Have You Read Catoire-Family First?

Here's an excerpt.

“Calrity’ll be home next week.” I pushed my behind as close to his meat as I could without starting another round. It flicked hard against me. I blushed and turned to face him. He smiled bright and pulled me close with a satisfied sigh.

I could love Alcee Laurent easy, if I could only see him as a man, and not that seventeen-year-old boy who opened up my womanhood. He possessed an exceptional soul, and he always smelled like sandalwood and the sea; especially after making love.

“I know. She told me,” he said, kissing me clear ‘cross my collarbone. “I’ll come by for dinner with y’all on Sunday.”

“Don’t remind me. You know how much I hate pretending.”

“Well Cher, you shouldn’t have put your charms on me,” he said laughing between wet kisses to my breasts.

“You ain’t under no spells, Laurent. You can stay home with yo’ wife and all them beautiful children you made with her.” I reminded him.

“But, you ain’t there. These,” he said taking my nipple in his mouth. “Ain’t there.” I slapped him ‘cross his back. “Woman, you know I’ve loved you since I was a babe,” he said, then turned quiet. “Are we in love, Cher?”

“Do we have to have that kinda talk, right now? Clarity’s coming home, and I’on need stars and hearts in my eyes, Alcee Laurent.” I pulled the covers and my knees to my chest.

He took one of my hands in his and put it to his heart.

“You never wanna have that particular kind of talk. I love you.” he said.

“Then why’d I even bother finding you a nice young lady?”

“Another of your mysteries, I’ll never understand.” he said pressing his mouth against my arm. “But, I trust your decision making.”

A shy smile spread across my big ol’ mouth. “You sho’ know how to keep a smile on my face, you silver tongued sidewinder,” I said giggling and swatted his tight behind.