Hooray!! Toss the confetti. Pop the champagne. Grind the beans.
Desire Protected is here!!
I’ve been working on Aidan’s story, the next Assassin you’ll get to know, and I realized Nadia and Ethan’s story wasn’t done yet.
But Desire Unexpected came out last April. What to do?
Desire Protected is a standalone. The story starts where Desire Unexpected left off.
The first review from Liz’s Reading Life
5-Stars: “Desire Protected is a quick, sensual, heart pounding read that will have you desiring more.”
Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him…
Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.
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Coming here had been stupid. If she left quickly, Ethan would never know she’d been there.
A step inside and she knew she’d made the wrong decision.
Ethan stood and came at her. “What are you doing here?”
“Ah.” She pushed the door closed behind her and stayed put. “I’m ah…”
“How did you get in here?”
“I took a cab. You’re busy. I’ll just get back in a cab and go home.” She turned around.
He stepped in behind her and placed his hand on the door above her head. “Don’t make another move.” He kicked her feet apart and pressed his body to hers.
She stared at the door. An ache rushed from her chest to the back of her throat, and then she heard a tiny little click.
He pulled her hair back and brought his lips to her ear. “They can still see us but our voices are blocked for thirty seconds.”
She had no idea what to say to him. Many times they discussed how dangerous it would be for her to get caught up in his business. “I’m sorry.” What a pathetic thing to say. She knew better.
“You followed me here?”
“I did.” Her stupid jealousy had gotten her here. She felt like a child. Maybe she should be punished like one. She tapped her head on the door.
“We’ll have a long talk about this when we get home.”
“I understand, Sir.” Her voice came out crackly.
“How did you find my room?”
“I may have told this second blonde woman I just started working here.” She wanted to crawl under the table.
“You did what?” His tone had gotten awfully low. “What do you mean second blonde?”
“Shit.” She tapped her head on the door again. Then she remembered the cameras. “I’m supposed to be in here making you happy.”
“Hey!” She turned around and he plastered himself to her.
“You have no idea the kind of danger you’re in this very minute.”
“From you? Yeah, I have an idea.”
“I’m the least of your worries. I’m working tonight.”
She sucked in a deep breath. Her heartbeat raced. “I’m so sorry.” Not only had she betrayed her promise to Ethan, but she’d put both their lives in danger.
He put his hand around her throat and squeezed. “Shhh.” He stroked along the back of her neck. His touch may have been gentle but his palm pushed her head back, bringing her gaze to his. “Follow my lead and I’ll get you out of here, but first I will make good use of our time.” His beautiful hazel eyes turned dark as night.
“Okay.” She trusted him and believed with her whole heart he’d get her out of this situation. A tiny click signaled the end to their privacy.
“Are you sure about that?” He hauled her back to the couch where he’d been sitting and pulled her over his lap.
“What are you doing?” She kicked her legs.
“You need to make me happy, wouldn’t want you getting fired on your first day.” He flipped up her skirt and yanked down her panties.