A Diamond in the Dark – Excerpt

God, he felt good. His touch was magic. Once he had pulled her into his arms, she forgot about being angry at him. He smelt so good. Sweat, cattle, and sandalwood…the scents filled her mind with not only images of him covering her, marking her in that delicious fragrance, but also of home.

And he'd called her baby! The effect it had on her was at odds with Luke's use of the same endearment. Luke's always felt brotherly. Seeing as how Axton hadn't called her anything but her name since she was about sixteen, the word baby felt like a passionate kiss.