Happy Mother’s Day weekend! This is my first post with the Weekend Writing Warriors, a place where authors share 8-10 sentences of their work. I’m excited to be a part of the action. :-)
Here is a snippet from NEVER GIVE YOU UP which releases June 7th.
He wanted to see her again, face-to-face, but he was afraid she’d reject him because of who he was. She didn’t need a man like him in her life, and for that he felt ashamed.
Business always got in the way of personal life, and it was different for him than it was for Gabe. Terry was the boss’s son. Any relationship with a woman made him and the business vulnerable. He didn’t dare get in too deep with a broad or risk everything. He couldn’t handle another repeat of what happened to his mother. He couldn’t allow an innocent woman like Mary to suffer as his mother did.
And Mary still hadn’t changed her message on the damn answering machine.
A life of crime—or a lifetime of love?
Mary Billings knows her solitary mountain life is over when a handsome stranger blows on to her land in an unmarked chopper. Terry McCoy is not only dangerous to the pretty widow’s shattered senses, he’s a hardened criminal no woman in her right mind would fall for. Yet there’s something tender about Terry—something that makes her surrender to his searing touch. Now Mary is in deep—deep enough to be taken hostage by a villain whose true target is Terry…
The son of a notorious crime boss, Terry is about to take over his murdered father’s multi-million dollar empire. But first there’s the little matter of avenging his father’s death—and rescuing the one woman he knows could turn his hard-bitten life around. Terry never wanted a life of crime, but suddenly he’s ready to do just about anything to bring Mary back…