BASTARD

BASTARD                                                        JL PERRY

***THIS BOOK IS A STANDALONE AND TOTALLY AWAY FROM THE DESTINY SERIES***

Bastard

My name is Carter Reynolds. I was born a bastard and I’ll die a bastard. I learnt it at a young age, and nothing and nobody can change that. I’m on a one-way path of destruction, and god help anyone who gets in my way. I hate my life. Actually, I hate pretty much everything.

That’s until I meet the kid next door. Indi-freakin’-ana. My dislike for her is instant. From the moment I lay eyes on her, she ignites something within me. She makes me feel things I thought I was incapable of feeling. I don’t like it, not one bit. When she looks at me with her big, beautiful, haunting, green eyes, it’s like she can see into the depths of my soul. It freaks me the hell out. She’s like sunshine and rainbows in my world of gloom and doom. I hate sunshine and rainbows.

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I’m Indiana Montgomery, my friends call me Indi. Despite losing my mum at the age of six, I have a wonderful life and great friends. My dad more than makes up for the fact that I only have one parent. I’m his little girl, the centre of his world. I adore him.

When Carter Reynolds moves in next door, my life takes a turn for the worse. He’s gorgeous—sinfully hot, but that’s where my compliments end. He seems hell bent on making my life miserable. He acts tough, but when I look into his eyes I don’t see it. I see hurt and pain. To me, he seems lost.

I should hate him for the way he treats me, but surprisingly I don’t. If anything, I feel sorry for him. I want to help him find peace. Help him find the light that I know is buried somewhere within his darkness, but, he won’t have a bar of it.

He’s warned me time and time again to stay away, but I can’t. I’m drawn to him for some reason. He’s always referring to himself as a bastard. That may be true, but to me, he’s more like a beautifully, misunderstood bastard. Whether he likes it or not, I refuse to give up on him.

***WARNING This book is recommended for persons over the age of 18 years, due to sexual content and coarse language.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book opens up with a women knocking on a door and asking for help, for her and her son. The man who answers the door does not say no, but says, why are you here and I would not help you or your bastard! The boy who was looking forward to meeting his grandfather asked his mother what a bastard was, she told him to forget it. He also said he did not like that man. The boy’s name is Carter Reynolds, and when he gets a little older he looks up that word and actually acts that way to keep people away from him. It also allows him to stay by himself and not make any friends or at least the friends he wants to make. It stays his mother and him until he is 17 and then she finally marries a man and they move to Sydney where he has a home. The man is very nice when his mother is around but when she is gone he treats him like s…t and he does not talk back because he figures for once his mum is happy and he is only going to stay around until he turns 18. Then he is out of their and on his own. The first day he moves in with his mother to the new home he is immediately attracted to the female who is bent over washing the car in the drive way. The look of her body does something to him that will last with him for a lifetime. When he meets her. Indiana Montgomery, is a very beautiful and tells him she goes by Indie for short. Just as everything is going good it admittedly goes bad when he sees her dog and asks its name and she says Lassie. He goes on a tear and turns his name into Larry, and then they start to argue. The next morning it does not get any better when he stops at the bus stop and tells her to get into his car. She says no, and he gets out and picks her up off the bench and places her in the car. Once they get to school he tells her to be there after school so he can take her home. She says she does not like it but she does. He does not make any friends and actually makes a few enemies his first day. Once home he meets her father who happens to be a detective and sees the type of car he has and they start talking and the next thing he is helping him with fixing it and showing him different things he did not know about the car. Carter also puts a stop to Indie going out Saturday night with one of the rugby players from school because all he wants to do is score. The first couple of weeks he is living next door to her they end up spending a lot of time together and her best friend asks if she is attracted to him. She is but says he won’t let anyone close. Then she starts to hear his step father yelling at him and just degrading him by calling him all different names, and when she asks him about it all he says is that he will be gone when he turns 18. The more things go on at his house her father asks him to stay for dinner and then one day after school she takes him to a place where her father gets used car parts. Then their relationship changes because afterwards they go to a dinner and talk. Also he notices that she actually eats, cheeseburger, fries, and a shake. This really gets him going and then when they start spending more time together he gets into a fight with that guy from school. He wins of course but then the next day at school his car is trashed. Tires slashed, windows broken etc. A few days later the two of them are at it again but this time at school and when they are in the office the other kid starts bragging about destroying his car not knowing that the principle is standing behind him. As much as she wants to stay away from him she is pulled towards him more. This leads to a night they spend together in the woods and he takes care of her both sexually and physically, which is not what she heard from her best friend after her first time. Now she is really torn but he has always told her he was leaving but the day he does is a shock and he does not turn around to say good bye as she is standing there. He leaves and starts not only a new life but also a career and becomes a business owner, her father though finds him and stays in touch but does not tell his daughter. It turns out he comes back five years latter because his step father passes away and his mother needs his help for the funeral. While back he meets up with Indie and though she is very upset still she talks to him after a couple of days. Then the story turns because her boyfriend asks her proposes, but it is really like a last minute thing. She says no and he not only leaves her in a bad part of town miles from her home but also with a five hundred dollar bill. After some negations he does pay back the money. Carter then works on repairing the damage he has caused in their friendship and relationship because he realizes that he wants her in his life forever. He is willing to do anything. This part of the story is very moving because now she has the upper hand and it really takes off. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and could relate to it on so many different levels. I think the ending or right before the story ends is my best part and Carter gets his second wish but the way they find out is great. A fabulous book. I got this book from netgalley.  I give this 5 stars.

