Finding Evie

(5 customer reviews)

New beginnings come at a price…

Adopted into a life of wealth and privilege, Evelyn Berkshire’s ivory tower has become her prison. Her fiancé, the charming, newly elected governor of Oregon, is a monster, and she is convinced she will never escape. That is, until she meets the sisters she was separated from at birth, and they refuse to abandon her to a life of hidden bruises and fake smiles.

Through her sisters, she finds the pieces of herself she never realized were missing, including the adorably nerdy former Navy SEAL, Jason Campbell. Evelyn is drawn to his quiet strength, and he quickly becomes the rock she clings to when her life spins out of control.

But when their carefully crafted escape plan takes an unexpected turn, her faith in her new family is put to the test. Can Evelyn trust them to do what’s right, or will she strike out on her own and risk the lives of everyone she loves?

Publisher’s Note: This steamy, action-packed romance contains elements of power exchange.

Buy on Amazon

$4.99

Sample Chapter

Two weeks before inauguration…

“Is everyone clear on their assignments?”

As she looked around Teagan’s disheveled living room, Evelyn met both of her sisters’ gazes. After nearly three months, she still wasn’t used to seeing her own face staring back at her, never mind twice over.

Teagan raised an eyebrow. “Assignments? You’ve been hanging around the men too much, Fancy.”

Rolling her eyes, Ro swatted Teagan’s arm. “Be nice to her. She’s under a lot of pressure right now.”

“I can fight my own battles, Ro.” Well, that wasn’t entirely true. If Evelyn could fight her own battles, she wouldn’t be sitting in Teagan’s living room, hammering out the details on a grand plan to rescue her from the nightmare she’d been trapped in for the past three years.

Ro’s gaze softened, and she leaned over to squeeze Evelyn’s arm. “I know you can, sweetie. But there’s no need for Tea to be rude. You would think Luca would have spanked that out of her by now.”

“I’m not being rude.” This time, the eye roll came from Teagan. “I’m just teasing her. We’re laying it on a bit thick, calling a haircut an assignment, don’t you think?”

Fixing Teagan with a bland stare, Evelyn lifted an eyebrow of her own. “It’s part of an undercover operation. Doesn’t assignment fit, detective?”

Teagan grinned. “Fair enough. So, what’s the play?”

“I’ve made appointments for both of you in separate salons across the state lines. Any salon in Oregon is going to have my face memorized, so even with different names, you run the risk of being recognized. At least enough for someone to make a fuss or try to sneak a picture onto social media.”

“Real names?” Teagan asked, shifting into what Evelyn thought of as “cop mode.” Her eyes went flat and her voice lost most of its inflection. It was a strange transformation, and one that never failed to make Evelyn uneasy.

She didn’t trust cops as a rule. Not since she’d learned, painfully, how easily they could be paid off by a man as wealthy and powerful as her fiancé.

Shaking off the anxiety crawling up her spine, Evelyn shook her head. “I’ll text you the names, as well as a picture of the cut and exact instructions for the color.”

“Blonde, right?” The corners of Teagan’s lips dipped down. “The color is blonde.”

“Some of the highlights are blonde. There’s some lighter brown mixed in there as well. Just follow the instructions I send you.”

Ro examined the ends of her purple-tipped hair with a sad smile. “It’s going to be so weird having a normal, grown up haircut.”

A pang of guilt had Evelyn shifting uncomfortably in her chair. “We don’t have to do this. The guys’ plan of sneaking me out is perfectly fine.”

Ro and Teagan shared a look before focusing on her again. “Not a chance,” Teagan said, laying a hand on Evelyn’s arm. “You need this, to really feel free. You deserve a chance to make a statement.”

“And we want to be there, every step of the way,” Ro added, mirroring Teagan’s stance.

“You’re risking so much,” Evelyn whispered, barely able to speak past the lump in her throat.

“You mean a spanking? What’s a sore butt compared to helping our sister?” Ro winked and gave Evelyn’s arm a reassuring squeeze.

Evelyn shook her head. “It’s more than that. What if he catches you? You know what he’s capable of. I’ll never forgive myself if he hurts either of you.”

“He’d never risk it in a public venue like that.” Teagan’s voice was firm and confident. “He can’t risk that kind of publicity.”

“He might. If he got angry enough,” Evelyn insisted.

“We’ll be careful. Promise.” Ro spoke in calm, soothing tones. For being identical triplets, the differences between the three of them never failed to amaze Evelyn.

“I know. I just… I’m scared.” She could admit it, here, with just her sisters. With the men, she tried not to let the fear show as much. She preferred their looks of exasperation when she was acting the diva over the pity she saw whenever they were discussing her “situation.”

