The Gem of the Romano Dynasty (Romano Dynasty - Duology - Book One)

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Chapter Seventeen: Love Me Tenderly

Ren sat on the trunk at the foot of his bed, in just his boxers, as he waited for Aurora. They had spent the rest of the day together; after her brother had tripped him. He had tried to peek into her bags, several times, but she kept slapping his hands away. When it was finally time for bed, she had told him to strip in the room and wait for her.

So here he is, in his boxers, waiting for her to show him whatever it was she had been hiding from him.

“Are you naked?” Aurora asked through the closed bedroom door.

Ren jumped to his feet and slid his boxers down his legs. “Yep,” he said as he flung them across the room with his foot.

Aurora slowly opened the bedroom door and stood just inside the room and watched his face.

Ren had to sit back down on his trunk before he fell over as a breath rushed from his chest. She stood just inside his room, wearing the most fantastic lingerie he has ever seen.

Or maybe it was because she was wearing it.

It was red, and barely covered her breasts, and was see-through as it billowed down to just below her mound. No panties. Ren’s heart skipped a beat, and his cock jumped to attention. She was breathing heavily as she watched him, which made her breasts press against the material.

“What do you think?” She asked as she stood there staring at him.

Ren tried to talk but found it difficult to get a single word out. He looked down at his cock, which was twitching as precum dripped from the tip. Did she really have to ask him what he thought?

Aurora followed his gaze and grinned. Yeah, he likes it.

Ren looked back up at her and finally found his voice. “How did you get that, without your mother seeing you?”

Aurora chuckled, “Sofia distracted her.”

“Come here,” he said as he held his arms out to her.

She pushed the door closed with her foot, then walked over to him. He looked so good sitting there, totally naked, with his hard cock twitching, every time he looked at her breasts or her exposed mound. She had trimmed the hairs around her pussy and hoped he liked it.

“You look so hot,” he said as he pulled her into his arms.

She smiled as she wrapped her arms around his neck. “You look good sitting here naked,” she said, her smile turning into a grin.

He chuckled, “come here,” he said as he pulled her onto his lap and wrapped her legs around him.

She groaned as he pressed himself against her wet pussy.

“I really like this,” he said as he kissed the top of her mostly exposed breasts.

“I’m glad,” she said as she leaned back to give him better access to her breasts.

Ren pulled one of her breasts from the material and took her nipple into his mouth. “So am I,” he mumbled against her nipple.

The vibration of his words against her skin made her giggle.

He grunted as he grabbed hold of her ass, then thrust upwards and entered her, making her call out as he filled her.

“You’re so wet,” he said as he moved inside her.

She groaned as she moved with him.

“God, I love you, Aurora,” he said as he tipped his head to her breast again.

Aurora paused in her movements. Had he realized what he had just said to her?

Ren grunted as he pulled her further onto his cock and made her cry out as he hit her sweet spot.

“Ren,” she cried, her voice vibrating from the sensations he was causing through her body.

“Call me by my full name,” he said as he took her nipple into his mouth again.

“Lorenzo,” she cried out when he slammed into her again.

“That’s it, baby,” he said against her breast.

She closed her eyes as she rode him. He hadn’t realized he had said the words to her. Should she say it back? Was he serious? Or had it slipped out by accident because he was enjoying her body?

“I love you, Aurora,” he said as he kissed up her throat.

There’s the words again. Aurora thought as she whimpered in his arms.

“God, how I love you,” he said as he kissed her cheek.

Aurora took hold of his face in her hands and looked into his eyes. The sincerity in his eyes made her heart beat out of control. He loves her, he truly loves her. He had said the words on purpose.

Ren stared into Aurora’s eyes as he lifted her ass up and pushed her back down onto his throbbing cock. She looked so good as she rode him. Just one thing would make this moment perfect in his memory bank.


“I love you too,” she said as she lifted herself up off him and came down hard, making his cock jerk inside her.

He grinned as he kissed her. She had said the words back to him.

What now, Einstein?

Right now, he will continue to make love to her, and they will figure the rest out in the morning.


Ren laid in bed as he held a sleeping Aurora in his arms. He hadn’t meant to say the words, but when they had come out, it had felt right. When she hadn’t said them back right away, he had worried. Ren had realized that maybe she thought he hadn’t meant them. So, he had repeated them until she believed him.

When she had said it back, his heart had soared into the heavens. He’s not sure if it has returned to him yet, but it can stay up there.

She loves him.


The soft knock at his bedroom door had him grunting silently. Why can’t they just leave him be?

“What is it, Sofia?” He silently called.

Sofia opened the door and stepped into the room. “Dom has called a meeting.”

“This late?” Ren asked as he looked at the clock on his nightstand. It was three in the morning.

“A scout found something,” she whispered.

Ren groaned as he slid out of bed. He planned to be back before she woke, so he didn’t bother waking her, to let her know he has been summoned. He found his boxers across the room and slipped them on.

“I’m getting used to seeing you like this,” Sofia said with a laugh.

“Yeah, just keep ogling your sister’s boyfriend…” Ren paused as he looked up at Sofia.

Sofia laughed, “secret boyfriend,” she whispered before she turned and left the room.

“Does it have to stay a secret?”

