Series: The Stateless Series #3
Authors: Meli Raine
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 26, 2019
The future isn’t real.
The past isn’t real, either.
Only the present is, solid and full, flying at our faces, our bodies, our hearts and souls at breakneck speed as we work to take it all in.
As we work to protect others.
And, finally – ourselves.
We’ve started to break the bonds of Stateless, a system as rotten as the one it seeks to destroy. But systems are organisms with one brutal goal: to survive, whatever it takes.
Kina has to do the unfathomable to save a different system, one she created out of empathy and love for children we rescued from the only home they know.
She’ll use her mind, her body, her spirit — and her ultimate weapons: love, and —
Fateless is the final book in USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine’s newest trilogy.
The Stateless Trilogy also includes:
Apple Books: https://apple.co/2K0KeTr
Google Play: http://bit.ly/36LLOT1
Also available in audio narrated by Joe Arden & Andi Arndt
“I love you,” I say, watching as his fingers halt, two buttons undone, a sprinkling of chest hair showing from his open shirt.
Smoldering eyes meet mine.
“You were going to say it when I came back, but you never did. I told you I loved you. Love you.” Boldness makes me confront this head on, the timing bizarrely perfect. In Stateless culture, clarity mattered. Emotion wasn’t allowed, but being blunt and direct was prized.
Can we balance both?
“Do you need me to say it?”
“Only if you want to.”
“That’s not an answer to my question.”
“No. I don’t need you to. I want you to love me, though. That much I know.”
“Do you doubt it? That I love you?”
“Traitor?” Foster says the word with laughter.
“That’s what someone who gives information to the enemy is called, right? You don’t have a different word for it in mass society, do you?”
A head shake is all she gets from him until he frowns deeply, standing quickly as someone emerges from the trees behind me.
“Lindsay?” he says disbelievingly. I turn to see his wife, the president’s daughter, standing in the shadows, flanked by two guys in black.
“Hi.” Her hand moves in a curt wave, mouth smiling without showing teeth. She looks like she’s ready for a fight, eyes on her husband, who approaches her with quick steps and what appears to be a flashpoint temper.
“What the hell are you doing here?” he hisses as he pulls her away from us, the security guys moving away to give them privacy, but scanning the area closely.
“Emma’s with Jane,” she says, heading him off before the obvious interrogation. “But I realized something.” She looks at Kina openly.
“What?” he snaps.
“Her. She’s the key to it all.” One finger aims straight at Kina, who turns.
“Yes. You. I have an idea for how you can bring it all down.”
In what world does a one-year-old get gut shot?
During all our training, we were taught that mass society is a brutal, violent place where children are abused, treated like cannon fodder, shot and killed in gang warfare, and neglected by parents more concerned about drugs, drink, and fun than stability, order, or decency.
And yet here we are, my arms and one leg twisted into Kina’s body, holding her in place so she doesn’t follow the injured.
Among them a baby.
“Why?” Kina groans, dropping to her knees, dead weight in my arms, my hold on her reflexive. She doesn’t know how badly she’s needed here. Thomas’s gunshot wound is grave. I understand why she wants to go.
But there is so much more where we’re going.
ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE STATELESS SERIES
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Google Play: http://bit.ly/31XTRJz
Apple Books: https://apple.co/35s0Oor
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2LVYVZ8
Meli Raine writes romantic suspense with hot bikers, intense undercover DEA agents, bad boys turned good, and Special Ops heroes — and the women who love them. Meli rode her first motorcycle when she was five years old, but she played in the ocean long before that. She lives in New England with her family.