Love in a Desperate Place (BWWM Interracial Romance) [NOOK Book]

Overview

Nikki, a 32-year-old relief worker sent to Haiti after the earthquake, expected to feel overwhelmed and saddened by the loss of life and destruction she found there.

What she wasn’t expecting was to be torn between Wade, a white redneck high school dropout who had worked his way up to Master Sargeant in the Army and Jean-Paul, a refined and cultured French surgeon.

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Love in a Desperate Place (BWWM Interracial Romance)

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Overview

Nikki, a 32-year-old relief worker sent to Haiti after the earthquake, expected to feel overwhelmed and saddened by the loss of life and destruction she found there.

What she wasn’t expecting was to be torn between Wade, a white redneck high school dropout who had worked his way up to Master Sargeant in the Army and Jean-Paul, a refined and cultured French surgeon.

Between rescuing an orphaned child whose parents were killed in the earthquake and being kidnapped by escaped prisoners intent on performing a voodoo ceremony on her, Nikki fights to stay alive under desperate circumstances and keep her heart in one piece as well.

Excerpt:
Jean-Paul handed Nikki a small glass of cognac, and then sat on the little wheeled doctor’s stool. Somehow he managed to even do that elegantly, she thought, whereas most people looked like sand crabs scuttling about. He wheeled over to where she sat at the end of the table, her legs dangling. He leaned on her knees with his arms, taking a sip of his cognac.

He made a gesture to the dingy little room. “Not exactly my idea of a place for a first date, but it’s what I could arrange at short notice.”

Nikki thought Jean-Paul seemed a little too sure that she was going to go along with his plans. But it was hard to look into his handsome face, and not completely succumb. She tapped the heel of one foot against the back of the table, fidgeting with the glass in her hands. Did she really want to do this? It had been more than two years since she’d been with anyone, and on the record, WAG discouraged romantic entanglements in the field. Of course, anyone who worked for an NGO knew they happened all the time.

Her ex-husband had made her feel terrible about herself; he complained her boobs weren’t big enough, and he hated that she kept her hair natural, because she never knew when she’s have to go into the field. He wanted her to wear Louboutins and designer dresses when they went out, but every extra penny she made went to pay for his law school tuition fees. Where he thought she was supposed to get these clothes from, she never understood, although more than once he’d run up their credit card with expensive suits. Love was blind, she thought grumpily to herself.

Standing up, Jean-Paul stroked her cheek with the back of his hand. “Why the sad face, ma cherie? Has it been a hard day? At least you did not have to cut off a young boy’s foot.” Taking another drink of his cognac, he set the glass down and gently loosened the colored scarf that held her hair back. Running his hands up through Nikki’s hair, he fluffed out her twists. “Why do you hide your beautiful hair? It frames such a beautiful face.”

Nikki could feel that flip-flop in her stomach again, and then something lower in her body tightened. His fingers combed through her hair and then caressed her face. She swooned into the feeling of it, so sensuous. It felt good to have a man touch her again, it felt good to have this man touch her. He leaned in, his lips coming to hers, first softly and then more insistent. Grasping her by the shoulders, his tongue parted her lips, and he kissed her even harder.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016470559
  • Publisher: Tali Martel
  • Publication date: 5/8/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 220,507
  • File size: 224 KB

Meet the Author

Talisha Martel lives in Atlanta with her husband, daughter and a houseful of pets. She loves writing plot driven interracial romances with sexy white alpha males and beautiful African American women.

Talisha loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at:

Twitter: @talimartel
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2013

    Horrible

    I hate I spend $5 on this book. The main character was disgusting, she slept with two men in this book and I was really turned off by that. I have not read any other books by this author but I hated this book.

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