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by Christine DePetrillo
Description: Holly Brimmer never expected to be brought back from the dead. After a fatal car crash, a mysterious stranger gives her a second chance at life--but it comes with a price. To stay alive she must pay it forward, accomplish an important deed, thus making her mark in the world. Until she does, her savior is bound to her. Now she has a backyard full of dead bodies and one unwanted houseguest. Keane Malson kills bad guys to keep the innocent alive, but he's still a monster. Cursed by a witch moments before an honorable death on the battlefield, he's lived thousands of years, roaming from place to place with no end in sight. It's a lonely life?until he meets Holly. When a wanted man targets Holly, Keane will do anything to protect her, even if it's the last thing he ever does.
eBook Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc./Black Rose, 2012
eBookwise Release Date: January 2012
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [250 KB]
Reading time: 158-221 min.
Slowly, he sat up and ran a hand through his hair. She was enchanted by the way the black strands fell back into place. Her fingers literally itched with the need to feel his hair against her own skin so she stuffed her hands underneath her legs.
He slid his legs off the bed and, holding onto the headboard, he stood. Holly edged off the bed as well and prepared to support him. He held out a hand as if to tell her to give him a minute. He took a few steps deeper into the room and turned around.
"Feel better?" Sweet Mary, he looked better. Damn perfect standing at his full height and rubbing his stomach with his hand.
"Much." He came to stand in front of her. He was close enough for her to wrap her arms around him, but she didn't. "Don't let me do that again, okay? I felt human for a few moments drinking that beer, but it's not worth the pain."
"Guess you need tighter supervision." A heat washed over Holly's cheeks as she glanced up at him. His eyes were back to the brilliant sky blue, his skin flawlessly pale.
"Yes, Miss Brimmer. That's exactly what I need." He grinned, and Holly forgot the rules.