“The thing is, I will never be over you.” Luc drew back one silky lock of the man’s shining platinum hair. “I think of you every single day. And every single night. And every time I wear your scent, I long for you.” Curling a hand behind Pietas’s head, Luc stretched upward and pressed his mouth against his king’s.
For one breathless moment, Pietas remained detached, but then he yielded into the kiss, slipping his arms around Luc, pulling him close, close, kissing him back. Not a ravaging kiss. Not all-encompassing desire. Tender, sweet with longing.
The kind of kiss Luc remembered when he was alone at night. Hungry for touch. The kiss–not of a conqueror–but a lover. Instead of shouting, “Mine!” this kiss whispered, “Yours…”
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A Stolen Heart (Antonello Brothers Book 1) by Kayelle Allen
When he rescues a half-human orphan, a glorified space pirate turned entrepreneur sets in motion a chain of events that threatens to topple the powerful Thieves’ Guild he once led.
Multiple layers of conspiracy unfold, reaching all the way to Luc’s immortal ex–the king. Behind each solved mystery looms an unseen foe, undoing the good Luc accomplishes. For the sake of this child, Luc must postpone his own freedom and master his desire for revenge or he will violate an ancient vow. Worse, he’ll put the toddler at risk.
At war with his compassion for the vulnerable child, loyalty to the king, duty to the Guild, and the bright lure of freedom he’s coveted for centuries, Luc seeks the right path. Will he choose liberty and unparalleled success, or restore the Thieves’ Guild to its former glory while overseeing the child’s training?
A hard choice for any man.
For an immortal whose inner monster can destroy on sight? Impossible.
A pirate with a monstrous past can never be trusted with an innocent child. Luc must ensure the child is protected, safe, nowhere near danger. Nowhere near him. Even if this little boy has already stolen his heart…