Ren turned to the bed where he found Aurora sitting up on the bed, the covers down around her waist. Her beautiful breasts exposed to his view. He groaned, and his dick twitched.

“Your father has called a meeting,” he said as he moved to the bed and knelt beside her.

“At this time of night?” She asked as she looked at the clock.

He smiled, “when your father says we are to meet him, we obey.”

She grumbled, “when we get married, I’m putting a rule in motion that his second in command stays in bed with his wife.”

Ren stared at her. “You want to marry me?”

She looked up into his eyes. “Of course, I do. I love you. Don’t you want to marry me?”

He chuckled as he jumped on top of her and kissed her lips. “More than anything,” he whispered as he pinned her hands to the bed.

She moaned as she moved against him.

Ren grunted as he felt his cock hard for her. “I’ve got to go,” he said as he moved away from her.

“My father can wait,” she said as she wrapped her legs around him and held him in place.

He looked into her eyes then groaned as he took her mouth in a searing kiss.


“What took so long?” Dom asked as he watched Sofia and Ren enter his office.

“I had a hard time getting Mr. Heavy sleeper here, to wake up,” Sofia said as she pointed at Ren.

“Yeah, sure, heavy sleeper,” Nicola said from his corner of the room.

“Hush,” Sofia hissed at her boyfriend with a wink.

“Well, since you decided to take your sweet ass time, getting here, I will have to repeat what I’ve already told them,” Dom said as he pointed to the men in the room. “As you all know, I have spies and scouts all around Trevisani’s place. And one of them reported that Luigi is about to take things into his own hands. It would seem that some big shot had promised results and has reported none,” Dom said as he looked at Ren.

Ren grunted. “How long does he expect it to take for my plan to come into fruition?”

“Apparently, his means of wooing takes two days, and the woman is putty in his hands,” Dom said with a shake of his head.

“You mean, he has beaten her into submission, by the second day,” Sofia said with a growl.

“The plan doesn’t work if I beat Aurora,” Ren said with a shake of his head.

“Nor would you be alive for very long,” Dom said with a growl.

“Exactly,” Ren said with a nod.

“You need to call Trev and explain to him that you can’t just slap around the daughter of Domenico Romano,” Sofia said as she watched Ren.

Ren nodded, “I’ll give him a call later…”

“Now,” Dom said as he picked up his phone and held it out to the boy, “make sure he understands that you can’t force your way into my family.”

Ren nodded as he took the phone from Dom and dialed Trevisani’s number.

Trevisani answered on the third ring. “I was wondering when you would call me, Romano.”

“It’s me, boss,” Ren said as he spoke into the phone.

“Ren, my boy. How is the wooing going?”

Ren snorted, “it would go a lot better if you weren’t sending your dogs out…”

“How did you know?”

“People talk Trev. I can’t woo her in two days, or two weeks. I told you, when this is all over, you will get the satisfaction of watching the pain in both Domenico and his daughter’s eyes; before you snuff it out…”

“So, you say…”

“So, I say,” Ren said with a nod. “What better way to break a man’s heart, then to break that of his daughters?”

Trev grunted, “fine, I will call off the dogs. But you will have to give me something better.”

“What’s that?” Ren asked.

“I want a wedding.”

“What?!” Ren hollered into the phone.

“Not so loud, boy. You will wake up the house. If it is going to take this long to get her to fall for you, I want a wedding; that way, it is set in stone, and the hurt is that much more enjoyable.”

“Would you settle for an engagement?” Ren asked.

Trev snorted, “nothing short of a wedding, boy. Now get to it, woo that girl, right into your bed and down the aisle.”

Ren stared at the deadline. A wedding? Seriously?

“That bastard,” Nicola said with a grunt.

“Looks like we’ll have a quick engagement, then a wedding,” Dom said as he took the phone from a shocked Ren.

Ren looked at Dom. “I don’t think Aurora would…”

Dom shook his head. “My daughter will know nothing about this. We will get a decoy. None of them actually know what Aurora looks like. You will have to be seen in town with this other woman.”

Ren groaned. How will he explain that to Aurora when she sees him with another woman?

“Do you approve of the wedding, Papa?” Sofia asked as she watched them.

Dom laughed, “of course, I do. Who better for my daughter, then my second in command?”


Ren returned to his bed and pulled Aurora against him. How will he do this without hurting her?

“Are you awake?” He asked as he held her close.

“Yes,” she whispered as she wrapped her arm and leg over him.

“I need to talk to you about something,” he said as he kissed her forehead.

“What?” She asked as she looked up at him.

He sighed, “I have a mission that I have been assigned, and I need you to remember something during this time.”

She stared at him; her eyebrows furrowed. “What is it?”

“Just remember that I love YOU. No one else.”

She smiled, “I love you too.”

He sighed as he kissed her lips. “Don’t forget. I love you. No matter what happens.”

She nodded as she eyed him. “No matter what happens.”

He sighed as he kissed her lips again. When her tongue slid across his lips, he moaned and rolled her onto her back.

“Don’t forget,” he said as he kissed down her body.

She moaned, “I won’t.”

He nodded, then continued kissing down her body. This will be a difficult time.

If he can pull it off and not lose Aurora in the process, he will be amazed.

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