House of Scarlett





  House of Scarlett

  Meghan March

  Contents

  House of Scarlett

  Also by Meghan March

  About House of Scarlett

  1. Gabe

  2. Scarlett

  3. Legend

  4. Scarlett

  5. Legend

  6. Scarlett

  7. Scarlett

  8. Scarlett

  9. Legend

  10. Scarlett

  11. Legend

  12. Legend

  13. Scarlett

  14. Legend

  15. Scarlett

  16. Legend

  17. Scarlett

  18. Scarlett

  19. Legend

  20. Scarlett

  21. Legend

  22. Scarlett

  23. Legend

  24. Scarlett

  25. Legend

  26. Scarlett

  27. Legend

  28. Scarlett

  29. Scarlett

  30. Legend

  31. Scarlett

  32. Legend

  33. Scarlett

  34. Legend

  35. Scarlett

  36. Legend

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  38. Scarlett

  39. Legend

  40. Scarlett

  41. Legend

  42. Scarlett

  43. Legend

  44. Scarlett

  45. Legend

  46. Scarlett

  47. Legend

  48. Scarlett

  49. Legend

  50. Scarlett

  51. Legend

  52. Scarlett

  53. Legend

  54. Scarlett

  55. Legend

  56. Legend

  57. Scarlett

  58. Legend

  59. Scarlett

  60. Legend

  61. Scarlett

  62. Legend

  63. Legend

  Sneak Peek of Black Sheep

  Also by Meghan March

  About the Author

  House of Scarlett

  Book Two of the Legend Trilogy

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  Meghan March

  Copyright © 2019 by Meghan March LLC

  All rights reserved.

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  Editor: Pam Berehulke, Bulletproof Editing

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  This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental. The author acknowledges the trademarked status and trademark owners of various products referenced in this work of fiction, which have been used without permission. The publication/use of these trademarks is not authorized, associated with, or sponsored by the trademark owners.

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  Also by Meghan March

  Magnolia Duet

  Creole Kingpin

  (March 2020)

  Madam Temptress

  (April 2020)

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  Legend Trilogy

  The Fall of Legend

  House of Scarlett

  The Fight for Forever

  (January 2020)

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  Dirty Mafia Duet:

  Black Sheep

  White Knight

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  Forge Trilogy:

  Deal with the Devil

  Luck of the Devil

  Heart of the Devil

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  Sin Trilogy:

  Richer Than Sin

  Guilty as Sin

  Reveling in Sin

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  Mount Trilogy:

  Ruthless King

  Defiant Queen

  Sinful Empire

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  Savage Trilogy:

  Savage Prince

  Iron Princess

  Rogue Royalty

  Beneath Series:

  Beneath This Mask

  Beneath This Ink

  Beneath These Chains

  Beneath These Scars

  Beneath These Lies

  Beneath These Shadows

  Beneath The Truth

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  Dirty Billionaire Trilogy:

  Dirty Billionaire

  Dirty Pleasures

  Dirty Together

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  Dirty Girl Duet:

  Dirty Girl

  Dirty Love

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  Real Duet:

  Real Good Man

  Real Good Love

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  Real Dirty Duet:

  Real Dirty

  Real Sexy

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  Flash Bang Series:

  Flash Bang

  Hard Charger

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  Standalones:

  Take Me Back

  Bad Judgment

  About House of Scarlett

  Gabriel Legend is unlike any other man I’ve ever met.

  He came into my life like a hurricane, shattering all my assumptions and preconceived notions.

  I wasn’t prepared for him. I wasn’t prepared for any of it.

  But life doesn’t wait until you’re ready.

  Whatever happens next, I know one thing for certain.

  I will never be the same Scarlett I was before I met him.

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  House of Scarlett is the second book of the Legend Trilogy and should be read following The Fall of Legend. Scarlett and Legend’s story concludes in The Fight for Forever.

  One

  Gabe

  Twenty-five years earlier

  The storm siren screamed in the distance as I shook Ma awake. “We gotta go. They said we gotta get to the shelter.”

  Ma must have found a bottle she hid, because I’d already poured out everything I could find. But there she was, passed out on the couch again.

  “Just a few more minutes,” she murmured. “I’ll go to work.”

  If I wasn’t so worried about the storm coming, I would have snorted. She hadn’t had a job in over a year, and the little money she did get . . . I swallowed hard. Don’t wanna think about that.

  “The whole park’s evacuating. We gotta go.”

  Living in the middle of a bunch of tin cans in Biloxi meant that when the winds got to whipping up and the TV was sending reporters down to video stuff, we had to go somewhere safer.

  “Go without me. I’ll be there later.” She patted my hand absently from the couch, and I clenched my teeth. “Good boy.”

  Being nine sucked. I wasn’t strong enough to get her off the couch and out of the trailer; not yet, anyway. Someday I would be, though. Then no one would be able to tell me what to do, and those kids who stole my stuff on the way home from school wouldn’t be able to touch me.

  I balled my hands into fists and dropped onto one knee. “Ma, wake up. We’ll get you another bottle at the shelter.”

  Both bloodshot eyes popped open, just like I knew they would. “There’s a hurricane party?”

  “Yeah. Something like that.”

  There wasn’t, but I’d say whatever I needed to say to get her moving. She wasn’t the best mom in the world, but she was all I had. And she loved me. She did. If it came right down to i