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Razor's Edge
     

Razor's Edge

2.8 18
by Sylvia Day
 
Hearts are laid bare in this Shadow Stalkers novella from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Crossfire series.

It was a cool night in Carmel but for Deputy US Marshal Jack Killigrew, thoughts of Rachel were generating a lot of heat and sweat into his lonely nights. But having her could never be more than a fantasy. She was his

Overview

Hearts are laid bare in this Shadow Stalkers novella from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Crossfire series.

It was a cool night in Carmel but for Deputy US Marshal Jack Killigrew, thoughts of Rachel were generating a lot of heat and sweat into his lonely nights. But having her could never be more than a fantasy. She was his best friend’s widow. He promised to look after her should anything happen. And there’s no way Jack could betray the memory of his buddy by making moves on the guy’s wife—no matter how long he’s desired her.

Rachel’s marriage had been perfect. So had her husband. But fate had a different plan. Now Rachel’s a single mother, resilient and independent. It’s time for her to move on and let a new man into her life. Jack’s been there for her in the past but now she needs him in a different way. All Rachel has to do in convince him that it’s right, that it’s the best thing for both of them, and that it’s about time…

Includes an excerpt of Taking the Heat, another Shadow Stalkers novella.

Razor’s Edge previously appeared in The Promise of Love

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780698154070
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/24/2013
Series:
Shadow Stalkers Series
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
50
Sales rank:
99,307
File size:
691 KB

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When Jack Killigrew’s phone rang, it usually meant someone’s life was on the line. Since he was on leave from the U.S. Marshals Service office in Albuquerque, the only calls he would be receiving were in his capacity as a Special Operations Group deputy. As such, he was a last resort and on call twenty-four hours a day. His twelve-man response team was activated only after the shit had already hit the fan.

There were a lot of emotions that filtered through Jack when he was called in, but relief wasn’t usually one them. Right now, however, he’d give just about anything for an excuse to head in the opposite direction.

His fellow deputies would laugh if they knew how edgy he was getting with every mile that passed. As a SOG deputy marshal—a Shadow Stalker—he squared off with hardened criminals and suicidal terrorists as a matter of course. He hunted and apprehended the country’s most-wanted fugitives. He did his job with mechanical precision, never breaking a sweat. The guys called him “Iron Jack,” the man who’d do anything. He faced death as if he had nothing to lose or nothing to live for.

Yet the thought of facing Rachel Tse was shredding him.

“Killigrew,” he answered via the hands-free Bluetooth control in his steering wheel. He’d already noted the lack of a shoulder on the two-lane road. With agricultural fields on each side of him, turning his long Chevy Silverado around wouldn’t be easy.

“Jack.”

Christ. The voice on the other end of the line reverberated through him like a gunshot report.

“Rachel,” he replied gruffly, slowly recovering from the husky sound of her voice. “Everything all right?”

“Yes.” She said the word breathlessly, which made him hard. “I was wondering if you’d be here in time for lunch.”

“Lunch?” God, he was screwed. His best friend’s widow was winded from pulling together a birthday party for his eight-year-old godson and he was getting a boner.

It had been two years since he’d last seen her, but apparently time didn’t matter. He’d put off this reunion as long as he could, but the time had come to deal with it. Steve’s last request had eaten into him far enough to become hazardous. Jack couldn’t allow his own personal crap to jeopardize his team any more than it already had.

“Jack? Did I lose you?”

“I’m here. I was just calculating the possibility of my arriving in time for lunch. I don’t think it’s going to happen.”

There was a pause, as if she sensed the lie.

He hated bullshitting her, but he couldn’t see her today. He needed time to get his head on straight. He hadn’t taken a leave of absence in years and without work to occupy him, he found himself thinking too damn much about her. Visions of her blond hair fisted in his hands . . . her taut, sweet nipples tightening against his tongue . . . her long, lithe legs spreading in invitation . . .

Getting that obsession under control was a necessity if he had any hope of convincing her she was off the hook as far as he was concerned. He was still reeling from Steve’s request that he look after her if she was ever left alone. Jack realized his friend must have known how he felt. As careful as he’d been to hide his longing, something must have betrayed him.

And that killed him. No man should have to deal with knowing his best friend is in love with his wife.

“Where are you?” she pressed.

“I haven’t reached King City yet.” Jack had passed King City long ago and was about twenty minutes away from Monterey. He would pick up the keys to his cottage in Carmel from the property managers who rented it out for him, then grab a six-pack of beer and hunker down for the night. He’d get his bearings and be better capable of facing her in the morning.

Meet the Author

Sylvia Day is the #1 New York Times and #1 international bestselling author of over 20 award-winning novels sold in more than 42 countries. She is a #1 bestselling author in 28 countries, with over 18 million copies sold. Her Crossfire series has been optioned for television by Lionsgate. Visit Sylvia at sylviaday.com, Facebook.com/AuthorSylviaDay, and on Twitter @SylDay.

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Razor's Edge 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
54 pages? Great book but too short even for $1.99. Im afraid to buy another book that will only be 54 pages. I want more!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
After stringing along her fans with her "trilogy" (ha), i couldn't bring myself to buy anymore by Ms. Day.
Blockloves2read More than 1 year ago
I wish I would have read the reviews first!!  Only 6 chapters (54pages)  not even worth 99 cents, had I known before hand I would NOT have bought it!  It was a good SHORT story if you can call it that…  Too bad because I am a fan, I will have to read the reviews first from now on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but too short
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
good read, and I like how the characters in first book are brought up in second book in series with new characters. I hope they all converge in final book as I want to know how everyone's lives end up. Great story on each character!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story but to short. Should of been.99 instead of 1.99
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fairly good story::::::::only 54pages ????
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Walks in and lays on her bed
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livingthedream More than 1 year ago
Good read but way too short.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's not that Sylvia Day doesn't write a good story, although this one is almost too short and pointless to pay for, but her story is always ruined by her explicit, unnecessary sex scenes which I skip until the story resumes. I have one more book ordered since it was a trilogy but, after that, I'll read authors who respect their characters and don't turn them into something x-rated.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm afraid this was not at all what I thought it would be. A bit too graphic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Is an awesome book love itt
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Pays to read the blurb the somerset maughum is hard to find and one of my favorites suppose titles not under copywrite