"I'm not going to apologize for needing this."She knew she should stop him. Say something to stay the slide of his palm as it moved up her side to cup and squeeze her breast through the fine linen of her blouse. Pleasure shot through her pussy, moisture dampened her panties. This was insanity. And yet, Sasha couldn't do anything but nod the heavy weight her head had become. "I've thought of you so many times," he whispered as he rolled his thumb over her hard nipple. The wince that flickered across his face told Sasha he hadn't meant to voice the confession. Alexei's heavy sigh spoke of resignation. "So many damn times." Then there was no more need for words. He moved over her, his mouth finding hers hungrily. She opened to his kiss without hesitation, welcomed the greedy tangle of his tongue. The world moved out from under her as if time experienced a rent. Sasha plummeted into the endless chasm of sensation Alexei alone knew how to create. She flattened her hands on his shoulders, curled her nails into the tight cords of muscle there, then looped her arms around his neck and urged his body into hers.