Saturday Snippet featuring Imogen Wells’ Lawless Deception

“I wouldn’t do that if I were you,” a voice rumbles back to me at the same time as the snick of a gun echoes. 

      A feeling of disbelief and shock and something else, which I can’t quite name, shivers down my spine at the sound of the voice.  

      It’s a voice I recognise, but one I’ve not heard in almost eleven years.  

      Just as I’m wondering if he’s here too and at what point my mouth will form some fucking words to find out, the deep baritone that used to make me weak at the knees and light up my fucking world, booms out over the empty space. 

      “Long time no see, Roxanne.” The sound of my name on his lips and the way he rolls the R are like a song you haven’t heard in an age but know every word, every little cadence to. It’s almost enough to eclipse the shock and quickly building anger but not quite. 

      “Fuck you, Maddox.” I begin walking to my car, my phone vibrating in my pocket, only to be halted as a gunshot rings out, and the bullet narrowly misses my foot, kicking up dust from the ground. I spin on my heels and march towards them.  

      “What the fuck is wrong with you, huh?” Another shot, again just missing my feet. I don’t stop. “You going to fucking shoot me, Maddox?” There are no more shots, as I knew there wouldn’t be. If he wanted me dead, I’d be six feet under already.  

      Stepping past the beam of the headlights, I get a clear view of two of the most well-known brothers in London. Notorious for their ruthlessness and ability to demand respect, even from those above them in the underworld.  

      Maddox and Zachary Lawler. 

      I knew this day would come. I’ve been waiting for it.  

      But I was not prepared for the two men that now stand in front of me.  

      Two men that threaten everything I’ve built.  

      The only men that have the power to unravel me.  

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Imogen Wells is a dark romance author from the East of England, where she lives with her husband, three children and the family dog and cat.

After being a stay-at-home mum to her three children, Imogen decided to go back to school. Much to her eldest son’s amusement. In 2020 she graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in History and English Literature.

When she is not writing, she can be found reading, binge watching Netflix shows or Boxsets, and every Sunday she is cheering her son on at his football games, no matter the weather.


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