Straight from the Hip (Lone Star Sisters, Book 3)
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Izzy has always been the fearless Titan sister. But when an oil rig blows up, leaving her barely able to see, her sisters find themselves as concerned by her emotional withdrawal as by the possibility that the explosion was no accident. Are the mind games their long-lost brother Garth has been playing turning physical? Or is someone else out to get them?
When her sisters enroll her in a survivor training camp, Izzy is not happy. Nick, her instructor, is determined that she won't be left in the dark. In more ways than one. But if he tells her the terrible truth behind why he's helping her, he'll never see her again. Unless they're both willing to take the biggest risk of all.
not pretty.” He made a clucking sound. “You’ll heal, but don’t do that again. Do you need me to spell wrinkles? I don’t think so. Come on. I’m taking you to the barn.” “No, thanks.” “Now, Izzy. Don’t be difficult. It’s not unreasonable to do a little work. We all pitch in. It’s not like you can help me on the computer.” Had it been Nick, she would have told him exactly what she was thinking. But Aaron had been nothing but nice to her. “My sisters paid Nick to kidnap me. I don’t have to do
was after them, with a vengeance. Dana, a Titanville deputy, was doing all she could to protect her friends. “Garth has always come at you in ways you didn’t expect,” she said now. “From our perspective, his attacks seem random, but I don’t think they are. I think he has a master plan. I just want to throw his ass in jail. Very little else would make me happy. We need to—” Dana stopped talking. “What?” Lexi asked, but Izzy had already heard the footsteps approaching. “It’s Nick,” she said,
the barn.” “Oh. How horrible. I hope he’s okay.” “I don’t know and I don’t care. I just wanted you to know we’re all sorry.” “Thanks.” He stepped out of her way. She continued walking. “He was nice,” she said. “I wonder if he’s single. We could go out. Get married. Have a couple of kids.” Nick didn’t say anything. Izzy glanced back at him. “No comment?” “I hope you’ll be very happy together.” The wrong thing to say, she thought, annoyed all over again. They stopped in front of a tall
heard a familiar voice say, “Hello, Izzy.” CHAPTER NINE IZZY TOOK A STEP BACK, so she was in daylight. It seemed safer. “Dad.” Jed Titan stood up from the bench by the door. “How are you doing?” “Fine.” “Still blind?” She shook her head. “I suppose the real miracle of this is you asked how I was first. No. I haven’t had the surgery.” “What are you waiting for?” he demanded. “You’re no good to me as you are. You’re nothing but a liability. At least if you could see, you’d be worth
didn’t respond. “Everything is different now,” he continued. “Whatever you were before, whoever you were, it’s all gone. This is your reality. If you won’t have the surgery, then you’ll have to learn to be blind.” “Neither is your problem.” “It became mine the second your sisters called me. You’re here, Izzy, and you’re not going anywhere. You can get through easy or you can get through hard, but you will get through.” Annoyance turned to anger. Who the hell did he think he was? “Gee, coach,