Hooked by Emily McIntire EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Emily McIntire
- Genre: Noir Crime, Fairy Tales, Kidnapping Crime Fiction
- Publish Date: 7 September 2021
- Size: 1 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Status: Avail for Download
- Price: Free
I’ve never been to Massachusetts, but I’ve heard about the lack of
heat. So, while the temperature change from Florida is a shock, it
isn’t wholly unexpected. Still, as I shiver in my tank top, the light
breeze blowing across my arms, I can’t help but wish I had stayed behind,
instead of choosing to follow my family to their new home in Bloomsburg.
But I can’t stand the thought of not being a phone call away if they need
me. My father is a workaholic—even more so after my mother’s death—and
without me around, my sixteen-year-old brother Jonathan would be all alone.
I’ve always been a daddy’s girl, even though he makes it difficult. I’d
hoped, after the move, that he’d slow down. Make more time for his family
instead of constantly searching for the next big thing to sink his teeth into.
But Peter Michaels is never one to settle. His thirst for new ventures
overpowers his ache for a family connection. Being named the Forbes top
businessman for the fifth year in a row means he has a lot of opportunity in
that regard. And being the owner of the biggest airline in the western
hemisphere means he has lots of funding for said opportunities.
NevAirLand. If you can dream it, we can fly you there.
“We should go out tonight,” my friend Angie says as she wipes down the
counters at The Vanilla Bean; the coffee shop where we both work.
“And do what?” I ask. Honestly, I was hoping to just head home and
relax. I’ve only been here for a little over a month, and I’ve been working so
much that I haven’t had a night to spend with Jonathan. Although, he’s in the
teen stage of “I don’t need anyone or anything” so he may not want me
She shrugs. “I don’t know. A couple of the girls were talking about
heading to the Jolly Roger.”
I scrunch my nose. Both at her use of “the girls” and at the name of
wherever she’s talking about.
“Oh, come on, Wendy. You’ve been here for almost two months, and you
haven’t gone out with me once.” She sticks out her bottom lip, her hands
coming together in prayer.
Shaking my head, I sigh. “I don’t think your friends like me.”
“That’s not true,” she insists. “They just don’t know you yet. You have to
actually come out with us for that.”
“I don’t know, Angie.” My teeth sink into my bottom lip. “My dad’s out
of town, and he doesn’t like it when I go out and draw attention.”
She rolls her eyes. “You’re twenty, girl. Cut the cord.”
I give her a half-hearted smile. She, like most people, can’t understand
what it’s like being Peter Michaels’s daughter. Even if I wanted to, there is
no cutting the cord. His power and influence reach every corner of the
universe, and there isn’t anything or anyone that escapes his control. Or if
there is, I’ve never met them.
The bell above the front door chimes, Angie’s friend Maria walking in,
her long black hair glinting off the overhead lighting as she saunters to us.
My brows rise as I glance at her, then back to Angie. “What kind of place
is gonna let a twenty-year-old in, anyway?”
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