Anna ran for her life, away from the creatures. Why had she not listened to the warnings? Don’t go to the beach at night. The huge Black Panther was closing the distance between them at terrifying speed.
The fact that he was on his own did nothing to stop her terror. No doubt the others would follow him.
The panther leapt and Anna’s foot went from under her on the slippery stones. Bracing herself for the impact, she shut her eyes, but instead of claws ripping through her skin, heat surrounded her, and cushioned her fall.
“Anna, breathe. It’s okay, you’re safe.”
Dimly aware of the sensation of being lowered carefully onto the pebbles she daren’t move as warm, masculine hands checked her over.
“Talk to me. Did they bite you anywhere? Jesus, tell me they didn’t. Anna!”
That last whip like command forced her eyes open and she stared into the concerned amber eyes of her next door neighbor—her very naked, very well endowed neighbor—nestled between her legs.
Heat climbed into her cheeks, and she shook her head and gasped at the intimacy of their situation, and Jacob’s eyes bled to his panther’s.
That explained so much…
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