“Kara.” The voice, gravelly and low, emerged from the darkness. I gasped, stumbling back and hitting a bale of hay. Had I imagined it? Flustered, I pressed my guilty hands down by my sides. “Who’s there?” My voice shook and no one answered. Had my sanity finally snapped, merging memory with reality here in the dark? Then Declan emerged from the shadows like a memory sprung to life. “Declan?” I cried out and clasped my hand over my open mouth, shocked and mortified. How long had he been there? Had he seen me? “I remember what I did to you here that summer six years ago.” He stepped closer and spoke in a low, sizzling voice. “In this barn, and in my cabin. I remember it like it was yesterday.” Backing up against the wall, I froze. I knew I should run. I needed to get away from him. But my feet stayed fixed to the floor. He looked like hell, dark shadows under his eyes, rough stubble on his chiseled cheeks. A far cry from the debonair man I’d last seen in the New York hotel, he looked like a tortured soul. He came closer. “Do you remember what I did to you here, Kara? Were you thinking about it?” He whispered now, standing near. A deep sound came from my throat, caught. I couldn’t move but couldn’t meet his eyes. He looked haggard and wild. I knew I should yell at him, push him away, but instead I wanted to bring my hand up to his hair and smooth its tousle. His eyes looked haunted. “Declan, please!” I pleaded. I needed to leave. I couldn’t think with this man near me. “What are you doing here?” “I came to find you, Kara.”
Callie Harper writes contemporary romances so hot they may melt your ebook. You’ve been warned.
She is powered by coffee, wickedly sexy bad boys, and all things funny, intentional or otherwise. She is the author of OFF LIMITS to be released 12/15 and the BEG FOR IT series which will start being released in January 2016.
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