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COVER REVEAL ~ Title: The Vendetti Queen: Capo Dei Capi – Ruthless Matteo Vendetti, Author: Sapphire Knight, Genre: Romantic Suspense

 

Title: The Vendetti Queen:

Capo Dei Capi –
Ruthless Matteo Vendetti
Author: Sapphire Knight
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Cover Design: CT Cover Creations

Model & Photographer: Gigi Hoggard

Release Date: January 31, 2019

 

Blurb
Violet Vendetti was the Bottaro princess– was.

She’d been betrothed to the Capo dei capi of New York, without ever knowing it.A deal made, is a deal kept, as far as the Vendetti Crime family is concerned.
No

matter that it was her father to plead for her safety offering up her hand in
marriage

amongst other promises. The Capo always comes to collect what is owed.

Violet is swept away into a world she thought she knew, only to discover
everything

isn’t what it may seem. From family traditions to deals struck, she learns
exactly what

it takes to be the Vendetti queen.

 

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“Oh really…I’m young and dumb now, huh? Well, you’re old
and a dick.” She shrugs, pulling the sheet a bit more to wrap around her to
stand. She’s so damn mouthy, and towards me of all people. If I were a lesser
man I’d have her gagged for such disrespect.
“Where are you going?” I push, egging on an unnecessary
argument. Watching her attempt to get away from me even quicker has my Vendetti
temper flaring. The Capo rears his ugly head at not having his whim met
immediately.
“I’m not laying here while you decide to talk down to me
after I gave my body to you freely.”
“Who will you run off to next, then?”
“You’re unbelievable!” She scoffs and I rip the sheet out of
her hands, wanting to hold her body to mine. Rather, she lets it go and
practically hops away.
The growl rumbles free, as I toss the vacated sheet off to
the side. “You’re not going anywhere,” I command, on the cusp of raising my
voice. It’s so unlike myself, I feel as if I’m spiraling…I don’t raise my
voice, I don’t ruffle, or even give a fuck. I demand, I take, I conquer- I
claim what’s mine.

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Family Structure
The Vendetti Familia
Romano and Liliana Vendetti – Parents, retired Capo
Matteo ‘Ruthless’ Vendetti (33) – 1st and
Capo dei capi, head of the familia
Violet Vendetti (19) – Wife of Matteo Vendetti
Salvatore Vendetti (30) – 2nd
Valentino Vendetti (27) – 3rd
Dante Vendetti (24) – 4th
Luciano Vendetti (21) – 5th
Santino Vendetti (18) – 6th
Cristiano Vendetti (17) – 7th
Also by Sapphire Knight
Oath Keepers MC Series
Secrets
Exposed
Relinquish
Forsaken Control
Friction
Princess
Sweet Surrender – free short story
Love and Obey – free short story
Daydream
Baby
Chevelle
Cherry
Russkaya Mafiya Series
Secrets
Corrupted
Corrupted Counterparts – free short story
Unwanted Sacrifices
Undercover Intentions
Dirty Down South Series
1st Time Love
3 Times the Heat
Complete Standalones
Gangster
Unexpected Forfeit
The Main Event – free short story
Oath Keepers MC Collection
Russian Roulette
Tease – Short Story Collection
Oath Keepers MC Hybrid Collection
Capo Dei Capi Vendetti
The Vendetti Empire – part 1
The Vendetti Queen – part 2

 

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COVER REVEAL ~Title: Love Above Law, Author: Sandy Alvarez and Crystal Daniels, Genre: Romance Suspense FBI, Release Date: February 18, 2019

Title: Love Above Law
Author: Sandy Alvarez and Crystal Daniels
Genre: Romance Suspense FBI
Release Date: February 18, 2019

Models: Colton and Dina
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography

 

 

 

Agent Lex Taylor
My assignment—take down human and drug trafficker Miguel Santino and rescue Leyna Martinez, the sister of a member of an outlaw MC.
One look. That’s all it took.
My center of gravity shifted, and I knew. She was going to be mine.
I take down criminals; the rats of society. I eat, sleep and breathe the law, but I’m willing to risk it all—my badge and my life to protect her.

