Sweet revenge keeps her alive … and drives her to kill.
I am the forgotten one, the girl who was left for dead.
In this mental hospital I call prison I plot my revenge.
I remember everything.
Their faces. Their touch. Even their smell.
What they did to me was beyond cruel. I’m going to return the favor.
In here I survive by using someone just as they used me. One of them wants to claim me as his own. A man without mercy, without a conscience, craving the wickedness inside me. But I won’t be a puppet for his desires. I will play his strings like a puppeteer and use him to escape.
And when I do … I will kill them all.
This is Ashley's story and the final book in the Delirious Series. This is a full-length novel. These books should be read in order. WARNING: This book contains very disturbing situations, strong language, dubious consent, and graphic violence.
1. A Flutter in her belly when she meetshim for the first time.
My lips brush the top of her hand
lightly, my tongue sneaking out to fleetingly touch her skin. The brief contact stirs an ache inside
me. This woman tugs at something—more
than arousal—something that makes me want to slow down time just to spend a few
more minutes standing here.
“Did you just…” she stammers a bit.
“Did I just what?”
She squints at me. “You know.”
“I felt your tongue on my hand. You…you licked me.”
I’d been dying to run my tongue along her
neck all evening, although I hadn’t really meant to be so crude about it. It just sort of …happened. “I wouldn’t say licked, maybe just a little
“So you tasted me?”
My entire body suddenly has interest in
this conversation. “I suppose I
did. But it wasn’t nearly enough. That brings us back to my invitation for
dinner. Tomorrow night?”
“The day after then?”
She laughs and shakes her head. The sound makes me smile.
“Good night, Cooper.” She pulls the driver’s side door shut and
leaves me standing there…for a full five minutes after she’s gone.
2. A best friend to talk about him to.
“And I kissed him when we were in his
“How was his office?”
That’s what you want to know. Not
how was the kiss or aren’t you in breach of your contract? How was his office?”
“You can tell a lot about a man by his
I gulp another unladylike sip from my
wine glass. “His office was
beautiful. Sleek, overlooking the
city. It oozed power.”
Bet he fucks like he owns you.”
The thought of what he’s like in bed is
enough to make me lose my train of thought.
“Go on,” Sadie prods.
I don’t continue immediately.
“You forgot what you were up to because
you were thinking of him fucking you like he owns you, didn’t you?” My best friend smirks knowingly.
“Shut up.” I pause.
“Anyway, I don’t know what I’m going to do.”
“Well, him. Obviously.”
“I wish it were that easy.”
3. A gentleman that turns into a bossy dirty
talker in the bedroom.
Cooper – behind closed doors.
“You haven’t even begun to see bossy
yet. Tonight I’m going to tell you to do
things, and you’re going to do them.
When I tell you to open wider, or take my cock deeper, you’re going to
listen. You know why? Because since the moment we met, all I’ve wanted
to do is make you feel good. Hell, I
don’t even need to get off physically.
Because I’m going to get off watching you every minute. So, yeah, I’m going to be bossy. Now let’s put the rest of this behind
us. Do you want to be with me tonight?”
After that prelude, I nod my head
fast. I’m no fool. Who wouldn’t?
Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free
time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She
is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while
styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently
while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day,
and an exciting smut author by night!
From the author of All of You and Before You Break comes a new Between Breaths romance about the silent, inked up skateboarder and the tattoo artist who unravels him piece by piece...
Tattoo artist Cory Easton has worked long enough at Raw Ink to know, just by the looking at a dude, what his body art reveals, what makes him tick, what even makes him scared. Until he meets the quiet and remote Jude York - so unreadable, so unreachable, and so unlike anyone else, he can't help but arouse Cory's curiosity.
As captivating and complex as his ink, Jude is a mystery - and Cory's falling fast and hard under his spell. Against his better judgement to steer clear.
The rumors of Jude's past overshadow him - whispers of prison and an unmentionable secret that's kept him in the protective shadows of a local motorcycle club. As Cory probes deeper, he wonders how much he really wants to know. Especially since Jude has awakened something inside him that has been buried too long - and has him feeling completely alive for the first time in forever...
This handsome firefighter makes a living coming to the rescue, but Gin doesn't need
a man to fight her battles.
After Raine s dad
walked out, Ginevieve Lightly never lived in one place too long, a rambling
lifestyle that defined her daughter s youth. When their car dies in Banister
Falls, Wisconsin, Gin promises Raine they can stay until she finishes her
senior year of high school. Gin will do anything to make sure her daughter has
a bright future . . . a future that s compromised when Raine reveals she s
Dan Moretti has
only ever called Banister Falls home. After losing his best friend in a tragic
accident, Dan devoted himself to responding to fires, rescuing the helpless,
and guiding Cody Bennett, his best friend's son, through life. With Cody being
the epitome of the good kid, it was an easy job. Until he says four little
words: The baby is mine.
Knowing gossip of
Raine's pregnancy will erupt sooner or later in the small town, Gin's reflex is
to grab the suitcase and escape to a new city, a new life. But with each
passing day, Gin's feet stay rooted in Banister Falls, and she falls a little
more for this local firefighter who shows her not all men abandon women at the
first sign of smoke.
As Gin and Dan do
the best they can to guide the two teenagers through their early entry into
adulthood, they discover together that romance can bloom in the rockiest of
situations. And God can turn the pieces of a broken past into a beautiful new
Kathryn did a wonderful job of this story of two people from
the opposite sides of the track stepping out of the stereotyping. As I read
this book I was torn between two sets of main characters.
Raine is a normal
17yr old girl who is once again the new girl at school. She is not as fortunate
as most in the school and it treated as such. Being matched with Cody as her
class partner forces them to spend some time with one another. Raine must fight
the urge to run as she has learned from her mom. In time they become faced with
some pretty serious adult situations. I am not sure that most 17-18 year olds
would have handled quite as well as they did. I commend these young adults for
Gin who has raised Raine solely by herself for the past 17 yrs
is a strong but not so confident woman. She is persistent in being there for
Raine unlike her mom was. When Cody’s mom turns to Dan for some help the last
thing she expected was for Dan to be concerned about Gin’s feeling in all of
this. This small religious town was not quite prepared for what was coming. Can
Gin let the past go and learn to open her heart and risk being hurt once again?
The mere mention of the name Salvatore Efisto, a notorious crime boss in the Sicilian Mafia, was enough to make any man seek their quickest escape. When his body washes up on the Jersey shore, there is one suspect who the authorities will stop at nothing to find.
Raised and reared in the Cosa Nostra, Sabato Efisto has seen crime, chaos and destruction his entire life.
When he fell in love, his heart beat for the first time. However, his father made sure that the young prodigy he was creating, was no longer distracted.
Sabato took refuge in clubs, sex and control. His connection with women on an emotional level was a luxury he could not and would not allow himself.
Valentina Segretti helps him hide from those searching for him. The sexual tension between them boils until finally it explodes into page scorching sexual… scenes.
Melyssa, a friend of Valentina’s, returns to Jersey and finds him in hiding. As a law student she offers advice to Sabato. The attraction between them is much different than his to Valentina.
Two women, who could not be any more different from each other, and one man, who is literally fighting for a life he never knew he could dream of having.
Will he choose one, or will he return to Italy as head of the Sicilian Mafia?
Find out in April 2015
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