Tempted by a Tiger (Mate Me Book 3)

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Chapter 39

Two weeks later Anderson and Evelyn were walking out of the fifteenth house they’d viewed. Each house Evelyn found something she didn’t like. This one was smack dab in the middle of town. She knew Anderson needed to be near the woods so he could go out for a run.

“How long do you think it would take to renovate a home to make it the way we want?” she asked Anderson when they got into his car.

“Depends on what you want to be done,” he replied, reaching over to caress her belly. Each day she’d been getting bigger. Now she didn’t fit anything she owned anymore. Earlier in the week, she and Roxie went maternity clothing shopping.

“Evvy here is a cute dress,” Roxie said holding up a navy blue dress with a white ribbon under the bustline.

“Cute, put it in the pile and I’ll try everything on. Anderson gave me his credit card and said to go crazy. The dress I wore to the gender reveal is one he bought me. That was the day I didn’t fit into my jeans anymore,” she explained, and Roxie laughed.

“Xander did the same thing for me. I wonder if Xander mentioned it when Anderson came over for dinner the other night. He and Xander were working on a new artist coming to show. This will be the first show since Anderson took over for you,” Roxie answered and Evelyn nodded.

“He’s been picking my brain any time he gets the chance at work. We are excited to show a world-renowned potter.”

“I cannot wait to buy some of his work. Have you heard about Evan Matthews?”

“I heard he did a show in LA. I heard he was asked not to show again there because of his behavior. I fear he won’t be able to show at big galleries because of his reputation. My only regret was not buying that fairy painting I saw at the show. It was my favorite and if he continues on his downward spiral, I fear I won’t ever get a chance to buy another one,” she shared, mentally kicking herself for not buying the painting.

“Who knows, maybe it will show up in your life again,” Roxie offered and handed her a pile of clothes to try on.

“What about the house we saw near Roxie’s? The only thing we’d need to do is demo the bathrooms and kitchen. The rest of the house is perfect for us. It has two-and-a-half bathrooms, four bedrooms, two stories, a finished basement and a large backyard that backs up to the forest. Jonah and I will have plenty of space to run around there,” he suggested, pulling her back to reality.

“How long does it take to get that done?” she asked and Anderson pulled out his phone.

“The only way to find out is to call Preston.” She could see he didn’t like the idea of having Preston around but knew he was the best in town for it.

“I’ll call him,” she replied and pulled out her own phone.

“I want you to know Preston has already found his mate, and he doesn’t want me,” she assured him and his eyebrows went up.


“Yes, the night of Evan’s show Preston and I realized we were better off friends. Caroline is his mate although I think they are having a harder time getting together than we did,” she replied and he laughed.

“That is pretty hard. Who is holding it up?”

“Caroline. She just moved here and doesn’t want to start anything until her son Liam is more comfortable around town. She also has a sister moving into town soon, I think she said after Christmas,” Evelyn explained dialing Preston’s number and putting it on speaker.

“Hello Evelyn, what can I do for you?” Preston’s voice sounded on the other end and Anderson growled. She placed her hand on his thigh and squeezed.

“Hi, Preston. Anderson and I have been house hunting and every house we’ve come across needs a lot of work. We found one, but all the bathrooms and kitchen would need to be renovated. The baby is due in the middle of March, would you be able to help us out?”

“I have a crew who is not doing anything now. We can work as soon as you own the house,” he replied and Evelyn gave Anderson a bright smile.

“We will keep you posted, we need to make an offer on the house first,” she answered and said her goodbyes before turning to look at Anderson.

“I am sure with your hearing you heard what he said, but he has a crew available for the moment. I don’t want to waste more time, let’s get in touch with Jill and let her know we want the house on Pine Street.”

“Let’s get on it,” he replied with a big smile and dialed their realtor’s phone.

“Anderson, have you made a choice?” Jill asked Evelyn could hear the exhaustion in her voice.

“Yes, we want the house on Pine Street but we want to put in an offer for twenty thousand less than they want it for. The house needs a lot of care and I don’t think they are going to get a better offer. The place has been on the market for almost six months,” Anderson explained and Evelyn felt her pussy tingle, he was sexy when he took charge. He turned to her and winked.

“I’ll get everything ready and send it to you for you to sign. I agree with your assessment, that house won’t sell for what they are asking,” Jill replied with a renewed cheer in her voice.

“I think we wore Jill out,” Evelyn joked and Anderson laughed when he hung up the phone.

