The Way to Olympia [Seven Wonders of the World Book 2]
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by Amanda Carrell
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: Two wounded hearts, one ancient mystery, and a love that's more powerful than tragedy After the tragic murders of her entire family, Olympia Abbott vows to continue their generations-long search for The Statue of Zeus. There are only two problems standing in her way--she's run out of money, and she's lost the willpower to deny her feelings for her long-term research partner, Lucas Cole. Lucas Cole is no stranger to vows. When his best friend, Troy Abbott, was brutally murdered, he had to swear to keep his hands off Troy's sister. There's only one problem with that--he can't seem to fight his feelings for her any longer. He's wanted her for too long, has loved her even longer. With the discovery of the Statue of Zeus drawing near, they're both running out of time. Who will make the first move, and what will it cost?
eBook Publisher: Whispers Publishing, 2008
eBookwise Release Date: March 2008
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [50 KB]
Reading time: 29-41 min.
"No, no, I understand. We're all under a lot of stress right now. No big deal." She turned and started rearranging the tablet pieces. For the most part, it was something to do with her hands that didn't include throwing Luc to the ground and having her way with him. But she also hoped this time she might catch something she'd missed.
Then it hit her.
"Lined up this way, these are almost reminiscent of the Rosetta Stone. There's this first language which none of us recognize and then we have these other two here and here--" She touched one piece of stone, while turning another on a ninety degree angle. "This one's definitely Mycenaean, but not true Mycenaean. It's almost like the mother language."
Lucas picked up the last stone and brushed away a bit of dust. "Well even I know this is ancient Greek and everything looks Greek to me."
Olympia laughed at his lame attempt at a joke, but then inspiration hit her. She shuffled the bits of rock around and let out a whoop of excitement. "That's it! This is the ancient Greek version of the Rosetta Stone. The same text, translated in three languages, so each can be a key to understanding the others. Do you know what this means? We can finally translate those maps my parents found!"
In her joy, she threw her arms around Lucas and felt her feet leave the ground as he pulled her close, twirling her around. When her feet touched the ground again, Olympia did an impromptu jig, not caring that she looked like the biggest idiot in the world. She'd never been so happy in her life.
Lucas threw his head back and laughed. My God, he was even more beautiful when he was happy. Before she could register what was happening, Lucas had grabbed her by the shoulders. Pulling her to him fast and rough, his lips were on hers. His tongue thrust into her mouth, licking and tasting every inch he could.
It was even more amazing than she'd imagined. A jolt of desire coursed through her body, so fierce she almost fell to her knees. She had to wrap her arms around his waist to keep from fainting dead away.
Then, just as quickly as the kiss had begun, it was over. She opened her eyes, expecting to see her desire mirrored in his face, but all she saw was Lucas walking away, his boots kicking up a wake of dust in his path. She'd been so caught up in the moment she hadn't even felt him pull away.
Olympia collapsed against the truck. Sliding down, she wrapped her arms around her knees. What the hell just happened? As soon as she could walk again, she was for damn sure going to find out.