Authors: Zoey Derrick
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Copyright © 2015 Zoey Derrick
All rights reserved.
The following is a work of fiction - all reference to persons, places or things is strictly coincidental. Some parts (though small)are based on fact or actual events that occurred for the author and are portrayed fictionally here.
The following work is protected copyright of Zoey Derrick and Zoey Derrick Publishing. Reproduction of this work is prohibited by law and may not be distributed without the express written connect of the author or publisher. Failure to obtain permission can and will result in legal action. So bottom line, don’t share this work!
Praise for Claiming Addison and the 69 Bottles Trilogy
“I could go on and on about this book, but I’ll leave you here… and the fact that buying a copy of this book should come with a complimentary change of panties…”
Shurrn - The Smutsonian
Holy smokes batman! Where is the fire extinguishers? This final book in this trilogy is scorching hot. Must have significant other around when reading this book!" - Beta Reader on 69 Bottles Trilogy
“Simply AMAZING! Definitely a MUST READ for 2015!”
Stephanie - Stephanie’s Book Report
Praise for Craving Talon
“Absolute smutty perfection!”
Shurrn - The Smutsonian
Fluidly and beautifully written…”
The creativity, the passion, the storyline is all first rate and keeps this from being just your garden variety erotica with an extra man thrown into the mix.”
- Amazing Author Alicia Kline
Early Praise for Redeeming Kyle
Redeeming Kyle will hypnotize you and make you its bitch! “
1/2 - Shayna @ Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads
Z-Team: Thank you to my beautiful Street Team. You ladies are the best and I love you for everything you do.
Rachel - My BFF, my Numero Uno Beta Reader. Thank you for always being ready, able and willing to read my raw craziness and for loving every word! P.S. Tell your husband he’s welcome!
DawnMarie - You are my queen pimp! Thank you for telling everyone about the Trio, for listening to me whine and for helping me tell the world about 69 Bottles.
Mandy and Lorraine: Ladies, without you, this book wouldn’t be in everyone’s hands. You’re amazing at everything you do. Stay Raw!!
To my beautiful Beta Readers: Lisa, Danielle, Vickie, Kali, Liliuokalani and Amy - Thank you for your kindness and willingness to read my mess of a beta copy. Your feedback has been instrumental in creating the story in your hands. Your love of Addison, Talon and Kyle is amazing. Thank you for everything!
To Emily - your words, your encouragement, and your love of my work keeps me going and it keeps me pushing my boundaries. Thank you for being such an inspiration.
For my Fans - Thank you for always wanting more, for reading, and for reviewing my work. Without you I’d have no reason to keep going. Thank you for loving my work.
To Rachel, a.k.a. Parajunkee - Your creativity is an inspiration. Your work is beyond amazing, Thank you for the cover of Claiming Addison and for everything you do to bring my stories to life.
To Stephanie - Thank you for loving my story so much you told every one about it. Your love for Addison, Talon and Kyle inspires me to write more.
To Shannon - Seriously, you’re the freakin shiz. No words can say how much I appreciate you and everything you do. I think you have a lot of woman to fight over to stake your full claim on Talon and Kyle!
Christine and Kelley - I HEART YOU! *Grins* That is all!
For Schadoh - Keep your head up everyday. You’re a brave and beautiful young lady. Thank you for being my biggest fan!
Now that I have your attention…
If you have NOT read Claiming Addison - 69 Bottles Book #1 AND Craving Talon - 69 Bottles #2, please stop right here.
I want you, the reader, to have the best possible reading experience and in order to do that, you need to first read Claiming Addison and Craving Talon.
Book 3 - Redeeming Kyle, is a continuation of Craving Talon. Starting this series with this book means that you will be lost, you will not understand what is happening therefore spoiling your reading experience.
Thank you for taking the time to read this notice. If you’ve already read Claiming Addison, proceed with caution. *Winks*
A WARNING FOR READERS!
I, Zoey Derrick, am not responsible for the following:
Husband/Boyfriend/Significant Other Breaking.
