Unexpected, Book Four
Ash’s life hasn’t been the best so far. Mated to a man he hates, he resigns himself to his fate of being abused. When his mate kidnaps the highly pregnant Alex, they become friends, and to Ash’s surprise, Alex’s rescuer saves him as well. Now he can start a new life, but it’s going to be a lonely one, due to his visible and invisible scars.
D didn’t seek out a man, but one look at Ash and he’s head over heels in love. But Ash needs to work through his issues before he can see D’s love for him. Slowly, Ash learns to trust D, but with their growing feelings, other strange phenomena appear. What’s up with lights turning on without Ash touching the switch and doors opening on their own? Is something dangerous happening and threatening their blossoming love? Or is it something else altogether?
“I’m not sure I understand. Do you mind if I come a bit closer so we can talk?”
“No, it’s all right.” Ash clearly fought to keep himself together.
D sat down on the bed, resisting the rising urge to take Ash in his arms. He had to take it slow.
“Okay, then first, I want nothing from you except talking to you. I came to see how you’re doing, if you’ve recovered from the injuries, how things are going now that you’re free. Last time we met, I didn’t even have time to wish you well before you were whisked away to the hospital. But I heard you were fighting for your life, so I visited you there. I just had to leave before you woke. Oh, and cut the Sir crap. I’m D, nothing else.”
“As you wish. I didn’t know that you stopped by there. Why would you do that? I mean, I can’t be the only one you got out from a bad situation.”
“No, but you’re one of the few I went against direct orders to save. Got me a nice lecture from the Prince and my brother, but I figured it was worth it. I couldn’t leave you there. And besides, Alex would’ve gone back himself, most likely. I couldn’t risk that.”
“How is he? I haven’t even asked about him.” Ash ran a hand over his face. “He risked everything to get me out, and I don’t even know how he’s doing.”
“From what I’ve seen, you have a lot of stuff to deal with, so don’t beat yourself up about it. He’s fine, the baby, Angela, too, and he’s already back home now.”
“I still feel bad. I did so much wrong. I got him hurt with slowing you down. I got you shot, even though I’d have been free anyway. I shouldn’t have asked to be taken with you.” He looked away, his face drawn.
D extended his hand, aching to touch Ash, show him there was nothing to regret, but he doubted his comfort would be welcome. Instead, he searched for the right words. “I’m sorry you’re feeling that way, but you should know that I would’ve come back to get you no matter what. Your face was swollen and bruised that day, and I couldn’t let anyone stay in such a mating. Yes, I know it’s the dominant mate’s right, but that still doesn’t make it better in my eyes to hurt someone. I’m pretty alone in that opinion, though. But to come back to the matter at hand, I couldn’t leave anyone behind. Not when someone is so clearly being mistreated.”
“But you just met me. You risked everything to get me out.”
Alex wanted a night of hot passion with Gerome, but he gets more than he ever bargained for. His life will be changed forever in a world where he’ll be thrown in jail— or worse— for being pregnant.
Alex’s best friend, Sam, has been acting strange ever since he met Alex’s one-night stand, but now Alex needs help in order to hide, and Sam is his only hope.
Not only is Alex pregnant, something punishable by jail time, but Gerome, the father of the baby, is a vampire prince. When strangers invade Alex’s home and kidnap him, he doesn’t know who is responsible, if he’ll ever see the man he loves again, or even get to see the child growing inside him.
Considering himself the father of his lover’s child, Sam has a hard time standing around and letting others plan Alex’s rescue. But when the Prince and his trackers find an important clue, the race to save his beloved is on. Now all he can do is cross his fingers that the scheme they’ve devised will work.
When Prince Gerome receives ransom demands, the instructions are clear: mate a complete stranger or he’ll never see Alex or the child he carries again. Will he be able to convince his newly intended to help, or will those seeking to dethrone his family win this evil game of blackmail?
Mate Me, Hate Me, Date Me, Love Me
When his father, King Harold, forces Prince Gerome to mate a complete stranger in order to save his unborn child, he complies with a heavy heart and says goodbye to all his dreams of finding love. Gerome’s hurt and treats his mate the way he’s been taught all his life: through power and submission. But with Luis, it doesn’t work.
When Luis is mated off to a stranger, his world ends. He was a carefree student one day and the next a vampire prince demands his submission. He can’t run, but he can hide and hate in silence. So he withdraws until only a shell remains.
Neither of the men has any chance of finding love together until a friend intervenes. Can Gerome forget what he’s been taught all his life, and is it possible for Luis to forget what’s happened to him? Will they ever find their own happy ending? And can love blossom where only hate exists?
Prize: Signed paperback copy of Unexpected Powers
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Chris McHart lives in Germany, with her husband, slave, Dom, partner in crime, and muse (all in one person, not even she’s that kinky!). She loves her husband, men in kilts and Scotch Whisky. Her idea of a perfect evening is to curl up with her laptop and write (the other options are not suitable to post in public).
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