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(Endgame Book 3)
(Endgame Book 3)
by Skye Warren
The Castle is the final book in the Endgame trilogy by Skye Warren. Also available: The Pawn (FREE) and The Knight.
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Safe in the ivory tower ...
Gabriel Miller swears he’ll keep me safe. Enemies lurk outside, waiting to strike. An army held back by these walls.
Except some animal instinct warns me the danger is much closer. It’s already here. Is Gabriel my protector or my enemy? Is this house a castle or a cage?
There’s nowhere for me to go, no one left for me to trust.
No escape from a past determined to capture its prize.
A sleek black limo idles in the center of the parking lot, the gleaming black stark against the backdrop of cracked concrete and cigarette-littered gravel. It’s not for me, I tell myself. It can’t be.
It’s probably one of Chastity’s customers.
At eight o’clock in the morning. In the cheapest motel in Tanglewood.
The driver steps out and nods to me in that deferent, discreet way that drivers have. My stomach sinks. He opens the back door and stands beside it, a silent invitation. A tacit command from the man inside.
My feet move me across the pavement, breath trapped. It’s that moment when you’ve slammed your finger in a door, before the pain has registered, when your mind is all too aware of what comes next.
The shadowed interior hides his face, but I know who it is before he speaks.
“Good morning,” comes the low voice of the man who made me come on his desk. The door shuts behind me, enclosing me in the warm darkness.
“What are you doing here?”
A shuffle of papers. The scratch of a pen. As the darkness solidifies, I see him reclined in the back of the limo, focused on a stack of papers in front of him. Working, like I’m a distraction. “I’m your ride.”
He doesn’t even look up. “Excuse me?”
“To Landon Moore’s office. That is where you’re going, I assume.”
My eyes narrow. “How do you know that?”
Finally he looks up, his golden gaze searing me. “Because you’ll do anything to get your house back. It’s the only place you feel safe, isn’t it? The only place you felt loved?”
My stomach clenches. “How did you know where to find me?”
“I don’t think you need me to answer that.”
Because he knows everything that happens in the city. He could have had me followed after I left his office yesterday, but odds are he knew where I was before. “Thanks, but no thanks. I’d rather walk on nails than ride with you.”
I pull the latch to discover that the door is locked. From the inside.
My gaze flies to him. “You’re kidnapping me?”
“Unfortunately,” he says with fake sympathy. “You’ll have to explain to the cops how I abducted you and transported you in comfort to your previously planned destination.”
The car glides forward, as if connected to his very will.
I glare at him, settling into the warm leather. Are these seats heated? Of course they are. I have to admit this is way more comfortable than the city bus, but everything has a cost. And when it comes to Gabriel Miller, the cost is always too high. “Why are you doing this?”
“Does it matter?” he asks, his voice faintly mocking. “As a gentleman your comfort is my highest priority. It’s enough to be of service to you.”
“You’re not a gentleman.”
“Probably right. In that case I’m coming with you to see sweet old Uncle Landon give you the horrible news, to see your face fall as he assures you there’s nothing you can do.”
My throat constricts. “Can’t you find someone else to torture?”
“No one nearly as pretty. Besides, my presence has some advantages.”
“My very own supply of fire and brimstone?”
“People are more inclined to tell the truth when I’m in the room. My reputation for dealing with liars and cheats is somewhat brutal.” He leans forward, his eyes reflecting sunlight. “All of it true, I’m afraid.”
I’m living proof of that, the fallout from my father’s decision to steal. “Be careful or I might think you’re actually being nice to me.”
A short laugh. “Not a chance. It will be my pleasure to see Landon Moore break. And even sweeter to watch you break, too. A show I can’t pass up.”
Praise for the Book
"Positively sinful, and outrageously sexy!" ~ Lisa Renee Jones, New York Times bestselling author
"Skye Warren is one of my go to authors and the Endgame series is the epitome of the many reasons why. The Castle is the conclusion of Gabriel and Avery's story and I literally ugly cried as I read the epilogue." ~ Diane
"When I started the third installment of this series I was HOPING it would be a good, decent read. Boy I was wrong! I was completely taken aback and loved it! I was thrown in for sooo many loops that I KNOW that I will need to re-read it! Thanks Skye! I'm amazed by you!" ~ CK
"I've followed Ms. Warren since her first book and quite honestly this is the best series she has ever written. Her words are her weapons and she uses them to puncture you deep inside where they stay with you and resonate. She truly has a gift and her words are a token of that ability. I dare you to read this book and find fault with it because in my opinion you will find none. This story has passion, lust, dark obsession, love and a mystery that will ultimately leave you gasping for more when all the pieces on the board fall and The Queen is left to stand among the fallen players. This series has been an amazing roller coaster ride and I'm frankly not ready to give up my seat! I absolutely can not wait for her next book! Bravo!" ~ RatulaR - Bookgasms Book Blog
"Is there a word stronger than love to describe your feelings about a book? If so, that is the word I need to show my feelings about The Castle by Skye Warren. Hypnotizing, all-consuming, raw - The Castle held me captive within its pages and refused to set my free until Warren had worked her magic on me. Now I am a contradiction of feelings - elated yet bereft, in love yet heartbroken. Warren has expertly crafted the perfect ending to this deliciously addicting series." ~ Hilary_The Read Report
About the Author
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance such as the Chicago Underground series. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today, Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, two sweet dogs, and one evil cat.
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