Excerpt - Betrayed Trilogy Boxed Set

Excerpt - Betrayed Trilogy Boxed Set

Books 1-3

He closed his eyes and let her soothing voice fill him. “Nowyou know all about my sad, screwed up childhood.”

“I guess I do. Thank you for trusting me enough to tell me.”

“Who said anything about trust? I always get talkative whenI’m drunk.”

“Why do you always do that?”

“What?”

“Put up a wall when someone gets too close? You aren’tdrunk. You’re just being honest and it makes you uncomfortable.”

“Did I tell you I hate psychologists?” Just because he’dtold her about his mother didn’t mean she had the right to poke around andanalyze the rest of his life.

“Arianna says you have horrible taste in women, but I thinkyou intentionally choose the wrong ones so you’ll never get too close.”

“And psychiatrists, I hate them, too.”

“It’s true, isn’t it?”

He blinked his eyes open and stared at her. “You want thetruth? I choose women who have no aspirations past a good screw and a few fancydinners.”

His crudeness unsettled her and she tried to move away butQuinn grabbed her arm. He touched her hair, ran a hand along her cheek, tracedher chin, her jaw. “Which is why being with you is such a bad idea.”

Her eyes turned dark, shiny. “I know.”

“So, why am I dying to touch you when I know it’s the lastthing I should do?”

She leaned forward and placed a soft kiss on his mouth. “Idon’t know.” Her words slid over him, pulling him closer.

“If I don’t leave right now, I won’t be leaving untilmorning.”

Her fingers traced his lips. “I know.”

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