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Waking Up in Vegas - Romy Sommer - extract

Waking Up in Vegas - Romy Sommer - extract

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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas?

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Published by: HarperCollinsPublishersUK on Jul 18, 2013
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Ltd77–85 Fulham Palace RoadHammersmith, London W6 8JBwww.harpercollins.co.uk First published in Great Britain by HarperImpulse 2013Copyright © Romy Sommer 2013Cover Photographs © shutterstock.comRomy Sommer asserts the moral rightto be identified as the author of this work.A catalogue record for this book isavailable from the British Library This novel is entirely a work of fiction.The names, characters and incidents portrayed in it arethe work of the author’s imagination. Any resemblance toactual persons, living or dead, events or localities isentirely coincidental.All rights reserved under Internationaland Pan-American Copyright Conventions.By payment of the required fees, you have been grantedthe non-exclusive, non-transferable right to accessand read the text of this e-book on screen.No part of this text may be reproduced, transmitted,downloaded, decompiled, reverse engineered, orstored in or introduced into any information storage andretrieval system, in any form or by any means,whether electronic or mechanical, now known orhereinafter invented, without the expresswritten permission of HarperCollins.Ebook Edition © May 2013ISBN: 9780007532018Version 1Digital eFirst: Automatically produced by Atomik ePublisher from Easypress.
 
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Chapter One
I wish I were dead 
. Phoenix moaned and pulled the pillow overher head to block out the blinding light and the clamour of rain.If only her head would just explode and get it over with.
At least the pillow seemed softer this morning. And itsmelled nicer than normal too. A fresh citrus scent thatquickened her blood.
Hang on a minute. Rain? In Vegas?She peeked out from under the pillow.
Oh my…
Not her room.This room was at least twice the size of her entire motel apart-ment, and way better furnished. Correction: this wasn’t just aroom; it was a palatial hotel suite. Through the double doors shespied a living room.She sank back on the pillows, which seemed to be dusted ingold glitter. Perhaps she’d already died and this was heaven. Thoughshe highly doubted heaven would want Phoenix Montgomery. Notthat she’d been a particularly bad girl, but she’d never made mucheffort to be particularly good either.And she’d certainly seen and done a few things a more conven-tional person might quail at. This being one of them.She covered her eyes. Blocking the sunlight streaming inthrough tall windows at least helped the ache in her head.Sunlight? Then that wasn’t rain…Instantly awake, she turned her head and identified the sourceof the sound of running water: not rain, but a shower running.She wasn’t alone.Terror clutching her heart, she lifted the crisply starched sheet.
Oh hell…
Beneath the sheet, she was stark naked, aside from yet more

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