Speed Trap [NOOK Book]

Overview

Abuse drove Libby away from Arkansas and right into White Springs, Tennessee and the arms of Officer Keith Davidson.

But can the instant attraction they feel for one another turn to something more?

And if it does, will her past come calling and ruin everything?

Speed Trap is Book 1 in the White Springs Collection

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Speed Trap

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Overview

Abuse drove Libby away from Arkansas and right into White Springs, Tennessee and the arms of Officer Keith Davidson.

But can the instant attraction they feel for one another turn to something more?

And if it does, will her past come calling and ruin everything?

Speed Trap is Book 1 in the White Springs Collection

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045550390
  • Publisher: Harris Channing
  • Publication date: 12/25/2013
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 685,895
  • File size: 177 KB

Meet the Author

An Army brat, Harris Channing traveled around the Southern US and Europe as a child before settling in Tennessee as an adult. Married with two children, she enjoys her family, reading, writing, and gardening.
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Chapter 1

"You realize, of course, that you were speeding," the police officer said, his arms folded over his chest, his mouth a firm line. He was young, too young to be so serious. Libby leaned out her open window and smiled up at him.

"I know. I'm not from here and I didn't see the sign until it was too late."

"Oh, in Arkansas the speed limit for driving through a town is eighty-five?" he asked, his tone dripping with sarcasm.

He lowered his arms and set his hands on the door. "I'm going to have to see your license and registration, please."

Libby bit her lip and caught sight of his nametag. "Please, Officer Davidson, I don't have insurance."

"Of course you don't." He sighed and pulled a pen and notepad from his shirt pocket. "What about a license?"

"I do have that." She leaned back into the car and began rummaging around in her purse. Her heart skipped a beat and a sickening sense of dread made her mouth go dry. "My wallet, it's gone."

He squatted down before the window and for the first time she got a good look at him. Clean-shaven angular face, straight nose, soft lips, and dark hair. Very nice. If only she could see his eyes, but the dark sunglasses kept them hidden.

"No license, no insurance, speeding. Your ass on fire?"

"What?"

"You seem to be in an awful big hurry. May I see your registration, please?"

She shook her head.

"If I run a check on your plates, what will I find?"

A lump formed in her throat and tears stung her eyes. "Don't do that."

With ease of motion, he put the pen and paper back into his pocket and grimaced. "I'm going to have to ask you to step out of the car." He straightenedand pulled open the door.

Libby sat there, her body quivering, petrified. Not missing a beat, he took her by her arm, his fingers strong as they dug into her flesh.

"I haven't done anything wrong," she protested.

"Put your hands on the hood."

Her body quaked as he patted her down. When his hand skimmed over her thighs and across her buttocks, a strange surge coursed through her and her stomach tightened into a knot.

"What are you doing?"

"I'm taking you into the station," he answered in monotone.

She turned to face him and saw him removing handcuffs from his belt. "You don't have to do that. I haven't done anything wrong. I don't want..."

Davidson grabbed her wrist and spun her around, bending her over the hood. His body rested against the backs of her thighs and again she felt it, the unexpected jolt of excitement. Not the time! She felt herself becoming more and more turned on by his take-charge manner.

"What don't you want?" he asked, cuffing her and pulling her to standing.

"I-I don't want my boyfriend to find me."

Davidson lowered her into the squad car and removed his glasses. Blue--his eyes were silver blue, but difficult to read.

"You steal his car?" he asked, pointing at the primer gray GTO.

"No."

"He can't report it stolen?"

"No," she said again, her tears running in salty rivulets down her cheeks. "But if he knows where the car is, he'll know where to find me."

Davidson blew out a disgusted breath. "Before I take you in, tell me everything and I'll see what can be done."

She closed her eyes tight at the memory of Dwayne's latest attack. How could she put what almost happened into words without bawling like a baby?

"He thinks he owns me. I told him I wanted out. I didn't want or need him anymore."

"Go on," he coaxed, his voice softer and sweeter than she would have believed possible. "I've heard it all before."

"He started sending me flowers at work, calling and hanging up..." Tears stung anew and fell in large drops. Her lower lip quivered and she looked to Davidson for reassurance. He offered a gentle smile.

"Last week he broke into my house and tried to..." The memory of him ripping at her clothes, and prying her legs apart tore into her soul. A sob escaped her lips before she could stifle it.

Davidson rested his hand on her shoulder, the warmth and tenderness of the gesture urging her on.

"The police came and arrested him, but his brother is the chief. I knew he'd get out and be back." She shifted her weight. With her hands still cuffed, her wrists ached and she couldn't wipe away her tears. "I threw some shit into a bag and got the hell out of there."

"What about your family?"

She shook her head. "My folks left me with my granny when I was a baby. Granny's been gone for near six years now. Nothing's been right since."

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  • Posted April 5, 2011

    a must read

    this book was very greative and and well written

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 21, 2014

    What a feel good romance! Keith is a man with a past that conti

    What a feel good romance!

    Keith is a man with a past that continues to haunt him. Libby is a girl that needs an escape. Little did
    they know their paths would cross during a routine traffic violation. 
    What a beautiful and sweet story. With all the turns and twist of a beautiful romance.
    Even with the odds stacked against Keith and Libby they still manage to keep trying to make it work.
    Can't wait for book 2 The Groupie of the White Springs Collection due out Spring 2014.

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  • Posted January 18, 2014

    Libby is running.  Running from abuse.  She must get out of Arka

    Libby is running.  Running from abuse.  She must get out of Arkansas before she is found!  She finds herself in White Springs, Tennessee and there she encounters Officer Keith Davidson.




    When Keith pulls over a speeder this day, he never expects the beauty he finds behind the wheel.  There is instantly a connection for them both, but could this attraction lead to something more?




    I loved this read.  Harris Channing did an amazing job.  Not only was it hot but it was suspenseful too!  I highly recommend it to anyone!  

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