Smoke and Mirrors is a Forever Inked standalone.
She’s running from her past. He’s running from his future. When the two collide, she may lose more than her heart…
Dangerous. That’s the first word that came to mind when I set my eyes upon my new co-worker. Beautiful. That’s the next word my mind conjured up. Draven was dangerously beautiful.
I stopped dealing with dangerous men years ago. Gone to extremes to avoid them. Created a new life for myself and was happy. Perhaps a little lonely, but safe. I’d take lonely over a dangerous man any day, no matter how beautiful he was.
We’d avoid each other and that would be the end of it. It should’ve been simple, right? Wrong. My stupid heart went and fell in love with him.
My new “boss” was curvy as hell, wrapped in tight jeans and a T-shirt that showed just a hint of cleavage. I didn’t miss the way Layla’s eyes roamed my body or the way she clenched her thighs together.
She did her best to pretend I didn’t exist, but I was having none of that. She’d already started a fire within me. A curiosity. I wouldn’t be happy until I solved the puzzle that was her.
My time at Forever Inked was a debt I owed before returning to my father’s organization, and Layla was a gorgeous distraction from reality.
Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan. She deserved better than the crime-ridden life I was destined for, but that wouldn’t keep me from doing everything in my power to keep her safe from the demons that chased her.