Shes dead-set against him. Hes dead certain he can change her mind
Marienna Valdez has a cop allergy. Their cocky, superior attitudes never fail to turn her stomach. How fitting that her reward for enduring a perfectly sucky work week is a traffic ticket from one whos on the kind of overblown power trip she learned to hate when she was growing up surrounded by boys in blue.
But now shes finally home, where she prepares to take the edge off with a well-deserved self-love session. Just as she gets settled in with her favorite toys, though, what should come barreling through her bedroom door but another cop!
SWAT team sniper Marcus Pearson doesnt need detective skills to figure out just what hes interrupted. If he can keep her quiet long enough to resolve the tense situation under her bedroom window, he intends to put down his rifle and take aim at her aversion to the badgeWarning: This title contains one sheet-wrapped, cop-and-damsel burrito with toys on the side. Extra batteries included.
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Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
June 21, 2010
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Excerpt from Position Secured by Olivia Brynn
The pounding on her front door echoed through the house. Chester raced into her room and under the bed. "What?"
More pounding. Five steady beats that sounded like metal on wood. Mari shook herself out of her self-loving induced fog, and stood on shaky legs.
Who in the hell? If her neighbor had locked himself out of his house again, she was going to throttle him. Her entire being pulsed with need. She wrapped herself in her robe and stomped to the door, swearing up a storm in Spanish. Now anger simmered right along with the need to come.
"Who is it?" she barked. Never interrupt a girl's orgasm, damn it.
"Lieutenant Marcus Pearson with Denver Police. There's an emergency. I need to secure the premises. Open the door."
She peered through the peephole. Sure enough, a man in a black T-shirt, black cargo pants and dark glasses held a mean looking rifle in one hand, his face partially obscured by the badge in the other.
Her hand flew to her mouth at the sight. She'd grown up in the west, and she'd never before freaked out at the sight of a rifle, but this black monstrosity was nothing like Granddad's Winchester. "What do you want?" She spoke with her nose against the door. Her second cop encounter of the night, but things were looking up. This guy wasn't overweight and balding. In fact, he looked damn good through the fisheye lens. She rose on her tiptoes to look down. Nice.
"I need to requisition your house. Please. It's official business."
It might be the orgasm fighting to come out, but even his voice was sexy. She might forgive him for being a cop.
"I need the vantage point from your upstairs window. There's a hostage standoff in the vacant house behind yours. Could you open the door?"
"I was in the middle of something."
"Ma'am, I need to come in." The fisheye did nothing to disguise the tightness of his face.
"How do I know you're for real?"
"I showed you my badge."
"I can buy one of those at the dollar store."
He spun around and ran one hand through his dark hair, leaving tunnels through the thickness. Perfect--now she had a view of his ass.
He whipped back around. "Lady...go to your southeast window and you'll see what I'm talking about. This isn't a joke or a ploy."
Just then, she heard an authoritative voice boom through a megaphone from behind her house. "Drop the gun, Wilson."
"Hurry up, ma'am," the cop on the other side of her door growled. His low tone impressed the urgency. "I'll break the door down if I have to. It could mean the life of an officer."
If it was a ruse, he'd gone to a hell of a lot of trouble to set it up. The megaphone voice went off again, matching this guy's intensity. She clutched her robe closer to her chest and unlocked the door.
Lieutenant Pearson burst in, barely nodded his thanks and, without a word, stormed down the hall and into her bedroom. Chester tore out and skittered back under the couch in record time.
Mari just stared after him. He even smelled good. Her entire body reacted to the testosterone surge filling her home. If she weren't already on the brink of an amazing orgasm, his mere presence would have kicked it into gear. She followed him into her room, where he'd swept a stack of books from her windowsill onto the floor and knelt close to the edge of the window. He was in place with his rifle pointed out the open window.
Damn, he was hot. Lieutenant, huh? Marcus Pearson. Marc, maybe. With his dark hair cut short, he reminded her of an armed forces poster boy. His sunglasses were now buried in that hair, perched on his crown. He adjusted the black earpiece with connected microphone. The spiral cord disappeared down the collar of his shirt. A thick neck, muscular shoulders, arms that bulged with just the right amount of muscle and, holy hell...an ass that should be in Calvin Kline underwear ads. Mmm, Marc.
"Echo three, in place. Target locked. Awaiting go-ahead."
Francotirador. A sniper. Good Lord. She might actually have to witness this man shoot another. Mari gasped, and the sound seemed loud in the utter stillness.
"You might want to leave the room, ma'am." The cop spoke in the same voice he'd used to communicate with his team, so she wasn't completely sure he was talking to her until he continued. "Just stay away from the windows."
"Echo three, affirmative. Position secured."
Mari backed against the hallway wall. She still had a good view of him through the door. Long moments passed. Mari's breathing echoed in the hallway, and her heart thumped a heavy cadence. The megaphone below blared, but the sniper in her bedroom hadn't moved one sinewy muscle. She wasn't sure if he'd even blinked.
Damn, the man was one giant hunk of sex. His face had that rugged masculinity that she found extremely appealing. He wasn't one to cover a men's fashion magazine. Nor would he fit the part as a boy band front man. This guy looked like he'd been in a few fistfights in his time. He had an imperfect shape to his nose, and the stern set to his lips made him look fearsome and deliciously sexy, which was odd, because she didn't even prefer white guys. Or cops. There must be something seriously wrong with her if there was a bad deal going down in her backyard--bad enough to call in a sniper--and she could think only of the man's sex appeal.
Her hand was still clutching her robe to her breasts. The rapid rise and fall of her curves moved the satin across her nipples. A glance at her bed and Mari almost groaned. Atop the pillows stacked in the middle of the mattress lay Bob, pretty and pink as could be. She could almost see the indentation of her body in the rumpled sheets. She should be embarrassed. She should run into the room and hide the evidence, but instead her loins reacted in an entirely unexpected way. There was a hot as hell cop in her bedroom. Kneeling by her bed. With a gun. And testosterone oozing out of every pore, not two feet from where her sheets still held her body heat.
Marcus still didn't flinch. He was completely focused on his job. In an uncharacteristic and severely reckless move, Mari slipped her hand between the folds of her robe and stroked herself. Damn, she was even wetter now than she'd been before she was interrupted.
She let go of the lapels of her robe and cupped her breast with her free hand. She imagined this cop in her bed. He would look into her eyes, his fingers would play with her clit. Stroke her just like this. Oh, God, yes.
He'd kiss her nose. That ruggedly sexy face would soften. Desire would make his eyes look glassy. He wouldn't even notice her extra layer of fluff. He would kiss her everywhere. He'd touch every inch of her skin and treat her as if she were as beautiful as a supermodel. "Do you like this?" he'd say.
"Mmm." Mari almost moaned aloud in answer. Then he'd kiss her. Hard. With those sexy, no nonsense lips. He'd shove two thick fingers inside her just like his tongue was ravaging her mouth. Then he'd pull back to kiss her jaw, and say...
"Echo three, affirmative." His voice almost broke her out of her fantasy, but he hadn't moved. It was still safe.