Good Lies: A Wild Minds Novel by Charlotte West
Date of Publication: May 8, 2017
“If Warren Price was gasoline, I’d be a lit match.”
Addison Wanks, rock ‘n’ roll’s favorite daughter, is good at keeping secrets.
She’s responsible for the long-standing feud between her father’s band, Wanks and Janks, and younger band Wild Minds. She may or may not have let Wild Minds’ sexy bad-boy lead singer Warren defile her backstage at a concert.
Okay, she totally did.
She’s supposed to be attending college but instead skips town to follow Wild Minds on their European tour. Addy adores Warren Price.
Europe doesn’t go so well. Her sexy lead singer turned out to be king of a**holes. He’s arrogant, demanding and controlling. Addy loathes Warren Price.
A few years later, Addy is planning to attend her father’s farewell tour when she hears the news—Wild Minds is back in the good graces of Wanks and Janks. The two bands will be headlining together. This is going to make avoiding Warren difficult. Especially since it seems Warren doesn’t want to be ignored. He also doesn’t want a divorce. That’s right, Addy is married to the Wild Minds front man.
Sh. Don’t tell anyone.
What will happen when all Addy’s secrets are revealed?
Warren settled me into the middle of the bed. I felt a tug at my legs. Opening my eyes, I saw Warren removing my shoes and then my jeans. It was nice to have them off. I didn’t feel shy. He’d seen me in less. “Why are you being so nice to me?” I whispered.
“In sickness and health,” he replied. “We made vows. Even if some people don’t take them seriously, I do.”
Ouch. I turned to my side so that I faced the wall, away from Warren. The door opened, and I knew I was alone. I always felt Warren’s absence like a deep cut, a wound that never healed.
Warren came back. The bed dipped with his weight. “Here,” he said, turning my head. A bottle of water pressed against my lips. I took a sip. “Open.” I complied and two pills were placed under my tongue. The water bottle was put to my mouth again and I swallowed the pills with a huge gulp. “You’re going to have a hell of a hangover tomorrow.”
The light turned off.
The window curtains were shut but through the cracks, the full moon shimmered. Warren pulled the covers up over us both.
My chest tightened.
His arm came around me and I welcomed his comfort. We fit perfectly together, like puzzle pieces or two halves of a heart. We were always at our best with each other, in the dark, in the silence. That didn’t say much about our relationship. The night was clear, and I wished it would rain.
Warren clasped my hands with his, bringing our joined fists up under my chin. “Billy’s having a baby. He won’t need me anymore. I won’t have him anymore,” I confessed. The tequila made my lips loose.
He kissed the tip of my ear. He shifted, moving his body closer. I could feel his hardness against me. But he didn’t try anything. “I need you. And you have me. You always have me.”
It was a sweet thing to say. But I knew it wasn’t true. I didn’t have Warren any more than a tree had its leaves in fall.
About Charlotte West
Charlotte West writes romance about strong heroines and the sexy alpha males who love them. She lives in Washington state with her husband and very large dog (think miniature pony size). She spends way too much money on books, and way too much time reading. When she’s not reading, she’s feeding her reality television addiction, eating chocolate, or traveling. She’s been known to consume her weight in Girl Scout cookies.
She has a degree in Science and a Master’s in Education, neither of which she is currently using but is still paying for. Occasionally, she moonlights as a YA author.
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