Shelter (Heroes of Big Sky #2) Read Online Kristen Proby

Categories Genre: Contemporary, Insta-Love, Romance Tags Authors: Series: Heroes of Big Sky Series by Kristen Proby
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Total pages in book: 61
Estimated words: 60837 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 304(@200wpm)___ 243(@250wpm)___ 203(@300wpm)
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Shelter (Heroes of Big Sky #2)

Author/Writer of Book/Novel:

Kristen Proby

Language:
English
ISBN/ ASIN:
B0973G7FCS
Book Information:

A small town, close proximity romance from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kristen Proby.
Remi Carter has survived her fifteen minutes of fame and is putting LA in her rearview mirror. As a former reality show contestant, she’s trading staged expeditions and faked wilderness tours for real adventures. Only one fluke storm in Glacier National Park has her stranded with a handsome man, and adventure takes on a whole new meaning.
Seth King is as rugged and sexy as he is annoyed to be trapped with Remi. Probably because she ghosted him at the local bar not three days ago. But she’s got her reasons for ditching him, and twenty-four hours in an abandoned Montana cabin with the wildlife biologist isn’t nearly enough time to explain.
As tempting as he is by firelight, she’s been burned too many times.
Except one day together and suddenly her travel van doesn’t hold as much appeal. The open road feels lonely. Remi’s about to learn that shelter is more than a safe place to weather a storm.
Shelter might just be the man himself. If he can give her a reason to stay.
Books in Series:

Heroes of Big Sky Series by Kristen Proby

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Kristen Proby



Prologue

~Seth~

“If the kid wasn’t in the car, I’d give you the best blowjob of your life right now,” my mom says to her boyfriend and then scowls at me as I sit in the back seat. We’ve driven all the way from Texas to Montana in this horrible car with the smell of his cigarettes, and they don’t stop when I tell them I have to go to the bathroom.

“He’ll be gone soon,” he says and grabs her boob.

My stomach feels queasy. I don’t like it when she lets men touch her like that in front of me.

At least, it’s not as bad as what she lets them do to me. As long as they get to touch her, they leave me alone.

I hope she leaves me and never comes back.

The road to the ranch is bumpy, and I have to pee so bad, I’m afraid I’ll go in my pants. But I don’t say anything because we’re almost there, and then I won’t have to be with my mom anymore.

I hope. I hope that Gram and Gramps let me stay. What if they don’t?

My stomach is even queasier when I think about that, so I just push it away. They were always nice to me before. They let me help with the animals and gave me all the food I could eat. And, sometimes, Grandma even made pie for dessert.

“Thank God, we’re here.” Mom opens her car door. “Get out of the car, Seth.”

I climb out and eye my grandparents warily. They’re both standing on the porch. Uncle Josh is here, too, but he doesn’t look happy.

Will they send me away?

Mom tosses my bag onto the ground next to me. I don’t have much in there. She didn’t let me take very much because she said they didn’t have room in the car.

“What’s this about?” Uncle Josh asks.

“Seth’s your problem now,” Mom replies. Her voice is hard. It’s been that way for a long, long time.

I don’t look up at any of them. I just stare at the ground and make circles in the gravel with my shoes.

What if they don’t want me?

“Seth isn’t a problem,” Grandma says and rushes down the porch steps, pulling me against her. I instinctively stiffen.

No one ever touches me in a nice way. It’s usually just to push me aside or give me a whoopin’.

“He is for me,” Mom says. She and Uncle Josh talk about how she doesn’t want me anymore because she has Cole now, and she doesn’t like being a mom.

She’s not good at it, anyway.

But then she starts talking about my dad, and I want to yell at her to shut her mouth. To stop talking about him.

All he ever does is leave. He doesn’t even want to talk to me when he calls.

I hate him.

But I don’t say anything. I just stand with Grandma and hope with all my might that I get to stay here with the animals, where it’s safe. Where I can eat until my belly is full, and no one will put their hands on me if I don’t want them to.

I don’t even care when Mom starts screaming, throwing a fit in front of Uncle Josh and the others.

She does this all the time.

“Seth is always welcome here,” Uncle Josh says, and for the first time since I can remember, I take a deep breath.

They’re going to let me stay!

He walks over to my mom and stands over her. He’s big. Really tall. And I can tell by the way her eyes get wide that she’s scared of him.

Good. I want her to be scared. Like she made me feel for so long.

“But you are not. Seth will stay with us until Zack is back in the States in a few months. You are never to come back here.” He gets even closer to her. “If you ever show your face here again, I’ll have you arrested for trespassing, and I will ruin your pathetic life.”

Mom sputters, steps back, and then gets her mad face back on again.

“Why would I ever come back here? There’s nothing here I want.” She doesn’t even look at me before getting back into the car. They zoom away, headed for the highway.

“Oh, honey,” Grandma whispers and kisses my head.

I just shrug and pull away.

I don’t like being touched.

“Can I stay here, Uncle Josh?” I ask, just to make sure. Magic, my favorite horse, makes a noise, and I let my gaze flick her way.

“Of course, buddy. You always have a place here.”

I want to smile. I want to jump and dance with relief. But I’m just so tired. And sore. And hungry.

So, I only nod and look down at the ground until they tell me what to do.

“Come on, Seth,” my grandfather says. “Grandpa will show you to your room. You can have your dad’s old room.”


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