Chapter 27

Jon pulled back and shifted Tessa until she faced him. She curled into his arms, soft shudders still wracking her shoulders left him just as moved as the passion that had taken over them a few minutes before. Her soft lips trailed over his chest until she reached the center where she rested her cheek, finally calming.

“Every time is better than the last,” she whispered. She felt wrecked and battered and she was pretty sure the glow of amazing sex was just starting to simmer down. The whys and the hows wanted to surface, to shift around in her brain until she could figure things out, but she was just too tired and sated to let herself go down that road. He was hers tonight and no one had ever made her feel like this before.

His fingers slid into her hair and he massaged the base of her skull. There weren’t enough words to explain how he felt. Part of him knew emotions were too high right now to make any clear headed decisions and a woman like Tessa was too special to let go of. What else that would come to pass, he had no idea, but he wasn’t about to screw things up with her if he could manage it.

She pushed away from him, rolling her forehead along the muscled contours of his upper chest before she finally stood straight. “I feel a little light headed. I think I drank those Cosmos too fast.”

With infinite care, he dressed her. Her eyes followed his every move and when he helped her back into his shirt once more he pressed a kiss to her forehead. “I want you to stay tonight. Will you?”

She nodded slowly. Her fingers were still a little unsteady when she brought them up to his mouth, tracing her forefinger along his lower lip. “You make a woman think dangerous thoughts, Jon.”

He nipped the tip of her finger and smiled. “You’re just as dangerous, babe.” He readied himself and slung an arm around her shoulders. “I think my bed is calling our name.”

She buried her hand under his t-shirt and they bumped their way to the door and the blast of cold air unfuzzed her brain a little. At least enough to shift nerves into her walk and keep her mouth from working properly. She had a million things she wanted to say and yet she couldn’t even begin to put her brain in order enough to say them. Even beyond the amazing sex, she knew in her heart that a connection had been made that would change her.

He opened the front door and keyed the password to lock the house down for the night. She wandered into the vestibule and pressed her cheek along the cool door jam looking at the space where a family gathered. “Where’s your tree?” she asked off hand.

Jon came up behind her and curved his arms around her waist and tucked his chin into her shoulder as if it was the most natural thing he could do in a day. It felt good, he thought. Very right in a way he didn’t think he’d ever find again. “We decorated a tree at Dorothea’s house so I didn’t bother.”

“Aren’t your kids coming here for Christmas too?”

He stood straight and pressed his chin on top of her head, looking at the room for the first time with a stranger’s eyes. “You know, I hadn’t thought about it. I kinda just assumed I’d go over there where the kids were most comfortable.”

Suddenly Tessa winced and turned to look up at him. “I’m sorry, it’s none of my business.”

“Oh it’s okay. My kids are more important to me than anything in this world. It’s a new thing with Christmas this year. We’d broken up last year, but kept things together for the kids at least until the end of the year. This will be the first time we’re actually in two separate homes for the holidays.”

She pressed her hands over his resting comfortably over her stomach. “It’s gotta be tough.”

“Yeah, it is, but I’ve been so involved in the new album that I guess I didn’t give it a lot of thought. Dot always took care of everything. I took a lot for granted in that respect.”

She let her hand cup his bristled cheek. The stood in the dim light for a few minutes before Jon turned her in his arms and lowered his mouth for a soft kiss. Without a word he stepped back and took her hand, leading her upstairs again.

Their clothes hit the floor in quiet whispers, their touches were gentle now and the newly stoked fire cast a glow on them as they moved together. Their dance was as natural as breathing and she sighed into his arms, loving deeply into the night without words, only murmurs broke the silence.

He curled around her, holding her close as they finally slept.


mamybest said...

well i just checked back to see if you'd posted another one before i got to bed! yay, you had! i don't have to tell you tara, that it great but i am going to anyways! i love it!

Bianca said...

Awww, so sweet, I loved this chapter...sooo...cute and cuddly :D

Anonymous said...

Interesting...I wonder what the Bon Jovi family would think if they read this. I am not sure they would give you a life time pass.

Anonymous said...

This is FICTION! And I'm sure every celebrity knows there are fanfictions out there about them. It is what keeps them in the spotlight. *rolling eyes*

Anonymous said...

The family would probably think, "Dam! Jon is good!!"

Anonymous said...

To the poster wondering about the family; this is fiction not true by any means.

But you know, feel free to pass it on to Jon if you like, lol.

edgebag said...

Good STORY, Tara! LOL!

Anonymous said...

I get that it is fan fiction...
but it isn't "good" fan fiction.

Anonymous said...

This is like a bad, X-rated Harlequin novel. Too funny! The spelling, the word use, the cheesy love scenes? Surely this isn't meant to be serious??

Anonymous said...


Tara Leigh said...

Thanks for your comments. Too bad you're not man/woman enough to put your name in...anonymous.

Anonymous said...

Tara, still loving this story! Can't wait for the next chapter! To the anons, if you don't like then why are you reading it???? Carol

Vivian said...

I think the fact that the "critics" didn't want to post their names tells you something. And ya know it's simple to figure out. Don't like it? Then don't read it. Easy.

The Jersey Cow said...

To one of the several "anons" who posted, I would hope the Jovi family doesn't spend their time looking for Jon fan fic! If they did I would certainly wonder about them. I'm enjoying this story. It's just one writer blending their love of storytelling with their love of Jovi. If you can do better than by all means do so! Have a nice day. :)

Anonymous said...

Sex is good, sex is fun, but after ten chapters of it, it isn't even a turn on anymore. Are these characters ever going to return to the real world so a real story can develop?

Tara Leigh said...

Ahhh. See, I don't mind the questioning comments. Especially worded with constructive criticism. Thanks for that.

Yes, reality surfaces the next chapter actually.
Thanks for your input.

The sex scenes were a little longer than normal even for me, but if you look at how relationships start that's what happens. Getting nekkid is all you can think about. At least that's what has happened to me in the past.

Anonymous said...

Tsk, tsk - showing jealousy is so unbecoming, even for you Anon.

Like someone said - if you can do better, by all means, let's see it. Or have we seen it already & you're not the sweetheart everyone thinks you are. Interesting thought isn't it?

Peg said...

WOW - Interesting comments, lmao.

Great work Tara - thanks for sharing. Sorry you got some bad reviews but heh, we still appreciate you to no end.

Anonymous said...

Spectacular writing Tara. Who cares what those that don't like it think. It is great. And you are correct in your thinking of how the start of relationships are. Strongly physical at first


Starr said...

I am amazed Tara that you left those hateful comments here.

The person whoever they are, I agree, they are a coward to not put their name.

And their opinion is so ridiculous it's laughable. It IS good fiction, some of the best JBJ I've read. It sounds to me like some jealousy thing is going on. Otherwise why would they feel the need to come here and post insulting comments?

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