When I think about his broken face, I can hardly breathe.I’m worried that if I exhale, he will be gone forever.An overexposed photograph in my disjointed mental album.Why can’t I rearrange that night’s events, put them in order?I can remember the texture of his rough hands, the way they squeezed my shoulder that day.Hard enough to hurt.But I can’t see his eyes anymore. They’ve been replaced by cruel black holes.“Beckett, let me go.”He had been miserable and trapped, but at least he’d been safe.I thought I was offering him freedom, but I was wrong.So fucking wrong.When I think about the years I spent loving him, nurturing him, living with him, I’d trade everything I had for an extra hour.An hour where we’d read silently, side by side, until his tired head lolled and rested on my shoulder.Just like old times.Then I’d watch his fragile chest shudder as he struggled to breathe, and think about how grateful I was to have met him.How grateful I was that he saved me and breathed life into an orphan who should’ve floundered, but thrived instead.How grateful I was that for a few precious years, when it was just him and me, I was sublimely happy.When I think about all the blood and tears, all the hissing and all that warped metal, I know I’ll burn in hell with all the other sinners.And I’d welcome its gaping maw with open arms and thank God for punishing me.But instead of casting me through the gates of Hell, God played a cruel trick on me.He made me forget everything. He made me forget all my sins.Then, He reunited me with my first love, and gave me a glimpse of hope, a taste of renewed happiness.Only to take it all away a few weeks later, and ruin me all over again.
‘Shameless’ By Lisa Renee Jones is Book Two in the “White Lies Duet” series. This book continues the story of Nick “Tiger” Rogers and Faith Winter. The first book “Provocative” began their story so I think to fully enjoy this book you should read that one first. But, Ms Jones writing allows for you to catch up to their story if you choose not to read the first book.
Nick had never met Faith before until he choose to attend the Reid Winter Winery open house, with the mind set to get all the information on her he could. Nick was under the mindset that Faith ha been involved with some tragic events that had happened. But when meeting her he slowly started to find that wasn’t the case. Now this book opens us up to what the fallout is when lies and truth come out.
Ms. Jones is one of my go to authors when I need a great hot, alpha romance story. I love her writing and always feel connected to her characters!
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They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case, Wallflowers to behave. Then again . . .
Sienna Miller spent her whole life being the odd woman out. Shunned and misunderstood by her family, she finally has a chance for a new start thanks to Calla and Poppy, her Wallflower sisters. Now all she needs is a Prince Charming.
Bo Strawn is a cop with a troubled past. He’s stubborn and set in his ways until a certain Wallflower shakes up his life for good. Bo’s finally got a shot at happily ever after. That is, he’s got a shot if he can solve a mystery surrounding the Wallflowers and keep his headstrong woman off the back of a horse.
Rated mature for language and sexual content.
A #MyNewLife Novel
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But we’re determined to get it in check.
A #MyNewLife Novel
But, he’s on a mission, intent to change my mind. How far is he willing to go to prove there’s more depth to him than meets the eye?
You can expect double the debauchery in every novella they write.