Blog Tour: The Arrangement: The Chase by Lauren Hawkeye
Carly Daniels grew up in the gutter and thought she’d been through the worst
life had to offer. She’s scraped and clawed her way to a college scholarship, but a
betrayal from her own mother shows her that life doesn’t always play fair. Sick of
scrabbling to make ends meet, Carly finds the answer to her need for quick cash in a job as a high priced call girl for the mysterious and kinda scary Miss Black.
Rocker Adam Kincaid isn’t interested in women. At least, he never has been before. But something about the determined, fresh faced young escort pulls at him. He tries to write it off as momentary insanity, but when fate drops the scrappy, sexy brunette in his lap, he rethinks his position.
Adam does what any sane, hedonistic rock star would do... he kidnaps her. His goal?
Chase her down, no matter her preconceptions of him...
Chase her down, and make her his.
Am I really going to do this?
A bead of cold sweat slips down my spine as I stop for a moment at the base
of the glass skyscraper. I’m flushed all over from the bike ride here—living on the
most meagre of student loans means I can’t afford a car, not even a shitty one—but my
clammy skin has little to do with the physical exertion, or with the unseasonable warmth
of the early fall day.
I’m here because I have no other choice. But the way my body has unconsciously
locked my legs in place makes me wonder if I can go through with it.
“Get it together, Daniels.” I whisper to myself, hands forming fists, the nails
digging into my palms until it hurts. I’m a survivor—I can do this. But as I try to force
myself to move forward, to enter the building that holds my fate, I’m knocked to the side.
“Hey!” I grunt, momentarily distracted from my worries. Rubbing my shoulder I
turn to glare at the man who couldn’t be bothered to watch where he was going.
Insanely blue eyes blaze into mine with irritation in a face that’s in desperate need
of a shave, and a shiver of a different kind skitters over my skin, erasing the gutter words that threaten to fall from my lips. The man is tall and dark and absolutely gorgeous.
But the coldness in his eyes makes me recoil, makes me physically step away.
The angry words freeze on my lips.
Growing up in a trailer park on the wrong side of town, I’ve come across more
than my fair share of questionable people. But this guy... the ruthlessness in his eyes
stops me right in my tracks.
I’d like to live, so no way in hell am I telling him off.
He nods at me once, that short jerk of the head men do, and it’s more apology
than I figured I’d get, belying my initial thoughts about him. And then he’s gone, a sleek
cell phone held to his ear.
“Sean Ferro,” he barks as he stalks away. I can feel the tension in my body easing
the further away the man gets.
That man gave off some massive serial killer vibes.
Okay... sexy serial killer ones. I’m not dead. I just won’t be taking him home.
Find out more about Carly Phillips’ THE SEDUCTION and Krista Lakes’ THE ARRANGEMENT: MISS BLACK!
About the Author:
Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living... though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book... and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.
Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!