Excerpt: Exposed by L.L. Collins

What do you do when all your secrets-- and your heart-- are exposed? 

Natalie Anderson has spent her life being strong for everyone else, always putting herself last. But that has come with a price because the stress and secrets are affecting every part of her life. Looking and acting the part is one thing, but feeling it is another. She knows she’s at a crossroads and she needs to make a change, starting with loosening up and living a little. 

Kai Pierson is done being a grunt. He’s finally worked his way up the ladder and he now finds himself a rep at the hottest label, representing the hottest band in all of rock music. He’s living the life…alone, but he’s okay with that. It’s the way it needs to be. 

Though they’ve never met in person, they become friends and spend hours talking about life. When the chance to meet arrives, neither of them are ready for how they feel when they see each other for the first time. 

But when Natalie’s secrets are exposed, will she be able to put it all behind her and find her own happiness, or will the lies destroy her once and for all?


He had dark hair, almost black, that he wore longer on top and short at the sides and gelled neatly into a professional wave. I wondered if casually he wore it unstyled and unkempt. My thoughts wandered to what it would feel like to run my fingers through it. Dark, shapely eyebrows and eyelashes framed the most gorgeous eyes I’d ever seen. They were the neatest color—almost gold they were so light. He had more than a five o’clock shadow, but not a full beard. The way his facial hair surrounded his full lips, I found myself short of breath. He wasn’t smiling, but kind of smirking, like he knew just what this picture was going to do to me. Or to every woman in a million-mile radius.

He wore a gray suit that looked like it was made for him. He filled out his three-piece suit perfectly. The dark black tie he wore highlighted the features of his face. My eyes scanned every part of him I could see, including his large hand that gripped the jacket he wore. He stood in front of an ornate building, and it made him look powerful and sexy.

Like he belonged on the cover of some men’s magazine, not in a text message from my friend.

Mac clapped her hands. “Ohmigod, Nat. I mean. Oh. My. God. This is the man you’ve been talking to for months. Months. He’s…wow.” She leaned over and looked at the screen again. “I have no words.”

This was Kai Pierson. My friend. The rep for Jaded Regret. The guy I would spend a few days with alone in his apartment in New York. I minimized the picture, and that’s when I saw the text underneath it.

My mouth was so dry I could barely swallow.

It wasn’t just his looks.

It was everything. The whole package. Kind, thoughtful, hot. The hottest man I might have ever laid eyes on, and we had some fine-looking specimens around daily. This man had become one of my closest friends in a very short amount of time. That hardly ever happened with me and someone of the opposite sex.

And yes, he looked like he was a gift dropped from heaven with a giant bow around him, just for me. Dark, sensual, and panty scorching. My libido stirred from her hibernation spot, interested in what could be.

About the Author

L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys, reading, and writing. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus a new standalone, Back to the Drawing Board. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!

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