Navy SEAL sniper Kevin “Rimshot” Stanton has had one thing on his mind for months: Find his sister. When a retired teammate suggests calling a private investigator specializing in missing persons, he takes a chance on the woman he’s lusted after since a friend’s wedding. He hopes she won’t mind mixing business with pleasure, because he wants more than just her professional expertise.
Jaime Hensen isn’t the kind of woman to settle down. She likes the wham-whir-thank-you-sir lifestyle. But the night she spends with Rimshot makes her want more. Too bad he’s a glacier outside the bedroom. She throws all her concentration into the job to ignore the hurt.
When Jaime’s investigation gets too close to a mysterious company hiring only women, she’s kidnapped and Rimshot suspects they’ve taken his sister as well. He’ll need every skill in his arsenal to save them.
Rimshot has one shot to get love right, and he’s not about to miss.
“And you, what made you choose to be a Navy SEAL sniper?”
“How do you know I’m a sniper?” He turned into old town and she waved at the light.
“Take a right at the light.”
“Chris told me when I asked her who you were at the wedding.” She shrugged. “Besides, while all Navy SEALs I’ve met have intensity and focus, the snipers are the ones who get so quiet you forget they’re there until they move.” Jaime eyed him a little and watched his jaw contract. “You strike me as the kind of man who does a job he can’t talk about, but boxes it up and sets it aside so you can still interact with civilians. Turn left up here.”
He huffed a laugh as he turned the wheel and she enjoyed the play of muscles in his arms. He kept his hair in light-brown waves curled around his ears at his shoulders. She wondered if it would be soft in her hands when he licked her pussy. If I can convince him to do that. She shivered and let her mind fantasize about his body hair. Would it match what grew on his head? I’ll find out when I suck his cock…if he’ll let me.
“Pull into the lot behind the shops here. Best kept secret from the tourists.” She pointed to the relatively open lot for a Saturday night.
Kevin deftly maneuvered the truck into an empty spot and turned off the engine. He turned his hazel gaze on her and tipped his head, a half-smile curling his lips as he considered her with no less intensity for all he smiled.
“You seem to know a lot about Navy SEALs.”
“I’ve been with a few.”
She smiled, but her gut clenched. A lot of men couldn’t handle a woman who made up her own mind about sex and enjoyed it. Many still held onto the outdated belief that men could screw anything, but women had to be pure as the driven snow, an irony considering the men had to screw someone. I hope he’s not turned off because I have a lot of sexual experience. She’d always been careful for her own health, using both birth control and condoms for her sexual liaisons, but she’d been labeled a slut more than once.
“To be fair, I’ve hooked up with Marines, too.”
Kevin laughed. “Well, at least you didn’t go for the Army.”
She grinned. “Not intense enough for me.” She pushed her door open, suddenly needing the free air to dispel some of the same intensity she’d mentioned.
He exited his truck and locked it before meeting her at the tailgate. “Why Navy SEALs, specifically, though? I’d think we’d be tough to date. We’re always gone and we can’t talk about where we go or what we do. I’ve heard a lot of women hate that about us.”
Jaime considered as she took his offered arm. God, I love that old fashioned charm. “I think what I like most about the SEALs is their willingness to connect intimately for just a short time, a moment of release and relief for them, and for me.” She shrugged. “Call it an affirmation of life after those rough, intense times, but the intensity you all carry is heady and exciting, and the sex is unbelievable.”
“Damn. You don’t mince words, do you?”
She shook her head. “Never saw the need to do so. I’m not a politician’s kid, I don’t like subterfuge, and I don’t play games. Being straightforward has served me better than pussy-footing around. Especially when it comes to sex and relationships of any kind.”
“I like that about you, Jaime. And the only one who’ll be doin’ any pussy-footin’ should be me.” He winked as he escorted her toward the restaurant.
She laughed and squeezed his arm. Yes!
Rimshot’s Hard Target
Copyright © 2015 Siobhan Muir
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Rimshot’s Hard Target
Genre: Romantic Suspense, Bad Boys of Beta Squad, Book 2
Word Count: 34,277
Release Date: August 4 2015
Siobhan Muir lives in Cheyenne, Wyoming, with her husband, two daughters, and a vegetarian cat she swears is a shape-shifter, though he’s never shifted when she can see him. When not writing, she can be found looking down a microscope at fossil fox teeth, pursuing her other love, paleontology. An avid reader of science fiction/fantasy, her husband gave her a paranormal romance for Christmas one year, and she was hooked for good.
In previous lives, Siobhan has been an actor at the Colorado Renaissance Festival, a field geologist in the Aleutian Islands, and restored inter-planetary imagery at the USGS. She’s hiked to the top of Mount St. Helens and to the bottom of Meteor Crater.
Siobhan writes kick-ass adventure with hot sex for men and women to enjoy. She believes in happily ever after, redemption, and communication, all of which you will find in her paranormal romance stories.
Siobhan’s latest release, Rimshot’s Hard Target, is a Kindle Worlds crossover novella with Cat Johnson’s Hot SEALs world, and is book 3 in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series. Bronco’s Rough Ride and The Navy’s Ghost are books 1 and 2. She has published A Hell Hound’s Fire (a free read), The Beltane Witch, and Cloudburst Ice Magic in the Cloudburst Colorado series, and Take the Reins and A Centaur’s Solstice Wish in the Rifts series. Siobhan has also published Not a Dragon’s Standard Virgin and Queen Bitch of the Callowwood Pack through Siren Publishing, and Her Devoted Vampire through Evernight Publishing.
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Thank you so much for having me on your blog, Desiree. I just saw this and will direct folks to take along. I apologize for being so late. Thanks again.