He was too busy grabbing the edge of his desk with enough force to snap off the wood trim. That is never going to happen. Ben held up both hands and shrugged his shoulders in what Callie assumed was some sort of peace offering. No offense. He shook his head, refusing to give up the fight.
Callie knew the guy had to be smarter than this. He passed the Bar and managed to get appointed by the governor.
That suggested there was a working brain in that head somewhere. Ben glared at her before continuing his brother-to-brother negotiations. Your car blew up in a locked government parking lot. Mark folded his arms in front of him. That changes everything. She glanced at Mark.
When he nodded, she took the lead. It means the person who planted the bomb had access to the facility. Probably has a badge and can come and go in the courthouse without being noticed.
He or she is on the inside, which makes you vulnerable even with all the uniforms around you all the time. Which is why Callie is your new right arm. Where you goes she goes.
Ben closed those chocolate brown eyes of his for a second. When he opened them again, some of the fight had left him. Even his shoulders appeared more relaxed. Mark glanced at his cell and started talking faster. Look, I know this is a pain in the ass, but I need you to listen to me. An unspoken emotion passed between the brothers. Callie had no idea why Ben caved, but the verbal and psychological battle had ended.
Both men wore grim lines of resignation on their mouths. Nice try. I get paid to do the tactical stuff, so let me do my job. Out of nowhere, Ben turned on her and flashed a smile full of perfect white teeth. So, you ready to spend ten hours a day with me? Ben walked into his private chambers the next morning at his usual seven-thirty start time to enjoy a half hour of quiet before the workday madness descended.
Not in the front area of his office, where the sofa and chairs were arranged for informal meetings. Not by the bookcases that lined the walls. No, she actually stood behind his desk looking out the window to the concourse seven stories below.
Some guard dog she turned out to be. What if someone had come in carrying a gun instead of a paper and a coffee cup, then what—. Still, Ben appreciated having an uninterrupted minute to study her. From a pure male appreciation standpoint he had to give her points.
She stood about five-eight with a body more curvy than athletic, which was just his preference. He took in her nice round ass and the way her black pants showed it off.
A matching short blazer highlighted her trim waist and straight blond hair pulled back in a ponytail at her neck hung partway down her back. Protecting that fine ass of hers from whomever seemed so determined to chase him down and take him out would be the biggest issue. No way was he letting her step into danger over him. Not exactly what he had in mind when he left the military for the calmer life of a practicing law. There it was. Flat lips and angry eyes. The look of pure pissiness she did so well.
Is your brother cramping your style already? That made one of them. Ben motioned for her to step out from behind his desk. Page 8 9. Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion — a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.
Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Leather and lace don't strike sparks. Or do they? It's Valentine's Day, but Macy Rodgers isn't feeling the love. Aside from a torrid, one-night fling in a backseat a few months back, her love life has been sorely lacking, but fortunately she has devious friends who feel like playing Cupid.
Wouldn't they be shocked to learn that the match they've made for her is the same one Leather and lace don't strike sparks. Wouldn't they be shocked to learn that the match they've made for her is the same one that steamed up the back of that '69 GTO Seth "Ghost" Warren has just returned to town after an extended absence. Between his grandmother's failing health, his job as a tattoo artist, his band's gigs, and a crazy ex that won't leave him alone, he's stretched thin.
Cautious cowgirl Macy is the last thing he needs thrown into the mix. She's all country, he's all heavy metal—and Macy knows that if anyone can propel her out of her rut, it's Seth.
But when their worlds collide, it's anyone guess if they'll survive with their hearts intact. Warning: Contains explicit sex, graphic language, road trips, troublemaking exes, emotional baggage, and an unconventional but exceptionally hot hero tatted and pierced for your pleasure Get A Copy.
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Showing Average rating 4. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 19, Aestas Book Blog rated it it was amazing. Shaved head, though right now he wore a black baseball cap pulled low over his eyes The hotness, and by that I mean hotter-than-hell-melt-your-panties-need-a-cold-shower-fanning-self-oh-my-god-H-O-T-N-E-S-S starts right in the first scene and only escalates from there.
Seriously, talking about sizzling chemistry! I'm getting flushed just thinking about it! This book should be read near an AC vent, with several drool buckets handy. I mean holyyyyyyyy!!!! This is the story of Macy Candace's best friend and Seth or Ghost as his friends call him.
Macy and Ghost come from two completely different worlds - they lead different lives, listen to different music, have different preferences He was heavy metal. She was all country, all the time. He wouldn't belong at a rodeo, and she wouldn't belong at one of his wild concerts where they probably sacrificed live chickens or bit the heads off bats onstage. But that cooling-off thing? I can't promise you that. It had depth and a really wonderful plot and I loved that they each has issues to work through before they could fully make it work together.
