She thought she was his girlfriend. He thought she understood she was his mistress.
Mairi Tanner grew up listening to bedtime stories about Greek billionaires falling in love, and so of course she had to fly to Athens to find her own Greek billionaire to marry.
And since she wasn't shy about letting other people know of her fantasies...
The man of her dreams readily mistook her as a gold-digger instead of his future bride.
Everything that could quiver in her body did quiver at the way he said the words. It was as if he was subtly challenging her to prove to him that she wasn’t always a nice girl – with him. And oh, oh dear! That gaze of his! Mairi’s eyes flitted towards Diana in panic, but the younger girl appeared entirely unaware that her own brother was doing his best to seduce her with his eyes – and it was working!
Her mind shut down, panic setting in completely. What if Damen Leventis was the one? What if he was not the one? Oh God, she was so confused! She needed a moment to herself, needed a moment to think, preferably with a drier pair of panties.
Mairi looked down, pretending to check the time on her watch. She squeaked out, “Gosh, look at the time. I need to get back to the conference---”
“Perfect,” Damen agreed smoothly. Something was suddenly wrong. He felt his beautiful quarry deliberately trying to shut him out. No woman had ever tried to shut him out before, and that this woman was doing so made Damen cynically wonder if it was simply a ploy to make him more interested in her.
He nodded to Diana, his voice commanding as he said, “Lead the way, Diana. I would like to speak with your teacher in private.”
The word ‘private’ made Mairi’s head shoot up. “I don’t think---”
Diana made a face. “Don’t bully her.”
“I do not bully,” Damen answered in a cool voice. “Now go ahead and lead us.”
Mairi looked at Diana, begging the girl not to leave her alone with Damen. But all the girl did was shrug and say apologetically, “I’m sorry, Ms. Yay. He’s the boss, you know.”
Mairi would have believed her student was sincerely apologetic if not for the mischievous grin on Diana’s face. If she wasn’t mistaken, Diana had the look of someone who was trying to play matchmaker. That would have been cool – later. Right now? With Mairi in full panic mode?
“Traitor,” Mairi muttered under her breath as Diana left her alone with her brother.
Mairi cleared her throat. “I, umm, said, ‘till later’ to your sister.” She started walking as briskly as she could, following Diana to the stairs. Unfortunately, it was ridiculously easy for Damen Leventis’ long-legged strides to keep pace with her.
“Are you trying to run away from me, Ms. Tanner?” Dark amusement underlined his voice.
She blinked rapidly at him as if utterly confused. “Who? Me? Why would I?”
Drat. That was such a sexy look on Damen Leventis. She had to look away or she’d start to drool.
“I hope you are not mad with my sister, Ms. Tanner.”
“I’m not.” She meant it.
“If I were to be truthful, I am amazed at her transformation. When I overheard her talking to you – she is never like that at home, Ms. Tanner.”
Damen’s voice was sincere, even humbled, and her panic receded a little at the sound of it. She started to answer, but by then they had to start weaving their way through the scores of parents crowding the hall leading to the conference room. Almost everyone they walked past was keen to greet Damen, with the men either exuberant or deferential while the women were blatantly appreciative.
It enthralled and repelled her at the same time, with a good amount of jealousy mixed in, the way the women’s eyes, tipped with heavy fake lashes, blatantly ogled every inch of Damen Leventis’ body.
She honestly wanted to do the same thing. Damen was worth staring at, after all, but her inhibitions kept her from doing so.
Diana turned at the corner of the hallway and they followed suit. More people called out to Damen, who only nodded in acknowledgment, his expression aloof. It unnerved Mairi, the way even the wealthiest-looking people around them appeared almost obsequious as they courted his attention…which was still solely focused on her.
“She is doing well in school, Ms. Tanner? Please be honest with me.”
Mairi relaxed at the realization that they were still talking about Diana, which was a completely safe subject and unlikely to make her imagine more lustful thoughts about the hot, hot, hot man walking next to her. “Diana is doing better and better each day, Mr. Leventis. It takes your sister longer than usual to…relax and be herself but when she does, I’ve seen for myself that she is a well-adjusted child.”
She paused, trying to choose her next words with care, mindful of how the majority of the headmistress’ dos and don’ts dealt with never acknowledging the school’s patrons are less than perfect.
