Authors: Vanessa Devereaux
Copyright© 2012 Vanessa Devereaux
Cover Artist: Jinger Heaston
Editor: Karyn White
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For all my writing students.
I’M ALL YOURS
Perfect Pairing, 2
Copyright © 2012
Sadie smiled at the gold
sitting on top of today’s mail
It contained a weddin
g invitation. She knew that
, and not
because of any
skill she possessed as a witch
airing couple was getting married
to tell her
an invitation was forthcoming
wait to see them exchange vows and then
walk down the a
isle as husband and wife. Watching them
take to the dance floor for the first time as
Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell Farraday would also be thrilling. Sadie clapped her hands together
like an excited
little child. Being an invited guest
gave her an
to go shopping for a ne
w dress. Maybe even a hat. She
hadn’t worn one of those to a wedding
oh, in what
it was past due.
She opened the folder on her
desk. She’d mentioned this next couple
to Nadine and had lied somewhat w
hen she’d told her they were already
lients of Perfect Pairing.
Neither of them was
not quite yet
er, she hadn’t been lying
when she’d said
ed one another
, that wasn’t the truth
They just thought they did. It was her job to convince them otherwise. It was also down to her
get them together so they could find out just how compatible they really were.
at a conference in the other realm
so what she didn’t know, couldn’t hurt Sadie.
Okay, Nadine had warned her that she wasn’t allowed to use any witch
while working for the Department of Love,
but a mere
boost of somethi
ng special wouldn’t hurt. S
he knew these two stubborn
vers needed some help to get those
love wheels in motion.
Sadie walked to the cupboard where she kept her secret stash of potions under lock and key
case Nadine ever came snooping around
She sorted through the jars and pulled out three of them, plus her
ing bowl. She’d need to use one of her
to get this couple to sign up for Perfect Pai
ring. Sadie opened the first jar
and sprinkled in a few splashes of the light blue liquid,
pulled out her jar of enlight
ment, otherwise known as
, now I get it
and added first one dash and then for good measure, two more.
And he’d have
to forgive her for this one
it was only temporary. O
nce he met with his dream girl,
as a way apologizing,
him more virile than ever
. She threw in some more of
potion just for good measure
, closed her eyes
into the universe
Kyle threw down his car keys so hard they bounced back out of the dish on the co
top in his kitchen. He
took off his jacket
and slung it over the couch.
had the most embarrassing night of his entire life.
had dinner with
a model whose legs he’d
about all during the meal
. Those long limbs bei
ng wrapped around him while they got between the sheets
. However, when they’d got to that part of the evening, he’d been unable to perform
Not even one tiny piece
of his cock would respond
despite her being naked with her those legs spread wide for him.
slumped down on the co
uch and ran his hand through his hair
, hoping tha
t would help him
what had gone wrong tonight.
He’d laughed it off and said he’d had one to
o many drinks today
and hence his sudden impotenc
The truth was he never touched alcohol any more. Perr
ier or Evian was about as hard
as it got for him these days. No, boo
ze was not to blame for Mr. Flop
His date had
even tried manual
and yes, oral stimulation
but still his dick had hung like a wet mop in a janitor’s closet.
robably tell all her friends
when I’m on
tell two friends
How much worse can things get?
Maybe I’m ill or coming down with something
and that’s the reason I couldn’t get it up tonight.
all honesty he felt just fine.
an ever, in fact. In his mind
sex with her
some reason his body didn’t share
Kyle knew w
hat he’d try
. It was the perfect way to see if there was something actually physically wrong with him or not.
e’d watch his favorite raunchy triple X
movie while giving himself a
. Without fai
that worked every single time.
He headed to the bathroom
took off his clothes, reache
d for a container of
, and then returned
to the b
edroom. He threw it
to the bed before pressing
to turn on the TV. He loaded in
the DVD and
got onto the bed. He squeezed some lotion into his hand and fast forwarded
o the raunchiest
part of the movie
, if you could call it a movie
wrapped his hand around his dick.
