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Title: In the Shadows
Author: Hailey Turner
Series: Metahuman Files #3
Cover Design: Kasmit Covers
Length: 104,500 Words
Genre(s): M/M Romance, Sci-Fi Military
Release Date: August 23, 2017
Take a chance.
Staff Sergeant Alexei Dvorkin doesn’t trust easily, and he most certainly doesn’t trust spies. He’ll work with them if ordered to, but that doesn’t mean he has to like it. Except Agent Sean Delaney is proving to be the exception to the rule. There’s something about Sean that gets under Alexei’s skin and won’t let go. Alexei would be lying if he said he wasn’t interested in what lay beneath the agent’s mask. When they’re assigned together for a mission, Alexei vows to keep Sean safe all while trying to coax the hot agent into his bed.
Hold onto hope.
Agent Sean Delaney has spent his entire adult life living a lie for his country. When the MDF tasks him with finding evidence of criminal wrong-doing against the owner of a private military company, Sean knows exactly how to play the game to get what he wants. He just doesn’t know how to handle Alexei’s advances, nor his own attraction to the younger soldier. Being a spy is lonely work, and Sean knows he should keep his distance, but saying no to Alexei is impossible from the moment they first kiss.
In a world of lies, the truth can be deadly.
When the mission takes a turn for the worse, the only thing left to do is run. In the wake of betrayal, and in the path of danger, can their fragile trust survive the battle?
Excerpt from In the Shadows by Hailey Turner
Alexei peered around curiously, taking everything in for only the second time. Sean watched as his gaze returned to the band posters time and time again. “Is family, da?”
Sean nodded after a moment. “My brothers. They play drums, bass, and sing in the band. Their best friend is the guitarist.”
Alexei slanted him a look. “You left.”
Sean opened his mouth, then closed it. That wasn’t what he expected to hear. “Yeah. A long time ago. You look that up in my records, or what?”
Alexei looked slightly guilty, though Sean couldn’t imagine why. Field teams were always granted access to the records of new team members. Alpha Team would’ve accessed his back in January.
“Knew before, when I see posters first time,” Alexei admitted. “Little sisters big fans.”
“Really?” Sean said with a faintly disbelieving look.
“Brothers not know about you? Like parents?”
Sean turned away, hiding how much that question bothered him. “No. They don’t need to know.”
Alexei muttered something under his breath that Sean couldn’t make out before heading for the kitchen. “Will make something for you.”
“I can feed myself,” Sean called over his shoulder as he headed into the bedroom.
Sean ignored Alexei by letting the bedroom door slide shut behind him. He got out of his clothes with far more ease than he’d been able to earlier. His body didn’t hurt anymore, but a tiredness bordering on exhaustion was creeping through him, begging to be acknowledged. He dragged on a pair of sleeping pants and an old band T-shirt before wandering barefoot back into the living room.
Alexei had managed to make a sandwich with whatever was leftover in Sean’s fridge. More cheese and meat than anything else, because his metabolism needed protein and fat right now.
Sean took the plate with a little nod. “Thanks.”
Alexei lifted his hand to Sean’s face, and this time, Sean didn’t jerk away from his gentle fingers. Alexei’s thumb glided over the healed bones in his right cheek, resting for a few seconds against his temple, before pulling away.
“Teach you to duck,” Alexei finally said.
Sean couldn’t help but roll his eyes and take a step back to hide the shiver that slipped down his spine from Alexei’s touch. “Not this again.”
Alexei tapped the side of the plate before stepping around him. “Eat. I come get you in morning.”
“I can drive,” Sean protested as Alexei headed for the door.
“Tell Gracie if you do.”
That was pretty underhanded and Sean couldn’t even be mad. “Fine.”
Alexei smirked at him and waved goodbye, obviously pleased with his win.
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~About the Author~
Hailey Turner is big city girl who spoils her cats rotten and has a demanding day job that she loves, but not as much as she loves writing. Hailey loves stories with lots of action, gritty relationships, and an eventual HEA that satisfies the heart.