DEADLY LULLABY : A THRILLER

DEADLY LULLABY : A THRILLER              ROBERT McCLURE

Deadly Lullaby: A ThrillerFresh off a nine-year stint in San Quentin, career hitman Babe Crucci plans to finally go straight and enjoy all life has to offer—after he pulls one or two more jobs to shore up his retirement fund. More than anything, Babe is dead set on making up for lost time with his estranged son, Leo, who just so happens to be a rising star in the LAPD.
 
The road to reconciliation starts with tickets to a Dodgers game. But first, Leo needs a little help settling a beef over some gambling debts owed to a local mobster. This kind of thing is child’s play for Babe–until a sudden twist in the negotiations leads to a string of corpses and a titanic power shift in gangland politics. With the sins of his father piling up and dragging him down, Leo throws himself into the investigation of a young prostitute’s murder, a case that makes him some unlikely friends—and some brutally unpredictable enemies.
 
Caught up in a clash of crime lords, weaving past thugs with flamethrowers who expend lives like pocket change, Babe and Leo have one last chance to face the ghosts of their past—if they want to live long enough to see their future.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was fast paced and the characters and story line made for a quick read as well. It starts off with Babe Currci getting out of San Quentin after doing a nine years. Meeting with his son who now works for the LAPD as a detective, Babe wants to try to make up for lost time with Leo, and throughout the book wants to take him to a Dodger game. But for Babe there is more to him than meets the eye and though he says he is retired is he really? Leo needs help with getting out from under a gambling debt, so Babe goes with him and when they walk out the debt no longer is a problem, but Leo does not like the way Babe took care of the debt. To Babe that was the only way because you don’t mess with his son or friends. One thing is for sure they are not going to the ball game any time soon. What does happen is in a matter of a few days of his release bodies and criminals are either turning up dead or missing. The brass for LAPD believe that Leo ‘s father is the reason for this and when two more show up in a burnt car, though not his signature they feel that it must be related to Babe somehow. Leo feels pressure from his boss and from his past that he has been avoiding with his father and though Babe wants to talk about it Leo keeps putting it off. This all comes to a head at the end for a very dramatic ending, but I would not have it any other way. Read the book and see if they make it to the ball game or not. A great book, with good characters and a story that keeps going all the way to the end. I got this book from netgalley.

SHADOW FALL

SHADOW FALL                                             LAURA GRIFFIN

Shadow Fall (Tracers, #9)Special Agent Tara Rushing arrives at a grisly murder scene and quickly discovers she’s got a serial killer on her hands. The killer is meticulous, making sure to wipe up even the smallest traces of evidence…but the Delphi Center experts are on the case.

