Anaiah Press proudly presents BOUND BY BLOOD by Scott Springer, an inspirational romantic suspense novel now available!
She pushed her back against the side of the doorway and strengthened her resolve for independence. “Sure, Rick. Thanks for stopping by.”
Still in the doorway, she instinctively reached up and placed her fingertips on Rick’s bicep as he brushed by her on his way out. She was taken aback by how solid he felt. His closeness made her nerves hum.
Her words shot out quickly. “Sorry we got off on the wrong foot.” Her eyes searched his, holding his gaze for only an instant, but it was a moment she might relive over and over because of the intensity, the spontaneity, and because of how it made her feel more alive than she had ever felt before.
She could hold the gaze no longer than she could hold a burning match.
Rick visibly caught his breath and Julia dropped her hand from his arm and stepped back. Her senses were alive and when he turned to her, she held her hands at waist height with palms down. He took them in his own and her stomach rose into her chest like a helium filled balloon. She dared not look at him while she felt this way. A cold shiver made her nerves tingle. She needed to pull away, but her body stood motionless. She wasn’t breathing and began to feel lightheaded, but then the front door opened and broke the moment. Rick let go of Julia’s hands and she turned to face where the man stood backlit in the doorframe. He was lean and had a gym bag slung over one shoulder.
The man closed the door behind him, cutting out the sunlight and the features of his face emerged. Kirk had returned. Julia looked up to Rick, her eyes beseeching him for what? She didn’t even know. Understanding? Sympathy? Or help?
About the Author:
Scott Springer spent his youth playing pretend and dreaming of being a writer. As an adult he worked as a carpenter before becoming a software developer. Having produced much, his two children remain his proudest accomplishment. His wife led him to the Lord, and he’s glad that she did.