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Leather & Lark by Brynne Weaver


Leather & Lark

by Brynne Weaver

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Bloody, sexy, and exhilarating—this dark romance between a singer and a contract killer will have your heart racing.


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    Multiple viewpoints

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    Graphic violence

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    Second in series

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Contract killer Lachlan Kane wants a quiet life working in his leather studio and forgetting all about his traumatic past. But when he botches a job for his boss’s biggest client, Lachlan knows he’ll never claw his way out of the underworld. At least, not until songbird Lark Montague offers him a deal: use his skills to hunt down a killer and she’ll find a way to secure his freedom. The catch? He has to marry her first.

And they can’t stand each other.

Indie singer-songwriter Lark is the sunshine and glitter that burns through every cloud and clings to every crevice that Lachlan Kane tries to hide inside. The surly older brother of her best friend’s soulmate, Lachlan thinks she’s just a privileged princess, but Lark has plenty of secrets hiding in the shadows of her bright light. With her formidable family in a tailspin and her best friend’s happiness on the line, she’s willing to make a vow to the man she’s determined to hate, no matter how tempting the broody assassin might be.

As Lachlan and Lark navigate the dark world that binds them together, it becomes impossible to discern their fake marriage from a real one. But it’s not just familiar dangers that haunt them.

There’s another phantom lurking on their doorstep.

And this one has come for blood.

Content warning

This book contains scenes that depict graphic violence.

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Leather & Lark




“This is called the consequences of your actions, sweetie,” I say as I unravel the fuse to the fireworks strapped between Andrew’s thighs.

His cries reach a fever pitch only to die in the tape strapped across his mouth.

You wouldn’t look at me and think it, but it’s true . . .

I love the sound of his distress.

Andrew sobs and thrashes in his chair. I give him a bright grin and continue backing away through the meadow and toward the tree line, close enough that I can see the fear in his eyes, just far enough that I’ll be protected by thick trunks when I leave him alone in the clearing. His muffled pleas are desperate. His rapid breaths billow from his nose in plumes of fog that reach toward the starlit sky.

“Do you know why you’re there with fireworks strapped to your dick and I’m over here with a fuse?” I shout.

He shakes his head, then nods as though he can’t decide which answer will stop this torture. The truth is, it doesn’t matter what answer he lands on.

“If I ripped that tape off your mouth, you’d probably tell me you’re oh-so-very-sorry about fucking Savannah in our bed while I was away, wouldn’t you?”

He nods wildly, his predictable bullshit caught in the glue. I’m sorry, so fucking sorry, I’ll never do it again, I love you I swear . . . blah, blah, blah.

“I’m afraid that’s not really why we’re here.”

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Why I love it

This past winter I couldn’t believe I added a serial killer love story to my all-time favorite romance list. This summer I can’t believe I have to wait an entire year for the next one. But for now, I get to rave to you about Leather & Lark.

Lachlan and Lark have a few things in common. For one, they would do anything to protect their families. Also, they are both artists and killers, who are highly skilled at their craft… Oh, and they can’t stand each other. Thankfully they love their people more than they hate each other because in order to keep everyone alive, they must become husband and wife.

Brynne Weaver has, once again, written one of the wildest and spiciest romances of the year, and it is every bit as delicious, delightful, and deranged as Butcher & Blackbird! Pick Leather & Lark up and get ready to giggle, swoon, and blush behind your tightly clutched pearls. You’ll love every bloody second of it!

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