Hired by phone to track a missing soldier, Zoia is tromping through the woods (not her favorite thing) looking for her prey. When she finds him, he’s naked and taking care of some very personal business. Sneaking closer to determine if he is the one she is looking for (please God, let it be him) she sets off an alarm, and suddenly the hunter becomes the hunted.
Not even a “Hi, how are you” and Zoia finds herself on the ground being taken by the man she’s been sent to locate. And that’s too bad; NOT! But something keeps her from reporting she’s found her man, and instead she gets to know him. Kol is buried in the woods for a reason. He keeps losing time. And when he wakes up he’s always naked. Within minutes of meeting her, Zoia calms him, and then fires him right back up. Together, they investigate what’s really going on with Kol, and when the find out, it’s hard to say is more shocked.
Explicit and erotic, this quick read grabs the reader and won’t shake lose. The mystery of what was happening to Kol was slowly played out and not given away until almost the very end. A refreshing change for the genre, Kol’s problem is not looked at as neat or cool. While I thoroughly enjoyed the story and the evolution of trust and intimacy between Zoia and Kol, I was flustered at the abrupt ending. The story moved so smoothly it was a jarring shock. But the good news is there is sure to be a continuation of this intriguing story, and more about the relationship blooming between Zoia and Kol.
Tall, muscled and naked—that’s private investigator Zoia’s first sighting of her quarry, a missing soldier named Kol. The fact he’s pleasuring himself is even more intriguing but within minutes she becomes his prey. He stalks her, arousing every female instinct she possesses, and then claims her—carnally. When Zoia learns Kol is battling a situation he doesn’t understand, her need to help surfaces.
Kol has holed up in his family’s cabin to learn the cause of his unsettling blackouts. The appearance of a vivacious nature photographer sets off his radar. Within minutes, Zoia invades his space—and her sweet body becomes his lifeline back from unexplained memory lapses. Can their growing attachment survive the discovery of his startling secret?
Publisher Note: This story was originally released elsewhere as part of the Altered States anthology.