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Catch Me If You Can
     

Catch Me If You Can

3.5 9
by Nina Bruhns
 

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Caught Between Duty and Desire...

Simon "Beau" Beaulieux oozed sensuality--from his bedroom eyes to his broad shoulders to his lilting Louisiana drawl. Kit Colfax knew the parish chief of police always got what he wanted, but to protect her future she couldn't let him have his way...or her.

Kit wanted to put Beau's thieving cousin behind bars. Beau

Overview

Caught Between Duty and Desire...

Simon "Beau" Beaulieux oozed sensuality--from his bedroom eyes to his broad shoulders to his lilting Louisiana drawl. Kit Colfax knew the parish chief of police always got what he wanted, but to protect her future she couldn't let him have his way...or her.

Kit wanted to put Beau's thieving cousin behind bars. Beau needed to stop her. Painful experience had taught Kit how powerful men operated...and manipulated. Well, not this lady. Not this time. Sure, Beau made her feel as she never had before. Made her want to trust him as he so unwaveringly trusted his cousin's innocence. But was that a lover talking, or a deceiver bent on saving his family...whoever paid the price?



EXCERPT:

From Chapter One

In a supple movement, Beau pushed back his chair and rose to his feet. Kit's breath caught. Broad shoulders, narrow waist, lean hips, powerful thighs, all encased in perfectly tailored black evening clothes. His jet black hair fell disarmingly over one eye. She nearly sighed out loud. The women of the world would be losing a prime piece of real estate when he got sent down.

With deliberate ease he sauntered around, coming to a halt right beside her. She grasped the edge of the table. He was way too close. So close, the heat and the scent of him surrounded her, smoky from the cheroot, a hint of spice and sandalwood cologne, and oh, so male.

What was with her? She didn't do men any more. They were demanding, selfish, shallow creatures, and hell on a woman's career. With an unsteady hand she reached up and pushed her blonde hair behind her ear, so he could examine her earring. They were emerald-cut studs, matching the sapphires in the necklace.

"Exquisite," he murmured. His fingers softly collided with hers, then moved on to brush the outer shell of her ear. His warm breath fanned her cheek, causing stray hairs to tickle her neck. A finger traced around her earlobe.

"They're worth–"

"I'm not interested in the earrings."

Her eyes flew open and she turned her head, alarmed. His face was so close their noses practically touched. The angled slash of his cheekbones and square strength of his jaw should have made his expression forbidding, or at least severe. Instead it looked sensual and provocative.

"But I've got nothing else to offer."

As she watched, his whiskey colored eyes darkened to a deep mahogany. "Darlin', you've got plenty to offer."

Oh, lord. This was not in the plan, either. No way was this in the plan.

"What–" Her voice cracked. She cleared her throat and tried again. "What is it you want?"

She knew what she wanted. She wanted him to kiss her. She wanted him to kiss her so badly her knees were shaking and she could hardly stand in her high heels.
She swallowed heavily.
For a moment he stared at her mouth, then his gaze dropped to her throat, her collarbone, lower, and lower, until it settled on her breasts. His eyes lifted to hers, filled with lambent invitation. There was little doubt what he wanted, either.
"Your dress."

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times Magazine - Melinda Helfer
"Gifted new author Nina Bruhns makes quite a splash in her debut book, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (4). ...Ms. Bruhns' keen eye for vivid, unforgettable scenes and a wonderful romantic sensibility bode well for a long and successful career."
-- Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times Magazine
Rendezvous Magazine - Thea Davis
"CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is laced with subtle humor, compassionate and distinctive characters and an intricate plot line with uniquely original twists."
-- Thea Davis, Rendezvous Magazine
Rendezvous Reviews - KLM Rendezvous Rosebud Award
"From the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, to the steamy, provocative world of Louisiana, Ms. Bruhns takes you on a wild, erotic adventure ...Plenty of action and more than enough sizzling sensuality to keep the pages turning... A must read!"
-- KLM, Rendezvous Rosebud Award
Raves & Faves - Kathy Boswell
"One of the hottest, sexiest books I've ever read. The sparks between Kit and Beau fairly burn holes in this book."
-- Kathy Boswell, Raves & Faves
Melinda Helfer
“Gifted new author Nina Bruhns makes quite a splash in her debut book, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN (4). …Ms. Bruhns‘ keen eye for vivid, unforgettable scenes and a wonderful romantic sensibility bode well for a long and successful career.”
— Melinda Helfer, Romantic Times Magazine
KLM Rendezvous Rosebud Award
“From the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas, to the steamy, provocative world of Louisiana, Ms. Bruhns takes you on a wild, erotic adventure …Plenty of action and more than enough sizzling sensuality to keep the pages turning… A must read!”
— KLM, Rendezvous Rosebud Award
Thea Davis
“CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is laced with subtle humor, compassionate and distinctive characters and an intricate plot line with uniquely original twists.”
— Thea Davis, Rendezvous Magazine
Kathy Boswell
“One of the hottest, sexiest books I’ve ever read. The sparks between Kit and Beau fairly burn holes in this book.”
— Kathy Boswell, Raves & Faves

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012043535
Publisher:
Cajun Hot Press
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Series:
New Orleans trilogy , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
313,261
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Bestselling author of over twenty-five novels, Nina Bruhns currently writes romantic thrillers for Berkley Publishing, and romantic suspense and paranormal romance for Silhouette Books. In her spare time she writes cutting edge erotic romance under the pen name Nikita Black for Berkley Heat. All her stories contain a unique blend of interesting characters and settings, page-turning suspense, and sizzling romance.

A two-time RITA nominee, her previous writing awards and honors have also included three Daphne du Maurier Awards for Best Overall Romantic Suspense Book of the year, two RT Bookclub Reviewers Choice Awards for Best Intimate Moments of the Year, a National Readers Choice Award, five Dorothy Parker Awards of Excellence, and two Golden Hearts, to name just a few.
For more information on Nina and her books, please visit:
/www.NinaBruhns.com

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Catch Me If You Can 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Island_Reader_Tina More than 1 year ago
Hero: 8/10 Heroine: 3/10 Romance: 5/10 Humor: 1/10 Pace: 4/10 Suspense: 4/10 2.5 Stars I have mixed feelings about this book. Laden with internal conflicts, assumptions and repetition, I felt it a little too negative as a whole for me. There's good moments though. I truly enjoyed the story when Kit and Beau were just in-the-moment. Had fun together. And not just in the bedroom either, ya nasty~ Those glimpses of their happiness is why I continued reading and rooting for them as a couple. Kit was kind of annoying. She is the Debbie-downer of this tale. And so stubborn. Over-the-top at times. As a reader it definitely alienated her from me. And don't even get me started on all the repetitious BS! Especially in the middle of the book. It was really hard to get through it at that point. Very frustrating. And it was mostly from Kit and her "Never trust a man", "Never again", "Men are evil", blahblahblah. I'd say 90% of this book is Kit's negativity toward men. Anyway, I liked the writing style so I'll give the author another chance to win me over. But I can't really recommend this one
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LuvIvorys More than 1 year ago
Tried to get a sample of this and it came through on my old desktop reader as oriental characters instead of English letters. The new nook reader didn't allow it thru at all. This is why everyone should try the sample before buying. It has saved me a couple of times now. Will get it at Amazon.
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