An Unedited Snippet of The Billionaire’s Alibi: The Betrayal (The Billionaire’s Alibi #5)
We’re still in the middle of drafting/editing The Billionaire’s Alibi #5, as Ravens on the email list know (sign up in the yellow box at the top of any page), but I thought I’d share with you a snippet that… I don’t think will come as a surprise?
You already know that Will and Alexa’s relationship is complicated for a number of reasons. One of the more subtle ones has always been the baggage that they both bring to the relationship, in the sense that neither ever really got closure on their last relationships.
(Spoiler alerts, obviously.)
At the end of book 4, Will confronts his mother, absolutely determined to give his relationship with Alexa a real chance. Here’s a sample of what’s to come in book #5, taken from the first chapter:
“You were with him for five years,” he said quietly, “and you never told him the secret.”
“He never knew I had a secret,” she admitted. “Just like you shouldn’t know—the only reason you do is that your psychotic mother dangled it in front of you—”
“Alexa, five years—he definitely knew you had a secret.”
“Not officially,” she mumbled, hanging her head.
“Is that why he broke up with you?”
She waited a little longer before she answered. “Not officially.”
“So…” Will’s fists balled at his sides. “You kept him at arm’s length, just like you’re doing to me, and he broke up with you,” he summarized. “Even though he’s still in love with you.” It pained him to ask the next question. “Are you still in love with him?”
She looked up, locking eyes with him for just a second. He looked away, not needing to hear her answer—not wanting to. He already knew she was.
This whole time she was holding back… she was never truly his, not for one second of it. He gulped down air, trying to restore his breath, but her non-response had knocked his breath away.
“Will,” she said. “I love you.”
“No,” he said, shaking his head. “You love me also.”
So what do you think? Does Alexa still love Chase, or does she just need time to get over him? Leave your thoughts in the comments!