Communication comes in many forms. I think in some cases the most detailed comes in the form of nonverbal, especially between lovers.
In Carnal Beginnings, Adara's spent six years tortured and degraded, at the hands of her uncle and cousin. By the time she comes of age and sets herself free, her heart is no longer free to love.
Julien, her boss, reads the signs of her abuse in her body language and is determined to help her learn to love and experience life to the fullest.
“How’re you feeling, sweetheart?”
“Incredible. Like I’ve flown with the angels.”
“Looks like the eight-year-old variant of yourself would like to give you a hug…you’re the angel.”
“How about you?”His heavy lidded gaze settled on her mouth, yet his words weren’t what she expected. “At peace.” He hugged her tight as if afraid she’d fly away.