The local sheriff has a suspect all picked out—ex-Marine and current security expert Liam Wolfe. Despite all her digging, Tara knows very little about Liam when she shows up at his sprawling Texas compound, which serves as headquarters for Wolfe Securities, and she’s surprised by her intense physical reaction to him.

As she and Liam grow closer, Tara finds herself depending on his skills and expertise to help her track a killer. But when another body turns up, Tara must decide if she can trust the man who’s quickly stealing her heart.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This was a fantastic book with mystery, suspense, and some romance. Tara Rushing is an FBI agent called by her boss to a small town in Texas, to look into a murder. Soon what was one murder turns into a case of four and possibly more. Now that she has a serial murder case she is still dealing with local police that don’t like women and the fact that she is a little out of her element being that the crimes scenes are in the woods. One of the first persons that she looked at as a suspect was Liam Wolfe who owns a security, Protection Company in the area and at one time guarded the first victim that she was called for. She cleared him, but she was still very much attracted to him and he was attracted to her the first time he saw her. Now she has to get her head around the case but also her feelings towards a man because she does not do relationships. Now being torn in both directions is confusing for her as well as frustrating. She does not want to come across weak as an agent, but at the same time she is a women and this is the first time that she has had these type of feelings this deep inside of her for a man, so she works on trying to do both and when she tries to pull away from Liam he gives just enough space to get her back. When it comes to who the person is and the capture. The last part of the book is very fast paced and you do not want to stop until you get to the end. A very good story, and the characters the author has created just add to the story. An outstanding book. I got this book from netgalley.  I give this 5 stars.

THE KILLING KIND

THE KILLING KIND                                     CHRIS HOLM

The Killing KindA hitman who only kills other hitmen winds up a target himself.

Michael Hendricks kills people for money. That aside, he's not so bad a guy.

Once a covert operative for a false-flag unit of the US military, Hendricks was presumed dead after a mission in Afghanistan went sideways. He left behind his old life--and beloved fiancée--and set out on a path of redemption...or perhaps one of willful self-destruction.

Now Hendricks makes his living as a hitman entrepreneur of sorts--he only hits other hitmen. For ten times the price on your head, he'll make sure whoever's coming to kill you winds up in the ground instead. Not a bad way for a guy with his skill-set to make a living--but a great way to make himself a target.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:

I liked everything about this book from the characters to the way the author went back and forth between the two main characters, and by doing so he was also giving you the history of each. How their life was growing up and how they got into the business they did. Michael Hendricks was in the military and with a Special Forces unit that did all black ops. When their unit was attacked and U.S. forces finely made it to them it was just to retrieve the bodies. When he woke up he was hurt and under rubble but no one was around, American or enemy. He has to make it back on his own and when he does they have him listed as dead and his fiancĂ© has moved on. He does not blame her. He finally finds one guy from the unit and that is the tech guy. They come up with a plan of Michael being a hit man but the only people he takes out are other hit men. The way they go about it is very fascinating. After a few years the European crime organizations come together to hire someone to find who is the person or persons taking out their hit men. They hire their own hit man for the job, but at the same time one FBI agent Charlie Thompson has been keeping track of hits throughout the world and about a year ago she found a pattern and she has now been given the case to work and try to find him. She is always just a few steps behind, the two of them and they have a set for a showdown when you get to the end of the book. This is a fast paced and a great read. The story is fantastic. A great book. I got this book from netgalley.  I give it 5 stars.

FINN - (Blue-Collar Billionaires #2)

FINN                                                                 M. MALONE

Finn (Blue-Collar Billionaires, #2)The 2nd book in the BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES series by New York Times Bestselling Author M. Malone. 

Finn Marshall survived several tours in Afghanistan before the billionaire father he barely remembers changed everything. Now he has it all: money, cars and most importantly, power. Power to track down the woman who left him for a richer man. 

Marissa Blake dragged herself out of poverty one client at a time, so she's thrilled when her company, Maid-4-U, gets a huge contract for a luxury penthouse. Until she sees who owns it. 

