About the Book
For Keiran Saysin, protecting the fairy population from humans is more than a job. It is passion and his duty to the realm. Since Eero’s revolution failed—and the discovery of fairy power lying dormant in some of the human population, that job hasn’t been easy. Now that his sister and her husband are welcoming a set of twins, old enemies have come out of hiding, hoping the children will a serve as a key to reclaiming what has been stripped from them.
Enter Annie Valentine, the genetic researcher Daniel’s mother has employed. Keiran knows the smart thing to do is cast a spell and push the human away, but something about the way she stands toe to toe and eye to eye has him forgetting that getting involved with a human could cost him everything he values, including his power.
He stopped in front of her and fell back to his Protector training. Straightening his posture and squaring his shoulders, he aimed for a position of authority. “So, you’re the doctor?”
She offered him her hand. “No. Tara misled you. I graduated from medical school but never completed my internship. My name is Annie Valentine. My mom is a friend of Daniel’s.”
Chalk up another point in the plus column for honesty. He knew shaking her hand was the polite thing to do but still hesitated. Leal and other researchers believed it was the call of power that caused most humans to go googly-eyed over fairies. Touch made that attraction worse. Keiran didn’t care what the caused the phenomenon, the last thing he needed tonight was a woman who couldn’t control her lust for him, even if she was the prettiest human he’d ever…
Slow down! He chastised himself and pushed forward, completing the customary greeting. “I’m Keiran, Monique’s brother. I appreciate that Tara invited you, but this is a family affair.”
“Yeah, we always have a slew of armed guards at our family gatherings.”
This was the reason he’d argued against allowing Tara to be at the births. She still didn’t understand the threat her ex-husband and his brother posed—even after the events of the last two years. Now, she’d involved another human in the mess.
How was Keiran supposed to explain their twisted family dynamics to Annie?
Monique’s cries had filled the air again. Apparently, the second baby had moved into position.
Annoyance twisted his gut into a knot. Monique wanted him by her side during the births. Tara’s selfish interference had torn him away from Monique and into his professional duty. “The guards aren’t armed.”
Not in any way she’d recognize.
Fairies had little use for weapons as humans knew them. In most cases, their powers were enough to protect themselves and those they were in charge of. “This should be a joyous event, but it puts Daniel and Monique in a very vulnerable position. And with Daniel’s family…”
How much did she know about all of that? What had Tara told those closest to her about her husband of nearly thirty years running off?
Annie’s flushed cheeks flashed like a traffic light against her pale skin. “That was rude and none of my business.”
Smart Girl. If only he believed she’d keep her nose out of it just because that was good etiquette.
About the Author
Constance Phillips lives in Ohio with her husband, daughter, and four canine kids where she writes contemporary romance novels and paranormal romance novels.
When not writing stories of finding and rediscovering love, Constance and her husband spend the hours planning a cross-country motorcycle trip for the not-so-distant future…if they can find a sidecar big enough for the pups.