Little Red Riding Hood was not what she expected. She was not a little girl at all, but a full grown woman with all the curves come with it. The riding hood she wore was a vibrant satin that fell against the shiny black coat of her horse. It came up to hide her face, which was slanted down at them. She rode alone, even in such a scary and dangerous place.
Lily didn't want to admit, even in her own mind that the woman intimidated her. It wasn't just the secretive cloak or the armed men, it was the bearing she had. A kind of confidence that normal women couldn't pull off. That was what made Lily continue to peek at her from beneath her lowered lids.
"How long were you following us?" Theno asked, who was walking beside them because he was not built to ride a horse. His long stride was able to keep up without trouble.
"You managed to leave the village before me but I caught up with you inside the forest. I thought it best if you didn't know about my presence." Her voice was soft and rich, like the purring of a cat. Lily did not like the sound of it speaking to him. It sounded like seduction to the ears. Theno looked uncomfortable with the familiar way she was talking to him.
"We left early and we were able to travel quickly. We do appreciate your help though."
Lily noticed how many times he used the word we. It made her stomach flutter every time she heard it. The threat of jealousy started to fade the more times it was used.
"Why did you decide to follow us?" Lily had finally found her own voice.
"After you left my shop I knew you would be heading in a dangerous direction. Something told me it would be a good idea to lend you a hand if you needed it.'
"You pointed us in this direction."
"So it was my responsibility to make sure you didn't get hurt."
It was a contradiction that she would do both. "Why?"
Red found her question funny and laughed. "It's good to be suspicious of a person's motives. I do have my own, if that's what you are asking."
Author: Emma Brady
Genre: Romance / Urban Fantasy
Lily Faye-Richardson thought her bad luck was ending when she and her sisters inherited her uncle’s house. Finding a green man chained in the basement changed that. Now she must trust this sexy troll to take her into a magical kingdom and rescue the only family she has.
Theno woke up with missing pieces to his memory but an angel saving him. When her sisters are kidnapped, he is willing to do anything to help her in return. The problem is, if he can’t remember who he is, how can he trust himself not to hurt her?
Together, the two of them will go to the land of Tammara to bring back the other Faye girls. They will have to face an Evil Queen, who wants to find the door and cross over into the human world. There is also the matter of an intense sexual attraction between them and the need for Theno to discover his identity. Does a troll get to have a happy ending?
Emma graduated with both an English degree and a library sciences degree. She has always been an avid reader of romance, since she first fell in love with Wuthering Heights. After college she decided she didn’t want to just read books and started writing them. She has already started in both urban fantasy and historical romance, but doesn’t rule out other projects in the future. Living in Kansas with her tiny lapdog and a couple rambunctious nephews, she spends most of her time reading, writing and enjoying a good cup of coffee.
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