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Thu
Jul 23 2015 12:00pm

Mistaken Beardentity: Penny Reid’s Truth or Beard

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

In Penny Reid’s Truth or Beard, we encounter the six notorious bearded Winston brothers. The Winstons previously appeared in Penny’s Beauty and the Mustache. These brothers are a delicious fantasy, six super sexy, rugged small town Tennessee men and all of them are single and in need of a woman. Form an orderly line, Ladies!

Did I mention that these sexy brothers all have beards? These aren’t guys with hipster beards either. They’re rocking the super masculine kind of beard. They’re the kind of bearded guys who wear flannel shirts and chop logs and if needed, they’ll take down a grizzly bear with their bare hands. I should admit that I am vehemently pro-beard but regardless of where you might stand on male grooming, it’s impossible not to fall in love with the bearded Winston men.

Truth or Beard stars the amazing Duane. Here we have a hero with red hair. That’s right, he’s a ginger! He’s a ginger beard man! Let’s not forget that hot gingers are definitely having a moment—think Sam Heughan, Prince Harry, Damian Lewis, Eddie Redmayne, Ed Sheeran, and Conan O’Brien.

[Bring on the ginger...]

Thu
Jul 23 2015 9:30am

First Look: Rhonda Helms’s Break Your Heart (July 28, 2015)

Rhonda Helms
Break Your Heart
Kensington / July 28, 2015 / $9.95 print & $4.99 digital

Fearless and flirtatious, Megan Porter isn't your typical math major. On the fast track to graduating with honors, a spot in her school's masters program is nearly guaranteed. But her senior year is quickly turned upside-down by her new thesis advisor, cryptography professor Dr. Nick Muramoto. Young, effortlessly good-looking, and intellectual, he's far more intriguing than the immature jocks Megan usually goes for. And as she decodes the hidden messages he leaves in the margins of her assignments and in their emails, she realizes this might be more than a schoolgirl crush—especially after they share a passionate kiss...

Soon Nick and Megan grow closer, and their different worlds begin to merge. But if their relationship is discovered, Nick's career could be over. With Megan's parents close to campus on business, hiding their love becomes an even greater challenge. Yet keeping secrets will lead Megan to discover hers is just one piece in a much larger puzzle—next to her mother's stash of painkillers—that may put her carefully laid plans for the future in jeopardy.

Teacher-student, New Adult, interracial romance. With Break Your Heart, author Rhonda Helms deftly gift-wraps several trope-tastic elements and freshens up a subgenre that's been glutted by a lot of the same stories. In this follow-up to 2014's Scratch, math geek Megan Porter and cryptography professor Nick Muramoto are as far from the standard NA set-up as you can imagine, bonding over their love of puzzles and an instant attraction. Neither of them needs any kind of healing, just a safe place to share their dreams, and the threat of discovery and accusations of impropriety are a big enough conflict to keep things interesting.       

[We're interested...]

Thu
Jul 23 2015 8:08am

Team H&H is at RWA!

Last night kicked off the festivities for the annual Romance Writers of America National Conference. While Team H&H is always glad to travel around the country for conference, we're thrilled to welcome all the romance writers, readers, and crew to our city as Heroes and Heartbreakers calls New York City its home base. Team H&H's Heather Waters and Jenn Proffitt will be at RWA this week, so stay tuned for news and tweets from the conference. If you're there, come say hi—we're friendly see, this photo from right before the literacy signing is proof!

In the spirit of the conference, and for those who aren't there this week, do you remember what, if any, RITA winning books you've read (either from this year or years past)? Let us know in the comments!

Wed
Jul 22 2015 4:30pm

First Look: Jayne Castle’s Siren’s Call (July 28, 2015)

Siren's Call by Jayne Castle

Jayne Castle
Siren's Call (Rainshadow Series #2)
Jove/ July 28, 2015 / $7.99 print, digital

In the mysterious world of Harmony, there are places filled with unexplored marvels. But Rainshadow Island isn’t about to give up its secrets…

In the alien catacombs of Rainshadow, there are creatures whose compelling songs lure the unwary to their death. That’s why Rafe Coppersmith, hired to clear out the catacombs for exploration, needs a music talent. He’s knows the perfect one, but she probably doesn’t want anything do with him...

