Excerpt Heartless Hero by Mary Catherine Gebhard

Feb 292020
 

Heartless Hero (Crowne Point #1) by Mary Catherine Gebhard

There are rules to being Abigail Crowne’s bodyguard, rules to watching the infamous billion-dollar heiress, otherwise known as the Reject Princess.
Never forget your place, always put the Crowne name above all else, and never, ever hurt the Reject.
Especially don’t torment the Reject.
Even if she is a spoiled brat.
So when an opportunity presents itself to punish her, you definitely shouldn’t take it.
Then again, Abigail loves to be tortured, and I’ve waited patiently for revenge.
I’ll keep her safe… with cruel protection.
Love is off limits with Abigail Crowne, but no one said anything about hate.

Heartless Hero is the first book in the Crowne Point universe. You do not need to read any of the others to enjoy it, though it is recommended. It will enhance your reading experience as you will catch easter eggs and the timelines overlap.

Excerpt Heartless Hero by Mary Catherine Gebhard

“I’m not like your other guards, Reject, you can’t scare me away. Your secrets are mine.”

He took another step. “Your mind is mine.”

My back bit into the wood. “Your body is mine. How else could I protect you?”

A moment passed forever, all too aware of his body pressed into mine. I tried to control my face, not let on how unnerved I was. Protect me? More like destroy me.

I gave myself away with a hard swallow, and Theo stepped back, a cruel smirk on his lips.

“Get dressed,” he said.

“So you can make mom hate me even more? No thanks. I’ll stay here.”

Today was one of my most favorite days in the entire world, but if Theo wanted me dressed, instinct said I should do the opposite.

A cruel smile passed his lips. “Scared?”

“No. I’m just not in the habit of listening to my bodyguards.”

“Get dressed, or I’ll dress you.”

A ripple of excitement raced up my spine, one I quickly disregarded as shock. “You wouldn’t dare.”

“Want to test me, Reject?”

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