Ayden K. Morgen
All Falls Down: The Duet Box Set
All Falls Down: The Duet Box Set is now available on Amazon and in Kindle Unlimited. Lies will be told, lines crossed, and blood spilled in this emotional duet. Benefiting the National Domestic Violence Hotline in memory of Cassie Combs.
When a college student on the run falls for her adopted sister's millionaire boyfriend lies will be told, lines crossed, and blood spilled.
After walking in on her abusive boyfriend and her best friend in bed together, Savannah Martin thinks life can't possibly get any worse. And then she returns to the family who took her in when she was a teenager.
Things aren't nearly as simple as they were then.
Patriarch Matthew Talbot is dead, leaving his eldest daughter, Lexi, in charge of a global non-profit and her younger sisters. And Jared Corbit, Lexi's mysterious millionaire boyfriend, is the only thing standing between her and whoever murdered her father.
But secrets abound in the Talbot household, and nothing is what it appears.
There's something strange about Lexi and Jared's relationship, but Savannah can't put her finger on just what it is. Falling for him has bad idea written all over it…but resisting him proves impossible, and Savannah falls anyway.
When the truth comes out, she will be forced to choose between the man she loves and the family she adores.
Her choice may prove fatal.
With Savannah's life on the line and her past closing in on her from all sides, Jared will do whatever it takes to save her life and win her back. Even if that means sacrificing his life for hers.
The All Falls Down Duet Box Set includes both books in the dark and angsty romantic suspense duet from bestselling author Ayden K. Morgen.
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The All Falls Down Duet benefits the National Domestic Violence Hotline in memory of Cassie Combs.
"Jared, please," I whisper when he catches up to me. The wind is blowing hard, another storm moving in. I wish it would just blow me away. I could live in Oz with Dorothy and Toto. Adventures. Munchkins. Yeah, I could do that. "Let me go. Please, just let me go."
I'm not sure if I'm pleading with Jared or if I'm begging God to sweep me away with the wind, but neither listens to me.
"Savannah, stop," Jared says, grabbing my arm again.
I jerk to a stop, flinching away from him and the shock of his skin on mine. He takes my reaction for fear and immediately lets me go. Regret and guilt dance through his expression, wrecking me.
Tears start trickling down my cheeks.
I'm so tired.
I'm tired of barely sleeping.
I'm tired of avoiding him.
I'm tired of feeling guilty.
I'm just tired.
"Savannah," he breathes, his eyes widening when he notices my tears. He lifts his hand and it hovers in the air between us as if he can't decide if he should touch me or not.
He reaches out and grabs me instantly, pulling me into him. And I go. Willingly.
My head nestles into the hard warmth of his chest. He wraps his arms around me, his head settling atop mine. For a minute, everything is perfect. All the guilt and doubts and self-loathing vanish, and it's just me and him. We both sigh in relief, in regret…and then I start crying in earnest.
"Shh, beautiful girl," he croons, running his hands up and down my back.
His touch is gentle, soothing, complete perfection. And so wrong.
Everything is just so wrong with this.
"Let me go," I cry and try to push away from him.
He shushes me, refusing to let me pull away.
It doesn't scare me, but I fight harder.
I can't do this with him. I can't.
"You're okay," he soothes, and I realize that I'm saying it out loud. Crying over and over that I can't do this.
A sob catches in my throat and I slump against him, defeated.
"You're okay," he says again, rocking us back and forth.
For just a minute, I let myself believe him. I sink into his embrace. His warmth surrounds me. His heart hammers against mine. He smells so good, and I feel so safe, so secure.
"Why does this feel so right?"
I'm not sure if I'm even meant to hear his question, but I do. And I have no answer.
For just a minute, I don't want one. I just want…him.