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Betrayed

Betrayed

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Betrayed

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223 pages
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Released:
Aug 27, 2017
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9781502921635
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Sixteen years ago, William Majors Sr. made his young son, Billy, a promise that he would always take care of him after his mother died. He vowed to raise his son into a man he would someday be proud of. William also vowed not to take another wife until Billy was all grown up, so he opted to live as a single man.

 

That all changed the day Jennifer Payne walked into his life. Her seductive body and stunning beauty instantaneously captures William . . . and Billy. When Billy secretly deceives William – seemingly overnight – Jennifer finds herself trapped in a dangerous love trio with both Father and son. When she chooses one over the other, a deadly line of betrayal will be crossed that will shake The Majors' forever . . .

Released:
Aug 27, 2017
ISBN:
9781502921635
Format:
Book

About the author

Nick Haskins was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. His first book On The Edge Of Heat was released May 2011. He also released Urban Erotic Tale Jamal May 2012. Nick is currently studying to obtain his Bachelor's degree in Communications, with hopes of starting his own literary agency. Readers can visit Nick’s websites, ontheedgeofheat.com, or MHW.com, and e-mail him at nicholasahaskins@aol.com


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NICK

HASKINS

BETRAYED

Betrayed Copyright © 2017 by Nick Haskins

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"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; My cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me All the days of my life; And I will dwellin the house of the Lord Forever."

-Psalm 23

Thank You Father God for another book I can call my own. Thank You for giving me the strength and courage to continue as a writer.

Acknowledgments

I would like to thank Kathy Newsom for being there for me from the start. I appreciate all you have done for my books and me. I love you!

I would also like to thank my little sister, Myranda Haskins, for jumping on board with this book and providing all the wonderful insight and help. I am so grateful, Hun.

Finally, I would like to thank everyone who has ever read my work. Being able to share my gift is a reward over and beyond measures, made possible through my readership. THANK YOU!

Love you, Mommy!

Dedication

This book is dedicated to my big brother Author Donnell Ray and my beautiful sister, Gia Haskins. I am truly grateful from the bottom of my heart for the unselfish act you two did for me. You generously provided a blessing to me when I needed it the most, and for that, I love and thank you both!

BETRAYED

Prologue

William, I called you back into my office because your PSA score came back a bit high. I don’t want to alarm you, but I don’t want to let this go either. We need to run more tests.

The doctor standing in front of William continued speaking, although his words went unheard. William didn’t need to listen any further; he already knew the results in the file carried in by Dr. Thomas was terrible news. He was right. His prostate-specific antigen – or PSA as the doctor called it – alerted the physician that there was a potential problem with his patient’s prostate.

So, what does this mean, Doctor? asked William.

I’m going to order more tests from here. Once I get the results from your blood work, I want to do a screening for prostate cancer along with a digital rectal examination.

Once again, words drifted around the room without being captured by the intended recipient.

William Lee Majors Sr. is a business owner in Anchorage Alaska, a widower of twelve years, and a loving, protective father. After his wife, Jean, died from a brain aneurysm back in two-thousand-one, William and his son, Billy, have been on their own. Jean took her last breath when her son was only five-years-old, leaving him and her husband behind to mourn her death. William made Jean a promise that he would take care of their boy – a promise he’s made good on. He also vowed he wouldn’t take-up with any other woman until after Billy was a grown man and could take care of himself. He didn’t want to start a new life with a new wife attempting to raise his child, so he opted to live as a single man.

William owns and operates Anchorage Lumber Company, a thriving commercial lumberyard in the heart of Alaska. He’s put everything into his business with a profitable return; however, in the past year, William’s company hit rock-bottom with him working around the clock to turn things around for his son’s sake if nothing else. He’s always wanted to be certain Billy would be well taken care of even after he’s gone – a vision he’ll work to make a reality.

William, I would like to get testing done as soon as possible. Are you free this afternoon?

I can’t do this today. I, uh, have a lot of work to finish. We’ll have to do it another day. He stalled; he was in no rush to hear those words: William, you have cancer.

William, as I said I—

As you said, Doc, you don’t want to wait too long. William was smug when he finished the doctor’s sentence. I got it, but I’ll have to reschedule...

