Lust for life
Xander’s sexy new job gives Zoe the inspiration she needs to tear him away from Emma for good!
G etting Xander between her sheets isn’t enough for the grasping Zoe, who’s decided making love to him is one thing,
owning him is another! His heart may belong to the sexually chaste and conservative Emma but Zoe knows that Xander lusts for her every time he lays eyes on her – and that’s just one step away from loving her.
Using Forrester Creations’ designation of future funding for the Intimates line to her advantage, Zoe (Kiara Barnes) cements her place on the catwalk as she models the skimpy lingerie with one eye on her feet and the other on shutterbug Xander (Adain Bradley) as he captures every alluring image of her and the parade. Satisfied with his attention, Zoe eavesdrops on his later conversation with Emma (Nia Sioux), her mind going into overdrive as she overhears them discussing their plans for a night at Bikini. Once Emma leaves, Zoe struts in – still clad in her underwear – to wish him luck getting anywhere with that frigid matron! Brushing aside her remarks, Xander leaves for his date... while Zoe reinforces her resolve with flashbacks to sex with him.
The sneak then follows the pair to the bar where Xander has surprised Emma with a little romance in a private cabana. While Zoe quizzes the bartender as to whether Xander is around, Xander serves Emma non-alcoholic champagne, wanting to show her what she means to him. Feeding Emma fruit and giving her a sensuous massage, Xander kisses Emma’s neck but his best moves propel her to pull back, hesitant to take their intimacy any further. An understanding boyfriend, Xander doesn’t pressure her... but after Emma leaves and a provocative Zoe, who’s been watching them, enters, he gives into temptation again at her suggestion that the romantic set-up doesn’t have to go to waste... Lovemaking ensues and it’s easy to surmise that Xander will never be fully committed to Emma. And in no time at all, Xander’s new job opportunity all buts seals Zoe’s seduction of the man she craves. Accidentally caught naked by Steffy (Jacqueline MacInnes Wood) and Sally (Courtney Hope), who are planning the direction of the lingerie line, Xander is stunned when the inspired women conclude that he’d make a great addition to the model roster, parading alongside fellow male model Danny (Keith Carlos).
Learning of Xander’s good fortune, Zoe is instantly flirtatious, tickled at the prospect of walking up and down the runway with him in next to nothing! For Zoe, it’s also a sign that the virtuous Emma will lose out once she sees their minds and bodies in perfect harmony up on the catwalk!
MAN IN THE MIDDLE Emma (Nia Sioux), Xander (Adain Bradley) and Zoe (Kiara Barnes)