Betrayal is all he’s ever known, but in her, he’ll find a
love strong enough to be trusted
When Marcella Raines’ twin brother dies, she honors his
request to be buried at sea, never expecting the violent
storm that swamps her boat. Though she’s gravely injured—and
still emotionally damaged from her recent divorce—Ella
fights to survive.
Zephyros Martius is the Supreme God of the West Wind and
Spring, but being the strongest Anemoi hasn’t protected him
from betrayal and loss. Worse, he’s sure his brother Eurus
is behind it. When Zeph’s heartbreak whips up a storm that
shipwrecks a human, his guilt forces him to save her.
Ella is drawn to the vulnerability Zeph hides beneath his
otherworldly masculinity and ancient blue eyes. And her
honesty, empathy, and unique, calming influence leave Zeph
everything. When Eurus threatens Ella, she and
struggle to let go of the past, defend their future, and
embrace what they most want—a love that can be trusted.
"Ella," he groaned and traced the shell of her ear with
his tongue. "What do you want? This time, you tell me. I
don't want to make any mistakes here, and I"—he
swallowed thickly—"I can't...I have to..."
She whimpered. Heart, body and mind aligned, she didn't
need to think about it. "In me. Need you in me."
His weight disappeared. Then so did she. For a
split–second, her physical self seemed to vanish. And
then they were on the bed in her room.
Dazed and awed, she laughed. "What just happened?"
Heavy–lidded eyes traced over her face. "I don't
have the patience to act human right now."
"Mmm, I kinda like the sound of that."
"Gods, woman, you are driving me crazy." He sat up,
straddling her thighs, and helped her remove her shirt.
That flaring light returned in his gaze, and she swore she
could feel it drag over her breasts. She bared them to his
observation, and he caressed them with light fingertips
that made her shiver. "Such exquisite perfection."
Her breaths coming in faster, shallower draws, she
grabbed the hem of his damp shirt. "So, you can move us
with your mind, but can't remove our clothes? Not an
all–powerful god, then?"
Biting the inside of her lip to restrain the threatening
smile, she looked up at him with what she hoped was
He blinked once and the cotton disappeared from her
fingers. "Are you questioning my godhood?"
Mouth gaping, Ella dragged her gaze down Zeph's
completely naked body. She couldn't restrain her huge
grin. "Not...um, not anymore."
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