Life On Fire
by Jenetta M. Bradley and Karen D. Bradley
by Jenetta M. Bradley and Karen D. Bradley
Brooklyn Saunders' life is set ablaze when her ex, Dante Nines, and a newly single friend, Hunter Torres, vie for the number one spot in her heart. Unknowingly, Dante brings trouble to her door, causing their personal and professional lives to collide in the worst way. The entanglement unleashes a danger that will have both of the men she loves fighting to keep her safe.
Behind the scenes, Dante and his partner, Liang, work to try to diffuse the situation. All their efforts go up in smoke when Brooklyn comes into possession of certain documents. Brooklyn is taken before Dante can put together the pieces of the puzzle and he finds himself teaming up with Hunter to save her. Will Brooklyn survive the chaos threatening to destroy her very existence? And if she does, who will she choose?
EXCERPT: Life On Fire by Jenetta M. Bradley and Karen D. Bradley
Hunter cleared his throat. Brooklyn and Dante broke apart and she looked up sheepishly at Hunter. "I think it's time for you to call that cab for me."
Dante sat with a smug look, as though waiting for her to introduce him. When she didn't, he stated, "Hey, I'm Dante, her ex." He sized Hunter up with his eyes.
"Nice meeting you." Hunter nodded as Brooklyn gave him her S.O.S. signal by pulling her earlobe twice.
"Come on, BK, I need you to sign off on your check before you go. I'll get Carlos to call you a cab." Hunter nodded his head for her to follow him.
Brooklyn nudged Dante to move out of her way and gave an impatient, "Excuse me," when he stayed put.
He turned to her, giving her a big grin. "This conversation's not over," he promised, standing at the edge of the booth to let her out.
Brooklyn had finally reached her drink limit. Downing that last pitcher that fast was probably a bad idea. She didn't know if it was the gin or seeing Dante again that had her legs all wobbly as she eased herself up. Not wanting her unsteadiness to make her look weak and vulnerable, she jutted her chin out and proclaimed in a defiant voice, "I would say it was nice seeing you again, but that would be a lie. Take care of yourself."
As she sashayed over to Hunter, she heard Dante call out, "We're not done by a long shot. I'll see you later."
Hunter slid his arm around her waist and led her through the crowd to his office. Once behind closed doors, he rounded his desk and picked up the phone to have Carlos get her a cab. "I guess we won't be enjoying each other's company tonight, or shall I say this morning," he commented.
"It never seems to be the right time for us," Brooklyn answered. "It's a rare occasion that we're both single at the same time. Now we are, and …"
"And your ex pops up, wanting to reconnect. By the lip lock I found you two engaged in, you're clearly not over him." Hunter leaned onto his desk and pulled her to him.
"As if you're over Sophia," Brooklyn whispered, resting her hands on his chest as he wrapped his arm around her back.
He pulled her closer to him. "I should have pulled you back here and swept the desk when you first came through that door tonight. I don't know how we remained friends so long without crossing the line."
Brooklyn linked her arms around his neck. "I've been waiting for your fine behind to be single, but the line to get to you is always too long."
"Hell, I was planning to spend more time with you tonight, but you were rarely without company. Look what happened when I left to wrap up for the evening so I could." Hunter's cell phone buzzed. He took a quick glance at it. "It looks like your cab has arrived."
Brooklyn tipped forward, kissing him on the cheek. "You're too good to me. You know that?"
( Continued... )
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Genre: Fiction, Drama and Suspense
Meet the Authors
Chicago natives, Jenetta and Karen Bradley, are sisters and authors. Jenetta has always had a love for writing and has written and published five fictional books. She also post weekly updates to The SSMD, her online, interactive fiction story. Her younger sister, Karen, didn’t start off sharing the love of writing. It was during college she wrote her first book to help her cope with the death of her father, the upheaval of emotions, and her changing family dynamics.
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