BTS Book Reviews Issue 18 - Page 109

I hesitated. I had stepped off a curb into new territory. I didn’t know what was expected of me or what I expected back. I’d always assumed that death would be the end of decisions. But it wasn’t. I never knew that, just as Kevin Spinelli had touched my life, I had touched his. He rubbed my back, and the touch was comforting. Another sensation bloomed beneath it. A feeling that filled me up until it was the only feeling. It was desire. And it was love. His was a touch, I suddenly realized, that I never wanted to give up. “I won’t rush you,” he said. “We have all the time in the world.” He kissed me again, warmer and deeper than the last. I pressed against him, winding my arms around his shoulders, stoking Kellyann Zuzulo is an editor and writer. Her novel, The Genie Ignites, was a finalist in the Abalone Awards for “outstanding ethno-cultural romance.” With two young teens, she has a built-in YA reading group. She’s a member of the Romance Writers of America, International Thriller Writers, and Backspace Writers Group. Visit her at January 2014 | 109