Fair point. Nicholas knew that his luck was bound to run out, but having received so little of it in his life, he was willing to push on to find its limits. Still, he couldn’t release the last few tremors of doubt as he followed the man’s unsteady steps any more than he could take his eyes from him. It was unfair, perhaps, given that the man had saved them when he could just as easily have left them to die on the attacker’s blade, but he couldn’t change his nature in a night.
Her wolf should have felt threatened. She didn’t though, as she was a little distracted by the dark animal energy that hummed beneath his skin and his delicious scent: rich hazelnut, smoky sandalwood, and a dark sexuality. Makenna could admit it was rather distracting. Sure thing. But I’ll need you to release me first. In truth, she could easily escape his hold. But it would serve her best to let him believe she was helpless.I’ll release you when you answer me.
So talk. His thumb circled her throat in a movement that was surprisingly arousing.Look, I’m on a bit of a schedule here—Who sent you? What pack are you from?
If she revealed she was a lone wolf this early in the conversation, she’d most likely be sent on her way. Nobody sent me. I just need to speak with you.A pause. You have five minutes.
I’m gonna need at least ten.
I mean you have five minutes to convince me not to snap this pretty little neck. He punctuated that with a flex of his grip.I wouldn’t say he’s receptive to her touch, but he never pushes her away. He doesn’t like her possessiveness and they argue something fierce about it. But then she cries and says he doesn’t love her or he wouldn’t yell at her like that. Then he stops and comforts her, saying of course he loves her. Rosa rubbed her upper arms. Like I said, you’d have to see them together to really understand. But I’m telling you, no mother should touch her son like that.
Trey draped an arm over the back of Taryn’s chair. I understand Remy spends a lot of time with the children.Fenton nodded. Mostly the boys. He keeps them close to him.
You sure that he’s not protecting them from Deanne? Taryn shrugged. I mean, if she abused him, he could worry she’ll abuse them.Rosa twiddled her fingers. It crossed my mind, but . . .