Enjoy this snippet from my 1.99 Christmas romance, "The Faberge Secret."
ENJOY THIS EXCERPT: Dimitri realizes he's put Elise in danger.
Elise put down the mug and placed her hand on his waist. The contact sparked a fire in
her limbs. "What's wrong?"
"Your receipt--" He lowered his hands. Guilt splayed across his face. "I saw it, and that's
how I knew Boris had sold you my egg. I... I crumpled it up and threw it on the floor of the van. Kelch must have broken Anatoly, and then sent his men to find Boris. And if they found him--"
"Oh." Elise swallowed at the fear glittering in his eyes -- fear for her. "They found the receipt with my name."
Apprehension coursed through her. That's why Lucy had been attacked. Kelch and his men hoped to find the egg because they knew Elise had bought it. Lucy had just happened to be in the hotel room because Elise was on a date -- with Dimitri.
He pushed her hand off his waist, clenched his fists, and marched into the living room, halting close to the window. Was he angry at her, or at himself? Well, a part of her was angry at him, too. She and Lucy were in danger -- real danger -- because of that egg, but a part of her just wanted to reach out to him, to comfort him, to tell him everything would be all right.
Elise shifted from foot to foot. Dimitri truly had protected her and Lucy tonight, but how much could she trust him? Was it all about his egg? That's all he'd thought about when he'd thrown the receipt on the floor. No. This man respected his family. He honored Christmas. He was spiritual. She couldn't let him beat himself up for a mistake.
She left the kitchen and walked up behind him.
He stiffened. "Elise, now is not the time. I want to be alone."
She ignored him and placed her hand on his back just under his shoulders. "I know you
didn't intend to put Lucy and me in harm's way." "But I did."
"No, I've got to fix this. I've got to make this right."
He spun around and pressed the hard length of his body against hers, curving his hand
around the nape of her neck. His kiss was hard and demanding. Her core heated. Her bones melted. A man's kiss had never rocked her senses quite like this.