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COVER REVEAL ~ Berserker by Jenika Snow ~ Coming Soon!

 

 

 

GretaBerserkers.

They were known to be the fiercest of all Norse warriors, charging into battle in a wild frenzy, no protection except the weapon they held in their hand.

Said to have the spirit of a wild animal inside of them, they were feared … revered.

And I had fallen in love with one.

Calder

I was a wanderer, a free spirit. I was paid to track and hunt, to kill. It’s what I did, how I survived. And I loved every minute of it.

But I found myself going to the same village because of one person … Greta.

I shouldn’t want her. She’s far too innocent for the likes of me. I’m more animal, more feral than the fiercest of Vikings. But I can’t stop myself from being drawn to her.

And then she’s taken from me before I can claim her.

I’ll find her and bring her back. But that’s not all I’ll do.

Once Greta is back in my arms, I’m making her mine and never letting her go.


Warning: This story is totally wild and unrealistic. But it’s filthy and sexy, features a totally over-the-top hero who only has eyes for one woman, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make her his. If you didn’t like Vikings before now, that’s about to change *wink*


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Jenika Snow, a USA Today bestselling author, lives in the northeast with her husband and their children.She prefers gloomy days, eats the topping off of her pizza first, and prefers to wear socks year round.

 

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COVER REVEAL ~Title: Rules of Submission, Series: Fans of Football Series, Author: Leigh Lennon,  Genre: Contemporary/BDSM Release Date: January 11, 2019

Title: Rules of Submission
Series: Fans of Football Series
Author: Leigh Lennon 
Genre: Contemporary/BDSM
Release Date: January 11, 2019
Cover Design: Najla Qamber
 
Candace
 
My whole life I’ve been told I was good for one thing. I was the family pawn, a pretty face to do their bidding.
Then I met him, and I dared to see a future where he could make me whole again.
But Lang has a secret – one that excites me. Now, I only want to play by his rules. But in his future, he sees things I can’t physically give him.
 
Will he leave me like everyone else does?
 
Lang
 
Power and control—I demand it. I never had it as a kid, but now my life is arranged and ordered as I like.
 
Then she comes into my life; young and inexperienced, and willing to surrender.
 
I’m ready to give up everything for my sweet Candy. But she gives me all her power. I hold it in my hands.
Candace
A smile spreads along his face, “You’re the perfect submissive, you know what to do and when to do it.” He drops a kiss on my nose. “But I’d like you to call me Daddy. But in the club I’m sir. You got it?”
This is a hard line for me. I don’t want to think of the two worthless daddy’s that have messed me up in my youth. As though he’s reading my mind, he starts, “I understand your hesitation, doll, but let me explain it to you this way. I’m the only Daddy in your life that matters. I’ll take away all the hurt and pain.”
My eyes widen at his words, the thought he’s put in it. “Fuck, Lang, when you put it like that, how can I say no?” I lean back, still fascinated by what’s in his hands.
“Now that we have that settled, my naughty girl, this is one of your club outfits. It’s a little more sophisticated than some of the other ones will be.” I look at the leather dress, wondering what the others will look like. “Because we’re having dinner upstairs, we’ll dress a little more discreet, for tonight only.”
With sleeves that come right below the elbows and a scoop neck, the dress does look more modest than most BDSM outfits I’d imagine would boast. It’s one hundred percent leather and will cling to me like a second skin. With strappy four-inch shoes in his hand, and black fishnet thigh-highs with a garter belt, I understand I’ll be going commando tonight. 

 

Leigh Lennon is mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. One could say she loves pretty nails, big earrings and spiky hair. She can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.

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DOUBLE COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Kings of Mayhem, Series: Kings of Mayhem MC #1, Author: Penny Dee, Genre: MC Romance/Contemporary Romance ~ Release Date: January 28, 2019

 

Title: Kings of Mayhem

Series: Kings of Mayhem MC #1

Author: Penny Dee
Genre: MC Romance/Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Marisa, Cover Me Darling

Release Date: January 28, 2019

 

Blurb
When
a King loves
He
loves hard

 

CADE
I’ve loved her since we were five years old.
We grew up side by side.
Two kids tied together by the Kings of Mayhem
Motorcycle Club.
But I broke us.
I broke her.
So, she fled.
Now she’s back after twelve long years.
And I’m going to show her all the reasons why
we should be together and make her forget all the reasons why we shouldn’t.

