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Read Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13)(21) online free by Rachel Caine

Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13)(21)
Author: Rachel Caine"Shane's not in charge of what I do," she said. "But I won't lie. I didn't want to leave him here, either. So maybe there's a little bit of that in there.""I-honey, I know you don't want to hear this again, but are you sure you're not plunging into something too quickly with him?"It was a familiar subject, and Claire felt a white-hot stab of annoyance. Never thought of that, Mom. Wow, what insight! She wouldn't say it....She'd rarely been sarcastic to her parents, but that didn't stop her from thinking it. Older people so often thought they'd been through everything, experienced everything...but it wasn't true. Few of them had ever lived in Morganville, for instance. Or apprenticed to a vampire with poor impulse control."I'm not," Claire said. She'd learned that short answers worked best; they made her sound adult and certain. O…

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RoomHate(9)
Author: Penelope WardHumiliated.Mortified.My heart felt like it was in my mouth. Escaping out the front door and down to the water, I continued to run aimlessly on the sand. At one point, about a mile down the beach, it became necessary to stop and catch my breath, even though I wanted to keep running. I’d gotten so wrapped up in Justin that I’d forgotten how sick I was this afternoon. It was all hitting me again as I stumbled over to the shoreline and vomited into the ocean.I collapsed into the sand and must have sat there for over an hour. The sun was starting to go down, and the tide was coming in. It felt like everything was closing in on me. I knew I couldn’t avoid going home forever.What if he told Jade what I’d done?That I was watching him.Oh God.He was going to crucify me for this.What excuse could I possibly give him that would explain why I was hiding behind his door, watching him ejaculate like it was a Fourth of July fireworks performance?I decided that I needed…

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Bitter Blood (The Morganville Vampires #13)(15)
Author: Rachel CaineEve, on the other hand, seemed to ignore Miranda altogether; her gaze focused wholly on Michael's face. Her dark eyes were huge, and she'd gripped his left hand tightly with her right."I'm okay," he said, not to Miranda, but to Eve, and brought her hand to his lips to kiss it. "Claire might have been exaggerating a little.""Not much," Claire muttered, but she ate a bite of taco and didn't object any louder."She's right, though," Michael continued. "Definitely, there's something wrong with Amelie and how she's handling things. It's not the Founder we've known; this is more the way Bishop acted. Maybe it's something to do with her near miss with the draug.""Or maybe it's just that Oliver's in her pocket allthe time," Shane said. "I'm saying pocket because there's a deceased minor present, but by pocket…

Read Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)(24) online free by Suzanne Collins

Catching Fire (The Hunger Games #2)(24)
Author: Suzanne Collins"Take her out," says my mother. Haymitch and Peeta literally carry me from the room while I shout obscenities at her. They pin me down on a bed in one of the extra bedrooms until I stop fighting.While I lie there, sobbing, tears trying to squeeze out of the slit of my eye, I hear Peeta whisper to Haymitch about President Snow, about the uprising in District 8. "She wants us all to run," he says, but if Haymitch has an opinion on this, he doesn't offer it.After a while, my mother comes in and treats my face. Then she holds my hand, stroking my arm, while Haymitch fills her in on what happened with Gale."So it's starting again?" she says. "Like before?""By the looks of it," he answers. "Who'd have thought we'd ever be sorry to see old Cray go?"Cray would have been disliked, anyway, because of the uniform he wore, but it was his habit of luring starvin…

Read His One and Only (50 Loving States #6)(34) online free by Theodora Taylor

His One and Only (50 Loving States #6)(34)
Author: Theodora TaylorHis words hit her like bullets, not just because part of what Mike was accusing her of was true, but also because Mike Lancer really did look angry enough to come through the glass.But she swallowed her fear and picked up the phone. “If you don’t get out of here, I’ll call the police. And then you’ll have to explain to them why you’re so far away from Forest Brook, shouting at us.”Mike paled. Unlike Beau, he’d always been way more concerned with keeping up his family’s name.He slammed his fist against the glass one last time, but in the end, he walked out of the shelter, glaring over his shoulder at Josie all the way.And Josie let out a huge sigh of relief.“Oh, my God! That was so scary!” Nancy said beside her. Her voice cracked on the last word and she covered her mouth with both hands, obviously fighting back tears. This was why receptionists tended not last long at Ruth’s House.“It’s okay,” Josie said, drawing the you…

Read Shopping for a CEO (Shopping for a Billionaire #7)(49) online free by Julia Kent

Shopping for a CEO (Shopping for a Billionaire #7)(49)
Author: Julia Kent“You have quite the track record with fake spouses,” Andrew says quietly in my ear as people in the crowd either fret over Josh’s prone body or murmur about liability issues.Sunny lights a sage smudge stick and starts muttering something while waving the burning leaves over my “husband”.Andrew looks at my belly with a mixture of amusement and protectiveness. I want to touch him but I can’t. He has, obviously, figured out the ruse. While I technically can’t tell him that Josh and I are working, he clearly knows.“Are you stalking me, Mr. McCormick?” I murmur, rubbing my pretend bump. “You appear in the most unusual moments in my life.”“I’m on the board of directors of the hospital, Ms. Warrick,” he replies with a smile. “We’re doing an annual walk through.”“I’m preparing for the most precious moment I never expected,” I answer, giving him a wink.He smothers a grin.Sunny glides over. She smells like roasted chicken, …

Read P.S. I Still Love You(To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)(6) online free by Jenny Han

P.S. I Still Love You(To All the Boys I've Loved Before #2)(6)
Author: Jenny HanI’m so relieved, so grateful she’s bringing it up. I rush to say, “Oh my gosh, I don’t like Josh, Gogo. Not like that. Not at all. And he doesn’t like me like that either. I think . . . I think we were both just missing you. Peter’s the one I like.” Under the blanket I find Margot’s hand and link my pinky with hers. “Sister swear.”She swallows hard. “Then I guess there’s no secret reason for him not wanting to get back together. I guess it’s as simple as he just doesn’t want to be with me anymore.”“No, it’s as simple as you’re in Scotland and he’s in Virginia and it’s too hard. You were wise to break it off when you did. Wise and brave and right.”Doubt creeps across her face like dark shadows, and then she shakes her head and her expression clears. “Enough about me and Josh. We’re yesterday’s news. Tell me more about Peter. Please, it’ll make me feel better.” She lies back down, and I put the spoons bac…

Read Sands of Time(6) online free by Sidney Sheldon

Sands of Time(6)
Author: Sidney SheldonInside the walls of the convent was a system of internal passageways and staircases linking the dining room, the community room, the cells, and the chapel, and everywhere there was an atmosphere of cold, clean spaciousness. Thick-paned latticed windows overlooked a highwalled garden. Every window was covered with iron bars and was above the line of vision, so that there would be no outside distractions. The refectory - the dining hall - was long and austere, its windows shuttered and curtained. The candles in the ancient candlesticks cast evocative shadows on the ceilings and walls.In four hundred years, nothing inside the walls of the convent had changed, except the faces. The sisters had no personal possessions, for they desired to be poor, emulating the poverty of Christ. The church itself was bare of ornaments, save for a priceless solid-gold cross that had been a long-ago gift from a wealthy postulant. Because it was so out of keeping with th…

