Love's Dangerous Territory [MultiFormat]
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eBook by C. L. Scholey
eBook Category: Erotica/Romance
eBook Description: Christy had enough of men. Her caring boyfriend suddenly turned on her viciously, after the untimely death of her parents and she wanted only to disappear off the face of the earth. You should be careful what you wish for. The single engine plane she boards is thrown off course, crashing into the untamed wilderness, killing the pilot and two other occupants. Christy is beyond dismayed when she realizes her only hope of survival is dependent on a man, a man who appears more soulless than her ex.
Hoping to avoid a recurrence of the emotional and physical trauma she suffered in her last relationship, Christy sets out to hide from Lando, a self confirmed notorious ex-Mafia assassin. Though frightened of the man, she is more terrified of the aloneness. She follows him distantly through the dense forest, thinking she remains undetected by him, surviving on what she feels is mistakenly left sustenance.
Lando is more than aware of Christy's presence. The food he leaves behind is left purposely for her. He is also well aware of her fear of him. It's deserved. Life has made him hard and tough, a powerfully built man with dark uncaring eyes. Many a woman has gazed upon him with interest until faced with his impassive cold hardened stare.
When a violent storm forces the two into a confrontation of wills, their minds reel at the unexpected turn of events. Both battle more than the elements together in a tiny cave, safe from a raging blizzard but not their raging emotions. Their hopes of survival lead them on a perilous journey of not only body and being, but of the heart and soul.
eBook Publisher: Whispers Publishing, Published: 2010
Fictionwise Release Date: September 2010
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"I've never eaten bear," Christy commented, though she chewed contentedly and eagerly on the large, moist, juicy piece Lando offered her.
After Lando had held her, both taking comfort from the sheer pleasure of being alive, he had removed the knife from his boot and told her was going to retrieve some of the bear. He brought a large amount back in their crude bowl, which he had recovered. Christy grimaced. She had never eaten bear before, but like the rabbit, it had smelled heavenly while it was cooking. The aroma had teased her senses.
"Neither have I. I'm a city boy," Lando commented. He also continued to stuff himself just as eagerly as she was.
They ate silently for some time. Darkness was once again falling and Lando had pulled the wooden structure to the cave closed, sealing them in. Christy had stripped at the back of the cave earlier to don her now cleaned and dried underclothing. She hadn't offered a protest as Lando's eyes never strayed from her nude form. She decided she had become used to his intense looks. He had saved her life once again. Without hesitation he had fought off one of the most fearsome creatures that walked the earth for her. Then once again he had provided her with sustenance.
Christy felt such a wide array of overwhelming emotions. No one had ever done anything so incredibly dangerous for her in her entire life; no one had ever made her feel so cherished and protected. She had removed her pants earlier at the fire to dry them and did not balk, as Lando had done the same, seeking to warm them after their icy plunge into the ice cold stream and as he had done, she had assessed him just as boldly.
"Thank you for saving me," Christy once again voiced. She had told him a dozen times already and she thought perhaps Lando was becoming uncomfortable with the praise.
This time instead of telling her it was nothing, Lando turned intense eyes upon her. "You are mine, Christy. You belong to me."
Christy felt a shiver of fear pass through her body. He was claiming her. His look was intent, possessive. Christy realized suddenly this meant a great deal to him. Why, she couldn't fathom. He could take any woman he wanted. What was the difference? They were out in the middle of nowhere; he could do as he wished. No, she realized, he could do as he wished with anyone anywhere; his surroundings were not commanding him.