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Excerpt Reveal for His Hollow Heart by Rachel Leigh

by Rachel Leigh  
Release Date: November 4th    
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“I want you to play the piano for me,” I mutter into her mouth. I’ve waited twelve years for this. Twelve long years wishing I could watch the way her fingers dance across the keys. The way her mouth parts slightly as she concentrates, every now and then her tongue sweeping across her top lip to wet it. The lust behind her eyes as the passion of playing consumes her. She pulls back, peering up at me. “You want me to play the piano?” My fingers slide underneath the spaghetti strap of her dress. “Take this off and play me that piece you wrote when we were kids.” Her pupils dilate with her fixed gaze. “You want me to take my dress off and play the piano?” “Not just your dress. I want it all off—now.” I pull the strap down, exposing her shoulder to me, then the other, until they’re both hanging freely on her arm. Bella clears her throat and runs her hands down her dress. “You’re kidding, right?” She should know by now that I don’t joke, especially not when it comes to matters of her obedience. “No, I am most definitely not kidding.” She will do what I say, or the repercussions will be much worse than her ridding herself of her clothes and pouring her heart into a song that I demand to hear. Her trembling fingers attempt to adjust the strap of her dress, but I grab her hand and shake my head. “Now, Bella.” I press. “Cal,” she takes a calming breath, avoiding eye contact as her eyes stay affixed to the door, “I’m not taking my dress off. That’s absurd.” She takes a step forward as if she’s planning to make an escape, but I throw my arm out, grabbing her around the waist. “Then I’ll take it off for you.” 
Bella A pact made. Two orphans who vowed to never part.   I was selfish—for once, I had to be. The last time I saw Callum he was standing at the dormer window as I sat in the back seat of the car. His dark eyes foreign to me. The hatred that radiated from his glare shot through me with more force than a silver bullet. In a matter of minutes he had become a stranger. No longer my best friend. He was now a boy with a hollow heart who was headed down a dark path. A path I knew I’d never cross again. Or, so I thought.   Callum We had a deal—always stay together.   The day Bella left, I vowed I would find her. And when I did, she would feel what I felt as I watched her pull away into a new life, with a new family. Leaving me behind to endure a life that was wrapped inside the hands of a monster.   It’s been twelve years, but I’ve finally found her. Now it’s time for her to bask in the darkness she’s created inside of me.      
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Rachel Leigh is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and contemporary romance. You can expect twists and turns, bad boys, strong heroines, and an HEA. Rachel lives in leggings, overuses emojis, and survives on books and coffee. Writing is her passion. Her goal is to take readers on an adventure with her words, while showing them that even on the darkest days, love conquers all.  
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