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Belle doesn’t even know that shifters exist. On a plane to Paris she meets Alpha Grayson, who claims she belongs to him. The possessive alpha marks Belle and takes her to his suite where she tries desperately to fight off the passion building inside her. Will Belle be persuaded by her desires, or can she hold her own?
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Beautiful Belle and Alpha Grayson
I heard a loud, annoyed groan behind me as I ran down the hallway. I assumed the sound came from Grayson.
At the end of the hall, I came to a staircase and rushed down it, bracing onto the wall to keep myself from falling because of my shaky legs.
When I reached the bottom, I expected to find another floor of hotel rooms but was surprised when I found an entire kitchen and living room. This hotel room was two floors? What kind of hotel was this?
I frantically looked around for anything that could help me.
“Luna? What are you doing? Where’s the Alpha?” someone asked.
There was a man at the kitchen counter. He was holding a cup of coffee and looking at me as if I were insane.
I recognized him! He had been on the plane! He was the one who told me to kiss Grayson!
“Oh, thank God!” I yelled running over to him.
“You–” The room suddenly began to spin and the throbbing from the bite on my neck burned painfully. I shook my head to clear my muggy thoughts.
“Help me! That man kidnapped me! I need to call 911!”
He stood and approached me slowly as if I were a wild animal that would run away if he made any sudden movements. “Hey, hey. You’re okay. He didn’t kidnap–”
His voice stopped and his eyes suddenly turned a gray color. He stared off into space almost as if he were in a trance. I backed away from him, startled.
“Yes. Yes, she is,” he said.
“What?” I asked. Was he talking to me?
He didn’t pay any attention to me. He just kept staring at nothing.
“Of course, Alpha,” he said. His eyes went back to normal, and he looked back at me. “I’m sorry, but you can’t leave.”
Okay, so he was crazy too. Noted.
I turned around and looked around the room for a way out. There was a door by the kitchen. I tried to make my way over to it but was stumbling over my feet. I braced myself on the wall next to me.
The burn from the bite on my neck was traveling down my body, in slow, torturous flames. My stomach churned as I felt ill.
It felt like I was going to vxxxt.
What the hell was happening? Was this what Grayson had been talking about when he said I would start feeling sick?
I tried to push through the pain, still trying to make my way to the door. But the world was spinning too fast and my knees were feeling too weak and I fell to the ground.
“Luna!” someone shouted.
Tears were running down my face as the fire was too much for me to handle. I screamed.
“Make it stop!” I shouted. “Make it stop!”
“I’m sorry, Luna! The Alpha will be here soon!” The man next to me said. He touched my shoulder, but it only seemed to add to the fire in my body.
I shoved his hand away from me yelling, “Don’t touch me!” I sobbed, folding in on myself.
“Alpha, please hurry!” the man shouted.
Through my sobs, I could hear quick footsteps entering the room. “Belle!” Grayson shouted.
Just his voice made the fire die down a bit, and I reached for him, wanting the pain to go away. He sprinted towards me. He was wearing sweatpants now instead of just boxers and it disappointed me.
I wanted as much of his bare skin revealed so I could have as much skin to skin contact as I could get. At least he was still shirtless.
Once, he reached me, he immediately scooped me up in his arms.
I wrapped myself around him like a sloth to a tree, making it so as much of me was touching him as possible.
I had my legs on either side of him, wrapping my arms tightly around his neck. Thankfully, the fire died down as I sobbed into his neck. The pain was still unbearable.
“Shh…” Grayson said. “I know, baby, I know.”
“Please make it stop,” I begged.
Grayson’s mouth suddenly latched onto my bite mark and sucked on it, running his tongue over it.
I moaned loudly. Not only did it feel amazing, but it also made all of my pain go away.
My body was left shaking from the trauma and clinging onto Grayson for dear life as his skillful mouth kept working at my neck.
I thought that when the pain went away, he would stop kissing me but he didn’t. He just kept going, moving up my neck to my jaw until he finally reached my mouth.
His lips felt like silk against mine.
The kiss was sweet and slow, speaking volumes. It was passionate. I had kissed no one like this. I had never felt like this before.
Grayson removed my lips from his and placed his forehead against mine. Both of us were breathing deeply. He pecked my lips one more time.
“I’m so sorry,” he whispered. He rubbed his nose against mine.
I looked deep into his eyes.
“I didn’t realize that our bond was so strong. I thought I would just let you walk around for a bit, get more comfortable, and then come get you. I didn’t know your pain would be that bad. I’m so sorry.”
