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Her latest novel in the Tough Love series, Guarding Mr. Fine will be out on February 14, 2017. You can learn more about this great book by reading the excerpt given below.
About the book:
In this steamy novel of seduction and international intrigue, two brave men are stripped of their defenses—and exposed to dangers and desires that simmer below the surface.
As an agent with the CIA’s special activities division, Seth Lang lives for risk—and yet he’s stuck playing bodyguard to the U.S. consul general in Munich. Although Seth’s last assignment nearly killed him, babysitting some desk jockey in a suit sounds way too easy. But when he lays eyes on the new top man, tactical expert Rick Fine, Seth’s thrilled to see just how hard this job is going to get. Mr. Tall, Dark, and Quiet has a body worth guarding—and he requires hands-on attention day and night.
Dispatched to a German consulate to expose the murder of his predecessor, Rick finds himself in an extremely vulnerable position. He needs a man like Seth—in so many ways. This mission will inevitably plunge them both into jeopardy, but each new threat only brings them closer. Rick just hopes that he can keep his deepest, darkest secret hidden—or else risk imperiling a relationship they’re both fighting for their lives to protect.
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Seth waited until the door clicked shut. This guy could act cool if he wanted, but
seeing each other now, undercover and at work, had to shake him. Seth refused to believe it didn’t. “So, what do I call you? Richard . . . Dick?”
For a second, he didn’t answer. He walked around his desk and sat in his big
leather chair. Made quite a show of it, too. “How about boss or Mr. Fine. Even sir.”
Ego, good. Seth handled ego bullshit all the time. “I meant in private.”
“So did I.”
Seth stepped up to the opposite side of the desk. He didn’t bother sitting. Looming
over Blue Eyes worked better. “So, Your Highness—”
“If you insist on being insolent, use Rick.”
“Big, fancy words.” Seth decided not to mention how the last time they were
together they spoke mostly in grunts.
“I can spell them for you, if you like.”
Yeah, Seth wasn’t going to play this game. Rick acted detached and in control.
That tended to bring out the worst in Seth. Since they had to work together and had
enough unexpected baggage piled between them, he wasn’t looking for more.
He came around to Rick’s side of the desk and leaned his hip against the edge.
The move put them about a foot apart. “Why don’t I spell out some things, Rick?”
Rick’s gaze moved over Seth, but he didn’t push his chair back. No, he held his
ground. “As if I could stop you.”
Okay, Seth had to give the guy credit for that. Still . . . “Do you often break
protocol, abandon your security and head to a bar for raunchy sex with strangers?”
Seth breezed right by that. It was either that or think about the sex, which could
lead them down a path guaranteed to make them miss the meeting. “I should probably
have a heads-up if that’s your thing since I’m the one who’s supposed to be guarding you, at least temporarily. I’d prefer if you didn’t get taken out on my watch.”
Rick folded his hands in front of him. “Your watch or not, I’d prefer if that never
“That’s hard to tell right now.” Seth tried to ruffle him but Rick refused to be
baited. That was an impressive skill.
“Keep up the attitude and I can have you taken off my private detail.”
That was adorable. “Or you could answer the question, Rick.”
“I was in Berlin before my assignment here started. I went out for drinks with
some people from the embassy. They left and you walked in.” Rick held up his hands.
“No rules were broken, except for maybe a few personal ones.”
“Uh-huh. Let’s get to the point, shall we?” Seth shifted. Moved back just far
enough so he could stare down and make his point. “Anyone could have come after you. I could have attacked you, kidnapped you. Slit your throat. You need to be smarter and I think you know that.”
“I was never in danger.”
He was either clueless or possessed stone-cold insides. Seth suddenly wanted to
know which. “What kind of response is that?”
“An honest one.”
“You’re not taking your safety seriously.” And that could get them both killed.
Seth liked to play hard but on the job he expected his orders to be followed and his rules to be obeyed.
“I assure you, I am.”
“Maybe act like it.”
Rick balanced an elbow on the armrest of his chair and eyed Seth. “Admittedly,
this whole tough alpha thing you’re doing right now is hot. Clearly it appeals to me since I dropped my pants without even getting your name the last time we met, but here in this building, there is one rule.”
Danger or no, Seth had to admit he liked the verbal sparring. Rick didn’t back
down. Seth found that hotter than he wanted to admit. “Enlighten me.”
“I’m in charge. You show some respect or you’re on a plane to Yemen.”
Nice try. “That was a great speech.”
“No, really.” Seth stood up because he figured he’d made his point with the closeup-
and-threatening thing. “Not that I give a shit about anything you said because—and let
me be clear so that there’s no misunderstanding here—I do not work for you.”
Rick made a humming sound. “Did you quit already?”