Series: The Force Duet #2
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2017
I am the shadow that haunts the night. I am a hunter, a protectorâ¦a force for goodâ¦I am Jonas Castillo.
And now that sheâs mine, Iâm never letting her go.
If only she would let me protect herâ¦Seeing the fear in her eyes, makes me want to do the one thing Iâve vowed never to do againâ¦ kill.
But Iâll do anything to protect whatâs mine.
The finale of The Force Duet. Must be read AFTER the first book, Force.
Before Jonas could answer, they rounded the corner into the kitchen and stopped in their tracks. Ryan stood in the kitchen pouring a cup of coffee, but everyone else was sitting around the long oak table in the dining area.
âGood morning!â Lucia called. âI saved you some pancakes and bacon.â
JJ smiled gratefully at her friend, but Jonas could already see the pink inching up her cheeks. She rarely blushed, and most of the times heâd seen her do it had been over the last few days.
Because of Rafe. She blushed for that bastard.
âThank you. Weâre both starving.â Jonas turned to Lucia, determined to ignore the other side of the room. Until he heard a round of masculine laughter and his eyes were pulled over again.
âI bet. Yo, we get it. Sheâs yours and youâre the only one who can make her scream your name. But I donât think they heard her in New Jersey.â
JJ blushed bright red and dropped the plate of food she was holding on the counter with a clatter. âIâm not hungry.â
âRafe!â Lucia yelled.
Rafe looked slightly chagrined. âCome on blondie, I was just joking,â he yelled after JJâs retreating form. A few seconds later, a door in the hallway closed firmly.
Jonas was across the room before he had a chance to think, and only Oskar stepping in his way stopped his momentum.
âFuck you, man. What are you even doing here?â
âI work here, remember? And my sister lives here.â Rafe drawled lazily, as if the entire situation amused him.
That only infuriated Jonas more. The bastard acted like everything was a joke. Especially considering how long heâd been gone from his sisterâs life. He thought he could flit in and out of his familyâs life with no consequences? Jonas didnât even know the whole story, but he was furious about Rafeâs actions on Luciaâs behalf. Sheâd mourned her brother for years.
âYour sister living here didnât seem to influence your decisions at any other time in your life,â he pointed out.
Like a black cloud had just passed, the temperature in the room dropped a few degrees. Rafe stood slowly. âYou donât know what the fuck youâre talking about.â
âWhy donât you come over here and tell me then,â Jonas sneered.
Rafe laughed. âI think we all remember what happened the last time we fought. Can you see me now?â
Jonas growled and tried to push past Oskar. His eyes had fully recovered from whatever Rafe had thrown at him last year, but just the memory of that shit hurt. Months of built-up frustration were about to be released all at once. Theyâd accepted Rafe because Noah asked them to, but there was only so much a man could take. Even if he died in the attempt, it might be worth it to wipe the smug smile off that assholeâs face temporarily.
âOkay, settle down children. The real enemy is out there.â Noah appeared from somewhere, and a huge hand landed on Jonasâs chest, keeping him immobile. He leaned closer to whisper in Jonasâs ear. âTake a break. Calm down. Iâve got this.â
Jonas clenched his teeth before turning and stalking down the hall. He trusted Noah a hell of a lot. Theyâd walked through fire together, literally, and there was no one else heâd rather have covering his back. But Noah had sure as hell better handle it.
Because if he didnât, Jonas would.
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she's using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella "Teasing Trent," her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She's now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone's love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she "borrowed" from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.