Out of the Ashes (The Game #5) Read Online Cara Dee

Categories Genre: Contemporary, M-M Romance, Romance Tags Authors: Series: The Game Series by Cara Dee

Total pages in book: 107
Estimated words: 102578 (not accurate)
Estimated Reading Time in minutes: 513(@200wpm)___ 410(@250wpm)___ 342(@300wpm)

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Out of the Ashes (The Game #5)

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Cara Dee

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We screwed up, Master.
It wasn’t until I stood there alone in the ashes, raw, naked, enraged, and in more pain than I could handle that I realized we’d been wrong from the beginning. I saw our history in the rubble—all our memories, the pictures filled with devotion and laughter, my wholehearted submission to him. And we had to rewrite the ending. We had to. Kingsley and I couldn’t be over. I missed him so much that it hurt to breathe. But we had burned out.
We will burn again, baby.
Our biggest mistake had been to put an expiration date on a love destined for eternity. We’d been blinded by our kinks not lining up perfectly. We’d let fears and insecurities rule in silence, and it was time to confront them head on. We were going to expose ourselves, push every limit, and reignite. Because Tate and I belonged in the fire. We played hard and loved even harder. I wouldn’t allow the unknown to terrify us, to restrict us, even if our new path was…unconventional. Even if we brought in someone else to light the match for us.
We’ll burn together.
The Game Series is a BDSM series where romance meets the reality of kink. Sometimes we fall for someone we don’t match with, sometimes vanilla business gets in the way of kinky pleasure, and sometimes we have to compromise and push ourselves to overcome trauma and insecurities. No matter what, one thing is certain. This is not a perfect world—and maybe that’s why the happily ever after feels so good.
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The Game Series Series by Cara Dee

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Kingsley Madden

What do you see in him, Tate? What makes him so special?

I pulled the truck into the spot about ten feet behind the bench where he sat with his daughter. Every day, same time, right after school, he took his daughter to a duck pond, where they chatted in their own way.

I didn’t know what was…different…with the daughter, but they used sign language sometimes, verbal speech other times, and plenty of touch—forehead to forehead, palms to palms, and even flash cards.

Does she remind you of your sister?

I rested my forearms on the wheel and released a breath.

The chest pain had to fucking go. I couldn’t take a deep breath without it feeling like someone was stabbing me right in the ticker.

I supposed the man was good-looking. The man… I knew his name. Franklin. Franklin Townsend and his daughter Lily.

For some reason, you could tell me all about your student Lily but nothing whatsoever about her handsome father. Because you felt guilty about what you were doing behind my back?

I clenched my jaw and leaned back.

I sipped from my lukewarm coffee, then pulled out my smokes.

How many times had I come home from work to be greeted with a kiss and a ramble about what Lily had done in school today?

“She can pronounce ‘r’ now, Master!”

“This week, she’s been mimicking the sounds from my guitar.”

“Now she’s working on tapping her feet to the beat—it’s part of her motor skills training.”

“Oh, Lily turned seven yesterday, and I missed it.”

I took another swig of my coffee and wasn’t sure if the bitterness came from that or from within. Lily this, Lily that. Every conversation about Lily was a reminder of how Tate and I weren’t going to last in the long run. And we hadn’t, had we? He needed more than I could offer. I didn’t have a submissive fiber in me; I couldn’t connect with him when he switched on his dominance.

Motherfucking switches.

I exhaled some smoke out the window and watched Franklin guide Lily down to the pond. She clutched a plastic bag with bread crumbs and crusts tightly in her hand.

I saw the draw in Lily. Tate had always wanted a kid of his own. He loved working with children, especially those who needed extra assistance. He’d introduced me to his baby sister before I’d met his parents. She was his biggest inspiration, the one who’d determined his career path.

Franklin was more of a mystery. Tate hadn’t mentioned him to me by name; he was always “Lily’s poor father.” Well, until I caught the preview of a text and I went through his phone and found their messages. Then I learned a whole lot about the man.

I didn’t know what hurt more, the fact that Tate had cheated on me or that he kept denying it. He was so good at lying that I’d doubted myself more than once. He had a way about him. He could unleash hell, all fury and desperation, to make me believe him.

Too many memories fucked with my head. Six years’ worth of moments. The good and the bad. His flirty little grin when we first met in that bar. His face pale with despair and eyes brimming with tears as he begged me to trust him—that he would never do me dirty. The utter devotion and surrender flitting across his face as I fucked him raw. Or the rage bleeding on his cheeks when he’d reached his limit on what accusations I could throw at him.

Nausea churned in my stomach, and I decided I’d tortured myself enough for one day. I threw my smoke out the window and drove home, hoping Tate was done. He’d asked for two hours after work every day for one week, today being the last day. He’d found a place to stay. He’d packed up his shit.

I didn’t care how he’d divided our things. I just needed every trace of him gone.

Jesus fuck, it hurt. I swallowed hard and rubbed at my chest.

I didn’t know how to move on. I didn’t know how to feel in my own home. We’d moved in to that loft apartment together. The first place I’d shared with someone else. My uncle owned the building and had turned the attic into an extra apartment. Slanted ceilings all over. Polished concrete floors that Tate and I had covered with mismatched rugs we’d found on sale. Had he taken any? Would I come home to find empty spots on the floor?

Maybe it would be for the best. Every goddamn rug came with a memory.

He’d been fresh out of school with a master’s degree, and I had just left the Navy. We hadn’t been able to afford to install a nice floor. And once we did…we just kept collecting rugs. It’d become a thing.

I parked in the underground garage and took the elevator up to the seventh floor, and I breathed a sigh of relief. No boxes out in the hall; the door wasn’t open. He must’ve left. Which meant this was my place now. Not his. But my relief was short-lived, because the door was unlocked.