Esan should be happy with his life. He has a great career with the Galactic Cage Fighters Association and his sister is happily mated. However, after watching his sister and his friends find their mates and start their families, he feels that maybe it is time for him to find a mate of his own. Unfortunately, he is more interested in the event planner than the females who are supposed to be his potential mates.
Nina Sinclair’s career takes a giant leap forward as she takes a position with the Galactic Cage Fighters Association as their new event planner. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries are no problem for her. She could plan those things blindfolded. So, when she is asked to plan a matchmaking event for one of the GCFA fighters, she says yes. It should be a piece of cake, except that the person she is planning the event for is nothing like what she thought he would be and she can’t seem to stop thinking about him. She is one event away from soaring to the top or crashing in epic failure.
Esan stepped closer to her without thought and reached to caress her cheek. “You don’t have anything to fear from me.”
She blinked at him in surprise. “Where did that come from?”
“You sssaid that I intimidate you.”
Nina laughed and shook her head. “You can be intimidating to others. I know you would never hurt me.”
“Hurting you isss the lassst thing I want to do to you,” he admitted. Then he did the one thing he swore he would not do again. He leaned down and kissed her.
The feel of her lips was soft and warm ... delicious. He hadn’t imagined how good this had been the first time. He wrapped his arms around her waist and started to pull her closer. She moaned and he knew she was starting to relax into the kiss, but suddenly the sound of someone clearing their throat from the doorway interrupted them.
He glanced up to find, of all people, Zen standing at the entrance. “I don’t mean to interrupt, but I was looking for Nina. I’m trying to plan a surprise party for my mate and need assistance.”
Esan growled at Zen as Nina extricated herself from his arms. He wanted to pull her back, but first he should beat the shit out of Zen for messing things up.
“I’m more than happy to help Zen. Esan and I were finished here,” Nina said as she walked toward Zen.
“I thought we were going to the other venue.” Esan knew he sounded gruff.
“Come and check out the arboretum on Friday evening. If it’s not what you want, we can always go for the ballroom.”
“Fine. I guess I’ll see you Friday,” Esan grumbled as he moved past her and shoved Zen’s shoulder on his way out.