Especially Jason. From him, she much preferred the quiet, smoldering looks he sometimes sent her. Or the way he watched her when he thought she wasn’t looking, like she was the last drop of water in the desert and he was dying of thirst.

“There’s no need to be scared.” Teagan’s comments snapped Evelyn back into the moment. “If it looks like things might go sideways, all three of us have the option to call it off. We’ll all have our phones on us at all times.”

“I know.”

“Good. Back to the plan. Ro and I each have our copy of your dress.” Tugging at her hair, Teagan frowned. “I tried it on the other day. It shows a lot of skin. Won’t people notice the bruising?”

“I have a cape,” Evelyn explained, only to be met with twin looks of confusion from her sisters.

“A cape? Like Superman?” Ro laughed. “Won’t the red and yellow clash with your gown?”

“Not like Superman.” Rolling her eyes, Evelyn pulled her phone from her pocket and pulled up a picture of the floor-length, white dress cape she’d purchased. “Like this.”

“Oh. That’s… fancy,” Ro decided with a giggle.

“More importantly, it hides the damage until we’re ready.” Teagan looked impressed, despite herself. “Nice work.”

“I’m not just a pretty face, you know,” Evelyn snapped, tossing the phone in her purse. “I have a brain and I do occasionally use it for something more than my vanity.”

“Whoa.” Teagan held up both hands in the time-honored gesture of surrender. “I never said you weren’t smart.”

“You don’t have to say it. You’ve made it clear you think I’m silly and ridiculous.” Heat flooded her cheeks. She hated confrontation. Especially with people she actually cared for.

“Evie, nobody thinks you’re ridiculous,” Ro offered quietly.

“Well, you should!” The words burst out of her. Unable to bear sitting still another minute, she shoved out of the chair and paced the small space. “How ridiculous is it to be so swept up in a man that I let things get this bad? How stupid does someone have to be to let this happen?”

“Stop it.” The gruff order was accompanied by Teagan grabbing her arms and jerking her around. Evelyn wasn’t quick enough to hide the wince when her sister unknowingly pressed on a fresh bruise.

“Goddammit.” Still holding her captive, Teagan jerked the sleeve of her sweater up to reveal the dark purple fingerprints wrapped around Evelyn’s upper arm. “How bad?”

Evelyn tried to pull her arm from Teagan’s grasp, but her sister was stronger than she looked. “Not too bad. Just the arm, mostly.”

Another hand rested on Teagan’s, gently prying her fingers from Evelyn’s arm. Ro. “Tell us what happened, love.”

“The same thing as always.” Freed from Teagan’s grasp, Evelyn rubbed at her arm. “I said the wrong thing, embarrassed him at a dinner party. He couldn’t very well beat the shit out of me in front of the people who funded his campaign, could he?”

“Oh, Evie.” For once, when Ro pulled her in close, Evelyn went willingly into her sister’s arms.

“I don’t know if I’m strong enough for this,” she admitted, clinging to Ro.

Teagan joined them, wrapping her arms around the pair of them. “Then let us be your strength. Lean on us, Evie. We’ll get you out. I swear.”

Buy on Amazon

Additional information

eBook ISBN

Book Length

Book Series

Heat Score

Author

Publisher

5 reviews for Finding Evie

  1. Redrabbitt

    I have waited patiently for the release of Finding Evie, and I can say that Ms. Stella Moore did not disappoint. The story picks up beautifully after Finding Rowena by Rachel Blake and Finding Teagan by R.J. Gray. These stories involve three identical triplets who were placed in foster care and only two adopted and one raised in the foster care system. What different lives each girl has lived, and this third story is Evelyn Berkshire, raised by well-to-do parents and groomed always to be proper and confident.

    Evelyn ‘Evie’ Birkshire may appear poised and confident, but inside she is scream for escape, and now she has allied with her two identical triplet sisters, Rowena and Teagan, and a group of men they are involved with and S.E.A.L. She has been with the man who won the seat for governor and even forced into a publicized engagement. Her secret was discovered of the abuse she has suffered at his hands. Now, the night has come, the plan has been set in place, and she is going to escape him with the help of this team. But Evie has one little change in the original plan that will reveal the truth to the public.

    The story is a page-turner with what all Evie has had to suffer, her learning to stand up for herself, and her finding the loving support of two sisters and the needed dominance of a daddy in Jason. The story has the good, the bad, and the ugly of people and life, the secrets, the mystery and suspense and of healing. It won’t be easy, having always been groomed to present yourself spotless, no matter how much your insides are screaming. She will learn it is ok to step out of the box and rebel, scream, cry, and forget being a lady if that is what it takes to heal. What she will discover is a human side of herself she never experienced, the comradery of two sisters, and the men in their lives that know when and how to corral them when things get too hectic. Learning it’s ok to reach out, to fall apart, and to trust someone, to let them be your shelter in a time of need—and that includes allowing Jason not only to be her rock, but her daddy.

