Guns and Roses (PI Julie Collins, Book 4.5)

By Allison Brennan, Lori G. Armstrong

Homicide She Writes provides a distinctive romantic suspense anthology with ten all-new, never-before-published brief tales and novellas that promise thrills, chills, romance, intrigue, ardour, hazard, murder...and love. Penned through long island occasions and award profitable authors, a few tales during this specific assortment will make you snigger out loud whereas others will strength you to sleep with the lighting fixtures on.

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Holly lay on her aspect within the snow, contorting herself right into a pretzel. She needed to get her palms in entrance of her. with out her fingers, she used to be defenseless. She squirmed and strained, doing her most sensible to maintain her head down as she frantically tried to squeeze her legs during the loop of her palms. one other burst of gunfire had her middle jumping into her throat. Colin. the truth that he didn’t go back fireplace couldn’t be reliable. He used to be both out of ammunition or wounded. Bang. Rat-tat-tat. Bang. after which not anything. in basic terms silence. Holly held her breath, watching for something—anything—that may point out which guy used to be nonetheless status. A automobile door squeaked after which slammed. She heard a loud growl as an individual gunned the engine. Tires squealed because the Suburban sped away. “Holly! ” after which he was once there, within the ditch along with her. He tugged free the gag. “God, you’re bleeding. Are you ok? ” He had a pocketknife in his hand and reached to chop her bindings. “What occurred? Is he long past? ” Holly jerked her fingers loose and scampered to the head of the trench. She peered down the line, the place the white Suburban was once shrinking from view. She grabbed the pistol from the floor and scrambled to her ft. “Quick! He’s getting away! ” “Holly, examine me! Are you hit? ” She squinted down the barrel and fired. The truck veered left sharply. It careened off the line and flipped into the trench. “Holy shit! You hit him. ” Colin checked out her with disbelief. Then he glanced at her gun “Where did you get that factor? ” Holly’s resolution was once drowned out via a loud whump-whump overhead. They either seemed up as a helicopter unexpectedly seemed above the treeline. “Who’s that? ” she yelled above the noise. Colin became and smiled at her. “Reinforcements. ” bankruptcy 5 Holly additional the final snapdragon to the vase and stepped again to check her paintings. no longer undesirable, contemplating. at the least the client hadn’t sought after roses. They have been the final word Valentine’s cliché, and Holly beloved it while males requested for anything with a bit extra aptitude. The cowbell at the door rattled and Holly shivered on the icy blast of air. “I’ll be correct with you. ” “Take a while. ” She whirled round on the accepted voice. A wave of pleasure washed over her as Colin stepped as much as the counter. “What are you doing the following? ” she requested, wiping her arms on her apron. He seemed her up and down with that sparkle in his eyes she’d been brooding about for months. “I used to be on the town. ” He glanced round the tiny store, which was once wall-to-wall bouquets. “Just proposal I’d drop in, see in case you have been busy. ” He stepped nearer, and Holly’s pulse picked up. He used to be donning the leather-based jacket she remembered. His hair used to be a section longer, yet he’d shaved lately. For her? the prospect made her nerves flutter. The nook of his mouth curled up in a grin. “Are you? ” “What’s that? ” She walked round the counter and attempted to wipe the grin off her face. She heard a noise in the back of her and knew her sister had come into the showroom. “Are you busy? ” “Well, it’s February 13th, so… convinced, we’re a bit busy. ” “I can wind up, if you want to take off.

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