Excerpt: The Secrets That Shape Us by W.L. Brooks

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W.L. Brooks
The Secrets That Shape Us
Series: The McKay Series Book 2
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: October 22, 2018
Returning home was just the beginning, but staying…might be her end.
After uncovering a devastating secret, Casey McKay left her beloved home town and pretended not to look back. For years, the truth her sisters hid from her has kept her away. Now, in desperate need of Casey’s help, her sisters have hired a PI to find her.
As a private investigator, Ryan Keller is used to getting into sticky situations, but nothing could have prepared him for the likes of Ms. McKay. Unable to resist her appeal for help, Ryan returns with her to Blue Creek. Little do they know they are walking right into a deadly plot to destroy the McKay sisters.
The closer they get to the truth, the harder it is for them to resist temptation. But succumbing to their desires puts Ryan in the crosshairs of a vengeful foe. To save them, Casey must face her past and the secrets that have shaped her.


Casey waited until Fletcher and Jasper left to turn to Ryan. “Where are you staying?” Not that you give a damn, Casey McKay. She didn’t! His brown hair was disheveled, and a beard was starting to shadow his jaw. She met his eyes.

“I was going to stay at the cabin,” he said with a shrug. He turned toward the window when headlights passed.

“I’ve been going out there for the last few days hoping Fletch would be back, and I noticed there’s a path large enough for a vehicle, so you should be able to drive right up. I can take you there if you don’t remember the way.”

He turned back around. “Thank you, but I can find it. No need for you to go to the trouble.”

“Fine!” she said through clenched teeth. He could get lost for all she cared. She shook her head and turned, swinging around when he touched her.

“Casey,” he whispered and lowered his head.


October 22 – November 3, 2018
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About W.L. Brooks

W.L. Brooks

W. L. Brooks likes to write like she reads with a bit of mystery, romance, suspense, and, to keep it interesting, the occasional dash of the paranormal. Living in Western North Carolina she is currently working on her next novel.
Official website: http://www.wlbrooks.com/
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