“I’m not sleeping with Michel again,” I say to Julien when he pulls me between his thighs. “I can’t forgive him, so don’t be too jealous.”
“I’ll believe that when I hear Michel complain,” Julien says. He kisses my neck, brushing a loose strand of hair from my face.
“I’m serious, Julien. I told him I wouldn’t sleep with him again.”
Julien nods, but says nothing. I know there’s no way I can convince him otherwise so I merely kiss him, my hands cupping his face, stroking the whiskers on his jaw.
“I love you,” I say, when I see the expression in his eyes. “I’m coming back to you as soon as this is all over.”
“I love you, more than you can know.” He pulls me against him, his arms wrapping tightly around me. “Oh, God, Eve,” he whispers against my throat. “I’m so afraid you’ll never come back.”
I smile. “I will.”
We kiss once more and it’s tender at first but soon turns almost desperate. He tries to pull me back down onto the bed.
“Stop it,” I say softly, pushing gently on his shoulders. “I have to go.”
He takes my face in his hands, his eyes locked on mine. “Come back to me.”
Then, he releases me, and I leave him sitting on the bed, his head turned away as if he can’t stand to watch me go.
I don’t look back when I close the door behind me, uncertain whether I’ll ever see him again.
Resurrection, Book 4 of the Dominion Series, release date August 28, 2014.