Welcome to the 129th week of My Sexy Saturday.
This week’s theme: Our Sexy Mystery
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This week’s theme is Our Sexy Mystery and this is our nod to the mystery and romantic suspense authors. Nothing like a good mystery to get a great romance started. Show us your most romantic or frustrating relationships all with a flair for the mysterious.
This week I'm sharing an extract from Misfortune of Birth, the third book in the Always Cambridge Series. The mob boss' daughter turns to the feds, infiltrates a rival family and gets more than she bargains for when she falls for son number two... Victor Mayhue...
I swirled around the dark liquid in my glass and pounded the last of it down my throat. A couple passed me on the stairs, headed for one of the rooms. The guy’s eyes were a glassy mixture of intoxication and anticipation. Hers were bored, resigned.
I leaned back over the banister just as the door at the end of the bar opened. A small familiar figure entered the darkened room. My stomach tightened and my cock surged at the sight of her. She had the hood from her sweater pulled up, concealing her hair. She studied the room carefully, slowly, calculatingly, memorizing every face. She was looking out for more than just me. She seemed apprehensive. Maybe even a little scared. And well she should be. She was playing a dangerous game. And, it would seem she was playing both sides. Maybe more.
She lowered the hood from her head and it was like the past five years hadn’t passed. She was eighteen and I was twenty again. Only she could make a hoody and jeans look so fuckin’ hot. It had been like a uniform for her back then. She had every colour of hoody under the rainbow.
“You lost, honey?” Brenda asked from behind the bar, her voice loud over the music and general rowdiness.
I moved around the banister to the top of the stairs. The motion must have caught Holly’s attention. She looked up the stairs at me and the tightness in her jaw softened. She moved towards me, her stare never leaving mine. I backed into the darkness, luring her. She followed until she crossed the threshold. She stopped there, hesitant, unsure of what to expect. Her gaze darted around the room, maybe checking to see if we were alone. Was she worried I’d lured her into a trap? That Lorenzo was here lying in wait for her? And even if she had suspected that, she’d still come.
She came anyway. For me?
We stared at each other. The room was alive with fear and tension, anxious and sexual.
The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years, into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge.
Caught up in a bitter blood feud with the rival Mayhue family and unable to bear the violence that claimed her mother, Holly sets out to right her father's wrongs. But instead she embarks on an epic journey of sex, love, loss, tragedy and life-altering choices that not only impact her life but that of her beloved bodyguard, Randy Phillips; unsuspecting Federal Agent, Alex Orton; and surprisingly of all, Victor Mayhue, a member of the reviled Mayhue clan.
Can Holly distance herself and the ones she loves, from the violence and corruption she abhors, or will she discover a truth she's feared all along ... Mob life is forever!
Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge
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