Beware of falling in love with the boy across the street.
Disappearing from their dangerous life in Chicago, Ginny and her mother went from riches to rags by way of a new life in the sleepy, rural suburbs of New York. Under the illusion of safety, Ginny blossomed into a beautiful young woman with hopes and dreams for a future her mother was determined she would have.
Lucas Young, her best friend’s oldest brother, was the dashing hero in all of her dreams. The man she fantasized about sweeping her off her feet and giving her the happily ever after she had only heard about in her mother’s fairytales.
Sometimes, reality wasn’t what we wanted it to be, though.
What would happen when Ginny found out Lucas wasn’t her Prince Charming after all? Instead, he was a rough and tumble soldier in extremely tarnished armor who had a propensity to break her heart.
Maybe happily ever after wasn’t meant for everyone.
Warning: This is the first book (50,000+ word novel) in a three-part serial spin-off from the Ex Ops Series. Each of the three books will feature a piece of Lucas & Ginny's story and leads directly into the next installment. IN OTHER WORDS, THIS STORY ENDS ON A CLIFFHANGER. Also, be forewarned this story will make you laugh, cry, and possibly throw your e-reader at the wall. <- You've been warned.
Included in the back of this book is four excerpts for your enjoyment: Ryan Michele’s Needing to Fall, Chelsea Camaron’s Stay, Abbie Zander’s Johnny and Lani Lynn Vale’s Shock Advised.
Ex Ops Series:
Secret Maneuvers #1 - Available Now
Stripping Her Defenses #2 - Available Now
Mission Delivery #2.5 - Available Now
Sweet Series (Lucas Young):
Sweet Agony #1/Ex Ops #3 - Releases March 30, 2016!
Sweet Recovery #2/Ex Ops #4 - COMING SOON (May 2016)!
Sweet Eternity #3/Ex Ops #5 - COMING SOON (July 2016)!
These days, all I could seem to hear was my father’s advice from years ago playing on repeat in my mind. “Ginny is a pure heart, son, beautiful from the inside out. You don’t want to break a pure hearted girl like that, because it would break her in ways you might never be able to fix. And, if you ever do that, you would only end up blackening your soul. If she’s yours and you’ve broken her, then you’ll be living without the very thing you need the most—your heart.”
If only I could have known how right he truly is. Perhaps then I could have spared both Ginny and I the pain we were enduring now. There was only one thing my father had gotten wrong. Ginny was more than my heart. Even though I hated hurting her, there was no way the experience had blackened my soul… because the woman was my soul. My very essence.
About The Author
Jessie Lane is a best-selling author of Paranormal and Contemporary Romance, as well as, Upper YA Paranormal Romance/Fantasy.
She lives in Kentucky with her two little Rock Chicks in-the-making and her over protective alpha husband that she’s pretty sure is a latent grizzly bear shifter. She has a passionate love for reading and writing naughty romance, cliff hanging suspense, and out-of-this-world characters that demand your attention, or threaten to slap you around until you do pay attention to them.
She’s also a proud member of the Romance Writer’s of America (RWA).