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𝑴𝒚 𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒋𝒐𝒃 𝒍𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒎𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚, 𝒃𝒖𝒕 𝒊𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒚 𝒅𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅.
𝑨𝒏 𝒖𝒏𝒅𝒆𝒓𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒅 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝒎𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒆𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒕𝒔 𝒓𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒍𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒍𝒚 𝒈𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒅 𝒃𝒚 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒆 𝒈𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒑 𝒐𝒇 𝑭𝒂𝒆 𝒘𝒂𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒐𝒓𝒔.
𝑇ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑝𝑙𝑎𝑐𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑏𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑜𝑢𝑡 𝑎 𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑏𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑑 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛 𝑚𝑒. 𝐴 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑠𝑡𝑟𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟.
𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑛𝑜 𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑖𝑐𝑒 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑢𝑟𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝐹𝑎𝑒 𝑓𝑜𝑟 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝.
𝐿𝑜𝑐ℎ𝑙𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑒𝑎𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑖𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑚𝑒𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑜 𝑔𝑢𝑎𝑟𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑏𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑒𝑟 𝑏𝑒𝑡𝑤𝑒𝑒𝑛 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑚𝑠. 𝐻𝑒’𝑠 𝑠𝑒𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑟𝑜𝑔𝑎𝑛𝑡 𝑦𝑒𝑡 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑖𝑎𝑏𝑙𝑦 𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑢𝑟𝑖𝑛𝑔. 𝐼 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑛𝑜 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑟𝑢𝑠𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑒’𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑜𝑛𝑙𝑦 𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑠𝑜𝑛 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝑒𝑎𝑐ℎ 𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑡𝑒𝑐𝑡 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓.
𝐻𝑒 𝑝𝑢𝑠ℎ𝑒𝑠 𝑚𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑚𝑖𝑡𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡𝑒𝑛𝑠 𝑡𝑜 𝑢𝑛𝑟𝑎𝑣𝑒𝑙 𝑚𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 ℎ𝑢𝑠𝑘𝑦 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑚𝑎𝑛𝑑. 𝑀𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛 𝑎𝑛𝑦𝑜𝑛𝑒, ℎ𝑒 ℎ𝑎𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑝𝑜𝑤𝑒𝑟 𝑡𝑜 𝑢𝑛𝑑𝑜 𝑚𝑒. 𝐵𝑒𝑐𝑎𝑢𝑠𝑒 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑜𝑛, 𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑜𝑓 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑖𝑚 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑤𝑜𝑟𝑙𝑑 𝐼 𝑛𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟 𝑎𝑠𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑡𝑜 𝑏𝑒 𝑎 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑜𝑓.
**𝑻𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒔 𝒂𝒅𝒖𝒍𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒎𝒂𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒃𝒆 𝒔𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒊𝒗𝒆 𝒂𝒖𝒅𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒄𝒆𝒔.
𝑨𝒖𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒓'𝒔 𝑵𝒐𝒕𝒆: 𝑪𝒖𝒓𝒔𝒆 & 𝑪𝒓𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 140,000 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒅 𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒍, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒕𝒔 𝒐𝒓𝒊𝒈𝒊𝒏𝒂𝒍 𝒑𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒂𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒓𝒕 𝒐𝒇 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑭𝒂𝒆 𝑮𝒂𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔, 𝒊𝒕 𝒉𝒂𝒔 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 𝒔𝒖𝒃𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒓𝒆𝒘𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏. 𝑰𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒂 𝒅𝒆𝒍𝒊𝒄𝒊𝒐𝒖𝒔 𝒔𝒍𝒐𝒘-𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒖𝒓𝒃𝒂𝒏 𝒇𝒂𝒏𝒕𝒂𝒔𝒚 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒑𝒍𝒆𝒕𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒕𝒉 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏, 𝒂𝒅𝒗𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒂 𝒉𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒈𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒇𝒐𝒓 𝒅𝒂𝒚𝒔.
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Tell me, Rebecca, are you looking for answers or an escape?”
Both, is that so shameful? Who wouldn’t want to escape such a dangerous situation?
“I’m keeping myself alive,” I quipped, irritated at his insinuation.
“If that’s the case, you’re not doing a very good job.” His eyes lifted to indicate my presence out on the dark street.
“Are you saying you’re a threat to my safety?”
“That’s what you want to believe, isn’t it?”
“It’s not a matter of want. I’m trying to be cautious, but obviously, I trusted you enough to come out here.” My voice trailed off with the reluctant admission.
Lochlan slowly pulled back, and my body shuddered at the loss. “If you’re being cautious, then you won’t pretend Ronan is something he's not. His past is far uglier than you could imagine.” He turned to start walking away when I called after him.
“Funny, he gave me the same warning about you.”
He glanced over his shoulder with a look as sharp as a razor’s edge. “For once, he isn’t wrong.” As his figure retreated, his booted feet didn't make a single sound on the glistening pavement.
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Jill is a Texan, born and raised. She manages the hectic social calendars for her three active children and occasionally spends an evening with her dashing husband. Aside from being an author and a mom, she's a travel junkie and loves to read when she is not lost in her own stories.
With Jill’s books, you can count on confident heroines, plenty of steamy tension, and deliciously assertive leading men. There are no guarantees in life, but with her books, you know everything will work out in the end. However, a perfect ending would not be nearly as satisfying without a seemingly insurmountable challenge. Jill loves to add plenty of adversity in her stories, creating unforgettably dynamic characters and sneaky plot twists you will never see coming.
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