Title: Love Don’t Wait (The Agency Book 2)
Author: C.C. Bolick
Genre: YA Paranormal/Superhero
For Angel Lockhart, forever is really forever...
After learning the truth about her parents, Angel fears being locked away in an underground room of the agency. She's been selfish in her relationship with Skip, but now only her powers can keep him alive. The agency wants to use these powers to save innocent lives. Angel can't help but wish for her old life back.
When she visits an old friend, her view of the agency begins to change. Maybe becoming an agent is the best plan if her powers can take down the agency's deadliest threats.
Life is tough at seventeen, but working for a secret government agency? Angel might even learn what love really means... if she doesn't run out of time.
Below me, Skip watched with hurt in his eyes. I backed away and ran around the table.
“Angel,” Samuel yelled. “Your eyes are purple.”
At the door, I dodged our waiter and the tray he balanced with our drink refills. “Where’s the bathroom?” I asked.
When his eyes met mine, the tray fell from his hands. “Down the… stairs… to your… right.”
Footsteps pounded on the stairs behind me and I imagined Skip’s huge body in pursuit. As soon as my feet landed on the first floor, I glanced past the bathroom door and continued to the front exit. Keeping my eyes on the floor, I turned sideways to navigate a tight group of people between me and the door.
A girl, barely old enough to walk, noticed my face and pointed. “Mommy!” The woman holding her hand noticed me and let out a squeal. Shoving through the crowd, I reached the main door, relieved that I never took off the coat.
A man in a white suit opened the door for me. “You won’t last out there for long.” His eyes met mine and he grinned. “That’s amazing. Where did you get those contacts?”
Before he could say another word, I stepped out onto the sidewalk and ran toward the parking deck. What was I doing? I’d been under surveillance so long I didn’t know what to do. Halfway to the parking deck I crossed the street and ran behind two stores with dark windows. Metal stairs rose to a door on the second floor and I stood in the shadow beneath them where the lights from the street couldn’t reach me. The air burned in my lungs as I inhaled the bitter cold and leaned back against a brick wall.
My heart pounded in my chest. Where was I going? I couldn’t leave Skip and yet, just a few minutes alone to catch my breath seemed worth freaking everyone out. Maybe they wouldn’t make me eat any more of the food. Pulling the jacket tight around my chest, I fought the tears that threatened to form trails of ice down my cheeks. Samuel’s face… he’d looked shocked along with Joel and Carmen. Skip had looked devastated. I’d have to apologize, make it up to them somehow.
“Angel,” said a voice from the street.
Beyond the stairs, Tyler stood holding a gun. Not just any gun, a huge gun filled with what looked like tranquilizer darts. “Please don’t,” I whispered.
“You can’t run away from us like that,” he said with a trembling voice. Gone was his usual hard-ass agent persona. “You freaked those people out. We’ll have to call a containment crew.”
“I just need a minute,” I begged. “Please.”
“I’m sorry.” Tyler moved closer with the gun gripped tight in both hands. “Right now, my job is to protect the people of this city.”
“I’m not a threat,” I said.
Skip jumped between us. “I think we all need to calm down.”
With one hand, Tyler shoved Skip to the side. With the other, he fired the gun and three needles pierced my chest, above my collar where the jacket opened. A tingling sensation like a bee sting started from the tips of the darts. Warmth spread through my abdomen until I couldn’t feel my arms or legs. I tried to move but fell to my knees and then forward over the icy pavement.
Skip’s strong arms caught me before my face hit the ground. “Tyler,” he yelled. “What have you done?”
In the dim light, I couldn’t make out Skip’s expression. Pain rattled his voice, but I couldn’t feel his hands on me. “What kind of—” I started.
“The strongest we have,” Tyler said as Skip lifted me in his arms.
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C.C. Bolick grew up in south Alabama, where she’s happy to still reside. She’s an engineer by day and a writer by night—too bad she could never do one without the other.
Camping, fishing… she loves the outdoors and the warm Alabama weather. For years she thought up stories to write and finally started putting them on paper back in 2006. If you hear her talking with no one to answer, don’t think she’s crazy. Since talking through her stories works best, a library is her worst place to write… even though it’s her favorite!
C.C. loves to mix sci-fi and paranormal—throw in a little romance and adventure and you’ve got her kind of story. She’s written a dozen books including the Leftover Girl series, The Agency series, and The Fear Chronicles.
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