He kissed me again. “I never want you to be in pain.”
“It happened because I was away from you?” I asked.
He nodded and put his head into my hair, breathing in deeply. We stayed like that for a while, just holding each other, my body still calming down.
I had given up trying to understand anything that was going on.
I was mentally exhausted, not able to process any of the information being thrown my way.
The most confusing part of all of this was how attracted I was to Grayson. I had seen him strangle that man on the plane; I was aware of the fact that he had kidnapped me; I knew how touchy he was.
But despite all of this, I couldn’t bring myself to be mad at him or afraid of him. In fact, I wanted to be closer to him. I wanted to keep touching him and talking to him and getting to know him.
There had to be something wrong with me. Why couldn’t I stay away from him?
Grayson’s hands moved to grip my waist as he moved them up and down. He moved back to look at me.
“Will you come back to the dxxn bed now?”
I knew I should say no. But I just didn’t want to. It was as simple as that. I didn’t want to say no.
So I said yes.
Grayson smiled and kissed my lips once more. He moved his hands under my butt and stood up, me still in his arms.
God, he was strong.
“You can put me down,” I said, watching him walk to the room we were originally in. “I can walk.”
He leaned down so his mouth was touching my ear. “I don’t care.”
He entered the room and gently set me down in the middle of the bed. I frowned when he stopped touching me but said nothing. He stood back and took off his sweatpants.
I watched his muscles ripple with his movement.
I swallowed. “What are you doing?”
He smirked. “I don’t want to get hot while we’re sleeping.”
He slowly made his way towards me, making intense eye contact. He put his hands on my shoulders and pushed me onto my back.
He crawled on top of me.
“You smell far too good for your own good,” he said, running his nose up and down my neck.
I couldn’t respond. I was too overwhelmed. He left a quick kiss on my lips and then looked at me.
“Let’s go to sleep, hmm?”
He lay down next to me so he was facing me and put his hand on my waist. His eyes searched my face.
“You’re so beautiful.”
I looked away from him, not knowing how to respond. I felt his hand move under my shirt and up my back where he started messing with the clasp of my bra.
I immediately grabbed his arm and looked at him.
“What are you doing?”
“Shh…” he said and unclasped my bra. “It can’t be comfortable.”
Never taking his eyes from mine, he led my arms into my shirt through the sleeves. He wanted me to take off my bra.
I slid my arms through the straps of my bra so they were no longer around my arms.
Grayson slowly reached under my shirt and grabbed my bra, pulling it out and tossing it onto the floor.
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He watched me slip my arms back through the sleeves and pull my shirt down.
“See, that’s better,” he said. And then he turned my body so I was facing away from him.
He tugged me back to his chest and spooned me, wrapping his arm around my waist. His hand rubbed my stomach.
“Slow your heart rate, Belle. It’s going a mile a minute. Take some deep breaths.”
He was right. My nerves were going through the roof. I tried breathing in deeply.
“There we go.” Grayson kissed the back of my neck. “That’s my girl.”
I couldn’t believe how exhausted I was. I felt like all I had done for the past day was sleep, and yet, I still felt myself slowly drifting asleep.
I had no idea how long I had been asleep for the next time I woke up. All I knew was that I was burning up. I was unbelievably hot.
Still half asleep, I threw the blanket off of me and squirmed. It did nothing.
Grayson’s body wrapped around me wasn’t helping either. I moved my legs around, trying to get more comfortable.
The leggings on my legs felt like they were on fire. Who knew leggings could be so hot?
Grayson shifted behind me and then I felt his hand reach into my leggings and tug them down.
My eyes still half hooded, I put my hand over his and mumbled something incoherent trying to ask what he was doing.
“Just take them off, baby. I promise I won’t look. You’re burning up.”
I was really hot and still really exhausted. All I wanted to do was nuzzle back into Grayson’s chest and go back to sleep.
I nodded my head.
I felt Grayson sit up and sit above me so that his knees were on either side of me.
He hooked his thumbs into the sides of my leggings and tugged them down. I wiggled around so he could move them over my butt.
When they were finally off, Grayson threw them onto the floor.
I was so relieved when the cool air hit my legs. He lay back down next to me and brought me to his chest. I hooked a leg around him and nuzzled my face into his neck.
Grayson let out an appreciative rumble. His hand moved under my shirt and on to the small of my back.
The last thing I thought before I fell back asleep was I think he lied when he said he wouldn’t look.
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