This excerpt is from Autumn Love which had not yet been published. To see more of Jaclyn V Di Bono's work check out the links at the end of the post.
Nick grasped her hand firmly. "Senora Marini. Benvenuto alla mia sede." That means...”"
"Grazi. Siete molto gentili." That means, thank you, you're very kind." A twitch and the narrowing of his eyes were the only signs she'd surprised him. She'd bet he wasn't pleased and tugged her hand free from his strong grasp.
She tried to ignore the intelligence and hardness that telegraphed, don't mess with me. His tight smile sent a shiver down her spine. He reaffirmed her opinion as he stood the picture of a man no one in his or her right mind dared to cross. She was glad her voice sounded calm and controlled.
"Multo Buon. I see I'm going to have to watch my step around you."
"Not to worry. I won't be here long." Jolie eyed his mouth curling up at the corners as if to say, you want to bet.
His appraisal was sharp. Was he looking for a weakness? She smoothed her features and met his gaze head on. The slight curve of his lips told her he liked that she didn't cower, even while he made her nervous. Careful. Don't challenge. The cool calculating gleam in his eyes told her he may take her up on it.
Oh, I have your number, mister. She couldn't find fault with Nick, for she'd been doing the same assessing.
The sudden need for air in her lungs had her inhaling and exhaling slowly. She couldn't understand the effect he had on her, or how to deal with the situation. She tried, but failed to hide the jolt of sexual awareness she hadn't experienced in ages. Oh, boy, trouble with a capital T. No. Thank her lucky stars, she was leaving as soon as possible.
His brazen interest roamed over her and tightened her nervous stomach muscles. She glanced into his incredible malachite eyes. Eyes that could freeze her in a second or become dark and smoldering. Yet, when he had laughed with the children, she'd seen warmth and affection in the soft blue-green.
She'd swear he mentally undressed her, and sensed he enjoyed making her nervous. The slight quivering of his lips gave him away. She stood straight, chin lifted and waited. He glanced at her with an eyebrow raised.
"Well, Mr. Bianchini?"
Jolie knew she wasn't beautiful or tall, and she considered her features classic. Rob had told her often enough never to play poker, because her eyes gave away her emotions and her mouth could be sensual if she remembered to think before she spoke her mind. She eyed Nicholas with suspicion as he gave her a cool smile.
Jaclyn is a long-time member of Romance Writers of America, and is also an active PRO member of the New England Chapter of RWA, where she served as treasurer for four years. She also served as co-chair wizard critiquer with From the Heart Critique Group. In addition she served as a judge for RWA's Golden Heart Contest for many years.
Jaclyn joined Desert Breeze Publishers and cannot imagine a better place to write. To have the license to be able to create from her vivid imagination romance set in any genre, intrigue time travel, and suspense stories the way she imagines romance should be.
She met the love of her life at age sixteen and after Lou graduated from MIT, the couple raised three children and sadly lost one son to cancer. Jaclyn enjoys espresso, reading romance novels, and would love to hear from her readers. She is. hard at work on her next novel.
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