“You live your entire life by someone else’s rules, is what you do,” she mumbled.
“What?” He cocked his head. “I didn’t quite catch what you said.”
“You muttered something. Let’s hear it.”
Charlee folded her arms over her chest. “I said, lest you forget, we’re being followed.”
“That’s not what you said.”
“Pretend it is.”
He knew exactly what she’d said and she was right. He was a law- abiding man. Where would society be if everyone threw the rules of civilized behavior out the window?
Charlee probably went for those swaggering bad boy types who broke the law and broke her heart with equal ease.
“So let them follow us.”
“Need I remind you my grandmother’s trailer was ransacked,we were shot at, and someone torched my father’s apartment complex?”
“Your father did that.”
“No he didn’t.”
“Whatever you say.”
“What does that mean?”
“I’m tired of arguing with you.” The woman could wear a professional filibuster into the ground.
“Oh, no, no, no.” She shook a finger. “You don’t believe me and simply saying you do doesn’t change your mind. You can’t just give in because you don’t want to argue.”
“Yes I can. See, I’m shutting up. No more arguing with you.”
Gleefully, Charlee found the chink in his logic. “Good, then let’s ditch the Bentley.”
“Thought you weren’t going to argue.”
“Sit back and hush.”
He wondered if he was going to have to kiss her in order to shut her up. Why was kissing her such an appealing idea?
This had to stop. He was almost engaged.
Think of Daphne.
Determined, he tried to call up Daphne’s image and his mind went blank. He struggled to summon her scent but instead of the floral aroma of Daphne’s expensive perfume, he could only smell Charlee’s fresh soap scent. Instead of mentally seeing Daphne’s sleekly coiffed blond hair, he saw long, jet- black tresses twisted in beguiling braids. Instead of hearing Daphne’s dulcet acquiescence, his ears vibrated with the sound of Charlee’s deep, throaty-voiced firmly held opinions. Something about Charlee called to that wildness inside of him he’d buried along with Kip. The wildness that scared him because he knew what trouble it could cause. The wildness he missed and feared with equal intensity...
LICENSE TO THRILL
Las Vegas private eye Charlee Champagne is absolutely fearless. But when handsome Mason Gentry strides into her office, demanding to know where his grandfather is, she can't control the goosebumps. It's not like Mason to be in Sin City while the biggest deal of his banking career wraps up without him, but one moment with Charlee brings out his wild side. Before he knows it, Mason is on a mission, driving pedal to the metal across the desert with the toughest, sexiest woman he has ever met . . .
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Comic book creator Marlie Montague's life isn't as exciting as her heroine's until someone points the business end of a pistol right at her. Now she needs help from a real-life action hero: her rock-hard Navy secret-agent neighbor, Joel Hunter. Soon he and the beautiful Marlie are blowing the doors off a full-blown conspiracy with more double agents than a Bond flick. But the real mystery is: How does Marlie manage to leave Joel both shaken and stirred?
About Lori Wilde
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Wilde has written sixty novels. She holds a bachelor's degree in nursing from Texas Christian University and a certificate in forensics. She volunteers as a sexual assault first responder for Freedom House, a shelter for battered women. Lori is a past RITA finalist and has been nominated four times for the Romantic TimesReviewers' Choice Award. She's won the Colorado Award of Excellence, the Wisconsin Write Touch Award, the Lories, the More Than Maggie, the Golden Quill, the Laurel Wreath, and the Best Books of 2006 Book Award. Her books have been translated into twenty-five languages and featured in Cosmopolitan,Redbook, Complete Woman, All You, TIME, and Quick and Simple magazines. She lives in Texas with her husband, Bill.
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