AFTERBURN – Snippet #4

Jax rounded me, cutting off my view of his dad’s retreating back. “You look amazing,” he said softly, pulling me closer.

My shoulders ached with tension. “I’m glad you approve.”

He took the first step and I followed.

“Breathe, Gia,” he admonished. “I’ve got you.”

“I don’t want to be here.”

“That makes two of us.” He caressed my back with a soothing brush of his hand. “I hate these things.”

“But you fit right in.”

His eyes were shadowed with an emotion I couldn’t name. “I was born into it. I don’t live in it.”

The heat of his body began to soak into mine. Every breath I took was filled with his scent, every movement he made sent echoes of memories sliding through me.

“That’s better,” he coaxed. “Relax into me, baby.”

“Don’t.”

“You’re in my world now, Gia. My rules.”

I shook my head. “I was tricked into coming here.”

He pulled me closer, his lips at my temple. “I’m sorry.”

“You just had to get that out, didn’t you? I don’t see why. Clearly I wasn’t the dirty little secret I thought I was.”

“Not dirty.” His voice lowered. “Except when you wanted me that way. A little rough, a lot hard. Jesus. You used to turn me inside out.”

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  • Katrina Stubbs

    awesome! will have to wait til the print copy comes out.

  • Sollie

    This looks soooo awesome!!!
    I bet it´s a great story that will hold us off until we get more Gideon and Eva!

  • Ace

    aww I think Jax will be fine as temp while waiting for Gideon Cross .. hehehe

  • Wilma

    Are thes books going to be translated in Dutch?

  • Mari

    Can’t wait to read it!!!!

  • Wendy Longva

    How many books are there in the Afterburn collection, or is it just the one book