Seducing the Detective by: Sherri Hayes

Seducing The Detective

When Detective Janey Davis is sent to the small town of Liberty to consult on a recently discovered John Doe, she’s paired up with Deputy Kyle Reed. She’s run into his type before—handsome, overly confident, and he has the ladies fawning all over him. It should be easy to resist her attraction to him. If only someone would tell that to her heart.

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Excerpt

Ethan closed the back and locked it. “I think that’s everything. I’ll get it back to the station so they can start pulling the prints.” Without waiting for a response, he walked to the driver’s side of his vehicle and opened the door. “Hope to see you at the hog roast tonight, Detective Davis.” He climbed inside the SUV and was off before she had a chance to answer him.

Janey couldn’t help but laugh. In less than four hours she’d been asked if she was going to this pig roast—hog roast—whatever they want to call it, by three different people. What was so special about cooking a pig that had everyone in this little town so fixated on it as if it were some huge, not-to-be-missed event?

She felt Kyle come up behind her, and her amusement swiftly turned to something else entirely. “We should stop by the diner and grab some lunch.”

“I’m not hungry.” Her words came out as not much more than a whisper.

He stepped closer and her body went on alert. Not from fear, but from anticipation. “Neither am I, but it’s a good place to ask around to see if anyone knows who might have been in that field the night before last.”

“All right.” She took a deep breath and turned to face him, trying to shake off the torrent of emotions swirling around inside her. “Let’s go.”

She managed to take two steps before he put his hand on her arm to stop her. Sure, she could have pulled away, but the feeling of his warm hand on her bare skin had her temperature rising.

Kyle came up behind her again, but this time he stood close enough that his chest was touching her back. He leaned in so his mouth hovered right above her ear. “Don’t run away from me, Janey.”

“I’m not.”

“Aren’t you?” He didn’t move an inch.

“We have a job to do. I’m trying to catch a killer.” Again, she could have easily walked away—his grip wasn’t all that tight—but she didn’t. Something was keeping her rooted to the spot.

“Don’t try and change the subject.” He skimmed the palms of his hands down her arms, leaving tingles in their wake. “We have plenty of time to get to the diner and the fingerprints will take a while. This is about you and me.”

She swallowed. “There is no you and me.”

Her words hung in the air for a long moment before he spoke. “Come with me tonight. Let me show you a good time.”

“And then what?” She had no idea what prompted her to ask or even what kind of a response she was hoping to get.

“And if, after that, you don’t want anything to do with me, I’ll back off.”

 


About The Author

SherriHayes1802Crp (1)Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn’t good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.

At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.

Writing has become a creative outlet that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create.

You can find a current list of all of Sherri’s books and sign up for her monthly newsletter at www.sherrihayesauthor.com

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