What do you do when all your secrets-- and your heart-- are exposed?
Natalie Anderson has spent her life being strong for everyone else, always putting herself last. But that has come with a price because the stress and secrets are affecting every part of her life. Looking and acting the part is one thing, but feeling it is another. She knows she’s at a crossroads and she needs to make a change, starting with loosening up and living a little.
Kai Pierson is done being a grunt. He’s finally worked his way up the ladder and he now finds himself a rep at the hottest label, representing the hottest band in all of rock music. He’s living the life…alone, but he’s okay with that. It’s the way it needs to be.
Though they’ve never met in person, they become friends and spend hours talking about life. When the chance to meet arrives, neither of them are ready for how they feel when they see each other for the first time.
But when Natalie’s secrets are exposed, will she be able to put it all behind her and find her own happiness, or will the lies destroy her once and for all?
EXPOSED by L.L. Collins is available now for FREE on Kindle Unlimited!
This is a contemporary romance title that is the 4th book in the Jaded Regret series.
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“Penny for your thoughts,” Natalie said. She reached her hand over and twined her fingers with mine.
I smiled at this amazing woman. “Thinking about you.”
She smiled back, that adorable little dimple exposing itself. This time, I didn’t stop myself. I leaned over and kissed it before moving to her lips.
“‘Already Ready,’” I whispered. She tilted her head in question. “Dan+Shay. Do you know the song?” I still whispered, not wanting the cabbie to hear.
She shook her head. “Country? I don’t know too many of those. Country surprises me from you, Kai.”
I shrugged. “Hey, I was born in Oklahoma. And you should know by now I’m an equal opportunity music enthusiast. I like it all.” I took my phone out of my pocket and found my Spotify app. I had an entire playlist just for her, but some of the songs I knew she wasn’t ready for. Once Natalie saw what I was doing, she got earbuds out of her purse.
She stuck one bud in her ear and then offered me the other. She leaned into me as I hit play. I put my arm around her and kissed the top of her head. God, this woman.
Natalie rested her hand on my thigh, and I almost groaned. She needed to know just how hard this was for me to behave.
As the lyrics pumped through the earbud, I tightened my hold on her. I was already ready to do this with her, and it wasn’t just about the way she looked or what I wanted from her. It was about it all.
When the last chords of the song faded, Natalie tipped her head back so she could look at me. Her cheeks were tinged pink, and it wasn’t from her makeup.
I liked that I pushed her just a little bit out of her comfort zone.
I nodded at her. “Yes. I wish we could go back to my apartment.” My voice was quiet, and my head dipped, so my lips were almost at her ear. “I need you, Natalie. And not just in the way you think.”
She bit her lip, and her gaze zeroed in on my mouth. “‘Learning to Breathe,’” Natalie whispered.
PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES:
SENTENCED (Jaded Regret, #1)
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SNARED (Jaded Regret, #2)
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HARTSTRINGS (Jaded Regret, #3)
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About the Author
L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys, reading, and writing. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus a new standalone, Back to the Drawing Board. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!
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