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Today I'm offering a snippet from my upcoming release, TAKING PASSION BY STORM. This is book six of The Weathermen, and it releases TOMORROW, Thursday November 19th!! ...
Addison has waited a long time to tell Nadine how he feels about her. Too long, because now they're both on the surface as part of a rescue team to find her father, Jarvis, a Storm Trooper missing for several days after being caught in a tornado. But Addison takes a chance anyway...
“I have to keep reminding myself that you’re Dixon’s daughter.” His voice was soft but so damn sexy it took her by surprise, as did his cryptic remark. “I suppose this is the worst possible time to tell you this, but I have to say it. The longer I hold it in, the worse it’ll be, and we might be on the surface for weeks. I need to get this out.”
A shiver ran down her spine as she realized his words eerily echoed her own decision only moments ago.
“Nadine … shit. Please don’t be upset with me for saying this.”
What the hell was he about to tell her? It couldn’t be any worse than the secret she’d been holding inside for four years. “I won’t be. Just say it.”
“Okay. I’ve always had a thing for you. Ever since you were legal.”
“Um, let me rephrase that so it doesn’t sound creepy. I didn’t lust after you when you were a kid. That’s not what I mean.”
She swallowed hard and nodded because her voice seemed to have disappeared.
“I kept it to myself for your father’s sake. I don’t mean because he told me to stay away once you were out of high school. He doesn’t know I still feel this way. I mean out of respect for him. Otherwise I would have asked you out again, and I would have kept asking you out until you said yes.”
She was stunned into silence. He looked so expectant, so unsure of her reaction, and she realized what an effort telling her that must have been for him. But the muscles in her mouth simply would not move.
“I know. Don’t say it. I’m a giant shit for telling you all this now. I don’t even know why I did. You just looked so … I don’t know. Vulnerable, I guess, and lost. I had this overwhelming need to protect you, and I realized you had a right to know how I feel.”
“Addison, I…” She what? How on earth could she tell him this now, after what he’d just confessed? But if not now, when? He had to know.
He brushed a finger along her hair, and she let out a shaky breath. The mere act of touching her again sent her hormones racing. She had to get this out so he could stop thinking he’d done something wrong. She wanted him, but Nadine knew she had a shitload of mental work to do before she could ever reach that stage. She wasn’t even sure she could reach it. She hadn’t tried in four years.
This sure as hell wasn’t the right time to find out, was it?
He cupped her face, and this time she gasped softly. “It’s all right. You don’t have to say anything if you aren’t comfortable doing so. It’s enough to see that look in your eyes.”
What look? Shit. Time to speak. It’s now or never.
Nadine took a deep breath. She didn’t think about what she was going to say. She merely let the words come out. “Addison, I think you’re the most drop-dead gorgeous man I’ve ever seen.”
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This is from TAKING PASSION BY STORM, the sixth book in my series, The Weathermen, which releases November 19th!! You can find the first five books - AN APPETITE FOR BLACKMAIL, OBSESSION BY DESIGN, THE PRICE OF SECRECY, EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, and A SLOW-BURNING DANCE HERE, from Evernight Publishing.
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