Alice’s life is falling apart. Her boyfriend cheated on her, she lost her job, and she managed to get herself lost on an ill-fated hiking trip. When she passes out in a small clearing in the woods she never imagined she would wake up in a new world; a world with beautiful people, amazing sights, and a sexy Fae stranger.
Wren is not accustomed to wanting. He has everything he needs: good friends, good food, good sex. And he has had it for decades. He’s forgotten what it is to want something, to need something beyond reason. He had forgotten, but when he meets Alice, the feeling creeps back in. He wants Alice and he can’t have her. And it hurts.
Can people from two different worlds figure out a way to be together, or will they be forced to live apart?
“It’s time, love.”
Alice nodded and stepped away from his touch. She placed one foot, then the next inside the circle, and stood to face him. He watched her with shadowed eyes as she brought the vial to her lips. The glass was cool to her inflamed flesh.
“Alice, wait.” The words burst from his mouth as though he couldn’t hold them back.
“I would give it all up for you.”
She nearly choked, nearly ran from the circle, and flung her arms around him. Her heart clamored inside her chest. Her lungs squeezed tight, suffocating her. Wren waited, beautiful in the sunlight, the same bronzed man she met in the woods weeks ago. He belonged here with flowers in his hair. She couldn’t take him from this place.
“I would never ask you to.” She brought the vial to her lips and drank down the liquid in one swallow. The last thing she saw was Wren on his knees in the grass in front of her, his head bowed to the earth.
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Melissa McTernan writes paranormal, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is the author of two paranormal romance novellas Missing Maren and Through the Fairy Ring, and a contemporary holiday romance, Secret Family Recipes for Love and Butter Cookies. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely reading or wrangling her kids as a stay-at-home mom. She lives in upstate New York with her husband, kids, cats, puppy and full bookshelves. She writes romance to keep her sanity.
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