Alicia Chalmers has not had an easy life. A victim of rape, circumstances force her into a loveless marriage for her own safety. It doesn't take long before she finds herself falling for her new husband, a man she hardly knows.
Gabriel LeBlanc has many paranormal powers and even more responsibilities but all he wants is his mate to love him. He marries Alicia not only for her protection but because he desperately needs to keep the other half of his soul close. He knows full well she may never overcome her past and return his feelings.
As the newlyweds struggle to build a life together, their future is threatened by rogue vampires, Satan worshippers and creatures from another dimension. The newlyweds pool their talents to fight the forces of evil that manage to slip into the world from another dimension. Can Gabriel convince Alicia they were meant to be together regardless of what happened in the past and the very real threat that still threatens her?
His heated gaze blazed a scorching trail over my bare body, devouring every inch of my exposed flesh. Blood pounded in my ears as he approached. When he stood beside the altar, he leaned down to release my bonds.
“I’ve been searching for you forever.” He lightly pressed his mouth against my lips. The warm moist pressure was soft, gentle, the touch feather light.
Heat pooled in my middle, flared out to consume every inch of my body. The warmth of his touch suffused me, filled me, as the kiss overwhelmed my senses and took my breath away. I closed my eyes, enjoying the sensation of his kiss.
“Who are you and why have you been looking for me?” I asked as soon as his lips left mine. I didn’t know this man from Adam, but I allowed his kiss because something about him screamed that he belonged to me.
The man released the bonds around my wrists, tangled his fingers with mine and pressed my hands against the cold, stone altar. He held me pressed against the cold stone but I’m not sure it was against my will. Something told me I would follow this man anywhere, do almost anything to be with him.
He raised his head to look into my eyes before his silver gaze moved over my face. He stared at my parted lips before he lowered his head once more.
“You are my mate,” he breathed against my lips. “You are the woman I have waited lifetimes for.” He moved his mouth to my jaw, then down to my neck, caressing the curve of my throat.
“Lifetimes?” I panted then turned my head, exposing my neck to give him better access.
That molten silver gaze burned a fiery trail over my flesh. My nipples hardened, gooseflesh rose on my body. I squirmed as unfamiliar warmth pooled between my legs.
“You are mine. You belong to me.” He threaded his fingers through my hair, tipped my head back.
His hips surged forward, the evidence of his desire pressed against my nether lips and I gasped. My head thrashed, cushioned by the palm of his hand.
“I am not yours. I belong to no one but myself. I don’t even know you.”
“You know me. You have loved me before.” His eyes darkened and filled with pain. “But you did not love me enough. You have never loved me enough. But it is my fault, I have failed you.”
He stared down at my breasts. My nipples hardened and my breath hitched. My body tingled and burned for this man. How could just one heated look from this strange, powerful man have such an effect on me?
“What do you want?”
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