    “You’ve been mine since the moment I met you, Evelyn Berkshire. And someday, probably soon, I’ll have you kicking and crying over my knee as I paddle your bottom. But for tonight, if you want to defy me, I’ll have to find another way to convince you to follow instructions.”

    “I like the way you see me. And I want to be the person you see in me.”

    Throw three daddy doms and three sassy sisters into a cabin in the woods, and many scenarios will take place. It is an adjustment of personalities, attitudes, control and submission. In the months the sisters have known of each other, Evie has envied Rowena and now Teagan with their DD/lg relationships. But can she have that too? Will she acquiesce to Jason and what he can offer her? Can she find the good in herself?

    “Jason makes me feel safe, but that’s not all of it. When he looks at me or touches me, it’s like I’m the most precious thing in all of creation. I want that feeling to last forever.”

    The story is fast-paced, action-packed, emotional, and heartwarming. While it is a way for Evie to escape, it isn’t without issues and threats. What about the parents that adopted Evie and raised her—what is it doing to them? Will they forgive her for leaving, for the scandalous way she handled things? Now that she is gone, what will happen? The tale has ugliness and things are not always black and white—the gray is yet to come.

    The story has explicit scenes between Jason and Evie, including power exchange, spankings, and sex scenes. While the language used includes Daddy talk, the relationship isn’t age-play.
    Hold on readers; I get my wish—the saga is NOT OVER. How could it be? There are too many unanswered questions and coming in February 2020 will be book number four, FINDING FAMILY.

  2. Stats23

    Finding, finding, finding,……… found! This outstanding series features stories that could stand on their own and be enjoyed independently, but their shared timeline and storyline make it best if you read the series from the beginning (Finding Rowena) to get the full “family” effect. The series tells the story of three triplets separated at birth and having completely different upbringings without any knowledge of the others existence until…..(read book 1). This particular book is Evie’s story. She had perhaps the grandest and most affluent childhood, but her present life is actually the most distressed. Engaged to a Governor elect who systematically abuses her in every fashion, she has lost all self-esteem and suffers badly from a beaten-wife syndrome. While her sisters Rowena and Teagan have found their sweet spot in life, finding hers will be much more difficult and dangerous. With the help of her new found family (including the men of S.E.A.L) will she too be able to find happiness? There is tons of action in this book and more than the usual amount of heart rendering romance, as well as a great mix of punishments, sex and aftercare. While all three sisters have now been featured, there still remains the possibility of a grand wrap up that brings them all the understanding of why they were destined to lead the lives they led. At least I sure hope so. 5 Stars.
    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  3. Marybeth

    This is the third book in the series. You do need to read the other books in the series to understand what is happening. Evie has finally decided to leave her fiance. She and her sisters have a plan. She does get away and then they all go away. She gets together with Jason, but they need to find their way through through the abuse she has suffered. I enjoyed this book and I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  4. Hope W

    Claiming Evie is the third book in the Missing Pieces series. While some may read it as a standalone, I recommend reading them all in order for a better read and understanding. The plot is interesting to see how this security group will extricate an abuse victim out of her situation but with a twist of her own. Evie has withstood more abuse than anyone knows but only reveals parts at a time. She loves her sisters and wants them to be safe but also knows that they want to help her escape the nightmare she is living. These women have found their way together, through fights and all, and their men are nothing but supportive. However, this does not mean that they will allow them to put their selves in danger, and what a challenge ahead these men are facing! Jason is warm, loving, nerdy, but strong, protective, and a Dom through and through. He loves Evie and wants what is best for her. It is interesting to see how Jason brings Evie out of abuse but into a domestic discipline relationship. I found him loving, warm, sensible, smart, and creative but not a pushover. I found myself on an emotional ride along with these sisters. I laughed, cried, felt her pain, the accomplishments and the challenges but in the end their bond continued growing. I loved this story and want more from this story and the characters. With one unfinished piece of information left, I can only hope for more books to come in this series. I highly recommend this book and the entire series for a wonderful ride!

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  5. Rhea

    Finding Evie is the third book in the series and is about the third triplet Evie getting used to family she has only known for a couple of months while dealing with the dangers of getting out of a relationship to a powerful man and finding love again. I absolutely loved this book; it has love, heartache, suspense, action and humor and the characters are really great, with their differences clear from their interaction with each other.
    I very much recommend this book.

    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Add a review

You may also like…