Resisting Temptation – Excerpt

Title: Resisting Temptation (Men of Honor, #3)
Author: K.C. Lynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2014
Faith ~ 

Cade Walker is like no man I’ve
ever met before. He’s cynical, brooding, mysterious and, most of all, damaged.
He’s a man who declares he’s broken, and one who detests the two very things I
live for most: God and love. Yet, I’ve still fallen completely in love with him
because I also see the good, something that no one else ever has. I see a man
who is strong, silent, honorable and beautiful. He’s a man who is now scarred
just as badly on the outside of his body as he is on the inside, all because of
me. One who endured severe torture in order to save me from what would be the
worst thing I will ever experience in my entire life. He is a man I call my
dark angel, one who will have my heart until the end of time, even if I
can never have his.
Cade ~
At fifteen years old I lost the
only person that ever mattered to me, and the day I lost my little sister in
the most vile way was the exact moment I stopped living and only existed.
That’s until ten years later, when I walked into an open field in Iraq to hear
the most incredible voice I would ever hear in my life. One that rooted me to
my spot, and ended up belonging to the most beautiful woman in the world. The
only woman to ever make me feel something again, something that I thought was
dead inside of me. And no matter how badly I wanted to keep her, I knew I
couldn’t. Not with what I have lurking inside of me. It’s something I’ve always
kept hidden. That is, until the day I unleashed it on the people who dared to
hurt her. It was the one thing that gave me the strength to save us, but it was
also the one thing that would remind me of why I could never have her.
Now two years later, the one girl I never
thought I would ever see again, the one I have spent my days and nights craving
like an addict, walks back into my life unexpectedly, giving us both the shock
of our lives. And when the time comes that she needs me again, I no longer
resist. Before I know it, I’m pulled into a life I thought I could never have,
one that scares the shit out of me but it’s one I’m realizing I want. There is
just one problem. One very big problem… She lives for the very thing I loathe,
and the one thing that killed my sister… God.
Resisting Temptation - Excerpt
With my vision
blurry from tears, I run toward the one place I
ve loved going to since coming here.
The bright morning sun beats down on me, but my body is plagued with too many
emotions to feel any of its warmth. They rush through my veins and crawl up my
throat, trying to suffocate me, as memories from two years ago play through my
head. Good ones, bad ones, they all hit me at once...
The unsuspecting
smile of a beautiful but dark man, who captured my attention. The evenings of
singing to him in the sunset. His hands and mouth exploring my body as I
explored his. A man whose eyes held me captive, and made me feel like the most
beautiful woman in the world, as he moved inside of me, not only claiming my
body but also claiming my heart. The same man who
s shown me the only loving touch I
would know for the next two years, and maybe the rest of my life.
Then come the ugly
memories. The ones of rough, unwanted hands that delivered not only pain to my
body, but shame to my soul. Ones that tore at my clothes, and took what was not
offered to them. The sound of a little boy
s screams, as he begged them to stop,
while he was forced to watch me be violated in the worst way.
This is what
bitches are for, boy. Fucking, not singing. We will make a man out of you yet.
A sob of agony rips
from my throat and I push myself harder and faster. The burn of my legs and
lungs still not enough to quiet the evil running through my head.
Do you still believe in your God,
asks, holding my cross necklace over my beaten and naked body. When I don
answer him, he sends another blow to my already battered face.
choke out through the blood that pools in my mouth. The sounds of a little boy
broken sobs fill the air, and rip through my already tortured heart.
You are a stupid, stupid woman. I will
teach you who the real God is. And before you leave this earth you will call me
This disgusting
person may have stolen my body and tortured my soul, but he would not take my
faith. Not ever. I stare defiantly into his malevolent dark eyes, my fear long
my dead body.
He responds with a
malicious smile,
be it, bitch.
Spotting the
crystal blue waves in the near distance, I push myself harder as I race toward
the beautiful, deserted beach. As soon as my feet hit the sand I slow only
enough to toe off my running shoes and ankle socks before rushing into the
ice-cold ocean. Once I
far enough out, I dive in headfirst and let the fresh water steal my breath and
cleanse my soul.
My lungs begin to
burn so much it
almost unbearable, but it does the trick. The dirty and ugly memories begin to
wash away, but instead of being replaced with beautiful ones of the man who
once held my heart, it holds the one of a man who was severely tortured and
beaten... all because of me. The same man who saved my life then refused to
ever see me again. And the worst part is, I still don
t know if its because he blames
me, or because he can
bear to look at me knowing what they did to me.

Grab books 1 & 2 of the Men of Honor series
Fighting Temptation, #1
Sweet Temptation, #2
About K.C. Lynn 
K.C. Lynn lives in a small town in Western Canada. She’s married and is a stay at home mom of four: two girls and a set of twin boys. She coaches the local high school cheerleading team and also has her own rhinestone clothing business. Her love of romance books brought her to writing her first debut novel and she looks forward to writing many more. When she’s not writing, or spending time with her family, she’s reading and loves going to the movies.
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