Kyle rested his head back on the pillow and wat
ched as the man opened the woman’s
legs. Kyle ran his hands up and down his cock
knowing this scene always
hard and ready to explode.
He moved his hand faster
uld fly from
nd. He glanced at the screen again.
pussy looked so inviting
but still nothing was happening to him.
Eventually he gave up. His hand
dick, well, that was downright sore and
flopped on his thigh like it was sick and beat
Kyle tried to get his breath back after the exhausting effort.
He held his chest, feeling his heat beat against his palm.
too young for Viagra.
“Shit,” shouted Kyle. “What the hell is happening to me?”
He reached across to the b
edside table and took hold of his cell phone
. Kyle punched the numbers of his manage
r’s home phone
“Hello. Tom Reeson speaking.”
It sounded like he’d
. He probably
t realized it was past
until he glanced at the alarm clock on his bedside table.
“Kyle, what the he
in some type of trouble?”
“Oh yeah, big time.”
I think we should get your publicist to…”
“No, not any trouble like with my mom. This is
physical. I’m sick.”
“You want me to call a doctor?”
“I don’t know if one can help me
I can’t get an erection
Tom burst out laughing. Kyle pulled the phone away from his ear
man would be so flippant about this sort of problem.
what’s so funny? I thought a guy would understand how I feel.”
“I do. It
ppens to most of us older men
from time t
o time. Nothing to worry about,” said Tom.
years old for fuck’s sake. These things a
ren’t supposed to happen to guys my age.”
“You do know
s past his prime at
I’m guessing your dick
some rest and relaxation. If I know you, you’ve
been using it too much lately. You
ever thought about
g down and devoting it
“That would break my female fans’ hearts.”
a great looking guy
, not married and heading fast to forty
I’m guessing most of them think you’
they’re probably not holding their breaths waiting for you
Tom was offering no sympathy whatsoever.
In fact, he was making matters worse.
“I’m not getting married
just for the sake of my image
and I will get my cock working again. You know any doctors
keep my visit
I mean if this got into the tabloids
I’d be finished.”
“Yeah, I’ll see wh
at I can do, but in the morning…
please. Good night
get a good night’s rest like I was trying to do before the phone woke me.”
King of sarcasm
that’s what Kyle liked most about his manager.
“Okay, just give me a call when you’ve set up an appointment because I’d like to nip this problem in the bud as soon as I can.”
sat in her dressing room
and paging through one of the magazines
her producer had placed on her desk that morn
ing. As the entertainment correspondent,
she had to keep
on who was who, who was dating who
, who was divorcing who
, and who was the next big thing.
She was due on set in twenty minutes to give her wee
up report and
had a few minutes to spare b
efore she headed downstairs to the
. She flipped the pages until she arrived at the
on her coffee. Some of it trickled out of her mouth and splashed
the blouse the wardrobe
dy had insisted she wear today
Kyle Daley’s photo glared back at her. His face, like her blouse,
splashed with coffee. All he wore was his familiar
and a towel wrapped about his waist
He was advertising a new razor with four blades that gave you the close
t shave of your life. Evie
knew what she’d like to do
with that razor.
, ten minutes
show time.” T
hat was the
director banging on her door.
dabbed at the coffee
stain on her blouse and just as
quickly tried to put the image of Kyle’s half
dressed body out of her mind. The man really thought he was something special.
And that sickening smirk on his face.
Her efforts to clean the coffee spill were making things worse
and she had only a few minutes to go. Maybe no one would notice it.
Evie walked out on
and the director handed her some notes.
She took her cue and then got into position at her news desk during the commercial break.
She watched as the director counted down
with his fingers held up in front of her,
e light on the camera flashed red
is Evie Winters here
weekly entertainment update…”
Kyle opened his
eyes and realized he’d fallen asleep and
his TV switched
least he’d had the good sense to turn the volume down before he’d drifted off.
He yawned and rubbed his eyes before focusing on the screen again.
