Blog Tour – Wilde Fire By Kat Austen

 

 

&nbsp;<br id=”docs-internal-guid-6c92fad9-8b0f-2ee4-0538-1afc8f2efc0a”><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 14.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”624″ height=”327″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”wilde fire – blog tour.jpg” src=”https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/U5o4OrWCmUpFGePw4AQyM1ENCwe2NxMfAO5jwvizUA-xGvvgSTG14NdoKUnU1-87sQILT2xaap12TRuvG2Bj14n7kEzIzO7F3QOo7eEbA2hF1jm_I6RCf4DeGZG3OxwksBO0XqnY”></span></p><br><br><br><br><br><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 40px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”626″ height=”196″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”AP new – buy the book.jpg” src=”https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/xjQoPFVJLoIwaRX_jjoQ6MFMwtycrMwbnbw9HwvVIULW5ittNGHSftnMkSmAHEuNBaeiwlAzfQrBIKuz4ih1hBUqLXbqRpm5845pR23kuIoWjmedypQBOJP3hYYe42xW01iN3bOX”></span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F63MXN2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=B01F63MXN2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=thesubboo-20&amp;linkId=CL22FWWMUICT5KVR”><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Amazon US</span></a><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;</span><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01F63MXN2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1634&amp;creative=6738&amp;creativeASIN=B01F63MXN2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=thesubclubboo-21″><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Amazon UK</span></a><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;</span><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01F63MXN2/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=15121&amp;creative=330641&amp;creativeASIN=B01F63MXN2&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=thesubbooblo-20″><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Amazon CA</span></a><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;</span><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”https://www.amazon.com.au/Wilde-Fire-Kat-Austen-ebook/dp/B01F63MXN2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1462407916&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=kat+austen”><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Amazon AU </span></a><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;</span></p><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29992542-wilde-fire”><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”130″ height=”41″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”goodreads-badge.png” src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nVadODUu_8IeJ4qBQQJDUiWPoVFa1cNjAMN_8v2p5yFUM09k23ivsicX6OJYJPJTeRs9CeqfTm4iZHkEv0zrvQvMxAAsVfzg913uwDDbC0MPiROF4eXeCkhLoP8iEsOc5wJdnBVh”></span></a></p><br><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 40px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”571″ height=”857″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”WildeFire1-4.jpg” src=”https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/nNioWSl5KcFNjb4vSdJC-ly1OYvaCHiTglkz37XHYZy95vPbnXAbJyxkLE7cLF6_oUGEbFmsAUMY5YEG_MGJPPOo-lFjMQEHr71kfwFDL4kUz4xewOZ0h1eRHpZaqutFc56Yj4lx”></span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 40px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”624″ height=”195″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”AP new – synopsis.jpg” src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/BHPj-W78OR_cvoOcZ13snsdyGUV8SaVaueweXBOSFeWiL2jtaWdOq6xPKob6EfARwTsCXrLt3DeNka8iNIRYKhxklCdpgzd0CVSb3-KVlM2SOTEO1FgQFqKb_WekLviEPamqcPd5″></span></p><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>As a boy, he was like an older brother to her.</span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>As a teenager, he became her secret crush.</span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>As a man, he’s her target and she’s determined to get him out of her system once and for all.</span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”></span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”></span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Jake Wilde doesn’t live a tame existence. He never has. He never will.</span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>His career as a smokejumper in Alaska? Dangerous.</span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>His female conquests? Copious.</span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>His stance on commitment? Never happening.</span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”></span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”></span></p><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(26, 26, 26); font-family: Arial; font-size: 18.66px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>But when the girl from his past shows up at his door as a woman, Jake Wilde is about to learn a valuable lesson. Never, ever play with fire . . . unless you’re looking to get burned. </span></p><br><br><br><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 40px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”624″ height=”195″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”AP new – excerpt.jpg” src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/IQ5Jl4zv15grfst0JWr8Mwqd64n7CNQplqfDkB0rqSckac18Y2b34nUV4sZ4pA9lf-7EJN-jAYadOZxxsANI7Th71tt7p2pxEr4nouC7gdrs44wIZJK4MLJJ-l0ounfmjobh-BU0″></span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“How many guys am I meeting?” I asked after he parked the Jeep outside of the smokejumper base. There were a handful of other trucks and Jeeps staggered around, but it was hard to tell just how many people were inside.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“You’re not meeting </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>any </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>guys.” He threw open his door and crawled out.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“Um, I’m an investigative reporter. My job is to investigate.” I closed the door behind me and came around the front of the Jeep where he was waiting. He was so tall. I didn’t remember him being this massive.