Ink closed the door and kept his distance. Her lungs compressed, making breathing difficult. She sucked in air. She’d already ripped out her heart and laid it at his feet, offering to give up everything to be with him.
He’d pushed her away.
She’d learned her lesson.
He continued to look at her without saying a word. She left the security of the wall and walked. Six feet away from him, he hooked his fingers under her belt and whirled her around until she caught herself against his chest.
A broad, solid chest.
A warm, tatted chest.
A chest holding a wildly beating heart that pulsed against the palms of her hands.
“No,” she whispered, unsure if the words made it past her lips.
His pained gaze called to her. “Need you.”
“You can’t,” she said, growing stronger.
If he couldn’t save himself, she’d protect him. He was strong, too strong, and because of that strength, he had no idea what was bad for him.
The club wouldn’t allow him to make another mistake or they’d strip him of his patches, and he’d be gone. She had to make sure he stayed away from her to keep him in her life.
“It’s my risk,” he whispered. “Give me a little, Ace. You’re killing me.”
The nickname he only used when alone with her tipped her off balance. He’d called her Ace since she was fourteen and had slipped him two cards during a poker game. Nobody had caught her, and he’d won a lot of money from the other bikers. The shared smile he gave her after the game thrilled her. The secret they held was not the last one they’d keep.
He leaned down, lowering his chin. Even with her high-heeled boots on, she stretched to her toes to get closer. She moistened her lips, caught between running away and throwing her arms around him.
“Stop thinking shit.” His husky, low voice soothed her. “We’ve never been able to fight this.”
New Release & Giveaway – Living a Beautiful War (Bantorus MC Series) by Debra Kayn @DebraKayn @EJBookPromos
Title: Living A Beautiful War
Series: Bantorus MC #8
Author: Debra Kayn
Publish Date: December 3, 2014
Wild women, good times, and easy rides allow Ink to hide the emotional ties he has with Lilly, the daughter of the president of Bantorus Motorcycle Club. With two warnings to stay away from Lilly on his record, his addiction swings wildly out of control and he can no longer bury the past. Either he’s going to lose his club or Lilly will break up her family, and that will destroy them both.
Lilly’s forbidden love for Ink has survived her childhood straight to adulthood. The more she fights for both of them, the closer she comes to finding out what is keeping Ink from claiming her. This time, she wonders if it wouldn’t be best to point her boots toward Pitnam and live the rest of her life knowing she’ll never have the one man she loves.
With Silver Girls under Lilly’s management, the Moroad MC taking favors from Bantorus, and the militia’s orders skyrocketing, Ink’s time is running out. He’s living a beautiful war full of addictions, rules, and heartbreak, and the only one who can save him is Lilly.
—Each Bantorus MC novel features a new couple with their own happily ever after—
Top Selling Romance Author, Debra Kayn lives with her family at the foot of the Bitterroot Mountains in beautiful Northern Idaho. She enjoys riding motorcycles, playing tennis, fishing, photography, and creating chaos for the men in the garage.
Her love of family ties and laughter makes her a natural to write heartwarming contemporary stories to the delight of her readers. Oh, let’s cut to the chase. She loves to write about real men and the women who love them.
When Debra was nineteen years old, a man kissed her without introducing himself. When they finally came up for air, the first words out of his mouth were…will you have my babies? Considering Debra’s weakness for a sexy, badass man, who is strong enough to survive her attitude, she said yes. A quick wedding at the House of Amour and four babies later, she’s living her own unbelievable romance book.