Ice’s Icing – Heroes For Hire Book 21 by Dale Mayer

Ice’s Icing
Heroes for Hire Book 21
USA Today Bestselling Author
Dale Mayer


Ice wanted only one thing in her life, and that was Levi—and maybe someone who was a blend of both of them. When he asked her to marry him, she was thrilled, but now she’s struggling to pin down a wedding date for fear he’d been caught up in the moment and didn’t really want to go through with it. When the compound is attacked, and they are forced to go on the offense, she realizes what’s truly important.

Levi is infuriated that Ice refuses to set a wedding date. He’s always loved her, and there will never be anyone else for him. This fact is reinforced as they come under attack by a military group trying to overthrow a government that he aided.

As the bullets fly and the body count mounts, who says you can’t have your cake and your icing too!

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Levi and Ice are the ultimate team. They compliment each other from the battles to the Homefront and more than that they are deeply in love. Ice however is reluctant to set a wedding date and Levi is getting impatient. She’s really afraid he’s not ready.

The compound has gradually become a home with the pool area and apartments for the team and their significant others. It’s also been a while since they’ve been attacked there. As Levi and Ice are discussing possible wedding plans, the compound is attacked, let me rephrase that, there is an attempted attack. This team is a well oiled machine and it won’t take all that long to squash this attempt.

This is a favorite scene.

Icelite Danning spun on her heels and walked away from Levi. It was hard to do, but she was getting better at it.

He reached out, grabbed her arm and spun her around again, his face twisted with anger. “What do you mean, no?” he roared. “I asked you to marry me. You said yes, but, anytime I try to set a date, you keep pushing it off. Why?”

Ice stood firm, her hands on her hips. “You’re not ready,” she snapped.

“It’s not for you to tell me when I’m ready or not,” he said, his voice gentle as he stared at her searchingly.

She smiled up at him. “No, it isn’t. But it’s a momentous time. And I don’t want you to make a mistake.”

His eyebrows shot up at that. He crossed his arms and said, “Really? You’re telling me that I don’t know what I want?”

“Really?” she said, mimicking him. “Of course you don’t know what you want. You’re a man.”

She laughed. He reached out, snagged her up and kissed her hard. Immediately passion swept over them, as it always did. He held her close, murmuring against her ear, “Ever since I asked you, I’ve been trying to set a date. Please put me out of my misery.”

“Okay,” she said, “but I want to think about it. An awful lot of people live and work here with us, and we’re likely to start something.”

He winced at that but bravely said, “Maybe we should do a group wedding then, like Badger’s crew did.”

She shook her head. “I don’t think that’ll work. We only got caught up in that one because of other people’s plans. That’s not something we do here.”

“Maybe that’s a good thing,” he said. “I have to admit, I was a little concerned about that.”

She chuckled. “I’m sure you were. But the bottom line is, a group wedding is not a good idea here.”

“So what do you want to do?”

She frowned. “I know Bailey and Alfred will want to do the cooking. I don’t want anybody else here but family and friends. I want my father to give me away.”

“What about Bullard?”

She stared up at Levi. “I would love that, but I don’t know if you would.”

He gave her that lazy sexy smile she adored. “Sweetheart, I don’t mind in the least. But I don’t know if Bullard would want to come.”

“Then we’ll leave it to Bullard to decide,” she said. “He’s a very good friend, as are many of his people. I wouldn’t want to exclude them.”

“In that case, you just doubled the numbers.”

She scrunched up her face and shuddered.

He leaned closer and said, “Maybe you’re the one getting cold feet.”

Heat flashed between them again, and she shook her head. “No cold feet here. I can think of nothing I want more than to be your wife.”

At that, he kissed her again, but, just as they were deepening their kiss, the alarm sounded throughout the compound. They broke apart and bolted in different directions. Ice headed for the control room, and Levi headed downstairs to the garage. In the control room, Stone watched the cameras. She stepped inside, and he said, “Lock the door behind you.”

She closed and locked it and hit the security button. “What’s going on?”
Dale Mayer. Ice’s Icing (Kindle Locations 27-53). Valley Publishing Ltd.

Now planning a counterstrike and a wedding may seem like opposite things but in this case both appear to require some subterfuge.

Pissing off bad guys is a talent both Levi and Bullard have, they’ve both worked for governments that are in conflicted areas.

There are injuries, and plenty of action in this one, along with many long awaited events. I laughed, cried and held my breath more than a couple of times.

I love this team and their interactions and we see many folks from previous books. From the battles, to recoveries, to the bedroom you won’t be able to put this book down.

I can’t wait for the next book in this series.

5 Contented Purrs for Dale!

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Dale Mayer

Dale Mayer is a USA Today bestselling author best known for her Psychic Visions and Family Blood Ties series. Her contemporary romances are raw and full of passion and emotion (Second Chances, SKIN), her thrillers will keep you guessing (By Death series), and her romantic comedies will keep you giggling (It’s a Dog’s Life and Charmin Marvin Romantic Comedy series).

She honors the stories that come to her – and some of them are crazy and break all the rules and cross multiple genres!

To go with her fiction, she also writes nonfiction in many different fields with books available on resume writing, companion gardening and the US mortgage system. She has recently published her Career Essentials Series. All her books are available in print and ebook format.

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