Saturday, June 14, 2008

Gaining Hope

The release of the Legend anthology from Total E Bound is just around the corner and in it is the second book in The Debtor’s Daughters series, Gaining Hope. I love this series and hope to finish the third book soon. I hope that you enjoy this one as much as you have the others!

Gaining Hope
By Lacey Thorn

Shawn O’Grady had no idea what fate awaited him and his best friend Tommy. First there was the discovery of the bottle with the note and the necklace, followed almost instantly by the blonde beauty with fear in her eyes. She called to everything that was dormant inside them until they were the ones with fear. Fear of falling in love, fear of letting go. Fear of gaining hope.

Hope almost gasped out loud at the words of the man who was lifting her into his arms. Just what had she gotten herself into? Were they gay? Damn it! Why were all the gorgeous men either gay or married? And if they were gay what did they want with her? What did he mean that he wouldn’t touch her without knowing that she would have them both? And why were her nipples growing hard at the mere thought of having sex with both men?
He eased her down on the bed and pulled one of the blankets over her. He ran his fingers down her hair, smoothing it away from her face and she wished that she had taken the time to really do her makeup before she left earlier in the day. But she hadn’t wanted to waste any of the precious time that she had left. Escape was all that mattered.
“What are you running from little one?” he murmured and Hope prayed that he was only talking out loud and didn’t realize that she was awake.
Her legs had fallen asleep and she had wanted to stand up and shake the feeling back into them. She hadn’t been in the closet too long and she wasn’t sure why her legs were already going numb. Must have been the way that she was sitting. But when she had reached up and tried to use the bar to pull herself up, the worst thing possible had happened. Instead of her going up everything else had fallen down. Right on top of her. Bringing the people on board right to her. And they weren’t even the nice older couple that she had envisioned seeing earlier. No, it was two of the hottest guys that she had ever glimpsed. Hope sighed with frustration. She hadn’t seen nearly enough before she decided to close her eyes and feign unconsciousness. What the hell else was she supposed to do? She needed time to figure out what the hell she was going to say to them.
She’d wait until she was certain that the other guy had motored them far enough away before she suddenly awoke. Only she had no idea what she would do when they finally confronted her and asked just what she was doing on the boat. Something had pulled her to this boat in particular. Out of all of the boats docked her eyes had kept coming back to this one again and again. Maybe it was the name, Irish Dream, that called to her. Whatever it was she just had to maintain the hope that these two men would help her get away from the future that awaited her on shore. And pray that she hadn’t caught herself in an even worse situation.
She did let out a sigh of relief when he finally moved from where she lay on the bed and left the room, pulling the door shut behind him. What should she do now?

Coming Soon from Total E Bound Publishing
Gaining Hope by Lacey Thorn
Legend Anthology

Lacey Thorn
It’s your world…unlaced.

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