No, it can’t
If last night hadn’t been
this morning didn’t look any
better. There on his
inch high definition screen was Evie Winters.
Nemesis, bitch, pain in the ass
thorn in his side.
Was that a cof
on her blouse?
Wonder how that
got by Miss I’m Always P
Miss I’ve N
r Made a Mistake in My L
At least the TV was
didn’t have to listen
to her voice
. He fingered the remote, willing himself to hit the off
but for some strange reason, he just couldn’t
Damn, it’s like
something’s possessing me to watch her.
Kyle wanted to hate Evie
, really he did
but he’d done something despicable to her less than a year ago
so the fault wasn’t all hers. He’d stood
her up for the biggest interview scoop of her life
and yes, on live television
. And yes, it hadn’t
been his fault
. Well, in a way it had been. He’d
made the choice
to rush to
but it had been an emergency
he couldn’t let her
or anyone else
know the real
reason she’d been left sitting
with an empty chair in front of her and looking like
the biggest idiot in the world on live TV.
, what’d she’d done on his return to
en over the top
and from then on
she’d become his favorite person to hate.
He glanced at the screen again.
Like it or not,
Kyle had to admit she was cute. That dar
k hair that curled up at the ends
baby blue eyes,
kissable lips, high cheekbones…
Shit, will wonders never cease?
He had a hard
the sheet just to make sure he wasn’t imaging things. Nope
cock was back to normal
letting the sheet fall back on his body. He
punched the air with both his fists.
He set his hea
d back and pumped up the volume on the TV. Not even evil Evie could ruin his day now.
“Last week it was announced that the fall
, she was sexy.
Why hadn’t he realized that before today?
when she’d marched into the restaurant after the incident
on the morning show had he seen how alluring she
e remembered that night, minute by painful minute.
into the restaurant l
ike she owned the place.
Had that been actual
steam billowing from her nostrils as she’d pounded across the wooden floor in her Jimmy Cho
? She’d stood in front of the table glar
ing at him for a few seconds without
saying a word. She’d then
picked up the martini and thrown
dead center in
The irony was it
his drink. It
belonged to his publicist who
dining with him that night. Kyle had laughed it off by saying in a loud voice
so other diners could hear,
he was positive that was not only shaken but stirred
and not even James Bond had to deal with a bitch like her.
That had been
a stupid thing to say about a
n like Evie.
That had made the dragon lady
’s breath produce more fire
the whole dish of
hoping to catch her as she exited the restaurant so
give him a piece of his mind
but when he’d rushed outside on
the sidewalk, the paparazzi
been lined just waiting to snap
his photo. His startled face had turned up
on every entertainment and gossip publication
around the world the following day.
Even someone from TMZ
rushed over to ask him what his rea
ction was to Ms. Winter’s revengeful behavior
. He’d said no
comment and hurried
back inside, truly humiliated for the first time in his life.
Evil Evie had even had the audacity to call him later that night to gloat.
“So how does it feel when the shoe
s on the other foot? It’s really
not that great to be embarrassed
in front of everyone
is it, you ass hole.”
With that she’d slammed down the phone so hard, he thought he’d lost his hearing in that ear. It had been a whole hour before the buzzing noise in his head
yle rubbed his cock through the sheet
. He was rock hard just thinking about her
and the look on her face that night. The sexy
red dress she’d b
een wearing. It had been
was obvious she hadn’t worn a
nipples had pushed through the sheer material
and yes, if he was honest the whole thing had actually been a
He made a
fist, trying to get her out of his mind
but he couldn’t. All he could think about was getting
his bed so his erection wouldn’t go to waste this morning.
How sick was that?
Kyle put his hand under the sheet and wrapped it around
able to take his eyes off the screen and Evie. She was n
o longer in the studio
but the station was
showing a field report of her on one of the sets of a new series that would premiere in the fall. The sunlight played on her hair. And as she turned sideways
the light behind her made her dress
He moved his hand faster and with more urgency, catching a glimpse of her
The outline of their
muscles stood out
and he wondered
how long she worked out every day to get them looking that good.
