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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.
This sample picks up where last week left off, with Gage saying to Riley, “I need to tell you something.”
Great. Nothing good ever came from those words. Not when tired eyes and a look of apology accompanied them. That look.
He continued. “About the drinking—”
Instinct drove her to cut him off. “You quit. I know that.” The sureness in her voice surprised her. It didn’t betray the unease casing her spine or the hollowness in her gut. Her fingers tingled with the childish urge to cover her ears, to ignore whatever it was drinking had to do with her brother or the accident.
Gage’s drinking was ancient history.
“Riley, I tried.”
Heat flashed red hot to her face. “You tried?”
No, no, no, no. What was he saying? Denial blasted through his words, shielding her from his meaning, building a wall she had no desire to scale. But twelve months of pain demanded clarity. “As in, you tried but did not?”
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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.