Now to save her struggling business, Finn demands everything she once promised him. Money can't buy him happiness but it can buy him one thing: REVENGE 

BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES
(an Alexanders Spin-off Series)

Book 1 - TANK
Book 2 - FINN 
Book 3 - GABE
Book 4 - ZACK*
Book 5 - LUKE*
HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Finn Marshall is overcoming his injury to his leg from his last tour in Afghanistan and is also dealing with his father who left his mother, brother, and himself when he was younger. They went from living in a nice home and having things to being in a trailer park and watching his mother struggle every day. While his father paid her nothing and started over with a younger women and become wealthier if that was even more possible. When he returns from his injuries to his hometown his father gives him money along with his brother and this helps because their mother has cancer and they are able to pay for better care and new treatment. His one big hurt is the girl that he feel in love with at the trailer park Marissa Blake, and they started dating throughout high school and his first two tours. Getting ready to leave for his third tour and not always being able to talk to him because he was an Army Ranger she gives him the ring back and walks away with a guy they knew in school Mark, who comes from a wealthy family. They get married and get divorced or it appears that way from the way the story is written. Finn is now rich and now Marissa, along with two of her friends own their own business Maid 4-U. They get a new contract for a luxury apartment that will help them in many ways. The biggest one financial. She does not know it is him until after she shows up and then has to be their every day. His plan to get back at her fails and he realizes of course that he is still in love with. He still has to deal with his pain from his leg and their break up, and also forgiveness. She also has things she needs to overcome as well. That is what the bigger part of the book is about and overall it is a good story. I wish a very parts could have been condensed it still would have made the story good, but would have passed over some of the slow parts. Overall a good book. I got this book from netgalley.  I give this 3 stars.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE BILLIONAIRE RANCHER

CHRISTMAS WITH THE BILLIONAIRE RANCHER     MANDY BAXTER

In Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter, there's nothing Nate Christensen hates more than a golddigger. Nate wants to stay away from all the women who want his money. That is, until he meets the sexy, beautiful Chloe Benson, who lights a fire in his blood that only the most passionate nights can ease...

Chloe cannot get enough of Nate-she's never felt more wild with desire in her life. The only problem is, she needs Nate's money. True, it's for a very worthy charity...but is their passion enough to still Nate's fears that she's only wants him for how big his bank account is?

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Nate Christensen is mad at everyone and everything except maybe his brothers and sometimes they fall in that category as well. He is at the funeral of their father and it is looking like he is going to be inheriting his father’s wealth which he does not want, but his bothers think he should accept. He is the oldest but also the only one who is not wealthy. He joined the service while the other ones are either businessman or professional athletes. Chloe Benson runs a nonprofit youth sports foundation to keep trouble kids off the streets and needs 3 million dollars by Christmas or she will have to close down. Before she meets Nate she overhears him arguing with a lady named Mandy who was his father’s last wife and she is upset that she got no money but did get the house. She is trying to get Nate to sign over the estate to her. When they do talk she does not ask for any donation but does spend the night with him and realizes she cannot ask him for the money. He is attracted to her and wants to see her and actually talks to her about things that he has never talked to anyone about before but he still has in the back of his mind that everyone is only after the money to be with him. He finds out that she asked his brother for a donation and he goes crazy and as they were spending the night she just got up and walked out to her car and drove away, leaving her things there because she did not want anything to remind her of him. She then had to help when of the boys who got in trouble and ran away from another foster home. So she did not have time to worry any way. His brother after a week tracked him down and read him the riot act for being a jerk and told him to get his head out of his ass, and start to forgive himself and their father because it was messing up his life. He also told him he needed to make right with Chloe. Read the book and find out how it ends. A good story. I got this book from netgalley.  I give this 4 stars.

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS

HOME FOR CHRISTMAS                            LILY EVERETT

Tis the season for family and love…

At least it's supposed to be. For Libby Leeds, however, the holiday season is just another reminder of things she'd rather forget. When she left Sanctuary Island as an orphaned child, she never thought she'd go back except in her dreams, dreams she's kept alive by writing monthly column of her fictional small-town life, until her publisher sends her back home for the holidays.

