Instead, he finished pouring out a coffee and took a seat at the counter. Maddie stood, her tongue licking across her lips, and he couldn’t help but smile at how cute she looked.
“You see, now you’re doing that.”
“Doing what?” He watched her ass as she grabbed some bacon out of the fridge. He wanted that ass pressed against him as he drove deep inside her.
She spun around, putting the bacon and eggs down, glaring at him. “I’m your nanny.”
“No, you’re my kid’s nanny.”
“You’re my boss.”
“Funny, with the way you were riding me last night, I’d say you were my boss.”
She growled, turning away, and he saw that she was finding it all just a tad stressful. Feeling guilty, he left his seat and rounded the counter. Running his hands down her arms, he dropped all the playing around.
“What’s going on?” he asked. “I enjoyed last night, and I know you did, too.”
“I’ve never … I’ve never crossed a line with the boss before. I know there’s always rumors about the damn nanny, but this is my job. I take care of kids, and make life easier.” She gritted her teeth, and sighed. “I like it here, Caleb. I love living on this ranch, taking care of Paige. I even like cooking, cleaning, and feeding the animals. How crazy is that? I love feeding the animals, and I love watching the chickens, the bunnies, stroking the dogs. I love it here.”
Hearing her say those words was sweet music to his ears. After Ivory, he’d figured most women were like her, and would hate living on the ranch.
Maddie ran her fingers through her hair. “When sex gets involved complications happen, and I don’t want to ruin something this good. I adore Paige.”
Taking her face in his hands, he tilted her head up to meet him. “I’m not going to throw you out when I get bored, Maddie. I’m not an asshole or a monster. I like you being here. I enjoy your company, and I’m not going to screw that up, but I’m also not going to give this up with you either. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t want it to end. I love the way you felt against me last night, and to be honest, I wished you’d stayed around this morning.” He pressed a kiss against her lips. “Because I want you, and I know one, ten, a thousand times, is not going to be enough to get over what you’ve done to me. This place, your job, no one else is getting it. It’s all yours.” He kissed her again. He couldn’t resist her, not that he tried very hard.
“Didn’t you enjoy last night?” he asked.
“I did,” she said, whispering it.
“Then why don’t you be selfish and have some fun with me? I’m not going to hold your job over your head. I know that I liked how you felt last night, and that I want to do it again.” He leaned in close whispering against her ear. “I want to feel your tight pussy wrapped around my dick as I fuck you so hard.” When he pulled back, he saw her licking her lips. “Take what you want, Maddie.”
“I don’t want … Paige.”
“I don’t want to confuse her or make her think something is going to happen. I’m not going to replace her mother, and sometimes kids can feel that.”
“Then we’ll keep going as we have been before. Paige will never know that I’m fucking you behind closed doors, nor will my mom, if that makes you feel any better?” he asked.
“Yes, it does.” She sighed. “I’m sorry. I’m not used to this.”
“To having to do this. I’ve never had to worry about getting caught or how it will affect Paige, or anything like that.”
He stroked a finger down her cheek and smiled. “Then this is going to be a learning curve for the two of us.”
“Tell me about Ivory.”
She’d surprised him.
“You want to know about my ex?”
“Is she your ex?”
“We got divorced the moment she left. I came home to Paige left in her crib and no one at home.” He shrugged.
“I thought you were still married?”
“Nope. I’m a single man.” He winked at her. “Why do you want to know about this?”
“You wanted to know about Chad. I figured it was only fair.”
“Okay then. Let’s see. Ivory was a complete mistake.” He sat down, sipping at his coffee in between telling Maddie his story while she cooked them food. “I met her at a bar eight years ago. Sure, she was pretty, but I also heard that she was a sure thing.”
“That’s why you slept with her?”
“Pretty much. Not a lot of sleeping happened. We fucked, and then I discovered the condom broke. Ivory was panicking, and before long, I knew I wanted a kid. I needed someone to take over the ranch when I’m either too old or dead. Anyway, Paige was born, and I’d already married Ivory. Doing the nice thing. I’ve always loved this ranch. Growing up here, I fell in love with this place years ago, and I’ve never fallen out of love with it. It’s in my blood.”