Man of Her Dreams

Man of Her Dreams

Paige Warren

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Sienna Blake has issues with her body, mostly that there's just too much of it, and she hasn't had a date in forever. To make matters worse, she has a crush on the most perfect, most gorgeous man alive, Logan Drake. As if someone like him would ever take a second look at Sienna!

Logan Drake may show up to PR events with a model on his arm, but he's grown tired of the stick thin women who constantly complain about their weight. He wants a real woman! Someone he can take out to eat and she'll actually order a meal instead of a small salad and a glass of water. When fate throws Sienna Blake into his path, he thinks he's finally found someone worth dating.

When Sienna and Logan get together, the sparks begin to fly. Just looking at Logan makes Sienna want to do naughty things to him. Never had she had such lascivious thoughts about a man before, but one look at Logan and she beings to drool.

PUBLISHED BY: Wild Horse Press
ISBN: 1442140011
CATEGORIES: Romantic Fiction, Contemporary, Erotica, Rubenesque
KEYWORDS: erotic romance, rubenesque, California, self-esteem issues, Paige Warren, romance, contemporary romance

EBOOKS BY Wild Horse Press

EBOOKS BY Paige Warren

COPYRIGHT Paige Warren/2009

Sienna sat in her window seat enjoying the view. It was a beautiful day in Southern California and she had a perfect view of the beach. If she opened her window, she would be able to smell the salt in the air and hear the ocean waves as they crashed upon the sand. As she watched the gulls dive and swoop through the air, a figure on the beach caught her eye.

Logan was walking along the beach, bare-chested and dripping with salt water. Fresh from a swim in the ocean, the man was mouthwatering. Sienna felt her heart kick into over-drive. She knew better than to feel this way. Logan Drake was notorious for breaking women’s hearts. It was best to admire him from afar; an easy task since they’d never been introduced. She didn’t exactly travel in his social circle.

Sienna Blake was five feet five inches tall with a somewhat pudgy figure. Her hair was currently cut into a chin length bob and the red strands were always tickling her nose. Her green eyes were her best feature. Although it was a toss up on what her worst feature was – her freckles or her weight. Regardless of the diets she had tried, the gym memberships she had gone through, and any gimmicks she had found along the way, Sienna just could not lose weight. As a small child she had once tried spot remover to get rid of her freckles. Needless to say it hadn’t worked and they were there to stay.

Sighing, she tore her gaze from Logan’s fine figure. It was a shame that men like that didn’t fall for women like her. Then again, why would a hunky guy look at her? Logan had it all – a successful career, the face of a god --- not to mention the body to go with it, and usually had a model on his arm, or at least a woman who could be a model. It was ridiculous to even dream of being with a man like that, and yet dream she did.

Deciding to cure her sudden case of self-pity the usual way, Sienna headed into the kitchen. Opening the freezer she dug out her half gallon of chocolate ice cream. Forgoing the bowl, she grabbed a spoon out of the drawer and dug in. Regardless of what her doctor thought, chocolate really did cure whatever ailed you. At least that was Sienna’s philosophy and she was sticking to it! Okay, so if she stopped her chocolate addiction in its tracks she could probably lose a few pounds. Sienna didn’t think that life without chocolate was worth a few pounds. Now if she could lose about thirty pounds by not eating chocolate, she might seriously consider it… maybe.

Plopping onto the couch, she drug out her favorite romance novel and sat down to read. Sienna scooped spoonfuls of the heavenly chocolate into her mouth as she read the well-worn copy of A Love for All Time. She practically had the book memorized, but she loved it each and every time.

Before she knew it, the sun was setting and the ice cream was gone. Sienna sighed as she put her bookmark inside her book and set it down on the couch. After putting her empty ice cream carton in the trash and her spoon in the sink, she went into her bedroom to change clothes. Maybe a nice moonlit walk on the beach would cheer her up.

By the time Sienna had figured out what she wanted to wear and had made it out of her house, the moon and stars were shining brightly. As she stepped onto the beach, the cool sand covered her toes. There was a light breeze that lifted the strands of hair away from her face. Sienna turned her face into the wind and inhaled deeply. There was nothing she loved more than the feel of the sand under her feet, the salty air on her face, and hearing the sound of the ocean. No matter what mood she was in, a walk on the beach always made her feel better. Well, as long as a bathing suit wasn’t required. Just the thought of having to wear one made her shiver.

Setting off down the beach, Sienna walked near the water. The waves gently lapped at her feet as she slowly meandered down the shore. Pretty much everyone had gone home for the night so she had the beach to herself. Or so she thought… No sooner had Sienna thought she was alone than she saw a figure heading her way. As the person drew nearer, she could see that it was a man… and not just any man, but the man – Logan Drake!

Sienna’s heart jumped into her throat. What would she say? What should she do? What if he spoke to her? Her mind was in a whirlwind, her pulse beat erratically, and her breath was coming out quick and shallow. First things first, she closed her eyes and tried to take some calming breaths. Otherwise, she was going to faint from a lack of oxygen. Once her nerves felt a little more settled, she opened her eyes. Logan was only a few yards away. Deciding to act as nonchalant as possible, she continued her leisurely stroll down the beach. What she really wanted to do was turn and run the other way!

As Logan approached, Sienna gave him a hesitant smile.

“Hello,” she said, half way hoping he would just nod and continue on his way, but the other half wanted him to talk to her, the insane part of her obviously.

Logan looked at the woman who had spoken to him. She wasn’t his usual type, but she was pretty. “Hello. Enjoying your evening?”

Sienna mutely nodded. Mentally she cringed. Here was her opportunity to speak to the man and she was blowing it!

Logan smiled, figuring she was shy. “I’m Logan, Logan Drake.”

“I’m Sienna Blake.”

“It’s nice to meet you, Sienna. Do you live nearby or did you drive over for your nightly stroll?”

“Oh, um, I live down the beach a ways,” she said quietly, gesturing towards the homes behind her.

Logan nodded. “I prefer a home on the beach myself. I find that a walk on the beach, especially at night, is a good way to clear my thoughts; living nearby just makes it that much easier to do.”

Sienna mutely nodded her head in agreement, unable to untangle her tongue long enough to speak to the man.

Logan gave her a gentle smile. “Well, it was nice meeting you, Sienna. Maybe we’ll run into each other again sometime soon.”

“It was nice to meet you too,” she murmured, a slight blush staining her cheeks.

Logan nodded and continued on his way down the beach. He had found Sienna’s shyness to be refreshing and sincerely hoped he would see her again. He briefly wondered how many chance encounters he would need before asking her out on a date. It was obvious that she was nervous around him. The thought of going out to dinner on a date would probably terrify the woman. He knew he had a reputation, but it hadn’t been deserved. Well, not all of it had anyway.

Sienna looked over her shoulder and watched Logan walk away. She felt like such an idiot! When she talked to her neighbor and good friend, Robert, he was definitely going to give her a hard time. All it had taken was a smile from a gorgeous guy and she’d gone mute!

Sighing, Sienna continued down the beach. Her thoughts were chaotic after running into Logan. He had not only been nice, but had seemed genuinely interested in her. Oh, not in a romantic way! Sienna wasn’t foolish enough to consider the notion. But there had definitely been some sort of interest showing in his eyes. She only hoped that if she ran into him again, she would be able to put together a coherent sentence or two. Otherwise, he was going to question her intelligence. It was bad enough that she was starting to question her sanity.


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