Ready for another teaser excerpt from my upcoming novel, Night Therapy? Keep in mind this is still unedited. This little scene between Johnathan and Stephanie takes place after a hot, intimate moment–that you’ll have to wait for the book to read. 😉 Come on. I can’t give away all the good parts.
“I…I can’t believe I let this happen.” Lowering her gaze, she shook her head. “It’s wrong.”
He stroked her cheek with his thumb. “In case you didn’t notice, I was the one who started this. I never expected it to go as far as it did, but I’m not sorry. It’s been decades since I let anyone in. I needed this.”
“That’s the problem. You let me in as your therapist. It makes you feel closer to me than you are. That’s why we aren’t allowed to get involved with clients. What you’re feeling…it isn’t what you think it is.”
“And just exactly what do I think it is?”
“I don’t know. A connection. Trust in someone. Being open and vulnerable. And yes, those are probably all there, but not for the reasons that should have led to what we just did. They’re there because you’re supposed to feel safe and supported with me. That’s my job. But it’s not a personal connection. It’s not—”
A fiery kiss burned her lips, and she let out a soft moan into his mouth.
Then he pulled away fast. “No, it’s not personal at all. I suppose you react like that with all your clients.”
Smug asshole. “Stop it. We can’t keep doing this. I—”
Another kiss. He pulled her to him tightly; his strong arms wrapped around her like a security blanket. Warmth and comfort spread through her as if she belonged in those arms. She melted into him, into the desperation of his embrace. The hunger of his kiss.
© Lorraine Pearl
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Did you like this little teaser? Isn’t Johnathan one hot vampire?