 

 

Crystal and Sandy are Romance Authors and the sister writing duo behind several Love, and Purpose filled romances. Since 2017 they have published seven books including The Kings of Retribution MC Series – Undaunted, The Darkest of Light, Finding Solace, Defy, Unbreakable and Lost King. And a standalone Novella – Leather and Mistletoe, an MC Christmas.

 

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📝REVIEW📝 ~ One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick ~ Genre: #RomanticSuspense ~ Release Date: January 29th 2019

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ONE TOUGH COWBOY

BY

LORA LEIGH & VERONICA CHADWICK

Series:  Moving Violations Book One

Genre:  #Romance #RomanticSuspense Standalone *This book may have triggers for some; there is an attempted sexual assault.

My Rating:  4 to 4.5 Stars

Cover:  5 *Perfectly depicts Hunter

Publication:  January 29th 2019

Read:  January 6th 2019  *ARC provided via Net Galley

POV:  Third-person dual perspectives

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SYNOPSIS:

First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire.

LAW AND ORDER.
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…

PRIDE AND PASSION

And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

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📝MY REVIEW📝:

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1)One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4 to 4.5 stars.
First let me explain my 4 to 4.5 rating. There were parts of this book that I liked and there were parts I loved. For me the reason for the 4 was because their were several areas where I feel the author didn’t give me the full closure I needed. Bottom line, when the end came I had questions. Unfortunately, I really can’t go into details without spoiling this book for you. I definitely don’t want to spoil it because the suspense aspect was amazing. I was constantly on the edge of my seat. There are definitely surprises and moments of “what the heck!”

I haven’t read anything by this author(s) before and I am so glad I have now. Wow, despite my few qualms with the book, I can’t fault anything about the writing talent. It was amazing. I will definitely be on the watch for the next book in this series.

Hunter and Samantha
Hunter is the small town’s current sheriff. Sam and Hunter new each other from when they were younger. But she moved away with her family. Samantha is back in town to settle things at her aunt’s. Her aunt “accidentally” overdosed on pain medication. Samantha is planning to stick around town for awhile and investigate her aunt’s suspicious death. She just so happens to be a Detroit police officer. Hunter and Sam will have to work closely together on the investigation. The attraction between these two is scorching. I am not exaggerating when I tell you there is a lot of intimacy. These two could not keep their hands off each other. Also, it was impossible to keep their attraction to each other from growing into love. I really loved Hunter and Sam together. Their chemistry was believable. Another aspect I loved was despite Sam being a police officer, Hunter still felt the need to protect her. Gosh, he is a total book boyfriend!

This story has a good amount of twists and turns. Surprises around every corner. And while there is some predictability, I was genuinely entertained and totally engrossed in

 the plot. So if you are a fan of romantic suspense and a sexy as sin alpha sheriff, I highly recommend One Tough Cowboy as a must read.

 

 

AVAILABLE NOW! ~ Title: Son of Angel, Series: SONS Book 2, Author: Kailee Reese Samuels, Genre: Dark Suspense, Release Date: January 11, 2019

Title: Son of Angel
Series: SONS Book 2
Author: Kailee Reese Samuels
Genre: Dark Suspense
Release Date: January 11, 2019
Dark. Mysterious.
Sexy. Devious.
Ruthless.
Composed.
They are the sons of Gods and Kings set on ruling the world their way, and Dom Gennaro is the enigma. Older. Well-refined. Polished.
Keeping secrets safe within, he never cracks in their turbulent world. But when an unexpected visitor shows up at his doorstep, Dom discovers that revealing the truth may be his only option.
And she––his greatest weakness.
With unprecedented candor, Dom steps from the shadows to show he is more than just another son. Proving how alluring restraint can be, Dom promises a past worth marveling and a toe-curling, lip biting future.
 