Read The Gamble (Colorado Mountain #1)(8) online free by Kristen Ashley

The Gamble (Colorado Mountain #1)(8)
Author: Kristen Ashley“Anyway, I’ll just –”“Sit down,” he ordered, dropping the fork on the counter and moving to the fridge.“I’m sorry?”He had the fridge open but he looked at me. “Sit down.”“I thought I’d –”“You need juice,” he declared and pulled out what appeared to be the cranberry juice I bought in Denver.“Really, I should just –”He closed the fridge and pinned me with his eyes. “Duchess, sit your ass down.”Well. What did I say to that?I didn’t know but I started, “Max –”“Ass on a stool or I’ll put it on a stool.”Was he serious?“Max, I need to –”“Eat.”“I’m sorry?”“You need to eat. You haven’t had anything in two days.”I forgot about him being somewhat rude and definitely domineering and felt my head move forward with a jerk at the same time I felt my eyes grow wide.“What?” I whispered.“You been out of it for two days.”I looked out the window as if the landscape could tell me this was false (or true). Then my eyes went back to Max.“Two days?”“Y…

Read When Fangirls Lie(30) online free by Marian Tee

When Fangirls Lie(30)
Author: Marian TeeShe nodded, admitting shyly, “I’m kinda excited to see you practice dancing.”He rolled his eyes. “It’s nothing special.”Saffi gasped. “It is very special, excuse me!”He laughed at her defensive tone. “Okay, okay. Don’t fight me – for me.”She giggled, and he carried the sound of it in his heart as he went back to practice.Staffan dancing on stage was already surreal, but seeing Staffan rehearsing, his body eventually becoming sleek with sweat, was even more so, like Saffi had been allowed a rare glimpse of heaven. And oh, oh, she would never get tired of seeing Staffan move!Two hours later, Eddie officially called for a break. Saffi smiled when she saw how more relaxed Eddie seemed, which meant the rehearsal had met his expectations. She started to stand when an excited voice called out Staffan’s name. This time, she didn’t welcome the sound at all.Saffi turned towards the sound and something inside her heart twisted painfully when she saw a lovel…

Read RoomHate(13) online free by Penelope Ward

RoomHate(13)
Author: Penelope Ward“Oh. I’m not his girlfriend,” I corrected. “His girlfriend is in New York.”“Sister?”“No. We’re just…” I hesitated. What were we? “We were friends years ago. Now we live together in a house we both inherited.”Dr. Danger looked utterly confused then asked, “You’re not dating each other then?”“No,” Justin was quick to answer.“No,” I repeated.“Do you live locally, Amelia?”“Yes. I live about ten minutes down the road.”“I’ve actually just moved here from Pennsylvania. Perhaps, you’d like to show me around the island sometime?”He’d really caught me off guard. Dr. Danger—Will—was definitely attractive in a clean-cut semi-older way. With his dark hair and large brown eyes, he was handsome enough. I couldn’t say my body had anywhere near the reaction to him that it did for Justin. But maybe it would be good to accept his offer.“Sure. That would be nice.”“Great.” He fished inside the pocket of his white jacket for his phone. “Give me your number? I’ll program it …

Read Back Spin (Myron Bolitar #4)(12) online free by Harlan Coben

Back Spin (Myron Bolitar #4)(12)
Author: Harlan CobenThe porch was packed with members. Most were men—elderly and red-faced and well fed. They wore blue or green blazers with different crests on them. Their ties were loud and usually striped. Many had floppy white or yellow hats on their heads. Floppy hats. And Win had been worried about Myron’s “attire.”Myron spotted Win at a corner table with six chairs. He sat alone. His expression was both glacial and serene, his body completely at ease. A mountain lion patiently waiting for prey. One would think that the blond hair and patrician good looks would be life assets for Win. In many ways, they were; in many more ways, they branded him. His entire appearance reeked of arrogance, old money, and elitism. Most people did not respond well to that. A specific, seething hostility frothed and boiled over when people looked at Win. To look at such a person was to hate him. Win was used to it. People who judged purely on looks did not concern him…

Read The Art of Wedding a Greek Billionaire(20) online free by Marian Tee

The Art of Wedding a Greek Billionaire(20)
Author: Marian TeeShe belonged to Damen – and only Damen.Mairi gasped when someone cupped her elbow from behind. The next thing she knew, she was being whirled around, her body slamming against Damen’s lean hard form.When her startled gaze met his, Damen snarled down at her in a low, furious voice, “Where do you think you’re going?” But Damen didn’t give her a chance to reply, instead tightening his grip on her as he led her towards one of the unoccupied balconies.Waiters balancing trays swerved out of his way, and a couple of guests almost tripped on their own feet in their effort to avoid Damen, who was bearing down on them like a charging knight.“People are talking,” Mairi hissed.“Let them talk.” Damen didn’t even bother to look around him.Mairi tried to struggle out of his hold. “Let go of me.” She welcomed the anger rising inside her, knowing it would prevent her from succumbing to self-pity. The memory of Damen answering his phone – of c…

Read Billionaire Unbound ~ Chloe (The Billionaire's Obsession #8)(29) online free by J.S. Scott

Billionaire Unbound ~ Chloe (The Billionaire's Obsession #8)(29)
Author: J.S. ScottChloe made him so fucking happy that when it ended he was bound to come crashing down.Don’t think about that now. This is about Chloe.Right now, everything was about the woman who made his chest hurt, an unfamiliar ache that he wasn’t sure was ever going to go away. She was smiling, laughing, and happy and Gabe felt like it was one of the greatest accomplishments he’d ever had. Chloe was born to be sweet and happy. Anything else was completely unacceptable. Her sexy sensuality was inherent. She didn’t need to do a damn thing to make him hard. It just happened immediately, every damn time he saw her. It was hard for him to fathom that any man would ever want to change her, make her ashamed of any part of her.She was pretty damn flawless as far as he was concerned. Now that the real Chloe was steadily coming back, she was fucking perfection.“Do you have a minute? I was looking for Chloe, but your cook …

Read Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)(8) online free by Marissa Meyer

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles #4)(8)
Author: Marissa Meyer“You may be an idiot, but I assure you, you’re quite a lovable one.”He shook his head. “You’re the only person in the galaxy who would ever call me lovable.”“I’m the only person in the galaxy crazy enough to believe it. Now tell me what you’ve done that is worth hating you for.”He swallowed, hard. “That cyborg Her Majesty is searching for?”“Linh Cinder.”“Yeah. Well, I thought she was just some crazy girl on a suicide mission, right? I figured she was going to get us all killed with these delusions of kidnapping the emperor and overthrowing the queen … to listen to her talk, anyone would have thought that. So I figured, I’d rather take a chance and come back to you, if I could. Let her throw her own life away.”“But Linh Cinder did kidnap the emperor. And she got away.”“I know.” He shifted his attention back to Winter. “Sybil took one of her friends hostage, some girl named Scarlet. Don’t suppose you know—”Winter beamed. “Oh, yes. …