What would they feel like wrapped around
his hips as he pounded into her?
He guessed she’d be extra tight in the pussy department.
Yes, a woman like Evie Winters couldn’t be anything else. Kyle groaned as he came
and it felt so good. He rest
his head back on the pillow and took deep breaths as Evie f
aded from the screen and the image switched
to a commercial.
Just what would she think about him jerking off while she was giving her weekly entertainment report? Probably be
mortified. He was
she’d been the cure for his temporary impotence.
, I owe you one,” said Kyle
realizing he’d said it out loud.
He looked at his watch. He had an appointment with his trainer in less than an hour. After that
going to call h
is date from last night because
now that his dick was back in working order
he’d ask for a second chance to take her to paradise.
Evie wiped the perspiration from her face with one of the towels in her bathroom. The weather had
turned slightly humid
and she realized
she’d chosen th
e wrong day to go jogging. S
a strange so
rt of tensio
n building all day and needed
some exercise to try
get it out of her system.
At first she couldn’t figure out what was wrong
but as soon as she’d
left the studio she
realized it had all began when she’d seen that
sexy photo of Kyle
Daley while she’d been in
her dressing room.
That dark, slightly wavy hair, the green eyes, those broad shoulders on his six foot plus frame…
She hadn’t been able to get the image of him wearing
a towel out of
her head. She’d tried her best, really she had. Evie had e
ven gone to one of her
rite restaurants for lunch, convinced
be enough eye candy
ake her forget Kyle in a second.
to be seated at one of the table
where the hunks hung out in between
from head to toe, three of them, twice,
ot a single one had sent the erotic charges
shooting through her
body the way Kyle’s photo had earlier that day.
walked to the sink and turned on
ting the cold water run for a few minutes until it got icy cool.
aned over and splashed her face a few times and then looked into the mirror over the vanity.
Just try to put him out of your
mind because the man’s
That interview could have made your career
fucked it up big time. Asshole!
She turned off the tap and headed into her bedroom. She picked up her tote and pulled out her
cell phone. A magazine
that she didn’
t remember putting into her bag fell out onto the bed. Evie
completely stunned when
it opened at the page
containing Kyle’s razor ad.
She rubbed her eyes, positive
she was seeing things
due to the
There was no way in hell she’d put that
magazine into her tote to bring
And the chances
of it falling open
to the exact page containing that ad
minute. So was
the universe trying to tell her something
Maybe bury the
hatchet and make peace with him?
End one of the ent
ertainment industry’s juiciest
feuds of the last twelve months?
Evie Winters wasn’t the type to
eat humble pie.
He’d have to offer the first
I’m sorry for my disgusting behavior.
And she’d make
him apologize on the air. He’d sit in the very same chair his ass should have been in when he’d offered her the exclusive interview after he’d
landed the role of
’s answer to James Bond.
It had been her scoop.
She’d worked her butt off
to get it,
wooing and groveling to
his agent and
publicist to land the exclusive
network had played it u
p, built everything around it. Their star entertainment
g a live interview with
’s answer to 007. But then on the big day,
there she’d sat like an idiot looking at
nothing but an empty chair and the flashing red light on the camera telling her that she was live. She’d looked at the producer, the director
hoping they could offer her some hope tha
t Kyle Daley was on his way. However, all they’d done was
shrug their shoulders, obviously as clueless abo
ut his whereabouts as she was
looked at the magazine again, wanting so badly to hat
e him, to draw a mustache on that
damn beautiful face of his
but all she could feel was lu
st. A stirring between her legs and a tingly
feeling in her pussy just thinking about him.
grabbed the magazine and stared at his photo.
terrible thing he’d done to her aside, she suddenly realized she found him totally
and secretly always had.
She tossed the magazine down but was sure he
’d winked at her from
ng must be wrong with her. Perhaps
glasses. More likely
she needed to
It had been two months since she’d been out with that director. Not that he’d done much for her in the orgasm department. Wham, bam
and it’s over
in a flash
, in Evie’s opinion
be the name of his next movie.
