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by Kathi S. Barton
Thad moved slowly. For as much as he wanted her to tell him what was going on, the need to touch and be touched by her was driving him over the edge. Her scent, too, one he was sure didn’t come from a bottle or from soap. This time when he pulled her to him he didn’t let her pull back.

“I want to taste you. Then I want to take you


Thad moved slowly. For as much as he wanted her to tell him what was going on, the need to touch and be touched by her was driving him over the edge. Her scent, too, one he was sure didn’t come from a bottle or from soap. This time when he pulled her to him he didn’t let her pull back.

“I want to taste you. Then I want to take you upstairs and fuck you. What better way to spend a hazy afternoon than getting sweaty between the sheets.” She pushed at his chest, but he didn’t let her go. “If I’m barking up the wrong tree, Nurse Ericks—”

“I don’t bark, Mr. Galloway, I howl. And I’d appreciate it if you’d simply back the fuck up. I don’t want your attention or your speculations on what I should do with my spare time.” When she moved to walk away from him, he reached for her arm. He wasn’t used to people not doing what he wanted and she...intrigued him. But when he touched her, he hadn’t counted on her strength and found himself pinned against the wall, dangling a foot from the floor with a hand around his throat holding him there.

Thad Galloway is a self-made billionaire. He made his fortune the old fashioned way―he earned it. When Thad speaks people jump and don’t argue, so he’s accustomed to getting what he wants. When a sassy nurse barks orders at him he is impressed that she stands up to him. He’s a Dom and wants Diamond to submit in the worst way.

Diamond Erickson is the best nurse the small hospital has. She is just coming off three straight doubles and is looking forward to three days off when she let the doctor con her into working another half shift. She is beyond tired and has no patience for a bossy overbearing jerk who is going to hurt himself if he doesn’t do as he’s told. She gets a taste of his blood and realizes the handsome jerk is her mate. The last thing she wants is a mate―especially one into inflicting sexual pain…

Thad soon learns that the world isn’t what he thought it was. He’s horrified to find out that Diamond isn’t human at all, she’s a wolf, and half his staff is one form of supernatural or another.

He can bask in self-denial or pursue the best woman to ever walk into his life…

Thad and Diamond are capable of a deep passionate love. Can they get past their differences to find out? Will Diamond warm up to Thad’s games? Find out in the second installment of the Rare Gems Series―Diamond.

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World Castle Publishing, LLC
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Rare Gems Series , #2
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Meet the Author

Kathi Barton, author of the bestselling series Force of Nature, lives in Nashport, Ohio with her husband Paul. In addition to writing full time Kathi likes to spend time with her eight grandkids, three children and three children-in-laws. She writes to relax and have fun.

Her muse, a cross between Jimmy Stewart and Hugh Jackman brings them to life for her readers in a way that has them coming back time and again for more. Her favorite genre is paranormal romance with a great deal of spice. You can visit Kathi on line and drop her an email if you’d like. She loves hearing from her fans. .

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Diamond 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
nikirenee More than 1 year ago
This is quickly becoming my favorite series, I just love the characters and the gems are amazing. Being human, Thad did not react well to finding out what Blair and the gems were. He made a lot of mistakes and said some really stupid stuff. Diamond is definitely fierce, she is just as strong as her sister but in a different way. When these two come together it is combustible and quite an amusing ride. I just love how Ms. Barton creates characters that you just can't help but love. You can usually tell how the mating will go from the first meeting and you know it is going to be entertaining. Being able to see how the family is moving along is a bonus and I for one would not like to be the man that crosses these fierce gems. I found it to be well written with a few small mistakes missed in editing that did not take away from the story. The characters were well developed, interesting and very entertaining. The storyline moved quickly and it was easy to follow. I look forward to seeing what new things happen when the next gem meets her match. I was given an ARC for an honest review
Belinda-G More than 1 year ago
Diamond is a strong willed nurse who meets her "mate" after he is in a car accident and becomes sick from infection. She doesn't want anything to do with him but ends up saving him and he in turn saves her. She becomes his "slave". Awesome read to find out all the twists and turns that Diamond's life takes - Kathi has done it again. Would definitely recommend this book to others
mysticbaby1991 More than 1 year ago
How do you tell a man what he means to you when he has no idea what you are?? Diamond Erickson is one of the best nurses at the county hospital where she works. She's always working doubles and can't seem to say no when asked to work extra. When working an extra half shift she meets Thad Galloway. She knows what he is to her, but she has no intentions of acting upon the need to mate. Thad Galloway is in Ohio working for Blair and Sapphire. He never expected for them to reveal that shifters were real and he just happened to be Diamond's mate. But when he returns to Texas he can't deny the feelings he has for Diamond, especially after almost losing her. When Thad's spoiled younger brother comes into the picture Thad will have to rely on Diamond to protect herself as well as him protecting her from his brother. Just a great couple! With a little tying up and spanking =) You know your naughty self wants to read this book ;)
VidaB More than 1 year ago
In The Rough This was a truly great read. Thad was in a accident and got taken to the hospital where he meets Diamond who is a nurse. Diamond is also a tireless worker who boss asked her to stay and in by doing so she was so tired that she fainted. Upon wakening she realizes that Thad is a friend of her brother in law and also her mate. Despite the hurdles along with trials and tribulations when these two finally come together it is well worth the wait.  I love the fierceness of Diamond and her sisters and the fact that no matter what they have each others back. If you love a book with paranormal beings and hot sex this is perfect for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like this series as I do with all over this author's books