***BLOG TOUR STOP*** Boundless Fate by Alyssa Rae
Colton Kingston’s livelihood has been reduced to a pile of black ashes by a tragic act of arson. After sending away the woman he’s loved since the tender age of five, a dark hateful revenge threatens to overtake his heart. Colton knows pushing her away is the only way he can keep her safe.
Paige Summer’s has endured her fair share of obstacles in the past, and refuses to give up on Colton and the life they share together. As interferences try to tear them apart, Paige is determined to stand by Colton’s side and remind him of their love and its strength.
But at every turn, tragedy continues to strike and more devastation falls upon them.
Will Colton and Paige’s love be boundless? Or will revenge conquer their fate?
“Well, good night.” I maintained a light voice and barreled for the door to slip on my boots.
Once outside, I shut the door at my back and beelined for my Gator. My humiliation increased with every step. But it wasn’t until I sat on my utility vehicle and turned over the key that I realized my cheeks were wet with tears at my utter embarrassment.
I wiped at them, pressed down on the brake, and set my right hand on the gearshift.
“Paige, wait!” Colton called, jogging long strides toward me.
I released a shaky breath and held my foot on the brake pedal. Colton came to a stop at my side, and I gazed up at him.
“What Colton?” I snipped, unable to control myself.
“You don’t have to leave.”
His baby-blue eyes shone with genuine remorse. However, it didn’t settle my nerves. It only heightened them.
“You haven’t wanted me to stay the night for the past week, so why would you now?” I bit back the second wave of tears threatening to spill over. “I don’t want your pity, Colton. I’m a big girl. I can go home and sleep in my own bed.”
Colton scowled at me. “You know damn well that pity has nothing to do with it, and it pisses me off that you think it does.”
I pressed my thumb against the corner knob of the gearshift, preparing to put my Gator in drive. I broke our connection and stared at my steering wheel. I was not ready to go back inside and face our friends’ curious eyes, so I said, “I think it’s best if I go.”
“No one is judging you, Paige,” Colton said.
At his gift for reading my thoughts, my attention darted back to his face.
“I want you to stay with me.” He leaned over and spun my key to the left, turning the ignition off.
The beating of my heart slamming into my chest sounded in my ears as Colton took the key and stuck it in the front pocket of his lounge pants. Then, he raised his hands above his head and rested his forearms on the metal roll cage of my Gator, caging me in.
His eyes went dark, causing him to look strikingly hot. “You can either walk inside with me, or I can carry you, baby. Either way, you’re sleeping in my bed tonight.”
I gaped at him and yelled, “That’s not playing fair!”
“Neither is this,” he muttered under his breath as he brought his hand to my waist. Pulling me off the Gator, he hoisted me onto his shoulders.
“Colton!” I shrieked, compelling myself not to laugh out loud. “You didn’t even give me time to decide!”
“There is no decision to be made.” He smacked my ass. “You’re all mine, and you will sleep in my bed.”
As he walked in the direction of his house, I heard Kyle shout, “Damn straight! That’s how it’s done!”
“Get your woman!” Blake joined in.
“Don’t take his shit, Paige! Show him who’s boss!” Gail yelled. Then, she squealed loudly before laughing uncontrollably.
“Oh my god,” I cried, staring at my view of the ground. “Please tell me they all aren’t watching us.”
“Oh, they are.” Colton chuckled a mischievous throaty sound. “Actually, all eight of those crazy asses either have their faces glued to the front window or are peeking their heads out the door.”
“Nice,” I sighed in exasperation. “You’re so going to pay for this, cowboy.”