What do you do when the one person you thought you knew
turns out to be the one you knew the least?
Twenty-three year old Marissa Chase, and soon to be college
graduate, has everything going for her: wonderful friends, a lucrative degree,
and a chance to explore the world. What made it even better – or so she thought
– was when her path crossed with the alluring Alec Holden. Unable to stay away
from him, Marissa experiences a love like no other, and falls into his world of
passion and intrigue. However, things begin to shift when this path takes a
Her trust is put to the test when hidden dangers unfold
before her, revealing secrets that have been buried for years. Secrets that
were meant to stay hidden. Murder, lies, and betrayal … will Marissa figure it
all out in time and escape with her life intact, or will she be too late and
fall into the trap of deception?
Bending low, he continued his torturous teasing by breathing
across my neck. My eyes fluttered closed as his lips connected with the tender
flesh at my collarbone. I shivered as the chill bumps fanned across my skin and
made me weak. His voice in my ear immediately counteracted the chills. “If you
want to call this dating, then I think that usually requires a little bit of
touching, does it not?”
My breathing accelerated as Alec’s body grew flush with
mine, leaning dangerously against me. He tilted my head back slightly so I had
to look into his face. Slowly, I placed my hands on his hips, and instead of
touching the waist of his jeans I was met with the bare skin of his body where
his shirt had lifted up.
Holy shit, his skin felt hot! I could feel the ridges on his
sides where they disappeared beneath his jeans, and I wanted nothing more than
to trail my tongue down the contours of his muscles.
With hooded eyes, and a raspy, breathless voice, I replied,
“I’m sure it’s customary to withstand some touching, but not too much since I
don’t know you very well.” I said it, but my body didn’t really mean it, and he
could tell I was lying to myself.
Slowly, he brought his hand to my face and trailed one of
his long, lithe fingers over my cheek and down my neck. “Like this,” he
insisted, swirling his finger around my neck. “Is this the kind of touching
we’re allowed to do?” Chill bumps exploded across my skin, making me shiver.
“Yes,” I breathed, relishing in the feel of his touch. “Just
Closing my eyes, I sighed as he trailed his finger further
down, stopping at my navel. The heat of his breath fanned across my face as I
felt him dipping lower. I didn’t dare open my eyes and risk breaking the
connection, but I wanted to see the heat in his gaze. Ever so slowly, his mouth
connected with mine, soft and confident. He lingered for a moment, not moving,
just his lips touched lightly to mine.
USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries. Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.