Ella Morgan had once fallen hard and fast for Rafe, but then he disappeared for months…and he’s not about to tell her why. Ella, too, has secrets that only her dust bunny knows. She’s not just a music talent, she’s a Siren: a paranormal singer capable of singing men to sleep—or to their deaths.

But once on Rainshadow, Rafe and Ella will learn that surrendering to passion doesn’t come without risks—and fighting fire with fire only adds to the flame…

Siren’s Call is the fourth installment in Jayne Castle’s Rainshadow series. A spin off of her popular Harmony series, Rainshadow is an island that has become a refuge of sorts to those who don’t fit in with Harmony’s upper class society. People with unusual or dangerous psi talents gravitate to the island, knowing the island tends to protect its inhabitants from outsiders. The island, a hot bed of unexplored alien energy areas, keeps the local talent on their toes. Dry witty humor and a suspenseful mystery go hand in hand to create a well developed storyline that tends to revolve around two “misfits” who band together to investigate the island's unusual alien infrastructure. Personable characters, intriguing plot lines, and vivid world building makes each installment a fun engaging read. Though each book can be read as a stand alone, this series does interact with her Harmony and Arcane series as the three series follow specific families through time.

[Two misfits fight fire...]

Wed
Jul 22 2015 3:15pm

Romance News Roundup: Sherrilyn Kenyon Excerpt & RWA Update!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Dragonbane by Sherrilyn Kenyon—Sherrilyn Kenyon has shared another peek at her latest Dark-Hunter novel, Dragonbane! And if you haven't already, do read our Chapter 1 excerpt!

—Happy RWA week! Are you in New York City for the Romance Writers of America national conference? We hope everyone attending has a blast and that we see many of you around! If you'll be following along from home, stay tuned to our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook feeds for live updates from the con!

—Deal Alert: Jill Sanders's romantic suspense Secret Seduction is currently free in e-book at e-tailers Amazon and iBookstore, and it's marked down to $.99 in e-book at Barnes & Noble.*

—The news roundup will be taking a brief hiatus for the rest of the week for RWA craziness, but it'll be back next week!

*We don't know how long deals will last, so get 'em while you can!

Wed
Jul 22 2015 2:30pm
Excerpt

Forsaken: Exclusive Excerpt

Lisa Renee Jones

Forsaken by Lisa Renee Jones

Six years ago, Chad’s hunt for a dangerous treasure turned deadly when his family home was set on fire, his parents killed. Faking his and his sister Amy’s death to protect her from further retaliation, he set her up in a new life with a friend’s help, letting her believe he’d died.

But now the men who hired Chad to find the treasure have found him, imprisoning and torturing him to learn where it’s hidden. A dark-haired beauty named Gia helps him escape, promising him access to his worst enemy. And as he tries to unravel the deep secrets of the past, he starts falling for her…only to discover she’s not what she seems.

Unable to trust anyone, Chad focuses on only two things: protecting his sister Amy and getting revenge. Is love even possible in the midst of heartache?

Get a sneak peek at Lisa Renee Jones's Forsaken (available August 18, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

“You need to know that the first chance I have to make it happen, I will you out of this.”

“If I don’t want to go?”

“You’ll go.”

[Read the full excerpt...]

Wed
Jul 22 2015 1:30pm

Suits and Swagger: Favorite Legal-Themed Romances from Ally McBeal, James, Long, and More!

Playing with Trouble by Chanel Cleeton

Today we're thrilled to have Chanel Cleeton on Heroes and Heartbreakers. Chanel's most recent release, Playing with Trouble, is the second book in her legal and political-themed series Capital Confessions series. Each of Chanel's books deals with lawyers and the political world of a high-powered family. Chanel is here today to talk about the appeal of the legal-themed romances and share some of her favorites. Thanks, Chanel!

My fascination for legal themes in fiction began at a young age. One of my earliest crushes was inspired by Tom Cruise’s character in A Few Good Men. There was something about his playful attitude turned lethal in a courtroom that spoke to me (not to mention how good he looked in a uniform).

