Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: April 23, 2018
Every person has a story to tell. Some may be sweet with a happily ever after, but there are others that end in tragedy. Mine has yet to be finished. My name is Elizabeth Kingston and this is where my story begins.
I never thought my life could be so perfect. I have an amazing job owning my own bakery, and a wonderful husband who I love and who loves me back. Never once did I have to worry about anything, at least, not until the texts started coming in. They always begin the same way â¦ numbers that spell my nickname when read upside down.
Itâs someone from my past, only they wonât to tell me who they are, but that by talking to them, Iâll figure it out. Itâs a game I refuse to play. Unfortunately, Iâm left with no choice when things begin to take a dangerous turn. His name is Anonymous and thereâs only one thing he wants â¦ ME.
Itâs closing time and Vikki and I are busy cleaning, so we can get home. My phone beeps with an incoming text and I look down at it and growl. âYou canât be serious.â Staring back at me isnât a text from Jake, but from Anonymous. Even though I deleted and blocked the number ninety days ago, I still recognize it.
Vikki moves closer, her eyes wide. âWhatâs going on?â
I show her the text.
Brows furrowed, she sits back. âWhat does that mean?â I turn my phone upside down, so she can see that the number spells out my name. Her eyes widen. âWow, thatâs cool you can type your name with numbers.â
âBut not so cool when I donât know who the person is,â I counter. âAbout three months ago, I got texts from this exact same person. Whoever it is likes to play games. Iâm sick of it and I want them to leave me alone.â Taking a deep breath, I type out a reply.
Me: WHO IS THIS?
Anonymous: Why all the yelling?
I roll my eyes. This is just ridiculous.
Me: I like using all caps.
Anonymous: Donât stop on my account. So, what have you been up to? Been a while since we talked.
Me: Yeah, itâs because I blocked the number.
Me: BECAUSE I DONâT KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!!!!!!!
âWhat is he saying?â Vikki asks. I show her the texts and her eyes widen. âSo, you havenât talked to him since you blocked the number?â
I think back to when I blocked it and if my calculations are correct, the ninety days was up yesterday. âNo, but he has perfect timing. My ninety days ran up yesterday. I might need to run to the cell store and see if they can block it permanently.â
My phone beeps again and a sharp pain settles in my gut. I just want whoever it is to leave me alone.
Anonymous: That hurts. Youâve always been friendly toward me.
Me: Obviously not friendly enough, if you canât tell me who you are. Itâs weird and it makes me uncomfortable. You need to leave me the hell alone. Donât text, call, or try to contact me in any way. Iâm happily married, and I want it to stay that way. GOODBYE!
Heart racing, I log into my cell phone account and before I can block the number, another text comes through.
Anonymous: Sorry 31773 but thatâs not going to happen.
The blood in my veins runs cold. Hands shaking, I block his number and my phone drops onto the table. Vikki picks it up and reads the final text, her face growing pale.
âI donât think this personâs going away."
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle of Justice series, and her standalone novels It Mustâve Been the Mistletoe and Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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