with us. Happy NewYear

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

Great story, I loved it, but now I want to read about wehn the new years party ends :)

D. F. Krieger said...

Nice way to show us what goes on in a man's mind!

Frostedbetty said...

Hot! Wish I knew what was coming next.. Well I have an idea ;) Happy New Year!

joder said...

I absolutely loved that snippet! Playful and sexy and I'd love to read more. You ladies should really think about creating an anthology with these awesome snippets expanded. It would make for great reading!

I look forward to your 2011 book releases! Happy New Year!

joderjo402 AT gmail DOT com

Amanda said...

Yum! I like the slant of your story!

Savannah Chase said...

Fantastic story...

Happy New Year

Brandlwyne aka Brandy B said...

Awesome story... I love how he is trying to figure out her underwear!!!

Happy New Years

*yadkny* said...

Loved it!!!

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Happy new year. liked the story.


Cindy W. said...

Thanks for the story.

Happy New Year!

Cindy W.


wanda f said...

Wonderful story .Happy New Year

wanda f said...

wonderful story happy new year

makeetis said...

steamy and hot!! Just the kind of story I like..lol

flchen1 said...

Wow, PG! Great scene! And wishing you a happy 2011! :)

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Cathy M said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us.

Virginia said...

Love the story, thanks for posting.


Pamk said...

great story and happy new year to you too.

Gabrielle Lee said...

Thanks for sharing your story.


Cindy L said...

Wow!! Tony's going to have a good night!! Thanks for sharing!


Virginia said...

Woot! Just love it when a guy gets his girl! :D

Sherry said...

Loved your story it was very good.


lastnerve said...

loved it! Happy New year!


Joann said...

What a fantasy...more!

Jason said...

Happy New Year!


Dawne Prochilo said...

Boy meets girl...boy gets girl... ahhh, love
dawne.prochilo@yahoo (dot) com

Venus said...

The new year is definitely off to a great start!!

Thanks for the great read :-)

venusbookluvr AT yahoo DOT com

Caffey said...

That so sizzled PG!!

Happy new years!
cathiecaffey @ gmail.com

Beth said...

Hi. Liked the story.
The stupid Hop skipped your site the first time through.