She didn’t hesitate, but silently took his hand and came to her feet.
For the most part, Daniel could take dancing or leave it. He would join in when the situation called for it. Other times, he would sit out and people watch. But tonight, outside of wanting to hold Julie, he had another purpose in asking her to dance.
You could tell a lot of information about a person by the way she danced. There were the obvious things: grace and agility. But Daniel was looking for more from Julie.
They settled themselves onto the dance floor, one of her arms around his shoulder, her other hand held gently in his. He slipped his free arm around her waist and pulled her close. As he began to move, she followed.
“Thank you for coming with me tonight,” he said.
She settled further into his arms. “Thanks for the invite.”
“Can you do dinner next week?” He had the group meeting Thursday night and the play party Friday night, but he was free on Saturday.
“Yes.” She smiled up at him as she answered.
They could work out the details later. For the moment, he only wanted to hold her. She was an astute dancer, following his lead, her body answering his movements. It told him what he had been looking for, and now it was far too easy to picture her body answering his in a much more intimate manner. Would she be as pliable in bed? Dare he hope?
He wanted to ask if she was staying the night at the hotel, but he didn’t want to come across as a jerk who only wanted her for one thing. The truth was, he didn’t just want to go to bed with her; he wanted to get to know her. For now, he would ignore the side of himself that whispered it would do him no good to get to know her if she didn’t share his sexual desires.
He had dated so-called vanilla women before. It was adequate. Filled some of his needs. But he knew that it could never be truly satisfying to him unless his sexual partner genuinely submitted to him. At least in the bedroom.
The woman in his arms might test that need. If they continued on their current path and he found himself even more attracted to her . . .
Well, that was something they would have to explore later.
“You seem far away all of a sudden.”
Yes, he had been and that was a travesty with such a remarkable woman so close. “Forgive me?”
She pulled back slightly and gave a sly smile. “Maybe. If you make it up to me.”
Forget about getting to know her better. When she teased him like that, all he could think about was dragging her o the dance floor and taking her upstairs.
He risked sliding his hand a bit lower down her body so his fingers brushed the top of her ass, and pulled her toward his groin. “Don’t start something you’re not ready to finish.”
“I’m not a tease.”
“Didn’t think you were, just wanted you to know you’re playing with fire.”
She pulled his head down and whispered in his ear, “Would you like to join me in my room for a drink?”