Grief counselor Lauren Trousdale has no choice but to take her work home with her. A near-death experience left her with the ability to not only see, but also communicate with ghosts. The gift isn’t one she dares reveal to anyone—certainly not to Dr. Ethan Bailey, the man she can’t stop dreaming about. The ghosts are mostly kind, lost souls, but when a lovely, erotic dream about Ethan turns into a nightmare, Lauren wakes to an ice-cold room and the fear that she’s not alone.
Ethan’s attraction to Lauren blooms the first time he sees her. As they grow closer, he realizes she is hiding something, but never expects her secret to be a ghostly stalker. Ethan’s only concern is protecting Lauren, but when the ghost becomes violent, Ethan must risk everything to save her. Can Lauren let him take that risk alone?
He moved closer and pretended to remove a piece of lint from her shoulder. Her emerald green eyes left his and glanced at her clothing. When she rounded her gaze on him again, he stood near enough to enjoy the heat of her skin. His fingers itched to touch the copper strand of hair that had escaped its binding. Lauren sucked in a breath and licked her lips, while staring at his. There it was again, desire bouncing off her and whacking him upside the head.
“Go out with me.” It really wasn’t a question. More like, “Let’s get this electrifying thing we both want to explore going,” but he left that part unstated.
“What?” She still stared at his lips. It took all his
restraint not to lean down and respond to what he hoped was an unconscious plea for a kiss.
“Dinner, tonight, after your shift.” The words slid from his lips in a soft easy flow. Her response didn’t take long.
“Okay,” she whispered. Her one word caught in his gut and moved lower into a tight knot of excitement.
He lowered his chin and waited for her response. Lauren pushed closer to him, the slight curve of her breasts brushed against his chest, the sweet scent of her floral perfume shot through his system. Sweet Jesus, who’s being derailed now?
He stayed there hovering over her lips. “Good,” he finally said before shifting back on his heels.
“Good.” Lauren stepped back. Her chest rose and fell with each deep breath letting him know she was as affected as he was.
Single Title, Novella
March 2011, Second Edition
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