If Jude hadn’t still been gripping my arm, I would never have been able to catch him as he swayed toward the ground.
You mean all because she’s a Vincent? asked Nick, disgusted.Julian shook his head. It’s not that. It would make them feel better to believe that Torrie was really his one and only, that another female would just be second best. That’s not something they can do with Harley. Jesse never hid his attraction to her as well as he’d thought. Everyone saw it. Everyone watched him come alive and knew who was responsible for that. They were grateful, but they also resented Harley for being able to do it. They can’t kid themselves into thinking Harley is second best.
Shaya planted her hands on her hips. So you know that he’s wanted her for a long time, and yet you still begrudge him the happiness you know she brings him? Seriously?Any other time, Jesse might have responded just as bitterly as Shaya had, but he was too enraged to speak right then as his mother’s news rang in his ears again and again. It didn’t matter that he’d never been close to Mia; she was still his baby sister, and he’d like to think she’d finally found whatever peace she’d been unable to find here. But the son of a bitch had desecrated his sister’s memorial stone. And now he’d pay for it. Jesse strode out of the living area and into the kitchen, heading right for the back door.Jesse, no! Wait, dammit. Zander slipped in front of him. You’re not thinking right now.
The fucker’s not getting away with this. His voice cracked with anger.No, he’s not. But charging down there won’t help. He’s trying to draw you there. He was always sneaky like that.
True, but Jesse didn’t care. Zander, move out of my fucking way.
But the enforcer didn’t. Worse, Bracken moved to Zander’s side to further block Jesse’s path. Jesse growled. Both of you move.There has to be a point! I shouted, surprised by the quavering in my voice. It was just starting to hit me what I was saying, what I was rejecting, and I could tell by the stunned, hurt expression on his face that it was sinking in too. If I’m going to destroy my brother’s life, it has to be for a reason!
You’re not going to destroy his life! Jack rubbed his forehead and closed his eyes. So what if Peter doesn’t ever change his mind? Good! I hope he doesn’t! They want you here! I want you here!Doesn’t that give me even more of a reason not to turn? I gave him a hard look. The kiss wanted to replay itself in my mind, but I couldn’t let it, or Jack might react to my heartbeat.
That doesn’t even make sense.He tried to pretend like he didn’t understand, but the quick movement of his eyes led me to believe he did. That kiss had been incredible, and the risk of us doing it again was too great. He would’ve bit me if Mae hadn’t walked in, and we couldn’t count on her to walk in at just the right moment every time we were alone.