This week’s theme is a sexy thriller. We’re talking about well…thrillers…like those commonly seen in mysteries or suspense or even zombie books where the heroine and hero are thrown together for whatever reason. They could be a likely or unlikely pair. You decide.
This week, a snip from Running Book Two in the Always Cambridge Series and the unlikely pairing of, Special Agent Alex Orton and his lovely informant, Holly Cambridge.
The Always Cambridge Series chronicles the life of Holly Cambridge through her tumultuous childhood, violent teen years, into adulthood, and the consequences that stem from being the daughter of mob boss, Bill Cambridge.
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It’s been three years since anyone has seen or heard from Holly Cambridge. But when she surfaces, she doesn't return home to the loving arms of her family. Instead, she heads straight to the FBI offering information that will destroy the Cambridge crime family.
Special Agent Alex Orton sees Holly Cambridge as nothing more than the next commendation standing between him and the ultimate promotion. What he doesn't bargain for is the shy, damaged, but feisty little woman that convinces his superiors to let her infiltrate a rival family, with Alex heading up the mission.
Holly and Alex clash at every turn, but Alex is intrigued by Holly’s sharp mind and boundless courage and must constantly fight his burgeoning feelings for his lovely informant. Alex is a strict disciplinarian of the rules and can’t reconcile the girl who can’t play by them.
As Holly carries out the sting and insinuates herself into the enemy’s camp, she develops a close and common bond with the middle Mayhue son, the exotically good looking and charismatic Victor. The very man who could end her life, if he were to discover her secret.
Hands tied, Alex must stand back, for the good of the team, and watch the tragedy play out.
Holly kept her mouth closed. Her eyes were open and focused on mine. She looked terrified, as if she were more freaked out about kissing me than she was the mobster behind her.
“Kiss me back.” Placing my hands on either side of her face, I let my thumbs stroke over her smooth cheeks. “Don’t think about them,” I whispered against her mouth. She closed her eyes and tilted her head slightly. “Stop thinking and kiss me.” I let one thumb run under her full lower lip, coaxing her.
Those were the proverbial famous last words. She took my command of the kiss. Her lips parted slightly and she matched me. Our mouths plunged and plundered until I think we both forgot we were playacting or that dozens of people were watching.
I shifted, trying to keep her from my growing arousal. She stretched up on her tip toes trying to follow me. Her mouth opened wider and I stroked her tongue with mine. I ran my hands down her back.
“Enzo has left the parking lot.” I heard Wayne vaguely, when her nails grazed my back coaxing me to continue. I wanted to swat at my earpiece like it was a pesky bug. In the beginning I’d been listening for the sound of the car leaving the parking area. Somewhere along the line I’d completely missed that.
“Uh…Alex…Mayhue’s gone. Ten-four?”
Follow the saga from the beginning... Always Cambridge
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Have a Sexy Saturday!