After our cohort of magicals left, Fouchard dug me out of the hole I had been lying in and, being a bit overzealous, carried me to our room. I didn’t fight him even though I was recovered enough to walk on my own. Instead, I cuddled against his chest, my hands clasped behind his neck, and head nestled in the crook of his neck. He smelled heavenly, the fresh scent of the ocean still lingering on his skin even though he had been away from it for a few days already. I took a deep sniff and sighed.
“Are you smelling me?” he said, amusement obvious in his voice. “That’s not creepy at all.”
I sniffed him again. “I’m half druid, sweetheart. Nature completes me, and you always smell of the ocean and the sun.”
He snorted. “Are you telling me I complete you?” He hitched me up a bit more, rearranging his hands under my legs.
Author of We Will Always Have the Closet, Desert Jewel, and Loved You Always, Natalina wrote her first romance in collaboration with her best friend at the age of 13. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes.
After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States. She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she has taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.
Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.