Monica has fought to keep Haden as her friend. Her girlfriends don’t approve of him. When he sings, it transports her to another world where Monica doesn’t have to think about her impending duties. She keeps him close to her heart and secretly craves to feel his sweet lips on hers.
Haden sings to forget his responsibilities. Whenever he gets together with Monica, his obligations fall away and he feels like a normal man. His band mates constantly remind him she isn’t good for him. Haden is already in an arranged marriage to a woman he’s never met. No matter how much he admits his feelings for Monica, in the end their relationship will only cause both of them heartache.
The time comes for Monica and Haden to follow their destinies. Little do they know, fate has something fiery up her sleeve for these two star crossed lovers. Fortune brings them together one last time. Only then will the depth of their feelings be realized.
“Is friendship all you feel for me?”
Monica bit her lip. She glanced away and then studied her hands. He noticed she wore a silver and amber ring. It glowed in the light and reminded him of dragon fire the longer he stared at it. The flames danced inside of the amber and in his heart for her. It didn’t matter what the others said. She was the one who he wanted to be with. To taste all of her and touch her soft skin.
“You know it’s not.” Her answer came out in the barest whisper. “But—”
“It’s complicated, Haden.”
“Because I’m on the road all the time? Because women are throwing themselves at me? Because I spend tons of time in the studio? If it were just you and me, I’d tell the girls no. I’d dedicate myself to you.”
Tears fell down her cheeks. She put up a hand to silence him. “No. It’s none of that. You and I are friends. That’s what our relationship has been. Just friends.”
“So you don’t want this.”
“I didn’t say that.”
“Then tell me what’s bothering you so much. If we both want this, then what’s the problem?” If she had hurdles, what was she going to think of his complications? His difficulties were that he was of a dissimilar species from her and from another realm. Maybe it was better if their complications kept them apart. “Forget I ever brought it up.”
She took his hand and kissed the inside of his palm. “Do you want to forget it?”