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. Last week they tracked down someone who might offer answers, but found his house doesn’t look lived in. Here, they return for a closer look.
This time, Gage parked several houses away alongside a patch of woods. He tucked his gun in his waistband, shifting so he could do so before exiting the truck. “If you want to stay out here . . . .”
“Forget it,” she said.
“Figured as much.” He grinned, sending tingles of awareness cajoling with the nerves she was already wrestling. Their unspoken truce strengthened under the warmth of his gaze. “We should be able to follow the tree line to the house,” he said as they climbed out. “Maybe if anyone sees us, they won’t connect us to the truck.”
“So we’re just regular loitering burglar types. That makes me feel better,” she said. Her stomach turned at the idea of coming face to face with Tom.
Gage responded by lacing his fingers through hers. It felt right.
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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.