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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 sample, Riley has just returned home after a heartbreaking confession from Gage, only to discover a killer waited there for her.

A flash of movement dragged her from her thoughts. Sickness crawled through her veins as she realized the object in question was her daddy’s rifle, and it was pointed at her.

*Spoiler* closed one eye in a sadistic wink as he stared down the barrel, then lowered the weapon he’d pulled from beside the chair and cradled it like it was a child.

Still, she didn’t breathe. “What are you going to do?”

He gave a chilling laugh. “Not sure. I guess you could say my plans went awry. I figured I’d kill Gage, let you sit in jail for his murder, and I’d walk away from the whole lot of you. Time for plan B. How about you give lover boy a call and see if he wants to join the party?” *Spoiler* picked up a bottle from beside the chair; only then did Riley notice empties strewn on the floor.

“You killed Dawson.” It wasn’t a question.

Note: Dawson was Riley’s friend and the sheriff, who was shot dead on Riley’s doorstep at the beginning of the book.



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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.