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SEAL, Luca Kirwin, is both well trained and deadly. Recruited into a
non-government sanctioned project, he was turned into a weapon. Now, with the
help of his team, Luca must find every last soul who was responsible for the
project and make them pay. When a new neighbor with alluring green eyes moves
in next door, his instincts tell him to trust her – but could she be one of the
enemies they’re searching for?
Evie Scott can’t afford a relationship. She was in a one once and it almost
killed her. Running and hiding has become her normal. But when her new neighbor
gives her a job in the small town of Marble Falls, avoiding him becomes almost
impossible. While protecting her secrets, Evie begins to suspect Luca has his
own. Can he protect her from her past or will it destroy them both?
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me something about you, Evie.” Evie’s gaze darted to Luca, then away. She
chewed her bottom lip, seemingly contemplating whether to tell him something or
like computers.” Luca’s brows shot up. It wasn’t a surprise, he’d
suspected as much, but he thought she’d share something trivial, like a
sense. You learned how to use the online system at work pretty quickly.”
Evie’s eyes dropped to her feet at the compliment, but Luca saw a hint of a
smile on her lips. “What do you spend most of your time doing on
shrugged, looking uncomfortable for a moment. “Not much. Just some gaming
had just told Luca a lie. He could tell by her pupils dilating, her gaze
darting away. There had also been a slight hitch in her heart rate. Why would
she lie about that?
thought about studying IT?” Luca pushed.
another pause before Evie’s gaze dropped, and she continued, “No. I,
uh . . . it hadn’t really crossed my mind.”
took another step, her foot caught on something, and Luca could see she was
going to tumble down. Catching her arm with his lightning reflexes, Luca held
her body against his. Her skin was warm to touch where her shirt had risen
glanced up. Luca could smell vanilla and strawberries on her. She was all soft
and delicate, where he was hard and not delicate. He had to fight the urge to
pull her head up and press his lips to hers.
a date with me.”
statement, but Luca still needed a yes. Evie looked taken aback. Luca was a bit
too. He hadn’t anticipated those words to leave his mouth, but now that they
had, they felt right. Knowing what kind of response he was going to receive
before she spoke the words, Luca patiently waited to rebut.
would expand, he was disappointed when only silence followed.
to give up so easily, Luca lowered his head and placed his lips next to her
a date with me.”
shiver run up her spine. Evie’s head turned, and her lips were a mere few
centimeters from his. Her warm breath touched his lips. If he just lowered his
head a fraction, they would be touching.
indecision was clear to see in her eyes, but beneath that, he could see the
desire. It was almost a desperate yearning to say yes. Deciding he didn’t want
to play fair, Luca pulled Evie closer. She wanted him as much as he wanted her.
yes,” Luca started a gentle stroke on the inside of the wrist as he
whispered the words into her ear. “Please.”
his mouth down her neck, his lips never touched her, but the promise was there.
A Luca prequel short story
South Australia with her daughter and hubby and takes every chance she can to
be plotting and writing. With a background in teaching, Nyssa finds that she
can let her mind wonder in the writing world. Always being one to read and
write when she should have been working, Nyssa decided to take the leap and
make writing her career.
teenager she would lose herself in Young Adult and Contemporary Romances. As
she got older her interest moved onto the romantic suspense genre. It was from
here that she started dabbling in writing. Nyssa wrote her first novel in 2017
but didn’t start publishing her work until three years later. Working in the
industry has solidified Nyssa’s love for all things romance.