Serena Kelley is an archaeologist and treasure hunter-and a woman with a secret. Since she was seven, she’s been the keeper of a powerful charm that grants her health and immortality… as long as she stays a virgin. But Serena isn’t all that innocent. And when a dangerously handsome stranger brings her to the brink of ecstasy, she wonders if she’s finally met the one man she cannot resist.
Wraith is a Seminus demon with a death wish. But when an old enemy poisons him, he must find Serena and persuade her to give him the only known antidote in the universe – her charm. Yet, as she begins to surrender to his seductions and Wraith senses the cure is within his grasp, he realizes a horrible truth: He’s falling for the woman whose life he must take in order to save his own.
“All I ever had before you was nightmares. But now I dream. Because of you.”
“You’re been out a few hours. E and I have been taking turns staying with you. Tayla’s here. And Gem. Luc. Kynan. Reaver. Our other brother, but he’s in chains. He’s also a total dick. You’ll like him.”
“Man who hates cats is insecure, but a man who likes them is one worth keeping. If he can appreciate a cat, he can appreciate a strong, independent woman.”
“Fuck a motherfucking fuckduck”
“I’m not going to pass out – “
He cut her off with a kiss. “If you did, I’d catch you.”
“But this spirited little human had him by the balls, and some small part of him liked it. Hell’s bells, as Shade would say, Hell’s fucking bells.”
His voice was low and rough… “What about you? Do you like bad boys?”
“There’s definitely appeal,” she breathed.
“Good,” He bent and clipped her earlobe with his teeth. “Because they don’t come badder than me.”
“I hate you.”
“I know,” he whispered.
He didn’t hesitate.
“Was this what it felt like to do something unselfish? The sensation was weird. Uncomfortable, yet… not awful. Like liquor that tasted like shit but went down smooth.”
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