Their past relationship experiences had made them quite jaded and they were quite open with each other in the beginning - going into the relationship without taking anything for granted. Just wait for me. Their characters were heavily featured not just as side characters but we also even got to see them work through some issues and figure out their happily-ever-after together even further. It was quite a treat : Brian and Seth also have a very close brother-like bond that was highlighted a lot.
They are true best friends - always having each others' back, helping each other, teasing, telling it straight I won't even try. Both guys are absolutely swoony, gorgeous, tough-yet-soft, sweet, caring, and hotter-than-hot and yet, in many ways, different. Oh, and let's not forget that they are pierced. And yes, its down there. I can't choose! I love them both.
I'm so glad this was never a love triangle series because, if so, I'd never in a million years have been able to make a decision. Secrets, a serious lack of communication stemming from hurt and assumptions being made without talking things through.
And I guess I found it a little frustrating how long it dragged out, but I did like that it forced them to being their true feelings out and learn not to hide from each other, because if they didn't, they both knew they'd lose what they had. I don't care if we have to start all over again.
I'll put the work in to rebuild it It's what I do, you know. I get rusted-out old heaps of junk back on the road, I turn scars into art. Maybe I get once-broken cowgirls back on the horse. I'll do the same for us, if you'll let me. I don't know Overall though, I totally loved it! If you want a romantic, scorching read that has depth to the story and isn't only about the sex, then you'll love this one!
View all comments. Nov 07, Baba rated it really liked it Shelves: erotica-or-erotic-romance , books-kelly-and-baba-liked-or-loved. Holy Hotness Batman! Don't freak out on me when I do it, unless you're ready to walk away from this whole thing. You were in dire need to get laid by someone who knew how to do it right. And the right guy was about to walk into the bar as well as back into your life.
It's Seth Warren aka Ghost. Seth is Brian Ross's best friend and employee who had managed to short-circuit your brain. You two shared a hot night a couple of months ago but that's all there was to it at that point in your life.
Then again, you cannot deny that you are incredibly intrigued by Ghost even though you know that you two have nothing in common. Well, were you ever wrong, Macy. Enter Seth… Tattooed. Shaved head. A rather huge man and very solidly built. A sexilicous specimen of a male miracle. Oh my, you are such a wonderful and memorable hero. Thank you, thank you! Why do house windows fog up, Seth? I'm gonna blame it on you. Hence, let's get it out of my system…here it is: Oh, Seth, please let's get naked and leave me breathless too!
You didn't know what happened to Macy to make her go from the cool and confident woman to a wad of misery. You were trying to make her feel better again, and you wanted the confident woman back. That's quite a challenge since Macy was a tough little nut to crack. Good luck then, Seth! As a matter of fact, when you hooked up again you two set the rules. Just a little bit of fun, no strings attached at all.
Although that kinda backfired, didn't it? You got to a point where it wasn't enough anymore. And Macy didn't want a revolving-door relationship either. As it was, you were very eager to live up to her expectations and I was so happy to see you guys together. Mmmm…Seth, you did amazing things to Macy.
Wow, what a stunning blur of passion! But there's just something about hearing dirty talk coming from a nice, clean mouth. Any girl who says 'f ck' every other word can tell me to f ck her, and it's hot, but it doesn't mean as much as when you say it. If I can get you to tell me to f ck you, Macy, f ck you harder, f ck you faster…you'd better believe you're going to get it.
You're going to get everything I've got, and then some. Holy cow. The sex between you and Macy was darn hot. If you want it, you have to ask me nicely. Please suck it. You can't cuss, and let's make it interesting. You can't say 'suck'. You did. My rules. Honestly, I adored to see your vulnerable side. Well, and then wonders never cease, right? Which true bad boy would act like a wonderful gentleman, doing lovely things like holding a car door open for his queen of hearts?
Helping her into her jacket etc.? Of course it's you. Baba was oh-so pleasantly surprised, I give you that. Seth, I was so sorry when view spoiler [your Nana died. Your pain was palpable and I really hurt for you. Oh yes, she gave you good advice, Seth.
Your Nana was so right when she told you to chase after Macy. I don't know how someone as beautiful and accomplished and awesome as you ever took a hit to your self-esteem.
Can you explain that please? Without a doubt I was so relieved when you put her pieces back together. You just didn't want her to be afraid anymore, and thanks to you Macy got her self-esteem back. Seth, have you seen Macy lately? Macy, where are you? Are you hiding in your dark corner? Yes, I'm talking to you right now, babe. Come on over here…yeah, good girl. Ever since you got hurt, you've followed your head. You thought that the accident took away your identity. It made you afraid.
But there is a time when you have to make a decision. Will you continue to be afraid of living your life or will you take up a dare? Don't you think it's time to follow your heart? Do the right thing, Mace, and throw caution to the wind! Yeah, you craved Seth's touch; he pushed so many buttons, didn't he? Just let. They fell kinda flat and were too anticlimactic for my liking. Additionally, I can't claim that I loved you. Shut it, Mace, I'm coming down to business now.