Roadside Assistance

Roadside Assistance

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by Shayne McClendon
     
 

Help arrives when you least expect it.

When Winston Jace breaks down on the highway, the woman who helps him out seems sweet, country, and not exactly worthy of his valuable time.

He soon learns that Leeann Bakersfield is more than she seems to be and gets a lesson in towing, stereotypes, and losing control.

Another hot, emotional read from author

Overview

Help arrives when you least expect it.

When Winston Jace breaks down on the highway, the woman who helps him out seems sweet, country, and not exactly worthy of his valuable time.

He soon learns that Leeann Bakersfield is more than she seems to be and gets a lesson in towing, stereotypes, and losing control.

Another hot, emotional read from author Shayne McClendon, Always the Good Girl.

Note: This story contains explicit sexual situations and language. Please do not read this story if these things offend you.

Keep reading for an excerpt!

Part One - Winston's Point of View
As Winston Jace passed the woman in the huge pickup truck with Texas plates, he took in her figure in the driver’s side window. Easily done since it was wide open.

She had curly strawberry blonde hair that was flying everywhere. Big sunglasses shielded much of her face but she was singing wildly to music he couldn’t hear.

Though she was passably pretty, he noticed she was a little heavy. He based this on the thick upper arm confidently steering the large vehicle.

At that moment, she looked his direction and gave him a smile and a little wave. He inclined his head like the arrogant shit he was and sped past in his brand new, top-of-the-line Audi.

She might be cute but he didn’t have time for some little country girl. Most likely, she was listening to twanging country music.

I’d rather have my ears gouged out.

Soon enough her dark green truck faded in his rearview mirror. Clearing his throat, he dialed his office in Boston. It took him ten minutes to reorganize his schedule to account for the day of golf he decided to give himself at the last minute. His assistant didn’t hesitate and knew to email him his new itinerary.

He returned his ex-wife’s voicemail and had her in tears within thirty seconds when she tried to blackmail him for more money every month.

“If the five thousand I send you isn’t enough, you’re spending too much. I gave you a bonus but do not push me.”

The conversation escalated and he gave her the coldness she’d become familiar with during their brief marriage. Eventually she gave up and he told her she’d see her usual check on the usual day and hung up.

Winston was doing eighty around the curve when he hit the strip of tread that a semi had left behind. It went under the car, sounded like it ripped out his engine, and never came out of the back. He remained calm, allowed the car to slow, and guided it to the shoulder.

As he put it in park and detached his seatbelt, he saw the smoke. Seconds later, flames began to lick along the edge of the hood. He quickly grabbed his briefcase and got out of the car, hitting the hood release on his way.

He jumped away from the flames now lifting into the air and coughed into the sleeve of his shirt. The smoke was thick and black.

He managed to get upwind and worked to clear his lungs when a flash of green in his periphery vision had him turning. The young woman in the green truck stopped fifty feet in front of his car, then began to back up fast.

He raised his hand to stop her when she did it herself.

As Winston watched in confusion, she hopped down from the cab, grabbed a fire extinguisher from the bed of the truck, and sprayed the interior of his engine.

He stared at the smoke, trying to wrap his head around the fact that she’d just put out a car fire.

She set the canister on the pavement and removed a long pole. Dropping to her knees, she pushed and pulled until she brought out the smoking, melted tire tread that had caused all the trouble. Covering it with a blast from the extinguisher, she kicked it with her booted feet away from both vehicles.

Glancing under the hood, she said, “Looks like the impact busted your serpentine belt.” Her accent was thick and sweet like honey but Winston found he was unable to respond.

“I’ll tow you to the next town. I think we’re about twenty miles away.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045223898
Publisher:
Shayne McClendon
Publication date:
08/09/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
118,353
File size:
87 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Shayne McClendon is an indie author most recognized for her premiere novel "The Barter System." Also set in "The Barter System" world are "Hudson" (book two), "Pushing the Envelope" (book three), "Backstage" (book four), "Liberation (book five), and newly released "Radiance" (book six). Other releases include "Roadside Assistance," "Yes to Everything," "Completely Wrecked," "Love of the Game," and "The Hermit." Shayne listens to the voices in her head because their ideas are (almost) always awesome. Those around her don't question the crazy. Coffee consumption is too high, amount of sleep is too low, but the words always feel just right. Stop by her Always the Good Girl Facebook page or visit her Always the Good Girl website and subscribe for your free story!

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Roadside Assistance 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Blamjam More than 1 year ago
I was left wanting more. I loved the long distance love that was growing between Leeann and Winston. With a little more "meat" this could easily be a 4 star book.
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