this is my fault.”
one who needs to be careful. You’re small and delicate, and you traipse around
jumping into messes like you can’t get hurt. When someone tries to mug you, you
try to fight back.”
couldn’t let it happen again. Besides, they wanted to take me somewhere, and
even I know that’s not a good idea.”
you know that much.”
me in the chest, her finger leaving an invisible, searing burn on my skin. And
I wanted more.
to be more careful.”
Mr. Covington, someone might accuse you of caring.”
my shoulders. “Hardly.” My gaze fell on her lips, and my gut tightened. No.
Stop looking at her mouth.
swallowed hard. “I am… uh…” The spark of lightning between us danced. I could
physically feel the tension in the room. I needed to get changed. I
needed her to get out for me to do that. But goddamn, her hands were on me as
she patted me dry. “Look, it’s fine. I’m just going to help you, and then we’ll
get back to our day, okay? God, I’m such an idiot. I was really trying to
continued to pat me with the towel as she spoke rapidly, hardly taking a
breath. Each press of her palm was stoking the flame, playing with fire. “Um,
She kept on
talking though. About how I needed to be more careful. That I should have
better situational awareness. Have a clue as to what was happening around me.
while, she had zero idea what was going on in my head. The war I was having
with myself about touching her, about what was appropriate. All the blood
rushed south, and I clenched my teeth, trying to fight against my growing
erection. She chose that moment to glance down.
went throaty when she mumbled, “Um, I think you’re mostly dry. You can handle
this yourself. I’m going to go.”
my throat in a desperate attempt to regain control. “You probably should.”
didn’t move, just stared at me with those wide dark eyes. Daring me.
It sounded like a plea.
dark gaze met mine. “Yeah?”
to kiss you now.”
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she
borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious
thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
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With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner
Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own
characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime
works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as
sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle
and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books
list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working
hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances
for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding
in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and
puppy in sunny San Diego.