Hours pass, during which Trace patiently sits on a chair beside the bed where Micah is curled up on his side. His body relaxed, weighed down with the effects of the tranquilizer, Micah dozes. When his eyes stay open for a longer period of time, looking like there’s some life behind them, too, Trace catches … Continue reading “Chapter 6: Edge of Madness”
Make it happen, Sophie kept thinking. That had been Nikki’s advice and after this afternoon, still feeling herself light up every time Ethan smiled or laughed, she wanted to do just that.
“You up to play tonight?” Jere asked.
Wren smiled greedily. “Absolutely. And I want to feel you inside of me by the time we’re done, so keep that in mind.”
Jamie’s mind wasn’t on the customers scattered around the bar. Instead, it was stuck on the book. Whoever had invented editing had to have been some kind of masochist. Sometimes Jamie wondered how he had ended up here, wiping down tables night after night in a bar then going home to stare at the blank … Continue reading “Chapter 3: Taking Chances”
He kind of wanted to tell her. Saying the words out loud might help give them less power. Funny how he never felt that way with his prison counselor.
Ten Years Ago Micah is seriously, diligently trying to lose himself in the moment. It’s late. They’d had a quiet dinner at home and danced barefoot in the kitchen to music from the radio before retreating to the bedroom. Crouched by the foot of their bed with his head nestled between Lilianna’s firm, smooth, caramel-colored … Continue reading “Chapter 5: In Love and Loss”
He smelled fresh coffee and sighed with wonder. Heaven. He’d found heaven.
Jere was stunned. Was it that easy to buy someone’s approval, or to lose it?
“Jesus, I can’t stand it in here,” Drew said, not even bothering to lower his voice as he grabbed yet another bottle of wine from under the cabinet of their make-shift bar in the corner of the darkened room. It was someone’s loft apartment; the living room alone was twice the size of their whole … Continue reading “Chapter 2: One-Liners”
“I think it’s good for him, you know,” Cash added. “To need to step up and watch out for his own, too. To be the one kicking ass for a change in a way that builds him up, keeps him on the right side of the law. Makes him the hero.”