Instant Attraction [NOOK Book]

Overview

Instant attraction runs hot and out of control between an animal activist and a cop, but they want more, can it turn into love?

Thomas is a motorcycle cop, new to the rural area. He needed a change from the hectic big city, and the pressures of being on the swat team. A little more peace and quiet to reflect on what he wants in life, and maybe find someone to share it with along the way. He never expected to find his perfect match in the form ...
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Instant Attraction

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Overview

Instant attraction runs hot and out of control between an animal activist and a cop, but they want more, can it turn into love?

Thomas is a motorcycle cop, new to the rural area. He needed a change from the hectic big city, and the pressures of being on the swat team. A little more peace and quiet to reflect on what he wants in life, and maybe find someone to share it with along the way. He never expected to find his perfect match in the form of one sexy little animal activist. From the moment they meet their attraction is hot and out of control.

Julie is an animal lover and works at a no kill shelter. Living next door to the new cop in the area, she’s asked by the small town hall to welcome him to the neighbourhood. When she meets Thomas for the very first time instant attraction causes the sparks to fly. And they can’t keep their hands off each other. The hot anywhere, anytime sex is great but they both want more. Can instant attraction turn into love?
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781842447
  • Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 53
  • Sales rank: 285,950
  • File size: 272 KB

Meet the Author

Tory Richards is a daughter, mother, aunt, sister, friend and grandma who writes smut. For as long as she can remember she’s wanted to be a writer. And she did write, for many years, as a hobby. It took the encouragement and support of her family before she submitted to a publisher. And the rest, as they say, is history. Her first book under her real name, Cupid’s Arrow, was on the publisher’s best seller’s list for two consecutive months!

Tory likes to travel, collect art and antiques. She loves chocolate, who doesn’t? And her weakness is sweet ice tea. Well, just one of many. She also likes good coffee. Her favourite food? Any kind of sandwich.

Tory was born in Maine but has spent most of her life in Florida. She lives with her daughter and her family, and shares her woman-cave with four furry felines. Writing is still a hobby for Tory, but since she’s retired from Disney she has plenty of time on her hands for plotting and promoting. But family always comes first.

Tory loves to hear from readers so don’t be a stranger.

Interesting Facts:

Tory was on a plane on 9/11

Tory won a school spelling bee in sixth grade

Tory was a twin

Tory once raced a car 110 miles an hour
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Copyright © Tory Richards, 2013
All Rights Reserved, Total-E-Ntwined Limited, T/A Total-E-Bound.

Excerpt From: Instant Attraction

Julie was almost home when the sky opened up and released a torrent of rain, so thick it was blinding. She tapped on the brakes and slowed her PT Cruiser down. The winding road to her place was crudely paved, like a lot of country roads in the area. The shoulder of the road was nothing but a river of mud sliding over the slight embankment down into the retention ponds on both sides. She was aware that if she drifted over the line in these conditions she could easily end up in the water. She’d seen it happen before.

Arriving at the last sharp corner before her house, she slowed even more. A large oak tree growing too close to the road provided a blind spot. She didn’t want to take any chances that someone wasn’t coming from the other direction, driving down the middle of the road to avoid the excess water. Just as she turned the corner a dark, blurry something in the road caused her to slam on the brakes.

"Holy crap!" Her car skidded to a halt. She hadn’t felt any thump and knew she had managed to stop in time. Thoughts of Harriet, the old pond turtle, immediately came to mind. She’d been around for as long as Julie could remember, and was often seen crossing the road from one pond to the other.

Julie sat there for a moment and watched the rain splash against her windshield. At least her car was getting a good wash. She scooted up and tried to see over the hood but the rain impeded her vision. And her windows were fogging quickly. The only thing left to do was wait and give Harriet time to cross the street.

A flash in her rear-view mirror drew her attention. The light coming down the road indicated someone was moving up behind her. The fact that it was a single light confirmed it was a motorcycle, and it had to be her hunky new neighbour, the cop. He’d moved in a couple of weeks before. Julie hadn’t had the chance to take him a welcome basket yet, so the only thing she knew about him was that his name was Thomas Reevers. As he got closer, she realised he might try to go around her.

"Dang it!" Julie became concerned about Harriet. She couldn’t just sit there and let her get run over. It wouldn’t be the first time she’d had to rescue her in perilous conditions.

She quickly opened her door and got out. She was drenched before she’d even shut the door. Turning, she held her hand out and screamed, "Stop! Stop!" She couldn’t see who it was behind the visor, but her message got across because he slowed to a gradual stop. Julie rushed to the front of the car and glanced down. Harriet was moving like a snail, oblivious to the danger she was in.

Julie picked her up and slowly walked across the road with the intention of putting her down on the shoulder, and nudging her in the direction of the pond. As soon as she stepped onto the somewhat slimy shoulder she went down hard, releasing a high-pitched scream and just managing to hold on to Harriet. Landing on her back, Julie felt mud and water soak through her clothes. With the wind knocked out of her, she set the turtle down and remained where she was until she could catch her breath.

"Are you all right?"

She glanced straight up to see the motorcycle rider standing over her. It was hard to tell from her position, but he appeared tall and well-built. His jeans were soaked, revealing thick thighs. His brown, bomber-style leather jacket glistened and looked old. His black helmet hid his features from the neck up.
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  • Posted July 11, 2013

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    Starts out simple then it gets wet, wild and sizzling...

    Why did the turtle cross the road? I’ll just make the assumption it’s for the same reason that the chicken did in the age old cliché. But back to the subject at hand, Instant Attraction is absolutely fabulous. (Honestly.)

    The premise of the tale is inspired by common territory, that of the one night stand and the murky waters of what comes after the panties drop and sated lusty imaginings give way to intimate knowledge. Will this be the more common reality of two ships passing in the night, or something much more than just a flash fire of feelings at first sight?

    Our heroine is a lovable character and in a wonderful turn of events, she isn’t extremely complex when it pertains to baggage. There is a bum of an ex-boyfriend in her slightly distant past and she has a major affection for animals in all forms, be they amphibious or furry. (She’s one feline shy of becoming a cat lady. I really enjoyed that, it’s a new one for me to read about.) The hero is a man’s man, ex-military, ex SWAT and currently a motorcycle police officer. He has a spot of baggage that I can’t quite grasp fully. (i.e., I’ve never met a man who had issues with women using him for sex… so with that in mind let’s continue.)

    The story starts out simple: a small town where everyone knows everyone else, a fervent animal lover who stops on a rainy street for a turtle, and a sexy cop who happened to be heading home at just the right time for kismet to turn into destiny.

    But from there it gets wet, wild, and sizzling in short order just a few moments later. Not to mention that most women would love to get their hands on a hero who wants something a bit more than a hit and quit. But he’s witty and they have a good rapport together to boot.

    There is a trifecta of elements that make this story fun. The plot was light with a minimum of fuss and a refreshing lack of fluffy filler phrases. The characters have chemistry and in spades. And lastly, there are spots of laughter that make this a strong read for those who are too busy to go for the heavy stuff, but want to get spirited away at lightning speed while still enjoying the ride.

    -Reviewed by Jennifer

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