Lorelei and Darin
Published by: eXtasy Books
Author : T.S. Walker
Word Count :64000
Publication Date :2011-06-19
Series : Dark Guardian#4
Heat Level :
Category : Erotic Romance
- Product Code: 978-1-55487-410-1
A woman who thinks she has found love discovers that the love of her life isn't the perfect man for her. She quickly finds love again with a Dark Guardian, realizing that she is his Truelove.
Lorelei Riese thought she found the perfect mate in Vincent Cochran, future leader of the Corvina werewolf clan. Loving and protective, Vincent saved her life from a deranged male werewolf and they fell in love. He proposed and she said yes. That was three years ago. Now physically and mentally abusive, Vincent punishes her for anything. She's not allowed to go out alone and another's man's scent on her will earn her Vincent's wrath.
Two days before Vincent's crowning ceremony, Dark Guardian Darin McGruder comes to visit. Darin holds the power to open or close the door on Vincent becoming part of the Dark Guardians.
Lorelei is drawn to Darin, but loves Vincent. She is certain that no matter what happens in their lives, Vincent will change and their relationship will go back to the way it used to be.
Lorelei and Darin feel the pull of their love. Lorelei resists because she loves Vincent...or does she? Darin resists because honor won't let him interfere with his Truelove's happiness...or will it?
Will they survive being around each other for twenty-four hours? Or will fate intercede?
"That's okay. I don't want any more coffee." Lorelei headed back to the room, wanting to go back to sleep, but her feet took her in a different direction. Instead of going to her room, she walked toward the basement area of the home, the scent of Darin calling out to her, her body needing his.
Her feet stopped moving when she now stood in front of Darin's bedroom door. A cool wind wrapped around her, her skin chilled, tiny goose bumps rose on her arms and legs. Strange! No wind should be in the home. They had several fireplaces roaring with life on every level of the home. It was warm, toasty, and comfortable.
Do it. A dark voice spoke inside her mind. Go inside. You belong to him. You are his.
Her hands went up to the doorknob before she thought about what she was doing. Nothing in her mind warned her of the consequences of walking into the room of a sleeping vampire. The door creek when it opened. The scent of Darin met her and she inhaled deeply.
She went inside the room, closing the door behind her. A swooshing noise erupted around her. She yelped. Her body moved so quickly, she could not tell what happened until she opened her eyes. She looked up into silver eyes.
Lorelei did not know how, but Darin had successfully taken her down to the ground. She lay on her back and he lay on top of her and placed her arms above her head. His teeth were sharp and dangerous looking in his mouth.
The ordeal should have scared the crap out of her. She should be screaming for her life, but oddly, this turned her on. She wanted to bare her neck to him. Let him bite her, take her blood and at the same time, her body. Neither she, nor anyone could miss the hard length of him pushing against her mound. She moved and suppressed a moan that tried to escape her lips. The friction of him pressed intimately against her caused her body to cream.
His eyes intensified. Lust and need clearly showing in them. Lorelei shivered at the thought of him knowing she wanted him and he wanted her. That or all vampires got hard-ons when someone snuck into their rooms. She doubted that.
* * * *
Darin looked down at the woman underneath him. When he awakened and found someone coming into his room, he reacted first. In the process of taking that person down, he saw that it was Lorelei. He cushioned their fall, making sure not to hurt her at all. As he looked down into her black eyes, he saw them blaze with a want for him and his body reacted. Even though he wore shorts, he knew she could feel his desire. Not only the part pressing against her, but from the emotions burning deep inside him.
Why was she in his room anyhow? What made her come here? Did she not know how dangerous it was, not killing her dangerous, but him taking her body dangerous, for her to be in here with him? He had to taste her, needed to feel her lips under his just once. He needed this just once in his life. To feel again. Want someone who wanted him. Needed someone who needed him just as much.
Lowering his lips to hers, he saw her eyes go wide with shock, but she did not protest or turn away from him. She wanted him just as much. Her body was moist and warm underneath her jeans. Her arousal was everywhere. Just one kiss. One taste.
The fire crackled from the fireplace and both of them turned at the same time.
If he kissed her, he would start the bonding process. A chain link would form around their wrist. A sign that she was his Truelove. What was he doing? It was wrong. Wrong to take advantage of a friend's fiancée. Wrong to have her pinned beneath him, craving her just as much as she craved him. She moved, rubbing against his body, making him want to explode just from the touch alone.
"What are you doing here, Lorelei?" he asked softly, still not moving from her body. He had to touch her for just a couple more minutes. She ran her tongue over her lips and he groaned at the thought of tasting them.
"I don't know," she answered honestly, "but I would ask you to move so I can go change before Vincent comes home and smells your scent on me."
Just her mentioning another man's name made him go wild with rage. His eyes darkened. The beast inside rose and roared out in anger.