Jennifer McCallen is gathering evidence against her private investigator boss, Josh, who is suspected to also traffic drugs and girls. While working on a case of a missing child, Jennifer meets Lucas Dalton. He is cold and hostile to Jennifer, but under his hard exterior, she sees a man in pain.
Lucas, a fallen guardian, has thought about nothing but revenge for his murdered mate, Allie, until Jennifer McCallen came into town. He tries to shove her away, but the more he tries, the more he wants to claim her.
When Jennifer leaves, Lucas is sure she will go home to her life and live happily ever after. Then he learns that her boss is working with the man that murdered his mate. Lucas goes after her fearing she is in grave danger, terrified he has only condemned her to the same fate as Allie.
Be Warned: anal sex
Jennifer stopped in front of William’s Antiques and resisted the urge to go in and buy some of the pieces she saw in there. There was a Tiffany lamp with a dark wood end table she knew would look lovely in her bedroom.
In the reflection of the glass she saw Lucas standing on the other side of the street, looking at her. He was tall at almost six foot, maybe just a bit over. He was taller than she was, but he didn’t tower over her. He was tall enough that she had to crane her neck back to look into his eyes. She had guessed how tall he was as she still able to dominate her five foot seven inch height when they were up close together recently, just before he pulled away and had left her hanging.
His black hair fell just above his shoulders, and covered his eyes when he let it fall forward. He had thick muscles in his arms and chest. She assumed the rest of his body was just as muscular, but his clothing masked his muscular body. She could see his black boots that looked like they were pull on instead of laces or zipper. Her eyes fixed on his refection in the glass, and she got the feeling he was staring right back at her through her reflection.
As usual when she looked at him, she felt her libido tickle to life. She wanted him more than she ever wanted a man before. She blinked and hoped he would come over and talk with her. The way he made her feel by just looking at her made her feel alive. Her heart sped up as she stared at him. She knew she should stay away from him, Travis had warned her that he was dangerous. Looking at Lucas when he didn’t realize she could see him, she didn’t see a dangerous man. She saw a broken man that used that gruff exterior to keep people away. “Who hurt you, Lucas?” She spoke barely above a whisper, but his head tilted slightly to the side then he took a step towards her.
Jennifer turned around to watch him walking towards her. She could feel her breath coming in short, fast pants, and her heartbeat pounded in her chest as he crossed the street, keeping his eyes locked on hers. He stalked towards her like a predator, and shimmering in his eyes was the hint of a dangerous and deadly man. He walked until he stood right in front of her, and she had to look up to see his eyes. Being this close to him, she could sense the danger in him even stronger. Still she was not afraid of him, she was even more aroused than ever. She smiled at him for a moment then said, “Hi.”
He stared into her eyes, regarding her. He seemed to be searching for something. “What is it about you that I can’t stay away from?” Lucas asked with a raspy almost harsh tone.