TITLE: Forbidden Kiss
GENRE: NA Psychological suspense
Olivia and Peter’s kiss is of the forbidden fruit variety. They’ve spent years fighting their feeling but tonight they succumb to a moment of weakness.
My fingertips gently touched his eye where there would be a bruise tomorrow. “Thank you for loving me so much, my darling Peter.”
“I do love you, princess.” How different his declaration sounded this time than a million other times before.
“I know that.”
Unable to bear the shame and torture in his eyes, I started to bury my head against his chest but he caught my chin in his fingers, forcing me to face him. He kissed my cheek first. Then, with his gaze an unspoken dare, he lowered his head to kiss the tender flesh at my jaw, by my ear. When I didn’t protest, he plied a slow trail further down my throat. To my shame, instead of stopping him, I tilted my head so his lips could reach me better. When I tried to breathe it came out as a choked, strangling sound, and he lifted his head to stare down at me in agony.
Our eyes caught in the moonlight. “When I say I love you, it’s not the way I should.”
Barely able to breathe, the best I could manage was a whispered, “Me neither.”
Then his lips were on mine, and so quickly too, as if he were afraid to hesitate lest we lose our nerve. This was not the innocent peck we had teased each other with for years. This was a deep, discovering, greedy kiss that had been years in the making, plaguing us both each time we were near each other. This kiss was hungry, fiery, with searching tongues and breathy moans, consuming me to the very core of my soul and back again with an intense heat that scorched through my entire body like a bolt of lightning.