Category Archive for 'The Heir and the Spare'

I think we’ve established Bella’s very responsible. The thing is, stuff like this happens. To responsible people. To smart people. And it happens all the time. Show me a person who’s never made a heat-of-the-moment mistake, and I’ll show you someone who’s either lying or hasn’t really lived. Having problems believing Bella could get caught […]

“It was bad enough coming back from dinner to find my birth control pill and a glass of water laid out for me on a silver tray.” I turn away from him and put my head down on the pillow. “I have to draw the line somewhere.” His body goes tense and, though he relaxes […]

I sit on my legs and try to remember when I last had my period. I know I was crazy PMSed that morning I flipped off the paps—I wouldn’t have done it otherwise. As obnoxious as they can be, I generally operate with a tad more class. I spent that night in Edward’s guest room, […]

I smack him away. “Stop trying to avoid the question.” “Fine. I wanted your father to like me, and I knew that wouldn’t happen if he thought of me as Prince I Drank The Bong Water.” I narrow my eyes at him, and he starts to laugh. “What?” he asks, shrugging. “You can’t be serious.” […]

From somewhere behind me, I hear the designer speak. “What do you think, Ma’am?” “It’s awful—completely obscene.” For a moment, I’m not sure what she’s talking about. The silhouette is slender, but the cut is fairly modest. I turn to the side so I can see myself from behind. The fabric hugs my body in […]

un-beta’d, subject to change, etc. “Then you’re ready.” He takes one of my hands in his and lays the other on his shoulder. “Step back with your right foot and follow my lead… And right-left-together. Right-left-together…” The pressure he puts on my hand is just enough for me to know where to move and when […]

Usual disclaimers apply. This is not the same teaser I’m sending with review replies. “I can’t believe it.” He laughs. “All this time I thought you had a snarky comeback for everything. It turns out all I had to do to render you speechless was mention my fake Facebook page?” “Given all the precautions you […]

“Don’t be nervous. We don’t have to do anything more than you usually do.” “This is already more than I usually do,” I admit. “Would it make you feel better to know this is more than I’ve ever done? At least, it is without having—” “An NDA.” I roll my eyes. “I know.” “That, too, […]

Unbeta’d, subject to change, different from the one I sent with review replies, and all my usual disclaimers. Meanwhile, anyone up for some strip billiards? When a prince gets naked, everyone wins! “You have to understand, the monarchy is its own entity. I may be part of it, but it doesn’t belong to me. Hell, […]

“Esme didn’t start to feel at home here until she redecorated her living space. I don’t know. Maybe you’d feel better if you made your apartment more a reflection of who you are.” “Possibly. Then again, I don’t anticipate being here that long. It’s fine for me, but there’s not enough space for a family.” […]