in a shaky breath, wondering when it had gotten so damn hot in here, she
nodded. “I never thought two guys were hot together until I saw Alder and
Malakai on stage.”
lips thinned. “Yeah, I like watching that a whole lot less.”
hand still on her neck. “You’re jealous of Malakai? That’s fucking new.”
not a big deal. I get why you put on the whole homoerotic show on stage. For
how ‘straight’ metal is, the fans have always gotten off on the man on man
thing.” Jesse folded his arms over his chest. “If I didn’t care about you so
much, I would have seduced you a long time ago. But I have a bad history with
relationships. I don’t go for the guy I might have a nice, stable future with.
I go for the one that’s so screwed up, there’s no fucking hope of it ending
reached out, putting her hand on his tightly crossed arms. “Do you know why?”
a face, shaking his head. Then released a shallow laugh. “Actually, maybe I do.
I spent the first few years of my adult life angry and alone because my parents
kicked me out. I was broken and no one could be bothered with me. I guess I
look for broken and want to fix it. Works out real well for me.”
would explain what he’d seen in Brave. But she really didn’t want him thinking
about Brave right now.
his fingers up the side of her neck, Alder chuckled. “I guess it’s good to know
you don’t consider me broken.”
might be when I’m done with you.”
was no doubting the fear underlying Jesse’s warning. Danica studied his face,
hoping she’d find a clue as to what to do next. The longing in his eyes told
her he wanted this. But if he didn’t have to fight for what he wanted, he
didn’t seem to know how to take it.
traced her fingers up the center of his chest, the edge of her lip quirking up.
“You can’t break him, Jesse. I won’t let you.”
think you can stop me?” Jesse’s eyes closed as she brought her fingers to his
neck, stroking him much like Alder was stroking her. “I don’t mean it to sound
like a threat.”
track record fucking sucks. I don’t know how long this will last, but—”
you really need to relax. I’m pretty sure Alder’s not expecting you to
propose.” She brought her other hand up to his arms to tug them apart. “Don’t
overthink this. Is the idea of kissing me so scary?”
uncertainty in Jesse’s eyes disappeared, replaced by pure masculine confidence.
Relationships might not be his thing, but he had no doubt about his other
abilities. His whole stance shifted, and goosebumps spread over every inch of
her as he moved forward, trapping her between his body and Alder’s.
wasn’t a little scary, it wouldn’t be worth doing.” He tucked a strand of hair
behind her ear, so close she could feel his breath on her lips. “Are you
shivered. Were they really doing this? So much of her time had been spent
running different scenarios over and over in her head. Some where her and Jesse
shared Alder. Others where she was forced to walk away so she didn’t come
she’d never let herself fantasize about how being between them could be one of
the hottest experiences of her life. One that might change absolutely
everything she’d thought she wanted.
only for Alder.
caught her chin between his thumb and his bent forefinger, flicking his tongue
over her bottom lip. “Good.”
Backlash (Winter’s Wrath #1) Playlist
This song is mentioned near the end of the book, and I actually CAN’T STAND IT!!! lol
But our boys from Winter’s Wrath and crew like Steel Panther, so it was fitting.
Warning if you do listen to the song. You’ll either be grossed out or want to try it. 😉