Collision (Portland Street Kings)(69)By: Evie Harper
Standing on the balcony looking out over the sea of dancing, sweaty bodies, all I can think about is her. I need to get her out of my head and feel another woman's warm pussy around my cock. Yeah, that will make me forget about her. I need to burn this energy off, so I don't go back to the hotel and wait around like a pathetic loser to catch a glimpse of her.
I’m scouring the dance floor, looking for any woman who looks like she will be an easy fuck, someone who won’t want the bullshit talking beforehand. That’s when I spot Mick walking up the stairs to the balcony.
"Well, fuck, you eventually decide to turn up when I ask. Where the fuck have you been for the past two weeks? You haven't answered any of my calls. Marco's been asking for progress reports, you find anyone?"
I have. She's perfect. But I can't do it. She's too innocent, too fucking special. "No, I didn't find anyone who matches what Marco wants," I reply, still scanning the dance floor.
“Well, I found someone an hour ago, and she is exactly what Marco asked for. She comes with a bonus as well, plucked them right off the street, easy as pie.”
Mick pats my shoulder and says, “So it's time to go home now."
Thank fuck, they finally found someone. I can leave this fucking city and stop my growing obsession for this woman from getting any worse.
I push back from the railing and follow Mick down the small hall and out the exit doors, where we walk down the stairs on the outside of the building. There're two black vans parked at the underside of the stairs.
"Take the second van, Jake. It has the package. I'll lead in the first van, with the bonus package."
I nod and walk to the van. Opening the door, I take a step in and freeze. All the blood drains from my face, and my heart completely stops. I'm looking straight at her, Lily Morgan. Bound and gagged, she’s staring up at me with wide, terrified eyes.
In the end, the innocent lamb was caught by the blood thirsty fox, just by another fox.
Thank you to my family and friends for your constant support through Collisions journey to being published. I’m eternally grateful that you all understand how busy I get and you give me the space I need to make my deadlines. Thank you and I love you all.
To, my C.O.W's... still the place I go to every day to vent, to laugh, to spit my food out when pictures pop up in the messages ;) you know which ones I mean. You guys are my safe place in this crazy industry, thank you. xx
To my amazing, awesome, fabulous, Betas... Gill, Amber, Bel, JJ, Brie and Natalie. Thank you all for putting your lives on hold to help me. Each of you gave me an enormous amount of help and guidance and I thank you for that.
To my amazing PA, Jen... Thank you for putting up with my forgetting passwords and usernames and not sharing my posters and links with you when I should because I’m so used to just doing it myself. Thank you for making me laugh and thank you for whipping me when I played around on FB for too long. You brighten my day.
To my editing team at Hot Tree Edits, thank you to Kristen for doing an amazing job on my MS and a huge thanks to Becky for never yelling at me for bugging her and always doing her best to accommodate my outrageous requests. Lol! Thank you to Hot Tree betas for taking the time to read my story. Thank you to Mandy who is still with me on book three, I love your pickiness and your ability to be able to be honest with me even when your freaking out and trying to be super nice about telling me something isn’t right. Lol!!!
To, Evie’s Collection... thanks for your support and buying my books and loving my stories. Thank you for loving my characters as much as I do. Thank you for voting for me in competitions and always being there to comment and make me feel like a valued author who is on the right path.
To, my author group... I want to say thank you for always being there when I have a question and for showing me that we are only human and we can only do our best and that our best is good enough to succeed. Thank you for your ideas and honest opinions. Thank you for your wise advice and helping out an author that is very much still learning the way of this always-changing industry.