Four years later, William is a prostate cancer survivor. After his biopsy read positive, his doctor immediately started treatment.

Surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, vaccine treatments, and lots of prayers were all ordered to ensure William’s recovery. With his son right by his side, William Majors made it through what he now considers the toughest time of his life.

With William’s body in remission and his son turning twenty-one in less than a month, his needs for a female companion were increasing by the day. He’s looking for more than just a friend or a dinner date though – he wants a wife, someone he can share his life with. William is ready to open the quaint cottage he built from the ground up to more than some random bedfellow; he’s ready for love, real love.

William is an attractive, brown-skinned debonair gentleman, standing an even 6-feet-tall. His salt and pepper coils were trimmed to fit the shape of his smooth face, without a hair ever being out of place. He weighs a solid one hundred ninety-eight pounds – in good shape for a man of his years. His soft, dark, bedroom eyes and full lips made women find him alluring, especially the women around the Anchorage area, but William keeps them and their advances at bay. He made sure their lonesomeness – and lukewarm casserole dishes – never made it passed the front door. He dismissed them over seasoned, home-cooked meals, and dry pastries, with nothing more than a pleasant, thank you for the meal he nor Billy had any intentions of eating.

Over the years, a variety of women have tried and failed with William, no matter their efforts. He just wasn’t ready . . . until now. The only problem is, he doesn’t know where to start. He surely doesn’t fancy any of the desperate, flabby, tired selection of women that was constantly trying to feed him and his son. He’s a fifty-one-year-old father, so clubbing is completely out of the question. He’s never attended a church service, so meeting a good ole’ church girl wasn’t going to happen either. He doesn’t trust anyone off of the Internet, so his future wife, in his words, would have to come and find him, which is exactly what happened the day Jennifer Payne walked into his lumber company.

Jennifer was doing a small remodeling job to her condo and needed to pick out just the right materials for the project. Her contractor gave her a card for Anchorage Lumber and told her she should go check out some of the marble samples the lumberyard offered. When she decided to take the contractors advice, Jennifer’s tall, thin frame swayed into Anchorage Lumber and the rest, as they say, is history – history William Majors Sr. would someday wish he could rewrite . . .

Chapter One

Aww man Dad, I love it! Thank you so much.

Well, you only turn twenty-one once, son, so I thought I would do something extra special for you.

Billy took his eyes off his brand-new Honda motorcycle long enough to hug his father. Dad, this is exactly what I wanted. Billy looked back at the bike. But it’s so expensive. Are you sure we can afford a bike like this?

William put his hand on his son’s shoulder. "Billy, this is my gift to you. Don’t you worry about how much it costs or if I can afford it. It’s yours. All I ask is that you be careful, so you don’t get yourself hurt."

Billy gave William another hug. Dad, thanks again.

William Lee Majors Jr., or Billy as everyone calls him, is finally a man. He was raised without his mother, but his father provided for him in the best way. Even after Anchorage Lumber Company threatened to close its doors more than once, Billy still never wanted for anything. William made sure his son had the best world he could give him regardless of the circumstances.

Billy now attends Alaska Pacific University, a small liberal arts college not far from home. He’s always dreamt of going to a bigger school in a bigger city like Los Angeles or New York but didn’t want to leave his father. Billy knew his dad would always take care of him, but he wanted to make sure he could take care of himself. He plans to finish school so he could be more of an asset to his father’s company than a burden. He isn’t a rich kid, nor does he pretend to be one. He knows the value of hard work, and it shows.

At Alaska Pacific, Billy is majoring in Business Management with a passing grade with damn near every girl that crosses his path. Like his dad, females flocked to his feet. His long 6-foot-3, brawny statute is adorned with deep dimples in both his cheeks, nice lips, caramel skin, brown eyes, and natural curly black locks he keeps cut nice and neat. His tight body and smooth, sexy face kept the chicks in the area panties wet.

So, which young lady are you bringing to your big birthday bash? asked William.

Billy’s cheeks turned red. Dad . . .

Don’t be embarrassed, son. These girls around here are nuts over you. That’s why that phone of yours is buzzing all day, every day. I know wassup. William grinned as if he was a proud Papa when he said, You’re just like your old man, son.

Billy started to read a text message as he and William chatted.

