Gage and Riley were once lovers, but a deadly twist of fate tore them apart. Now, one year later, they’re thrown together by a murder in which Gage was the intended victim and Riley is wanted for the crime. In this snippet, he wakes her up trying to get his jeans on in the dark.
“What time is it?”
“Early. I’ve got to go see a guy, and I want to catch him before he’s got a chance to get any coffee in him. People don’t tend to lie as well when they’re half asleep.” He paused as she stood. “Get back in bed.”
“No way.” Riley pulled on her jeans without issue, passing him a smug look in the dark. She doubted he saw it, but it felt good anyway. “You’re not going anywhere without me. This whole mess is more my problem than yours.”
He went still. “What makes you think my going to see a guy has anything to do with you?”
She glared, tugging on her shoes without breaking the scowl. “Don’t insult me. You’re not going to do anything until you figure out who did this to your brother.”
Gage moved closer, not stopping until his lips brushed her ear. “What if I’m more interested in figuring out who did this to you?” he asked in a whisper that had her back to thinking about tangled sheets.
Warmth wiggled through her, but it had nothing on the feeling of triumph his words gave her. “Then I guess I’d have to say I told you so,” she said, enjoying the satisfaction of a win as she breezed through the door ahead of him.
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Riley Beckett’s past just came back to haunt her . . . and this time, he’s got a gun.
When Gage Lawton finds his brother shot dead on his back porch, every shred of evidence points to one person: Gage’s former lover, Riley. He and she didn’t part ways on good terms, and he’s not planning to rekindle anything now–not when he’s got a revolver pointed at her head and a finger on the trigger.
A year after Riley swore she and Gage were over, he returns in a hail of gunfire. One look into those achingly familiar blue eyes and she knows how wrong she was to let him go, but now far more than their heated past stands in the way. A twist of fate puts them in the crosshairs of a killer, leaving Riley with two slim options: trust her greatest betrayer or face a murderer on her own.