#TuesdayTeaser: Book 4 – A Knight Like No Other
Welcome back to another edition of Tuesday Teaser! Today a peek at the fourth book in the Realm of Honor series, A Knight Like No Other. Hope you enjoy!
He had never expected the lady to bring them to his fight though he was grateful and owed her a debt of thanks. He paused at the entrance to the palace and then spotted her at last on the other end of the rope bridge. She gave out orders to her men to clean up the mess they’d left behind and they scurried to do her bidding. When she saw him, she flushed with happiness and immediately forgot her duties.
Desire surged through his veins with her approach. She hurried her steps faster and faster the closer she got. He dropped his bow and held his arms out and they collided, falling together and kissing as though they hadn’t seen each other in eons.
“I’m so glad you’re all right,” Talaiel whispered against his lips before kissing him again. “I worried.”
“That’s why you came.” His fingers tangled in her coppery hair, pushing through the silken strands with ease. “How did you convince the council?”
“I didn’t ask them.” She giggled, the sound bubbling up her throat. It was like a symphony to his ears. “I came because I love you. I’ve always loved you.”
The words made his heart squeeze. He pulled away from her, cradling her beautiful face in his hands and gazing down into those gorgeous silvery eyes. “Ah, Talaiel. A man could not ask for sweeter words. I intend to marry you if you’ll have me.”
“Do you now? Does that mean you love me too?”
“Aye, it does. I burn for you with a flaming desire that cannot be extinguished.”
The tips of her ears turned pink as her face flushed a gorgeous pink. “It isn’t possible.”
“It is possible,” he affirmed. “I intended to come back for you. I want you.”
“I thought you said you never could because of your duties to your realm.”
He couldn’t help but to continue to kiss her as she spoke, tracing the edge of her jaw, her cheekbone and nibbling her earlobe.
“Duties be hanged,” he said, his breath fanning her skin. Her sweet skin tasted like honeywine on a warm summer’s night. “I’ll not live another moment without you.”
“But…I cannot abandon my realm.” Her breath hitched when he tasted the soft skin behind her ear with the tip of his tongue.
“You won’t. Nor will I. We’ll think of something, my love. That I can promise you. What is your answer?”
Her fingers dug into his shoulders. “My answer?”
“Will you have me?”
“Oh, aye, I’ll have you. And, Eldrin, if you continue kissing me this way I must ask you to take me away from this public place at once.” Her breath shuddered out of her as she clutched him, pulling her to him.
“That can be arranged, my lady.”
He took her by the hand and led her to his chamber. As soon as they were behind the closed door, he barred it. He wanted no interruptions. He wanted to have her to seal their promise to each other.