The books that have been collecting dust for so long they have become stained from it
I know I haven’t had this one long, but I’m jonesing for it something chronic and, well, it’s been on someone’s bookshelf a long arsed time, so… that works, right?
After witnessing a mob hit, surgeon Jack Francisco is put into protective custody to keep him safe until he can testify. A hitman known only as D is blackmailed into killing Jack, but when he tracks him down, his weary conscience won't allow him to murder an innocent man. Finding in each other an unlikely ally, Jack and Dare soon on the run from shadowy enemies. Forced to work together to survive, the two men forge a bond that ripens into unexpected passion. Jack sees the wounded soul beneath D's cold, detached exterior, and D finds in Jack the person who can help him reclaim the man he once was. As the day of Jack's testimony approaches, he and D find themselves not only fighting for their lives... but also fighting for their future. A future together
Zero at the Bone by Jane Seville
(zero at the bone #1)
First published April 2009 by Dreamspinner Press
iBook, 406 pages
contemporary mystery romance
The smell of cheap motel rooms was comforting to him, like his oldest, rattiest T-shirt. Lysol, unwashed feet, and that sour tang of grime and deperation that tried to dress up and look nice with laundered sheets and those stiff bedspreads that felt like sandpaper on your ass, bargain basement art on the walls and cheap paper-wrapped chits that weren’t so much soap as a suggestion of what soap might be like.
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