PIERCE MY HEART
It all began with a choice...
Anna Pierce had, by all accounts, a blessed life. She grew up in a home full of laughter, love, and support. Where the biggest problem she faced (other than how to deal with her family's crazy antics) was deciding her plans for college. Little did she know the ugly path her choice would drag her down.
A choice that left her free-falling...
Fast forward five years. Her life still held that same laughter, love, and support, but it was no longer full. A shadow hung overhead, waiting. Always threatening.
Until he caught her...
Jake Taylor stormed into her life and turned her world upside down. He made her feel things she'd hidden away from; made her face life again. But, most importantly, he helped her find the light.
And gave her happily ever after...
*This book contains adult content (lots of swearing, a little drinking, and some sexy times) and is intended for readers 18 and older*
**This is book one in a series, but each book will be a STANDALONE with a new couple. NO cliffhanger**
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(WARNING. Contains mentions of physical abuse)
“No, wait, forget the clothes. There’s something I’ve got to tell you. The guy, he’s—”
“Crimeny,” I mutter, interrupting her as I fumble with the plates. “Take these would you? If I fall I don’t want to listen to Nate and Robby bitch because I dropped their sweets,” I tell her, practically throwing the plates into her arms.
“Anna!” she snaps again, this time in impatience.
That’s when it happens.
Someone must be heading towards us because Juliet gives a huge yank that sends me flying forward. A small scream makes its way up my throat but never clears my mouth. That’s because instead of face planting (almost for the second time that day) I find myself pressed against a hard body with strong arms surrounding me.
The familiarity is unmistakable, but it isn’t Robby, Nate, or even Dad.
What the hell is he doing here?
“What the hell are you doing here?”
Yup, that just came out of my mouth.
“Anna Victoria! That is no way to talk to a guest,” my mother chides. I look around his hulking frame to see her standing just inside the door. “Say thank you to the nice man for not letting you fall on your face. Yeesh! You’d think I raised you with no manners,” she gripes, shaking her head as she turns and walks further inside.
I hear a chuckle and turn my eyes back to him.
He has both hands on my hips, his eyes shining with amusement, and a small smile that crosses his lips.
I get a little lost in the curve of his mouth, only moving my eyes when I see it widen.
Shifting my eyes to his I ask (a little nicer this time), “What are you doing here?”
Robby decides to make his appearance now.
I notice the smile disappear and his eyes close with a flash of annoyance.
“What’s going on?”
I try to take a quick step back only to notice that Juliet has plonked her booty down behind me leaving no room to move away. I heave out a sigh and look at Robby, who’s heading our way, but a cough has my head swinging around to see Evan giving me big eyes.
I totally forgot she was out here.
God, I have to stop doing that when he’s around.
By the time I shrug and turn back, Robby is standing to the side, his eyes moving between the two of us as his brows raise in question.
I open my mouth to say something, but Evan moves in, grabs the leash from my hand and shoves it into his.
“Come on, Robby. You bring the dog, I’ll take in the desserts,” she bosses, moving towards the door.
“Dog?” he asks, looking down at Juliet with confusion.
“Yeah, Anna adopted one today. Now move your ass otherwise the brownies are mine.”
At this threat he moves.
No way was he about to miss out on those, but I don’t miss the look he throws at me over his shoulder.
I’d hear more about it later.
That left us standing here, staring at each other in an awkward silence.
At least it is awkward to me.
“So, you’re Robby’s friend I’m guessing.”
I nod my head before something hits me.
“That means when I was rambling on like a lunatic today, you knew who I was and that you’d see me later.”
His lips lift into a grin as he shoves his hands into his front pockets.
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