Home to Hellas
The Challenge Series
Jenn’s love of basketball and travel lead her to Greece, but only one man could keep her coming back. After sharing sexy summers with distinguished businessman Dorian Logos, Jenn returns for a seventh with more emotional baggage than she’d like, but her feelings for Dorian push her out of her comfort zone.
Dorian has loved Jenn for years, the young American delivering spice and sweetness during their weeks together. When she arrives in Hellas, limping from an injury, he quickly sees more than her knee is hurting. He wants his love to be enough to heal all ails, but it’s hard to show his love to a woman who can’t tolerate his touch. If he can help Jenn get well, he might be able to make their usual summer last and bring her home to Hellas forever.
She followed him through the familiar halls. He’d redecorated since her last visit, more grays and gold. It freshened everything up and suited his cool but kind personality.
“I would offer my room, since we are alone, but I am thinking things have changed.” He led her past his office.
She shrugged. “My own is better. I don’t have a good explanation for why I’m all…tense. I really don’t.”
He stopped and turned to her. Goose bumps rose on her bare arms. She’d hoped things would be different with him. She’d spent so much happy time with him. Yet, she wanted to lash out just at the possibility of his flesh on hers.
He nodded. “I see. Well, I will get you settled and then perhaps we can talk. Athena is preparing your favorite dishes, and the bakery should deliver their finest in time for dinner.”
He walked on and she hung her head, the tears from the airport returning. She didn’t want to hurt Dorian. The last year had been a special hell she’d intended to leave in the States. He had plenty on his plate without her adding to it. She wanted to have fun with him and make wonderful memories.
His shoes came into view. “I don’t want to upset you.”
She sniffed and winced at the horrible sound. “Well, that was attractive. I’d like to lie down for a while. I’m sorry for being such a mess.”
“I respect your needs but must confess to wanting to tuck you in and hug you until the world is not quite so intense.”