Warrior Hudson from the Six Saviors seems to have it all – good looks, fine clothing, expensive jewelry and women just waiting for their turn to sleep with him. But, what he safely keeps hidden from the world is the terrible pain he’s suffered for many years. As he fights his internal demons, he joins his fellow Warriors in waging war on the evil from their planet that has been let loose on Earth.
Beverly Devlone was a highly respected doctor, until tragedy hit her and a drug addiction destroyed her career and reputation. As a lonely woman fresh out of rehab, she’s now uncertain of her place in the world, what her purpose is, and where she belongs.
When an explosive event brings Hudson and Beverly together, the instant attraction between them cannot be ignored. As the two grow closer and share secrets, they help each other heal from the shackles of their pasts.
But true happiness eludes them when they are forced to go their separate ways, until Beverly returns with an admission that will rock the very fabric of Hudson’s world.
Beverly had never had such an erotic experience as what she was having now.
Everything about it was new to her: the cuffs, the blindfold, the complete unknowing of what was going to come next.
Her body hummed with excitement and throbbed with desire.
She thought she knew what was coming next, but then his weight disappeared from her. Using her senses, she tried to figure out what was going on. All she heard was his heavy breathing.
She felt nothing.
Swallowing hard, she waited, figuring it was part of the seduction. God, she was loving this. Seeing Hudson with that woman had awakened things in her that she never knew existed.
He moved on the bed, and her bones vibrated with anticipation.
She heard a click, then her hands came loose.
Next, she felt a sheet being pulled over her body, and then finally the blindfold was removed.
Squinting in the glow of the bathroom light, she found his face.
“I can’t do this, Beverly,” he said quietly as he sat on the edge of the bed and looked at the floor.
“You need to go.”
She sat up, bringing the sheet over her chest, confused.
“You need to go,” he repeated. “I can’t do this.”
She let her eyes drop. He certainly looked more than ready to do exactly “this.”
“I don’t understand,” she said.
“You don’t need to.”
She let that sink in.
On the contrary, yes, she did need to understand.
The sting of this rejection hurt.
“Oh, I think you’re wrong,” she said in a low tone. “I think I do need to understand, Hudson.”
He exhaled loudly and looked at her. She noticed he was shaking, almost as if he was sick again. “I can’t use you like this.”
Beverly stared at him. “Use me?” What was he talking about?
“Yes. You’re too…you’re too kind, too good of a person. Too beautiful. Just too…everything for me. You deserve so much better.”
She sat in stunned silence. She was too good for him? She was a rehabbed junkie, for God sakes. “That’s ridiculous, Hudson,” she said. She held up her hand to stop him from talking as he began to argue. “And you aren’t using someone if it’s consensual. We both know there aren’t any strings attached. We both know that I’ll be leaving soon.”
She wouldn’t let her confidence that had taken root after the talk with Hudson be ripped away. Her uncertainty in herself and who she was had began to be restored.
“And you let me decide what’s too good for me and what isn’t,” she said softly,
She watched his face for a glimmer of what he was thinking. He didn’t say anything, just continued to shake.
She moved forward on the bed and got up on her knees, letting the sheet fall to her waist, and she grabbed the sides of his battered face.
“Hudson,” she whispered.
She cut him off with a delicate kiss.
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