If hate is a game, this special ops man and ATF agent are out for blood. Or maybe they’re just fighting to see who will be on TOP.
Special Ops Sergeant Lincoln Reed, aka Linc, doesn’t want to talk about how small, dark places make him want to blow shit up. He wants to forget about that time of his life and get back to his team. But now he’s trapped in an elevator with the annoying—and strangely pretty—ATF agent he’s spent weeks trying to get off his back. She’s a know-it-all on a power trip… and has he mentioned she’s pretty?
One minute Nealy finds herself in a defunct elevator with a volatile special ops man and the next she’s in his arms… with her naked thighs wrapped around him. Now she’s forced to work even closer with him and the Ranger Ops team. She can’t think of anything worse than a bunch of chest-thumping gun-toting tough guys taking credit for her bringing down the biggest illegal weapons smuggler the US has seen in decades.
As their investigation takes them through two states and across the Mexican border, Linc and Nealy are forced into an even tighter situation and have no choice but to see it through till the end. But she’s still a know-it-all, even if she can kiss the lips right off him. And she could do without the soft spot growing inside her for the man who’s all mouth and muscles. Can she close the door on this case and keep her heart intact?
This book is loaded with white hot, explicit scenes. I recommend 18 years of age or older.
Badly injured escaping from arms dealers, Linc finds himself in a Bethesda Hospital burn unit. Recovery is a painful and tedious event, made worse by the constant presence of a persistent DEA Agent asking the same questions over and over.
After being passed over for promotion, Nealy is given the case of a lifetime. Operation X is the one that could elevate her career so the next promotion would be hers. The biggest lead on these arms smugglers/dealers is currently in her neighborhood recuperating from burns acquired while getting away from these men.
With Linc discharged and back in Texas and her bosses wanting results, Nealy heads to Texas to join with the Ranger Ops to take down those involved in her case. She doesn’t exactly get a warm welcome.
This is a favorite scene.
Lennon clapped him on the back, and Linc pivoted his head to look at him. “You did good for your first day back. Any pain?”
Linc shook his head. They stopped walking as an SUV pulled up. A window rolled down, and Linc stepped forward, thinking to see the politician.
He drew up short as his gaze fell on the woman behind the lowered glass. Their stares connected, and lurid images flashed through his mind as a dark heat crawled through his groin.
He pushed out a sigh. “Now you’re showing up on my jobs?”
She narrowed her eyes. “I need to speak to your captain.”
Like hell, was Linc’s first thought. Suddenly, he realized Sully would be left with the headache and Linc wouldn’t have to deal with the annoying woman.
She turned in profile and said something to the driver. Then she got out. Beside him, he felt Lennon go still as he stared at the woman.
Oh hell no. His brother could not be looking at the ATF agent as a woman, could he? She was plain at best.
Except Linc remembered very well how soft her curves had felt under his hands in the dark elevator.
And how pretty he’d thought she was before stepping onto the elevator.
She looked to his brother, and Lennon extended a hand. “You must be Lennon,” she said.
He grinned and clasped her hand.
“Yeah, my twin and the guy who doesn’t have time to stand around talking to you,” Linc cut in, shouldering his brother aside.
Lennon and Nealy stared at him. At that moment, the rest of the guys approached, bulked out with gear and grins on their faces as they ripped on each other.
Linc pointed out Sully. “That’s the guy you wanna talk to.”
He turned and walked away. A second later, Lennon jogged up beside him.
“So… she have freckles?”
“Shut up, Lennon.”
“That’s a yes. Freckled everywhere?”
“Dude, you’re about to get decked.”
He continued on to the Ranger Ops SUV, peeling his sling holding his automatic over his head.
“Look, she’s an irritating woman who came by the hospital in DC asking me questions about the guys who took me.”
“Yeah. I don’t have fuzzy feelings toward her.”
“Sure looked that way when you saw her.”
Fuck—just what Linc did not need. He hoped to hell Nealy hadn’t noted anything of the like, because it was false to the max. There weren’t feelings involved—it was sex in an elevator, and since then, he’d often wondered why he’d even done it. He liked women, but he wasn’t one to take advantage, especially if he disliked the woman. He had some moral code, after all.
They reached the SUV, and Linc opened the back to stow away his weapon. After that, he made the mistake of tossing a glance over his shoulder—to see Nealy looking at him.
Em Petrova. PointBlankRange (Kindle Locations 642-669). Kindle Edition.
Plenty of intrigue, suspense and white hot heat flares between Nealy and Linc whenever they are together.
There’s also hints of an information leak that is jeopardizing every mission.
This is a very sexy read, with enough action and intrigue to keep you turning the pages.
4 Contented Purrs for Em!
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Em Petrova lives in backwoods, Pennsylvania, where she raises four kids and a Labradoodle named Daisy Hasselhoff. Her dream is to buy an old pickup and travel small-town USA meeting people and hearing their stories. Her heroes are hardworking—in bed and out—and she is known for panty-scorching erotic romance.