Mid Week Tease -The Hot Tomale- a snippet from Desire Unexpected

click to see all the Mid Week Teases here at SJsWelcome to hump day my friends. Thank you to the beautiful, Sandra Bunino for bringing us together.

I’ve turned in my final set of edits and I’m happy to share Desire Unexpected, Assassins and Sweethearts book 1 is releasing April 9th! 😀

Last week I shared a bit of conversation with the four assassins. This Week I skipped to a new scene. Ethan and Nadia are together again and this time they are visiting one of his favorite food trucks. 🙂 Enjoy!


“I got a couple chicken and a couple pork tamales.” He set down the tray and she busied herself with setting out the plates of food, napkins, and plastic forks. He pulled bottles of water from his pockets.

“It smells delicious.” She pointed to a cup and a wrapped item still on the tray. “Is that milk?”

“It is and the other item is for later.” He set the tray aside.

After unwrapping a tamale, she picked up her fork. The thin layer of masa was soft and the inside was packed with meat and sauce. First, she tasted the creamiest corn and then an explosion hit her full on. She coughed twice and he handed her the milk.

“Are you trying to kill me?”

He didn’t answer and simply laughed.

She slapped his hand and took another sip of milk. “That wasn’t funny.”

“No, but I had no idea you were such a wimp.”

“Then why did you order the milk?”

“Dessert, the other thing your truck didn’t have.” His eyebrow raised and her thoughts went right into the gutter. “What was that thought?”

“Oh, there’s no way I’m telling you. Not after you burned me with your tamale.”

He spit out his food and she burst into a fit of giggles. Once they calmed down and she uncapped the tiny tub of sour cream he’d fetched for her, she took another bite.

“These really are delicious. I’ve never seen the masa so thin and so much filling.”

“The truck owner told me, it’s his grandma’s recipe.”

“Grandmothers are the best cooks.” She scooped another bite and admired it first. “I’ve learned a few tips from mine, but they’re mostly cookie recipes.”

“She sounds like a sweet lady.”

“The sweetest. Tell me something about your family.” When he remained quiet, she changed her question. “Or you could share where you got your love for the arts.”

“My father was the curator at the Art Institute. I’ve been walking the halls there all my life.”

“That’s amazing. What a way to grow up. You never considered a career in the arts?” She took another bite of her tasty sour cream covered tamale.

“There were times I considered following in my father’s career path, but things changed for me a few times and I developed skills in other areas.”

“I’m glad you brought it up because I have no idea what we do at work.”

“And you think I know?”

“Smart ass.” She tapped on his foot.

“Okay. I’ll tell you one thing that no one knows.”

“I’m listening.” She leaned forward.

Desire Unexpected by S.J. MayleeBlurb:

Life is passing Nadia Duskin by from her position in the mailroom. It only fulfills two necessities, keeping the repo man away and keeping her up to date on her sexy CEO. Ethan Wright is prepared to frighten and fire the nosey girl who sorts his company’s mail. After engaging with her at one of his favorite places in the world, he digs deeper.

Together, they find the kind of pleasure that could keep them satisfied for a lifetime. Her love may be the key to putting both of their lives back on track, but to what end? When a man he’s been contracted to kill threatens Nadia’s life, he forces her to face reality. Either they’ll delve deeper into the desires neither expected or they may die trying.

Be Warned: spanking, light BDSM, public exhibition

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13 thoughts on “Mid Week Tease -The Hot Tomale- a snippet from Desire Unexpected

  1. Okay, Miss S.J., I’m curious about entirely too many things now! That other wrapped item, the milk and the dessert reference, the thing that no one knows!!!!!! I can’t wait for more!!!!

  2. Pingback: Mid Week Tease -What They Want- a snippet from Desire Unexpected | S.J. Maylee

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