Read Because We Belong (Because You Are Mine #3)(13) online free by Beth Kery

Because We Belong (Because You Are Mine #3)(13)
Author: Beth KeryHe jerked in his chair, muttering a blistering curse.* * *She hated herself for what she was doing, but she couldn’t seem to stop it. She needed it—the sharp edge of arousal—even knowing how empty she would feel following the rush of pleasure, even knowing she would have to endure the inevitable emptiness.“Ian,” she called, seeing clearly with her mind’s eye his handsome face rigid with lust as he looked down at her writhing beneath his hand. He stilled her for the pleasure, forcing her to take the stimulation in full, undiluted form, never allowing her to squirm in avoidance. He was always so ruthless in extracting bliss from her, always watching so hungrily as she relented to his hand and mouth and cock, seeming to drink in her bliss, as if her pleasure sustained his very existence.Francesca muffled her cry of surprise, starting in shock when the brisk knock penetrated her thick arousal. Without thinking, she tossed the…

Read The Street Lawyer(4) online free by John Grisham

The Street Lawyer(4)
Author: John GrishamHe slowly shook his head. "And how much for the poor people?""Total contributions of one hundred eighty thousand.""I don't want total contributions. Don't put me and my people in the same class with the symphony and the synagogue, and all your pretty white folks clubs where you auction wine and autographs and give a few bucks to the Boy Scouts. I'm talking about food. Food for hungry people who live here in the same city you live in. Food for little babies. Right here. Right in this city, with all you people making millions, we got little babies starving at night, crying 'cause they're hungry. How much for food?"He was looking at me. I was looking at the papers in front of me. I couldn't lie. He continued. "We got soup kitchens all over town, places where the poor and homeless can get something to eat. How much money did you folks give to the soup kitchens? Any?""Not directly,&…

Read Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6)(29) online free by Samantha Young

Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6)(29)
Author: Samantha Young“I had only one thought,” he whispered. “To find him and give him back as good as he gave.” He cleared his throat, his face turning hard. “They call it bloodlust. Maybe it was, because once I got ahold of him, I couldn’t stop. A colleague, a friend of mine, he followed me. Dragged me off.” Logan glared at me now. “I put Shannon’s boyfriend in a coma. What kind of man does that make me, Grace? Fit to be a father?”I had a feeling he wanted me to be outraged. Disgusted. Take Maia away. Seeing him so raw, so exposed, and so ashamed of himself was too much. I didn’t want him to feel that way about himself. And so I sought to help in any way I could.A story I had told no one, not even Aidan, came to mind, and I found myself telling it to Logan. “When I was fifteen I woke up one evening and there was a boy in bed with me. He had his hands on me, touching me. I fought him off, hearing laughter around me, and when I ma…

Read Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher #13)(7) online free by Lee Child

Gone Tomorrow (Jack Reacher #13)(7)
Author: Lee Child'You just proved it. If I shot her with a.357 Magnum, I'd have residue on me up to my elbow. But you just stood outside the men's room while I washed my hands. You're full of shit. You haven't fingerprinted me and you haven't Mirandized me. You're blowing smoke.''We're obliged to make certain.''What does the medical examiner say?''We don't know yet.''There were witnesses.'Lee shook her head. 'No use. They didn't see anything.''They must have.''Their view was blocked by your back. Plus they weren't looking, plus they were half asleep, and plus they don't speak much English. They had nothing to offer. Basically I think they wanted to get going before we started checking green cards.''What about the other guy? He was in front of me. He was wide awake. And he looked like a citizen and an English speaker.''What other guy…

Read Prodigy (Legend #2)(7) online free by Marie Lu

Prodigy (Legend #2)(7)
Author: Marie Lu“So. You must be the one we’ve all heard so much about,” he says. “Pleased to meet you, Day.”I wish I could do better than standing hunched over with pain. “Likewise. Thank you for seeing us.”“Please forgive us for not escorting you both to Vegas ourselves,” he says apologetically, adjusting his glasses. “It seems cold, but I don’t like risking my rebels needlessly.” His eyes swivel to June. “And I’m guessing you’re the Republic’s prodigy.”June inclines her head in a gesture that oozes high class.“Your escort costume is so convincing, though. Let’s just conduct a quick test to prove your identity. Please close your eyes.”June hesitates for a second, then obliges.The man waves a hand toward the front of the room. “Now hit the target on the wall with one of your knives.”I blink, then study the walls. Target? I hadn’t even noticed that a dartboard with a three-ring target is on one of the walls near the door we came through. But June doesn’t miss a b…

Read Fire Inside (Chaos #2)(4) online free by Kristen Ashley

Fire Inside (Chaos #2)(4)
Author: Kristen Ashley“I’m… oof,” she puffed as he hooked her at the belly, yanked her back onto the bed, and rolled on top of her. She blinked up at him through the dark and finished, “not?”“Not done with you,” he informed her.“You’re…” again with the breathy voice, something he felt in his gut, chest, and dick, “not?” and again with the disbelieving.Totally disbelieving.“I’m not,” Hop confirmed.“Is that even,” a pause then, “possible?”“Is what possible?” he asked.“Three times in an, erm… night?”Obviously, Belova wasn’t only messed up, f**ked up and stupid, he'd clearly had no stamina, which was f**king insane. A ninety-year-old man had a shot at that beauty, he’d find a way to get it up and do it repeatedly even if it killed him.“Yeah it’s possible.”Hop watched her head tilt on the pillow. “I… No offense, Hop, but I don’t believe you.”Fucking excellent.He slid his hands up her sides as he dropped his mouth to hers. “Right. Good, then, babe. I get to prov…

Read Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega #2)(32) online free by Patricia Briggs

Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega #2)(32)
Author: Patricia BriggsCharles wasn't concerned about that. Mind tricks that work on humans were among the most common gifts of the vampires. If they'd told the attendant not to remember, he wouldn't have."Tell me about the minivan.""Three men and a woman. They all looked like FBI, you know? Expensive and conservative." The man looked up at Charles. "Are you a cop or something? Shouldn't you show me some ID?""Or something," murmured Charles, and the attendant paled and looked away again. Gently, Charles thanked the man for the information and left.He could have gotten their faces from the cameras, but there was no need to traumatize the young man further-he had their scent, and he would not forget. If not today, then eventually he would run into them-the world was not that large to a man who lived forever. When he found them at last, he would remember this night to them.When he reached the…

