The story I’m working on is for a group project that will be released this fall. (And yes, it is past my self-imposed deadline, thanks for pointing that out.) I am really enjoying the heroine in this story, and the hero…well, he is pretty yummy. I love that they’re falling in love, in spite of all the very good reasons why they shouldn’t. I also love that they have a little matchmaking help from a couple of directions they wouldn’t have expected. I am getting a little anxious about wrapping it up, though, so I’m just going to leave you with a little story snippet for Valentine’s Day week, this time from my third Medusa story, Freeing Medusa, before I get back to the novella.
( Kissing – Depositphotos )
Katharine released a slow breath, forcing herself to relax her jaw, and reached up to shove the scarf off her eyes after the door clicked shut.
He’d even set her tote bag on the floor inside the door.
Tears stung her eyes at that unexpected kindness.
She was overreacting, she knew. Partly due to her overloaded hormones. Partly because she was so angry that she’d been unable to defend herself against the Harvester since she’d felt safe enough in her house to take the damned painkiller.
She’d been the Medusa for six years now, and with her alarm system in place, she’d felt confident enough there after all this time…
She shut her eyes for a second, her fingers curling into fists at her sides.
None of this was Hunter’s fault. All he’d done was save her life, not sic the Harvester on her when she was vulnerable.
That she was ultimately responsible for her near-death experience made her angrier. At herself. Hunter just happened to be within firing range.
“Katharine? You okay?”
“Fine,” she said shortly. “I’m fine.” She took a long, deep breath, then released it.
When she’d finished washing her hands, she fumbled the blindfold back down over her eyes and reached for the doorknob, groping empty air.
“Coming in,” he said, and she dropped her hand back to her side. “Okay?”
“Yes.” His hard fingers slid over hers. “Thank you, Hunter.”
He pulled her along with him, thirteen paces to the bed.
“For saving my life earlier.”
“Not a problem.” He made her sit, then she felt his fingers on her shoelaces. “Nice blade,” he said mildly, easing her boot from her foot.
She swallowed. “If I hadn’t taken that pill earlier, I could have used it. Or just turned him to stone.”
“Well, you won’t need the dagger here. Not now. I have a state of the art security system, and nobody followed us from your place, so you’re safe here.” He took her other boot off. “You want to get out of the jeans and back into a nightshirt? Something more comfortable for you?”
Katharine hesitated, biting her lip. It wasn’t like he hadn’t seen her naked already. Up close and personal. “Yes,” she whispered.
“Okay. I’ll go grab the rest of your stuff from the garage. Don’t go anywhere.”
“Ha, ha.” Still, she smiled a little, listening to his footsteps on the stairs, the sound fading as he walked away from the entry hall. The room smelled like Hunter, she mused as she sat there on the edge of his bed. That same musky, spicy scent that had set her body humming Friday night.
She almost wished it were Friday night again.
Are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this week? Do you and your other half do something special to mark the day, or is it just another Thursday?
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