I’ve waited for you to see yourself for who you really are…
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Unchained: Nephilim Rising
“Damn it, Lily, you are more than just a Nephilim. You are Lily.” His grip around her wrists loosened. “You will be fearless in battle, but the idea of wanting something for yourself terrifies you. What we have? It’s the first time you’ve allowed yourself to do what you’ve wanted simply because you wanted it. That terrifies you. I can see it every time you are around me. You fight what you want, and you’re scared the whole time. You’re afraid this makes you a bad Nephilim. Not a bad person, but a bad Nephilim.” His words didn’t just startle her into submission; they shocked her to the core. The truth had never been so potent, so shattering. Her hands unclenched as her chest rose and fell raggedly.
The edges of his hair brushed her cheeks as he leaned in. “For eight years I’ve waited for you to realize that. I’ve waited for you to see yourself for who you really are. You’re Lily Marks, a beautiful, extremely clever woman whose capacity for compassion sets you apart from the Nephilim. It’s not your fighting skills or how good of a warrior you are. It’s the fact you look at me and see a man rather than a Fallen.
“Underneath all the duty and obligation is Lily. And do you know what you do to me?” he continued passionately. “Of all the people, Nephilim and humans alike, you’ve been the only one who has ever made me wish I was a man and not what I am. You did that—Lily, not the Nephilim.”
Unchained: Nephilim Rising
Between the pissed off creatures that want demon-hunter Lily Marks dead, and Julian, the fallen angel who just wants her, she’s ready for a quiet 20 minutes with her favorite hamburger. If only her life could be that simple.
That she and Julian are even civil to one another, let alone sharing sexy times, is enough to have her fired from the Sanctuary where she works. Oh, and there’s that tiny fact that she’s suspected of being a traitor. Lily’s life quickly moves from merely complicated to I-hope-I-can-survive-the-night.
She must discover the real traitor before she loses everything—and she’ll need Julian’s help. That is, if he’s really there to do good. Yeah, being a Nephilim isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be, and staying alive has become her number one priority.
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES, # 1 International, and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout lives in West Virginia. She also writes under the name J. Lynn. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She shares her home with her husband, his K-9 partner named Diesel and her hyper Border Jack Apollo, and a slew of farm animals that include alpacas, goats, and sheep.
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