Before Noah Excerpt
I’ve been in love with Noah Brennan for as long as I can remember. Every time he pushed me away, I wanted to cry. I wanted to scream and curse. But I’ve always sucked it up and moved forward.
When he kissed me, I damn near melted in my shoes.
When he shrugged it off after I confronted him about it, I tried to hide my hurt and failed.
When he showed up on my doorstep that same night, angry and possessed by lust, I accepted everything he offered and ignored everything he didn’t.
And now here we are.
Nerves have me rattled as I enter the precinct with Thea to see Kol and Noah. I don’t know why though. Noah’s note said he wants to tell Kol about us and that couldn’t make me happier. My brother’s, Kol & Arsen, mean everything to me and hiding this secret from them isn’t something I want to do.
In starting this relationship with Noah, I want clear air.
Stepping into the squad room, I immediately see Noah sitting as his desk. When he sees Thea run past him and straight to Kol’s office, his startling azure gaze meets mine.
A slow smile spreads across his face as he stands and swaggers over to me. Brushing the hair off my forehead, Noah’s eyes search mine.
I hope he find what he’s looking for.
“Hi gorgeous. Glad you came.”
His thick voice makes my insides melt. “Me too.” I whisper.
Enfolding me in his embrace, he guides me back to his desk. After pulling out the extra chair for me to sit in, Noah wheels his chair over and sits in front of me.
He’s never been so intimate with me before. Well aside from the last couple of days and sharing my bed. But never in public. Not like this.
It’s a claiming. Or it feels like it.