By Linda Howard
It’s actual what they are saying: funds alterations every thing. And in Linda Howard’s red-hot novel Burn, the adjustments come quickly, livid, and packed with the type of horny suspense, heart-stopping romance, appealing humans, and dicy company bound to provide the such a lot bang on your dollar. funds definitely alterations Jenner Redwine’s lifestyles while she wins a lottery jackpot. however it additionally bills her lots: Her father rips her off and disappears, her fortune-hunting boyfriend quickly turns into her ex, and friends-turned-freeloaders supply her the chilly shoulder whilst she stops buying every thing. Flush with new funds, Jenner can’t think ever discovering a spot on the earth of the rich. Seven years later, even though, she’s rubbing elbows with the wealthy, although she nonetheless appears like a celebration crasher. fortunately she reveals an ally–and a advisor to the rarefied realm of privilege–in shy, kind-hearted heiress Sydney Hazlett, who speedy turns into Jenner’s confidante and surrogate sister. while Sydney invitations Jenner on a charity cruise aboard a luxurious liner, Jenner reluctantly has the same opinion. yet whereas she’s expecting–and dreading–two weeks of masquerade balls, artwork auctions, and preening glitterati, what she will get is extra like a Hitchcock motion picture than a Love Boat episode. Taken hostage via a menacing stranger, Jenner needs to cooperate in a mysterious cloak-and-dagger scheme–or else. With nowhere to run, and with Sydney’s lifestyles in addition to her personal in danger, Jenner is drawn right into a online game of dizzying intrigue and harrowing hazard. yet as her panic provides solution to excitement, and worry of her captor turns to fascination, Jenner rediscovers emotions she hasn’t had in years–and realizes she’s came upon a lifestyles worthy residing. If she survives.
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She had to believe that Syd would be released unharmed, and she had to believe that somehow she would be able to make these people pay for what they were doing to her, and to her friend. To dwell on any other possible outcome would have the power to incapacitate her—and she couldn’t let that happen. Until her chance arrived, she had no choice but to do whatever this Cael told her to do. It was the thought of survival—and payback—that kept her from screaming as she stood and made small talk with Ryan and Cael, keeping it casual and inconsequential for the people who were still avidly listening.
There were a couple of plants, smaller and less perfect than those in the lobby, and some simply framed snapshots of Ms. Smith and another woman smiling into the camera, their arms looped around each other’s shoulders. The pose struck Jenner as somewhat romantic, and she stared at the photos a moment too long. Ms. Smith glanced over her shoulder at the photos, and her mouth tightened. “Yes, Ms. Redwine, I’m a lesbian—but don’t worry; you aren’t my type. ” Judging from the photographs, Jenner would say Ms.
She wouldn’t put anything past Jerry. He’d do whatever he could to get his hands on the money. People like him were a big part of the reason most lottery winners were broke within five years. Al set to work formulating a plan. A small part of the money—a hundred thousand—would be put in a bank for Jenner’s immediate use. Most of it would be in a savings account that she could easily access, moving money to checking as she needed it. She would also need a safe-deposit box where she could keep all her papers, and no one else could get to them unless she personally granted that person access.
Burn by Linda Howard