“You son of a bitch!” Jason snapped as Darrin…
Well, she really didn’t want to think about what Darrin was doing to Jason or why Trevor was handcuffed to the bed. The only thing that she cared about right now was getting home and putting an end to this nightmare.
Taking advantage of the fact that her husband was busy brutalizing Jason, she quietly tiptoed across the room, sending Trevor a sympathetic wince and headed for the door. Swallowing hard, she reached for the doorknob and-
“And where do you think you’re going?” the painfully familiar voice that had brought her so much pleasure over the years asked.
From. Right. Behind. Her.
“Home?” she said, hating the way that her voice shook as she said it, but she couldn’t help it.
She’d just seen what he did to his cousins and she knew exactly what he was capable of doing to her. As much as she’d been looking forward to spending the entire week in bed with her husband, she hadn’t planned on doing that while he tormented her, bringing her to the cusp of orgasm over and over again just to leave her hanging and screaming for more.
If she couldn’t have this perfect honeymoon that Darrin had planned for her, and she really wanted to stay, then she would rather just go home to her comfortable bed, stash of Hershey Kisses and sleeping in the next week only to periodically leave the bed to order pizza and Chinese food and tell herself that it was just as good as the Ritz Carlton. That was the plan, but the man standing behind her apparently had different plans.
“That’s actually a good idea,” he said, surprising her.
“Wait…what?” Jason asked, temporarily forgetting the fact that he was handcuffed to the frame of the pullout couch to throw them a questioning look as though he didn’t quite believe Darrin.
“I said,” Darrin started to explain only to pause as he grabbed his bag, “that we’re going home.”
“Why?” Trevor asked with a suspicious glint in his eyes as he stopped trying to free himself from the handcuffs keeping him locked to the bedframe to share a telling look with Jason.
“Because,” Darrin said, pausing long enough to pull some clothes on, “that’s the last place that anyone is going to look for us. So, I figure we have a good week free of assholes so that we can enjoy some peace and quiet.”
“If that’s true then you have no reason to keep us here,” Jason said, pointedly yanking on his cuffed hand.
Darrin shrugged as he attached his holstered gun to his ankle. “Except that it would bring me such joy to know that you’re stuck here.”
“Oh, but don’t worry,” Darrin said, grabbing their bags and gesturing towards the door, “I made sure to switch the room over to your credit card.”
“You mother fu-”
Before Jason could finish that lovely sentiment, Darrin had her in the hallway and was shutting the door behind them with a satisfied sigh while she was trying to tell herself that this was really what she wanted. A nice relaxing week at home was better than nothing.
It was fine.
New York Times Bestselling author, R.L. Mathewson was born in Massachusetts. She’s known for her humor, quick wit and ability to write relatable characters. She currently has several paranormal and contemporary romance series published including the Neighbor from Hell series.
Growing up, R.L. Mathewson was a painfully shy bookworm. After high school, she attended college, worked as a bellhop, fast food cook, and a museum worker until she decided to take an EMT course. Working as an EMT helped her get over her shyness as well as left her with some fond memories and some rather disturbing ones that from time to time show up in one of her books.
Today, R.L. Mathewson is the single mother of two children that keep her on her toes. She has a bit of a romance novel addiction as well as a major hot chocolate addiction and on a perfect day, she combines the two.
In 2019/2020, R.L. Mathewson will be publishing Devastated, the first Anger Management novel, Tall, Dark & Furious, the 6th installment to the Pyte/Sentinel series, Irresistible, the long anticipated novel for the Neighbor from Hell Series as well as many more books throughout the year, paranormals, contemporaries, and YAs.