Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Blog Stop: The Vigilante's Lover by Annie Winters & Tony West

Spies, vengeance, and one seriously well-dressed man

"If Bourne dressed like Bond and acted like Grey, you'd have Jax De Luca."
An addictive new romantic suspense series from the desk of USA Today bestselling author Deanna Roy/JJ Knight

Mia trembles as she reads the letter that arrives from Ridley Prison.

Seduction. Bondage ropes. Descriptions of things Mia has never experienced or known.

The man’s words are desperately passionate. He longs for a woman who must have given him a fake address. Mia’s address.

She plans to send the letter back. He’s a convicted felon.

But his words gnaw at her. She’s never done anything dangerous. And no man has ever talked to her like this.

So Mia writes him, pretending to be the woman he desires.

It's her one dark thrill in her dull, solitary small-town life.

The man is in prison for another fifteen years.

It's harmless. She is safe enough.

Until he escapes.

I do what he says and stand completely still. The night is chilly, though, and I’m not wearing much. I try to suppress my shivers.

Little ripping sounds signal the cotton getting sliced through. Fresh air hits more skin. He’s cutting my gown away.

We’re in the middle of nowhere. He’s gone off the highway. There’s nothing for miles except empty fields, the occasional parked plow just a shadow in the moonlight.

He could rape me. Kill me. Do anything.

But I’m oddly calm. I think of my mother, her strong smile. Nothing got to her.

What would she do?

Laugh at him. She would show no fear.

He tugs at the strips of my nightgown, pulling them through the ropes that still crisscross my body. He works swiftly, carefully, and the cotton slides across my skin like a caress.

He examines each piece, frowning. His face is drawn tight in concentration as he squeezes every white strip.

I shove anything away that doesn’t help me. No fear. No crying.

Determination. Guile. Be like the letters. Be the girl who wrote them.

Jax looks up at me. I’ve never been more vulnerable in my life. Naked other than the ropes and my panties, freezing in the wind. But I feel strong. I no longer fear him.

He shakes his head. “I don’t think I’ve captured someone quite as beautiful as you before.”

He thinks I’m beautiful. He’s the first person to ever say it.

The wind picks up, tossing my hair around. I try to picture myself as someone else would see me, standing tied up in a moonlit field with this dangerous, ungodly handsome man.

Something odd is happening to me. I’m completely vulnerable.

And yet I feel more powerful than I have ever felt in my entire life.

Annie Winters and Tony West Bio:

Annie Winters is the new romantic suspense pen name for Deanna Roy/JJ Knight, the USA Today bestselling author of romances and serials. She teamed up with thriller writer Tony West for a new series that combines the best of romance and a heart-stopping action.

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