Expect the unexpected in this brash look at the men of The Unholy. Fall for the bad boys in the SONS: Deacon Cruz (Saint), Dom Gennaro (Angel), Nick Cristos (Cirque), and Sal Raniero (Master) as they forge friendships amidst the chaos of their destiny. Set in New Orleans at The Dollhouse with lots of kink, violence, and Sami-stylings.

KAILEE REESE SAMUELS writes dark dirty lit. Her words may cause increased heart rate, hand sweating, and other issues. You are strongly advised to enter at your own risk. Not for the faint of heart. May cause triggers in some. Others may choose to ride again and again. You have been warned.

 

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COVER REVEAL ~Title: Finding Home, Author: K.L. Humphreys, Genre: New Adult/Romantic Suspense, Release Date: February 21, 2019

Title: Finding Home
Author: K.L. Humphreys
Genre: New Adult/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 21, 2019
Cover Design: Danielle Dixon of Vixen Designs
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Trent
How do you go home when home is gone?
I’ve paid my dues for protecting someone I love.
In return my family, my life, and my freedom—all taken from me.
When a friend calls in a favor, I go from nothing…to having a job and a place to live.
A fresh start brings something more; a woman who brings out my protective instincts.
She’s been hurt—it’s written all over her.
There’s one thing for sure, I want her.
And I vow that nothing will ever harm her again.
Michelle
I’ve hit rock bottom, and I’ve slowly climbed my way back up.
Now, I keep myself locked away. It’s easier than letting people in and telling them about that night.
I live my life in the shadows because happiness is something that I can’t have.
I keep my pain where it belongs, in the past. I keep my secrets buried deep down.
Now my past is colliding with my future, and I’m not sure how I’m going to survive.
But in the midst of the darkness is a shining light: Trent.
Sometimes you find home in the place you least expect it.

 
KL Humphreys lives in Ireland with the love of her life and her baby girl. In a way, the world has him to thank for her debut novel, Deadly Hunt. After years of thinking about writing the story that had been dying to get out of her head, she finally confided in her other half. He gave her all the encouragement she needed to get the story out, he has been with her every step of the way.
 
KL loves music, especially pop, R’n’B and rap and if she’s writing you will find it playing somewhere nearby. She also loves all romance novels but of course, Romantic Suspense is her go-to genre. When she isn’t writing it…it’s a good bet she is curled up somewhere reading it.

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

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Title: Healing Saint

Author: Lynne Leslie

Series: Skullz Ink Book Three

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 9th

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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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Mom. Fiancee. Wine Drinker. Hot Mess. Even bigger Walking Disaster. Fluent Sarcasm Speaker. Word Writer. Collector of Readers Hearts. Taco Lover. Book Nerd.

Lynne lives in the quiet country with a bossy mister and two little divas. If you don’t catch her with her nose in a book or her fingers scribbling on paper, she’s usually right in front of the television with her family. She loves anything that glitters and has a weird habit of collecting pens. She thinks seafood is disgusting, beach sand is the devil, and Tom Hardy is life.

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PRE-ORDER BLITZ ~ Title: HOT Justice: A Hostile Operations Team Series Standalone, Author: Lynn Raye Harris,, Genre: Romantic Suspense, Release Date: January 15, 2019

 

 

Title: HOT Justice
A Hostile Operations Team Series Standalone
Author: Lynn Raye Harris
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 15, 2019

Blurb
She’s searching for justice. He’s searching for
peace.
What they need is each other. They just don’t know
it yet…
Dean “Wolf” Garner is the kind of guy who loves hard and leaves fast.
From the moment he rescues reporter Haylee Jamison in the Guatemalan jungle, he
can’t stop thinking about the dark-haired beauty. His life is too complicated
for romantic entanglements though—and not even a woman like Haylee can convince
him otherwise. 
Haylee wasn’t supposed to be in the drug cartel’s compound, but she was
captured while on a mission of her own: find the trail of fake opioids entering
the US and halt the operation. Back home in DC, Haylee can’t stop thinking
about the gorgeous military operative who rocked her world for one steamy night
before leaving. But when she uncovers a conspiracy and finds herself in danger,
there’s only one man she trusts to keep her safe.
It’s easy for Wolf to risk his life to protect Haylee and give her the
justice she desires. The hard part is taking a chance and admitting what’s in
his heart before it’s too late.
Before he loses the best thing that’s ever happened to him.

