AVAILABLE NOW the first book in
THE ALWAYS CAMBRIDGE SERIES
The saga begins...
family saga series crime suspense + an ongoing angst-ridden love story
The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood and violent teen years and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge.
Always Cambridge Book One
He is her guardian, but she'll do anything within her power, to protect him.His only duty is to keep her safe, but he can’t save her.
Holly Cambridge is just a typical kid, or so she thinks, until one day, she takes a good look around and realizes her friends don’t have bodyguards dogging their every step.
At the age of sixteen, Holly is assigned a new bodyguard, Randy Phillips. He is a tall, muscular, God-like force in the young, impressionable and lonely girl’s life. He is her friend, her confident, her conscience, and the older man she adores beyond reason.
Randy Phillips is fully aware of his young charge’s adolescent crush on him. Although he is flattered by the adulation, he maintains a safe distance and professional demeanour until Holly is wounded in a rival family blood feud, and the course of both their lives is changed forever.
Advisory : This is a six book series. The first five installments end with To Be Continued...
This is an on-going saga: each book may not have and HEA/HFN, but the series culminates with an HEA/HFN in the final book.
Thursday morning, I didn’t know what to expect when I opened the door. Would Randy even be standing there when I opened it? Or had he chosen to abandon me after my betrayal, and there would be another suit to take his place? I braced myself before I opened my bedroom door.
Randy pushed off the opposite wall, although his features remained guarded. I didn’t know what to say to him or how to get past this. I just stared back at him.
“Never lie to me. Okay?” His voice sounded raspy. “You know what you need to know now. And it changes nothing. We are not on opposite sides here. You can talk to me. You can tell me when you need things. I will not stop you unless I think it’s dangerous for you. We need to trust each other here.” He made a motion with his finger between us, indicating it was a two way street. “I can’t protect you when you keep things from me.”
My damn eyes filled again. He was forgiving me.
“But you couldn’t tell me what I needed to know. You can’t always give me what I want or need. You cannot speak freely in your…” For lack of a better word I said, “…profession. Things go on that you won’t be able to share with me even if I ask you. Things that you have to keep secret. I won’t lie to you, but you can’t lie to me either.”
“I’ve never lied to you. And you’re probably the only person I could ever honestly say that to.”
“You lie to me by omission all the time,” I countered. “When you can’t answer my questions or tell me what’s really going on, you’re lying to me.”
“I told you about your mom,” he blurted. His lips twisted and he swallowed hard, as if he hadn’t meant to say it. He must have gone through the history on the computer yesterday at the library. That must have been what took him so long. He knew exactly what I’d searched. Would he tell my father?
Tears ran freely down my cheeks now. I couldn’t stop them. But Randy thumbed them aside. “I’m sorry. How often you make me forget that you’re only sixteen, little one.” He looked as miserable as I felt. “Maybe you weren’t ready for that one.”
“No. I needed to know. Blinders off, right?”
“And me, Hol? Blinders gone where I’m concerned too? You know now for sure that I’m not a good guy. You read it in black and white. Even though I tried to tell you. Now you have the proof. No more hero worship?” He grinned sheepishly, but I could see he didn’t want to lose that.
I observed him through watery eyes. “Well, if you can read so much from me, just by the way I look at you, then I’m sure you can already see the answer to that.” I let all the love I felt for him show, as if I could hide it.
His brows furrowed for a moment as if he were in pain. He closed his eyes briefly and said upon opening them, “I think it would be easier for me if your opinion for me had changed after the things you read yesterday afternoon, because I will hate to see the disappointment in your eyes the day you see me for what I really am, Holly. Eventually I will hurt you and I will disappoint you.” I saw in his eyes that he believed that it was true.
Expected Always Cambridge Series Release dates:
August 1September 1, 2014