It's all yours, Chrys!
Love to many people means and represents different things. No two people in love act the same way or do the same things. Nor do they think of love in the same terms, so I decided to ask Beth and Donovan from Seismic Crimes what love means to them.
Beth – Going to bed with someone even when you’re upset and waking up in the morning no longer caring about whatever argument you had. Being every faithful and honest, easing your partner through their darkest moment even when you have no clue what to do, and putting yourself on the line when it means helping the one you love find justice and peace.
Standing in front of him, she stroked his chest with her soapy hands. She made sure not to apply pressure to his ribs, only letting her fingers flutter over his side with the gentlest of touches. The whiteness of the suds couldn’t mask the hideous bruises, though. She reached for the soap again and caressed bubbles into circles over his abs. When she finished soaping his body, he cupped her face with his wet hands and sighed. “I haven’t brushed my teeth. Otherwise, I would kiss you.”
She smiled. “First, I need to get some food in you before you drop. Then you can brush your teeth and kiss me like you should.” She gave him a wink and picked up the bottle of shampoo to wash his hair. She hated seeing him in pain, but she enjoyed this part of
taking care of him.
Donovan – Protecting my lover from anything and everything. Sharing my past, secrets, and fears with her because I know she’d accept them. Caring for her when she’s sick, including making her soup and tea and whatever she needs. Growing, building, and being…together…for each other…forever and always.
“We’ll pick up this conversation again when my body can handle your foreplay,” he added and plucked the pills from her hand. Knocking them back, he swallowed them with the rest of his coffee. When he set down his cup, he noticed Beth’s cringe. “What?”
“I don’t know how you can take pills with coffee. I can only swallow medication with water at room temperature.”
He chuckled. “I’ll remember that for when you’re sick, and I have to take care of you.”
Beth’s head jerked to him, and he sensed he said something wrong. “What now?”
“That look doesn’t mean nothing. You can tell me. What did I say that was so wrong?”
“No, it wasn’t wrong. It was right.” Sighing, Beth sat across from him at the small table.
“You’re the first man to willingly want to take care of me when I’m sick. When I was engaged to—”
“The ***hole whose name you won’t tell me?”
“My ex,” she continued. “I couldn’t even get him to heat me a bowl of soup when I had a cold.”
“Because, and I repeat, he was an asshole. He didn’t deserve you. And you don’t have to worry…I’m nothing like him. I’ll make you soup and tea and do whatever else that’ll make you feel better when you’re Sick or hurt.” He took her hand. “I promise.”
An Internal Affairs Investigator was murdered and his brother, Donovan Goldwyn, was framed. Now Donovan is desperate to prove his innocence. And the one person who can do that is the woman who saved him from a deadly hurricane—Beth Kennedy. From the moment their fates intertwined, passion consumed him. He wants her in his arms. More, he wants her by his side in his darkest moments.
Beth Kennedy may not know everything about Donovan, but she can’t deny what she feels for him. It’s her love for him that pushes her to do whatever she has to do to help him get justice, including putting herself in a criminal’s crosshairs.
When a tip reveals the killer's location, they travel to California, but then an earthquake of catastrophic proportions separates them. As aftershocks roll the land, Beth and Donovan have to endure dangerous conditions while trying to find their way back to one another. Will they reunite and find the killer, or will they lose everything?
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Chrys Fey is the author of Hurricane Crimes, Book One in the Disaster Crimes series, as well as these releases from The Wild Rose Press: 30 Seconds, Ghost of Death, and Witch of Death. She is an administrator for the Insecure Writer's Support Group and creates their monthly newsletter.
Fey lives in Florida and is always on the lookout for hurricanes. She has four adopted cats who keep her entertained with their antics, and three nephews who keep her entertained with their antics. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and through her blog, Write with Fey. She loves to get to know her readers!
QUESTION:What does love mean to you?