Thrace Kennedy lives his life in the shadows, knowing his secrets must remain hidden; there is no other way. Never truly letting anyone in, the thriving musician has resigned himself to a solitary existence, music his only love.
Evelyn Durant, an independent, modern woman, has built a life for herself away from the privilege into which she was born. Haunted by loss and betrayal, Eve devotes herself to her singing career, guarding her heart—until a chance encounter opens for her a world she never knew existed and a connection like no other, igniting fires long buried.
Within the rich history of Boston, what begins as a sweet friendship develops into a bond neither Eve nor Thrace were prepared for—one of intense, insatiable desire and an intimacy felt to the depth of their souls. Together, they must forge a future, seek answers to the mysteries of their pasts, and take the ultimate chance. Boston was never supposed to be this hot.
Born To Love You [Ember Notes 1] by C. Michael Fraze & M.L. Bailis
PUBLISHER: Blazing Heart Publishing
RELEASE DATE: September 30, 2020
GENRE: Blazing MF, Paranormal Romance.
FORMAT: eBook, Kindle Mobi
WORD COUNT: 78,313 words
PAGE COUNT: 256 pages
He stopped stretching and walked closer. As she stood there, with the sparkle of sweat on her skin, something deep inside him stirred. There was that scent again. Could it be her and not her perfume? He did not want to get his hopes up at what that could mean.
He stared down into her eyes, and as they stood there in silence, he did something he had never done before. He put his hand out and caressed her jawline, and lifting her chin, he leaned down, placing a soft, purely sensual kiss on her full lips. There was no tongue, no trying to taste her the taste of her, even after running, was refreshing, like the crisp air after a cleansing rain. The electricity that jolted through his body caught him off guard. He had never felt this way around a woman. He had never really made the first move. Groupies usually were all over him, and he only gave in when his desires ran amok.
He smiled down at her and then slowly released her, stepping back. “I hope I did not impose.”
“Not at all,” she said just above a whisper, her lips raised into an adorable smirk.
Thrace exhaled, not realizing he had been holding his breath. He could have ruined this friendship and that was the last thing he wanted. He liked being around her too much to want to chase her away. A million questions swirled in his mind. Some he would ask, but most, he would put away and try to answer by learning who she was Did he just think long term? Oh, what the hell was happening to him? He never fell this hard for anyone. He felt like a stupid schoolboy like the ones his mother used to read about. He did not think people really reacted that way. Now he was finding out firsthand that they did.
“I owe you more of an explanation for earlier, and I am terribly sorry for the outburst, but you must know this. You are the first person I ever told about them being murdered. I have kept that secret to myself for over fifteen years now. I don’t know why I told you. I know I just met you, Evelyn, but there is something about you that I trust. And if I am honest, it scares the bejeezus out of me.”
He wasn’t sure how much more he needed to say. He did not want to overwhelm her, but he also wanted to be honest. That was the thing—he lived a double life. No one knew who he really was, what he had seen, and in little more than a week, he had opened up to this woman who could hurt him in a heartbeat. He felt she wouldn’t, but how did he truly know? He did not know her, not really.
“Thank you…for trusting me.”