Title: London Soul
Series: London Royal Duet #2
Author: Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Before her, I was:
A possessive pain in the ass.
Who am I kidding? I still am.
Love wasnât for me.
Iâd come to terms with that a long time ago.
And then I met her. I was this close to freedom. But one look at her and I was caught in a web I couldât escape. One I didnât want to escape.
But then someone took her from me. Now theyâll find out just how far Iâm willing to go to get her back.
To save the woman I love, all I need to do is expose my secrets. Secrets that will have consequences for her and the crown.
I scanned the crowd. Apparently, kink didnât scare off the young, elite, and rich. The usual crowd Iâd see at China White were all here trying too hard not to look desperately bored. Through the crowd, I spotted a flashbulb go off, and I stiffened.
Calm down, mate. Of course, the club had hired photographers for the event. But I eyed the shutterbug again. Slight build. Dirty blond hair gelled up into spikes. I could have sworn Iâd seen him before. The hairs on the back of my neck stood at attention, but I couldnât place the guy. I needed to calm down. The hiring staff would only hire reputable photographers. They knew that we required the utmost privacy, and they wouldnât hire anyone who had ever worked with the tabloids. But still, I couldnât shake the feeling Iâd seen the guy before. Maybe he was one of Xanderâs students?
âSpeaking of complicationsâ¦â I muttered. I couldnât have missed Abbieâs entrance with her friends if Iâd been trying.
Sophie squealed when she spotted me, and immediately a flock of women swarmed the models. One of the guys put his arm around Abbie, and I had the irrational urge to plant my fist in his face.
Sheâd texted earlier to say she was going out, but I had no idea sheâd end up here.
As always, she looked stunning. Sheâd worn her braids piled on top of her head in some kind of bun, with long dangling earrings showing off her slender neck.
Gemma glanced toward the entrance. âGiven the electric sparks between you two across a room, I see why the urgency.â
âLeave it, Gem.â
âJust saying. Give me a couple of weeks before you two get cited for public eye shagging.â She gathered up her purse. âI think Iâll go see what Nickâs up to.â
I didnât even see which way she went because my attention was so focused on Abbie. And as if she felt my eyes on her, she immediately looked up.
When our gazes locked, need chased the elation through my veins. Iâd only seen her yesterday, but any time I spent away from her felt like eons. But it wasnât like I could really complain. Sheâd had work to do for my brother. I tried not to think about what Xander had said about her. It didnât matter what Xander thought. I couldnât stop seeing her.
She climbed the stairs, her soft skirt swishing against her legs as she did. When she reached the landing, she fixed me with a smile. âFancy meeting you here.â She looked around surreptitiously. âIn a sex club.â
âOh, is it a sex club? I hadnât noticed.â I grinned. âNickâs idea.â
âAhh, he didnât really strike me as the whips-and-chains kind of guy.â She shrugged.
For several moments, we stood facing each other, neither moving, forcing anyone who wanted access to the stairs to go around us. Finally, I angled my body a little closer to her and said, âItâs one of his dadâs clubs. Do you want to go somewhere a little more privateâ¦ to talk?â
Her eyes flashed. âYeah.â She cleared her throat. âTalking seems like a really good idea, actually.â
I took her hand and led her through the throngs of the VIP section, past the dominatrix with her victim for the night, and past the sex viewing rooms. She held on tight to me as we passed by them.
âAre they havingâ¦â
âYeah.â As much as I wanted to be with her, I hated having her here in the midst of all the kink that was going on. âMaybe we should leave the club?â
âIâNo. Itâs okay. We came as a group for Jasperâs gig tonight. Apparently, thereâs some big promoter here. Jasperâs hoping to get some representation tonight. Weâre sort of supporting him. Everyone would notice if I left.â
âRight.â Jasper. Jasper might be my friend, but jealousy ate at me. I wanted her there to support me. Of course, Iâd have to tell her something real about myself first. I found the private rooms, then after looking around to make sure no one paid us any attention, I dragged her inside. Dim red light illuminated the comfortable-looking couch and bed. Her eyes widened as she glanced around. âThis isâ¦ cozy.â
I kissed her softly, and for a moment, all the tension ebbed out of my body. âI just wanted to be alone with you for two minutes before things get crazy out there and we donât have a minute to talk all night.â
âNo. Itâs fine.â She placed a hand on my chest, and my heart hammered. âIâd rather get a minute with you, even if itâs in a sex room. I wanted to talk to you about something.â
Weâd spent a lot of time together over the last week, but we hadnât been alone. Always out in public. Even the photo lab had been occupied when Iâd gone to help her. The one night weâd made a date for her to go to my place, sheâd had to do some schoolwork for Xander and rescheduled. The prick of guilt stung as I thought of how badly her last critique had gone.
âOkay, talk.â I kissed the crook of her neck and inhaled. Her perfume, mixed with her unique scent, drove me a little crazy and made my head swim.
âAlexi, I canâtââ She moaned when I licked her. âI canât think when youâre doing that.â
âOkay, sorry.â I drew back. âSometimes I forget to slow down.â
She blinked up at me and inhaled deeply. âSometimes I donât want you to.â
I stilled. What? âI donât understand.â
âHave you noticed that even after we said weâd ease up on intensity weâve been spending every minute we can together?â
Something ominous and slimy squirmed in my gut. âI thought that was a good thing.â
âIt is. Maybe we donât need to take it quite so slow anymore.â
Relief washed over me like a wave. As did panic. I was totally fucked. I was completely in love with her. And there were things she still didnât know about me.
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONEâs love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. Sheâs been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.Want to hit me up? Just email me:
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, youâll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that wonât leave her alone. And if sheâs not working or hiding in the closet reading, sheâs acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
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