She took a deep breath. He
r vibrator always calmed
her down when she got this tense
. She leaned over, opened the draw
on her bedside table
and reached in
for her trusted
and unlike men, always reliable,
down her jogging pants and panties, pulled them off her legs
and tossed them down
the end of the bed.
Hope I reme
mbered to charge this thing up
after the last time I used it.
She pressed the on switch
cky for her, it buzzed with gusto
Evie settled back on her pillow, getting as comfortable as she could.
She spread her legs
play across her clit, down her folds and then,
yes, inside her pussy.
She opened her eyes, something she shouldn’t have done because when she glanced
down she saw the magazine again
and it was almost as if Kyle was watching her. Grinning and ta
king enjoyment that
pleasuring herself with a
ed at his chest, his cute
inny belly button
and then the bulge under
the towel. Sh
noticed that before
and now it was all
she could think about. What
id Kyle’s dick look like?
She bet it was thick, long,
d a woman
every time he used it
She upped the speed on the vibrator and moaned
as she felt her climax building just thinking about being one of the
Judging by the bulge in that t
owel, Kyle probably would be so much better at bringing about her orgasm than this inanimate object she now held
. Yeah, that’s
if she let that man
anywhere near her body.
Never gonna happen.
She closed her eyes, imaging her legs wrapped around his hips, him
pounding into her. Evie threw
her head back and enjoyed pure hea
ven and release as she climaxed while
seeing nothing but Kyle’s face in her mind’s eye.
She flopped over onto her side, sending the magazine spilling to the f
loor. The page had flipped over onto another advertisement.
She grabbed it
ose to her so the words came into
the hot new
making service. Find your p
erfect mate or your money back.
Evie rolled onto her back.
ybe she needed outside help in her search to find
the perfect man.
That was it. She’d find a mate, settle
et that Kyle Daley had not only ruined her career but that he even existed on planet
“If you dare come back here again, I won’t be responsible for my actions.”
Kyle ducked as
his pants, shirt, and finally
were hurled at him as he stood in the li
ving room of
model Rosie Hayes.
She slammed the bedroom door as he hopped on o
ne foot trying to put his underwear
back on. He couldn’t blame Rosie’s
outburst. He’d gotten her all worked up about them having hot sex
and then the same thing happened again
. This time he was more baffled than the night before
because just this morning he’d…. God help him, he didn’t want to think ab
out jerking off while watching Evie Winters on TV.
ed the bedroom door. Kyle braced himself by crossing his arms in front of his face, waiting
for his shoes
to be pelted
but relaxed w
hen he noticed they were
sitting by the couch
in her living room.
“Maybe it’s not women who turn y
ou on. Yeah, that’s it
The girls and I wondered why
you’re so old, still not married
and don’t even
have a regular girlfriend.”
She slammed the door again.
Kyle sat on the couch and slipped his shoes back on.
hit, if they all thought he preferred
guys because he wasn’t in a serious relationship
maybe Bob had been right about his fans.
It wasn’t that he didn’t want to get married. He’d really love to settle down and have a family one of these days. Problem was he hadn’t met the right girl. All the wo
men he met were either after his money or obsessed with
yes, shallow as hell. But how did you meet a real woman when you worked in this business?
He stood and threw his jacket around his shoulders and headed outside to his car. He got in and pulled out his cell phone and dialed Bob’s number.
“Bob, it happened again.”
ppy Dick S
“Oh that. I told you to give it a rest.”
“Did you find a doctor for me? I think I should get it checked out. I mean if it’s something serious th
ey can cure it before it gets worse
Not sure how
rse things can get.
“I do know a really good doctor in the
“And can he be trusted? I mean he won’t be selling the stor
y about I treated Kyle Daley
’s erectile dysfunction disorder to one of the tabloids?”
