X-Rated by Lily Harlem


Polly glanced at her watch as she stepped into the house. Good, she had plenty of time to

indulge herself before Lucan came home. She shut the door and ignored a bill that lay on the


All day she’d steamed through her to-do list, knocking each thing off with a tick of

satisfaction. She’d even forgone lunch, choosing to eat her salad at her desk. Her colleagues had

soon taken the hint, when she’d given one-word answers to their chatty questions, she just wasn’t

in the mood.

Some solo fun was what she needed before Lucan walked through the door. He’d toss his

keys into the ceramic bowl on the dresser in the hallway, hang his jacket in the cupboard and

then plant a chaste kiss on her cheek. She’d bet money on him commenting on “thank goodness

it’s the weekend,” then he’d put on his old Oasis t-shirt and worn jeans, and pop a beer.

She’d cook, they’d watch TV, then it would be their usual Friday night missionary sex

beneath the duvet. The highlight of his week, he always told her afterwards as he pulled his

boxers back on.

Trouble was, their sex routine had become so stale if it were bread it wouldn’t be any

good for even the ducks. He tweaked her nipples, rubbed her clit for thirty seconds and then

pushed in. After that it was a predictable four minutes until he came.

Polly never did.

She’d tried to push him onto his back so she could climb on top and get herself off,

encouraged a little oral fun with a sexy whisper, even hinted that they take a trip to a sex shop for

some toys. Her suggestions were met with a big strong body that had only one plan for their

bedroom sequence and, much to her dismay, had fallen on deaf ears.

Maybe she hadn’t been firm or loud enough.

For as long as she could remember, frustration burned hotly through her veins. It was an

itch she couldn’t scratch. A longed for possession she would never afford. And she had no idea

what to do about it.

Until, that was, a few weeks ago.

She’d been scrawling through Facebook on her laptop when she’d seen a Gucci handbag

on sale—the GIF flashing excitedly—and clicked the link. Only it wasn’t a handbag sale, not by

a long shot. Before she knew it a porn site had filled her screen and the wails of a woman in the

throes of climax echoed around the room. She’d been alone but still glanced about the kitchen,

embarrassed at the wild cries of release.

As she’d watched, heat had traveled up Polly’s spine and her cheeks had flushed. She’d

squirmed on the seat and curled her toes in her fluffy pink slippers. The woman on screen was

getting a good seeing to, the black man she was with pounding into her hard and fast. The

camera angles were rude and crude, up close and personal. A big dark cock disappeared over and

over into her wet, pink pussy.

Polly had stared wide-eyed, knowing she should turn it off. The link could be full of bugs

or viruses or whatever else infected computers. But she couldn’t, she was utterly mesmerised.

The woman’s breasts jiggled, the camera gave a shot of the man’s ass cheeks as he thrust

with ever-increasing speed.

Polly clenched her internal muscles as another shout of “It’s here, oh yes, oh yes, fuck

me, fuck me harder,” rattled from her laptop speakers.

The man groaned, deep and guttural, a sound that spoke to Polly. When had she last

heard Lucan moan like that? He seemed to hold his pleasure in, a few panting breaths, a low

rumble in his throat perhaps. Why couldn’t he let go? Allow his release to be unharnessed and

escape wild and free. It wasn’t as if they had any children to worry about, their house was their

own, they had all the privacy a married couple needed.

Quickly Polly dumped her work-bag on the counter. She reached into the fridge for a

bottle of Chardonnay and poured herself a large glass. Then, with her laptop under her arm, she

headed up the stairs.

The cat was on the bed. “Tilly, come on, out you go. I don’t want an audience,” she said

as she tugged the covers.

Tilly voiced a quick complaint then sauntered from the room. She’d likely been asleep all

day so Polly didn’t feel guilty. Her own needs were greater and they needed seeing to.

After taking a few more big sips of wine, she began to strip. When she was down to

knickers and bra she flicked on the shower in the en suite. She had at least an hour and a half

before Lucan came home. The traffic was always heavy on the ring road on a Friday with

everyone escaping London for the weekend. Perhaps he’d be even later than she expected. But

she couldn’t count on that, she had to presume he’d be in at the earliest time possible.

She pulled the curtains closed, even though it was still daylight, then shucked her


Humming a happy tune, she twisted her hair on the top of her head and stepped into the

stream of warm water. She filled her palms with coconut scented shower gel and rubbed it over

her breasts. Her nipples spiked and she held her face to the water, letting it tap on her eyelids and

run over her lips. Her breasts were heavy and had always been very sensitive, especially on the

outer curves. She adored having the skin there lightly brushed, stroked, caressed, because it sent

a tingle to her clit. Shame Lucan only thought it was her nipples that needed stimulating.

Had he always been that way?




Down and Dirty
Lily Harlem
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Publisher: All Romance eBooks
Date of Publication:  12/1/2016
ISBN: 978-1-945193-80-4
Word Count:  21000
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron Hill          
Book Description:
This weekend, Polly and Lucan work the kinks into their relationship.
When Polly is caught in a compromising position with a toy and a hardcore video, she doesn’t think her husband will ever go near her again. She feels twisted, nothing like the sweet wife he married. Little does she know, she’s awakened a monster by prodding Lucan’s sexual beast and making him sit up and take notice.
What about Lucan’s needs? He’s been so busy at work that things have gotten out of his grip to the point he can’t even remember his fantasies.
During a weekend of passion and turmoil, heat and pleasure, they vow to never drift apart again. Neither can imagine just how far they’ll go to please the other, or how well matched their particular variety of kinks are.
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About the Author:
Lily Harlem lives in the UK and is an award-winning author of erotic romance. She writes for publishers on both sides of the Atlantic including HarperCollins, All Romance eBooks, Totally Bound, Pride, Evernight, and Stormy Nights Publishing. Her work regularly receives high praise and industry nominations.
Before turning her hand to writing Lily Harlem worked as a trauma nurse and her latest HarperCollins release, Confessions of a Naughty Night Nurse draws on her many experiences while nursing in London. Lily also self-publishes and The Silk Tie, The Glass Knot, Bite Mark, Shared, and Cold Nights, Hot Bodies have been blessed with many 5* reviews.
Lily writes MF, MM and ménage a trois, her books regularly hit the #1 spot on Bestseller lists and Breathe You In was named a USA Today Reviewer’s Recommended Read of 2014. Her latest MM novel is Dark Warriorand you can grab Part One of her series Caught on Camera for FREE! Don’t miss HOT ICE, a popular hockey series, again first book FREE!
One thing you can be sure of, whatever book you pick up by Ms Harlem, is it will be wildly romantic and down-and-dirty sexy. Enjoy!
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