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I knew she was sin in stilettos
the second I laid eyes on her…
But did that stop me? Hell, no.
Because I’m nothing, if not a risk taker. And Roxi Rickoli, with a snake tattoo climbing up her leg and hinting at unparalleled pleasure, tempts me like the devil himself.
And while I can’t get enough of the wild redhead who runs my bar, I know that fate is a cruel mistress. And when she comes calling, someone must pay…
Danny is friends with the Case Brothers, he has lots of money and invests where he pleases and also helps women in need.
This book opens with a fund raiser and Danny is supplying a debut whiskey and an after party poker game at his club the Whiskey Den.
However it’s the bartender at this event that catches his eye. She’s mysterious beauty, and the attraction is electrifying.
This is a favorite scene as Danny makes his claim.
Harrison rolls his eyes. “Always behind the scenes, pulling strings like a puppet-master. When are you going to let go and start enjoying life?”
I sidestep his question with one of my own. “Where’s Stockton?”
“He refused to come tonight because his mother keeps trying to set him up with one of Muffy’s granddaughters.”
“Stockton’s mother has been trying to marry him off since college.”
“It’s only gotten worse,” Harrison states with a scowl. She’s taken to ‘dropping by the office’ with a new girl each week.”
“Sounds like you could use a drink,” I say, moving to the makeshift bar and filling a tumbler of whiskey directly from the cask. I hand it to him. “Tom’s Special Reserve.”
He lifts his glass in a toast. “To snatching kisses and kissing snatch.”
“Who is she?” I ask, suddenly suspicious. It’s not like Harrison to be that crude.
“No one,” he answers too sharply.
“Liar. Your eyebrow always twitches when you lie,” I say pointing to the corner of his eye. “Whoever she is, she’s got you tied up in knots.”
Harrison’s eyebrows knit together. “The only tying up going on will be happening later tonight.”
“But not with Roxi. Just so we’re clear,” I growl pouring myself a tumbler. It’s not like me to stake a claim, but I’ve seen Harrison work. He loves the chase almost as much as winning the prize. And I don’t know what happened when Roxi and I touched, but I’ve never felt electrocuted by a woman’s touch before. Not like this.
“Roxi, huh? That her name?” Harrison’s smile turns sly.
“Don’t get any ideas. My love life’s off limits.”
He spreads is hands. “I just want to help.”
“You want to help? Spread the word — discretely — about tonight’s poker game.”
Harrison quickly turns serious. “What’s the buy in?”
“Fifty.” He knows I mean thousand. “Limited to the first five. If we have ten, I’ll do a second seating at one.”
He nods. “See you at midnight?”
Tessa Layne. Mr. Whiskey (Kindle Locations 113-131). Shady Layne Media.
Now poker games are not exactly legal, and the players are a suspicious bunch of characters. That of course is why they’re held in Danny’s private club in a back room with only members and vetted friends.
All this get very interesting when Danny discovers Roxi is his bar manager’s replacement while she’s on maternity leave.
So many twists and turns, edge of your seat suspense and intrigue, plus enough heat to melt your kindle.
I truly hope we get to see more of these characters.
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Tessa Layne writes smokin’ hot contemporary cowboy and military romances filled with tenderhearted tough guys and sassy strong women who capture their hearts.She grew up in Colorado in the mountains at the edge of the Great Plains. There, she met her own smokin’ hot Cowboy and they had a whirlwind romance to rival any novel. She believes in Happily Ever Afters, loves fireflies, horses, and breathing clean country air. Her favorite thing to do is to sit on the porch swing with a glass of Rose, listening to her Cowboy pluck his guitar!
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