By Sylvia Day
#1 New York Times bestselling writer Sylvia Day, America's preferable writer of provocative fiction, offers the debut novel from Cosmo Red-Hot Reads from Harlequin.
The cognizance that Jax nonetheless affected me so strongly was once a jagged tablet to swallow.He'd in simple terms been a part of my lifestyles for 5 brief weeks years ago.But now he was once back.Walking right into a deal I'd labored challenging to close.And God, he used to be magnificent.His eyes have been a brown so darkish they have been approximately black.Thickly lashed, they have been relentless of their intensity.Had i actually notion they have been delicate and warm?There used to be not anything tender approximately Jackson Rutledge.He used to be a troublesome and jaded guy, minimize from a ruthless cloth.
In that second I understood how badly i wished to solve the secret of Jax.Bad adequate that I didn't brain how a lot it used to be going to price me....
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Here," he said, "you may wear it. " With a gentle motion, he brushed her hair off of her nape, gathering it across her shoulder. She was aware of his warm breath fanning against her cheek, then her neck, as he bent to fasten it. He had an earthy scent too, ironically enough, one that she hadn't noticed back at her apartment. "There," he said when he was finished. He gave a satisfied sound of approval as he studied her. " Staring down at the gleaming rock, she dared to touch it. This time, though it was warm, it did not burn.
This desire to cycle with her… it felt familiar, as if she were part of this ancient urge fanning to life inside of him. With a growl of dismay, he shook that thought aside. Humans knew nothing of Refarian mating calls. But then a fleeting image imprinted in his mind—her pale, freckled hand touching his royal emblem. Impossible! He had never shown a human his brand, and only a trusted few Refarians had ever seen it at all. Certainly no one had ever touched it. Perhaps it was just the aftereffects of Thea's seduction attempt, he told himself uneasily, rising to his feet.
Then, slowly, he dared to lift his eyes until they met hers in the darkness. " "Commander," Thea announced tightly, avoiding Kelsey altogether as she clasped his forearm the moment he entered the cabin. " "In the morning," he said, shaking off her grasp. His cousin and her expected tirade would have to wait. At the moment, Jared reflected, the idiot king had but one objective in mind: bringing Kelsey into camp and introducing her; then, perhaps, taking her down to his quarters for a nightcap— that is, if he couldn't shake some sense into his bond-impaired mind.
Afterburn by Sylvia Day