Author: Clarissa Wild
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: November 28, 2017
People say Iâm ferocious. Wild. Dangerous.
Theyâre right. Thatâs why I live on an island alone.
The jungle is my home. My personal prison.
Until she arrived.
The moment her helicopter crashed on my land, everything changed.
Sheâs the only survivor â¦ And Iâm keeping her locked up in a pit.
Itâs been too long since I last touched a woman, especially one so beautiful.
It makes me hunger for her.
I want her â¦ So Iâll keep her â¦
And Iâll make her mine.
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When she hands me the flask back, I place it on the table and go back to the box, fishing out a few pieces of jerky. The moment she sees me holding them, her face contorts. I still attempt to give it to her. With a smile too.
Still, she shakes her head at the meat.
What is wrong with this woman?
Why wonât she eat?
I even gave her a smile and everything. What else does she want from me?
Does she not want to live at all or what?
I push it against her lips and say, âEat.â
âNo â¦â she mumbles, leaning back as far as possible.
I growl, âEat.â
Her eyes dart up to mine, so I gaze at her with equal ferocity. I havenât met a lot of women, most of them were just as scared of me as she was, but none of them were this fiery. This oneâs gutsy. I like it.
What I donât like is how she keeps refusing to eat. She has to eat something. Otherwise, sheâll die.
âEat,â I say again, losing my patience.
I hold it up to her mouth and wait until she opens it. She takes the tiniest of tiny nibbles and chews on it with a face that reminds me of the ones I saw before I was on this island â¦ back when I still thought I could adapt to their world.
My face darkens as I watch her chew with reluctance until she swallows and coughs immediately after.
I nod and hold out the meat again.
âNo, no more, please,â she says, her voice croaky.
I grunt and place the jerky on the nightstand beside the bed. Frustrated, I turn around and leave the hut, slamming the door shut behind me.
I wish I understood women, but I donât. I donât fucking understand any person, at all.
Thatâs why I live on my own, and having her here only reminds me of that fact.
Maybe I shouldâve gotten rid of her, after all. It wouldâve saved me the trouble of looking out for her, feeding her, giving her my bed.
I grasp the ax from the box outside and begin chopping wood. Itâs the only thing I can do when my mind is going in circles. I need to get this shit off my mind and focus on work. Things I can actually fix, instead of â¦ women.
Why do females have to be so complicated?
I gave her food, and sheâs not even thankful.
She wonât eat, she didnât thank me for rescuing her, and she keeps running away.
I sigh and ram the ax into the block, letting out all my anger on the wood.
I refuse to give up. I made my choice, and Iâm sticking with it. I will just have to tame the girl.
One way or another, she will eat, and she will adjust. Maybe in time, sheâll learn to appreciate the island â¦ and maybe even start cooking for me.
Yeah, thatâd be nice.
Her, me, a spit-roast on the beach, and a fur blanket to cuddle on.
My mouth waters at the thought.
Maybe this girl destroyed some of the jungle, but it doesnât have to all be bad.
She could be my woman.
Thatâd definitely be nice.
Clarissa Wild is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for the dark Romance novel Mr. X. Her novels include the Fierce Series, the Delirious Series, the Stalker Duology, Twenty-One (21), Ultimate Sin, Viktor, Bad Teacher, RUIN, the Indecent Games Series, FATHER, and CAGED. She is an avid reader and writer of sexy stories about hot men and feisty women. Her other loves include her furry cat friend and learning about different cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching all sorts of movies, reading tons of books and cooking her favorite meals.
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