“Your sister looks up to you, Mr. Leventis. I was happy to see that you two appear to have a close relationship. As long as you continue giving her the time and attention she needs, she will be fine.”
Mairi waited, hoping Diana’s brother would give in and talk more about Diana’s situation at home. But all he eventually did was nod and murmur noncommittally, “I will always do my best to support my sister.”
Oh well. Maybe she really was the only person who always took the first bait offered.
Changing the subject to prevent any awkwardness between them, Mairi started talking about how Diana was doing in her class.
Damen listened intently but had to cough once or twice, mainly to cover the unexpected chuckle that threatened to escape him. Mairi Tanner was acting like a proud mother hen, and it was even more amusing considering how her freshly scrubbed looks didn’t make her look much older than his sister.
Looking at her, all Damen could wonder was if she would still be able to maintain that innocent smile when he finally had her in his bed and made her come with his mouth.
When she stopped talking, Damen asked abruptly, “Is there anything else I should know? Any subjects she has difficulty handling?”
“You would have to ask the other professors about that, Mr. Leventis, but as far as I know she is doing very well across the board.” Mairi did her very best not to sound boastful, but honestly – she wanted to boast. Diana was one of the Class E girls, and Mairi liked to think she had played a hand in helping Diana find her academic footing in school.
Mairi’s Ms. Sunshine look on her face only made Damen’s cock ache even more painfully.
Striving to keep his tone level even though all he wanted was to growl at Mairi to get down on her knees and have his cock in her mouth, Damen asked, “Then there is nothing else to discuss?”
“Good. We can concentrate on us then.” This time, Damen did not bother to conceal the strength of his desire. “I want you in my bed, Ms. Tanner.”
Mairi stumbled, but he was quick to catch her, his hand cupping her elbow.
With both of them bent halfway down, Damen moved closer, enough for his softly voiced words to caress her ear. “May I make love to you tonight?”
He expected her to pretend surprise, indignation, or maybe play coy – the last being the most unattractive but still not enough to dissuade him from taking her. He already wanted this woman too much to give up right now, even if she turned out to be a gold digger like everyone else.
But instead, she looked at him with wonder on her face.
Mairi’s head was whirling. Had she heard him correctly? Had he really said he wanted to love her tonight? Was this it then? Was he wondering if she was the one for him as well?
“You feel it too?” she whispered.
For a moment, Damen was perplexed as to why Mairi had to question his lust for her. Was it not enough for her that he was doing his best not to undress her with his gaze? Seeing her still looking at him like he was fucking Superman with a huge dick, Damen finally decided just to go along with it.
Maybe she wasn’t as innocent as he had thought. Maybe this was one of her little tricks, meant to make Damen desire her even more.
He said huskily, “I fucking feel it hard.”
Ah, fuck. It may really be one of her tricks. Only the most experienced woman could have guessed how that little shiver would make Damen struggle for self-control, trying his damnedest not to pre-ejaculate like a damn teenager.
“Tonight then?” he whispered as he slowly helped her up.
Damen’s nostrils flared. “When you swallow like that, Ms. Tanner…”
His harsh tone confused her. “Wh-what’s wrong?”
“You make me imagine how you would look like, swallowing my cum, your mouth loving my cock.”
Never had anyone said such words to her. Never had she thought she would meet a man who could say something like that with a serious face and not make her run the other way, thinking she had just come across a maniac. And never, oh dear, never did she think a man she had just met, saying such words to her, would make Mairi feel like she was drowning in need.
For a man’s body.
For the Greek billionaire she had always dreamt to meet, fall in love with, and live happily ever after with.
There was a very soft look on Mairi’s beautiful face. It was a look that mesmerized and made Damen wary at the same time. Conscious of how they were attracting a lot of attention, he stepped back to put some distance between them and said carefully, “Ms. Tanner?”
“I love you.” The words just came out and then she turned around and floated away.
For the first time in his life, Damen Leventis was left gaping and speechless.
Had he just heard her say---
And then he saw where she was heading. “Ms. Tanner, wait!”
She looked at him over her shoulder with a still-vague look on her face. “Huh?” She turned around but it was too late.