July 11, 2014
Pistol may have got the girl – but it doesn’t mean he won’t have to work to keep her ...
Steph faces one of the biggest challenges of her life; deciding if the man she’s attracted to for all the wrong reasons is worth enough to risk at all.
When her heart is involved, how exactly does she decide when to draw the line? Impossible to tell, isn’t it ...
Pistol can’t stop himself from satisfying his own needs first – at the risk of Steph’s safety. He wants her with him ... at all costs. But is he simply blackmailing her to stay? Or has she truly made the decision for herself?
Will he ever know ...
The dark depths of Pistol’s life before Steph surface when his mother arrives to claim what she believes to be hers.
Is an insatiable need for each other enough to keep love alive through such troubling times ...
“All they’d ever known was how to get things the easiest way. It wasn’t always legal, and it sure-as-shit most times wasn’t moral, but they’d been taught from a young age, that if your heart was set on something, you risked it all to get it.”
“Does it put you at risk?”
She shuffled the coffee container around and scooped two teaspoons into the mugs. “He says it does, but I haven’t seen any evidence of it.”
“I’m sure he knows what he’s talking about.”
“That’s what worries me. What if he’s right, Ben?” Her guilt surged at the concerned expression on her brother’s face.
“I can only offer advice as a brother, and that would be to stay the hell away from the guy if he puts you at risk. But –” He crossed his arms over his chest. “—I’ve done stuff that was stupid in my time, too, and I know that if you want something bad enough, nobody can advise you against it.”
“Am I suicidal for wanting to be involved in his life?”
Ben smiled. “No, Steph. You just care too much.”
“So why do I keep walking out on him?”
“Because you’re scared.”
Was she? Probably. “I guess.”
Ben sighed, and retrieved the milk from the fridge. “Do you remember what you said to me the day you got your first tattoo?”
Steph shook her head. The day was a typical memory—vivid in parts, but equally foggy in others.
“You said you didn’t want to live in fear anymore.”
She smiled. Ben was right; she had said exactly that.
“So what are you doing now?”
He held her stare, raised eyebrows and all as the reality sunk in. She was letting fear get the upper hand yet again. All of this: Pete, Cass, Ivan—she withdrew from all of them out of fear of what would come. “You’re so right. I can’t believe I let myself slide back into that.”
“Sometimes it’s hardest to see the fault in ourselves, Sis.”
About The Author
Max Henry is a wife, and mother to two young boys. Originally born and bred in New Zealand, she now calls Australia home, and is proud to call herself a ‘Kiwi-Aussie’. Life can be hectic at times, and sometimes she may not be able to write as often as she would like, but she wouldn’t change a thing.
When she’s not writing, she can be found at the gym brain-storming while she lifts weights, or out having a ball 4wd-ing with the family.
Pistol is Max’s first Contemporary Romance, however she already has two paranormal titles under her belt: Battle to Become, and Methods for Mayhem. Max’s books can be found at Amazon, Kobo, and iBooks.