A Reed Security Romance
(Reed Security #11)
By Giulia Lagomarsino
Publication Date: February 18th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Gabe is the 11th book in the Reed Security series. It is suggested they are read in order.
“What’s all this?” Cap asked.
“You asked me to bring dishes.”
“No,” he said slowly. “I asked you to bring a dish.”
“Yeah, and when I asked what kind, you wouldn’t f*&king answer me. You just said enough for everyone. So, I dug through my cabinets and brought every f*&king dish I could find.”
I pointed to all the dishes scattered on the counter. Sinner was laughing at me and Cap was groaning. I just stood there staring at them.
“I don’t get what’s so f*&king funny.”
“A dish, a$$hole. You know, food?” Cap laughed.
“No, a dish is just that, a f*&king dish. If you wanted me to bring food, you should have f*&king asked.”
“I did!” Cap said loudly. “I said that everyone was being asked to bring a dish.”
“Since when does that equate to food? Food is food. A dish is something you put food in.”
“That’s what women call it,” Sinner laughed. “When you go to someone’s house and they ask you to bring a dish, they mean a dish of food.”
“Do I look like a woman to you? Do I look like the type of guy that would know what the f*&k ‘a dish’ is, besides the obvious?”
“Man, if you’re ever gonna get a woman to settle down with, you’re going to have to learn their lingo,” Sinner laughed. “A dish means food, unless it means a dish.”
“Thank you for that, a$$hole. Now it all makes sense.”
He squeezed my shoulder. “No problem. You’ll get the hang of it. It’s really not too hard once you have a few hundred fights.”
“Or you could do what I do and just keep a f*&king list on the fridge,” Cap said.
“Yeah? How many lists are you up to now?” I questioned. “How do you even keep track of what list is for what?”
“It’s pretty simple. I have a list for things I’m supposed to say in certain situations. I have a list of things never to say. I have a list of chores that she expects me to do right away. I have a list of things I can put off without pissing her off too much. And last but not least, I have a list of different looks and phrases, and their meanings.”
“Now that sounds like it would be helpful. Isn’t there some kind of book that women write to let us dumb f*&ks know what the hell they’re thinking?”
Sinner shook his head. “Unfortunately, no. They think we should just ‘know’ this stuff or ‘figure it out’ on our own. Like I have time to sit there and decipher every look and tone in her voice,” he scoffed.
Gabe. Sexy, badass protector with some interesting sexual proclivities.
Isabella. Mother of two and currently filing for divorce.
One night at a bar brought them together, but could Gabe opening the door the morning after actually tear them apart?
He’s not ready to walk away, yet she’s not sure she’s ready to move on. Before he even realizes it, he’s falling for her and her adorable hellions.
He’ll do anything to keep her, including following the unorthodox advice from Knight.
But someone wants her out of the picture, and that only fuels his desire to keep her forever.
They say you don’t realize what you’ve got until it’s gone…
Fumbling for my phone, I quickly pulled up my recent calls, just barely staying on the road as I pressed call.
“Gabe! I just-there were two of them and I ran. I just barely missed them and now I’m driving-” I could barely get the words out and I knew I wasn’t making any sense, but I couldn’t control my body at the moment.
“Isa, wait. Slow down and tell me what happened.”
There were headlights coming up behind me in the rearview mirror. “Oh my God. They’re following me!”
“Who, Isa? Where are you?” he asked urgently.
“I’m-” I glanced around me, but I didn’t recognize anything at night. I had turned somewhere, but I didn’t know where and my mind was flipping out. “I don’t know, but they’re getting closer. I don’t know what to do.”
“Isa, look for a landmark, anything that will give us some clue where you are.” His voice was forceful. I took a deep breath and forced myself to concentrate. There was a property up ahead.
“Um, there’s a house up ahead on the-the uh, west side of the road. Um, one story with a large white fence around one side of the drive.” My voice was shaking so bad, I could hardly get that out. “There are no lights on in the house. Should I turn in there?”
“No, just keep driving. How far back is the car?”
“Uh, maybe…uh, ten car lengths.”
“Isa, you have to drive faster. Put your foot down on the fucking pedal.”
I did as he said, but I felt like I was losing control the faster I went. I was so scared that I thought I might throw up. I swallowed down the bile and tried to find somewhere I could go.
“There’s a stop sign up ahead.”
“Blow through it. Don’t you fucking stop.”
I nodded, even though he couldn’t see me and kept going. “Gabe, I have no idea where I am. I don’t know…” I broke off, on the verge of tears as the car behind me came closer. “He’s close now, maybe three car lengths. What do I-”
The jolt of the car had me screaming as the wheel started spinning in my hand. I couldn’t control it. I couldn’t stop the car from spinning.
I'm a stay at home mom that loves to read. Some of my favorite titles are Pride and Prejudice, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, and Horatio Hornblower. I started writing when I was trying to come up with suggestions on ways I could help bring in some extra money. I came up with the idea that I could donate plasma because you could earn an extra $500/month. My husband responded with, "No. Find something else. Write a blog. Write a book." I didn't think I had anything to share on blog that a thousand other mothers hadn't already thought of. I decided to take his challenge seriously and sat down to write my first book, Jack. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed writing. From there, the stories continued to flow and I haven't been able to stop. I hope my readers enjoy my books as much as I enjoy writing them. Between reading, writing, and taking care of three small kids, my days are quite full.
From one bookaholic to another, I hope I’ve helped you find your next fix.
Have a book you’d like to suggest or one you’d like me to review? Please feel free to leave your comments down below.