Thrilling Nerves: Free Me

Title: Free Me
Author: Jane Lark
Publish Date: September 29, 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Thriller

Synopsis: Lies, secrets and truth untold. How can the future be different?
When Amy escaped the prison cell she’d been trapped in for years she had no idea how hard it would be to live again. Six months after the guy who kept her hostage died she is still looking for a way to break free from the shadow of fear that keeps haunting her.
Guilt hurts, and it’s left Rich lost. He is drinking in a bar with his friends when he sees a girl who prods him out of the listlessness he’s been trapped by since he turned himself around from a bad guy to good man. She’s beautiful, but she’s hesitant and nervous. It’s attractive, though. She’s sweet. But he doesn’t know what her awkwardness and her fleeting smiles hide, and when she asks if he’s a good guy, he isn’t sure what to say. He didn’t used to be.
Fate plays some cruel games…


“I guess I oughta go?”
“You don’t have to go yet.”
“I have to work tomorrow, and your dad isn’t gonna appreciate me overstaying my welcome.”
“He’ll come around.”
“Yeah.” I shrugged, doubtful. “Maybe.”
She smiled. “I’ll get your jacket and your helmet.”
“Thanks.” I didn’t want to go back in there. I’d had my fill of her father.
She came out and handed both to me, then started walking with me down the steps toward the back gate. She opened it and then followed me out and down the drive to my bike. I gave her my helmet and slipped on my jacket, not knowing what to say suddenly. The words hovering in my head were—I love you—but they were bullshit. It was too early to call my feelings that, and ‘I’m in lust with you’ were not the words a girl wanted to hear.
“Bye then,” I acknowledged as she gave me my helmet. “I’ll see you over the weekend,” I said before slipping it on. I sounded like a douche now.
“Sure you’re okay?”
I smiled. I guess she saw it through the gap in my helmet. I had the visor up. “Yeah, just a little numb from your dad’s interrogation. I’ll call you tomorrow when the shock’s worn off.”
She laughed.  
Shit. I wanted her a lot—so much.
I slipped my helmet back off. “I like you.”
She smiled. “I like you too.”
I gripped her neck and pulled her mouth to mine, and kissed her hard, no tongues. I’d lay odds her dad was watching.
 She pulled away when I let her neck go and took a breath. She looked rattled. She looked as affected by me as I was by her.
I smiled and then slipped my helmet back on. “Call me every night when you’re in bed.”
She nodded.
I climbed on my bike. “And I’ll see you this weekend.”
“Amy,” I said before I pulled my visor down. “I really, really, LIKE, you.”
She laughed.
I pulled my visor down, kick-started the bike, revved it, nodded at her, then rode off.

About the Author

Jane is a writer of authentic, passionate and emotional Historical and New Adult romance and author of a No.1 bestselling Historical Novel,’The Illicit Love of a Courtesan, as well as a Kindle overall Top 25, bestselling author. She began her first historical novel at sixteen, but a life full of adversity derailed her as she lives with the restrictions of Ankylosing Spondylitis. When she finally completed a novel it was because she was determined not to reach forty still saying, I want to write. Now Jane is writing a Regency series as well as contemporary, new adult, stories and she is thrilled to be giving her characters life in others’ imaginations at last.
You might think that Jane was inspired to write by Jane Austen, especially as she lives near Bath in the United Kingdom, but you would be wrong. Jane’s favourite author is Anya Seton, and the book which drew her into the bliss of falling into historical imagination was ‘Katherine’ a story crafted from reality. Jane has drawn on this inspiration to discover other real-life love stories, reading memoirs and letters to capture elements of the past, and she uses these to create more realistic plots. ‘Basically I love history and I am sucker for a love story. I love the feeling of falling in love; it’s wonderful being able to do it time and time again in fiction.’ Jane is also a Chartered Member of the Institute of Personnel and Development in the United Kingdom, and uses this specialist understanding of people to bring her characters to life.