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Pulse (Collide #2)(10)
Author: Gail McHugh“I’ll let him know you’re waiting, Miss Cooper.” The woman gave her another smile.“Thank you.” Emily went to turn around, but before she could, her attention shifted to an opening office door. Her nerves skyrocketed when she saw Colton stroll out, his deep, hearty chuckle hanging in the air as he shook hands with a man who’d exited the office with him. Emily felt ill when Colton’s eyes latched on hers.His jovial demeanor shifted almost immediately, his expression clear of any emotion. Staring at her, his mouth parted slightly as his eyes flitted between her and his business associate. Emily tensed and watched him rake a hand through his hair as he attempted to regain the friendly smile he was wearing just seconds before. Tugging anxiously at the hem of her white, button-down work shirt, Emily waited as he showed the man to the elevators. His gaze fell on hers once more before bidding the client a farewell.“We’ll catch up next week, Tom,” Colton…

Read Play It Safe(16) online free by Kristen Ashley

Play It Safe(16)
Author: Kristen AshleySteel slid down my spine and I had to do the impossible, give in at the same time fight it.“My mother with the eyes. I don’t know where I got my hair.”She held my gaze, unwavering.I pulled mine away and ate my toast.I didn’t look back at her when she asked, “Where do you hail from?”“We moved around a lot,” I evaded.Silence then, “I see.”Yep. I was sure she did.I finished the toast, sat back, eyes to the table and sipped coffee.Moments slid by then again from Grandma but not to me, “Best get Ivey into town, sweetheart. I’ll do the dishes.”I didn’t eat breakfast but I figured I should at least offer so I chanced looking at her again. “Why don’t you let me do that? My way to say thanks for toast and preserves, coffee,” my eyes slid through Gray to the window as I finished, “and everything.”“That isn’t necessary, Ivey,” Grandma Miriam said and I looked at her.She wanted me in town, out of her house and hopefully, as soon as I could manage it, out of h…

Read Once upon a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club #4)(14) online free by Jessica Clare

Once upon a Billionaire (Billionaire Boys Club #4)(14)
Author: Jessica ClareHe was . . . a bit of a pretentious jerk. Okay, a lot of one. She was sure he had a nice side, though. Everyone did, right?So she’d unpacked her things in her fancy room, found a money exchanger with the help of the hotel’s friendly concierge, and then had tracked down the staff and given them their tips supposedly from Mr. Verdi, and went on and on about how pleased Lord Montagne Verdi had been with their service. Everyone had been thrilled, and when the manager had met with Maylee to see if anything else could be done to ensure that Mr. Verdi’s stay was a comfortable one, she asked for a tour of the place and met all kinds of fascinating people from all different walks, from the kitchen staff to the linen staff. Everyone was so sweet and friendly, and they were giving her advice on the best places to get food, to places to avoid, to the best ways to avoid the paps camped out up front for the royal wedding.She…

Read The Hobbit(31) online free by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit(31)
Author: J.R.R. Tolkien“Well, of course you haven’t seen Oin and Gloin yet. And, bless me! here they are. I hope you will forgive them for bothering you.”“O let ’em all come! Hurry up! Come along, you two, and sit down! But look here, Gandalf, even now we have only got yourself and ten dwarves and the hobbit that was lost. That only makes eleven (plus one mislaid) and not fourteen, unless wizards count differently to other people. But now please get on with the tale.” Beorn did not show it more than he could help, but really he had begun to get very interested. You see, in the old days he had known the very part of the mountains that Gandalf was describing. He nodded and he growled, when he heard of the hobbit’s reappearance and of their scramble down the stone-slide and of the wolf-ring in the woods.When Gandalf came to their climbing into trees with the wolves all underneath, he got up and strode about and muttered: “I wish I had been there! I would have given them more…

Read His One and Only (50 Loving States #6)(24) online free by Theodora Taylor

His One and Only (50 Loving States #6)(24)
Author: Theodora Taylor“I don’t hear you narrating.”“I’m pulling one arm out and now the other.” Her cheeks flamed. “And now I’m sitting here in my bra.” She didn’t add, “feeling real self-conscious.”“Details, details,” he said.It took her a moment to understand what he was getting at. “You want me to tell you what the bra looks like?”He half-smirked at her. “I want you to do your job. You wouldn’t lead me up the stairs without telling how many of them there were, would you?”“It’s nothing special,” she said. “Just two triangles of cotton.”“Take it off.”“I’m taking it off,” she said. “Now I’m sitting here naked from the waist up.”“Draw me a picture of what that looks like.”Embarrassment swirled inside her stomach as she answered, “I’m all-right looking, I guess. I mean, I’m not big-chested like most of your girlfriends.”“How do you know what my girlfriends look like?” he asked. “You been checking up on me, Josie Witherspoon?”Yes. When she’d sti…

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Give Me Strength (Give Me #2)
Author: Kate McCarthyPrologueA knock came at the door of my apartment as I hopped about the bedroom trying to squeeze into my jeans. I sucked in a breath, did up the button and yelled, “Come in!”Lucy, my new neighbour, was coming over, and we were going to settle in for a night of Australian Idol and popcorn. Despite her being twenty-four to my eighteen, it was turning into a great friendship. Lucy pretended to like my singing, and I pretended to watch her Step Up movies when she played them until I almost lost the will to live.I loved music. When I had a favourite song, I would put it on repeat and play it a thousand times. When I was young I dreamed of being a singer because music took me to another place. Growing up in the music of the nineties, I was going to be the next Destiny’s Child—a Beyoncé in the making—only white and with less hair. Reality was a bitch though because I couldn’t sing. I couldn’t even play an instrument. Lucky for me I was smart,…

Read Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1)(21) online free by Christina Lauren

Beautiful Bastard (Beautiful Bastard #1)(21)
Author: Christina LaurenA sense of déjà vu and dread filled me as we made our way through the semideserted building and toward the elevator. The second those gold doors closed I wished I were anywhere but standing next to him. Was there suddenly less oxygen in here? As I glanced at his reflection in the polished doors, it was hard to tell how he felt. He’d loosened his tie and his suit jacket was slung over his arm. During the meeting, he’d rolled the sleeves of his dress shirt partway up his forearms and I tried not to stare at the lines of muscle beneath his skin. Other than the constant clenching of his sharp jaw and his downcast eyes, he looked completely calm.When we reached the eighteenth floor, I let out a giant breath. That had to have been the longest forty-two seconds of my life. I followed him through the door, trying to keep my eyes off him as he quickly entered his own office. But to my surprise, he didn’t close the door behind …

Read The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)(37) online free by Marie Lu

The Rose Society (The Young Elites #2)(37)
Author: Marie LuTeren stares at a vein in the marble floor. “Yes, Your Majesty.”Teren hears the Inquisitor return, and the telltale sound of metal blades dragging along the ground. “The Night King was our ally in Merroutas,” Giulietta says. “Now there is chaos. My advisers tell me that the city is unstable, and we are vulnerable to a Tamouran attack.”Adelina. Teren clenches his teeth so hard that he feels like he might break his jaw. So, Adelina is in Merroutas, across the Sacchi Sea … and she had killed the city-state’s ruler. Even as he seethes at the thought of her becoming a real threat, something about her ruthlessness calls to him. Very impressive, my little wolf. “I swear to you, Your Majesty,” he says. “I will send an expedition there immediately—”Giulietta clears her throat and Teren stops talking. He looks up to see the other Inquisitor approach the queen. He holds a nine-headed whip, each head tipped with a heavy, razor-sharp blade.…

