Hailey’s tired of seeing men she considers her brothers nearly killed. The Navy was the one place she considered home, until now.
Maddox is used to playing cat and mouse, his job is to keep the United States safe from terrorists. However, the ends always outweighed his own needs. Only this time, with Hailey’s life hanging in the balance it wasn’t the same.
As threats escalate, and Hailey is placed under his care 24/7 will he be able to keep things professional? Or will it all fall apart as secrets are uncovered and the threats are closer than either thought?
“You’ve got that look I’ve seen before. Right before someone is about to go down.” Hailey raised her hand up and mimicked shooting a gun.
The nurse working on getting her vitals laughed, thinking Hailey was making a joke, but Maddox and Hailey knew she was telling the truth.
“Hmm, I can think of all kinds of things I could say, but I don’t want to make you blush.” His words had the desired effect. Easing the tension from Hailey’s body, and making the nurse in the room laugh.
Hailey nearly groaned out loud at Maddox’s words. He’d turned what she’d said into something dirty, and damned if all her female parts didn’t stand up and say hallelujah. The man was sex on two thick legs, with what she was sure was an impressive package in between. However, not once in the last year and a half had he so much as made a comment that he was interested in her. For fucksake, she’d begun to think he was gay.
“If you could just sew me up, I’d like to get out of here.” Hailey blew out a breath.
The nurse snorted. “Hun, I’m afraid it don’t work like that. The doctor will have to look you over, and then make his decisions. More than likely, you’ll be staying the night. You took a pretty nasty hit, and may have a concussion.”
Well, duh, Hailey could’ve told her that. “I’ve had a concussion before. I know what to do and what not to do. Believe me, I will be fine.”
Maddox and the pretty nurse shared a look. In that instance, she wanted to rip the blonde woman’s tits off. Yep, she was soo screwed.
“Listen, Hellion, we will wait for the doc, and then make some decisions.” Maddox’s big palm settled on her thigh.
Her mouth went dry, but she found herself agreeing to his words. The nurse, whose name she couldn’t remember nodded then left them.
“I can’t stay the night in the hospital, Mad. I’ll be a sitting duck for whoever tried to kill me. I need to call my superior…JoJo and Blake need to be told,” she began, only to stop as his head descended, blocking out the overhead light.
“Stop worrying. I won’t let anyone hurt you.”
She opened her mouth to protest, then sucked in a stunned breath when he covered it with his. The ease with which he took control, making her forget where they were, was crazy and wonderful. She’d never had anyone kiss the way Maddox did. He didn’t just move his lips over hers, but nibbled on each one of her lips, then licked along the roof of her mouth, slid his tongue along hers, dueling for supremacy. The act of kissing became a form of lovemaking, and Hailey knew the man would be just as good, if not better when it came down to sex.
About the Author
Elle Boon lives in Middle-Merica as she likes to say…with her husband, two kids, and a black lab who is more like a small pony. She’d never planned to be a writer, but when life threw her a curve, she swerved with it, since she’s athletically challenged. She’s known for saying “Bless Your Heart” and dropping lots of F-bombs, but she loves where this new journey has taken her.
She writes what she loves to read, and that is romance, whether it’s erotic, Navy SEALs, or paranormal, as long as there is a happily ever after. Her biggest hope is that after readers have read one of her stories, they fall in love with her characters as much as she did. She loves creating new worlds, and has more stories just waiting to be written. Elle believes in happily ever afters, and can guarantee you will always get one with her stories.