As I grew older, shows like Ally McBeal and Scandal and movies like Legally Blonde only fueled my interest, adding in that romantic element that I craved. While three years of law school dimmed the enthusiasm a bit, once I’d escaped its clutches, I found myself gravitating toward legal-themed romances and the clever banter and crackling chemistry they often provide.

[Put him in a suit and tie...]

Wed
Jul 22 2015 12:00pm

August 2015 Romance Novel New Releases Shopping List

Find your future faves with this delightfully convenient shopping list of romance novels coming out in August. We’ve divided them up by week to make it easier for you to find the newest releases. For those who’ve got a very specific obsession, we also divided the list up by subgenre and there are some great books to look forward to, and you can can find them in our printable version. Our shopping list is the biggest yet, so don’t forget to take this printable version with you when it’s time to shop!

Jump to New Releases for the Week of:
August 1-7 | August 8-14 | August 15-21 | August 22-31

Heroes and Heartbreakers August 2015 Shopping List!
 
Week of August 1 through August 7

[Check out the complete list!...]

Wed
Jul 22 2015 9:30am

Now Win This!: Ilona Andrews’s Magic Shifts

Click here to be entered for a chance to win a hardcover copy of Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews*

We're only about two weeks away from the release of the latest Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews, and if you just can't wait to get a copy...we're giving you the chance to win one!* 

Learn more about the book:

In the latest Kate Daniels novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ilona Andrews, magic is coming and going in waves in post-Shift Atlanta—and each crest leaves danger in its wake…

After breaking from life with the Pack, mercenary Kate Daniels and her mate—former Beast Lord Curran Lennart—are adjusting to a very different pace. While they’re thrilled to escape all the infighting, Kate and Curran know that separating from the Pack completely is a process that will take time. 

But when they learn that their friend Eduardo has gone missing, Kate and Curran shift their focus to investigate his disappearance. Eduardo was a fellow member of the Mercenary Guild, so Kate knows the best place to start looking is his most recent jobs. As Kate and Curran dig further into the merc’s business, they discover that the Guild has gone to hell and that Eduardo’s assignments are connected in the most sinister way…

An ancient enemy has arisen, and Kate and Curran are the only ones who can stop it—before it takes their city apart piece by piece.

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Wed
Jul 22 2015 8:19am

Would You Rather...Cowboys vs. Dukes

The Cowboy and the Princess by Lori Wilde

This would you rather has a little more to do with personal preference than an actual tough choice, because in this case, you would win no matter what!

So, if you had to, which of these heroes would you rather marry:

  • A Duke and you would live in the lap of luxury complete with balls, jewels, and a sweeping estate
  • A Cowboy and you would work hard...but play hard, too.

Let us know in the comments!

Wed
Jul 22 2015 7:00am

Cover Reveal: Darynda Jones’s Charley Davidson Novella Brighter Than the Sun!

Friday on her Facebook page, Darynda Jones announced the title for a mysterious new novella, Brighter Than the Sun, sparking all sorts of questions, especially “Is it a Charley Davidson book??” Well, today, Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to unveil the cover for that very title, a shiny new Reyes Alexander Farrow story.

Wait, what?!!!

Yes, you read that right: Charley Davidson's beloved, the son of Satan himself, Reyes Alexander Farrow, will be the star of the novella! Which means a certain author was teasing us mercilessly in her comment about more Reyes point of view in a recent Dirt on Ninth Grave reveal Q&A... But I think we can all agree that it. was. worth it.

And now, onto the full cover—not to mention the official description—for Brighter Than the Sun...

[Learn more about the book and check out the amazing cover...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 4:30pm

First Look: Kate Rothwell’s The Detective’s Dilemma (July 24, 2015)

The Detective's Dilemma by Kate Rothwell

Kate Rothwell
The Detective's Dilemma
Kate Rothwell / July 24, 2015 /$2.99 digital

Kidnapped by his own target, this crooked cop is having one bad day. 

Detective Caleb Walker is foiled by his own industriousness. Determined to capture a criminal, he plants evidence—and is discovered by his higher-ups. Now blackmailed into being the strong-arm for a corrupt politician, he visits a poor widow he must convince to surrender her son. Yet something about her stirs his memory, and long-submerged desires. When she pulls a gun on him and demands he switch sides, he’s stunned, annoyed…and intrigued. 

