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Riley Malone thought for sure he was having a heart attack. For one thing, he should be back in Florida where it was warm, not up here in the godforsaken wilds of Maine. But the fight with his business partner in the hotel in Boston had been the final straw in a rapidly disintegrating relationship. He’d offered to sell out his share and Curt had jumped at it. Good riddance. He could start another construction company. Building was going on in all fifty states.
Then, of course, there was Veronica the bitch. Too bad that she bought tickets for a Valentine cruise without telling him. When he told her he couldn’t get back in time to make it, she blistered the telephone line with a string of courses that would have made a longshoreman blush and hung up on him. Okay. Good riddance to her, too. He was tired of her selfish whining and demanding. And it would have been nice if just once in bed she’d asked him what he wanted. Veronica definitely was focused on her own pleasure, on her own terms, at times barely tolerating some of the things he wanted to do.
So he got in the damn SUV he’d rented at the airport and started driving. Just heading north. He had no idea how he even got where he was. And then the damn truck broke down in the middle of the damn snowstorm. Hiking to the only light he could see about killed him and the last thing he expected to see was a naked woman—a mouthwatering naked woman, with a slick, hairless pussy—pleasuring herself in front of a mirror.
He banged on the window again. If she didn’t open the door pretty soon, he’d freeze his damn balls off and then it wouldn’t matter who he went to bed with.
He watched her pull on a robe—too bad, she was an eyeful—and then pick up the fireplace poker. Jesus, was she going to brain him with it? As she walked slowly toward the door he stamped his feet and banged his hands together to stimulate circulation.
Finally the door creaked open and she eyed him through a narrow opening.
“What do you want?”
“For one thing I want to get out of this damn snowstorm before I turn into an ice statue. I promise not to rape or kill you if you just let me go stand in front of the fireplace.”
She frowned at him.
Come on, lady. Don’t take all day to make up your mind.
“A-All right. You can come in.” She opened the door wide enough for him to step inside.
“Thank you.” His throat felt frozen. “You’re an angel of mercy.” He pushed past her and planted himself immediately in front of the fireplace. Pulling off his jacket and gloves, he held his hands out to the warmth. “God, I was beginning to think I’d never get warm again.”
“What are you doing in this storm?” She kept her distance still holding the poker.
“That’s a long, unpleasant story, which I won’t bore you with.”
“You have to be out of your mind to go out driving in weather like this, Mr….Mr…”
“Riley Morgan.” He glanced at her over his shoulder. “And I swear you can put the poker down. I’m too cold to do anything but shiver.”
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Wow, nice excerpt, gives a lot of texture to the story very compactly. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!
Loved the excerpt! Thanks for the chance to win!!!
Looks like another awesome book from you!
Love all of your books!
I looooove Desiree. Thanks for being part of this hop.
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Thank you for the chance to win. I could use a little of that heat!
Not somethine you expect to see in the middle of a snowstorm. I have a feeling he’s going to get warmed up really fast.
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Adore your books how have I missed this one
Great excerpt! Thanks for the chance to win 5 books! What an awesome giveaway!
Love your books so can’t wait to read this one
Sounds like a really good book.
Sound like an good book and try to stay warm also Thank you for doing the hop.
This looks like a great story. Thanks for joining the blog hop, I’m really enjoying it.
sounds good! thanks! 🙂
What a way to meet a woman… sounds like a good book!
Oh that was a great excerpt… It sounds like a great book for a cold night 🙂
Love this blog hop getting to find new Author’s to read.
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Any excuse to read is a good one. I love to curl up by the fire on a cold winter night drinking hot chocolate toddies and reading a HOT romance book.
Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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great excerpt as always
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Ha, I like the grumpy guy. He’s going to be fun, I can tell. 🙂
I agree. Grumpy guys are so much fun to play with. 😀
I have enjoyed what books of yours I have read… looking forward to more.
Hi, nice excerpt. Cant wait to find out what Riley will do once he stops shivering 🙂
Great excerpt, thanks for sharing and being a part of the hop.
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read many of your books but none of The Phoenix Agency series. Don’t know how I missed them.
Have those books on the wish list. Thanks for the chance to win them. 🙂
Loved the excerpt. Sounds like a great read.
Cupid’s Shaft sounds really intriguing. I’m adding it to my reading list right now. Thanks for letting us read a snippet.
Just discovered your work Desiree and can’t wait to get into it.
Great excerpt! Thanks so much for the chance to win!!!
I have yet to read a book of yours that I didn’t love! Thank you so much for such good times!
Great excerpt. Thanks for the chance to win!
Love your books, Desiree. What a treat it’d be to win this series!
I have many of your books!! Definitely a way to stay warm on cool nights 😉
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Oooooohhhh – I can’t wait to read this! Way to set the hook! Nicely done! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to reading more of your work. 😀
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What great comments. And thanks to everyone who stopped by. Watch for me to announce the winner.
Thanks so much, everyone. Wow. so many comments. I might have to give TWO GCs.