 

 

INDY
I’m back in town but only because I have to
be.
I’m here to help my mom bury my father.
And the sooner we get it done, the better.
Because I want to see Cade as much as I want a
hole in the head.
He broke me once—no, he broke my everything—
and I’ll be damned if I’ll let him do it again.
Get in and get out. That is the plan.
But you know what they say about best-laid
plans.

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Title: Brothers In Arms

Series: Kings of Mayhem MC #2

Author: Penny Dee

Genre: MC Romance/Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Marisa, Cover Me Darling

Release Date: February 26, 2019

Blurb

Someone is going to pay.
But who?

 

CADE
They took
someone from me.
And I’m
going to make them pay.
In blood.
But before
I can do that, I have to make sure my girl is safe.
And I will
do whatever I have to, even break my own heart, to make sure she survives.
Because she
is my queen.
My
everything.
INDY
He’s
changed.
His grief
is overwhelming and I can feel the gap widening between us.
Someone is
coming after the Kings of Mayhem MC.
And we are
trapped as they play out their evil scheme.
Because
under the cover of darkness, they are coming for each of us, one by one, to
play out their own twisted vendetta.
And no one
is safe.

 

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Author Bio
Penny Dee
writes contemporary romance about rockstars, bikers, hockey players and
everyone in-between. She believes true love never runs smoothly, and her
characters realize this too, with a boatload of drama and a whole lot of steam.
She found
her happily ever after in Australia where she lives with her husband, daughter
and a dog named Bindi.
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SERIES COVER REVEAL ~ Series: Blaire’s World, Authors: Skye Callahan, Ally Vance, Kirsty Dallas, Anna Edwards, Nikita Slater, Measha Stone, Daniele Rae, Genre: Dark Romance, Release Date: February 26, 2019

Series: Blaire’s World
Authors: Skye Callahan, Ally Vance, Kirsty Dallas, Anna Edwards, Nikita Slater, Measha Stone, Daniele Rae
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: February 26, 2019
Cover Design: Amy Queau from QDesign
Seven years. Six hits. A hundred secrets. Syndicate leaders blackmailed. Wives and children set up to take the fall. A spy among the most dangerous of men. Sometimes seductress. Sometimes assassin. I’m the girl at the party everyone looks at, but no one remembers. I was trained to be ruthless, stripped of emotion and empathy, and yet something inside me, something logic and reason will never touch, yearns to be more than the beautiful facade crafted by my master. I want some part of the fantasy to be real. A touch. A kiss. A glance just for me. But none of it’s ever for me because there is no me. I am olvidado. Forgotten. Until I meet the one man who refuses to forget me.

For four years, I was hidden from everyone and everything I knew. I became a toy; a slave to be played with on a whim. He locked me away, robbed me of light, and forced me to live in the darkness.


He used me, abused me, and left me shattered. My screams went unheard, my tears went unseen, and my pleas went unanswered.

When the chance to escape presented itself, I fled. All I wanted was my freedom. All I wanted was to see the light once again. But when your name means Light, it makes the monsters want to keep you in the Dark.

Sold.Tortured.Abused

My name is…well, to tell you the truth I’m not so sure anymore. To my master I’m known only as ‘beauty’, a word that inspires magnificence, however in my mind it only imparts feelings of horror and helplessness. Stolen at just fifteen-years-old, I’ve been held hostage for three years now, my body no longer my own, my mind twisted into something I no longer recognize. Then came Hart, dangerously handsome, and frighteningly male. Instead of fearing this curious man like I should, I do something I never thought I’d do again, I trust him. And when he whispers my name, “Beauty”, it’s with such soul shattering tenderness it brings new meaning to the word. I more than trust him…I’m infatuated with him. We are the same, you see, our monsters match and our thirst for revenge is as sweet as it is deadly. 

My story isn’t pretty, but my vengeance is sublime.

My name is Oliver. I was a guard to Maksim Markov; king of the Russian underworld in Europe.

I’ve seen things that would turn a cast iron stomach.
I’ve stood by idly and watched endless acts of depravity.
I’ve created hell on Earth in exchange for fortune.
I’ve maimed, tortured, taken, and I’ve killed.
My mind is dark, my inclinations perverse, and my soul is black.
There’s no salvation for me—until Amaya enters my life; a raven-haired beauty with blue eyes that sparkle like sapphires. She’s the epitome of what my life isn’t.
I’m not worthy of her, and she certainly deserves better than me, but that’s never stopped me before.
When I want something, I take it, and right now, I want her—and I won’t let anything or anyone prevent me from making her mine.

Will their love finally die in the face of her ultimate betrayal?

