EXCERPT: Opportunity by Kennedy Layne

August 16, 2018


Gareth Nicollet had been born into wealth, but he’d learned at an early age that money wasn’t everything it was cracked up to be.


Regrettably, he’d made a meaningful choice early on in his life that now threatened his future with the woman he loved. 


Cynthia Ellsworth valued many things, but trust and loyalty were at the top of her list. She’d always known the man who shared her bed had secrets, but she never thought in a million years that he had the ability to destroy her career and her heart with a single blow. 


Someone once said that greed was balanced by fear, but that wasn’t entirely true when there was nothing left to lose. Unfortunately, Gareth’s secret is the very reason the roulette wheel is spinning and Cynthia’s life hangs in the balance. 






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Cynthia sucked in a breath when Gareth slid his fingers under the waistband of her lace panties. His fixed gaze at her eyes’ opaque reflection in the windowpane never wavered from hers, which told her that he intended to watch every single expression of euphoria that crossed her features.


They both liked to play games in the bedroom, although relishing in each other’s pleasure had never been done quite so publicly.


She wasn’t worried at the off chance someone was watching.


They were too high up for the traffic below to make out what anyone was doing behind the glass panels. Yet his comment about binoculars and telescopes had certainly added an exciting edge of intrigue to their evening.


“You do like playing with fire, don’t you?” Gareth murmured, wrapping an arm underneath her breast to pull her tighter against his chest. “Spread your legs, Cyn. Let’s see who wins this duel.”


She loved a challenge, but he always managed to up the ante by that last all in chip count.


“And if I win?”


Gareth barely grazed his middle finger over her clit, but it was enough to awaken every single nerve in her entire body. She didn’t spread her legs for him as much in obedience as she did out of instinct. Her knees had almost buckled at the first simple caress. She didn’t doubt there was more to come that would have her begging for her release.


“You won’t,” Gareth replied with total confidence. “You’re soaked, Cyn. And we haven’t even begun to explore your depths.”


The Office Roulette trilogy starts with an epic battle between blame and forgiveness… 



Smith Gallo has everything a man could ever want at the tip of his fingertips, except of course the woman he loves.


To what lengths will he be willing to go to make his ambitions come true? 


Laurel Calanthe is one successful stock pick away from making partner when she finds herself in desperate need of an alibi. There’s only one problem. The man who can save her from being arrested is her only competitor and the one who now holds her fate in his hands. 


Greed is a powerful motivator in the game of making money, but desire can overcome even the strongest motive.






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Rye Marshall had it all—wealth, prominence, and the love of his life.


But nothing lasts forever, and his perfect world came crashing down around him. When the dust settled, he found himself alone and starting from a clean slate. 


Grace Dorrance had made many mistakes in her life, but one stood out above the rest—an epic ending to a complex and passionate relationship. She left her former lover’s life in complete ruins and tried her best never to look back at the wreckage. 


Seconds chances are hard to come by, but even more difficult when Grace is arrested for a murder she didn’t commit. This gives Rye the perfect motive to forgive and forget, 


allowing for new beginnings. Unfortunately, someone’s playing a game of office roulette with everyone’s lives. 



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Meet The Author: Kennedy Layne 


Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers--find out how to connect with her at www.kennedylayne.com.


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