Release!: A Walker Brothers Novel

J. S. Scott
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Trace and Eva's story:

     My name is Eva Morales, and I was one step away from being homeless when Trace Walker came into my life.  I want to hate him because of my past, but I end up making what I consider a "devil's bargain" with the arrogant young billionaire instead.  Really, I have no choice.  It's either take the work he's offering or starve, and I've been hungry long enough.  
     I didn't think being his fake fiancee for the holidays would be a difficult job, but it ends up more complicated than I ever imagined, and I see a whole new side of Trace once he lets his guard down. He's haunted by his past--just like me,  But there are things I can never tell him, secrets I don't dare reveal. 
     Eventually, I find myself in a difficult situation because our volatile attraction to each other won't be denied.  Should I tell him the truth, or do I finish the job he's paying me for and walk away with my secrets still hidden, my pride still intact?  He's paying me enough for this job to take care of myself once it's over.   I've always been alone, and I always thought I preferred it...until I met Trace.  I'd have to put everything on the line to be honest with him, but he very well might be the first man who is worth the risk. Honestly, I'd be endangering more than just my pride.  I could handle feeling like a loser, because I've pretty much felt that way my entire life.  What really terrifies me is being vulnerable and the possibility of ending up with a shattered heart....

This book is not intended for anyone under the age of 18.
 
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Lauren:

Graham is my brother's best friend. He’s always been my protector and my confidant because he accepts me the way I am—and not many do. I can’t imagine not having him in my life.

Our weekend together was supposed to be a celebration. I graduated from college, Graham got engaged and signed with a pro football team, and my brother landed his dream job. It should have been the best time of our lives.

Except that the weekend started with me walking in on Graham's fiancée going down on my brother.

I complicated the situation by having sex with Graham after that, but I wanted to comfort him and, damn, when I saw desire in his eyes—for me—I couldn’t say no. I’ve wanted him for so long.

Now he doesn’t want to see me. He says he has a darker side he needs to protect me from.

Where do we go from here? Do I try to pretend to be his friend again or push him to open up to me and possibly lose him forever?

Graham

Sleeping with one of my best friends was not exactly a brilliant idea. It made things complicated, and I didn't do anything that threw my life into chaos. The fiancée her brother Jack, had stolen had been part of my life plan, one more step I was taking to be somebody. Granted, I hadn't been in love with my intended bride, but I didn't really know how to love anybody.

I survived.

I pushed to achieve more.

I battled my way to the top of the heap in my pro football career..

I'm a total dick, and I don't want Lauren to see the side of me that would trample over anybody to work my way up in the world.

Lauren sees me as a hero, a title I'd never gain with anybody else in my life, so I wanted to keep her sheltered from the hard realities of my life. I wanted her to continue to think I was a nice guy when I was really just the opposite.

We never should have crossed the line of going from friends to lovers.

There's too much Lauren doesn't know about me, and I care enough about her that I don't want her to share my pain and the darkness that never sees daylight inside me.

I want her, but she's a woman I can never have. She's too smart, too sweet, and way too good for a guy like me.

Unfortunately, pushing her away becomes much more difficult than I'd planned...
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Publisher
J. S. Scott
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Published on
Dec 17, 2015
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Pages
175
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ISBN
9781939962621
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / New Adult
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This content is DRM protected.
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