After Alex Polecheck's police officer husband, Sam, is stabbed in cold blood, she vows to see the murderer brought to justice. Peter, Sam’s best friend, and fellow police officer, seems to be the only member of the Police Department interested in catching the killer.
Peter sets out on a perilous hunt for the killer, while trying to protect Alex, who appears to be next on the murderer’s list.
The mystery begins to unravel when Peter finds a connection between the murder of Sam and two other law enforcement officers, who were all part of an internet crime taskforce. Peter and Alex find themselves alone in the battle for justice and truth when they discover members of the local police department cannot be trusted. Will Peter piece together the puzzle before Alex is silenced? While battling to protect Alex, will he be able to continue to conceal his love for her?
Peter unlocked the door to their room and pushed it open for Alex to pass through. She stepped inside and walked to the middle of the room before she turned back and caught his gaze. Her eyes told him what she wanted. Within several quick steps, he narrowed the gap between them, dipped his head, and pressed his lips to her forehead then to her temple. His hands floated up and wove into her soft silky hair. As she tilted her head back, he skimmed his lips down over her jaw to the slender column of her throat. She murmured his name. Adrenaline rushed his veins. The sweet sound of her voice saying his name almost drove him insane. He willed her to say it again. And when she did, in that erotic purr, his body nearly burst into flames.
His eager mouth found hers. She lifted her arms and wrapped them around his neck, pulling him closer. He traced her lips with his tongue, urging her to part them. She did. Her sweet flavor seeped into him deeper than he’d ever imagined it could. It would forever be embedded in his brain.
She unlocked her grip from around his neck and tugged at his shirt, pulling it out from under his waistband. Her busy fingers shot up and undid the buttons, and then she yanked the shirt off him. She ran her hands down his chest, leaving a trail of burning flesh under her fingertips. Reaching for the waistband of his pants, she undid the button and zipper before giving a slight tug on the material. His pants dropped to the floor.
Peter reached down and grabbed Alex’s soft cotton dress just under her rib cage. She lifted her arms, and he pulled it up over her head. He stepped forward and stared at Alex’s pale breasts housed in a skimpy, black lace bra. He skimmed his burning fingertips over the top of the lace. Her body quivered at his touch. In one quick flick of his fingers, he opened the front bra clasp and filled his greedy hands with her soft breasts. He massaged and kneaded them as his mouth crushed down on hers, urgent and desperate. His pulse pounded, he needed to be in her.
Peter scooped Alex up into his arms, carried her to the bed, and set her down. He yanked off his boxer shorts and climbed in beside her. A murmur of pleasure floated from her lips when he sucked the tip of her breast into his mouth. He nipped at her lightly with his teeth, and she arched her back.
He slid his hand down her flat stomach and under the waistband of her black lace panties. She was hot, wet, and ready for him. Her hips rose, and he eased her panties off her. Blood rushed in his loins.
He returned his mouth to hers. The kiss was quickly desperate. Tongues tangled, teeth nipped. Her slim fingers reached down and wrapped around his penis. She stroked him then slid her thumb over the sensitive tip, and then stroked his shaft again. Her soft touch was amazing. His mind went blank, to a place where only sensation existed. He was nearly there. He wanted to be in her. As if she read his mind, she released him and opened for him. He sheathed himself, rolled onto her, and drove into her, hard and deep. Her smoldering gaze held his as he pumped again and again, sinking as far as she would allow. He watched her eyes go opaque as she cried out with pleasure. Her body shuddered beneath him. Covering her mouth with his, he swallowed her sound. Her muscles gripped him, driving him further to the edge. His mind reeled, his vision grayed, and his orgasm exploded.
They lay motionless, their bodies nearly melted to one another. Her hands slid flaccidly from his back onto the bed. He felt weak and satiated; his mind close to empty but his heart full.
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Valerie Clarizio lives in romantic Door County Wisconsin with her husband and two extremely spoiled cats. She loves to read, write, and spend time at her cabin in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
She’s lived her life surrounded by men, three brothers, a husband, and a male Siamese cat who required his own instruction manual. Keeping up with all the men in her life has turned her into an outdoors enthusiast, of which her favorite activity is hiking in national parks. While out on the trails, she has plenty of time to conjure up irresistible characters and unique storylines for her next romantic suspense or sweet contemporary romance novel.