 

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Mexico-Guatamala Border
Dean “Wolf” Garner waited for the jump command. He was
standing nut-to-butt with his teammates, all of them suited up and ready to go.
This was a HAHO jump where they’d fall out of the aircraft one behind the
other, open chutes about fifteen seconds in and then coast for forty miles to
the landing zone. Cade “Saint” Rogers was team lead and he’d be first out the
door. Wolf was second. Echo Squad would stack up behind the leader while they
were airborne and follow Saint’s lead as he guided them using GPS and
landmarks.
The C-130 Hercules doors were open and they’d switched over
to oxygen bottles. HAHO jumps were hell on the body, whether from the
minus-zero wind temps, the lack of oxygen and threat of hypoxia, or the
incredible snap of the harness when the chute deployed. It was a necessary evil
when trying to sneak up on the enemy, though.
They were currently at T-minus two. The PT had cleared them
all to jump and the jumpmaster was about to give the signal.
“You bastards stick with me,” Saint said into their
earpieces. “Let’s go get those hostages and get the fuck out.”
Seconds later, Wolf was free falling into the sky behind
Saint. Wolf deployed his chute, grunting as the harness snapped him hard
against the restraints. Jesus. He was carrying a hundred pounds of gear and
weaponry, which made the experience even more fun.
He sighted in on Saint and lined up. The rest of the team
followed, everyone checking in, and then they were gliding under canopy toward
the LZ.
The sun perched in the sky behind them, sinking quickly
toward the horizon. Everything below was bathed in golden light that faded into
darkness the father east Wolf looked. It was a beautiful sight and he never
took it for granted.
The terrain here was mountainous and green and a river cut
through the landscape, marking the border. This was the area where the Mexican
cartels got their rocket-propelled grenades and grenade launchers as well as
other military-grade equipment they used as they fought each other for
territory. It’d be fine if all they did was kill each other, but unfortunately
civilians often got caught in the crossfire.
Sometimes those civilians were American, and sometimes they
were held for ransom. Like now. A group of dentists and opticians on a mission
to provide services to an impoverished village had been swept up in the raid
and HOT had been tasked with getting them out.
It took twenty minutes, but the team touched down and
shrugged out of their chutes. They buried them, along with the special
jumpsuits and oxygen canisters. Then they slung their M4 rifles across their
chests and started the trek toward the camp where the cartel was holding the
hostages.
HOT had pictures of the camp from drone photography and they
knew the layout and the approximate number of people who guarded it. Echo Squad
wasn’t just there to extract hostages—they were also there to take out the
cartel members who were in the camp. At last count, that had been twenty.
Wolf didn’t feel sorry for the men. They were rough, evil,
nasty men who terrorized innocent civilians. They killed indiscriminately, and
they left messages in the form of headless bodies dangling from bridges and
trees.
No, Wolf had no problem with killing them. It took Echo
another forty minutes to reach the camp. It was dark by then, and the cartel
men were drinking. The hostages were nowhere to be seen, but HOT knew they were
being held in a rough concrete structure in the center of the camp. Ten men and
women from somewhere in Alabama, on a church mission to help the poor. They
were no doubt terrified and probably dehydrated and hungry.
“Like we planned it,” Saint said into their earpieces. The
team split up and fanned out around the camp. Wolf and Noah “Easy” Cross
slipped silently toward their target. They waited for the signal, then glided
toward the men they’d marked. A quick slip of the knife and two cartel members
would never harm anyone again.
A man emerged from the building where the hostages were,
dragging a woman with him. She was small and dark-haired and she fought
mightily. Wolf stiffened as the man thrust her against the side of the building
and dropped his mouth to her neck. She wrenched her head to the side and tried
to hit him but he caught her wrist and pinned her to the wall.
Wolf signaled Easy that this one was his. Easy nodded,
lifting his rifle to provide covering fire if necessary as Wolf crossed the
distance. The cartel members were falling quickly as his teammates took them
out. Soon, Echo would converge on the building.
The woman was fighting hard when Wolf slipped up behind the
man. Before Wolf could grab him, the man grunted and stumbled backward. His
hands dropped to his crotch and Wolf nearly laughed. Smart girl. Brave girl.
He yanked the man back and stabbed him in the kidney,
dropping him to the ground. The woman’s dark eyes widened. She was wearing a
stained white button-down shirt that had been torn open and jeans with tennis
shoes. Her black hair was wild and her skin was golden, and his heart thumped
once before he clamped down on the reaction.
“You’re American?” she asked in a soft southern accent.
“You’ve come to rescue us?”
“Yes,” he told her, turning to place her behind him as he
scanned the camp for any stragglers. Someone shouted in the distance and a shot
rang out.
“Got him,” Jax “Gem” Stone said in Wolf’s ear. “Fucker.”
“Status,” Saint ordered.
“All clear,” Malcolm “Mal” McCoy replied. The rest of Echo
Squad followed suit.
“Let’s get the hostages,” Saint said.
Wolf turned back to the girl, knowing that Easy had his back
and that his teammates were converging on the building to extract the hostages.
“You okay?” he asked, dropping his gaze over her body, back up to her eyes.
Dark, fiery eyes. Angry eyes.
She lifted her chin as she pulled her shirt together. “Yes.
Fine.”
“What’s your name?”
“What’s yours?” she shot back.
Wolf grinned. “Wolf.”
She blinked. “Is that really your name?”
“No, but I like it better than my real name. Which is Dean,
by the way.”
“Dean.” She paused for a moment. Then she thrust out her
hand. “I’m Haylee. Pleased to meet you.”
He took her hand. A sizzle of something electric rolled
through him. “You always so polite in dangerous situations?”
She grinned, and his heart thumped again. “I don’t know.
This is my first kidnapping.”
Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lynn Raye Harris burst onto the scene when she won a writing contest held by Harlequin. A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former military husband and two crazy cats. Lynn writes about hot military heroes, sizzling international billionaires, and the women who dare to tame them. Her books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling.” To date, Lynn’s books have sold over 2 million copies worldwide.

