by Mimi Barbour
Book one in the new Romantic Suspense Vegas Series.
this short blockbuster will introduce you to Aurora Morelli and Kai Lawson, the
characters who are the stars of the Vegas Series.
forced to accept one very difficult fact—she’s lonesome for her partner Debbie.
An attack by a maniac put paid to their working together and Aurora is pissed.
She’s out to get the madman who hurt her friend and God help anyone who gets in
her way. Therefore when a new partner
is forced on her, a bloody hotshot no less, the kind of dude she always stays
as far away from as possible, she’s even more pissed.
humorous and will sweep you into the lives of these Las Vegas Detectives.
Excerpt – Chapter One
life had been normal. Aurora had gone to get a cup of the sludge they called
coffee and left her partner Debbie working on their backlog of case files.
Lieutenant Cory Ashton had caught up with her on the way back to her office and
they’d stepped into the room together, both coming to a dead stop. Debbie,
who’d lately taken to the layered look with sloppy clothes, had bent over to
pick something up from the floor and everything had draped open— her pregnant
belly had been revealed for all to see.
hell?” Cory erupted and his explosion cut off Aurora’s absurd exclamation.
pregnant.” Soon as the words left her mouth, Aurora wished them back. No
need to worry since Cory’s voice rose to a bellow and drowned out her obtuse
remarking on the obvious.
didn’t you tell me I’m going to be a father? A guy appreciates knowing these
things.” The excited man swept the curvaceous blonde into his arms and
hugged her until a smile wiped the horrified expression from her face. Flying
high, happier than Aurora had ever seen him, Cory continued. “We need to
celebrate. A man doesn’t find out he’s going to be a daddy every day.”
memory of the horror eight months ago emerged and wouldn’t be squashed. Was
this Cory’s baby? She watched her partner closely. No one knew the girl in the
same way that she did. For the first time, Aurora couldn’t read her. Innocent
pleasure had wiped away all traces of wariness and Aurora had to accept that
adoration shone in eyes that were empty of treachery.
the Dice” Book two in the romantic suspense Vegas Series.
partner shrugs and answers. “I saved your life.” From the very first page of
this riveting story, these two battle for supremacy in trying to catch the
serial rapist who ripped both their lives apart. With all her might, she fights
the attraction to his baby blues that tease and start her internal warning
devices humming. After all, her job is her life and determination has always
been her lifeline.
man who’d raped his sister can’t be allowed to live. After all, she hadn’t!
Revenge fills his soul while visions of his new partner fills his heart. The
sassy woman rattles his calm, and he can’t keep his hands to himself. Doesn’t
mean she has the power to stop him from doing what has to be done.
Aurora pushed her new partner from hovering over her so she could sit up. “I
didn’t mean it. I just wanted you to scare Rhondo.” She felt blood poring from
the wound on her arm and purposely kept her head turned away.
scare him. He let you go, didn’t he?”
him. Why did his voice have to sound so damn reasonable?
hoped her scorn would get to him.
eyes, you didn’t. He had every intention of using that knife. You know, the
sharp one he had pressed against your throat. If I’d shot him instead of you…”
fighting off nausea. She didn’t want to listen to reason. Being angry made the
situation a whole lot easier to deal with. Sarcasm, the best weapon she had in
a macho man’s environment, replaced whining.
and saw his shapely eyebrows rise. The light of the bulb hanging from the
ceiling of the cruddy apartment haloed his head making the bare skin shine. “Just
my frigging luck to end up with a partner who thinks and looks like Bruce
glower put a quick end to his merriment. He tried changing the subject with
sweet talk. “I’ve been told I have a nicely shaped head for being bald.”
“Sure and it goes swell with your baby-blue
eyes.” She sneered on purpose. No way would she admit he did look good.
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