Shadows & Lies (Shadows, #1)
by Eden Butler
Genre: Romantic Suspense | Mystery
Release Date: March 26, 2015
One lie can change your life.
A web of lies can destroy it.
Neil Ryan was a good Navy SEAL. He was an even better detective, but when an unmarked envelope lands on his desk, long-buried secrets are resurrected and Ryan questions everything he thought he knew about justice, including who killed his mother.
Alex Black is a distraction Ryan doesn’t need—she’s loud, obnoxious and a common thief, but her eyes are haunting, her lips irresistible and Ryan happens to love her filthy mouth.
Alex is also the only one able to help Ryan find the leads he's missing. She's the only one who can lead him to the one person who has the answers he seeks, but following her could cost Ryan everything.
Secrets get told, lives get wrecked and in every shadow, the truth is hiding.
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V5RTNGY
Alex felt like spun sugar—sweet, tangy and if you had too much, you’d walk away lightheaded. At that moment, I didn’t care. She came into my arms easy enough, her small body fusing to mine like her legs belonged around my waist, like her breasts should always be right against my ribs. Her tongue was strong, delicious and when I gripped her ass, falling back against the island with her wrapped around me, that strong muscle vibrated against my mouth, shaking in the groan, the wild growl of her voice.
My head burned from the sensation of her mouth along my neck, how she moved her hips, ground them against my aching dick like she wanted to free it, and I didn’t stop her, couldn’t when she held my face, devoured every damn inch of my mouth, my tongue like she owned it. Like she always would.
Who moved first? No clue. Maybe it was me, carrying her down the hallway, her fingers ripping my t-shirt over my head; maybe it was her, pushing, directing, telling me with her mouth and fingers and hurried grunts that she wanted me naked, needed it.
All I knew was that my back hit my mattress and Alex straddled me, her long, beautiful hair like a fan brushing against my bare chest, into the ridges of my abs. “Fuck, Alex, you feel…”
“I know how I feel,” she told me, breath hard, movements agitated as she sat over me. “No talking.”
I listened. I looked and touched and felt all the bluster of sensation that filled me like hard, eighty proof whiskey. Alex’s hair, the smell of her skin, the taste of her shoulder against my teeth, the struggle for control—it made me drunk and hard and all those things I had no business being. But will is a weak damn thing when a beautiful woman touches you, when she promises everything with a look. That’s what Alex gave me, a look that would shatter even the most resolute man.
There was no controlling myself, not with her.
★✩★✩★ 5- Deception, Danger & Secrets -Stars ★✩★✩★
She was a frustrating woman, nothing but trouble. I'd known it the second I laid eyes on her. But past all the attitude and filthy mouth, she looked worried, a little fearful, something that didn't really match up with the person she seemed to want everyone to think she was.
I met & fell in love with Eden Butler with Thin Love and this book, though vastly different, just reminded me why. I'm gonna keep this short & sweet simply because there is so much going on here, so many secrets, deceptions, danger and surprises laying around every corner, that just about anything I say will ruin the story and you just have to experience this as it unfolds. Alex and Ryan were amazing-totally different backgrounds, totally different personalities, yet similar in so may ways-they just operated on different sides of the track. Secrets will be revealed, shadows uncovered, but this was really just the tip of the iceburg-there is still so much we don't know, so much more to learn and discover, so much danger still lurking, and I am dying to see where these two go from here. Generally I hate cliffhanger type endings but this one didn't piss me off, just left me with a smile on my face and filled with anxious anticipation of what's to come. If this first book in the series is anything to go on, then I can only imagine the ride is far from over and things are gonna explode before we get all the answers-but I am gonna love every damn minute of it.
We still had a mystery to solve. We still had questions that no one seemed willing to answer, but Alex had my back, God knew I had hers
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
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