Until You by Penelope Douglas EPUB & PDF – eBook Details
- Author: Penelope Douglas
- Genre: Billionaire Romance, Sports Romance
- Publish Date: 18 February 2014
- Size: 2 MB
- Format: PDF / EPUB
- Status: Avail for Download
- Price: Free
6 Years Later …
The blood spills over my bottom lip and onto the floor like
a long strip of red paint. I let it pool in my mouth until it
dribbles out, since everything hurts too damn much to spit.
“Dad, please,” I beg, my voice shaking as my body shivers
from the fear.
My mom was right. He’s a bad man, and I wish I’d never
talked her into letting me spend the summer with him.
I kneel on his kitchen floor, shaking, with my hands tied
behind my back. The itchy rope bites into my skin.
“Are you begging, you little pussy?” he snarls, and the
strap whips my back again.
I squeeze my eyes shut, wincing, as fire spreads across my
shoulder blades. Closing my mouth, I try not to make any
noise as I breathe through my nose until the burning fades
away. The skin on my lips feels stretched and swollen, and the
slippery metallic taste of blood fills my mouth.
Her face flashes in my mind, and I crawl back into my
head where she is. Where we are together. Her sunshine hair
floats on the wind as we climb the rocks around the fish pond.
I always climb behind her in case she stumbles. Her stormy
blue eyes smile down at me.
But my father breaks through. “You don’t beg! You don’t
apologize! That’s what I get for letting that cunt raise you all
these years. Nothing but a coward now. That’s what you are.”
My head jerks back and my scalp stings as he yanks me by
my hair to meet his eyes. My stomach rolls when I smell the
beer and cigarettes on his breath.
“At least Jax listens,” he grits out, and my stomach shakes
from the nausea. “Isn’t that right, Jax?” he yells over his
My father releases me and walks over to the deep freezer in
the corner of the kitchen and pounds twice on the lid. “You
still alive in there?”
Every nerve in my face fires with pain as I try to hold back
tears. I don’t want to cry or scream, but Jax, my father’s other
son, has been in the freezer for almost ten minutes. Ten whole
minutes and not making a sound!
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