“I agree, but we’ve finally agreed on a house and you are only twenty-two weeks pregnant so we have time before we need to move into a place. Maybe we can have Preston's crew paint the house while they are renovating. I want everything to be ready for when Jonah makes his entrance into the world.” Anderson parked at Evelyn’s apartment and she gave him a thoughtful look.

“What?” he asked, turning to look at her.

“I just realized that we never stay at your apartment. You have almost all your clothing in my apartment,” she commented and he gave her a sheepish look.

“I like being in your apartment. Mine always felt like a hotel room to me. I don’t have any art hung on the walls or things to make the place personal. I’ve always liked being around you and my place always felt cold,” he explained and she smiled.

“That is the sweetest thing anyone has ever said to me.” She took his hand and walked with him up to her apartment.

“Well in that case,” he said and scooped her up to carry her inside. Evelyn laughed and nuzzled his neck.

“We have dinner with my dad tonight or I would throw you down on the bed and make love to you,” he admitted and Evelyn blushed.

“How long until we have to leave?” she asked looking at the clock.

“An hour.”

“Then we have time,” she purred and began to tug on his shirt still in his arms.

“Evvy,” he moaned when her mouth connected to his throat and her teeth scraped against the tender skin.

“Mmm, keep that up and I am going to mate you tonight,” he threatened and she hummed her agreement.

“Mate me,” she whispered and caught his lips in a fiery kiss.

“Evelyn do you know what you are saying?” he asked and she nodded.

“I want to be yours, Anderson. You’ve been amazing these past few months and if we are going to be living together we should be mated,” she told him as he set her on the bed gently.

“I love you, Evelyn,” he whispered and rubbed her stomach gently.

“I love you too Anderson and I want to be your mate,” she told him, pushing his shirt up and over his head. Her fingers danced across his heated skin and she scraped her nails along his abs drawing a hiss from between his lips.

“Evvy,” he moaned and she laughed pushing him onto his back and crawling on top of him.

“Tonight I am going to be in charge,” she ordered and kissed him gently on the lips.

“I’ll do my best to let you lead,” he promised and tucked his hands behind his head. She smiled and kissed her way down his toned body, nipping gently until she made it down to his pants and belt. She undid the belt and then popped the button leaving the zipper up. Using one hand she caressed him through his pants.

“Evelyn,” he moaned, she felt powerful and continued to torture him.

“No touching,” she reminded him and slowly undid the zipper reaching in to pull out his cock. It sprang free and her eyes widened. Every time she looked at it she always marveled at how huge he was and he managed to fit inside of her every night.

“You are so big,” she whispered, reaching out to run her fingernail up the underside drawing a moan from his lips. Wrapping her hand around his engorged cock she stroked up and down slowly watching his eyes dilate. Encouraged by his moans she slipped the mushroom head into her mouth. His hips bucked and she hummed sending a vibration through him. Sucking up and down she used the flat of her tongue she changed the suction of her mouth to take him deeper.

“Evelyn!” he gasped and sat up his hands sinking into her hair. He helped her set a pace sucking him bouncing her head up and down. She knew he wouldn’t have been able to keep his hands to himself. She took him deep into her throat he growled and pulled her off of him.

“Enough, I can’t keep my hands off of you.” He flipped them and tore off her pants and underwear. His tongue shoved into her pussy and she melted.

“Oh god!” she moaned as tingles raced through her body. His fingers slipped into her pussy and she arched off the bed as he curled up and pressed on her pleasure spot.

“Yes!” she groaned and rocked her hips against his tongue pressing it against her clit.

“I need you now,” Anderson growled and flipped her onto her hands and knees entering her in one swift movement. She moaned and gripped the bed to keep him from pushing her face-first into the bed. His hands gripped her hips and she could feel his claws extend from his fingers.

“I am going to make you mine,” he whispered and slammed into her repetitively. She could feel her body starting to tighten.

“Anderson,” she moaned and felt him sink his canines into her shoulder while his claws raked at her hips. Evelyn pushed back with her hips slamming him even deeper into her, one more thrust and she went over the edge of her orgasm. She let out a scream as her orgasm passed over her. Her vision went white as her pussy painfully contracted around his thick cock. It was the most intense orgasm she’d ever experienced, collapsing onto the bed she took deep breaths. Evelyn felt Anderson move inside of her once more before shouting out. His seed branded her insides and she could feel his emotions wash over her. He lay next to her and pulled her tight against his chest pressing kisses to the spot where he marked her.

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