Restitution begins with the truth
Lucas Carmichael and Scott Anderson had it all, money, fame, and fortune. But one night’s stupid mistake takes everything they thought they cherished and dumps it upside down.
A car accident ends Lucas’ life and leaves Scott injured and bitter.
As the local ME, Tracy York, investigates the case, discrepancies begin to point to more than a simple drunk driving incident.
When threats are made to Tracy’s life can Scott and his guardian angel, Lucas, protect her, or will she become another casualty?
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“Don’t you ‘look, Trace’, me.” She sighed, and moved to his side. Her fingers sent tingles upward from where they rested on his arm. “You may be used to playing the hero for damsels in distress, but that’s not me, okay?” Her eyes were emerald green, mesmerizing in their brilliance. “I’m used to taking care of myself. I don’t need coddling.”
No, maybe she didn’t. But that didn’t mean she couldn’t use someone to take the burden away. He wanted to be that someone.
He raised a hand and brushed a velvety soft cheek, reveling in her body’s response. Eyelids fluttered and lips parted as though waiting for a kiss. Maybe she didn’t want the fairy tale, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t be her prince.
He leaned down and accepted her invitation.
Her taste reminded him of blue skies and endless meadows. Of songbirds and bubbling brooks. She was his fire when he got cold and food when he was hungry. She made him weak, yet superhero strong, all with a look or a touch. And he couldn’t get enough.
“Take me home with you,” he whispered.
Tracy gazed at him, her eyes conflicted. “We should…”
“What? Slow down? Deny what’s happening between us?” He tunneled his hand into her hair and cupped the side of her head, relieved when she leaned into the touch. “I can’t. If there’s anything I’ve learned in the past couple of weeks, it’s that there are no guarantees.”
He leaned forward until their foreheads touched. Until every breath was shared. Until there was no room for misunderstandings.
“I want you.”
Character Interview with Lucas:
What do you do for a living?
“I save souls. When I was a human I led a fairly selfish life as a movie star. Now that I’m dead my task is to make restitution so that I can move on to the other side.”
What is your greatest fear?
Shifts uncomfortably. “To be alone.”
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
“You’re supposed to wear something?” Grins slyly. “Come over one night and you’ll find out.”
What is your most prized possession?
Flexes shoulders. “Now that I have them, I’d have to say my wings.” Hesitates for a moment. “They give me worth.”
What do you think your greatest weakness is?
Looks down at his hands. “Natalya. She doesn’t know it, but she’s owned my heart from the moment we met.”
Jacquie writes Romantic Suspense with tough, alpha males who know what they want, until they’re gob-smacked by heroines who are strong, contemporary women willing to show them that what they really need is love.
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