Colin: Her Warlock Protector Book 4

Colin: Her Warlock Protector Book 4 by Hazel Hunter Read Free Book Online

Book: Colin: Her Warlock Protector Book 4 by Hazel Hunter Read Free Book Online
Authors: Hazel Hunter
asked, her voice as innocent as a baby bird's cheep.  
    He raised an eyebrow at her, but she could see the bead of sweat that ran down the side of his face. She liked to think that it was more than just the heat. He slouched back on one leg, crossing his arms across his broad chest, and looked at her with a faint smile.
    “I would prefer it. I'm always working in your best interests.”
    “You sound like a cop.”  
    The silence that fell between them was fraught, and for a moment she wondered what it would be like to kiss him, just to lean him against that big unlikely looking tree and give him the kiss that she had been thinking about since she met him in that alley.
    “Whatever you're thinking, don't,” he said warningly.  
    She grinned, and she was about to speak when another alarm went off. Their eyes flew to the camera that had spotted them, and Colin grabbed her around the waist again.
      When she opened her eyes, she saw an endless indigo night around them, and below her, the ground was cracked hard. The heat hit her with a furnace blast, and when she looked up, there were more stars in the deep sky than she had ever seen before.
    “Don't get comfortable, but you wanted to see it.”
    “This is Death Valley?” she cried, staring around, and in the next moment, his arm was around her again, and they were gone.
    This time they appeared in the penthouse that she had commandeered. Colin dropped to the couch with a deep breath. She settled into his lap as if she had been doing it for years.

CHAPTER TEN

    “THAT WAS AMAZING,” Selene breathed, and to his delight, her eyes shone like new gold coins. “I can't believe you can do that!”
    “Believe me when I say that I couldn't believe it either at first,” he said with a chuckle. “Imagine me as a lanky kid who suddenly found himself half a county away with no pants at all, and you have a close idea of what that was like.”
    Selene laughed in surprise at his story, and he found himself wishing she would never stop. She had a soft and husky laugh, and some part of him warmed to it in a way that he had warmed to nothing else in the past few decades.
    “You poor thing,” she said with a soft teasing smile. “Who knew that that lanky pantsless kid would be so powerful? I can't believe that you can actually talk after all of that.”
    “Frankly I'm surprised too,” he admitted.
    A silence fell over them. He continued tentatively.
    “You should be exhausted as well, but you're not. We're helping each other.”
    Selene made a noise of disbelief, but when she made to stand, he took her hand gently in his and kept her in his lap.
    “You can feel it too, can't you?” he asked softly. “You know that we're making each other stronger. It's something that witches and warlocks can do for one another.”
    “That's an old wives tale.”
    “Well, you'd be surprised how often the old wives are right. We're connected, Selene, we're–”
    Her lips came down over his, stopping his words. Though he knew that he shouldn't let her distract him, the kiss was one he had been aching for what felt like his whole life.  
    Colin closed his eyes and drank in the passion that poured from her.

CHAPTER ELEVEN

    SELENE DIDN'T KNOW what she was doing.
    That's what she told herself, but if she were being more honest, she knew exactly what she was doing. She was kissing a man who felt like water in the desert. She was touching a man who left trails of fire along her bare skin.
    Outside the sky was lightening minute by minute, and she knew suddenly that she couldn't bear the light. The light meant that there was a new day dawning, a day when she had to decide once and for all what she was going to do about this troublesome man. A lifetime of hiding and dodging caught up with her. In that moment, she knew she did not want to be seen.  
    She broke the kiss, drawing a frustrated sound from Colin, but then she took him by the hand and led him to the bedroom. The drapes held out the

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