Owen Shepard is a fallen hero, wounded in action rescuing three of his fellow soldiers, but after a whirlwind of media attention, all this charismatic Army Ranger wants is to get back on his feet and make it to Sanctuary Island to be with his daughter in time for Christmas. What he didn't expect was to be put on a crash course with a columnist hiding her past. Will the magic of Sanctuary Island at Christmastime allow them to find healing together?

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
Libby Leeds is a writer for a magazine and she has incorporated memories of her childhood on Sanctuary Island into her stories. She has also allowed her imagination to get a hold of her on most things because she has not lived on the island since she was eight years old when her parents were killed in a car accident. She has not been back, she cannot cook the recipes that she describes or some of the other things that she has written about over the years. But she needs the job to pay for the care of her uncle who is now in a home because he was the one who took her in after her parents died. As she is preparing for her new article she is also replaying a story from the internet about an, Army Ranger, who is injured and going to Sanctuary Island to see his sister and his daughter, who is has never met. She is then put into a situation with her boss who has made a deal with the Sgt. For a special Christmas for his family, but Libby has to cook the meal and he figures she has a home on the Island since she lives there. Once she comes clean with her boss about the stories he still forces her hand. She then calls her grandfather on the Island and he agrees to let her use his home. This is just one of many things she has to do because of the articles. Owen Shepard is back but injured and is now meeting his daughter for the first time, and that does not go very well. It will take time for her to let him in but like Owen, she is attracted to Libby, and she is to both of them, but she has a fake husband because of the articles. The story goes along and she gets to a point where she has had enough and comes clean to Owen about everything , and Owen’s sister calls him out for him wanting to run away like he has always done instead of really listening to hear and being just about him all the time. A good story for Christmas even though it is early, overall a good book. I got this book from netgalley. I give this 4 stars.

GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE

GUITAR PLAYER MAGAZINE                   JIM & DARA CROCKETT

Guitar Player Magazine: The Glory Years(Book). Guitar Player Magazine: The Glory Years is a reflection on Guitar Player 's often pioneering early days, from its 1967 founding through its 1989 sale by founder Bud Eastman and editor/publisher Jim Crockett. This book looks at the magazine's evolution from a 40-page semi-monthly to a monthly exceeding 200 pages, with a gross yearly income that grew from $40,000 to nearly $15 million. The story is told by many people important to Guitar Player 's history, including Maxine Eastman, Bud Eastman's widow, and Crockett, who edited this book with his daughter Dara. Also here are recollections of key personnel, including Tom Wheeler, Jas Obrecht, Roger Siminoff, Mike Varney, Jon Sievert, George Gruhn, and Robb Lawrence; leading early advertisers, such as Martin, Randall, and Fender; and prominent guitar players featured in the magazine, including Pat Travers, Country Joe McDonald, Pat Metheny, Steve Howe, Lee Ritenour, Johnny Winter, Steve Morse, Larry Coryell, Michael Lorimer, John McLaughlin, Stanley Clarke, Liona Boyd, and Steve Vai. Among the many illustrations are then-and-now shots of performers and staff, early ads, behind-the-scenes photos from company jam sessions (with such guests as B. B. King and Chick Corea), various fascinating events, and key issue covers. Rich in history and perspective, Guitar Player Magazine: The Glory Years is the definitive first-person chronicle of a music magazine's golden age.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This was a fascinating look at the beginnings of Guitar Player magazine. Which I have read mainly for the articles of either bands or guitar players. But one thing I have noticed with the magazine from early on is the focus of ads being only of music based. After reading this book the founders made that a goal from the start. Not to have car, perfume, cloths, etc. But only ads that dealt with music, guitars, strings, peddles, then drums, and other instruments. This really put a hurt on them at first financial, but after time that is just one of many things that set them apart from other magazines. They also put word out and ask for and got articles from people who were just starting out in the business either as a reporter or as a musician. There is an a story of how one journalist got a story with Eddie Van Halen after being stood up by another artist. That was just right after their release of their first album. Also how they came about unknown guitarists to the average person for example Steve Vai, how was someone that I had never heard about until he was featured in an article in their magazine, along with many other players before they became well known. This is a very interesting book on how a magazine got started on an idea and made 40,000 dollars then over a course of time over 200 million dollars. A good book. I got this book from netgalley.  I give this 4 stars.