No one will take her son from Julianna. Least of all her sinister ex-father-in-law whose abuse damaged her late husband. With the handsome detective smirking in her sights, Julianna must convince him to help her keep her baby safe from the very people holding Caleb in their powerful grip. In a desperate bid, she kidnaps the cynical Caleb—and struggles to ignore the heat sparking between them. 

As they pursue answers, secrets are uncovered—including Julianna’s and Caleb’s. Two imperfect hearts together may be enough to win the day. If their enemies don’t destroy them first. What happens when a corrupt detective is asked (ahem, forced) to deliver the son of a newly widowed woman to his grandparents without said widow’s consent? You get a pistol wielding, fierce momma who will stop at nothing to protect her child, a serious game of hide and seek, and a man who just might finally meet his match.

In Kate Rothwell's novel, The Detective's Dilemma, the year is 1884 and New York City is bustling. Caleb Walker, once an esteemed cop, is now forced to take corrupt jobs on the side in order to keep his position with the department.  Such a job leads him to the recent widow, Mrs. Julianna Winthrop. Caleb’s new assignment tasks him to take Peter, Juliana’s son, and deliver him to his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop. Yet Juliana will stop at nothing to ensure that Peter stays far away from her father-in-law, especially after she learns of Mr. Winthrop’s treatment toward her late husband. Enter the pistol. When it becomes quite clear that Caleb is there to steal Peter, Juliana turns the tables and kidnaps Caleb instead, leaving Peter with the nanny and her manservant.

[Kidnap my heart...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 3:13pm

Romance News Roundup: Psy-Changeling Reunion, Tina Leonard Deal, and More!

Welcome to H&H's daily news roundup! Grab a mug of tea and a scone and let's gossip about what's hot in the romance world right now.

Shards of Hope by Nalini Singh—Old favorites are set to return for a Psy-Changeling reunion in the as-yet-untitled next book in the series, Nalini Singh told fans last night at a Shards of Hope signing/live chat with Sarah Wendell of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books in New Jersey. Characters you can expect to see in future include Falcon Changelings, BlackSea, RainFire, and...pupcubs! (Want more? The Berkley Romance live-tweeted the event.) We will of course bring you news about Singh's 2016 release as we get it, and until then we offer up all our Nalini Singh coverage.

—Deal Alert: Tina Leonard's The Rebel Cowboy's Quadruplets is currently $.99 in e-book at e-tailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and iBookstore.* Check out the covers for more books by Leonard, including her forthcoming rodeo romance Last of the Red-Hot Heroes, due out September 15, 2015.

[+Watch Chris Evans in a new rom-com trailer...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 1:30pm

Cover Tuesday: Exclusive Reveals from Donna Grant, Vanessa North, Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler, Amelia Grey, Jamie Howard, Sugar Jamison, and Laura Trentham

Today Heroes and Heartbreakers is thrilled to reveal covers for Donna Grant, Vanessa North, Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler, Amelia Grey, Jamie Howard, Sugar Jamisonand Laura Trentham. Donna Grant gives us a new dragonshifter series to appreciate and a Reaper to boot in Dark Alpha's Claim. Heidi Belleau and Sam Schooler offer a look at a young man's journey to save his family home, and maybe connect with his long-dead grandfather who he looks exactly like when he signs up to be a celebrity lookalike escort service in Dead Ringer. Then, in Vanessa North's Blueberry Boys, two men stand to lose everything or gain a forever with each other. Nothing says the holidays like a fight, but it's the heroine throwing the punches in The Duke and Miss Christmas by Amelia Grey. Disdain turns to passion in Jamie Howard's Until We Break, while old flames reunite—and butt heads—in Laura Trentham's Melting into You. Then we round out our Cover Tuesday with another fiesty heroine of the shotgun toting, half naked variety in Sugar Jamison's The Bad Boy CEO.

