We pushed through the crowd toward them, when my hand was grabbed and I was pulled off course. I found myself in James’ arms as he smiled down at me. “Hi beautiful.”
I swallowed, dazzled by how good he looked and even smelled. Up close I saw he’d brushed his teeth and he smelled like men’s cologne rather than the normal cigarettes. I couldn’t help breathing his scent in as my eyes took in the rest.
He knew I was checking him out and grinned. “Dance with me, just for one dance.”
I nodded and he wrapped his arms tighter around my waist. I couldn’t pull away, I couldn’t even look away. Our eyes locked and he smiled. “So Cadence, you’re name’s a little ironic when the only thing that comes close to musical about you is your hollering on the sports field.”
I grinned. “I know. It’s a family thing, musical names.”
He leaned a little closer. “It suits you though.”
I held my breath and without realizing, my eyes darted to his lips. He gave me a crooked smile and shifted closer. His nose brushed against mine and he paused, our lips not quite touching.
“Don’t you dare kiss me,” I told him.
“Because…” But his breath on my lips when he spoke pulled me in and I pressed my lips against his.
His right arm tightened around me as his left hand came up and caressed my face. My whole body tingled with excitement as I clung to him, our kiss intensifying. But when his tongue slipped into my mouth I pulled away. “Crap!”
He pulled me back against him and planted his lips firmly against mine again. I melted into his arms, as he clasped the back of my head.