no longer keep the past a secret…
life read it at all, because some things can’t be unsaid, some words stay with us forever.
possibly once in all our time we’d known each other — right before he’d invited
me up to his apartment and made love to me for the first time. He was nervous.
often enough — your name.” He licked his lips, his eyes still staring hard at
the dirt clinging to his polished black Prada shoes. “If I said your name every
second of every day for the rest of my life, it still wouldn’t be enough.
Saying your name is like saying a prayer. Sometimes, I think it’s the only
prayer God hears these days. Your name is a promise, a vow. It’s also a
reminder that no matter what hell I’ve gone through, heaven still exists.”
initiated with the mob and a living hell from that moment on. I knew, because
it was my hell. But I wanted…no I needed out.
life from my father till nothing was left but the ashes from betrayal, and I
got me shot. But the nurse made up for the injury—Daphne had always teased my
dreams, out of reach but close enough to tease me with the fantasy of what if.
But what if…was now my reality and there was no way I was giving it up.
obstacles, decisions that must be made, priorities that have to be established…
but when it’s real love, you’ll find everything will fall into place because
love puts the other ahead of itself. Love replaces fear with faith. It destroys
indecision with loyalty, breaks through every barrier because it’s stronger,
wiser, more courageous than anything else you’ll face, because from that point
on, you face everything together.”
been hot. But the ensuing strain of having to work with him, having to see him
seduce and sleep with other women tore her heart from her chest and crushed it
beneath his military-grade boot.
Her damaged heart would like to make him pay, but her body isn’t so sure,
especially when Ryker apologizes and tries to make things right between them.
real one this time — with Ryker? Or will those old wounds never heal? And when
their mission goes awry, will they even survive to have a shot at that future?
low for a friendly hug.
perfectly they fit, it was impossible to not grab her hips and bring her even closer.
into herself — or probably feeling the erection he had no hope of hiding —
Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
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