Published: June 18, 2015
Published by: Mad for Romance Publishing
Alex Ward has been on a mission since she was five years old, though she hasn’t always been aware of it. That was the year her mother left her and her father and disappeared.
Now a twenty-year-old college student and already an experienced investigative journalist, Alex is about to make a discovery that rocks her basic beliefs about herself, sets her on a path that puts her at odds with her boyfriend Dylan Chaves, and makes her question the goals she may have sacrificed everything for.
Once it was Dylan’s secrets that endangered their love. Are Alex’s secrets about to do the same?
Fatal Intent is Book 3 of the Desert Heat series.
“I can’t wait another minute, Dylan,” Alex said. “Make love to me now.”
Dylan stroked her cheek with the back of his fingers, looking deeply into her eyes. “How about that shower?” he asked.
“As long as we’re together,” she said. This was something new, too. Except in bed, he’d never seen her nude, nor she him. In fact, she usually had her eyes closed tightly, and she didn’t know why. Maybe, like an ostrich, she thought if she couldn’t see him, then he couldn’t see her either, and she wouldn’t need to be embarrassed by her nudity. How silly it seemed now! She wanted him to see her. Wanted him to tell her she was beautiful and know he meant every part of her. Something was different about them being together tonight, and she couldn’t pin it down.
Alex firmly turned off her analytical side and gave herself to the moment. Dylan bent his head to kiss her, slowly and thoroughly, slipping his tongue between her lips to dance with hers. When she swayed toward him, he caught her around the waist and shoulders with his muscular arms and bent her back, trailing kisses down her jaw to the hollow of her throat, licking the salty skin with a growl.
Alex’s insides turned to molten lava then, and her fingers curled into his arms, digging into his skin. Dylan picked her up as if she were weightless and carried her into her bedroom. He set her down on the bed and gave her another look that curled her toes, before taking the few steps into her bathroom and turning on the shower.
When he returned for her, he was naked. She’d shed her clothes too, and his eyes burned her skin as they roamed over every inch of it. Then, still without a word, he took her hand and pulled her up, then led her into the bath and helped her over the rim of the tub into the shower. Alex found her voice as Dylan turned her back to him and pulled her close.
“Wait, no fair!”
“You’ll get your turn.” Dylan’s husky voice betrayed his feelings as his soapy hands came around the front of her and began to stroke her.
Alex closed her eyes and leaned back against him. The evidence of his arousal settled in the curve of her ass and made her hyper-aware of every sensuous stroke of his hands. When one hand cupped a full breast and the other dipped between her legs, she almost lost the ability to stand, but his arms held her firm. It took only moments to reduce her to a quivering blob of jelly. Dylan turned her again and snuggled her close.
“Shall we go to bed?”
“No!” she managed. “You promised me a turn!”
He chuckled softly. “I thought that was your turn.”
About the Author:
Jamie Jeffries is the pen name of a successful author with published novels under other pen names in addition to her titles under this name. She likes to bring a bit of the unusual, the unlikely and the humorous to her plots. Jamie brings you heroines who overcome hard challenges, sweet, sexy heroes with a hint of alpha male, and side characters you'll love to hate or laugh with.
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