Title: The Runaway Viper
Series: The Viper Series #2
Author: Kirsty-Anne Still
Release Date: July 6, 2014
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Having already broken rule number of Clara Delvine’s rules by falling in love with one of her clients, Joely Gilbert knows she is past the point of no return. After defying all of the orders Delvine lives by, Joely believes becoming the first runaway Viper Girl is all too good to be true.
However, remaining uncaught for months, Jace Mason gives Joely the life she’s been searching for – the man she wants, the house she dreamt of, the love she cherishes.
But how long can you outrun the devil when she’s after blood?
After all, Delvine never loses a girl, and she’ll do anything to make sure she has Joely back to finish her contractual obligations.
What happens when Joely’s left with the biggest decision of her life, the decision that was always hers to make – kill her heart or kill the man she loves.
Clara will make sure Joely never strays from The Viper Rooms – ever again.
But can The Boss tame a runaway viper?
There’s a moment of silence settling around us, even with the music resonating from the multiple stereo speakers. It’s just Jace and I, and if there is one thing my time at The Viper Rooms has taught me, it’s that I love slow dancing in a crowded room.
As the song draws to a close, Jace holds me a little tighter, relishing the seconds before we’re cast apart, forced back to our secret and dark phantoms. I have no idea if I’ll see him again this evening, but right now, walking the line with him is all that inspires me to enjoy the evening.
“I’ll see you around,” Jace whispers.
The song hasn’t ended and already he’s keeping his side of the act up. He’s courteous to me, stepping back, my hand in his, he bows, kissing my knuckles tentatively. His gratitude to me is met with equal admiration to him. I might hate him disguised behind a mask and a wig, but the eyes that bear deep into my soul are captivating and empowering. As he releases me, I’m left with a sense of euphoria, an ethereal impulse to carry out my time left in the clutches of the she-devil. This is our wildest moment, but he’s made me into the greatest being I could be – The Runaway Viper. It’s time I continue to be what I know; disobedient, courageous, desirable, untouchable.
“Good job, Joely,” Clara comments from behind me. I jump, swirling around on the spot – Jace pushed to the back of my mind. “Maybe you aren’t damaged goods. Whatever would that husband of yours say?”
“He’d tell me to do my job,” I mock, praising myself for not losing my nerve. “Like he used to.”
Saturdays at The Viper Rooms – Released March 12, 2014
“You and I know I can’t say no.” I swallow my fear and allow my eyes to fall down to his chest, I can’t look at him. “And I can’t lose you.”
Joely Gilbert, one of two head Viper Girls for the club, strives to maintain a double life both full of deceit, betrayal, sex, lust, and fear. She knows the rules of the club and the way the boss works like no other, but she is the one breaking everything she knows in order to keep the new life she has. After running from her past, she’ll do anything to stay away from it. It’s what makes her perfect for the job. It’s what makes her normal.
Everyone has a story when they arrive at the doors of The Viper Rooms.
It’s this that binds clients and Viper Girls together. Each want to forget, each want something to remember, to feel, to lust over. The Viper Rooms gives the exclusive a time in their life to get the things they need from a club devoted solely to them. No strings attached, no questions asked. But what lies beneath the surface can’t always be stopped. It can’t be silenced forever.
And Joely’s one of the girls who knows that more than anyone else.
What happens when her facade starts to break? What would Joely rather give up; the man who wants to save her, but could die trying, or the life that could ultimately kill her?
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