This week I'm going to share a teaser from Secrets, Passion Shields book 2. In this scene, Benjamin and Selina are in the middle of an argument when she challenges him and he tells her some truths about herself she'd never openly admitted.
I always think the sign of a true soul mate is someone who can see beyond the barriers and facade we put up into our very soul.
I hope you enjoy this teaser.
"Have I said anything that wasn't true?"
A huge lump clogged her throat. Unable to speak, she shook her head turning her back to him, knowing that if she met his gaze, she would crumble into a heap on the floor.
"That's why we need the rules. To keep you safe. To stop the panic attacks. To help you cope with the fear eating away at you inside."
A sob tore through her chest. She gripped the edge of the counter and bent over to gulp in air, the truth of his word corroding her resolve. She had never admitted it to herself, but she needed the safety net their routines and rules provided. It allowed her to let go without trepidation, something she'd been unable to do for so long. While she smiled at the world and worked hard at being successful, inside she was ruled by terror. The fear of the unknown, of open spaces, of big crowds, of being attacked again.
At last she exhaled and opened her mouth to reply, but no words came out. She turned slowly letting him see the despair in her eyes. With a groan, he tugged her close and lowered his lips to meet hers, his arms circling her body in an encompassing hug.
Breaking off the kiss, he sighed and leaned his forehead against hers. She wanted to stay in his embrace, for him to carry her away into their room so they could be locked away from the world. So he could make right all that had gone wrong with today.
Here's the blurb
Her body is his to command, her heart his to win.
Selina Moss bared her body to her husband and allowed him to see her and touch her like no one else has ever done. When a member of the family visits, she realizes there is still so much about her husband she doesn't know.
Benjamin's remorse about his family history drives his actions. Selina is his present and he'll do whatever it takes to protect her from being contaminated by his past, including revealing the shame that burns his soul.
But for Selina, finding out about Benjamin's past means investing emotionally in a man who's only going to walk away once their temporary arrangement comes to an end. Is she ready to bare her heart to him along with the secrets of their past?
Adult content: Sex Toys and Spanking.Available to buy from: Evernight Publishing | Amazon US | Amazon UK | All Romance eBooks | Bookstrand
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