By Lisa Marie Rice
Lieutenant Alex Cruz eats, sleeps and breathes legislation enforcement. he is difficult and brusque, and police officers and criminals alike tremble prior to him. and that is the method he likes it. till he meets Caitlin Summers-and comes to a decision he wishes her trembling underneath him. the gorgeous pupil is doing dissertation learn in his cop store, and heavily messing along with his head. His self-imposed sexual abstinence involves a screeching halt in Caitlin's ratty inn room and dies an everlasting dying in his mattress. . .and his kitchen. . .and his front room. Caitlin can also be clever and humorous, variety and beneficiant, her smile a burst of heat in his chilly, austere existence. And that scares the crap out of him. together with his head and middle battling a conflict of wills, Alex can slightly be aware of paintings. and that is too bad-because his risky activity and his newfound love are approximately to conflict within the worst means attainable. writer word: an excellent Specimen was once formerly published via one other writer lower than the identify Taming Nick.
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I‟m expecting—hoping—to be awarded a year‟s grant by the Frederiksson Foundation. ” Caitlin tried not to squirm under Alex‟s dark, intense, disapproving gaze. She simply met it with her own, keeping her face neutral. But she could feel his strong will beating against her from across the table. To her relief, Martha arrived, neatly sliding his burrito and Caitlin‟s cheeseburger in front of them. As if she didn‟t have a care in the world, Caitlin bit into her burger and munched. “Wow. ” He was barely listening, simply glowering at her.
At her command, he picked up his fork. Though she kept her face impassive, Caitlin rejoiced inwardly. Yessss! If he obeyed her once, he would obey her again. She was going to win this battle. And after the battle, the war. The aromas of Hank‟s food wafted straight into Alex‟s system, reminding him that he was running on empty. Or on station house coffee, which was worse. Alex picked up his fork to dig into his burrito then stopped, running through what Caitlin had said in his mind. He lifted his head, surprised.
Then he‟d gone into protective overdrive as he backed away, pretending his only concern was keeping her safe. His backing away was the cue for her head to start working again instead of other body parts. And as soon as the blood returned to her head, she was stricken with remorse. What had she been thinking? Of nothing at all, apparently. God, she‟d made a terrible, terrible mistake. Caitlin prided herself on her professionalism. Melting in the arms of a man she‟d just met and who was crucial to her work was as nonprofessional as it got.
A Fine Specimen by Lisa Marie Rice