Excerpt & Giveaway: Hide Me (Silver Strands #1) by Lexi Scott

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Sometimes it’s easier to run…

Ripped apart by guilt and grief, nineteen-year-old Whit Conrad grabs her stuff and runs from her super-conservative home and family in Pennsylvania and hauls ass for sunny California. All she wants is escape. Now she has a craptastic apartment, a job at a tattoo parlour, and even a friend-who’s-mostly-benefits. Then she meets a sexy, inked, surfer-dude who has the potential of capsizing everything…

Deo Beckett is adrift. Underemployed and over-boozing, Deo knows he should be doing something more with his life. Being something more. All it takes is a pin-up hottie with a smart mouth—and a bruised soul—to force Deo to start looking below the surface. To wonder if there’s more to life than being a beach bum. Now he’s falling for Whit…and hard.

But Whit ran from home for a reason, and she’ll go to any lengths to keep Deo from learning the truth…

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“Don’t do any of that if you don’t want to.” Her voice is mechanical, and she’s staring at her hands. “No one’s forcing you to be here and do all that.”

I move across the bed, because the pull of her is more than I can resist. She feels so small and fragile in my arms, like she’ll explode into thousands of pieces if I don’t hold onto her. “I want to. But I want you to tell me why you hurt so bad.” I run my hand over her hair, damp from the bath I know my mother made her take. “Tell me.”

“You already know,” she whispers.

“Not from you. I don’t know your story, so I don’t know anything. Tell me.” I pull back to look at her and she jumps at me, her hands and mouth everywhere at once.

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