Hot Winter Nights Is Now Live!
Hot Winter Nights
Series: Heartbreaker Bay Series #6
Author: Jill Shalvis
Publisher: Avon Romance
Releases On: September 25, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ Holiday Romance
Who needs mistletoe?
Most people wouldn't think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn't most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she's been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that — but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once...
Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don't mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he's shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly's brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can't believe he's drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who's the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he's ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he's been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.
It took Lucas Knight longer than it should have to realize he had a woman in his bed, but to be fair, he had a bitch of a hangover. Even worse than that, last night was a blur, prompting him to take quick stock. One, there was a bundle of sweet, soft curves against him. Two, his head was currently threatening to secede from the United States Of Lucas. And three, his side hurt like … well, like he’d been shot.
It’d been two weeks since he’d gotten caught in some crossfire on the job and he hadn’t yet been cleared for more than light duty – something he’d obviously managed to ignore last night given that he was palming a nice, warm, feminine ass.
Straining his brain, he remembered taking a pain med before going to O’Riley’s Pub to meet up with some friends. A client had been there, someone he’d recently helped save from a multi-million dollar corporate espionage. The guy had ordered shots to toast to Lucas and … shit. Knowing better than to mix pain meds and alcohol, he’d hesitated, but everyone had been waiting on him, glasses hoisted in the air. Thinking just one shot couldn’t hurt anything, he’d knocked back the drink.
Clearly, he’d been wrong and it’d been enough to mess him up big time, something he hadn’t been in years, not since his brother Josh had been killed. Shoving that away for another time – or never -- Lucas cracked open one eye, but when his retina was stabbed by a streak of sunlight glaring in through the window, he immediately slammed it shut it again. Taking a deep breath, he told himself to suck it up and opened both eyes this time, learning two additional facts.
He was naked and completely uncovered.
And the woman snugged up at his side was rolled up in his comforter like a burrito.
What. The. Hell.
New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.
Lucas Knight has had a starring role in Molly Malone's fantasies for sometime now, she has dreamed of the day that he would make his move, swoop in the office and plant a sultry kiss on her... but unfortunately that just seems to be a dream that isn't going to become a reality. She has seen him pick-up random woman in the bar, often wondered what they had that she didn't, and often wished her body and heart didn't want him the way they do, cause to him she just seems to be his best friend's little sister and that's downright depressing on all fronts. Then one night she comes to his aid after a night of drinking, and she decides she is going to make her move on him, but that doesn't end quite the way she'd hoped for... but the next morning when he wakes up beside her, it sure pays off handsomely!
Everyday he sees her, fantasizes about her, and wishes he could capture her attention and maybe more; full well knowing acting on his impulses could land him in a heap of trouble with his best friend, and her older brother. Molly is smart, beautiful, and drives him crazy on a daily basis, and each day it becomes a test of his strength not to flirt with her, or make his interest known; but even if he did ever work up the courage he's not sure his desires would be returned. Then one night he makes an epic mistake and gets falling down drunk, and wakes up with her in his bed, and what follows is something he never expected!
Within the pages of this perfectly crafted tale lies a story that is certain to inspire many laughs, a few happy tears and lots of fan-worthy swoons; Ms. Shalvis really delivers with this one!! In this newest installment of the Heartbreaker Bay series we meet Lucas and Molly, and I have to say these two really know how to bring the heat to the pages, as well as lots of gut-wrenching emotion too... these two nearly did me in!! Just a few pages in and I felt like I was home again, surrounded by some of my favorite characters, it was so much fun to be back in Heartbreaker Bay again, each trip just gets better and better!! If you love small town romances loaded with humor and heart, then this is the perfect read for you, Ms. Shalvis's wonderful characters are sure to keep you thoroughly entertained! Highly recommend!
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