Jared gazed at her face and was taken aback by her expression. Mesmerised was the word which sprung to mind and she looked absolutely delectable. Her milky skin was flushed pink and there was the unmistakable look of desire in her eyes.
“I’m sorry,” he said abruptly struggling to restrain the wave of emotions taking over his senses. “I barely know you and it was inappropriate.”
“Why is it inappropriate?” she asked him her brow puckering. Even puzzled she was desirable.
“Like I said, I barely know you and I don’t really think you’re what I’m looking for.”
“And what would that be exactly?” she asked caustically. She stepped back, her brow still furrowed. Fire went into her eyes which sent heat exploding through his veins. Was there any emotion which didn’t ignite a fire in his blood?
“I hear you can be a bit impertinent and you seemed a little flirtatious when we met. I usually prefer women who are a little less...frivolous.”
“Like you said we barely know each other which means you don’t know anything about me. How can you make assumptions?” Her face flushed in anger now and her graceful hands balled into fists.
“Look, I just don’t like to waste my time with women who are shallow. From experience I have found girls, like yourself, are usually quite superficial therefore don’t gain my respect.”
“Respect! You are arrogant and judgemental and I don’t respect those qualities,” she declared.
She turned with swift poise and stormed back towards the hotel. Even in anger she appeared graceful. What was she doing to him?
Jared watched her enter the hotel and cursed himself for being unable to suppress his desire for her. Instead of trying to find out more about her, he let his attraction for her take a hold of him.
Now he’d insulted her without giving her a chance or even trying to ascertain if his accusations were warranted. He would have to find her to apologise. He should have talked to her, shown some restraint. Instead, he let annoyance at himself get in the way, raised his guard then insulted her. Regardless, he was still totally fascinated by her and his desire had only increased.