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One night is never enough…
For firefighter Sean Riddick, Warrior Fight Club keeps the demons of his past at bay, even though it means seeing Daniela England. Her ball-busting sarcasm drives him nuts, and he knows he’s damaged goods anyway, but he can’t help but remember how good they were together that one time. Now he wants to take her to the mats no matter how much they go toe to toe.
ER nurse Daniela England has lost so much that she’s vowed never to need anyone again. Fight club helps her beat back her survivor’s guilt, but it means dealing with Riddick. The hot-but-infuriating firefighter is everything she wants to avoid, which is why their one-night stand was a mistake. Now she needs to keep her distance so it doesn’t happen again.
But when Dani witnesses Sean’s motorcycle accident, she steps up to help him recover. One on one, they get beneath all the snark and find a connection neither expected. As Sean heals, the sparks between them burst into red-hot passion—and ignite old wounds. Now there are fires all around—and they have to decide which they’ll fight and which they’ll let consume them.
Daniela/Dani England has built a wall around her heart, the anniversary of her husband’s death is comin up and she’s fighting to get through this year. The camaraderie of the Warrior’s Fight Club does much to help as does the physical exertion.
Sean Riddick doesn’t think he’s worthy of anything or anyone. The Fight Club helps him deal with that as does his job as a firefighter where he often takes on extra shifts to keep from thinking.
Both of our main characters have forms of PTSD on top of their survivors guilt. When they spar whether physical or verbal it’s intense and fueled with innuendos.
Dani doesn’t get all his references, she’s never seen Deadpool. After an intense sparring match where Dani gets hit a bit hard she snipes at him and afterward he had decided not to go to dinner with the group. Dani wants to apologize but he has taken off on his motorcycle, even as she tried to catch him. As she watches he is hit by a box truck and goes flying to the pavement.
An ER nurse, she stays with him and rides in the ambulance keeping him calm. His injuries while not life threatening could end his firefighting career.
I love the way Dani stays by his side, and once he’s home she cares for him as they watch first the Deadpool Movies then start working their way through all the Marvel. They get to know each other away from others and find they have much in common and there’s more than a little spark between them.
A wonderful journey to healing for both, that includes a simmer to sizzle romance with lots of laughter and some tears as well.
I also just realized I missed a book that is a crossover. I will be reading that soon.
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The next thing Dani knew, she was over Sean’s shoulder and being carried into the house. Up the stairs.
“Sean, put me down. You’re gonna hurt yourself, you big idiot!” She tried to twist out of his hold, but his arm was tight around the backs of her legs.
“I’m fuckin’ fine,” he said in a sexy growl. “And we both know you like getting held down, so don’t pretend that this isn’t making you wet.”
“Damn you,” she said, dizzy more from the force of her arousal than hanging upside down.
He let out a sexy chuckle as he started up the stairs to his second floor. Her thinking brain wanted her to tell him he was going to hurt himself again, but she surrendered to the baser part of herself. The part that knew Sean was right.
She was already wet.
He dropped her unceremoniously on his big bed. The gray-and-white-striped sheets were messy, and the hunter green comforter was folded back, all as if Sean had just rolled out of bed. It made it feel more intimate, somehow, like she was seeing into a part of his life that she wasn’t meant to see. She rolled to find Sean tearing the button-down off, exposing those muscled shoulders and ridged abdomen. His bruising wasn’t quite as dark now, and in places was turning yellow-green as it healed.
Dani’s gaze dropped down to the considerable bulge that filled out the front of his jeans. God, she wanted him to absolutely overwhelm her. And she knew he was one hundred percent capable of it, too.
Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary and paranormal romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and upcoming Raven Riders series.
Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal.
She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.