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He bent toward her, wrapped one arm around her waist, the other around her back, buried his face in the crook of her neck, and inhaled. Exactly what he wanted, exactly what he needed. Holding her close, giving in to what he wanted, he forgot why he shouldn’t hold her, comfort her. Read an Excerpt:
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After a moment, she pressed her full lips against his cheek.
It was an innocent kiss. There was no passion behind it, but an unconscious, consuming need, one he’d never felt, swelled inside him—desire. Exciting, overwhelming, and terrifying, blocking logic and reason.
All he wanted then—a kiss, a real one. How would her lips feel against his?
And in concluding this, he realized he wanted her not only to be his, but he wanted her in the way a man longed for a woman.
To want what he did and feel what he felt was absurd, ridiculous, and confounding.
Carnal desires were for others, for all others except his breed, and yet he felt it so deeply it seared him.
J.L. Sheppard was born and raised in South Florida where she still lives with her sons.
As a child, her greatest aspiration was to become a writer. She read often, kept a journal, and wrote countless poems. She attended Florida International University and graduated in 2008 with a Bachelors in Communications. During her senior year, she interned at NBC Miami, WTVJ. Following the internship, she was hired and worked in the News Department for three years.
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