Alpha Squad: Friends & Foes
EXCERPT:Felicity wasn't sure what woke her up. It wasn't a noise, but a sensation or a presence. She blinked a few times and stared at the ceiling. There it was again. A tug in her chest which told her she wasn't alone. It wasn't a bad feeling; it was reassuring and warm, like a cozy blanket to keep the cold out. A smile formed on her lips. It was Adam. Felicity got up and made her way through the living room straight to the front door. There he was. "Hi," she said, and opened the door wide. "I didn't disturb you, did I?" he asked. She shook her head. "You came just at the right time." Felicity stepped aside and watched him enter. There was something different about him now. He was a mess of feelings and thoughts, making it hard for Felicity to focus on any one of them. "What's going on?" she asked. How did you know where I live? Of course, she didn't mind him turning up here, but that didn't make her less curious. Adam turned and fiddled with his vest, retrieving a familiar looking notepad and holding it up in her direction. "I got this off the detective," Adam said in a matter-of-fact tone. Felicity took the notepad and studied it carefully. A rare glimpse into the inner workings of the mind of her main enemy on the police force. "You stole this?" she said. She wasn't even sure she wanted to know the exact circumstances under which he obtained it. Adam shrugged. "Borrowed it. I was hoping to get insight into the police investigation. They're not exactly telling us anything." Felicity frowned. "No? I thought Alpha Squad was collaborating with the police." "Yeah, we thought so too. It's a rather one-sided affair." If that was the case, then why was he here sharing the detective's notes with her and not with his team mates…? There's something you're not telling me. Adam pressed his lips together. I'm sorry. Felicity stepped up to him and rested her hand on his arm. What is it? "I'm off the team. At least for now. The major wants to avoid any appearance of impropriety." Felicity sank down onto the sofa, her hands tightening around the notepad. Now what? Adam sat down next to her and took her hand. A jolt of electricity passed from his skin into hers; at least that was the nearest description to how it felt. I'm so sorry. But no matter what, we'll figure things out together. Felicity closed her eyes and tried to think. But all that achieved was to flood her mind with imagery of their kiss in the woods. How did shifter couples achieve anything at all, when the intense attraction between them overwhelmed everything else, even rational thought? "It'll be okay, right?" Felicity mumbled. "I know it will." Adam wrapped his arm around her and held her close. She could hear his heartbeat so clearly. How it had sped up the moment they touched and continued to hammer away at a feverish pace now that she was safely tucked in his embrace. Perhaps this was the right thing to do. Perhaps they owed it to themselves as well as each other to blow off some steam, so that they could dive into the investigation with renewed vigor and focus. That was her justification to satisfy her mind anyway. Her heart and body didn't care to rationalize; they just wanted to act. Adam sensed the change in her; of course he did. Such was their connection. He scooped her up off the couch and carried her through the short hallway into the bedroom. It was a mess; the bed wasn't made and laundry was piled up on the chair that stood by the wardrobe. Felicity might have felt awkward about the state of the room with anyone else, but not with Adam. He hadn't even noticed it. His eyes were fixed on hers.
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Lorelei Moone is an up-and-coming author of paranormal romance based in London. A lover of all things sweet, and caffeinated, when she’s not writing about sexy bear shifters and their strong-willed curvaceous love interests, Lorelei can be found baking cookies or cakes for her family. Website • Facebook • Twitter •
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