I braced my free hand on one side of her head and leaned in. “I think you came over here for something different altogether.”
“I mean it. I want you to quit your job at the emergency hospital and get the hell out of my work world.”
“If I quit, you’ll make sure to push me completely out of your life, which to me is unacceptable.” I put the drink down on the hallway table but didn’t allow her to move away.
“None of this is real,” she gritted out.
“It’s not, huh? You know the problem with you, Amber? You don’t know when to stop pushing. You just keep pushing and pushing.”
I leaned in and covered her mouth with a hard kiss.
She ripped her mouth free but didn’t struggle to get away from me. Heaving for oxygen, she blinked up at me.
“Admit this is what you came here for.”
“I hate you.”
“But you want me.”
“Like hell I do.”
“You want me. It’s why you’re spitting mad.”
I kissed her again. This time her mouth opened. At first, she remained tense, not giving in to the touch of my tongue to hers, but within seconds, she leaned into me as her emotions superseded her will. Her fingers curled into my shoulders. For days we’d been dancing around each other, seeking an outlet. Now it was here.
When the kiss finally ended, she rolled her head to one side. “Stop.”
I did stop kissing her mouth, but only to lay kisses down the column of her neck in a path to her collarbone. “You want this as much as I do.”
USA Today bestselling author, parent, wife, veterinarian, chocolate lover. Author of spicy paranormal and contemporary romances. Zoe Forward brings readers the perfect combination of action adventure, romance, humor and a bit of magic.
Her novels have won numerous awards including the Prism, Readers' Choice Heart of Excellence, Golden Quill, Carolyn Readers Choice Award, and the Booksellers' Best Award.
You can find her residing in the South with a menagerie of four-legged beasts and two wild kids.