What Colin doesn't know can't hurt him.
At least that's what I tell myself about the secrets I keep. I don't have a choice, not if I want to keep my daughter safe. And keep him Colin safe too. There are enemies in the shadows waiting to strike from all sides. I'm holding them out with my bare hands, but it's hard not to get crushed in the process.
And the truth has a way of coming out.
If I'm not careful, the past I've been working so hard to hide, the pain I've been fighting so long to outrun, will wipe out the man I love.
"At once gritty and tender, stark and hopeful." ~ Cara McKenna, author of Hard Time
Author's Note: HARD is a dark new adult romantic suspense novella in the Chicago Underground series. This part was previously published in Giving It Up by Amber Lin.
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He doesn’t deserve happiness, but he holds it in his hands. A woman he loves. A child. The past threatens to rip them away. He risks losing them forever.
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She risks more than her newfound family. She risks her life.
When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn't expect a remote mansion on a windswept cliff. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother's death means he's now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She's lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.
“An insanely absorbing and addicting contemporary tale reminiscent of Jane Eyre with all the sex and secrets you never knew you needed.” — #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken
PRIVATE PROPERTY is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about secrets and redemption. It's the first book in the emotional Rochester trilogy.
"Skye Warren's modern, steamy retelling of Jane Eyre hooked me from page one! A moody, fast-paced and deliciously dirty read" — New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy
"An incredible five star read! Skye Warren delivers an unconventional, yet utterly explosive romance in Private Property." — USA Today bestselling author Jenika Snow
“Private Property is pure brilliance! I was hooked from page one. With steam and grit, Warren captures your attention and has you begging for the next chapter. Book gold!” — USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke
"A brooding billionaire, a gothic setting, and a whole lot of steam—Warren's nod to Jane Eyre had me entranced from page one!" — #1 New York Times bestselling author Helen Hardt
"I was up all night devouring every drop of the dark and dangerous Mr. Rochester." — New York Times bestselling author Laurelin Paige
"Haunting, provocative, and riveting. This modern spin on gothic romance will have you on the edge of your seat!" — New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black
"A compelling love story between a brooding hero and a determined heroine all set against a moody gothic background. You won't want to miss this." — USA Today bestselling author Louise Bay
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"Beautifully haunting and romantic! Private Property is completely captivating from the first page to the last." - Kate Canterbary, author of the Walsh Family series