Title: Provoke You
Series: Cole Brothers #2
Author: Diana A. Hicks
Series: Cole Brothers #2
Author: Diana A. Hicks
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 16, 2019
Hotel heiress Ela LeBlanc is ready to take control of her life. Waking up handcuffed to a former marine and the news of her step-dad’s plans to sell the hotel is just the wake-up call she needs.
With only thirty days to prove he has no claim on the property, Ela has to enlist the help of her sexy as sin bodyguard. When things take a dangerous turn, and Matt becomes the only person she can trust, she can’t help but wonder… can she trust him with her heart?
Former Marine Matt Cole came to New Orleans for a fresh start, a chance to make amends. After accepting a job as the chief of security for a wealthy hotelier, he quickly realizes that life in the Big Easy is anything but.
Matt’s greatest challenge is keeping his distance from the tempting Ela LeBlanc, his boss’s gorgeous and very off limits step-daughter. Surviving Ela is just the beginning. As events unfold it becomes clear that it’s not just his heart on the line, but their lives.
PROVOKE YOU is book two in the Cole Brothers series. A new family saga binge reading experience: 5 brothers, 5 full-length novels in 5 months.
Note: This is a steamy romance with explicit sensual scenes, happily ever after, no cheating, and no cliffhanger.
Don’t miss out on this suspenseful and seductive series!
Unravel You, Book 1 (Derek and Valentina) – OUT NOW!
Provoke You, Book 2 (Matt and Ela) – 12/16/2019
Escape You, Book 3 (Tyler and Mia) – 1/13/2020
Unleash You, Book 4 (Wesley and Anabelle) – 2/10/2020
Defy You, Book 5 (Zack and Rebecca) – 3/9/2020
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“So you want to live in my hometown. Your family obviously has money.” I waved my hand around the cabin as proof. “You like kissing me. Explain to me again why we can’t get to know each other.”
“Because it can lead to more. And that would be a violation of trust. Your dad trusted me with you.”
“Technically, it was Jennifer.”
“It’s all the same.”
Always the marine. I pulled my hands away from his. I had to stop doing that with him. Even if he liked me, he still had a job to do. “Fine. So as soon as we land, we can go get Ben from his hiding place, get him to make me a proper heiress, and live happily ever after with our shiny new jobs.”
That got a chuckle out of him. “That’s more or less the gist of it. Though you skipped several steps.”
I rose and made my way to the galley to pour myself a wine. When I stepped back to pull out a cart, I bumped into Matt. The adrenaline shock was immediate, followed by an electric current when his lips touched my shoulder.
“It pains me when you make that face.”
“What face?” I turned around, keeping my hands on his so he wouldn’t let go.
“It’s not that I don’t want you.”
I got that we were on a mission here. But Matt felt like home, and I’d been away from family for too long. He worried about me. He cared whether or not I lived, which was something I knew for a fact was not a concern my parents had about me. Mom certainly never sent someone to ask me to call her and go see her. Dad didn’t even think to pretend to send me to Paris because Mom wanted to see me. He wanted me gone. Period.
I slipped my fingers into Matt’s dark hair and made a fist. His breath puffed out against my face, cool from the ice water he’d been drinking. I sighed and pressed my lips to him. If he wanted me to stay away, he would be on the other side of the plane. As it happened before, kissing him was like waking a sleeping titan. He embraced me, all hard muscle, hot skin, and soft lips. I ran my nails against the grain of his stubble. When he parted his lips, yielding to me, I touched the tip of my tongue to his bottom lip, then went deeper. He tasted like mint.
“You’re so smooth,” he said when I pulled back to catch my breath. He ran a hand up my arm and down my neck. “So beautiful.”
I kissed him again. I didn’t need words. I needed him. Unlike before, he didn’t yield to me. Instead, he cupped my face and let his smooth tongue do the exploring. Jesus, this guy was a thousand turn-ons, but what did it for me was the desperation in his breathing, ragged and for once, out of control. If he hadn’t been holding me, I would have melted off the plane.
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Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance with a touch of suspense. Book two in her Desert Monsoon series, LOVE OVER LOGIC, is the 2019 Readers’ Favorite Silver Medal Winner in the Romance – Suspense genre
When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spending time with her two children and husband. Connect with Diana on social media to stay up to date on her latest releases.