Luna…
I thought our love would be enough to get us through forever. From the moment we met, our passion, our love, was explosive and consuming. My Andres is my rock, my love, my everything.
But sometimes love isn’t enough. Some things are more important. Now I’m doing the one thing I never thought possible. I’m running from the cartel, from my home and from my husband. I’m running for my life.
Andres…
Luna has been my light in the darkness from the moment I set eyes on her. She is my rock, my comfort, my only love. Her betrayal burns deep.
She can’t be allowed to live. The cartel, my family, they won’t sanction it. I will hunt my wife and I will put her down. Though it will kill the last decent thing left in me…

Stolen and locked away. 

My name is Magdalena. I’ve been chasing after a story more dangerous than I realized. And now, they’ve taken me. The Dowidoff family has been the focus of my attention, and now I’m theirs. They’ll keep me locked away until I’m trained, and then they plan to sell me.
Highest bidder wins me; the nosey American girl, and Kristoff has been put in charge of my education.
I can’t give up hope, even when Kristoff promises there is none. Not for me at least. He’s going to break me. He’s going to teach me. And at the end of it, I will be claimed.

There are many different versions of beauty; an exquisite painting, meaningful lines in a melancholy song, gazing at a fire blazed sky just after the sun has set. I find beauty in the crimson hue of blood, the last breath from suffocating lungs, anguish filled eyes losing their life. I find beauty in death…and Olivia. She’s my sanctuary, the warmth to my cold heart – and someone dared to take her. Even though there are quiet whispers about me, Olivia has never seen my rendition of beauty. Now, it’s time she witnesses the truth. I’ll paint a masterpiece with that familiar shade of red. Bodies will drop, and all of France will burn until I have my Olivia back. No one is safe until I find her.

SKYE CALLAHAN
 
Skye Callahan is a top 25 Romantic Suspense Author on Amazon and her books have hit the top 100 on Amazon, Apple Books, and Barnes & Noble. Named a Rising Star in Romance by iBooks in 2015, author Skye Callahan uses fiction to explore the darker aspects of human nature and the resiliency needed to survive. Prior to pursuing writing full-time, Skye earned M.A. in History and participated in numerous local history projects including a full-length Civil War documentary for PBS. She’s obsessed with penguins and lives in a house full of cats, one dog, a growing collection of Nightwing comics, and a loving husband who keeps her relatively sane.

 
ALLY VANCE
 
Ally has been writing since she was a teenager, and studied Professional Writing at college. It has been a long time dream of hers to finally become a published author. She finally achieved this in 2018 with her Bestselling debut book, Flower in the Dark. Ally writes Dark Romance genre, and also poetry, she is willing to expand into other genres if the inspiration takes her. Ally also co-writes with her close friend Michelle Brown under the pen name Ally Michelle. Ally lives in Kent, in the United Kingdom with her husband and stepson.

 
KIRSTY DALLAS
 
Kirsty Dallas is an international bestselling and award winning author from the south east corner of Queensland, Australia. Her comedy romance, Decker’s Wood, reached Amazons, iBooks and Nooks Best Seller list and was a Goodreads Top 10 Comedy for 2014. Her novels to date also include the highly acclaimed Mercy’s Angels Series which tackles the subject of violence against women, and standalone novels Breeze of Life, Violet Addiction, Stupid Love, award winning dystopian fiction When Nothing Is All You’ve Got and its spin-off, Liberty


Kirsty Dallas’ stories are renowned for their raw honesty and engaging characters. Plots that delve into the frightening subjects of abuse, rape, drugs and violence are twisted into the pages of her books, bringing heart stopping action and a roller coaster of emotion.

Working with Aussie Director and screen writer, Chris Sun, Kirsty worked as script editor on the horror feature film, Boar. Boar was signed to Universal Pictures Australia and released in 2018.

 
ANNA EDWARDS
 
All I am a British author, from the depths of the rural countryside near London. In a previous life, I was an accountant from the age of twenty-one. I still do that on occasions, but most of my life is now spent intermingling writing while looking after my husband, two children and two cats (probably in the inverse order to the one listed!). When I have some spare time, I can also be found writing poetry, baking cakes (and eating them), or behind a camera snapping like a mad paparazzi.


I’m an avid reader who turned to writing to combat my depression and anxiety. I have a love of travelling and like to bring this to my stories to give them the air of reality.

I like my heroes hot and hunky with a dirty mouth, my heroines demure but with spunk, and my books full of dramatic suspense.


