WANT IT – On sale December 9, 2014
About the book –
In the latest tantalizing Rule Breakers novel from Jennifer Chance, an irresistible alpha male follows his ex into a deadly standoff—and reignites a heated affair.
For Erin Connelly, being a good girl isn’t such a bad thing. She’s working her dream job at a Boston art gallery and staying out of trouble, which is more than she can say for her deadbeat mom. Unfortunately, her mother’s latest misadventure lands her in the clutches of a Mexican drug lord. Now the only person who can save her is the one man Erin has no business asking for help: the sexy-as-sin army ranger who just so happens to be her former high school sweetheart.
Zander James is no gentleman—and no officer, either, thanks to Erin. Four years ago, she made a call that terminated his highest aspirations . . . and their relationship. He’s never forgiven her, but when he learns that Erin’s embarking on a half-baked rescue mission, he sure as hell can’t let her go alone. Now, with a treacherous enemy lying in wait, the electrifying tension between them may just be Zander’s undoing. Because while he may be able to keep Erin alive, he can’t promise to keep his hands off her.
She had to ask. Even if he laughed in her face, she at least had to ask.
Erin Connelly straightened in the back of the crowd of mourners, fussing with the belt of
her vintage black dress. Three beefy men in suits stood in front of her, clearly ex-military—guys who’d once been all muscle, but were now mostly bravado and beer cheese. This was in her favor. She could peek between their thick bodies and see the family in their formal black or dress blues. She could see the casket, too, covered with the American flag, looking almost surreal beneath the brilliant August sun.
And, finally, she could see the young man standing at attention at the end of the first row, his shoulders ramrod straight, his manner intent.
Zander James. Standing not forty feet away from her.
He might as well still be halfway around the world.
Erin closed her eyes, thinking back to the email she’d gotten just three days earlier. The one from Zander’s mother, Sarah, with the stark subject line: Funeral Arrangements.
She’d just . . . locked up. Staring at the screen, her eyes blurring, her thoughts instantly jumping to the worst possible scenario, while a thousand pictures of Zander rushed through her mind. The daredevil who’d jumped off cliffs just to feel the thrill of the splashing water far below. The speed freak who’d pushed his beat-up Mustang too hard, too fast, punching it in the dead of night to break records he’d made up in his head. The boyfriend who’d wrapped his long arms around her in a circle of strength one minute with a kiss and a grin, then had taken off like a shot the next, unable to stand still when there was some abandoned building to climb, some road crew truck to hot-wire on the side of the road, some army plane to jump out of.
She hadn’t seen him in four years. And when she’d opened that email, she’d thought . . .
It didn’t matter what she’d thought.
Because it wasn’t Zander up there, lying in that casket. It was his father—still a terrible loss, still a tragedy, but . . . not Zander. Caught up in sudden emotion, Erin had done something she rarely ever allowed herself to do: she cried. Huge, heavy tears of gratitude and regret. She didn’t have any right to shed those tears, she knew. She had no claim on Zander anymore, not even on his memory. In fact, right at this moment, looking at him . . . she wasn’t so sure she’d made the right choice to see him today, no matter how desperate she was. He looked so different, now. Taller. Bigger. His uniform seemed to fit him like a second skin, moving with his body, hisevery step one of grace, precision, and—something else. Power? Lethalness? Was that even a word?
Zander had become the warrior he’d always bragged to her that he would be.
And as much as she hated to admit it . . . she needed a warrior right about now.
About the author –
Jennifer Chance is the award-winning author of the new adult Rule Breakers series. A lover of books, romance, and happily-ever-afters, she lives and writes in Ohio.
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