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Riley Beckett’s past just came back to haunt her … and this time he’s got a gun. UNFORGIVEN … click image.

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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.

In this snippet Gage has figured out who the killer is. He’s on the phone with his boss, who has worked behind the scenes trying to put the pieces together. As this takes place, Gage is flying down the interstate in the direction of her home, praying he’s not too late. Gage and Riley are both wanted by the law, suspected of a murder for which they’d been set up.

“How about we just try to keep you both out of jail?” [Maverick said]

“Deal. And after you finish with the law, give (*spoiler*) a call. Let them know I had to borrow their truck, but they’ll get it back.” Gritting his teeth, Gage careened around another eighteen-wheeler to the blast of an air horn. “Maybe in one piece.”

Maverick gave a sigh—one Gage barely made out over the whine of the truck engine and rush of wind in his ears. “Will do. And Gage?”


“Maybe he doesn’t want to hurt her.” It was Maverick’s way of saying don’t worry.

“No, it’s me he wants to hurt,” Gage said. “Her . . . he just wants her to suffer.”



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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.