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Hunting Ground (Alpha & Omega #2)(28)
Author: Patricia Briggs"I don't think we face anything worse than a pickpocket here," Moira was saying to Tom. "I trust you to handle them with a few bags on one arm."Moira touched Anna's shoulder. "What are you doing out here? Go in and buy it. Tom, what does it look like?"Anna looked at the price on a discreet tag pinned to the edge of the quilt and swallowed.They went back to the hotel after that, Anna the proud new owner of three... three... quilts. One for her dad, one for the Marrok, and one for Charles-the one she'd seen in the window."You can put them down on the bed," Tom said, sounding amused. "They won't break-or run away.""I'm in shock," Anna told them. "Except for the first time I saw Charles, I don't think I've ever lusted after something so badly in my life." Then because Tom, at least, would know that she wasn't telling the whol…

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Lover Avenged (Black Dagger Brotherhood #7)(4)
Author: J.R. WardHis wraparounds hid the sheen of tears.He passed Butch as the cop jogged off toward the broken slayers to do his thing. After the guy's footfalls halted, Wrath heard a long, deep inhale that sounded like the hiss of a balloon slowly deflating. The retching that followed was much louder.As the suck and gag was repeated, Wrath laid the dead out in the back of the Escalade and went through the pockets. There was nothing...no wallet, no phone, not even a gum wrapper."Fuck." Wrath pivoted around and sat on the SUV's back bumper. One of the lessers had cleaned him out already in the course of the fighting...and that meant that as all the slayers had just been inhaled, the civilian's ID was ashed.As Butch came weaving down the alley toward the Escalade, he was like an alkie on a bender and the cop didn't smell like Acqua di Parma anymore. He stank of lesser, as if he'd lined his clothes in Downy drye…

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Lullaby (The Watersong Quartet #2)(35)
Author: Amanda HockingFor now, mothers need to watch out for their sons, because it seems that nobody else is going to.“Oh, my gosh,” Harper said, exhaling shakily after she finished reading. “That’s them, isn’t it? This has to be the sirens.”Daniel nodded. “I think so. I mean, that guy sounds like he might have been a douche, so it could be some kind of copycat killing. But it’s worth checking out, at least.”“When is this paper from?” Harper flipped to the front with shaking hands to check the date.“It’s from today,” Daniel answered.“So that guy, he was really killed yesterday?” Harper pushed her bangs back from her forehead and tried to think, but her mind was racing too fast. “They might still be there. Gemma might be there. How far away is it?”“Myrtle Beach is about a ten-and-a-half-hour drive from here,” Daniel said. “So a little over eleven hours, if we hurry.”“Do you know what town that was?” Harper looked back at the paper, scanning the ar…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(34)
Author: Ashley BlakeHe pulled me into his arms and we lay there for a few minutes until our breathing was normal again.  I felt so happy and safe with him and I wished I could have bottled that moment to keep it forever.He looked down at me as he casually stroked my hair.  “I meant what I said earlier Sky.  I love you.”His eyes were earnest as they searched mine and he made my belly flutter.  My fairytale was coming true.I gently held his face in my hands as my eyes searched his,  “I love you too, Jonathan,” and I pulled him toward me for a soft peck.We lay there silently for a couple of minutes, our fingers linked together, and then he asked me a question I did not see coming.“I’ve been meaning to ask you something Sky.  What are your plans for Thanksgiving?”I looked at him and raised an eyebrow, thoroughly confused about that.  He knew that I was going home.“I’m going home, remember?  We talked about it after my parents left a few weeks ag…

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Wanted (Most Wanted #1)(3)
Author: J. KennerFrom that moment on, I’d adored Kat. Now, with Jahn’s death sending my universe reeling, I realized that I not only loved her—I relied on her.“I’m really glad you’re here,” I said.“Where else would I be?” She scanned the room. “Are your mom and dad around somewhere?”“They can’t make it. They’re stuck overseas.” The familiar numbness settled over me again as I remembered my mother’s hysterical sobs and the deep well of sorrow that had filled my father’s voice when he’d learned about his half-brother. “I hated calling them,” I whispered. “It felt like Gracie all over again.”“I’m so sorry.” Kat had never met my sister, but she’d heard the story. The public version, anyway, and I knew her sympathy was real.I managed a wavering smile. “I know. That means a lot to me.”“The whole thing sucks,” Kat said. “It’s so unfair. Your uncle was too damn cool to die.”“I guess the universe doesn’t give a shit about coolness.”“The universe can be a raving bitch …

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Wake (The Watersong Quartet #1)(37)
Author: Amanda Hocking“But it’s a curse,” Gemma said. “Demeter turned you into sirens to punish you.”“Did it really feel like a punishment?” Penn asked slyly. “When you were out in the water, wasn’t that the best you ever felt?”“Yeah, but…”“Demeter was an idiot, and she failed.” Abruptly, Penn stood up. “She thought she was giving a penalty, but she set us free. Now her daughter is long since dead, Demeter’s all but forgotten, and here we are—as beautiful and powerful as ever, thriving under her ‘curse.’“Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I’ve made my point,” Penn said. “Join us or don’t. Live or die. It’s up to you, and frankly, I don’t care which.”“Wait.” Gemma stood up, her mind racing, but Penn ignored her. “Penn, wait. I still have so many questions.”Penn pulled her dress up over head and dove into the water. Thea followed a few steps behind and jumped into the waves after her.Lexi stayed behind a moment. She went over to Gemma and placed a hand …

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(28)
Author: Ashley Blake“I feel the same way Jonathan, this is new for me too, you know?”“Okay, so we’re good?”I smiled at him.  “Yeah, we’re good.”“Do you still want to get out of here and go somewhere to hang out away from all of these people when I’m done on stage?”“Definitely.”He smiled at me and kissed me softly on the lips.  “I better go, it’s almost time for us to go on.  I’ll find you after.”  With that he rushed off.I went back to my friends, happy as a lark, who were dancing to the music and then the lights dimmed, the music stopped, and strobes swirled around the room as a voice boomed through the speakers.“Alright, alright!  Fall Festival!  Give it up for Sonic Blaze!”Screams filled the air as the huge crowd clapped and screamed and the lights rose on the figures standing on stage.  It looked like nearly the entire campus was there.  Jonathan still took my breath away and looked hella sexy as his hands covered the mic and he belted o…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(27)
Author: Ashley BlakeThe dance floor was set up on the far side of the gym away from the door and the music was just loud enough, but not so loud that we couldn’t hear each other talk.  Katie told me there was an after party at one of the frat houses and there were going to be plenty of kegs there.  I didn’t really care about how many kegs would be there because I just wasn’t into the drinking thing.“Jonathan and I have plans after but we’ll probably stop by the party.”“Okay, cool.”I didn’t see Jonathan anywhere and I tried to be super low key about looking around for him.  I didn’t want anyone to think I was obsessed even though it was heading in that direction.  After 30 minutes, still no Jonathan.  I thought that I would at least get to see him before he went on stage.  After another 30 minutes I tried to hide how bummed I was that he wasn’t there yet and I decided to lose myself in dancing with my friends.I was still dancing 10 minutes la…

