She's been erased...
He's willing to risk his life to know her...
Assassins lurking in the snow...
Welcome to the Scintillating Sunday blog hop! Multiple authors are sharing 8 paragraphs of their work that they think captures the word, "scintillating." Enjoy this peek inside my romantic suspense novel, WhiteOut.
He pulled off his shirt and tossed it onto a nearby chair. Without breaking eye contact, he unsnapped his jeans and pulled them off. "I know what I'm doing."
"If anyone dares come after you tonight, they'll have a hell of a fight on their hands." Wearing nothing but his white boxer briefs, he crawled to the center of the mattress and grinned at her. "C'mon, Superstar, there's only one thing left to do for people stuck in a snowstorm that won't be ending for days."
"Days?" She grinned at the mischievous look in his eyes and the wild disarray of his hair.
"I need to stay distracted so I don't freak myself out."
"Oh, really? Is the idea of making love to me for days freaking you out or is my truckload of baggage? Or both?"
"You ask too many damn questions. Come over here."
She knelt on the edge of the bed and peeled her dress over her head. When he immediately snagged her around the waist and covered a breast with his mouth, she moaned with pleasure.
From the back cover...
She's been erased.
As a protected witness, Brandi Simms has given up everything that made her unique to start over in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Blending into the background isn't easy, but it's vital for survival. When her handsome yet incorrigible neighbor—former Olympic skier turned cowboy—decides her aloof attitude is a challenge rather than a deterrent, she knows the only right thing to do is resist.
The secrets she hides are deadly.
Ryan Landry isn't accustomed to rejection. Three-time Olympic Gold Medalist, he's the local hero who came home to run a ranch and be near his family. The mysterious neighbor who seems content to hang out with dogs rather than humans haunts his fantasies and ignites that competitive drive that led him to the world stage.
He's not one to give up.
When her dangerous past catches up to Brandi, Ryan is determined to break through her secrets to find the truth no matter what the cost. Trapped in a whiteout blizzard with unseen threats lurking in the snow, will they get a chance to create a new beginning or will Brandi's past be the death of them?