Last week, Dale takes Illumina to his secret observatory on the moon Deceptio. One thing leads to another, and they end up rubbing parts. In this scene, the post-coital cuddling is cut short…
“The wound still pains you, doesn’t it?” he asked.
“It’s not so bad.” She dismissed the injury but tensed like a board.
He recalled her stiff walk, her avoidance of the missionary position, how she perched on a chair edge never leaning against it.
Cybermed had achieved great strides in pain management. Doctors there might be able to alleviate her discomfort. “There are pain treatments—”
“I don’t want to talk about this.”
Illumina couldn’t have guessed how well he could see in the dark or she would have averted her backside. When she scrambled for her robe, he assessed the damage.
Captured by the Cyborg Description
Sometimes the biggest risk is to one’s heart….
An ex-Cyber Operations field agent, Dale Homme has kissed danger and betrayal more times than he cares to count. Now he runs a clandestine factory beneath the surface of the moon Deceptio, where confidentiality and security matter more than anything. When a beautiful young woman arrives seeking a job, Dale knows within minutes she’s lying. Everything about her is false: her past, the people she claims to know, her reason for being on Deceptio. Illumina Smith? Even her name is an alias.
Logic says send her packing. His gut says she’s in trouble. She needs him. So he’ll do anything to keep her safe….even if it means keeping her captive.
Captured by the Cyborg is third in the Cy-Ops Sci-fi Romance series but is written to be read as a stand-alone novella.
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