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Lullaby (The Watersong Quartet #2)(36)
Author: Amanda Hocking“So how did it feel?” Penn asked, resting her hand on her chin as she flipped a page.Gemma swallowed the bite of apple in her mouth before answering her. “What?”“Taking a human life.” Penn kept her head tilted down, as if she were still examining the beach bodies, but she lifted her eyes to meet Gemma’s. Penn’s were black as usual, but they were dancing at the thought of murder.Gemma forced herself to take another bite, even though she felt nauseated at the talk of murder, and she refused to answer Penn’s question.“You really are one of us now,” Penn went on, smiling as she spoke. “You’re a monster now. Just like me and Lexi and Thea. You’ve had a taste of the human heart, and you won’t be able to stop yourself.”“I’ll never be like you.” Gemma shook her head and stared down at the apple in her hands. “I made a mistake last night, but I’ll never let myself be out of control like that again. I’ll never be a monster.”Penn laughe…

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Oliver BowdenBooksTitleTypeAssassin's Creed: Renaissance (Assassin's Creed #1) fantasy/thrillerAssassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Assassin's Creed #2) fantasy/thrillerAssassin's Creed: The Secret Crusade (Assassin's Creed #3) fantasy/thrillerAssassin's Creed: Revelations (Assassin's Creed #4) fantasy/thrillerAssassin's Creed: Forsaken (Assassin's Creed #5) fantasy/thrillerAssassin's Creed: Black Flag (Assassin's Creed #6) fantasy/thriller
About this authorAnton Gill (aka Oliver Bowden) has been a full-time professional writer since 1984, and in the course of the last 27 years he has published 35 books. Gill was born in Ilford, Essex, the son of a German father and an English mother, and grew up in London. He is an acclaimed novelist and Renaissance historian currently living in Paris, France. Bowden has written novelizations of several of the Assassin's Creed console games.Oliver Bowden is a pen-name (a pseudonym adopted by the author) in…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(10)
Author: Ashley BlakeKatie narrowed her eyes at me while a tiny smirk curved the corner of her mouth.  “Okay, I get it, you don’t want to tell.  I’ll let it go for now, but if anything big happens between you two I better be the first person you tell!”I giggled at her and promised she would be the first.We decided to play air hockey and I was kicking her butt when I heard a loud obnoxious cackle permeate the air.  I turned to see who was attached to the atrocious laugh and I could feel my blood begin to boil when I saw what looked like a straight up  p**n  star with enormous fake boobs hanging all over Jonathan.  I looked at Jonathan’s face and I could see that he didn’t look annoyed and that pissed me off.  He actually looked like he was enjoying the attention.  Is that his type?  Does he have a girlfriend?  Why did he kiss me if he has a girlfriend?  Are all guys cheaters?  I turned to look at Katie with a look of disgust on my face and ges…

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Perception (Club Destiny #6)(7)
Author: Nicole EdwardsOh, and he was Trouble with a capital T.Ok, so yes, saying a man was beautiful, especially a man like Xander, would probably be an odd way to describe him, but in Xander’s case it was true. Beauty, at least in his case, wasn’t just skin deep, and because of Xander’s strength of character, his charm, and his sophistication, he wasn’t just the perfect package on the outside. The man was so much more than that.For the record, no, she did not have a crush on her friend.Ok, maybe a little one.Not that she would ever even allude to it.Fearful that she was ogling him a little too much, Mercedes forced her attention away from Xander and glanced over to Samantha and Logan, noticing they were both watching her intently.That raised the question of what had Xander told them about her?As much as she wanted to ask, she was well aware that she wasn’t going to get that answer tonight, so she opted to greet them rather than dwell on what he’d said t…

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What Happens In Vegas.... Doesn't Always Stay There(23)
Author: Terry TowersHe cleared his throat and both sets of eyes shot over to him.His brother was the first to acknowledge him. “Hey man. Come on in. There’s some supper left if you want some. Didn’t realize you were coming or I’d have made more.” He nodded toward Genevieve. “You remember Ginny.”“Hi, Graham.”“Genevieve.”He looked from one face to the other, attempting to appear nonchalant. “Am I interrupting anything?”What the fuck is going on? His thoughts never made it to his mouth. His eyes locked with Genevieve’s and he could have sworn he saw guilt flashing in her eyes. Guilt over what –exactly? Forcing down the surge of jealousy that was rearing its head he made his way over to the cupboard and grabbed a plate from the overhead cabinet.He heard a chair scratching the floor and heavy footsteps behind him as he scooped some spaghetti from the pot and then covered it with sauce. His brother came to stand at his side and lean…

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Lullaby (The Watersong Quartet #2)(25)
Author: Amanda Hocking“Thanks.” She smiled when she looked over at him, but something about the look in his eyes made her smile fall away.His arm had moved, so she could feel his hand on her shoulder. It felt strong and rough on her skin, and he was holding her, moving her closer to him as his hazel eyes stared into hers. She leaned in to him, and just when she thought he was about to kiss her, he spoke.“We should probably get going before it gets dark,” he said.“We should,” Harper agreed when she found her voice.He turned away from her and rather abruptly got up and walked away, leaving Harper dismayed on the couch.“I’m going to start carrying the garbage out to my boat.” Daniel walked away and didn’t look back.“Yeah, um, I’ll help you.” Harper jumped to her feet and hurried after him, but he’d already grabbed all the bags by the time she reached him.When they got on his boat, he barely spoke a word to her.FOURTEENCravingsGemma spent the whole mo…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(22)
Author: Ashley Blake“Oh, okay, well I’m glad things are better for him.  You said most of the guys are good guys…who’s the bad apple?”“Ryan is a kiss ass and is really annoying.  He’s probably a nice kid but he thinks he’s cooler than he actually is.  He went on and on about how many girls on campus want him and he just comes off as a douche bag.”  He waved his hand in the air to dismiss the subject.  “Anyway, back to you.  I’m glad you came down.”I felt totally shy when he said that, his eyes holding a hint of a smile.  After all that we had been through so far, I still felt shy around him.  Maybe if he wasn’t so gorgeous and so nice I would feel less shy, but the shyness was there and so were the butterflies.  So what do I do when I’m shy like that?  I try to change the subject.  As I looked around his room I noticed there was only one bed.  Perfect, I’ll ask about that.“Jonathan, you were able to get a single?  How in the world were you a…

