Book 1 - Lure of the Dragon
Book 2 - Lure of the Wolf
Book 3 - Lure of the Bear
Book 4 - Lure of the Tiger
Book 5 - Love of the Dragon
Book 6 - Lure of the Fox
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Jake blinked a couple of times then stood without thinking, making the chair screech. "Ella. Wait."
But she didn't wait. She took two shaky steps away, muttering something about the meeting later that night.
"What is it?" he demanded, suddenly tired of messing around. "What is it with us, I mean?"
A tic set in on her right cheek, and she averted her eyes. "What us?"
He took a step closer. "Us, us. That night. That one time we-"
Her cheeks went red. "That didn't happen."
She might as well have stuck a knife in his gut and twisted a few times. "It didn't happen?"
Ella whirled to walk away, but he followed, feeling his face heat.
"It didn't happen?" His voice rose, but he couldn't help it, and he grabbed her hand to stop her. "That night was one of the only good things that happened in that whole mess of a war. And you're saying it didn't happen?"
Ella's eyes flashed as she backed toward the wall. "We said we'd keep it to just that one night."
He followed, not wanting to cage her in but determined not to let her run this time.
"I've tried, Ella. You've tried. But it's still there." He waved in the few inches between their bodies. "It's like something else is driving this, and I have no idea what that is."
Her eyes flashed with emotions he couldn't read, and a single word fell from her lips. "Destiny."
It sounded strangely ominous, matching Ella's stricken expression.
"Whatever it is, I'm sick of fighting it. Don't you think we ought to give us another chance?"
The flash in her eyes said yes, so he kept pressing forward with careful steps until Ella was nearly backed against the outer wall of the house, leaving her enough space to slide away if she insisted. But she didn't. She just glared at him. Or rather, glared through him as if to blame someone - or something - else for what had happened back then.
He touched her arm. "Say something. Say anything. Just don't say it never happened. Say you regret it if you have to-"
She shook her head immediately. "I never said I regretted it."
He gulped, staring at her. "Then what? What is it that's holding us back?"
Ella grimaced. "Things you can't understand."
She shook her head again. "I can't."
Jake tilted his head, studying her. He'd never seen Ella look so stuck or helpless. Ella didn't do helpless. She didn't know the meaning of I can't.
He leaned closer until his lips were an inch away from hers. Less than an inch, maybe.
"Please tell me, Ella," he whispered. "Tell me you're not interested. Tell me you don't want me."
"I do want you."
It was ridiculous what a few words could do to a man's heart, no matter how hard he tried to keep it locked away.
"Then why do you keep pushing me away?"