Series: Harden #1
Author: Lynn Stookes
Genre: Adult, Romantic Suspense
Release Date: January 1, 2015
Kylie Delaney had the perfect life until one night changed everything. Now she’s moving back to her hometown to escape the pain and start over, but someone won’t let her forget the past.
Detective Blake Winters moved back to his hometown to escape the violence of the city, but when bodies start showing up murdered, he questions his decision. That is until the girl he wanted as a teenager moves in across the street. Then all bets are off.
Now, Kylie must face the past with Blake, the one man who broke her young heart. Can they explore a new relationship and both stay alive as they search for the person behind the murders?
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Sitting in the car, I wait for her to leave the house. She gets into her black car waiting in the driveway and drives away. Today, there seems to be an extra bounce to her step. I’ve been watching her for weeks. Sticking to her routine, she leaves for work the same time every morning and arrives home the same time every evening. Today is no different.
Once I’m positive she’s far enough away, I look around at my surroundings to see if anyone is watching me. Satisfied no one will see me, I climb out of my truck and rapidly walk across the street and around to the back of the house. I reach the back door and pull out the key I stole months ago. The dog growls from the other side of the door. The first time I entered the house, she caught me off guard and actually bit me. Having learnt my lesson, I pull out the tranquilizer gun I bought. Swinging the door open, I aim and shoot the dog. She whimpers before hitting the ground.
I enter the house and shut the door behind me and quickly entering the security code. Unhurriedly, I walk through the house, running my hands over her things as I make my way upstairs to her bedroom. Last week, I spent time in the attic and found her childhood journals. She’d never miss them, so I took them with me and have been reading about every piece of her life.
Opening the door to her room, I walk towards the bed and pick up her pillow, bringing it to my face to inhale the sweet smell of strawberries from her shampoo. I’ve been collecting every bit of information I can about her. After I place the pillow back on the bed, I walk into the bathroom to find out which products she uses, so I’ll be prepared when she comes to me. I open the cabinet underneath the sink and look around at the products when I see it. A pink box sticks out at the back of the cabinet. My heart starts racing. No, she can’t be. I grab the box to see it’s been opened and one is missing. Throwing the box on the ground, I search the trash can next to the sink and find what I’m looking for.
Fuck. This is going to ruin everything. She’s supposed to be mine after this is all over. How are we going to handle this? I pace the small bathroom as I think.
Suddenly, an idea hits me and I smile. I’m going to make her mine. One way or another. SHE WILL BE MINE.
Lynn Stookes was born and raised in the amazing state of Texas where she currently resides with her husband of four years. They have one son and two furry children that create complete chaos she couldn’t live without.
One day, Lynn took her passion (maybe obsession is more apt) for romance books and mystery shows to write her first romantic suspense novel, Fatal Obsession.
In her free time, Lynn enjoys reading anything she can get her hands on, spending time with her family and friends, coffee breaks, and country music.
She is currently working on her second novel in the Harden Series.