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The Billionaire's Desire 2: Dubai Confidental(3)
Author: Ashley Blake"No, I didn't sign anything."  I held his gaze to let him know that he would not intimidate me.  I think he appreciated me not backing down because he answered my question.“I anticipated you would ask me about this. “  He handed me an electronic tablet.  “This is yours.  Keep it with you at all times while we are in Dubai.  Open the yellow folder icon.”When I clicked on it, I saw a document labeled “personal and confidential" inside.  I clicked on that and there in front of me was a detailed contract explaining everything we discussed."Read it over, and if you agree, sign it electronically and send it to me.  You have 24 hours to review it.  And, if at any time something is too much for you or you don’t want to do it, just say ‘stop’ and I will.”I planned to read it carefully later that evening but, as long as it had all of the information we had discussed written into the contract, I didn&…

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Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire(10)
Author: Rachel LyndhurstHe’d only kissed her to make it clear who was boss around the place. And she knew her place all right.Kizzy was perfectly accustomed to being at the bottom of any pecking order—her stepfather had made sure of that over the years, even to the extent of making sure she and her mother were made legally destitute upon his death. She couldn’t care less for herself; she’d have rather slept in a gutter than spend one more night under that roof. But her mother had suffered so much in her travesty of a marriage—she didn’t deserve to die in poverty, the final insult.…She was thinking again, Andreas observed.Silently, he watched every twitch of her face, each tiny mannerism, waiting for the first clue that would expose her as a ruthless fortune-seeker.She was probably wondering how to claw her way back to his yacht after heroically refusing the five-star accommodations on offer. But it would take more than that act of piety to convinc…

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Lullaby (The Watersong Quartet #2)(28)
Author: Amanda Hocking“Uh … yeah.” She sighed and caught up to them.Fortunately, when they got to the small cypress forest that ran along Anthemusa Bay, they didn’t go into it. Marcy stopped abruptly before going in and declared that it gave her bad energy, and that apparently would interfere with contacting the spirits.“We’ll set it up here.” Marcy motioned to a grassy patch just outside the trees. “Sit down in a circle.”“Shouldn’t it be nighttime or something?” Alex asked, but he still did as he was told. He sat with his legs crossed underneath him, and Harper and Marcy sat on either side of him so they formed a small circle.“Shouldn’t what be nighttime?” Marcy asked. She set her book bag on her lap and began rummaging through it.“It just feels weird to be doing a séance or whatever outside in the bright sunlight,” Alex said.“Yeah, I feel like we should be in a spooky room with candles and incense,” Harper agreed.“That’s because you guys are idi…

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Lullaby (The Watersong Quartet #2)(30)
Author: Amanda Hocking“Is he bothering you?” the bartender asked, leaning over the bar and glaring at Jason.“We’re just having a little fun, that’s all.” Jason laughed and moved away from Gemma, trying to look more innocent than he actually was.“Is he bothering you?” the bartender repeated, and this time his eyes were fixed on Gemma.Out of the corner of her eye, Gemma had seen the bartender hovering around her, sometimes ignoring the other patrons. Now at the other end of the bar a young man kept leering at her, much to the annoyance of his date. And Jason was next to her, stealthily trying to put his hand on her thigh under the bar.Gemma had hoped to sit quietly, eat her meal in peace, and think about what she should do. But this was obviously not the place to do it. It was too busy, and she was drawing too much attention.“You know what? I think I should just go,” Gemma said. Jason pouted, and she ignored him and jerked her leg away from his hand…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(8)
Author: Ashley Blake“It was nice to meet you too Jonathan.  I’m sure I’ll see you around, have a good night.”I went into my room and closed the door before he had a chance to respond to me.  I didn’t want him to know how much he affected me and I was sure that if I stood there much longer it would be written all over my face.  Besides, it was good for him to see that just because I intrigued him, it didn’t mean I would be putty in his hands, even though it was the truth.  He couldn’t know that he had the upper hand here, at least not yet.  I would have to make him chase me a little bit, right?Katie nearly jumped on me when I entered our room.“Oh my gosh, Sky!  Jonathan Hunter?  The lead singer of Sonic Blaze?  He is so hot!”  Her face was beaming as she grabbed my arm and pulled me down to sit on her bed.  “Tell me everything!  What did you guys talk about?”I couldn’t help but giggle at her excitement because I was feeling the exact same way …

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The Billionaire's Desire 2: Dubai Confidental(10)
Author: Ashley BlakeHe said yes and told me what needed to be done.“I am going to need the results by next Friday for the first two folders and results the following Tuesday for the third folder.  We will be discussing all three files at the meeting with Jameson the following day, that Wednesday before we leave.  We need analysis and figures telling us where Jameson Industries stands financially.  We need to know how solid their portfolio is.  They want to grow and we are going to give them the best advice to do so.  The three folders you are going to be working on contain information on three of their most recent investments.  We need to make sure they are making sound decisions.  Compile the data so we can go over it at the next couple of meetings.  We will combine your findings with everyone else’s findings on their other investments, and hopefully have a productive meeting with them in a couple of weeks.”“When are we leaving?”“O…

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The Billionaire's Desire 2: Dubai Confidental(13)
Author: Ashley Blake***The autism charity ball was being held at the Atlantis Hotel, The Palm and the room was already half full by the time we got there.  I noticed many raised eyebrows as we entered the room together.  I saw Samira talking with a few people and as soon as she saw us she made a beeline over to us.“Good evening Mr. Hunter.”  She had her professional face on.“Good evening Samira, you look very lovely.”She blushed.  “Thank you, sir.”She grabbed my hands.  “Sarah, you look so beautiful.”“I told her the same thing.”  He raised his eyebrows and had a twinkle in his eye.  “I need to go speak with someone.  Stay here.  I’ll be back.”  And with that he disappeared into the crowd.Samira had a look on her face like the cat who ate the canary.“What?”  I laughed.She leaned in to whisper to me.  “I think Mr. Hunter fancies you.”  She was trying hard to hold back her smile.“Oh, Samira.  He’s just being kind.”  Was he?  We’d kind …

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Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire(5)
Author: Rachel LyndhurstHe gestured to the London skyline. “Brave enough to leave this place straight away? To leave London with me?”Kizzy stared at him blankly, unable to work out what was going on inside their huge, floating bubble of glass. “Leave? Now?”“In the next thirty minutes.”“And go where exactly?”“Somewhere I can keep a close eye on you until I sort out some legal guarantees between us. I agree to provide you with work and accommodation in return for your cooperation with regard to the Antonides family. The ‘future’ part is up to you, but you’ll have the tools to make it happen. I want you to come to Greece with me. The island of Rhodes, to be precise.”“But I’ve nothing with me, no spare clothes.”“Don’t worry.” A slow smile formed as his dark eyes trailed her body from head to toe. “You won’t be needing many clothes.”Chapter TwoKizzy blinked away the fierce sunshine of Rhodes and, in spite of her previous protestations, flipped down the …

