Lee Santiago went from one mistake to the next. When a friend dies, exposing his mortality all too well Lee’s family steps in to force him to make something of himself. He can’t be a party boy all his life and if he wants to sign his life away, it will be on the dotted line. He doesn’t even have time to say goodbye. Anyway it was only a drunken one night stand.
Isabelle was always the good girl. Until that night. When the man she’d always worshiped finally noticed her. She couldn’t say no. She’s heartsick to find out he doesn’t remember it. Isabelle’s life crashes around her when the results are in. The truth comes out and she has nowhere to turn. She looks for Lee, but he’s gone.
Will he be man enough to step up and face the consequences when he learns the truth?
Fuck! Hurried steps back to the kitchen and his abuela’s mild wording told him his visitor leaving hadn’t gone unnoticed. He groaned and buried his head deeper into the bed, pulling the pillow tighter over his head.
The woosh of the front door and yelling told him that he was in for a world of shit. Quiet, then the patter of his abuela’s footsteps heading his way. He groaned, his eyes pounding from his own noise.
“Malo! Bad Lee!”
Abuela’s broom came down on top of him, again and again. The babble of Spanish dropping from her lips too fast to follow.
“Parar! Abuelita, por favor, stop!”
Lee rolled out of the bed to her screeching. It got louder when he rolled naked out from under the covers.
“Wicked boy!” Her broom coming down on top of him had him grabbing his shorts from the floor and running from the room.
“Jesus! Someone stop her!”
Lee leaned against the wall, hopping into his shorts. Despite the wicked sting of Abuelita’s straw broom, he had his prima’s, his cousins, to think of. They were always around since they lived next door. You never knew who was over. He couldn’t go running out there naked even if he wanted to escape the pain.
He pulled them up with a snap and escaped. Running into the hall he heard his hermano, his brother, laughing.
“Stop her, jackass.”
Alejandro just laughed harder.
“You deserve that and more.” His madre sounded pissed. She stood to the side, watching grandma hit him with a broom.
He hunched under another blow. “Stop Mamacita. Por favor.”
“No. I’ll beat the demons out of you.” Another swat and Lee ran. He had his shorts on. Leaning over and grabbing his gym shoes from the front door on his way outside. His head throbbed and the sunlight made him curse.
Lee turned his head.
“Fuck.” Lee swore. His eyes ached, the blood pounding in his temples. The sunlight had his head exploding. He reached out and caught a pair of Oakley’s Alejandro tossed before they hit the ground. Jandro was an ass, but at least he understood Lee’s pain.
“If I were you, I’d find a place to lay low for a couple of days. And stay out of trouble.”
“Son of a bitch.” Lee slid the sunglasses on, muting the bright sunlight against his aching eyes.
The door shut, cutting off the stream of invectives from his uncle, his mama, and abuelita’s chanting to remove the demons from his soul. His brother’s laugh intertwined with their sister’s. A shit storm of trouble, God knows how he would get out of it this time.
Don’t forget to catch book one of the Santiago’s!
Corporal Nicholas ‘Saint’ Santiago needs to go home to reclaim the man he used to be. To be the man he was before Operation Enduring Freedom slowly hardened his heart. He needs to reconnect to the values and the reasons he is doing what he does. Saint also needs to try to forget the courageous woman he fell in love with.
Petty Officer Angelina Jones’ life changed the moment Saint saved her life. She survived the blast but now has to deal with the fact that she will never be whole. She can’t believe that anyone would want her the way she is now. Digging up her courage, Angelina moves forward hoping against hope that she can live a full life again.
Crossing paths again brings their emotions to a full boil. A coincidence that will have them both reaching for their dreams.
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