— Mini-excerpt from THE HUNT (Book 2 in the Project Paper Doll series), out on April 22, 2014! (via staceykade)
He was right. The sudden shock of metal against my skin made me gasp.
I started to shiver for real, then, and Zane stepped closer, looping his free arm around my shoulders in the front, a backwards sort of hug, while his other hand kept the magnet between us.
"Better?" he asked.
I could feel the rise and fall of his chest against me, the softness of his shirt on my skin, and, faintly, the solid and reassuring beat of his heart.
I wanted to cry, to turn around and bury my head against him. To cling to him, to crawl inside. Instead, I cleared my throat and said, “Yes.”