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Here's my story. Enjoy!
The door swung open and I rolled onto the gravel road. My demon hunter training allowed me to find my feet fast, but Soren was quicker. He leapt off the roof of the car and knocked me down.
I kicked with my legs and used the momentum to flip him over my head. He grunted with surprise, landing hard near the ditch.
I readied myself and willed my hands not to shake.
Soren crooked a finger and smiled, slow and sexy. “Drop the sword. You don't want to kill me.”
I hated how he could make me weak in the knees with just one smile. “But I really do.”
“How does that old saying go: she doth protest too much?” He chuckled and dared take a step forward. “Put down the blade, love. Talk to me.”
“Don't call me that!” I heard myself shriek. Taking in a deep calming breath, I could still smell his scent upon me. I shook my head. “No. I can't.”
I charged and was thrown back inside of the car. The gorgeous demon plucked my sword from my sweaty hands and climbed in with me. The door swung shut.