Now Jerry was the one on the outside looking in. And he should have been happy for his little brother that once again a chance for happiness had come Jax's way. But as he unashamedly watched Jasper settle himself between Dara's warm, welcoming thighs, Jerry felt a red-hot jealousy gnaw at his guts. Jaser would never be able to hold on to a woman such as Dara. Jerry’s chest
tightened until he could scarcely draw breath.
The sight of Dara’s graceful hands gliding smoothly up and down his
baby brother’s tanned back made his fists clench in fury.
surf echoed with the sound of Jasper’s exuberant masculine laugh.
Jerry watched as his handsome blond sibling suddenly held aloft Dara’s
brilliant white bikini bottom. Jax
twirled it around before tossing it aside on the wet sand.
jealous Jerry stared daggers at the amorous couple. He was so fixated upon the sight of them that he was unaware
he had risen from his place of concealment and was now easily visible.
was only when Jax’s hand slid between he and Dara’s wet, slick bodies in an
obvious effort to free himself that Jerry forced his gaze away.
angrily made his way through the jagged rocks back to the overgrown path that
led up the cliff face. The last
thing he wanted to do was endure the sounds of Dara’s breathless cries as she
lost herself to Jasper’s caresses.
should have been him down there on the beach making love to Dara Jensen.
It could have been him.
cursed the fates that had conspired to reunite the estranged couple just as his
relationship with his sister-in-law was about to change irrevocably.
nearly six months Jerry had consoled and commiserated with a broken hearted Dara
over her separation from his little brother. Jasper’s former lover Brenda had miraculously ‘returned
from the dead’. And despite all
of Jericho’s advice to steer clear of the ‘midget model’ as he called her,
Jax had gone running every time the demanding young woman called.
fact that Jax believed that his wife would meekly accept being second among his
priorities was more than enough proof to his older brother that Jasper was
neither prepared nor equipped to hold on to such a strong, dynamic woman.
took a quick glance back over his shoulder.
It was only long enough to confirm that Jax and Dara were indeed –
without reservation – making love on the cool sands of the Jax family private
he made his way back to the private bungalow he had shared with Dara over the
past month. He ignored all his
belongings but his wallet and hopped into his jeep and sped away down the
island’s single little dirt road.
was no way he could stand before the happily reunited couple and pretend to
share their joy. All he could do
was bide his time. Some other
damsel in distress would call upon Jasper for help and once again Dara would be
on her own.
if Jerry knew his sister-in-law like he had come to, then Jax’s independent,
sensual young wife would not stand idly by and wait while his little brother
played knight errant yet again. Dara
would finally realize that what she needed was not ‘Prince Charming’ and all
his goodness. What she needed was a ‘dark knight’ with a penchant for danger.