Songbird (Linger Anthology)
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The voice of an angel, a husband who loved her. She had it all…until a tragedy took it away.
A Linger story.
They called her their Songbird, but she was never theirs. Not in the way she wanted.
The Donovan brothers meant everything to Emily, but rejected by Greer and Taggert, she turned to Sean, the youngest. He married her for love, and she loved him, but she also loved his older brothers.
Her singing launched her to stardom. She had it all. The voice of an angel, a husband who loved her, and the adoration of millions. Until a tragedy took it all away.
Taggert and Greer grieve for their younger brother, but they’re also grieving the loss of Emmy, their songbird. They take her back to Montana, determined to help her heal and show her once and for all they want her. They’re also on a mission to help her find her voice again. Under the protective shield of their love, she begins to blossom… until an old threat resurfaces.
Now the Donovans face a fight for what they once threw away. Only by winning it—and her love—will their songbird fly again.
up. The two brothers sat in silence while Emily ate her soup. When she was finished, she leaned back against the pillows with a weary sigh. The tears that had stopped briefly while she ate slipped like silver strands over the hollows of her cheeks. The discomfort in Taggert’s chest grew until it was a physical ache. He looked to Greer for help, but his brother just quietly collected the tray and headed for the door. Anger tightened Taggert’s features, and he battled the urge to go after Greer
stares. “Uh, okay,” she agreed. More wouldn’t kill her, and who knew, maybe it would go down better than the toast. Buck puttered around the kitchen, efficiently preparing a breakfast large enough to serve the half dozen hands that lived on the ranch. Emily avoided the gazes of Greer and Taggert. She needed all the courage she could muster, and she wasn’t going to waste it on a few stolen glances. The hands filed inside just as the first rays of light filtered through the kitchen window. The
please, Taggert. He can’t hurt me anymore. Just leave it be. I wouldn’t have told you at all, but I wanted you to understand why I married Sean. I wasn’t trying to punish you and Greer. I loved Sean with all my heart, and I’ll never be able to forgive myself for all the sacrifices he made. I was the reason he died, Tagg. Not you.” The interior of the truck closed in on her. Hot and suffocating. She needed air. She needed to breathe. She needed to get away from the horror etched into Greer’s and
pushed forward again. “Holy hell,” she breathed. Greer cupped her cheek and turned her face so she could see him. “He’s going to do this for a while, sweet pea. Nice and easy. Until you get used to it. We don’t want to hurt you. All we want is to give you more pleasure than you’ve ever known.” Her lips trembled. Taggert slid in and out with more ease now. Her body opened to take him, and she found herself pushing back to meet his thrusts. She was on edge. Fiercely so. She was riding a razor’s
flush. Then she laughed and made a shushing sound at Macy. “You, my dear, have a big mouth.” “Ah so Mama has been spreading propaganda,” Greer said with a grin. “It’s never too early to teach them the way of things,” Emily said primly. Taggert chuckled and pulled Emily into his side. She let the guitar slide forward and propped the end against her leg. A breeze elicited a shiver from her, and she snuggled a little closer. He sighed, and it was the sound of a deeply contented man. Life was