Karen Leabo spins a sexy, thrilling story of an FBI agent playing a dangerous game—and falling head over heels in love with his beautiful target.
Special agent Clint Nichols has had suspected gangster Jimmy Gabriole in his sights for a while. Then Jimmy makes it personal and kidnaps Clint’s ex-wife. Never one to back down, Clint takes action. His plan is straightforward: hijack Jimmy’s sailboat, snatch the man’s sister, and negotiate an exchange. But the moment Clint lays eyes on Marissa Gabriole, he can think of nothing else but getting tangled between the sheets with the stunning beauty.
Marissa knew that spending the weekend on her brother’s yacht was a bad idea. First Marissa discovers that she’s prone to seasickness. Then she’s taken hostage by a man who claims that Jimmy is in cahoots with the mob. Marissa should be terrified, but something about the tender, uncompromising agent steadies her nerves. As Clint fights to keep his mission (and himself) alive, Marissa learns that nothing is what it seems—and realizes that her abductor is slowly but surely capturing her heart.
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"Your brother is in a lot of trouble. I don't want to soft-pedal it to you."
"I know," Marissa said.
"But . . . I could put in a good word for him. I guess."
She could tell what that offer cost Clint, and her heart swelled. She was on her feet, her tears breaking through the dam. "That would be great. That's all I'm asking." Before she could consider her actions, she'd closed the space between them and put her arms around him. "He's not a bad person," she said, still sobbing. "You'll see when you meet him. You'll see."
Reluctantly, it seemed, Clint returned the embrace. He sifted her hair through his fingers and patted her back. "Don't cry, Marissa. I can't stand women crying."
"I'll t-try to stop." She pulled away slightly, embarrassed that her tears had made a damp spot on Clint's T-shirt. She was just so tired, that was all.
Clint looked down at her, then took her chin and tilted her face toward his. "Try a little harder, okay?" Then he touched his lips to hers . . .
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