 
NIKITA SLATER
 
Nikita lives on the beautiful Canadian prairies with her twelve-year-old son and two crazy awesome dogs. She has an unholy affinity for books (especially erotic romance), wine, pets and anything chocolate. Despite some of the darker themes in her books (which are pure fun and fantasy), Nikita is a staunch feminist and advocate of equal rights for all races, genders and non-gender specific persons. When she isn’t writing, dreaming about writing or talking about writing, she helps others discover a love of reading and writing through literacy and social work.


For more information on Nik’s upcoming book releases, giveaways, WIP’s and her insane cupcake addiction check out her Facebook page and join her private Facebook group, Nikita’s Underworld.


 
MEASHA STONE
 
USA Today Bestselling Author Measha Stone is a lover of all things erotic and fun who writes kinky romantic suspense and dark romance novels. She won the 2018 Golden Flogger award in two categories, Best Advanced BDSM and Best Anthology. She’s hit #1 on Amazon in multiple categories in the U.S. and the U.K. When she’s not typing away on her computer, she can be found nestled up with a cup of tea and her kindle.’

 
DANIELE RAE
 
Daniele Rae was born and raised in sunny San Diego, California. She is a Marine Corps Veteran and lover of all things romance. When she’s not writing or teaching her kids, she’s eating tacos with her husband. Demetrius is her Debut Novel.
   
  
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COVER Re-REVEAL ~ Luther: Adair Empire ~ By KL Donn ~ *See Rafflecopter giveaway below!

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Sent to watch an enemy of the Adair Empire, Luther Sutton is stunned to find a redheaded beauty trapped in a hell much worse than anything he could have imagined and seeking her own destruction. Despite her beauty, he needs information only she can give. Ruthless, deadly and smart, he makes an offer: Help him and he’ll give her what she wants.

Ariel McCray has a death wish, one she tries–and fails–to execute. But the man who stops her from plunging to her death makes her a deal. A deal that after some debate, she realizes she cannot refuse.

But what happens when they both begin to feel?
What happens when Luther refuses to give Ariel the solace she seeks?

Ariel’s betrayal to her family sets off a course of actions no one is prepared for. She will die to protect the man she’s come to love, the man she now wants to live for.

Can Luther destroy her demons before she can sacrifice herself? Or will their once simple transaction be finalized with her death?

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King
Luther
Castiel
Atticus
Carver
Grasping For Air

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COVER REVEAL ~ Pan: A Neverlad Novel by Gina L. Maxwell ~ Coming January 2019

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New York Times bestselling author Gina L. Maxwell introduces Pan, a sexy contemporary romance retelling of Peter Pan, and the first book in her brand new Neverland series.
Synopsis:
 
Once upon a time, in Neverland, North Carolina—I fell in love.

I was twelve when Peter first climbed up to my balcony.
Thirteen when I sneaked out to see him at the School for Lost Boys.
Seventeen when his touch made me fly,
And eighteen when his words made me cry.

We were magnetic, drawn to each other from that very first night, and what I thought would be forever. But when it came time for me to leave, he wouldn’t come with, so I left town with a map for my future and a shattered heart.

Ten years later, I’ve returned to Neverland, hoping to find a man in place of the boy.

Peter was partially right, growing up is no fun. After quitting my fancy career that sucked the magic out of life, I’m now organizing the fundraiser of the year. In a move that could make or break the event and my new company, I’ve hired Peter, master mechanic and owner of LB Automotive, to help me pull this off—trusting him to rebuild a classic car for the auction that could help hundreds of foster kids in need.

I thought I was prepared, but the boy who refused to leave is now a man hell-bent on getting me to stay, and as sparks fly between us, that undeniable fire flares back to life, deeper and hotter than ever.

But that ripped body doesn’t mean Peter’s matured enough to make us or this event work, and not everyone in Neverland is happy about my return.

Not every wound heals.
Not every heart can be fixed.
Not every boy grows up.

And after all this time, the love we found might be lost to us again…this time, forever.

Releases: January 2019

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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Trademarked,  Author: Misti Murphy,  Genre: Romantic, Comedy,  Release Date: Jan 15th 

 

Title: Trademarked 
Author: Misti Murphy 
Genre: Romantic, Comedy 
Release Date: Jan 15th 
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
 
 
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Can you believe the size of it? It’s just so big, so thick, so out there…
Rumor is it’s named and trademarked. How cocky can the man be?
Parker Kent is the latest craze. He’s stupid hot. Women fall at his feet. Men want to be him. Fourteen-foot-high billboards of him in his Calvin Kleins cause automobile accidents daily.
He’s like Nickelback or the Kardashians. We claim to love to hate them, but secretly… As much as I’m ashamed to admit it, I’m not immune to his… charm.
But that was my guilty pleasure to keep to myself. The closest I figured I’d ever get to him was the billboard near my apartment.
Now he’s asking me to get on my knees and assess his bulge for insurance purposes.
Are the rumors true? I guess I’m about to find out.
 
