by Skye Jordan
Series: Renegades #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: July 14th, 2014
Publisher: Cygnet Books
Length: 341 Pages
After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.
Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.
Ryker exited the bathroom with his body amped for a literal fucking marathon. Great sex always hyped him. But he usually took that energy to the gym for a workout or the ocean for a swim. Tonight, he wanted to put all his energy right back into Rachel.
He passed the bedroom, a massive suite with a king bed, dresser, armoire, fifty-two-inch flat-screen TV, and adjoining bathroom, moved through the dining room with a full-size table, and turned past a marble-topped side buffet into the living room.
“What are your thoughts on fondue?” were the first words out of her mouth.
She was curled in the corner of the gray sofa, wearing his blue T-shirt, looking at something open in front of her, her bare feet curled beneath her. He glanced across the sofa and found her dress folded on an ottoman, her fancy cowboy boots sitting on top.
“That’s…a random question,” he said.
“Do you have any allergies?”
Her second question drew his gaze back. He took another look at her in his T-shirt. She had her thumbnail between her teeth, her head tilted down toward what looked like a menu, but her eyes were up and on him. And…damn…she was wearing his T-shirt.
“Oooo.” The word sounded more like a purr and skittered over Ryker’s skin. “Another tattoo.” She patted the sofa beside her. “If you let me touch, I’ll let you choose dinner.”
His cock thickened. It liked that idea way too much. “You read my mind.” He sauntered toward the sofa, unable to shake the strange sensation tumbling through his belly. “You’re also wearing my shirt.”
She lowered the menu and smiled. A knowing, sexy, teasing smile that made Ryker’s stomach fold. “I didn’t see a point in getting dressed.” She hesitated, raised her brows. “I’ll give it back if we can order fondue.”
He didn’t want it back. He wanted to look at her in it. Maybe even wanted to leave it with her. And wasn’t that just the strangest fucking idea ever?
“Baby, you just made me a hell of a lot hungrier than a few pieces of bread and a little cheese is going to fix.”
“No.” She pushed the menu toward him, her eyes bright. “They serve it with chicken, steak, roasted vegetables, potatoes, pasta, and bread. And,” she added, her tone and her gaze turning sexy again, “it comes with chocolate fondue for dessert.”
He did love chocolate. And he could think of all kinds of ways to use liquid chocolate.
He crossed his arms and tilted his head. “I don’t know. I’m a growing boy.” He lifted his chin. “Talk more about my shirt.”
She pursed her lips, let her eyes drift up toward the ceiling. “Okay, how about…” She focused on him again. “I give you the shirt as soon as dinner arrives and won’t put my dress back on.”
Ho-ly hell. Ryker couldn’t keep the smile from crossing his face. But he did send up a prayer that she wasn’t messing around with Troy. “I guess I could make that deal.”
She smirked. “But it’s a hardship, huh?”
“That’s one of my favorite shirts.”
“I can understand.” She closed the menu, tossed it aside, and rubbed her hands down her chest, over her breasts, and across her stomach with a decadent hum. “It’s super soft.”
“Sweetheart.” He lowered his voice in warning. “Do that again, and you will be my dinner.” He reached out to pick up the menu but grabbed the sweet little foot tucked underneath her instead and pulled. Rachel squealed and laughed and squirmed away. But Ryker held her easily and pulled her foot to his mouth for a kiss.
Her toes curled and her leg flinched. “I’m ticklish.”
When he released her foot, he caught a glimpse of the panties she’d put back on, and picked up the menu. “You’re going to be sorry you told me that.” As he strolled to the kitchen where a phone sat on the bar, he said, “And we need to renegotiate the fondue deal.”
He turned and met her expectant gaze. “If I’m eating fondue for dinner, you’re doing it without my shirt and without the underwear you’ve still got on underneath.”
Her lips parted in surprise, and she crossed her arms. “Hardly fair. You haven’t even been out of your pants.”
“The important parts have been.” He opened the menu, glanced down the selections, and chose the most offensive entree he could find, announcing it with a suggestive voice. “Oh, here we go—escargot and caviar.”
“Ew, gross,” she said. “This is the deal: I either take off my shirt or my underwear, not both. You choose.”
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About the Author
Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan.
Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.
And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better.
Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.
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Skye is giving away the following at each stop:
- 1 American Flag Military Dog Tag Swarovski Crystals (1 winner)
This sparkly, all-American military dog tag is symbolic of the tags Ryker wears RICOCHET, but much prettier.
The front features the American flag embellished with real Swarovski Crystals.
The reverse side is custom engraved with one of the following RENEGADE taglines:
MY HEART BELONGS TO A RENEGADE
RENEGADES ARE MY WEAKNESS
EVERY WOMAN LOVES A RENEGADE
KEEP CALM AND LOVE A RENEGADE
DARE TO BE A RENEGADE
A RENEGADE STOLE MY HEART
I’M IN LOVE WITH A RENEGADE
MY (BOOK) BOYFRIEND IS A RENEGADE
WHO NEEDS A KNIGHT? I WANT A RENEGADE
REAL. ROMANTIC. REBELLIOUS. RENEGADE.
Each tag comes with a split ring for keychain or ball chain for pendant.
- 1 American Flag Paracord Zipper Pull (1 winner)
These patriotic cuties are made with quality 550 Paracord. Add them to everything you can imagine—for style and function! Ex: purses, luggage, jackets, camera bag, etc.
- 3 Digital copies of readers choice of any of the following books: (3 winners)
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Stylish GUESS wallet filled with $70 in gift cards + necklace! (Valued at $150)
$25 Barnes & Noble
Handmade necklace: Home of the Free Because of the Brave!
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