I’m excited to be a part of Book Boyfriends Cafe’s Hot for Fridays blog hop today. Today they are featuring Hot Encounters between characters! Here is a scene from my upcoming release – Sarai’s Fortune (on preorder now).
Another step forward. Another step back. Right into the wall.
“Something’s not working all right. I know there’s something wrong, but I can’t fix it if you don’t talk to me.”
“I’m not sure what you’re talking about.”
Another step forward. He was in touching distance now. Sarai wanted to look away, but couldn’t. This must be what it felt like to be a seal being stalked for food in the arctic. Predator and prey.
Zac shook his head. “We’re not going on like this.”
Another step forward, now he placed his hands on the wall on either side of her head. Sarai briefly debated fighting him off. But where would she go? It wasn’t smart to poke a stick at an already pissed off predator.
So she stayed very still and waited for his next move. She wondered if he could see the pulse fluttering at the base of her neck.
“Are you afraid of me?” he asked.
Sarai felt blind-sided by the question. “No!” The word flew out of her. God, if anything she felt completely safe with this man.
His thick, black brows drew down over his eyes as he puzzled through his thoughts. “But I make you nervous.” He stated it rather than asked.
Sarai tipped her chin up. “What makes you say that?” she asked with her best bravado. She immediately ruined the effect by licking her lips in a nervous gesture.
His eyes tracked the movement, then his own lips twitched slightly. “Because every time I come near you, you run for cover.”
“No. I just like my personal space. I’m a cougar shifter.” Hah! At least that was a plausible explanation. Cougar shifters were natural loners. They weren’t social, didn’t like to be crowded.
He said nothing for a long moment, a moment during which all she could hear were her rapid breaths and her pounding heart. The scents of pine and spice filled the air.
“Talk to me,” he urged in a low murmur. “I can’t help you if you don’t tell me what it is that’s driving you away.”
About Sarai’s Fortune:
Zac Montclair’s first priority is to protect his people. With the escalating war between factions of shifters over land and resources, he has agreed to an alliance between his polar bears and the Shadowcat Nation of cougar shifters. But the treaty comes with a condition…he must accept one of their Seers into his Timik and put her under his personal protection.
Sarai Bouchard doesn’t need her supernatural gift to know that Kyle Carstairs’s obsession with controlling her ability will eventually result in her misery and demise. Her power is essential to her people’s survival, so when Kyle goes rogue, she’s sent to Zac Montclair to keep her safe. However, her visions reveal that while staying will lead to their becoming lovers, it also leads to his death. Leaving Zac will result in her own.
If Sarai can’t find a way to change the future, she will be forced to choose…save her lover or save herself.