After a tragic incident in Afghanistan leaves Master Sergeant Nathan Ryker the only man standing in his tight-knit team, he spirals into an alcohol-and-sex induced escape. A call from his lifelong buddy pulls Ryker from the shadows with a request for help with his stunt company’s latest blockbuster. If Ryker can survive the next three weeks of leave and get back to his remaining men, he might just be all right. But a sexy woman who can take his mind off his trauma is too hard to resist, and when he hooks up with Renegades’ sultry, snarky office manager, his sanity takes a backseat to his first glimpse of a future he isn’t sure he deserves.
Still reeling from a bitter romantic betrayal, Rachel Hart wants nothing more than an uncomplicated hookup. So when the mysterious Nathan seduces her with a little dirty talk and one delicious kiss, Rachel drowns all her good sense in a Mandarin and soda and gives herself over to a night of sexual bliss. But her memories tarnish in the morning light when Rachel discovers his real identity and his link to Renegades. Her job and her friends are the only thing holding her life together, and she won’t be ruined by one sultry night with this damaged and dangerously sexy man.
“This is the first time I’ve ever seen you leave food on your plate,” Josh said, drawing Rachel’s attention. “Feeling okay?”
She turned her head toward him and smiled. “Yeah. Just tired. It’s been a long week.”
“Amen.” Nathan jumped into the conversation for the first time all night, sitting back in his chair and picking up his fourth…fifth…maybe sixth beer. She’d lost count.
“Rachel,” Jax said, “who do you have lined up for site coordinator?”
She pulled her gaze from warring with Nathan’s lazy grin and looked at her boss. “Jaimie Burke and Tom Campbell.”
“I saw Jaimie last week,” Keaton said. “It sounded like she was going to run long on the King Arthur set.”
“Only a week,” Rachel said. “And Tom is wrapping up his latest project now.”
“Hmm.” The troubled hum came from Josh, and Rachel turned to look at him.
Josh shook his head. “I don’t think Burke’s lack of experience is a good fit for a stunt with explosives this intense.”
“She’s not inexperienced—” Rachel started.
“She is when it comes to managing explosives, honey.” Josh put his hand on her shoulder, slid it to the back of her neck, and squeezed.
Rachel wanted his hand off her in the worst way. She was pissed he was acting like this for Nathan’s benefit, and after having Nathan’s hands on her just twelve hours ago, Josh’s touch just felt…wrong.
“He’s right, Rach,” Duke added.
“I’ve got enough problems at the moment, Duke,”
Duke just smirked and shrugged.
“And…” Josh said, drawing Rachel’s gaze. “Sorry to tell you this, honey, but…last time I worked with Campbell, he smelled like a still and missed a third of the filming schedule. Unless he’s gone to rehab in the last four months and is part of a regular AA group, Cinematic won’t touch a stunt where he’s site coordinator, especially not where explosives are involved.”
Her stomach dropped. Every time she put a piece of this puzzle in its place, the damn thing popped back out again. And this news was just the last bit she could take tonight. She propped her elbows on the table and rested her face in her hands.
“I want Rachel.”
Nathan’s quiet words shot a tingle of heat through her chest. She parted her fingers and found his gaze directly on hers.
“That’s the stupidest thing you’ve said all night,” Troy bit out.
“Maybe you just need another beer. Round out your night with an even dozen,” Nathan tossed at Troy before turning back to Jax. “She knows exactly how everything works, knows all the people involved, and she’s extremely efficient.
“If I’m going to do this in the time I have, I sure can’t wait a week to start. And I don’t give a shit what Cinematic says about the other guy, but I know a drunk when I see one, and I’ll kick his ass off the site at the first sign.
“I’m going to need someone on site who I can depend on. A go-to person for all my questions, whether it be to ask about ordering supplies, smooth a rift with the city manager, schmooze local law enforcement, or deal with a crazy environmentalist. I need someone who I can count on to do everything, and do it right the first time, so I can focus on design, safety, timing, and rigging.”
His intense gaze turned back to her. “Rachel’s perfect.”
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Skye Jordan is a pseudonym for New York Times bestselling romantic suspense author Joan Swan.
Skye’s novels are about enjoying that little wild streak we don’t let out often enough. About those fantasies we rarely get the opportunity to indulge. About stretching limits, checking out the dark side, and maybe even acting a little naughty. They’re about escape and fun and pleasure and romance.
And, yes, even love, because while wicked-great sex is good, happily ever after with wicked-great sex is even better.
Skye (aka Joan) lives on the central coast of California in the heart of wine country with her husband and two daughters. As often as possible, she retreats to a hotel with critique partners for a power-writing week where much drinking, laughing, and yes, even working, ensues. When she’s not writing, Skye goes to breakfast with her hubby, attends her daughters’ barrel races, and spends a lot of time with her own horse, Riddle…while her two dogs, Paxton and Indie, tag along. She also loves to read, knit, craft, row, ride, and dabble in photography.
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- 1 American Flag Military Dog Tag Swarovski Crystals (1 winner)
This sparkly, all-American military dog tag is symbolic of the tags Ryker wears RICOCHET, but much prettier.
The front features the American flag embellished with real Swarovski Crystals.
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MY HEART BELONGS TO A RENEGADE
RENEGADES ARE MY WEAKNESS
EVERY WOMAN LOVES A RENEGADE
KEEP CALM AND LOVE A RENEGADE
DARE TO BE A RENEGADE
A RENEGADE STOLE MY HEART
I’M IN LOVE WITH A RENEGADE
MY (BOOK) BOYFRIEND IS A RENEGADE
WHO NEEDS A KNIGHT? I WANT A RENEGADE
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○ Intimate Enemies
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○ Sinful Deception
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