betrayed my friend.
I was kidnapped along with presidential candidate’s daughter Lindsay Bosworth,
forced to help her assailants, my mother implicated in one of the biggest
political scandals in American history.
cleared of any wrongdoing, but that doesn’t matter. Once you’re tried by the media,
you’re guilty as sin. The truth doesn’t get the public’s attention.
everyone assumes you’re tainted.
my own personal security team, courtesy of the United States government. Not
the one you learned about in civics class, though.
tracked by the deep state. The shadow government. They’ve assigned Silas
Gentian to be with me twenty-four seven. He thinks he knows everything about me
– all of it bad — and he does.
everyone else, he assumes I’m a traitor. A backstabber. A betrayer. Someone who
helped a group of violent psychopaths, puppets of powerful men in Washington
who made me into a tool.
how he looks at me. True desire can’t be faked.
goes both ways.
I’m trying to fool him.
might be right.
the reasons he thinks.
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ever occurred to you that maybe, just maybe, if you thought it through, there
might be a completely different angle on every part of this mess? That maybe
I’m telling the truth?” I taunt him. That’s how this feels–like nothing but a
nasty game. The push-pull of wanting him to treat me like a human being and
wanting to lash out and hurt him is infuriating, but it is better than sitting
here and taking his negativity like a passive little doormat.
rejected that. Completely.”
you’re really bad at your job, Silas,” I say, letting all the bitterness and
contempt come through my voice.
wounded me, Jane.” Turns out he can do contempt, too. Better than I can.
Anyone whose job is to protect people can’t be such an absolutist. It makes you
weak. Gives other people an easy shot at you.”
people’? Do you mean people like you?”
people like the ones who attacked Lindsay.”
People like you.”
head slowly, the waves of panic flowing through me, giving in to them. Letting
them come because what choice do I have?
feel all of that panic, let the anxiety overwhelm you, nearly black out from
the incongruity of being shamed, driving toward an unknown destination where
you have no control–
stand up for yourself.
nothing left to lose, Silas. My mom is dead, my reputation’s beyond
salvageable, I don’t have a job or a place to live, and everywhere I go
someone’s trying to kill me. Even my online world is nothing but garbage and
threats from shitlords. So, as a simple thought exercise, can you try? You’re
protecting me. Someone assigned you to me. Give me the courtesy of doing your
job completely. If I’m stuck with you–and I know I am–I, at least, want you to
do your best.”
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