The cost of batteries required for reading this book.
Loss of sleep
Read One Handed!
XXOO! Enjoy Craving Talon!
When I wake, I know it’s early, but I also know I slept a long time. Not wanting to wake my men, I crawl out of bed and head for the bathroom. I decide that I need a long soak and this tub is far too big to go unused. So I fire up the water and let it fill. I go in search of a hair tie. I don’t know why, but I look into the baggie and I see something strange inside. It’s a tie, or something that looks like one, mixed in with all the others. When I pull it out, panic races through my veins. Where did this come from? How did it get here? I sit down on the side of the tub very slowly. Putting my head in my hands.
“Breathe, Addison,” I tell myself. If this is in here, it’s not in me, and if it’s not in me that means… “Oh god.”
I jump at the sound of Kyle’s voice; I didn’t hear him get up. “Oh god,” I groan. Panic rises and my breathing spikes.
“What’s wrong, Addison?” He kneels down in front of me.
I hold up the hand that has the ring, my birth control ring, in it. “Where did this come from?”
He shrugs and shakes his head. “I have no clue, where did you find it?”
“In with my hair ties. It’s not for my hair.”
“Then what is it, baby girl?”
Oh god. I don’t know if I can tell him. God, I don’t want to discuss this. “It’s nothing,” I say.
“You promised honesty, Addison. You’re lying to me right now.”
I start crying. “Not lying, just, oh god Kyle, this is my birth control.” I bat my eyes to try and slow the flood of tears. Oh god, emotional, crying, bitchy- fuck.
“What do you mean ‘birth control’?” he asks, completely innocent.
I look at him and fight the urge to scream as the panic continues to rise. “It’s called NuvaRing,” I tell him in a shaky voice. “It goes up there; it’s full of hormones that act as birth control. I put it in and then three weeks later I take it out, I bleed and put a new one in. I need to know how long this has been with my stuff.”
I can see fear and panic creeping over his features. “God Kyle, please, no, don’t, damn it, don’t. I need someone to be strong for me right now. Please don’t panic, I can’t, I can’t handle it.”
“Baby girl, I’m sorry. I just, we haven’t…” He falls onto his butt.
“Kyle, breathe. Please. I…” I have to tell him, “Kyle, I have issues with my uterus.”
He looks at me, waiting for an explanation. “I’m on birth control only to regulate my periods. Without it, I bleed maybe, twice a year. I have cysts. Do you understand what that is?” He shakes his head. “They’re little bubbles on my ovaries that over time can turn hard. These cysts completely block one of my fallopian tubes and limit the functionality of my ovaries. There are also a lot of hormonal issues and other areas of my health can be affected too. One of my ovaries only functions about twenty-five percent of the time. Without birth control I have a less than five percent chance of getting,” I swallow hard, “pregnant.”
“So there’s no way…”
“I didn’t say that. I don’t know. It’s all going to depend on how long this has been out of me. Which is why I need Talon. Can you go wake him for me? I don’t think I can move right now.”
I don’t know how he does it, but he manages to pull himself together. He turns off the water behind me and leaves the bathroom.
I can hear him in the bedroom. “Talon, come on, big man. Addison needs you to wake up.”
“Huh, what’s wrong?”
“Nothing, she just needs to talk to you. She’s in the bathroom.”
“Okay, give me a sec,” Talon tells him.
I put my head in my hands while I wait for Talon to come into the bathroom. God, Kyle freaked out, I don’t think I can handle Talon freaking out on me too.
“What’s going on, angel?”
I take a deep breath. “Do you recognize this?”
I show him the ring. “Yeah, I found it and put it into your hair ties bag.”
Thank god. “When?”
“Oh, um, Vegas I think, when we packed you up.”
Oh fuck. “Kyle, can you bring me my phone, please?”
“Angel, what’s going on?”
“It’s not a hair tie. It’s actually called a NuvaRing, it’s my birth control,” I say softly.