By Lisa Marie Rice
Lieutenant Alex Cruz eats, sleeps and breathes legislation enforcement. he is difficult and brusque, and law enforcement officials and criminals alike tremble earlier than him. and that is the manner he likes it. until eventually he meets Caitlin Summers-and makes a decision he wishes her trembling underneath him. the attractive student is doing dissertation study in his cop store, and heavily messing along with his head. His self-imposed sexual abstinence involves a screeching halt in Caitlin's ratty inn room and dies an everlasting loss of life in his mattress. . .and his kitchen. . .and his front room. Caitlin can also be clever and humorous, type and beneficiant, her smile a burst of heat in his chilly, austere lifestyles. And that scares the crap out of him. together with his head and middle combating a conflict of wills, Alex can slightly be aware of paintings. and that is too bad-because his risky task and his newfound love are approximately to conflict within the worst manner attainable. writer notice: a very good Specimen used to be formerly published by way of one other writer less than the name Taming Nick.
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She simply met it with her own, keeping her face neutral. But she could feel his strong will beating against her from across the table. To her relief, Martha arrived, neatly sliding his burrito and Caitlin‟s cheeseburger in front of them. As if she didn‟t have a care in the world, Caitlin bit into her burger and munched. “Wow. ” He was barely listening, simply glowering at her. Caitlin refrained from rolling her eyes or showing impatience in any way as she ate the delicious cheeseburger. She didn‟t want to do anything to tip the balance, because they were at a stalemate.
His disapproval turned to fury when he saw that the front desk was unattended, the keys hanging on a plywood board. ” he murmured to Caitlin. “Four forty-six,” she replied. ” Alex reached across the front desk and lifted her key from its hook. He pocketed it just as a dark-skinned man with a stained turban came in from a side door, still chewing something. The smell of curry wafted in from behind the door. The man‟s polite smile turned genuinely welcoming when he saw Caitlin. “Ah, Ms. Summers. ” “You want key?
The law wasn‟t the problem, he was. ” He backed quickly, skillfully out of the slot. “The law might not be clear on that point, Ms. ” “Caitlin,” she said on a sigh. ” Traffic was heavy. The ride took almost forty minutes. Twilight was edging into night by the time Alex pulled up in front of the decayed old hotel which had never seen better days. Across the street from the Carlton was a burned-out apartment building. To the right was a rubble-strewn empty lot and to the left was a boarded-up building which, according to the poster on the splintered door, had been condemned by the city authorities, though no one had cared enough to actually demolish it.
A Fine Specimen by Lisa Marie Rice