Brown Family Novels: DRAWN TOGETHER by LAUREN DANE
Copyright 2013, Lauren Dane
All Rights Reserved, The Berkley Publishing Group
Releasing in trade paper, digital and audio formats October 1
“I think you should take a shower with me.” He waggled his brows at her. They’d come back to his place after their day trip so he could shower and change for dinner.
“There you go with that sound again.”
“I’m beginning to think you want to agitate me. It’s like foreplay.”
“Everything about you is foreplay, Raven. Have you looked at yourself in the mirror lately?”
“So? Your clothes are here.” He’d convinced her to stop off at her place !rst to grab a change of clothes so they could leave directly from his place. But really it was that he wanted to watch her get ready.
“Let me look at your bathroom first.”
He pushed open the doors, gesturing her inside. When they’d been here before she’d used the one downstairs. Still a nice bathroom, but this one. Well, he was proud of this bathroom.
“Holy cow.” She turned in a slow circle once she’d gone inside.
“I like a long shower.”
“I should say so.”
His shower stall was quite large with benches on both sides and six showerheads. The bathtub was a modernized version of a clawfoot, only far larger and deeper.
“This is awesome. You can shower with me but only if you let me have some alone time with this place.”
“Should I be jealous of my bathroom?”
She turned to him. “Yes. You really should.”
She undressed and he leaned back against the counter to watch her fold each piece of clothing carefully. He was emotionally raw after their discussion on the way up. She’d revealed a side of herself that had brought all his protective instincts to the fore.
She’d been routinely neglected by the very people who should have protected her. That made him insanely angry. And he only knew a small bit of it. He understood that she had revealed a lot to him, but it was just the tip of the story. Just the outline.
He wanted to gather her up and hold her until he’d made it better. But he couldn’t. He couldn’t slay her dragons. Not for what she’d survived.
He’d gone and fallen in love with her. He hadn’t meant to. God knew she was complicated and it hadn’t been that long that they’d been together. But he knew what he knew. She’d come into his life for a reason and this was it. She was meant to be his.
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