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Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire(2)
Author: Rachel Lyndhurst“No.” She handed back the crumpled handkerchief. “He’s a complete and utter bastard.”A dark eyebrow rose. “Is that so?”“Sorry—I’m not usually so insulting about people, but this man is different.” Kizzy felt annoyance as the stranger shrugged and rocked back on his heels, clearly unconvinced. “If you must know, this man intends to take my job, my home and my entire future from me. And he hasn’t even got the guts to do it to my face.”The Suit looked over his shoulder and then at his watch. “He must have his reasons.”“I doubt if Andreas Lazarides gives a damn about anyone or anything.” She glared angrily up at the gigantic tubular wheel spokes splayed across the sky. “But I’m not giving in without a fight.”Kizzy glanced across at him as the man squinted into the distance. He must be a big shot in the city, she thought. Smart and gorgeous, but undoubtedly a workaholic judging by the way he seemed to be constantly thinking, anal…

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Kidnapped by the Greek Billionaire(13)
Author: Rachel LyndhurstShe should stop her tongue entwining so wantonly with his, and suppress the piercing need that thrust her breasts against the solid wall of his chest.Yet she couldn’t seem to stop. And maybe she didn’t have to stop. Maybe she just wouldn’t.Chapter FiveA creaking door brought Kizzy sharply back to reality. Andreas tore his mouth away from hers for the second time that day. She heard bustling sounds around the kitchen door and knew they should move away from each other as quickly as possible. Yet she was frozen to the spot like a rabbit in headlights.Her voice was barely a whisper over the frantic pounding of her heart.“It’s Dorinda!”“So what do you feel now?” Andreas’s dark, velvety voice seemed to ripple up and down her spine. “Angry? Tired?”She did not reply but drew a slow breath instead, steadying herself against the emotions raging inside. Part of her was beginning to believe that Andreas could see right through her, ri…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(3)
Author: Ashley Blake“I know sweetheart, but this one is extra special and you are my little princess.  Go ahead, open it.”  He had a grin on his face that was as big as mine as he sat waiting for me to open my gift.I carefully opened the box and gleaming up at me was the prettiest ring I had ever seen.  I flung my arms around him and I think I must have kissed his cheek 20 times.  We didn’t have a lot of money but my parents always managed to make my birthdays special.“Thank you daddy!  It’s so pretty!”He hugged me back and kissed the top of my head.  “You’re welcome sweetheart.  When you wear that ring I want you to remember that even though I might not be in the same room with you, I will always be in your heart.”My dad and I had a really special relationship.  I know it was different than the one he had with my older brother and sister, I could talk to him about anything and loved being around him.  I spent a ton of time with him and I thi…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(15)
Author: Ashley BlakeI could see that Jonathan’s cheeks turned red and with good reason.  I doubted that he was used to getting random hugs from 50-year-old women.This is not happening right now.  “Mom!  Couldn’t you just shake his hand?”  I rolled my eyes at her as I ground out the words under my breath.He was clearly taken off guard but he was a good sport.  “Oh, it’s okay Sky, your mom gives good hugs!  It’s nice to meet you to, Mrs. Marshall, Mr. Marshall.”  He shook Jay’s hand and looked him in the eye.  I knew that Jay liked that.  He used to tell me that if a boy didn’t shake his hand and look him in the eye when he came to pick me up for a date, that I wasn’t going because it meant that the boy didn’t respect me.“Oh, Jonathan, here you are!  Your mother got lost in the candle section and I had to tear her away to come find you!”A deep, sultry voice permeated the air and I looked up and saw the most gorgeous older man I had ever laid e…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(9)
Author: Ashley BlakeJonathan’s eyes were perusing my face and I started to feel really shy as his eyes studied mine with a sharp intensity.  He was so good-looking it was hard to concentrate on anything else, so when I felt Katie tugging on my arm I had to tear my eyes away from his to see what she wanted.“We’re going back to campus now and those guys are going to go eat.”“Oh!  Sorry, to keep you Jonathan, I’m sure you’re probably really hungry.”My words hung in the air for a few seconds as he held my gaze and a tiny smirk danced at the corner of his mouth.  He leaned down and whispered in my ear so that only I could hear him.  “I am, but not in the way that you think.  I’ll see you later.”  As he walked off with his friends, my cheeks instantly felt like they were on fire and my breathing became very shallow as I contemplated the meaning behind his words. I didn’t realize that I was walking down the sidewalk with a goofy grin on my face unti…

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Beautiful Sky (Billionaire Rock Star #1)(6)
Author: Ashley BlakeA kind of quiet appreciation fell over the room as the girls seemed to literally swoon.  His velvety deep voice was even sexier than the voice I’d heard the night before.I didn’t hear anyone else after he spoke and his name kept playing over and over in my head until I felt Katie nudge me.  I snapped out of my reverie and was completely confused as to why she was nudging me repeatedly until I glanced around the room and noticed that everyone was staring at me.  Oh my gosh!  It’s my turn!I felt so silly and I could feel my cheeks burning as I’m sure they turned crimson red with all eyes on me.  I tried to play it off and act like I wasn’t as flustered as I felt.I waved my hand, in a short wave, to the room.  “Hi, I’m Skylar Miller and I am from Chicago.”I felt relieved when my turn was over and I was just beginning to relax a bit when Mr. Gorgeous caught me off guard.“City or suburbs?”  His eyes had me spellbound and for ju…

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Lullaby (The Watersong Quartet #2)(23)
Author: Amanda HockingEvery now and then Gemma would glance over to see Penn’s eyes fixed blankly on the screen. Despite that, Gemma couldn’t shake the feeling that Penn was watching her out of the corner of her eye, making sure that Gemma was behaving herself.After the movie ended, the girls argued about what movie to watch next, and finally Lexi put in Mannequin.Gemma started to relax then. So what if Penn was watching her? It wasn’t like she was doing anything wrong. She was watching a movie, same as everybody else.Seemingly out of the blue, Gemma’s hunger flared up. The ravenous one that seemed to radiate from her belly all the way through her. She bit her lip and struggled to swallow the feeling down.Then Sawyer laughed, and Gemma turned to look at him. But it was almost as if she’d never seen him before. He had to be the most attractive person she’d ever seen. His smooth tanned skin, the hard contours of his chest, the strong line of his jaw…

Read The Billionaire's Desire 2: Dubai Confidental(11) online free by Ashley Blake

The Billionaire's Desire 2: Dubai Confidental(11)
Author: Ashley BlakeContent?  I felt so sad for Joshua that he almost settled on being content for the rest of his life rather than in love!“I don’t know that he felt he deserved more.  But it didn’t matter because mother could not stand her.  We never knew why.  Shortly after he brought her home to meet mother, he broke things off.  She was probably a bit snarky with you when she met you because he’s never brought anyone with him on these long trips, and she knows that it means something that you are here with him.  So you, my dear, are somewhat of an anomaly.  You seem to have captured my brother’s heart.”I slowly shook my head in protest.  “Jake, Joshua just sees me as a business colleague.  He has taught me so much, and I am very grateful, but I don’t think it’s any more than that for him.”“What about for you, Sarah?”I was tongue-tied and wanted to shift the conversation away from me, so I turned the table on him.“I could ask yo…