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CHAPTER ONE

Gabby stared at her best friend Kate and willed her to show a reaction. Any reaction at all. Something for her to go on. Laugh? Tell her she’s an idiot? Something….

“Would you please stop?” muttered Kate.

“Well, read faster! I want to know what you think!”

Kate scoffed. “You already know what I think. I think you’re crazy.”

“I’m not crazy. I thought about this a lot, Kate. I can’t fully move on until I get closure. I’m not going to get closure until Hunter and I are face-to-face. Since I don’t know how to find him, I need to get his face to me. I don’t see crazy anywhere in that plan.”

Kate tilted her head, and those brown eyes were immediately filled with judgment. “You’re emailing some security company that has nothing but some fake-looking website, and you’re planning to lie to them and ask them to come and save you from a shady organization that wants you dead.”

Gabby was more than ready to refute this. “One, a website can’t be fake. It’s obviously a real webpage.” Even if the only information on the page was an email address and the notification that demand was more than supply and not everyone would get a reply. Which meant that this crazy—er, rational—plan probably wouldn’t work anyway. “Two….” She was at a loss to explain the logic that had made so much sense to her last night as she’d furiously typed up her damsel in distress story to lure Hunter back to town. “Two, Ryan has been all over town with that tramp, and I feel like this is a necessary step.”

“No, Gabby. Online dating is a necessary step. Using deception to get in touch with some long-lost ex-boyfriend is definitely not necessary.”

“He wasn’t my boyfriend,” said Gabby so quickly that she only belatedly realized that it didn’t help her case in any way. Hunter and she had a sordid past, but she’d never touched him. Not once. And that was why she needed closure so badly. Maybe if they’d kissed and it had been horrible, she wouldn’t feel a pit in her stomach whenever she thought of him. Maybe if she knew that he was happily married with a horde of children, she wouldn’t feel the wet blanket of guilt every time she remembered the way he’d looked at her as he’d been carried away in that police car.

She couldn’t move on from her disaster of a marriage and try to figure out where the hell her life was going without getting rid of this baggage first. All of a sudden, Gabby reached forward, grabbed the laptop, and hit the Send button.

Kate’s lips tightened, but she thankfully didn’t say anything.

“It needed to be done,” said Gabby, feeling the need to defend herself from the silence.

“Well, there’s no turning back now. What do you think you’ll say to this mysterious Hunter if he does show up on your doorstep?”

Gabby had imagined Hunter coming back for her thousands, if not millions, of times over the years. And after a long time, she’d finally come to the perfect conclusion. “If hell freezes over and this actually works? I’m going to kiss him the first chance I get.”

***End of Sneak Peek!***

 

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35 Comments

  • Reply
    Teri Hicks
    April 5, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    I can’t wait this looks like an awesome read.

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    Sharon Greene
    April 5, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    I am hoping Hunter comes back and can’t wait to read what happens next!

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    Ann M Dean
    April 5, 2018 at 3:28 pm

    I am very much hoping that she kisses him after she opens the door.

  • Reply
    Ann Noble
    April 5, 2018 at 3:41 pm

    Can’t wait!

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    Kim L
    April 5, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    I am very interested in reading what happens, although I need to catch up on the series before I read this one.

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    R
    April 5, 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Gabby’s plan to get closure is indeed crazy but it just might work!

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    Andrea Z.
    April 5, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    I really want to see if she is going to do through with kissing him if her plan works…
    Can’t wait!

  • Reply
    Rhi
    April 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    this looks awesome! I hope Gabby isn’t disappointed!

  • Reply
    Jan
    April 5, 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Always curious where the stories lead…

  • Reply
    Suzanne M. Lappin
    April 5, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Looks interesting

  • Reply
    Rikki Noel-Williams
    April 5, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    This book is amazing!!!

  • Reply
    Terri
    April 5, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    I already know! 😉

  • Reply
    Darci
    April 5, 2018 at 4:18 pm

    OMG!

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      Mallory Crowe
      April 8, 2018 at 4:24 pm

      Congrats Darci! You’re the winner! I just sent you an email with more details 🙂

  • Reply
    Karin H
    April 5, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA that sounds like a great start! I’d love to see what happens next.

  • Reply
    Ellen
    April 5, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    So excited for this book!!

  • Reply
    Theresa Campbell
    April 5, 2018 at 4:59 pm

    This is an amazing book!

  • Reply
    Lizz
    April 5, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Excited to see how this plays out, also excited to have this eye candy cover in my digital library!!!

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    Cynthia P Simmons
    April 5, 2018 at 6:15 pm

    This has me on the edge of my seat! Now, I have to read the others!

  • Reply
    Marcia White
    April 5, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Sounds like a great read!

  • Reply
    Tina R
    April 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm

    Can’t wait to see what happens.

  • Reply
    Mary Epperson
    April 5, 2018 at 11:00 pm

    Can’t freaking wait!!!!!

  • Reply
    Debbie Bennett
    April 5, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    What book came before this one? So I can read it first.Thank you.

  • Reply
    Debbie Bennett
    April 5, 2018 at 11:16 pm

    Sounds good…..

  • Reply
    Yoselin
    April 6, 2018 at 12:58 am

    Honestly I do wanna know what happens next

  • Reply
    Melissa
    April 6, 2018 at 1:22 am

    Like Terri, I already know its a really good book!

  • Reply
    Rosemary K
    April 6, 2018 at 1:35 am

    I can’t wait to see what

  • Reply
    Colleen C.
    April 6, 2018 at 1:42 am

    So looking forward to reading more! 🙂 Love this series!

  • Reply
    Judy Johnson
    April 6, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Can’t wait to see how this goes! Thanks for the chance!

  • Reply
    Antoinette Michelle
    April 6, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Yes! I cannot wait to see what she does next. I hope it all works out.

  • Reply
    MelK
    April 6, 2018 at 11:21 am

    Sounds like another winner, Mallory! TGIF!

  • Reply
    Nancy A Dormanski
    April 6, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    Hunter fit his name – and Gabby is the prey, Amazing book!

  • Reply
    Victoria K
    April 7, 2018 at 2:32 am

    Can’t wait to find out- adding to my must read list.

  • Reply
    Joanna B
    April 7, 2018 at 4:33 am

    Can’t wait to see what happens next! Thank you for this opportunity!

  • Reply
    Beth Cherry
    April 8, 2018 at 12:11 am

    Love this series, and this sounds like it will be another great book! Can’t wait!

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