The excerpt I want to share is from H is for Hotshot my sizzling hot smoke jumper story from Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please available this week from Carina Press!
Discover four sexy stories with a military twist in Love Letters Volume 2: Duty to Please.
E Is for Entice by Emily Cale
Coast Guard Petty Officer Evan Marshall knows it won’t be easy proving to his hometown that he’s matured—especially his former girlfriend, Ciara Knowles. Though they soon re-create some very hot memories, it may take a disaster to truly bring them together.
F Is for Fallout by Ginny Glass
When Spencer Corwin returns from Iraq, all he can think about is finally meeting the woman he’s been corresponding with in the flesh. But will their red-hot passion survive the fallout of learning they’ve both been living a lie?
G Is for Gun-Shy by Christina Thacher
Colonel Jack Travis doesn’t want to be partnered with buttoned-up military strategist Davina McCall—even if she’s the sexiest woman he’s ever seen. When a freak storm traps them in Jack’s cabin, the buttons start coming undone…and things really start heating up.
H Is for Hotshot by Maggie Wells
Smoke jumper Luke Whitehawk usually fights fires—when he’s not fighting his sizzling attraction to pilot Tara Ferris. And Tara’s determined that this is one battle Luke is destined to lose…
Luke pounded the door once more, but this time he used an icy-hot stare to smoke her out. The drone of dead air made her ache for the bells and sirens. A flash of anger tightened her jaw. If he thought he could break her with his childish silent treatment, the man had another thing coming. Luke had started screaming from the rear of the chopper when they caught the first updraft, and had plowed right through until she delivered him safely back to base camp. Again.
Sucking air between her teeth, Tara tripped the latch and threw her shoulder into the door. Without looking at him, she dropped a booted foot over the side and jumped from the pilot’s seat. “If you don’t like the way I drive, don’t climb into my bird, Hawk.”
A hard hand wrapped around her elbow. Blunt fingertips bit into her arm as he lifted her off the ground and held her snug against his chest. She slid halfway down his body before opportunity registered and instinct kicked in. Her arms and legs locked at his neck and thighs. She shimmied back up his long, lean body like a lumberjack scaling a tree trunk. She locked her thighs around his hips and dug the worn heels of her battered cowgirl boots into the hard muscle of his ass. Staring up into the jagged planes of his soot-covered face, she match him scowl for scowl.
“You could have killed yourself,” he rasped.
“I would never endanger my crew,” she retorted. “It was an engine alarm. I had her under control.” Luke opened his mouth to speak but the words caught. Startled by his strangled cry of frustration, she stared straight into his ebony eyes, willing him to truly see her for the first time. “Don’t you know me at all by now? I would never risk you. Never.”
His hand slipped into her hair, pressing the damp strands to the back of her neck. “Goddammit, Tara,” he rasped.
She held his gaze and exhaled a tremulous breath. “Goddammit, Hawk.”
A bead of sweat trailed down his temple, cutting a swath through the black soot that seemed embedded in his pores. It trickled into the crevices that fanned from the corners of his eyes, then attempted to scale that high, arcing cheekbone. Favoring him with a shaky smile, she caught the droplet on the pad of her thumb and swirled it into his skin.
Her lips were dry. She ran her tongue over the parched skin and traced the outline left by his safety goggles with her eyes. “You look like a reverse raccoon.” She wiggled, inching a bit higher so the crotch of his personal protective gear slid against the slick fabric of her flight suit.
Shudders rumbled through his body but he cradled her ass in one big hand. “And you look like more trouble than any man my age should go courtin’.”
“I’m not asking you to court me.” Her grip on his nape tightened. She leaned in and caught his earlobe between her teeth, rolling the tender flesh before releasing it with a flick of her tongue. Her breath bounced off his ear, warm and moist with anticipation. “All I’ve ever wanted was you deep inside me.”
His throaty growl was the only signal she needed. Pressing her face to the crook of his neck, she inhaled deeply, relishing the heady scent of fire and sweat and sweet, hot desire rising from his blackened skin. He pried her arms from his neck, released his hold on her bottom and shook from head to toe, shedding her from his body as effortlessly as he tossed off drops of river water after a swim.
Tara dropped like a sack of rocks. Her boots skated on the dusty asphalt, catching traction the second he turned his back and strode away. But this time she wasn’t about to let him go so easily. “Running away again, Hawk?”
“Go home, little girl.”
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