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THE REAL YOU
Only You Book #1
BY RM ALEXANDER
A lethal game of chess targets elite Hollywood and attempts to destroy true love.
Still reeling from her recent divorce, Paige Reed wants nothing more than to forget the past and start over. Encountering a sexy stranger behind the scenes of a location shoot near her home turns out to be both enticing and exciting.
Kellen Richards is always in his brother’s shadow. Being the brother of America’s sexiest heartthrob isn’t always easy. And when he meets the intriguing and irresistible Paige, he’ll do anything to keep her by his side. But after a seemingly tragic accident turns out to be far from accidental, Kellen vows to protect her from anything that threatens their relationship. Paige isn’t convinced their love can withstand the pressures and dangers of Hollywood. Can Kellen prove that behind the glitz and glory of fame and fortune lies a chance at forever?
“Ladies and gentlemen, this is your pilot speaking. We ask, at this time, that you buckle your seatbelts and follow the directions of your flight attendants.”
The plane jolted and dropped forward. Oxygen masks dropped from overhead compartments and screams ripped through the air. Paige yanked a mask down, wrapped a strap around each ear and gripped the armrests with white-knuckled hands. Her eyes locked the pamphlet sticking out from the chair pocket. Images of passengers with heads between their knees begged her attention. Do this. Do this now.
Paige bent over and clasped trembling hands around the cascading tresses. Turning her head, she looked past the businessman to a child pressed against his sobbing mother. Paige guessed the boy had to be no more than six or seven, little eyes orbs of terror as he looked at her. She attempted a smile and hoped it resembled a glimpse of hope to the frightened child. The boy clawed at his mother’s arms and Paige turned away.
The plane lurched to the left. Overhead compartments popped open. Bags and laptops plummeted into the aisles and hit shrieking passengers.
We’re going to crash. The thought seared her mind with steady, quiet certainty. Where were they? What ground would be meeting them? Mountain? Water? A farm field? Did it matter?
Kellen’s face flashed before Paige’s eyes, the single green eye and single blue eye, the brilliant smile, the face more enticing than his famous brother’s. Thoughts bounced back and forth as her rear rose off the seat and pressed against a tensing seatbelt. How he wasn’t famous, how he wasn’t the actor like his brother. And how she wouldn’t have had the chance to fall in love if he was in Grey’s place. The phrase swiped at her thoughts. Fallen in love. Now she’d never be able to tell him.
Paige closed her eyes, focusing on the image of him reaching a hand out as something nearby exploded. A deathly silence swallowed the plane.
Paige Reed blacked out.
RM Alexander is an author of clean suspenseful contemporary and paranormal romances. With driven characters who suffer the worst kinds of betrayals, RM’s novels promise a good read with unexpected twists and turns. When she’s not writing, RM spends time with her husband and two children. She loves to travel, especially to Walt Disney World, and is addicted to orange juice and Ghiradelli chocolate. She is often found on Twitter and Facebook chatting with other authors and readers.
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