Hope your week is off to a good start. It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for a wee Teaser. This is from Love Reawakened, which is hopefully realising this week (fingers crossed, I’m waiting to hear back whether the formatting is going to be done in time or whether we might need to push back a little. Shall keep you updated!) Anyway, hope you enjoy this in the meantime 🙂
Humph! Garret snorted to himself. We would have managed just fine, thank you very much! It would have been preferable to being beholden to the irritating man. As his brother left the room, Garret sank back crabbily against the pillows.
“Why?” he muttered. “Really, you couldn’t think of anyone else?”
He opened his eyes to Emma standing over him, hands on hips and glaring.
“Oh, silly me! When you were lying on the ground unconscious and covered in blood with a life-threatening zombie bite, I should have scrolled through my address book to find someone you would approve of! Next time I’ll goddamn leave you there!”
Tears glistened in her eyes, and the guilt reared up again. Damn, he could be a real ass sometimes. He reached out for her hand, tugging lightly so she sat down on the edge of the bed, albeit with bad grace.
“I’m sorry, honey. I know you only did what you thought was right at the time. It’s just a bit of a shock seeing him again.”
Her gaze softened a little. “He does love you, you know. Why else would he drop everything to come and save your sorry ass?”
“So he could hold it over me for evermore?” he suggested glumly.
She sighed. “I’m sure that’s not the case, but either way, you’re alive. So surely it’s worth it?”
He supposed it had to be. He stroked his thumb over the back of her hand, the softness and warmth of her skin soothing him. She smiled down at him.
“Besides, if you’re talking about owing people, don’t I get anything for helping keep you alive back there?”
He grinned at her. “Nice try, honey. If I remember rightly, I got injured by your zombie, while saving your ass. So if anything, you should owe me.”
She leaned forward, a wicked glint in her eyes that sent blood pooling to certain areas.
“Is that so?” she whispered, her lips a breath away from his. “I kinda liked the idea of you owing me.”
He swallowed. “Oh yeah? And what would you want in payment?”
She closed the distance between them, crushing her lips to his, and he groaned as the world dropped away.