By Eric Jerome Dickey
Eight-time New York Times bestselling writer Eric Jerome Dickey’s new novel is stuffed with intrigue, velocity, and intercourse allure. And an unforgettable girl narrator rides her attractive yellow motorbike throughout it all.
Billie (aka "Ducati") is named a lot for her impressive attractiveness as for the attractive yellow motorbike she rides throughout the suggest streets of l. a.. difficult, proficient, and confident, Billie's used to doing issues her way—but that used to be sooner than love threw an oil slick within the highway and spun her lifestyles into chaos.
Billie's first challenge is straightforward: she's pregnant.
Her moment challenge is that her lover, Keith, continues to be married.
Keith has a few "things" to accommodate, and the folk in his existence are darkish and duplicitous sufficient to take issues into their very own arms, made up our minds to maintain Billie from having her child. Billie by surprise unearths herself faced, attacked, run off highways, threatened and shadowed. Keith nonetheless has ties to his manipulative spouse, Carmen, and he adores his fifteen-year-old daughter future. Will he do definitely the right factor through his new kinfolk, or stand by way of his outdated one?
Soon all eyes shift as every body reveals themselves desperately chasing future, a afflicted and misleading woman dancing at the fringe of womanhood. whilst the rubber meets the line, everyone's scuffling with soiled for what they want...and they're all prepared to spoil their enemy or move down in flames to get it.
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Yellow thong. Yuck. ” I laughed. He shook his head. “Don’t imagine he may perhaps motivate me to shop for a Ducati. Or a thong. ” “Wait. You spent that a lot on a motorcycle that you simply can’t trip as a result of me? ” He nodded. I swallowed. Raheem had requested Jacob all approximately me. Carried a poster of me in his pocket. I requested him approximately his tats. He advised me he have been inked in several nations, the 1st time being in his place of birth. I requested, “Where are you from? ” “Was born in Tegucigalpa. ” “South the United States. ” “Yeah. ” “Heard it’s tough down there. ” “Yeah. obtained out of Honduras fifteen years in the past. clear of the entire prostitutes and drug trafficking. ” “Guess in Honduras . . . exploitation needs to be felony down there. ” “A lot of the ladies are looking to come to the States. I’ve performed good for myself, contemplating the place I got here from. I grew up round prostitutes. the ladies in my kinfolk labored the streets. these ladies will be fortunate to get 100 lempiras from a foul gringo the right age to be their grandfather. ” “What’s 100 lempiras? ” “About seven U. S. money. ” “You don’t get yet seven funds to promote your coochie to a guy on Viagra and donning relies? ” He laughed a bit. So did I. I stated, “You don’t sound like you’re from South the United States. ” “Eres muy bonita. Eres casi demasiado bonita. ” “Damn. You switched up on a sister. accessory and all. ” He laughed and took a deep breath. “Huele deliciosa. ”“That final note seemed like scrumptious. ” “Want me to translate? ” “No. I’m unsure i must recognize what you stated. ” “It used to be respectful. that you're . . . appealing. and also you scent great. ” I didn’t blush, yet that softened me. I requested, “What do you do? ” “I’m an actuary. ” “Actuary . . . that’s like a company psychic, correct? ” “Never thought of it like that. ” He laughed. “More approximately comparing danger and chance. spine of all enterprise. I’m self-employed. care for a number of Fortune 500 businesses. ” “Family? you will have kin the following in L. A.? ” “Six brothers nonetheless in Honduras. All married with loads of kids. 3 brothers in several elements of this nation. they're married too, plenty of children. My older brother has a daughter out right here. So i've got one niece right here in l. a.. She’s in movie college. No youngsters. You? ” “Only baby. ” open air, engines have been ultimately firing up. Marcel and her workforce have been difficult recognition. “Billie, if I requested you out . . . ? ” “We are out. ” “You comprehend what I suggest. ” “Raheem, don’t move there. ” “You intrigue me. yet I realize and admire your involvement with Keith. It’s doesn’t must be every time quickly. shall we social gathering, similar to this, speak, permit me let you know a couple of issues approximately me, all you might want to do is pay attention, you don’t need to inform me whatever approximately you, simply hear and spot how you—” “Raheem, I don’t need to know you. I’m no longer . ” He sponsored down. “Is that correct? ” “And cease investigating me. I don’t are looking to be identified via you. ” “Didn’t be aware of you came upon me so . . . offensive. ” “It’s no longer that. ” I shook my head. “You have undesirable timing. Very undesirable timing. ” “Only as undesirable as you will want it to be. ” I sat again and smiled at him, that smile being my concrete wall, barbed-wired around the best.