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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.
Gage stood on tiptoe to peer through a high window.
“Bathroom?” Riley guessed, her curiosity piqued by his dogged interest in what lay beyond the dirty glass.
“You want me to keep guessing?”
“No need to. We’re going inside.”
“Inside the house?” Clearly she wasn’t up for a life as a career criminal.
“As opposed to . . . ?”
Lacking other options, she ignored the question. “What do you see?”
“A reason to go in the house.”
Riley tamped down the urge to smack him across the back of the head. “You realize this is actual breaking and entering this time, right? Or do you have a key here, too?”
Gage made his way through the tall grass to the back door, pausing only a moment to squint through another window. “Is it my fault if he forgot to lock the back door? And it just happens to open when I knock?”
“And the odds of that are what? Besides, it’s still not legal.”
Gage tossed a disarming smile in her direction. “Says the woman wanted by the law.”
“Which is whose fault?”
The grin disappeared. “Tom Rigby better hope like hell it’s not his.” Gage tried the knob but it didn’t turn. “Hmm.” With an innocent shrug, he kicked the door.
It flew inward, the broken lock hitting the linoleum beneath.
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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.