Attorney Danika James is ready to celebrate her greatest win to date, but not with a bunch of stodgy lawyers and martinis. Beneath Danika’s buttoned-up exterior lives a woman with wild-side desires she has yet to fully discover.
Tattoo artist Paddy O’Shea walks on society’s razor edge. When he learns his best friend, Cooper Hanes, has more than a casual interest in Danika, Paddy suggests a weekend celebration of exploration none of them will ever forget.
For the next forty-eight hours the men satisfy fantasies Dani didn’t even know she had. But every party has to end. Doesn’t it? Or can the courtroom diva turn Dani’s Duo into something as permanent as one of Paddy’s tattoos?
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“So how long have you known Coop?”
“About two years I guess. I wouldn’t say we really know each other. We see each other around at work, but I don’t think he’s ever said more than about ten words to me at one time.”
Paddy laughed. “Yeah, Coop’s kind of the strong, silent type.”
“That’s putting it mildly,” Dani snorted.
“So you interested in something happening between you two?”
His question brought her up short. She would have sworn he was interested in her and yet here he was asking her about dating his friend. Man, she really sucked at reading guys.
“What?” he asked.
Dani looked back at him, puzzled. What did he mean, what?
“How come you stopped dancing?”
“Oh sorry, no reason.” She forced her feet to shuffle to the music. Paddy’s arms wrapped around her waist.
“You not interested in Coop?”
“I don’t know. I don’t think he’s all that interested in me. I mean, come on. He’s had two years to make a move. I think strong, silent type or not, he’d have acted by now.”
“Maybe not. I mean, he’d have to be crazy not to be interested in you.”
She straightened with the compliment. Raising her eyes to meet his, she smiled. “I wouldn’t go that far. I mean, you aren’t interested.”
His body tightened against her and his nostrils flared. “What makes you say that?”
“Oh I don’t know, call it intuition. If you were interested, I don’t think we’d be talking about Cooper.”
“Like I said, a guy would have to be an idiot not to be interested.”
Dani ran her hand up the front of his chest, enjoying the feel of his muscled pecs beneath her fingers. “And you aren’t an idiot?”
“Smart as they come,” he said with a grin.
She wrapped her arms around his neck. “Good to know. So then how come if you’re interested you keep asking me about Cooper?”
“Just trying to figure out who all the players are.”
“What’s that mean?”
“I’m just curious if you are interested in both of us or just me.”
“And if I said I was interested in both of you?” she asked, allowing her body to brush against his as they swayed to the music.
“That works too.”
“So have you two both dated the same woman before?”
“Dated? No. But we’ve uh, well, both enjoyed the company of the same woman.”
“You mean like sex?”
Paddy laughed. “Yeah, I mean like sex.”
Her mouth dropped open. “Wow. I don’t even know what to say about that.”
“What do you mean? The idea doesn’t appeal to you just a little bit?” He leaned in closer. His hot breath caressed her ear. “You don’t think the idea of two guys completely focused on you, touching you, caressing you, pleasuring you is appealing?”
An arrow of raw lust shot straight through her, drenching her panties in its wake. “Uh well…um…” she stammered.
He pulled her tighter against him and she could feel his erection against her stomach. Fuck yeah, it was appealing.
“Come on, where’s that girl who I pierced tonight? The one who’s a little bit wild and daring. The one who gets turned-on by the excitement of doing something that goes against convention.”
She shivered beneath his breath. How the hell could someone she just met see inside her head so clearly? “She’s thinking about her day job.”
“What the hell does that have to do with anything?”
“Come on, Paddy. I’ll see Coop at work, it’ll be weird.”
Paddy snorted. “Right, ’cause you guys are so tight right now. Besides, Coop’s a big boy, he’s not some locker room jock who’s going to blab all over the place about what you did. He’s certainly man enough not to need to kiss and tell.”
She glanced around. Cooper and Tina were no longer dancing. Cooper sat at the table alone, drinking his beer. His hungry gaze followed them across the dance floor. Oh my. “Are you sure he’d even be into something like this?”
“He’s alive, right?”
Dani laughed. “Yes, he’s alive.”
“Then yeah, I’m sure he’ll want to, but hell, don’t take my word for it. Ask him yourself.”
She eyed Cooper again. Would he be into it? And if he was, could she do this? Her mind told her she was an idiot to even consider it but her body was screaming at her to be wild and daring. Paddy was right. Her lawyer persona hid a woman who craved excitement and adrenaline rushes. She’d never managed to find a man who could handle what she wanted sexually. But she had no doubts Paddy was up for the challenge and Cooper, he called to her on a completely different level.
“Let us help you celebrate your victory in a way you’ll never forget.”
She gulped. Shit, was she really considering this? One look at Paddy’s face and she was done. Yep, she was definitely considering this. She nodded. “Okay, let’s see if Coop wants to celebrate.”
The slow, carnal smile that spread across Paddy’s face promised her a night she’d never forget. “Oh, darlin’, he’ll want to blow the roof off this celebration.”
Taking a deep breath, she turned toward the table, Paddy’s hand pressed against the small of her back. His fingers teasingly rubbed her skin. Damn, she was already a pile of mush and they hadn’t even gotten started.
“So, Coop, Dani and I were thinking it would be fun to head back to our place to celebrate her victory today.”
Cooper glanced between the two of them, his nostrils flared and his eyes roamed over Dani’s body, eliciting a loud laugh from Paddy. “See, what’d I tell you?” he asked her.
Cooper narrowed his eyes at them. “What did you tell her?”
“I promised her we’d give her a night to remember,” Paddy chimed in.
With a look at Paddy, a smile spread across Cooper’s face. He stood from the table and stepped toward them. “Is that what you want, Danika? You want us both to help you celebrate?”
Unable to speak, she just nodded.
“All right then, let’s get out of here.”