[Learn more about the books and check out the amazing covers...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 12:00pm
Excerpt

Best Laid Plans: Exclusive Excerpt

Allison Brennan

Best Laid Plans by Allison Brennan

Newly minted FBI Agent Lucy Kincaid is settling into her job in San Antonio, Texas, when the corpse of Harper Worthington, the husband of a sitting congresswoman, is found naked in a motel on the wrong side of town. It's up to Lucy to locate the last person to see him alive: a teenage prostitute who seems to have vanished into thin air.

When forensics determines that Harper was poisoned, Lucy and her new by-the-book partner dig deep into his life to find out who might want him dead. Why did Harper lie to his wife and his staff? Was he involved in an illicit affair? Embezzling money? Laundering money for a drug cartel? Or was he simply a pawn in someone else's dangerous game?

Lucy's boyfriend Sean Rogan is hired by Harper's company to run a security audit, causing friction between Lucy and the FBI. But when Sean finds a high-tech bug in Harper's office, an entirely new threat emerges—a far-reaching conspiracy run by a ruthless killer who will do anything to get  he wants, and kill anyone who gets in his way. And the person between him and victory is Lucy Kincaid.

Get a sneak peek at Allison Brennan's Best Laid Plans (available August 4, 2015) with an exclusive excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 2

Sean woke up the moment Lucy climbed out of bed. He glanced at the bedside clock. It was 3:30 A.M.

Lucy slipped out of the room and Sean sat up. It had been months since Lucy had had a full night’s sleep. This insomnia of hers was going to wear her out. And him. He’d found himself napping during the day for a couple hours after lunch, and he couldn’t blame the heat.

It was more than insomnia. Lucy was physically and emotionally drained and wanted to hide it from everyone. Except, she couldn’t hide it from him even if she wanted to.

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Tue
Jul 21 2015 11:00am

Ladies Night: Adventures in Lesbian Sci-Fi Romance

Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi

As an avid lover of sci-fi romance, with its endless possibilities for exploring love in a technology-based setting, many kinds of romances appeal to me. One of those is the lesbian kind. In fact, I love lesbian SFR to pieces! I’m a cis heterosexual woman, so some of you might be wondering, “How does that work, exactly?”

For one thing, it has a lot to do with the kinds of stories I crave in sci-fi romance. A lesbian romance in a science fictional setting allows me to visit progressive futures where, for women, the playing field is level (or at least more level than it is now). There are worlds where marriage equality is the norm and lesbian couples find love while living free from the discrimination and violence they face in real life (for example, Ascension by Jacqueline Koyanagi). Alternately, lesbian sci-fi romances have used their speculative powers to explore how a same-sex couple finds love while navigating an oppressive society (Lise MacTague's Depths of Blue is a great example of this scenario). These are the types of themes I'm keen to explore and reflect upon over and over again.

I'm also a heroine gal, so the concept of reading about two intriguing, smart, equal, confident, and talented women is lesbian SFR's main attraction for me. Heroines in these stories accomplish feats like battling aliens, overthrowing evil corporations (as in Cathy Pegau's Deep Deception), and embarking on perilous journeys through space. There's a whole different set of romance gender dynamics at work and they're told using the most excellent female gaze.

[Women lovers who kick alien butt...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 9:30am

First Look: Farrah Rochon’s Stay with Me Forever (July 21, 2015)

Stay with Me Forever by Farrah Rochon

Farrah Rochon
Stay with Me Forever (Bayou Dreams)
Harlequin Kimani Romance / July 21, 2015 / $6.50 print, $4.99 digital

When passion is the perfect storm

Successful career woman Paxton Jones has come a long way from her dirt-poor roots—and the girl with an unrequited crush on high school football star Sawyer Robertson. Gauthier's privileged golden boy was way out of her league…until one passion-filled night. But when a project close to her heart reunites them, Paxton has to rein in her still-smoldering feelings for the devastatingly handsome civil engineer.

Three years ago, Sawyer shared the most incredible night of his life with the woman he'd long admired. Afterward, Paxton left town without even saying goodbye. Now, thrown together on a mission to protect their vulnerable Louisiana community, they clash on everything—except their reigniting desire for each other. As disaster threatens and Sawyer and Paxton put aside their differences for a greater cause, will they find a love that can heal all wounds?