, he treats lots of celebrities
“Okay, set me up with an appointment sometime tomorrow if you can.”
and I’ll call you with a time.”
Kyle pressed the end call button and sat looking down the road.
Maybe he’d give him some pills
and he’d be as good as new. And once he got his dick working again he’d seriously think about finding his perfect mate.
Evie walked into the offices of Perfect Pairing. Had she become this desperate tha
t she’d resorted to paying someone to find
her a d
She was about to put the clipboard down and leave when a woman spoke to her.
“Can I get your tea, ice
?” asked the receptionist. Evie looked up from the
questionnaire she was completing
“Maybe something later, thank you.”
“How about one of our very
own Perfect Pairing lemonades?”
see a lady in a dress suit standing in the doorway. She walked over to Evie.
“We have our own bra
nd of le
monade?” asked the receptionist, raising her eyebrows.
“Yes, it’s my own recipe.” She turned to Evie.
I’m Sadie Sutton, owner
of Perfect Pairing.”
She extended her hand
and Evie shook it.
“Yes, I will have the lemonade,” said Evie.
wasn’t sure why she’d agreed
because she wasn’t thirsty
and she usually found most lemonades too tart for her liking.
, and if you’d like to come with me
to my office we can get started on your application.”
Evie stood, threw her purse over her shoulder and followed the woman into an office with a large glas
s window that overlooked the courtyard and the other tower of the
“Have a seat
and make yourself comfortable.”
Evie sat on a red velvet
as Sadie poured
a glass of pink lemonade.
t finished filling in the
,” said Evie.
“No problem, I can do that as we go through the list of qualities you’re looking for in your perfect mate.”
She took the application from Evie and handed her the glass of lemonade.
Evie took a small sip knowing that’s all she
Not too sweet
with an undertone of strawberry or some type of berry.
She took two large gulps.
Sadie sat on the couch beside her and paged through her application.
“Ah, I see you’re in the entertainment business.”
“Sort of,” said Evie. She wondered if it would seem forward of her if she asked f
or another glass of this tasty liquid
“And how do you feel about dating other people
in the business? For example, an actor?”
“You have actor
s sign up with Perfect Pairing?”
at the moment only one
. A really nice young man.”
tell me who?
I mean, I know a lot of them.”
She raised her hand. “Th
at I’m afraid I can’t do. It’s
Evie nodded. “Yes, I understand. Do you think I could get another glass of this lemonade?”
She held up the now empty glass.
put Evie’s papers on the couch
and walked over to the cabinet where she poured
her a second helping.
Evie was feeling slightly lightheaded and wondered if she was coming down with something. There had been
some type of bug going around the Channel Eight studios
“Now where were we?” asked Sadie handing her the glass.
“No, I don’t mind being matched with an actor. In fact, I’d like to do that.”
Why had she said that? She avoided actors at all costs.
and I’ll arrange for your first meeting to take place in the next couple of day
if that’s convenient for you?”
e the pun.” Evie giggled before burping twice
in quick succession
while holding up the once again empty gla
ss. “Wow, excuse me. Guess I was
than I thought.”
Kyle hated doctor’s offices, period. He disliked th
em even more when he’d been forced to wear an examination gown that didn’t cover even half his
wearing latex gloves, were ice cold as they checked out
“And you’ve had this problem for how long?”
“Two nights,” said Kyle, hop
ing this would be over quickly,
he’d get his magic tablets and be
th the awkwardness of the situation
“And it’s never happened before?” asked the doctor.
the strangest thing is
He should have kept his mouth shut.
The doctor looked at him, raising one eyebrow.
I’m going to help you
with your erectile dysfunction,
I need to know everything.”
Kyle set his head back o
n the examining table and looked up at the white ceiling tiles.
This is getting more embarrassing by the minute.
morning I woke up
and I must have left the T
V on all night
the Channel Eight Morning S
how was on
and Evie Winters was doing her segment.”
, I love her. She’s a sweetheart
I don’t know why this happened
when I saw her
I got an erection.”