|(Hellfire series)Are you truly all alone? Have you no one to protect you?|
Charles read the answer in her face. Looking into her eyes, he was conscious of an overwhelming desire to hold her close and tell her that he would care for her as long as they both lived.
No other woman had ever made him feel quitelike this: his stomach clenching with a fierce desire that shocked him by its intensity. And yet it was more than desire - a feeling he had never experienced before that he dod not yet understand. He reached out, touching her cheek with one finger.