As a working potter, Raven spends most of her day covered in clay, wearing overalls with her hair in a pony tail. No make up--what's the point--as men are too much trouble. She has enough on her plate trying to raise Fox and take care of her pottery business. Besides, Aidan Harte is the only man Raven has ever loved. Their teenage affair was the stuff of Romeo and Juliet, and therefore not meant to be. It's been twelve years, and Aidan promised never to return, but now that he has, her secrets won't stay hidden.
In the following scene bite, Aidan sees Raven for the first time in twelve years. He isn't at his best as he's getting worked over by Eva (demon nurse we first meet in MOOSED-UP) and has down most of the contents of a bottle of whiskey.
Then she walked in.
The woman who had haunted him all his life. From his dreams
to his fantasies. The woman who had broken his heart.
"So it’s true," she said, glaring at him from the doorway, her hands planted on her hips. Her voice was deeper, huskier. It vibrated through him like a stone thrown into a pool of water. She slowly stalked toward the bed. "I can’t believe you had the nerve to come back here."
He gazed up into her dark, bewitching eyes. How he had loved gazing into her eyes for hours as he stroked her soft, honeyed skin.
"Why aren’t you in the Midwest?" he asked.
And he thought dying was the worst thing that could happen to him tonight.
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