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This week's quote: Comes from Her Lone Wolf by the fabulous Paige Tyler. It’s actually a flashback scene where the hero and heroine are falling for one another while on a mission together.
“I’m sorry,” she murmured.
Clayne tipped his head to one side to look at her face. Her cheek was resting against his forearm. It was the first time he realized her complexion was so much lighter than his, almost creamy in comparison to his naturally tanned skin.
“I should have told you earlier that I was having an issue with the cold,” she said. “I was being stupid and stubborn. If the contact had shown up, I probably would have been too cold to be of much use to you.”
Clayne doubted it. “I don’t know about that. You feeling better now?”
He felt pretty damn good, that was for sure. He especially liked the part where his arm draped across her soft breasts. Which, now that he thought about it, was a dangerous place for his arm to be. He tried to relocate it to a safer spot, but she wasn’t having any of it. If anything, she pulled him even tighter.
“Much better,” she said in answer to his question. “I wish I knew your body was this warm before. I would have cuddled up with you every night.” She stiffened suddenly, as if realizing what she’d just said. “Um, that didn’t quite come out the way I intended it. I just meant…”
“Forget about it,” he said softly. “I know what you meant. It’s completely understandable that you’d want to cuddle up with me. I’m pretty irresistible.”
Danica laughed, relaxing against him again. “Yeah, right. You’re just a big, strong guy with a soft, gooey center.”
His mouth twitched. “Exactly.”
“Then tell me something. If you’re so soft and gooey, why is there something hard poking me in the butt?”
It would have been Clayne’s turn to stiffen, but he wasn’t sure he could get any harder without exploding. But hell, it’d been a long time since he’d been this close to a woman this beautiful and sexy. Check that. He’d never been this close to a woman this beautiful and sexy—ever.
He was so embarrassed he could barely get the word out. He would have backed away some, but Danica still had a firm grip on his arm and didn’t seem inclined to let him go.
“Forget about it.” She tilted her head to look at him, her dark eyes half hidden beneath her lashes. “It’s completely understandable that cuddling up with me would do that to you. I’m pretty irresistible.”
Leaving him was Impossible...
It took everything she had for FBI Special Agent Danica Beckett to walk away from the man she loved. But if she wants to save his life, she has to keep her distance. Now, with a killer on the loose and the stakes higher than ever before, the Department of Covert Ops is forcing these former lovers into an uneasy alliance...whether they like it or not.
Seeing her again is even worse
The last thing Clayne Buchanan wants is to be shackled to the woman who broke his heart. She gets under his skin in a way no one ever has and makes him want things he has no right to anymore. All he has to do is suffer through this case and he can be free of her for good. But when Clayne finds out why Danica left in the first place, everything he's tried to bury comes roaring back-and there's no way this wolf shifter is going to let her get away this time.
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