Bastien marries me only for duty.
I reject him and leave for good by faking my death.
Yet he goes crazy looking for me.
He says he loves me when we meet again.
No! I don’t buy it.
I can’t let him steal my child!
“She’s not yours!”
The front door was locked and deadbolted, but it only takes Bastien and his Betas a moment to break past those defenses.
As Bastien towers in the doorway, his silver eyes glowing with barely contained fury, I realize it’s all over.
Everything I’ve worked for these past three years is already lost; every tear I’ve shed and sacrifice I’ve made has all been for nothing.
I come to stand in front of my ex-husband.
Goddess I’d forgotten how handsome he is; how tall.
It doesn’t feel right to be so near him without our bodies touching; it takes all my strength not to reach out to him. “Hello Bastien.”
Whatever he was expecting, it clearly wasn’t this.
His silver eyes stop their hungry head-to-toe scan of my body, settling on my face and blinking in surprise.
I can see the gears turning in his head, piecing together the puzzle of my presence here and replacing shock with confusion and anger.
“Is that really all you have to say to me?”
I cock my head to the side. “What would you have me say?”
“I thought you were dead!” He barks, making my wolf tuck her tail between her legs.
Unlike my wolf, I have more than enough bad memories and regrets to withstand his ire.
“Oh I’m sorry, did my funeral get in the way of your wedding plans?”