***Exclusive teaser for Fractured Souls by Jessica Sorensen
A teaser from Laylen’s P.O.V.
I let out a sigh, conflicted, and deep down knowing I should keep my mouth shut, but ever since the biting incident, there’s been this overwhelming need to make her happy. “I could put you in a temporary state of euphoria.”
“Isn’t that the same as happiness?” she asks warily, crossing her legs in front of her.
I shrug and sweep my hair out of my eyes. “It all kind of depends on how you look at it. Euphoria is a form of happiness, but it’s also a state of perfection, where you’re going to think everything is perfect and blissful, which doesn’t make it as real as happiness, but I’m guessing it’s easier to achieve.”
Her eyes scroll over my face as she bites on her bottom lip, looking hesitant.
“Never mind,” I say, trying to hide my disappointment. It’s good she’s reluctant, because I shouldn’t be doing any of this. I should be keeping my distance from her. “It was just a random thought. We can do something else.”
Shaking her head, she kneels up on the bed in front of me, her reluctance shifting to curiosity. “No, I want to do it.”
I tell my lips to say no, but instead I nod. Then I’m cupping her cheeks, knowing it’s wrong, putting emotions like this inside her, but a part of me wonders if in the state of perfection, she’ll think I’m perfect and maybe I can be blissfully happy with her, because it’s been so long I can’t even remember what happiness feels like anymore.