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; text-indent: 36pt; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>That could have been because the context in which I considered his size was different now. The little girl had seen a big brother who could stand up to a bully. The woman saw a man who could hold her in his arms while he screwed her.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“You can ask me all of the questions you need to. I’ll give you the tour and everything later on. When they’re all gone or asleep.” He leaned into his Jeep and crossed his arms.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“A good reporter has multiple sources.”</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“No. All you need is one good source.”</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>I sighed and clamped my teeth down on my pen again. His forehead creased again, like before. Was he worried about my pen? The integrity of my teeth?</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“No, I’d need a really, </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>really</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> great source, so until that happens, I’ll keep to the multiple source way of doing things.”</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>His smile crept into place. “You have no clue how really, really great my </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>source</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> is.”</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Was he making a lewd joke? An innuendo? With me? God knew I’d heard him and Matt go back and forth like a couple of one-track-minded cavemen, but he’d never been so forward with me.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>I liked it. I </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: italic; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>really</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> liked it.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Two could play at this game though.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>“Just how great is your source?” I lifted an eyebrow, my gaze dipping to his belt region.</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>He shoved off of his Jeep and moved closer. “Astoundingly great.”</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>I chewed the inside of my cheek to keep from smiling. “Does your ‘source’ get the job done?”</span></p><p style=”line-height: 2.4; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </span><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>He smiled down at the ground and kept moving closer. I hoped he wouldn’t stop until he crashed into me and pinned me up against the wall behind me. “I’ve never heard any complaints.”</span></p><p style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”></span></p><p style=”line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”></span></p><br><br><br><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 40px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”624″ height=”535″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”Teaser3 wf.jpg” src=”https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/M6kStwo2KzO4Sk9QIsps9EKC8nOWXwIWu3u5EUWAJ1KhqWriye4Zdn4hPcm9y7ZqTgQFfOaBLnJmkC5J73I-tPfdi4XgWhF0eakTAt0UpzohpEarinAIMcBVP7uvskqWKqbv2APZ”></span></p><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 40px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 700; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”624″ height=”535″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”Teaser4 wf.jpg” src=”https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/A1YpVOSwL1cO46w6lXAPA1IxmbSvcWUK4EsvJ5PXVO5v7PjVJ0azNvX7AWS62jhAINa34wF4zpIrvDs9vtWww71QERc3ArgNShfYRCysPLR5J9AQidJ-x6XtDJNITgQuTLpmTGIx”></span></p><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”624″ height=”195″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”AP new -about the author.jpg” src=”https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/2_KE5OoXBc6D8uM2gdn9mgnhgOpEyACmvq3jqWQ7Epmc2uLki4UVgBmChmtlTs3ukTzQ5KbMmZe8BqUWZiLZu5kXWo5ftp4n6IRQ6WKJ-B5_LAsKh31NrRFR_2HrF33YGoRSMxB7″></span></p><br><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Kat Austen is the secret pen name of a New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author. Kat writes short and steamy reads that leave hearts (and other parts) satisfied. </span></p><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”https://www.facebook.com/Kat-Austen-1718591145090234/”><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Facebook</span></a><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;</span><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”https://twitter.com/KatAustenWrites”><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Twitter</span></a><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> &nbsp;</span><a style=”text-decoration: none;” href=”https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15202809.Kat_Austen”><span style=”color: rgb(17, 85, 204); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: underline; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”>Goodreads</span></a><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”> </span></p><br><br><br><p style=”text-align: center; line-height: 1.38; margin-top: 0pt; margin-bottom: 0pt;” dir=”ltr”><span style=”color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: 400; text-decoration: none; vertical-align: baseline; background-color: transparent;”><img width=”624″ height=”119″ style=”border: currentColor; transform: rotate(0rad); -webkit-transform: rotate(0.00rad); border-image: none;” alt=”ArdentProse_LogoMain.jpg” src=”https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/cAAHoXSHk2qcKOUc5eb8zHHYdLC46-oJdJMLtO18ceQcg3T_7zUhz6d6-OWYyzTwv1_lYDe-78WiQ566I4n_p3Ke_mV6nePqI0fHySiWNZQX0c8E90OIpxDb_aMH8abyvrivcgKE”></span></p><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br><br>&nbsp;<br><br&gt;

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