 

 

 

 
 
 
Misti Murphy is a sadistic b*tch who loves to emotionally torture fictional people. If she did that in real life she’d probably end up in prison or a psych ward so she prefers to create dirty talking alphas and the sexually frustrated women who fall into their beds. And if someone needs to be smacked upside the head before f*cking turns to love then that makes her very happy indeed. 


She’s a huge believer in flaws making us human, and that not everyone likes bacon. She’s also addicted to chocolate and scared of the effects of the coming shortage. She swears like a f*cking trooper, and thinks that graphic smuttiness should be as real in fiction as it is in real life. 

 
When she’s not writing she’s the perfect housewife and mother. Ha bloody ha! When she’s not writing she’s hiding in a cupboard with her kindle, scoffing chocolate, and stalking facebook.

 

 
 
 

 

 

COVER REVEAL ~ Title: Scarlett: Furry Tale Shifters,  Author: Nicky Fox,  Genre: Paranormal Romance/Holiday Romance,  Release Date: Dec 17th 




Title: Scarlett: Furry Tale Shifters 
Author: Nicky Fox 
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Holiday Romance 
Cover by: Under Cover Designs
Photo by: Margarita Kareva
Release Date: Dec 17th 
 
 
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A Red Riding Hood Retelling
 
Scarlett’s heart is heavy as she takes over her late grandmother’s estate. With many repairs needed, she hires the sexy lumberjack next door. He’s a little rough around the edges but he has kind eyes. With bills mounting, she gets a job at the local flower shop. A repeat customer that resembles a wolf in sheep’s clothing keeps coming into the shop requesting her services. Is he stalking her? 

My mate has returned. She doesn’t remember me and I’d like to keep it that way. If Red Riding Hood finds out I’m the one who broke her young heart all those years ago, she’ll never let me win her back. Another shifter is trying to make the moves on my mate. I’ll rip him to shreds before he lays a hand on her. She’s mine. 

Danger lurks around every corner in this shifter town. With a wolf hot on Scarlett’s heels, will her true love save her or will she be bitten into submission?
 
About Nicky Fox: 
Nicky lives in the Big D, Dallas, Texas that is. She loves reading romantic books with sexy times and loves writing them even more. Nicky is a ninja, stationery addict, and a movie buff. She eats cookie dough while she writes. If you like long walks on the beach, steamy books with sexy man candy then Nicky is your girl.


 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Nicky lives in the Big D. Dallas, Texas that is. She loves reading romantic books with sexy times and loves writing them even more. Nicky is a ninja, stationery addict, and a movie buff. She eats cookie dough while she writes. If you like long walks on the beach, steamy books with sexy man candy then Nicky is your girl.

 

 

 

COVER REVEAL ~Title: Healing Saint, Author: Lynne Leslie, Series: Skullz Ink, Book Three, Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense, Release Date: January 9, 2019

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Title: Healing Saint
Author: Lynne Leslie
Series: Skullz Ink, Book Three
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 9, 2019

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Blurb

Saint

My heart on lockdown, my plan set, I wait.

Five years ago, I was set up by the woman I loved. Five years, I’ve spent locked in a cage waiting for the moment to get my revenge. Now, I’m free and ready to take my pound of flesh.

Then one day Rebel steps inside the cell I’m still trapped in and derails everything. She’s fire and fury and—beautiful. All my carefully laid plans—my vengeance—gone somewhere between the moment our eyes meet and the moment she says hello.

Rebel

My trust shattered, my heart broken, I enter.

Five years ago, I was in a wreck that tore my body to pieces. Five years, I’ve inked my skin, hiding the scars that tell the brutal story of a night I barely walked away from.

When I step inside the beautiful cell Saint’s trapped himself in, everything changes. He’s a beast in a cage—predatory, beautiful, and dangerous in a way that makes me want to run.

Truths from the past emerge alongside old enemies. We must question everything—including each other. Can our newfound love survive, or will it crumble beneath the weight of the past and the scars that threaten to break us?

