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Shadow Ranch by USA Today best selling author Robin Covington – Passion and secrets thrive in the dark…
Wrecked by Wall Street Journal best selling author Terri Osburn – Revenge is always personal…
Bound to Damage by Avril Ashton – When protecting you heart is no longer an option…protect your neck.
Foolish Expectations by Alison Bliss – Forever is the last thing they expected…
Under the Evening Star by Shyla Colt – They must choose between the past that hunts and a love that can heal…
Brazen by Avery Flynn – This bad boy boxer just met his match…
Screwed by Kelly Jamieson – The only time losing is more fun than winning is when you’re fighting temptation…
Stripped by Abby Niles – She’s going to strip him bare…
Not the Marrying Kind by Julie Particka – Faking it never felt so good…
Lust and Loathing by Joya Ryan – Sometimes loathing your boss turns into the best kind of lust…
Sweet Surrender by Naima Simone – The price of surrender is passion…
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Excerpt of Screwed by Kelly Jamieson
Cash pulled out a chair and sat. “I saw you come out here just as I walked in. You okay, darlin’?”
“It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to?”
“I’m not crying.”
He lifted on eyebrow.
She swiped her fingertips beneath one eye. “Okay, just feeling a bit blue. Not really in a mood to celebrate.” She grimaced in an attempt to smile.
After a short silence, Cash said, “Do you still love him, Callie?”
“No.” She shook her head. “To be honest, I was thinking earlier that I’m not so sure I ever did love him.”
“Course you did.”
She smiled. “Yeah, I guess I did, sort of. I don’t know. But over the last year…I’ve done a lot of thinking about stuff.”
“While you were in France. And Italy. And Greece.”
“Yeah.” She traced her index finger over the wicker arm of the chair. “And since I’ve been back too. I think I’m going to get a tattoo.”
“Jesus.” Cash frowned. “Are you drunk?”
“Uh…yeah. That’s what a divorce party is for, right?”
“Hell if I know.”
“My mama will freak if I get inked. Maybe I should get a piercing too.” She tapped her chin. “Where would be a good place to get pierced?”
“Make sure you go somewhere reputable and clean—”
“No, I mean on my body. You know…like, my belly button? Or my nipples?”
“Christ.” Cash rubbed his face.
“And I need a new job. I need a whole new life.”
“You are drunk.”
She laughed, feeling more at ease. “I thought we established that.”
“I just don’t know what kind of job I want. Or what I can do.”
“I thought Manon offered you your old job back.”
“Yeah, but I’m not sure. Working in an upscale clothing boutique is just what my mother thinks I should do.” She sighed.
“I’m getting the feeling some of this is about rebelling against your parents.”
She snorted. “You make me sound like a teenager.”
“Just sayin’, darlin’.”
She sighed. “Okay, maybe it is. I just…I just…” Her throat closed up. She rubbed her nose. “I just want to be my own person. Oh fuck, I do sound like a teenager.”
“Cass. What’s going on?”
“I don’t know! This party just made me feel like a big failure.”
“You are not a failure. Your marriage ended because Beau fucked up.”
“He wouldn’t have done that if…” She swallowed.
“Don’t even say it. He fucked up. It wasn’t your fault.”
She pressed her lips together, her throat aching. “My parents wanted us to be married. They wanted me to marry a guy they approved of, and Beau was perfect. My parents have been together for thirty years.” She sucked in a shaky breath. “When I told Mama I was splitting up with Beau because he cheated on me…she told me that my daddy had had affairs with other women. And it was no big deal. You just ignored it and carried on and made everything look good.”
Cash closed his eyes, his mouth tightening, grooves deepening on his face.