Save Your Soul (Body & Soul #2)

Save Your Soul (Body & Soul #2) by Rochelle Paige Read Free Book Online

Book: Save Your Soul (Body & Soul #2) by Rochelle Paige Read Free Book Online
Authors: Rochelle Paige
Tags: Contemporary Romance, alpha male romance, dirty talking hero
something we could argue about later.
    We settled in for the wait, me with my back to a tree and Brecken directly in front of me. He was alert, his head turning to scan our surroundings every few minutes and one of his guns at the ready. It gave me too much time to think. As we sat in silence, my nerves found something else to focus on—what was going to happen next. Brecken had been hired by my dad, but I wasn’t sure I was ready to go back home. To face him and the role he played in what had happened to me. He’d let me rot in that hellhole for two weeks before sending Brecken in to save me. I was already pissed at him because of the whole arms dealing thing, and the situation took my anger to new heights. I didn’t know how we were going to move past this.
    Then there was Brecken. I’d given him my virginity, but no promises were exchanged between us. It would be crazy for me to think he wanted a real relationship with me. This might not be anything more than a heat of the moment thing for him. I wanted to pretend it was only that for me, but it wasn’t. If it had been anyone other than Brecken who had rescued me, things would have gone differently. The circumstances behind us meeting might have lowered my inhibitions and made me act out of character, but only because the attraction was already there between us. I’d never felt the same pull towards another guy, and I didn’t think I ever would. Our relationship started under intense circumstances, but I wanted it to last. There was no way for me to know if Brecken wanted the same thing unless I asked him.
    I gathered up my courage and lifted an arm to grip his arm. “Brecken,” I started, only for him to interrupt.
    “Yeah, I hear it too.”
    Hear what too? It took me a moment to realize the faint sound in the distance was the helicopter.
    Brecken got to his feet and offered me a hand to help me up. “Let’s go. Stay behind me and stay quiet so I don’t get us killed.”
    “Get us killed?” I repeated softly, moving quickly to keep up with him.
    “We’ve got company coming in hot.”
    I looked around us, seeing nothing. “We do?”
    Brecken tapped his ear with his free hand, the other holding his gun, aimed ahead of us. “I just heard from Sera, the chopper didn’t go unnoticed.”
    “Crap,” I muttered.
    “There’s a group of armed men coming from that direction.” He pointed directly across the clearing from where we were approaching it. “Five of them. We don’t know if they’re the ones who took you, but at this point it doesn’t really matter who they are because they sure as fuck aren’t friendlies coming to welcome my team to their neck of the jungle.”
    “What can I do?”
    “Stay behind me until I tell you to make a run for it. My team will lay down cover fire for us while I cover your back.”
    He didn’t have time to say anything else because all hell broke loose. The helicopter hovered over the opening in the trees and several men spilled from the jungle, guns up and firing at it. The sound was deafening, louder than I expected.
    “Ready?” Brecken asked.
    “But they haven’t landed yet!”
    “They don’t need to land to get us out of here,” he answered as a ladder dropped from the side of the open helicopter door to the ground. “It’s time for you to haul ass now that they’ve realized this is an extraction.
    Sure enough, he was right. Two of the bad guys started shooting at us instead of the helicopter. Brecken pushed me forward and returned fire. “Go!” he yelled.
    I went, running like my life depended on it. Because it did, and so did Brecken’s. With my focus narrowed on the ladder, I sprinted full-out until I reached it, knowing Brecken wouldn’t follow until I’d reached the safety of the helicopter. As soon as I got close enough, I leapt for the second rung and hauled myself up. I scurried up a couple notches, ignoring the safety harness in favor of speed. Then the ladder was being hauled up and I

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