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REBEL

I watch Saint get dressed from my position in the bed. It didn’t take him long after this last round to decide to get up and leave. And why shouldn’t he? You don’t stay over for a casual hookup. I knew this, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hurt. This is why I’ve never been big on being a casual kind of person. I don’t like how lonely it makes me feel.

I sit up as Saint makes his way back over to me. He leans down and kisses the top of my head.

“Thanks for tonight, Cupcake. I’ll see you around.”

He starts heading towards the bedroom door when the anger hits me. I don’t let my temper come out often but when I do, you better fucking watch out because it’s liable to wipe out the entire fucking state.

“Are you fucking serious right now?” I say softly, wrapping the sheet around me and climbing from the bed.

I know he heard me when he stops in his tracks and his back straightens. I watch his back rise and fall with what I’m assuming a deep breath. When he turns to me his face and eyes are completely blank. I get nothing of the man that was just inside me not even ten minutes ago. I don’t get the man I had at the bar nor the man I brought home with me. No, the person I get now is the man that’s still locked behind the prison walls.

“What?” he asks in frustration.

I don’t say anything right away. I stand there wrapped in nothing but a sheet, my pussy still throbbing from his brutal thrusts, and stare at Saint. What happened? When did I lose the man that was in my bed? The one that gives sweet kisses to the neck and runs his knuckles down my face?

“That’s it?”

I keep my voice soft because if I don’t I’ll lose the last hold of my temper that I have. Saint sighs running a hand through his hair. He walks back over to me.

“Look. That,” he waves his hand in the direction of the bed, “was all that this was ever going to be.”

I’m not stupid. I knew that’s all this was, but he could have lounged in the bed with me for five fucking minutes instead of jumping up the minute he got off. I’m not going to examine how I felt when he did that. I’m going to do what he seems to be good at. I hide everything that I’m feeling behind a flimsy way quickly built.

I raise a brow at him. “You couldn’t wait for five fucking minutes after you shot off to climb out of the bed and get dressed.”

“I didn’t want you to get the wrong idea if I stayed in bed with you,” he growls.

I snort. “What? That you’re a decent human being instead of an asshole?”

“That this is more than a few rounds of sex, goddammit!”

I shake my head and cluck my tongue. “You’re pretty full of yourself, aren’t you?”

“You telling me that you weren’t already feeling it?”

He holds my eyes so I do my best to keep my face blank. I was already feeling it but I’ll be damned if I let him know it. Not if I ever want to see him again, and I do. There’s something about Saint that calls to me. I don’t know if it’s the loneliness I can read in him, the anger and pain, or if it’s just the man himself. But I’m going to take Marina’s advice. I may not have wanted a relationship but Saint was put in my path for a reason. I’ve just got to figure out what that reason is.

“No, Saint. I wasn’t already feeling it. Unless you mean the three orgasms you gave me before you jumped out of bed like it was on fire. If that’s what you’re talking about then hell yeah I was feeling it.”

His lips twitch and his eyes warm a fraction. It’s not a full-on victory but I’ll take it.

“Now, let me lay this out for you. I know that you’re not looking for anything permanent. Neither am I. If you’re worried I can’t keep this casual then don’t be. You give me good orgasms.” I shrug, “I’m not willing to give those up just yet. So, we’ll continue this until the fire between us burns out.”

Let’s just hope lighting doesn’t strike me dead for the lie I just told. He must accept me at my word because his body relaxes and I even get a tiny smile. One of these days I’ll get the full smile and I’m sure when I do will be the moment I fall. Until then, I suppose I’ll hang on and enjoy the ride. I let go of the sheet, feeling it flutter to the floor, grab a fist full of his shirt and pull his mouth down to mine. I swirl my tongue around his, tantalizing and seducing, before pulling back with a nibble to his lip.

“You can go now. Call me when you want to do this again” I turn, still naked, walk out of the bedroom, and head towards the bathroom. I toss over my shoulder, “If you don’t mind, would you lock the door behind you?”

Once I make it to the bathroom, I wrap my hands around the lip of the sink and bow my head as my breathing escalates. The flimsy wall I had manufactured comes crashing down. I feel a tear leak down my cheek as everything that the wall was holding back comes rushing in like a tsunami. I raise my head and look at the woman in the mirror. I don’t see the beautiful woman with bright green eyes and curly blonde hair. I see a woman whose ex didn’t love her enough not to get high before getting behind the wheel. I see a woman who’s been belittled and controlled by the man that was supposed to love her. I see a woman who’s too scared to fix herself so she chooses to try to fix someone else.

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