Protector – Bella Love-Wins


“We’ve got to stop meeting like this, darlin’,” he croons, looming over me at a time that I should be focused on getting my shot.

“I’d say it’s pretty easy to make that happen.”

“Yeah? How?”

“You could start by getting back in your car and driving away as though you never saw me.”

“I was just thinking that I’d like to do something else entirely,” he says.

Stepping closer, he raises his eyebrows, and the red hues of the remaining sunlight start to cast shadows across his perfectly straight nose and sharp jaw. Dammit, why does he have to be so distractingly gorgeous? And why does he smell like he just slaved away at a barbecue? And hell, why am I picturing him without a shirt? Good lord, I need to get a grip. Taking a step backward causes my upper back to hit the tailgate of my truck. He smiles, as though he has me here he wants me—cornered, boxed in, and semi-paralyzed by his charming smile.

“You should go,” I squeak.

“I stopped to see if you needed help.”

“I don’t.”

“You’re not stranded here?”

“I’m not, so please don’t expect me to give you a medal for having a hero complex. You’re not my white knight. I don’t need anything from you, Reid.”

“Are you sure about that?” He stretches his hands out on each side of me and grips the tailgate. Now I’m really boxed in.

Swallowing the massive lump in my throat, I crane my neck to look up at his face. “Positive,” I say in as firm a tone as I can manage. “Please just go. All I want to do is take a picture and be on my way.”

“Fine, but I think I’ll wait for you to leave first.”


“In case you change your mind. Or if you need my help.”

“Like hell I will,” I mutter under my breath as he turns to go back to his SUV, but it must be loud enough for him to hear. And he does, because he looks back at me with an ever-broadening smile, as though I’ve just given him a challenge.

Reid stops short, pivots around and returns to face me. This time, he comes in close. Too close. He’s inches from me, with a devilish gleam in his eyes as he leans toward me, giving me another dizzying whiff of his aftershave that smells like citrus and woods, and smoky barbecue. Christ, if he stays here for another second, I’ll end up doing something I regret for a long time.

Then he steps even closer, causing my knees to weaken. My breathing becomes even more shallow. I’m frozen in one spot, my core spreading heat and need through me as his large, calloused hand slides up my arm, glides over my shoulder, and comes to rest at the nape of my neck. My eyes drift closed. Reid’s lips brush against mine for a split second before I find my strength and push his smoldering hot chest away.

“Don’t ever try that again,” I bark. “Why the hell did you do that?”

It’s a dumb question, like asking why birds fly. He’s a dog. But the truth is I shouldn’t blame him. I’m the one who stood there long enough to let him kiss me.

“Because you wanted me to,” he answers.

“You dated my sister. Don’t you see how wrong that kiss was?”

“It felt right to me, and I’m sure if we didn’t stop, it would have felt even more right.”

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