Updated: Jan 23
Immersed in Pleasure
by Tiffany Reisz
Published by Harlequin
Prequel Novella in the Original Sinners Series
The Manhattan Mermaids: Believed to be the most beautiful women in the city, they entertain wealthy, powerful men in an exclusive club called Fathoms....and are all virgins. Derek Prince doesn't believe they really exist, until he meets the stunningly sensual Xenia. She drives him wild with desire, but giving in to temptation means losing her position at Fathoms. Derek is incredibly turned on by the thought of being Xenia's first...but will he be willing to wait for her?
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy #Erotica Fun
No review for this one, as it's too short to properly review. I am currently reviewing the Original Sinners series though, and wanted to make readers aware of all the novellas and short stories for this amazing series.
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Kingsley: "Land is grand, Mr. Prince, but wetter is better. Some days, it is good to be the King."
Xenia: "You stayed."
Derek: "I did stay. But I have to go now. Can I see you again?"
Xenia: "If you come back you can see me again. If you don't come back you can't."
Derek: "Then I'll come back. I'll definitely come back."
Xenia: "But go away now. I like your face enough I want to know how it feels to miss it."
Xenia: "It's cute how you can't stop staring at my breasts."
Derek: "Cute is better than sociopathic. I really do know what your face looks like."
Xenia: "Really? Close your eyes. Now, tell me what color my eyes are."
Derek: "Dark blue like the ocean at night. And you have dark eyelashes that make them look even bluer."
Xenia: "Very good. You can open -"
Derek: "You've got a freckle under your left eye and another freckle on your bottom lip. It looks like a tiny smudge of lipstick and I'm dying to kiss it. You also have a birthmark on your derriere that I also wouldn't mind kissing."
Mark: "You lucky fucking son of a bitch."
Mark: "The making out has to stop, Derek. It just does. At least get to second base with the damn girl."
Derek: "Fine, fine. The day went great. Best date of my life. Talked, laughed ... she was smart and funny and had a ton of stories to tell me about famous weirdos she met."
Mark: "Don't care. Skip to the good parts."
Derek: "Every second with Xenia was a good part."
Derek: "You really love this place. And I can't ask you to leave it. But if I stick around, something's going to happen and they'll make you."
Xenia: "Derek, I don't want to leave. But I don't want to lose you either. I've never felt anything like what I feel with you."
Derek: "And I've never ... God, I was married, Xenia, and I never felt anything like this. I threatened to kill Kingsley Edge. I must have a death wish."
Xenia: "It was impressive. I think he likes you even more now. I do too."
Derek: "I'm sorry. I'm an idiot. I can't ask you to leave your life here, but I don't want to lose you. So let's stay together and see if we can work."
Xenia: "Derek, I can't be with you the way you want me to be and stay here."
Derek: "Doesn't matter. When you're ready, we'll go for it. Until then, I'll just take a lot of cold showers. Starting right now. This water is fucking freezing."
Xenia: "Keeps the nipples hard. You really mean it?"
Derek: "Take all the time you need. I just want to be part of your world. I need you in my life any way that works for you."
Xenia: "And I need you in my life."
Kingsley: "And I need you out of my pool. S'il vous plait."
Kingsley: "You're a fool, monsieur. So many beautiful girls in the city who would willingly dive into your bed. And you give that up."
Derek: "I don't want a girl. I want a mermaid."
Derek: "Xenia, I don't want to hurt you."
Xenia: "'Your tail will then disappear, and shrink up into what mankind calls legs, and you will feel great pain, as if a sword were passing through you.'"
Derek: "What is that?"
Xenia: "It's from The Little Mermaid, the fairy tale. It's what a mermaid feels when she becomes a human woman. Great pain. Derek, I'm ready to be human."
Derek: "Was it worth waiting for?"
Xenia: "It was worth everything."
He felt like a virgin himself in a way - until tonight, until Xenia, he's never made love.
Derek: "You think Kingsley will come to the wedding?"
Xenia: "No. But knowing him, he'll try to come on the honeymoon."