Jessica wants to be with Jonathan . . . forever.
Jessica Wakefield has finally gotten Jonathan Cain to admit that he loves her. Then she finds out the shocking truth about him. Is Jessica willing to give up her life to keep Jonathan's love?
Elizabeth Wakefield has made a terrifying discovery! Jonathan Cain's past is more horrible, more twisted, than she'd ever imagined. And Jessica is under his spell. Now Elizabeth must save her twin from a fate worse than death. But is Elizabeth strong enough to stop a creature of the night?
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Jessica crossed her arms and glared impatiently at Jonathan. She'd been sitting on the dilapidated couch in his living room since she'd arrived, waiting for him to stop poking at the fire he'd built in the fireplace. "Maybe I should have stayed at Amy's house," she complained.
Jonathan glanced at her over his shoulder, his expression masked. "I agree."
Jessica's eyes filled with tears. "A few hours ago, I thought you really cared. I guess I was wrong." She took a deep, shaky breath and rose to her feet. "I'm leaving."
"No!" Jonathan shouted. In the span of a heartbeat, he was by her side, pulling her into his arms. "Jessica, I love you so much, it hurts."
She held him close, pressing her hands against his lean back. "Then why do you keep pushing me away?" she cried. Jonathan moaned as if he were in pain. "I push you away because I love you."
"That doesn't make sense!" she snapped. Jonathan touched her lips with his finger, stilling her protests. "Maybe you're right," he replied. He traced a line over her chin, down her neck. A strange fire burned in his eyes, hotter than the one in the hearth. He combed his fingers through her hair and pushed it back from her face. "I do love you, Jessica," he said, lowering his lips to hers. As the kiss went on and on, Jessica felt herself being pulled into a hot whirlpool of sensations. She couldn't think straight, and her heart felt as if it were about to explode. Jonathan raised his head and looked into her eyes, capturing her with the intensity of his gaze. "I'm going to show you something wonderful," he promised. Jessica swallowed hard, suddenly terrified of his power over her. She finally understoodwith gut-certainty that, whether she wanted to or not, she would never be able to escape Jonathan.
"It's OK, my love," he murmured soothingly, as if he'd read her thoughts. Jessica trembled as he kissed her again. Closing her eyes, she drifted into a pool of sweet bliss. Her fears melted away like warm honey.His lips blazed a hot trail of kisses down her neck, nipping at her heated skin. "You belong to me, Jessica," he murmured, his voice thick with passion. "For these few moments, you will be mine." Jessica tilted her head in response, welcoming him. "Oh, yes," she murmured, her heart throbbing. "I want to belong to you forever, Jonathan." Her mind began spinning and a sense of weightlessness came over her. She felt as if she were floating, fluttering on a breeze like a feather. A gust of cool wind whipped through her hair, taking her breath away. She was afraid, but incredibly excited.
"Open your eyes," she heard Jonathan say. Jessica immediately obeyed. At first she saw nothing, as though she were soaring through a sea of blackness. The air smelled sweet and fresh, heavy with the salty scent of the ocean. As Jessica's eyes began to focus, she gasped. A million tiny lights sparkled below her. "Jonathan, what's happening?" she shrieked. She turned to him, and for a moment she found herself looking into the jet black eyes of a raven.Jessica opened her mouth to scream, but then the bird's eyes turned blue and she was looking into Jonathan's face.
"Don't be afraid," he whispered.