GENRE: YA Paranormal Suspence
Teenage friends falling in love. Shelby must keep her mother from marrying a reincarnated psychopath.
"Just go talk to her and get it over with.”
“I know, I’m going.” I forced myself off the couch and away from Ben’s strong warm body.
“I’m gonna walk you home,” Ben said plucking his jacket from the coat tree when we reached the door.
“That’s okay. I need a minute alone to decide what to say.”
He faced me and I realized his eyes were the same color as the pendant the Maharishi gave me. “I don’t want anything to happen to you. Whoever tried to break into your house last night’s still out there,” he said standing so close I could feel his sweet breath. Seriously, how could I be expected to concentrate like this?
“I’ll text you as soon as I’m inside, don’t worry.” He brought his hand to my face and slowly stroked my cheek causing a buzz of electricity to course through me. I took a step closer and put my hand on his chest.
His hand slid around my waist, gently pulling me to him. I’d never been so close to Ben but it felt totally right, and I moved my hand from his chest to his back, erasing the last inches of space between us. Ben leaned down, his lips slightly parting and…the refrigerator opened around the corner in the kitchen, ruining our moment and wrenching me from Ben’s spell. I stepped back from him breathless and walked out the door.
I felt like I was walking on air, and as I floated down the driveway I imagined what it would be like to kiss Ben.