With: Joya Ryan
Sitting in a bar, waiting for lightning to strike, typically leads to a letdown. However, sitting in a bar and waiting for nothing to happen—only to be hit by lightning in the form of a tattooed, pierced and wickedly hot guy is awesome! Makes me want to hang out by myself more often…especially in the town of Diamond.
“That looks like a sorrow-drowning drink,” a sexily deep voice said from behind her. “Either that or a broken-hearted drink.”
Autumn looked to her left and saw—
Oh my. Him. Mr. Tattooed Biceps himself. He took a seat next to her at the bar.
His timing was perfect. Maybe this was the universe’s way of letting her know that as long as she only asked for what she was worth, it would be happy to provide.
“I’m not a party with a martini kind of girl,” she said, and then she finished off her drink.
“What kind of girl are you then?” he asked. He had a slight drawl to his words. Slow and steady and smoldering.
She smiled. “The kind that doesn’t want to talk about it.”
“Understood,” he said. The bartender came back over, and Mr. Sexy kept his green eyes fastened on her and grinned. “I’ll have what she’s having. And would the lady like another?”
The lady? He might look the part of the bad boy, but there was a gentlemanly charm to him. She’d thought her cocktail had the perfect mix of sweet and salty, but this guy looked—and smelled—like he’d be the most delicious thing she’d ever tasted.
“Yes, please,” she said.
The T-shirt he wore clung to some serious muscles and gave sight to the tattoos on his biceps. His dark hair was longish, and when he ran a hand through it, she saw a few piercings along his ears.
I wonder if he has any piercings anywhere else…
With any luck, she wouldn’t need to ask. She’d have him on the bed, undressed, with all of his tattoos and potential piercings there for her to savor. Just the way she wanted it. No words. Just desire.
He raised his glass and gestured toward her. “Here’s to not talking about it.”
She saluted back, and they both took long sips. If she didn’t know better, Mr. Sexy looked to have a few things rolling around in his head that he didn’t want to talk about either. Maybe she was in better company that she’d thought. But would he be up for a one night, no strings kind of fling?
“Gotta admit, honey,” he said. “The way you’re looking me over makes me all giddy.”
A small laughed escaped her. He had a good sense of humor, and she wanted to play this game.
“I’m sorry, wouldn’t want to be overly obvious in my thoughts.”
“Oh? And what thoughts are those?”
This was fun. She was in the driver’s seat, and though everything about this man screamed alpha, he seemed fine letting her take the lead. Which was what she needed.
She slid her gaze over him, openly appreciating his physique. She wasn’t shy or misinformed about men. She’d been raised—for lack of a better word—by a man, and she knew how they operated.
“I was just wondering about your tattoos and piercings.” She leaned in a little, and God he smelled good. “I think you’re an iceberg. There’s always more beneath the surface that you can’t see.”
He raised an eyebrow. “Why, Miss Stranger, are you flirting with me?” he asked with a hot smile.
“Yes, sir, I am.”
When the chase ends, the fun begins…
It’s her best friend’s wedding, and Autumn Lane is trussed up in a pink bridesmaid dress with a big “everything is great” smile plastered across her face. She’s not going think about her life imploding, or spending the next two weeks housesitting in the ridiculously small town of Diamond. No, she’d rather think about the tattooed hottie in the wedding party…and how to turn the wicked way he’s looking at her into a night of intense pleasure.
Huck Galvin is fiercely attracted to his mystery woman’s no-BS attitude, but their one-night-no-strings plan backfires when Huck discovers that Autumn is the out-of-towner he’s “chaperoning” for the next two weeks. Outside the bedroom, the two can’t stand each other, yet Huck can’t deny how much he wants one more night with her. But Autumn isn’t going to make it easy for Huck. Not by a long shot…
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National and international bestselling author Joya Ryan is the author of the Shattered series, which includes Break Me Slowly, Possess Me Slowly, and Capture Me Slowly. She has also written the Sweet Torment series, which includes Breathe You In and Only You. Her Brazen novels include the Chasing Love Series which feature Chasing Trouble, Chasing Temptation and Chasing Desire. Passionate about both cooking and dancing (despite not being too skilled at the latter), she loves spending time at home. Along with her husband and her two sons, she resides in California.
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