Kel and Casey conversation from Chapter 5:
“I had a moment there when you were making love to me,” she moistened her bottom lip, “when I could feel it in my bones, that I needed to be with you this way. That I needed to give you all of me, and in the end, I think I got way more than I ever gave up.”
“Jesus—is that why you let me act like a fucker, tearing into you like that?” He finally pulled out and ran his hands down his face and groaned in disgust. “You told me you don’t fuck like that. You didn’t want to hurt me, and I didn’t give you any other option.”
“What are you talking about?” She stretched and wore a sated, finished look.
Her skin was radiant and pink. Fuck it all. From this distance, he could still feel the warmth radiating off her.
What if . . . Oh shit! He wasn’t touching her anymore. What if the sting came back?
He settled both palms on her legs.
It was gone. For now . . . But how long would it last?
He swallowed the tears forming in the back of his throat and blinked away the ones forming in his eyes. “How am I supposed to feel when you were so good to me—I mean, you even had ice for me. Who does that? Who thinks of all of this shit so quick and on the fly?” He motioned with his head at the stuff she set out for him. He choked on a shaky breath.