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Stryker: Blurred Lines
by Lora Ann
Genre: Forbidden Romance, Steamy Romance
Cover by: Mason Sabre at Mac Bros Book Stuff
But they know it can never be.
For all those things scream—FORBIDDEN.
Betrayal sinks her vicious claws in, shredding Landon’s heart.
Refuge is found working on the farm with his dad and raising his beautiful little girl. But tucked inside is a secret he holds tight.
Wounds that crave tender loving care.
Her adorable young cousin…the balm she seeks. Bliss turns to the only family to ever show her kindness.
Sparks explode into an inferno.
The heart only knows who it desires.
And love has an uncanny way of blurring the lines.
The shift in Landon was pressing against her chest like an anvil. Gone were all traces of the man she’d come to really like. He took rude and bossy to a whole new level. Worse than how he’d been when she first arrived. The more she contemplated it, the more she felt this was her doing, deciding she would go out of her way to be kind. After all, he was between a rock and a hard place, thanks to her. Seemed the least she could do was show a little compassion for his plight.
“I’ve got the dishes. You cooked,” he grumbled, taking the sponge from her hand.
“I don’t mind. It’s therapeutic,” she assured.
His glare made her check to see if she had something gross on her shirt. Her inspection came back clear. “Are you mad at me for something?” Stupid question! She scrunched her eyes tight waiting for the verbal blow to confirm her suspicions. Instead of pointing out the obvious, regarding her idiocy, he ignored her completely. And truth was, that made it worse. She tried again, “I’m sorry me being here has caused problems.”
His gaze bore into hers. “Little late for that.”
She gasped, “Oh my God! You’re blaming me.”
His shrug was anything but casual. “You ran into trouble and came here for help. Now your aunt is threatening to take my daughter. Explain how that has nothing to do with you.”
She struggled hard not to tell him to take a flying leap off the highest cliff he could find. “I’m sorry for any inconvenience I’ve caused you.”
“Don’t do that, Bliss,” he warned.
“That. But it’s more, and you know it.”
“Really. How about you go ahead and explain me to me!” Her hands on her hips as she stared him down. To hell with trying to be nice. She was sorry, but now, he’d crossed a line.
His laugh held a trace of cruelty. “You came here because you wanted to see me,” he dared her to deny it.
“Why are you doing this?” She stepped closer.
“Go ahead and lie to my face. Women in your family have been doing it for years.”
“Answer my question,” she demanded.
“Because I’m a dick. Thought you were in the loop on that one.”
She stood so close that his body heat was penetrating her skin. Oh, Lord have mercy, electricity danced from the almost touch. “I did want to see you.” The whispered confession blew across his neck.
He reached into the sink, and suddenly she screamed from the onslaught of a pan full of water dumped over her head. “That should cool you off,” he declared with a smugness to his tone that unleashed her fury.
Snatching a bowl, she threw soapy water in his face. “Tit for tat.”
He blinked rapidly from the sting, notching up his anger, he growled, “Hand me a towel.”
“Get it your fucking self,” she snarled, leaving the kitchen.
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About the author:
Lora is a Missouri native who relocated to California as a teen. She spent several years as an international flight attendant for a major airline before taking on her greatest job ever, a stay-at-home mom. Now she resides in Kentucky with her family and has taken on her newest adventure, writing.
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