You should come over again tonight Billy. I have

something sweet I want you to taste 3:17 PM

Dad, I’m not sure who I’m bringing to the party yet. Billy put his phone away, knowing exactly where he was headed after he showered. I was thinking of asking Ashley or Teyana, but I’m also thinking about asking Shay, Miranda, or Raina. I’m not sure, though.

None of the names Billy just mentioned belonged to the horny female from the nasty little text message.

Billy had so many girls on his dick he was starting to lose count. Women couldn’t resist him – a trait that will prove to be dangerous for more reasons than one.

William chuckled. Well, at least you have it narrowed down.

Dad, you know, you don’t have to go all out for this party. Instead of that expensive club, we could have something right here at the house. I know how tight money is. Besides, you’ve already done enough.

William’s face turned serious. Billy, you’re my son. I want to make sure you have any and everything your heart desires. You told me when you turned eighteen you wanted your twenty-first birthday party to be at Moose Run, so that’s where it’ll be.

Dad, you remembered that?

Of course, I remember son, and I’m going to make it happen for you. Billy, I know you’re a man now, but I’m still here for you. I always will be. I promised your mother I would take care of you.

Thanks, Dad. Not just for my party, or this bike, but also for the life you’ve given me. You’ve always taken good care of me even if it meant deep sacrifices for you.

Now, don’t you concern yourself with my struggles and sacrifices; I just want to make sure you’re happy.

I know Dad, and I appreciate you for that. Billy’s face lit up. We can hoop at the club, go swimming, get massages . . . I swear my party is going to be so turnt up. Billy hugged his dad again. You’re the best! Thank you for letting me get your club membership for my B-day.

Whatever I have belongs to you, son . . . William Majors would regret those words.

Chapter Two

William, that was some party you put together for Billy the other night. I haven’t seen so many young people under one roof since that boy graduated.

Yeah, well, I wanted to do something special for my son for his twenty-first birthday.

And you don’t think a fifteen-thousand-dollar bike was special enough?

Epatha, that’s enough . . .

No, Ronnie, he needs to hear this.

William is having brunch with his brother, Ronald, and his brother’s opinionated, bigmouth wife, Epatha. They are an attractive, middle-aged couple – a freakishly close resemblance to the Harrington’s from The Haves and the Have Nots.

Epatha, it’s none of our business.

It’s okay, Ron, let her speak her peace. Her thoughts aren’t going to change anything, but it’s always good to hear an opinion from someone who shouldn’t have an opinion on the way I spend my money on my son for his birthday.

Epatha put down her glass of clamato juice before taking a sip as if William caught her off guard with his sarcasm. Oh, William, please. Chile, save that kind of talk for Billy because you know it doesn’t faze me. Honey, I’m always going to have an opinion.

But, do you always have to speak your opinion is what I’m wondering, asked William.

I sure do. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Just like that Wendy Williams, honey, I say it like I mean it.

The couple tried for many years, but Epatha and Ronnie didn’t have any children of their own. They didn’t stop trying until Epatha had a hysterectomy last winter. Even after a specialist told them they had less than a ten-percent chance of carrying a baby to term because of Epatha’s hormonal disorder, they still didn’t give up. They dreamed of having a son of their own, but, when their dreams derailed, helping to raise Billy was a welcoming responsibility they both accepted.

Even with the enormous support from his brother and sister-in-law, William and Epatha didn’t always see eye-to-eye when it came to Billy. Epatha felt William spoiled his son. She also made it known that she didn’t think William should have given up his love life for Billy. She thought he could’ve still been a good father even after taking a new wife, but her views were ignored entirely since William never listened. He dedicated himself to Billy, and his sister-in-law couldn’t change that.

Epatha looked across the table at William. So, Will, Billy is twenty-one now. He’s all grown up, probably thinking about a family of his own.

Epatha, what are you getting at? William asked before putting a fork full of scrambled eggs into his mouth.

What I’m getting at is, you said when Billy turned twenty-one, you would start to look for a wife.

William laughed when he threw up his hands and shook his palms toward the ceiling. Whoa, where is this coming from all of a sudden?

Will, you know it’s time. Hell, we all know it’s time. I want to see you happy.

Who says I’m not happy?

Ronnie jumped to his brother’s defense. "Epatha, let’s not do this today, okay?

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