The Royal, Book 3 Catch A Liar Series by Rae B. Lake

I have been sheltered and hidden away from the people from an early age, I was supposed to becoming a ruler but I had no idea how to fend for myself. I have to prove to myself and to my family that I am more than just royalty, more than just next in line for the throne. Besides, no one has to know who I really am. I can trick them all.

Available April 30, 2020

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“Why are you doing that? Why are you letting Candace force you to do things you don’t want to do?”

Bridget opened her mouth to say something but then closed it again as she understood what I’d said. “What makes you think I’m letting her force me to do anything?”

“Bridget, please, it’s obvious that you don’t want to be here, and that you are inexperienced with all of this. You don’t have to do anything you don’t want to do. I don’t understand why you are just going along with what Candace wants. Is she your mother or something?” I asked, letting my frustration get the better of me.

“Are you my father?” A small twinge of rebellion sparked in her gorgeous hazel eyes. “I know what I’m doing. I don’t understand why everyone always wants to protect me from things. Let me live my damn life. If I wanted to leave, I would have left on my own.”

My jaw dropped; now, she was saying that she wanted to be there. I couldn’t believe it. “Are you kidding me? I saw you from across the room; you looked like you wanted the floor to suck you up.”

“See, this is exactly what I mean. Everyone is always assuming they know what’s best for me. Candace is the only one who treats me like an adult. The only who lets me experience life, all of it instead of just the easy parts.”

I put my hands up in surrender, “Look, it seemed to me like you needed help. I was just trying to make sure you were good.”

“Next time, if I need help let me ask for it, until then just mind your own business.” She spoke clearly and loudly.

“Whatever, I don’t have time for this. Have a good night.” I turned and walked away, leaving her to have her fun with her friends.

I knew what I saw. I could tell Bridget wasn’t having a good time no matter what she was trying to convince both herself and me of, but she was right. I should have just minded my own business. I was the last one to try and convince anyone to be mature or responsible. Anyone who has ever known me could attest to that. I am what you would call a party animal. At least I was before I came to Mariager. I didn’t care about my schooling or my responsibilities or even my well being, for that matter. I was known for participating in extreme sports and death-defying stunts. Of course, everyone in my family told me that one day me being so carefree would come back and bite me in the ass, and they were right. My girlfriend of three years and the woman I was sure I was going to marry left me because she didn’t feel she had security. She thought I was still acting like a prepubescent child instead of the adult that I should be. That wasn’t what she wanted for her life. For the first time in my life, I felt like I was a waste. Like my life was nothing more than parties, booze, and money. It was a good life, but I understood how she could want more. I wanted more. It took me ten minutes to make my way back to my small hostel room. All the way there all I could think about was how upset Bridget was with me, I wanted to push it out of my mind, but I couldn’t. I was worried about the woman no matter how much of a big girl she tried to convince me she was.

About the Author!👑 Rae B. Lake

Rae is a daydreamer, nurse, bookworm, nature enthusiast, wife, momma, animal activist, and an optimist. She has lived her entire life in NYC and loves to travel with her family. She writes about flawed bad boy alphas who fall hard for their women, there is always angst, always drama and always steam in whatever she writes. When she is not working as a nurse in her community, she can either be found reading, writing or taking a walk while listening to music. She has been writing books in her mind for as long as she can remember but decided that maybe there were others out in the world that would find joy in the words she would put down on the page.

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