A Penny’s Worthby Cynthia Austin Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Suspense Publication Date: July 28, 2017
Sara’s mind was in such turmoil with the day’s events, she forgot to set the alarm on her silver Mercedes. Opening the unlocked door, she belted herself into the driver’s seat and quickly put the key in the ignition. She adjusted the rearview mirror, getting ready to back out of the parking space when she let out a horrific scream.
Sara couldn’t stop screaming, and she anxiously fumbled against the door panel, desperately trying to unlock the door. Breaking a nail, she cried out in pain.
A metal click quickly caught her attention.
She stifled her screams and slowly glanced back to see the sleeves of a once crisp, white, button up shirt drenched in blood and soot.
The shaking hands protruding out of the shirt held a silver revolver pointed directly at her temple.
Ezra blew out an exasperated breath, and when he spoke, his voice trembled. Sara knew she was in dangerous territory.
"Were you going somewhere without me, Sara?"
"Ezra, please," she stammered. "Our marriage, it’s been bad for a while, you know that."
He pressed the gun hard against her temple, and spoke through clenched teeth. "How many people do I have to kill to convince you I am trying to work on our marriage?"
Purchase: AmazonSara Conrad just about had it all, wealth, beauty, a prominent place in Las Vegas society as the owner of a popular nightclub, and a reputation that was second to none. There was only one thing Sara failed to possess… Her life. That’s because it was dominated by a despicable sociopath, her husband, Ezra Silverstein, who rarely let Sara out of his sight and manipulated her every move. Out of desperation, Sara turned to a bodyguard at her club, Max Tobias, for sanity and salvation. Before long they are on the verge of a torrid affair that threatens not only to engulf them personally but their very lives, as well. When Silverstein catches wind of Sara and Max’s relationship, he is determined to make them pay for their betrayal. He makes it his mission to inflict a blood thirsty punishment on his beloved Sara and her romantic rescuer. As events reach their dramatic climax, Sara is stunned to discover Max is not really a bodyguard at all. This revelation turns her entire world upside down leaving her vulnerable and unable to trust anyone, especially the man to whom she had given her heart. Riveting. Unpredictable. Page turning The story of a good woman trying to survive in Sin City where Satan himself has set up camp in her own marriage, and the only man she had truly loved turned out to be a virtual stranger. God help her.