It's valentines day this week, so here's a love scene from Avoidables 6:
She spun towards me but didn’t come any closer. ‘It’s not that I like to fight; I just can’t help it. Sometimes people say things that make me…’
Her words trailed off and I swallowed as she looked up at me through her dusty hair. Her eyes were hooded and she was still struggling to catch her breath. I clenched my fists at my sides and willed her to look away from me. The very male part of me wanted to grab hold of her again and take her into the nearest tent.
‘Don’t look at me like that,’ she whispered.
‘Likewise…’ I breathed, taking a step forward.
She closed her eyes as my breath hit her forehead. I put my finger under her chin and lifted her face. She kept her eyes closed but our breath mingling made her shiver. Heat blasted through my veins and I lowered my lips to hers. The kiss was soft. I was holding back with every single muscle I could. The way I wanted to kiss her was not appropriate, especially in public. I pulled away and was about to kiss her again when she put a hand on my chest.
‘Don’t,’ she whispered. ‘I can’t resist you.’
‘Then stop resisting,’ I whispered back.
‘It’s not fair to you.’ Her words turned into a dagger and stabbed me in the heart. What did she mean? Why did I find it so hard to understand her? She wanted me; there was no doubt. Did she literally just like sleeping with a Perfect? I always misunderstood her and found it hard to work out what she really wanted. A part of me didn’t really care. The male part of me just wanted to take her to bed and forget about everything else, but her rejections were starting to get to me.
‘Do you think I just want you because you keep rejecting me…?’
She flinched and took a step back. I took her hand, but she tried to pull away. I wouldn’t let her. We needed to get this straight.
‘Layla, don’t run from me. I…I feel…’ I stuttered. I didn’t know what to say.
She smiled gently and stroked my hand unconsciously. ‘You don’t have to do this,’ she said.
‘Yes, I do. I need to know…I want to be friends with you, but this is killing me. I’m scared, but I think I know how I actually feel. The problem is, I’m a man and I have no idea…’
She put her finger to my lips and I stopped talking. Her eyes filled with tears and she blinked to clear them. One ran down her cheek and I wiped it away. ‘I’m just not ready for a relationship, Henry. It’s not you, I promise.’
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