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Monday night without much fan fair, Jay Cutler became the Chicago Bears leader in touchdowns, attempts, completions, and yards. Records that Sid Luckman held for the longest time. The last one going Monday night the TD record which he held since he retired in 1950, and it took until 2015 for a Bears QB to break the record. In this new era of passing.                                                        
                                                                        
A couple of weeks ago former Pacers great Mel Daniels, passed away. He played for the Pacers while they were an ABA team from 68-74, he helped them to three ABA titles, was an all-star, one of four Pacers to have their numbers retired, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. I enjoyed watching the ABA when I was a kid a very exciting game and made the NBA change.


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My name is Carter Reynolds. I was born a bastard and I’ll die a bastard. I learnt it at a young age, and nothing and nobody can change that. I’m on a one-way path of destruction, and God help anyone who gets in my way. I hate my life. Actually, I hate pretty much everything.
          That’s until I meet the kid next door. Indi-freakin’-ana. My dislike for her is instant. From the moment I lay eyes on her, she ignites something within me. She makes me feel things I thought I was incapable of feeling. I don’t like it, not one bit. When she looks at me with her big, beautiful, haunting green eyes, it’s like she can see into the depths of my soul. It freaks me the hell out. She’s like sunshine and rainbows in my world of gloom and doom. I hate sunshine and rainbows.

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          I’m Indiana Montgomery. My friends call me Indi. Despite losing my mum at the age of six, I have a wonderful life and great friends. My dad more than makes up for the fact that I only have one parent. I’m his little girl, the centre of his world. I adore him.
          When Carter Reynolds moves in next door, my life takes a turn for the worse. He’s gorgeous, sinfully hot, but that’s where my compliments end. He seems hell-bent on making my life miserable. He acts tough, but when I look into his eyes I don’t see it. I see hurt and pain. To me, he seems lost.
          I should hate him for the way he treats me, but surprisingly I don’t. If anything, I feel sorry for him. I want to help him find peace. Help him find the light that I know is buried somewhere within his darkness, but he won’t have a bar of it.
          He’s warned me time and time again to stay away, but I can’t. I’m drawn to him for some reason. He’s always referring to himself as a bastard. That may be true, but to me, he’s more like a beautifully, misunderstood bastard. Whether he likes it or not, I refuse to give up on him.