The past informs the present in Farrah Rochon’s Stay with Me Forever. Paxton Jones and Sawyer Robertson had gone to high school together. Back then each had a secret crush on the other, but neither ever acted on their feelings. Until many years later. That one time, that one night. But morning saw Paxton out the door and pursuing a successful career in project management. Now circumstance has thrown them back together, working on a flood protection project in their hometown of Gauthier. It’s a job that is dear to both their hearts.

[Fall in love in your hometown...]

Tue
Jul 21 2015 8:12am

Do You Like Tropes?

Winter Garden by Adele AshworthWe talk about tropes at Heroes and Heartbreakes a lot. What can we say, we love 'em! For those not familiar with the term, here's a quick definition from our Trope of the Month posts:

Academically put, tropes are “common or overused theme[s] or device[s],“ which makes them sound like cliches, which makes them seem like a bad thing.

However, recently after speaking with a non-romance reader, we realized that maybe tropes weren't as universally loved as we thought. As a romance reader, instead of searching out your favorite tropes, do you try and avoid them altogether? What do you love or dislike about tropes? Do you think tropes are part of what gives romance the bad rep it has to the more “sophisticated” reader?

Let us know in the comments!

Mon
Jul 20 2015 5:30pm

First Look: Brighton Walsh’s Exposed (July 21, 2015)

Exposed by Brighton Walsh

Brighton Walsh
Exposed (Captive #2)
St. Martin's Press / July 21, 2015 / $14.99 print, $9.99 digital

“Walsh combines erotic heat with a dark, mysterious hero that will leave you begging for more.” -Reading Diva's Blog

Love can be lost but never forgotten....

Beautiful, sophisticated, and engaged to the son of a Senator, Evie Masterson has the perfect life. Except for one thing: it's all based on a lie. Five years ago, she created a new identity for herself and cut all ties to her criminal past. But she can't run forever, because something she witnessed years ago comes back to haunt her. And the only person there to help is the man she thought she left behind forever-the one man she's never been able to forget.

Devastatingly gorgeous and just as ruthless, Riley Everett is the criminal for hire who once stole Evie's heart. Years have gone by, but he's never been able to forget her either. Now her life is in jeopardy, and even after all this time, he'd still do anything to protect her, even if that means breaking into her mansion and stealing her away.

As they hide from the world, their long-lost passion reignites. But despite their undeniable chemistry, Evie can't give up the perfect life she's been working toward...and Riley has no part in it.

The second book in Brighton Walsh’s Captive series, Exposed, features Gage’s younger brother, Riley, and the woman Riley thought he lost five years ago. Evie and Riley were inseparable, supporting each other as criminals for hire, working for Max and his crew in Chicago. But when Evie learns too much about their boss’ dealings, her life becomes endangered and she needs to disappear with the help of Riley’s bother, Gage. Setting up a new life and identity in Minneapolis, she is safe for now, until Max eventually catches up to her.

[She's on the run with a new identity...]

Mon
Jul 20 2015 4:30pm
Excerpt

Dragonbane: Special Excerpt

Dragonbane (Dark-Hunter Series #19) by Sherrilyn Kenyon

Out of all the mysterious boarders who call Sanctuary home, no one is more antisocial or withdrawn than Maxis Drago. But then, it's hard to blend in with the modern world when you have a fifty foot wingspan.

Centuries ago, he was cursed by an enemy who swore to see him fall. An enemy who took everything from him and left him forever secluded.

But Fate is a bitch, with a wicked sense of humor. And when she throws old enemies together and threatens the wife he thought had died centuries ago, he comes back with a vengeance. Modern day New Orleans has become a battleground for the oldest of evils. And two dragons will hold the line, or go down in flames, in Dragonbane.

Get a sneak peek at Sherrilyn Kenyon's Dragonbane (available August 4, 2015) with a special excerpt of a selected scene.

Chapter 1

Sanctuary
New Orleans, 2015

“You know, really, someone should just drop a razor-wire fence around this entire place, and declare it an insane asylum.”

Max snorted at Dev Peltier’s dry wit as he set the plastic rack of clean glasses on the mat for Aimee Kattalakis to put away. With blond hair a few shades lighter than Max’s, Dev was one of the rare males at Sanctuary who was also more muscular.

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