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Finding Love: Incident at the Candy Apple
Jake’s a member of an elite club, the Candy Apple. Years ago, it used to be a gentlemen’s club, but now it caters for other needs. When he first sees Ellie sitting alone at one of the tables near the dance floor, he makes it his business to find out about her.
Jake’s enchanted by Ellie. He wants to give her what she needs.
Ellie takes him up on the offer.
The trouble is, Ellie’s needs will shock Jake and set him on a quest to find her, when after a night of passion and rescue, she slips away into the night.
Finding Love–a contemporary, erotic romance with a twist of suspense.
What would you do to find love?
(Some bondage and BDSM club settings, low level violence)
Read the teaser: 18+ low level violence
Jake watched for a moment, then drove the short distance to the traffic circle, and turned to drive along the street again going the correct way, and join another road to go home. As he approached Ellie’s apartment block, he saw a man and woman in some kind of altercation. The woman was on her knees and the man held her hair keeping her bent. With sudden clarity, Jake knew this was Ellie and the guy had to be her former boyfriend.
Jake stopped his car even though it was double-parked and just about in the middle of the road. He leapt from it and left the door hanging open in his haste to run to Ellie’s aid. Jake’s anger rose in red-hot spears as he saw the man drag Ellie by the hair and kick her up the bottom step of the apartment building stoop.
Jake reached the guy in a haze of fury. He grasped the man’s shoulder and dragged his hand from Ellie’s hair. His anger boiled as Ellie cried out when the guy tried to grab back her hair. Jake drew away and punched the guy in the face with a force he didn’t know he had and never used before. Jake followed as the man went down backwards onto the sidewalk and he leaned over the guy.
Jake hadn’t ever been in a fight and his fury blocked any fear he might be hurt. He took the guy by the throat with one hand and punched him across the face again. He had to gasp out his words he was so furious about this man’s attack on Ellie. “What the fuck are you doing? You need to leave Ellie alone. You’re that disgusting low life boyfriend she’s told me about aren’t you? You fucking bastard.” He smashed the guy’s head onto the sidewalk, realized he could kill the sucker, and pulled the guy’s head and shoulders up by the collar before the man’s skull cracked on the pavers. “Get up.” Jake spat out the words as he stood.
Tyler slowly got up and gestured at Ellie who cowered on the stoop.
“She’s my girl and this has nothing to do with you. I’ll have you arrested for assault.”
Jake laughed aloud. “And open yourself up to be prosecuted for the things you’ve done to Ellie. I don’t fucking think so, buddy. You’d better get lost and remember this. I’ll give you such a beating if Ellie even thinks she’s seen you anywhere near her place. Touch her one more time and I’ll kill you. Got it?”
Tyler took a step toward Ellie. He screamed at her. “I’ll find you again. You just wait.”
Jake grabbed him, and threw him with a huge push against the fence rails of the next apartment block. The force of Tyler’s body hitting the fence made the whole row vibrate. A light went on high up in the building.
“Go now.” Jake’s anger threatened to bubble over. He stood between the man and Ellie who had crawled to the top of the steps. Jake genuinely felt murderous. Flashes of Ellie’s pretty face and lovely body flew through his mind. Horror and sadness at what this guy had done to Ellie made his stomach churn.
Tyler took off down the street.
Jake only knew he was shaking when Ellie dashed down the steps and flew into his arms.
Copyright Elodie Parkes 2016 Hot Ink Press
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