Keep You from Harm

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Debra Doxer, Sep 23, 2013 - Fiction - 328 pages
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Secrets... 

They weigh you down. I've kept a secret all my life. It's my mother's secret, too. I inherited it from her along with a unique ability that only we possess. She's gone now, another victim of addiction. If her death isn't enough to bring me to my knees, her betrayal flays me to the bone. Because the secret my mother and I have been keeping is just one of many she'd kept. She never told me I have an older brother. And now he's here, eager to be my guardian.

There is no one else. So I move across the country to live with this stranger, my brother. But experience has taught me that most situations are temporary and forming attachments only leads to hurt in the end. That's why I'm determined to keep to myself in this new place, struggling to seem aloof while I'm quietly breaking apart.

Then I meet Lucas...

His magnetism is hard to resist, and most girls at school aren't resisting. I don't fall so easily though, especially not for guys who use their good looks as a weapon. From the start, our interactions are tense and volatile. I know it's because I'm denying the unwelcome desire that grips me when he's near. I think he feels it, too. He looks at me with an intensity that threatens to unhinge my resolve. Soon he's trying to break through the walls that past hurts have built.

But I'm not what I appear to be, and it wouldn't be fair to get involved with him. At least that's what I tell myself. Until a terrible act of violence reveals that Lucas has a secret, too. It's a secret that links us together and ties us to an evil history I never could have imagined.
 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
15
Section 4
25
Section 5
39
Section 6
49
Section 7
59
Section 8
62
Section 16
143
Section 17
153
Section 18
159
Section 19
161
Section 20
179
Section 21
207
Section 22
221
Section 23
243

Section 9
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Section 10
76
Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
129
Section 24
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Section 25
269
Section 26
277
Section 27
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Section 28
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Debra Doxer was born in Boston, and other than a few lost years in the California sunshine, she has always resided in the Boston area. She writes fiction, technical software documents, illegible scribbles on sticky notes, and texts that get mangled by AutoCorrect. She writes for a living, and she writes for fun. When her daughter asks when she'll run out of words, her response always is, "When I run out of time."

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