Hold Me

Hold Me

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by Betsy Horvath
     
 

Katie McCabe's life is going nowhere fast when FBI Special Agent Lucas Vasco jumps into her car at an intersection. Luc, his undercover guise blown, is on the run from the Mafia and expects to be killed at any moment. What he doesn't plan on is finding himself attracted to the firecracker beside him. He feels compelled to protect her when her life is threatened,

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Overview

Katie McCabe's life is going nowhere fast when FBI Special Agent Lucas Vasco jumps into her car at an intersection. Luc, his undercover guise blown, is on the run from the Mafia and expects to be killed at any moment. What he doesn't plan on is finding himself attracted to the firecracker beside him. He feels compelled to protect her when her life is threatened, and insists she stay with him for her own safety.

After learning she has become the target of a psychotic hit man, Katie is whisked off to Luc's house to hide. Once there, she's shocked to discover that she and Luc have an unexpected connection—a connection Luc already knew existed, but withheld. Will their intense attraction reach flashpoint despite their misunderstandings and the pain of the past?

104,000 words

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781426892189
Publisher:
Carina Press
Publication date:
09/05/2011
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
405,560
File size:
1 MB

Read an Excerpt


Up and down.

Up and down.

Katie McCabe stood silently at the office door. Watching.

Up and down.

That really was her fiancé, she thought with a dull sort of horror. That was really Tom having sex with Brandy…his supervisor…

Up and down.

…on his desk. On the leather blotter Katie had given him for Christmas. On the hard copies of the financial reports she'd volunteered to come…

Up and down.

…and pick up in person because it meant she'd have an excuse to see him during the day, which was pretty rare now that the company had moved to a bigger building and their departments were on a different floors. She'd wanted to try and talk things out, but she hadn't expected…

Up and down.

…this. She hadn't expected to walk in and see his white buttocks now rosy pink with exertion. She hadn't expected his designer trousers to be down around his ankles, or the moans or the obvious excitement, or the deafness…

Up and down.

…of passion when she'd intruded, unnoticed. Or the small bald spot on the back of his head glistening with sweat. Or, when he turned to the side, the boyishly handsome features contorted, eyes tightly closed.

Up and down.

Why hadn't he locked the door?

Up and down.

She knew that she should say something, anything, but she couldn't.

Up and down.

She forced herself to move, to turn.

Up and down.

And that was when she noticed the broom. Propped up against a wall.

Up and down.

Probably left there by the cleaning staff.

Up and down.

Forgotten.

Up and down.

And something inside her snapped.

Pause.

"Bastard!"

Things got kind of...ugly after that.

Meet the Author

Betsy Horvath was raised on MGM musicals, old-skool Harlequins and Nancy Drew, so it should not have come as a shock that one day she'd be writing romance novels. The biggest surprise was that it took her so long to actually buckle down and do it.

After mild flirtations with other genres and the completion of her B.A. in English, Betsy took a good look at her bookshelves. She realized that although she owned about a million romances, she hadn't picked up anything by William Faulkner or James Joyce in years (and then only under duress). An epiphany ensued, the scales fell from her eyes, and Betsy embraced her destiny as a romance author.

When she's not working at her day job, Betsy keeps busy writing stories of love and intimacy, of friendship and fun. She lives in quiet, tasteful splendor at the Palatial Horvath Estate surrounded by four cats, two elderly zebra finches, and far too much technology.

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