Everything seems to slow down as I stay seated in my car staring in her direction. It’s like the world’s suddenly moving in slow motion. She turns. When her eyes meet mine she takes my breath away, literally. Fuck she’s even more beautiful than I remember. Her eyes widen in shock and the sponge in her hand drops to the ground.
I can’t seem to move as I drink her in. My heart is thumping furiously against my ribcage. Fuck I’ve missed those eyes, those lips—her. She hasn’t changed much, just grown. A sixteen year old Indi was beautiful. A twenty-two year old Indi—fucking stunning. My kid is no longer a kid. She’s a sexy-as-hell woman. Drop dead fucking gorgeous.
Only when I manage to pull myself together do I get out of the car. Her eyes are still trained on me. I feel my lips turn up at the corners. Words can’t express how good it feels to see her again in the flesh. I take a step towards her. Her eyes narrow and my smile grows. I’ve missed her spunk, and the attitude that not only pissed me off all those years ago, but turned me the hell on.
“Hey,” I say as I walk towards her. She doesn’t reply. Instead her hands move to her hips and her scowl deepens. I guess after all this time she’s still pissed off with me. I can’t really blame her. “Well look at you,” I add as I bend down and retrieve the sponge she dropped by her feet. As I stand, I can’t hold back the whistle that escapes my mouth as my eyes travel up those sexy, lean legs of hers. It makes my cock twitch. The effect she has on me hasn’t dwindled one bit. What I wouldn’t give to run my fingers, better yet, my tongue, up the length of her legs, burying my face in her sweetness. “The kid’s all grown up,” I smirk when my eyes meet hers again.
Fuck me she’s fine.
“I’m not a fucking kid anymore,” she snaps.
Leaning forward so my face is only inches from hers, I whisper, “I can see that.” Her pupils dilate and I hear her breath hitch. I immediately know my effect on her hasn’t diminished either. It takes everything in me not to pull her into my arms and squeeze the fucking life out of her. Why did I leave it so long to see her? Just being near her again makes me feel alive. “It’s good to see you again, Indi.”
“Well, the feeling’s not mutual,” she says frowning. She’s lying, I can tell. Her body language is saying the complete opposite to her words. She’s still a stubborn arse I see. My eyes leave hers and gaze down at her lips. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve dreamt of those lips over the past five years. Too many to count. I want to kiss her so bad my fucking chest aches. I let my eyes drop a little lower. That’s when I see the necklace I bought her for her seventeenth birthday. I can’t believe she’s still wearing it. It has me smiling like a damn fool. You have no idea what seeing that means to me.
I watch her chest rise and fall as her breathing quickens. She can deny it all she wants, but she’s effected by me. “My eyes are up here, buddy,” she spits. I want to laugh at her comment. I love her smart mouth. I’m glad this part of our relationship hasn’t changed.
Underneath the material of her white top, I can see a hint of her white lace bra covering the swell of her breasts. It gives me an idea. I can’t help myself. I lift the sponge in my hand until it’s hovering over her tits. I hear her gasp when she realises what I’m about to do. I clench my fist tight and the water drips out. It soaks into the fabric of her top, making it transparent. Her nipples harden and so does my cock. Christ. I haven’t even touched her yet and I swear I could break diamonds with this fucker.
Peeling my gaze from her spectacular rack, I make eye contact with her again. I’m feeling quite pleased with myself, but that feeling doesn’t last long. The anger I see in her eyes is not what I’m expecting. When did she lose her sense of humour? I guess I should’ve known from past experience, when it comes to her, I’m playing with fire. Especially since she has five years of pent up anger towards me inside her.
This is one time I’m not anticipating her next move. So when it comes, I’m totally taken by surprise. She raises her right leg slightly and then, BOOM. She knees me fair smack in the nuts. Hard. Jesus fucking Christ.
All the air gushes from my lungs as pain radiates through my whole body. My dick goes instantly limp. Fuck, I think she just killed it. I’m pretty sure my boys are now lodged somewhere in my throat.
A feral, high-pitched sound escapes me as I fall to my knees in agony. “Stay the fuck away from me, arsehole,” she screams as she turns and runs inside.
Somebody call an ambulance. I think I’m gonna die.


J L Perry is a mother and a wife. She was born in Sydney, Australia, and has lived there her whole life. Her love of reading, from a young age, gave her the passion to write. My Destiny was originally written for her sister, in 2013. It was never intended to be published. However, after finishing this book, she felt there was still a lot of Brooke and Logan’s story left to tell. This inspired her to write My Forever. With the encouragement of her family and friends, she decided to follow her dream and become a published Author.
          That dream was realised on the 6th of June, 2014.
          My Destiny is her debut novel in the Destiny Series. My Forever is the conclusion to this book. Her third book Damaged - Jacinta’s Story was released October 15th, 2014. This is a standalone book, but is based on a character in My Forever. Her fourth book Against All Odds, is also a standalone book, as well, but part of the Destiny Series. It was released in May, 2015. She’s just published her fifth book, Bastard was released in September, 2015. This is a standalone, and is NOT part of the Destiny Series. She is currently writing her sixth book, Hooker. It is also a standalone. It will be release early 2016.
          J L’s love of romance and happy endings makes a perfect combination when it comes to writing her beautiful love stories. 
          Her hobbies include reading, writing, drinking wine, shopping, listening to music, cake decorating and anything artistic or creative. She loves spending time with her family, friends and pets when she isn’t writing. She also loves being outdoors and travelling and exploring the world.


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