Excerpt—A.J.’s promise to Cassie
“I will protect you, Cassandra.” The play in his voice was gone, replaced by the seriousness that had never left his eyes. “Keeping you safe was never a job. And loving you…” He swiped back a strand of hair.
“Please don’t.” I pleaded, welcoming the rush of heat up my spine. I swallowed hard, holding back the tears I couldn’t let him see fall. The protective pulse in his arm so strong it slammed against the small of my back. I wanted to believe he loved me. The look in his eyes told me I’d be foolish not to believe him. But I had to protect not only the last remaining fragments of my heart but A.J., as well.
“There’s nothing you can do to keep me safe.”—I walked out of A.J.’s grip—“And loving me will only get you killed.”
About ENCHANTED HEART:
Cassandra Vera never ever breaks the rules.
She’s also had a nonexistent social life since her best friend moved to Vegas. Armed with a new set of resolutions, the promise of a hot date, and her adoptive parents out of town, Cassandra agrees an overnight road trip to Las Vegas to celebrate her birthday is the perfect way to ring in the New Year. After all, it's Vegas, the city where secrets are meant to stay hidden. Little does Cassandra know the secrets of her own pastare buried there, as well.
In the shadows of the glitz and gaudy lights of Vegas lies a power struggle centuries old. One wrong step and Cassandra could destroy the delicate web of secrets. Now an enemy she never knew existed is after her and the one boy who may be the missing piece to the puzzle —and her heart— is the one person she can’t afford to trust.
About Mindy Ruiz:
Mindy Ruiz lives in a sleepy Beach Town in Southern California. When she’s not writing, she spends her time chasing after three boys, making flirty eyes at her hunky husband, watching fantasy television shows, cheering for the Dallas Cowboys, and hanging out at the beach with her very large and loud Italian family.
Her career in publishing started in the 4th grade with a story about a magic, museum-hopping, chair. Now, Mindy writes young adult, new adult, and adult paranormal romance. Her books always include tormented heroes, snarky heroines, and lots of swoon-y moments that will put a smile on your face or make your heart race. Mindy is the lover of a good romance, the underdog and John Hugh’s 80′s teen movies.
When her toes aren’t in the sand or her mind isn’t in the clouds, Mindy loves hearing from readers.
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