Anael took a step back. “You’re only here because someone like Lucifer is giving you a tough time. I know you don’t want to be with me. I won’t have you forced into a mating you neither need nor want.”
“Are you sure about the forced side of things?” Zagan closed the gap between them, placing Anael’s hand on his chest. “You’re the angel of love and passion. What do you see in me when I look at you?”
Ever so slowly, Anael raised his head and Zagan was caught in pain-washed bright blue eyes. Hating that he was at least partially responsible for the sweet angel’s distress, Zagan steeled himself to hold his mate’s probing gaze. He wasn’t sure how Anael’s power worked, but he hoped his angel could see enough in him to know his heart.
“You really want me,” Anael said after a long moment. “More than lust, I mean. You’ve really thought about this; about being with me.” Anael gasped and a sweet smile brightened his lovely face. Zagan finally understood what Raziel meant about Anael’s power. It was like the sun coming out and all at once he wanted to be a better person. Given he was demon born, it was quite a switch. But he couldn’t deny it.
“It took me a while to realize who was missing from my life,” Zagan admitted quietly. “I was also selfish enough that I didn’t realize I was causing you so much pain. Can you forgive me?”
“Angels are good at doing that. Just don’t leave me again.” Flinging his arms around his torso, Anael pressed close and Zagan shivered as a tingle of electricity zapped from his balls to his toes. Feeling as though he could take on the world, he held his angel close and for the first time in his very long existence, appreciated the beauty of simply holding someone in his arms.
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Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips. When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.
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