Authors: Chloe Walsh
Carter Kids #2
Published by Chloe Walsh
Copyright 2016 by Chloe Walsh
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First published, February 2016
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is the third novel from the Carter kids series, though many of the characters are from the broken series and some readers may enjoy reading the full story.
This book is dedicated to Julie Phelan – aka Aunty.
For her lifelong support, friendship,
And infallible belief that I could be whatever I desired to be.
And of course, for her sheer love of all things Kyle Carter.
I love you, Aunty.
The man who loved me was a fighter.
He had blood on his hands.
He was dangerous, treacherous, and he called me his Thorn.
I was his strength and his weakness all rolled into one.
He was trained – bred – to play a pivotal part in an underworld concocted of violence and destruction.
The question was could I love him in spite of the danger he represented to my life?
Could I love him in spite of the danger he represented to my soul?
TEAGAN WAS SAFE.
I could handle the whole damn world falling down around me just as long as she was safe – alive and breathing. My little Thorn was okay, and that made this whole damn mess worth it.
I knew I was facing prison time because of my role in the quarry. I knew I was going away for a while – up to five years for GBH.
Three if I didn’t fuck up again, Kyle’s suit had assured me at the station tonight. That didn’t sound too fucking bad to me. Hell, three square meals a day, and a long assed rest sounded like heaven to my body. I might even get lucky and score a cell of my own.
To be perfectly honest, the only reason I was handling this so calmly was because I had Teagan. I didn’t think she realized just how much I loved her crazy ass. That girl was everything to me and I didn’t say that lightly.
She’d seen the worst of me and she loved me through it.
Fuck, she was prepared to keep me even when we thought I’d killed Gerome Javi.
Jesus Christ, what that girl did for me tonight – running into the Hub all guns a-blazing.
I never realized a man’s heart could love as hard as this.
This was an insane kind of love.
One I never thought I would have.
Fuck, my whole world had pretty much burnt to dust tonight. I knew shit was going to be a hell of a lot different in the morning.