A Fine Specimen by Lisa Marie Rice

By Lisa Marie Rice

Lieutenant Alex Cruz eats, sleeps and breathes legislations enforcement. he is tricky and brusque, and police officers and criminals alike tremble earlier than him. and that is the approach he likes it. until eventually he meets Caitlin Summers-and makes a decision he wishes her trembling underneath him. the gorgeous pupil is doing dissertation study in his cop store, and heavily messing along with his head. His self-imposed sexual abstinence involves a screeching halt in Caitlin's ratty lodge room and dies an everlasting dying in his mattress. . .and his kitchen. . .and his front room. Caitlin can also be clever and humorous, type and beneficiant, her smile a burst of heat in his chilly, austere existence. And that scares the crap out of him. along with his head and middle combating 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 approach attainable. writer notice: a good Specimen was once formerly published by way of one other writer lower than the identify Taming Nick.

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He cupped her in the palm of his hand, tightly. They gasped at the same time, out of excitement and to get some oxygen, their lips never parting, then Alex kissed her again, harder, deeper. It was so great he almost forgot what his right hand was doing. Almost. There was something hugely annoying under his hand, keeping him out. Impatient, he tugged viciously, barely noticing the ripping sound because his fingers were there, sliding through the soft, wet heart of her. Softer than the finest silk.

He meant Every. Fucking. Word. ” Hassan jumped. “Yessir, yes! ” He placed his hands together and bowed his head. ” Alex stared at him for another long moment then put a hand to Caitlin‟s back and walked her to the battered steel doors of the elevator. Caitlin was silent until the doors closed and the elevator started creaking slowly upward. She rounded on him. “How dare you speak to poor Hassan like that! ” “Are you joking? ” The elevator jerked to a stop and Alex stepped warily out into the corridor.

I didn‟t know the area would be like that. My travel agent probably didn‟t either. I told her I wanted a budget hotel. ” She shrugged. ” “A few days are enough for you to get tossed, maybe killed,” he said bluntly, and nodded as she flinched involuntarily at his harsh words. “Good. ” He was trying to scare her away, but he didn‟t know her. Caitlin didn‟t scare easily. “Like I said, it‟s only for a few days. 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.

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