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RELEASE BLITZ ~ Title: Don’t Let Go: The Collection, Author: Willow Winters, Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense, Release Date: January 2, 2019

 

Title: Don’t Let Go

The Collection

Author: Willow Winters
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense

Release Date: January 2, 2019

Blurb
Seductive. Addictive. Captivating.
The irresistible heroes in these stories have those three
features in common.
Some stories are second chance; others are fated love. But
every single one of them, you’ll crave to the last page.
This is a collection of tales published by Willow Winters
but no longer available. These stories touched my heart, but were exclusive at
the time so if you didn’t snag them then, they were lost to you forever.
I wanted to make sure you could read all of my work and now
you can. Happy reading, xx
The stories available in this collection are:
Infatuation, the first novella in the USA Today best-selling
bundle, Drawn to Him.
Desires in the Night and Keeping Secrets, both shorts
published in exclusive bundles with best-selling author Adriana Locke.
Bad Boy Next Door, a novella I wrote years ago that I still
often think about. The damaged hero and second chance love in this romance is
one I wish I could go back to often. It’s the final tale included in this
collection for a total of 4 stories not available anywhere else!

 

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Willow Winters is so happy to be a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and #1 Contemporary Bestselling Romance Author. She likes her action hot and her bad boys hotter. She certainly doesn’t hold back on either one in her writing!Willow started writing after having her little girl, Evie, December 2015. All during her pregnancy with Evie she continued to read and she only wanted to read romance. She was reading a book a day — sometimes two.

In January 2016 Willow was staying up late with Evie and just thinking of all these stories. They came to her constantly so she finally sat down and just started writing. She always wanted to do it so she figured, why not? Today Willow cannot be happier for making that decision!

 

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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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