Book Heaven Wednesday Presents: Iron Cop by Sally Booth @BoothAuthor and @WildRosePress #RomanticSus
Title: Iron Cop
Author: Sally Booth
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Upstate New York Society wife Samantha Chadwick Thorn barely has time to process her husband’s murder—and the threat to her own life—before she’s forced on the run. Dodging bullets and taking orders from an arrogant detective, who dislikes her on sight, is her version of hell on Earth. Why does she need a bodyguard, anyway? She has a secret weapon that will keep her alive—one that she can’t even reveal to the infuriating, sexy cop.
Detective Nick O’Reilly’s job is to keep the star witness—a gorgeous but snobby socialite—alive to testify against the killer, even though he sometimes feels like throttling her himself. He’s drawn to her, but the unwanted sparks she sets off are cooled by the suspicion she might be involved in her husband’s death.
The trust and attraction between them grows day by day. One problem—they have to outwit killers who are always one step ahead in order to give their love a chance.
Everything was old and faded, including the bedspread on the one and only bed. She stopped.
“I’m not sleeping with you.”
Nick arched a brow.
“This just isn’t…proper.”
Nick couldn’t stop the roar of laughter that bubbled from him. “Not proper? What a thing to say to your husband.”
“Tut. Tut.” He nodded in the direction of the office. “How would it look to that nice old couple if I didn’t sleep with my wife?”
“I will not now, nor will I ever sleep with you. Or be your—anything.” Samantha straightened and raised her chin.
“Never? That’s a long time.” Nick cocked an eyebrow while his gaze bounced back and forth from the bed to Samantha. “I’m good. Damned good.”
She was sure of it. She knew he was trying to get a reaction out of her. And he had succeeded. She could feel the heat of his innuendo flowing through her. Keeping calm was a battle, but she managed to look unaffected. Or hoped she did.
She strolled to the window and opened it wide. She needed to get rid of the rose odor and lower her rising temperature. Was that her skin sizzling? What an idiot. She actually looked to be sure. Unwilling to face him head on, she glanced over her shoulder. She let her gaze travel from his head to his feet and back again.
“That’s your opinion.”
He laughed once again as he strolled toward her. She braced herself for his nearness. Once he got in her personal space, he leaned down to whisper in her ear.
“What’s mine against millions?”
Oh, gosh. Oh, gosh. His warm breath on the side of her face made her nerves do a slaphappy tap dance and awakened those blessed butterflies in her stomach. She fought to control her reaction. With that lone bed looming on the other side of the room, she must maintain command of her emotions. She waited for her well-practiced control to slip in before she spoke.
“Living in your fantasy world again, O’Reilly?”
“It’s no fantasy, Mrs. O’Reilly.”
“Don’t let this ‘marriage’ go to your head.” Samantha looked down his body. “Or to any other area.”
A slow sexy smile crept across his face. “I could light your fire.”
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A country girl at heart and the second of four 3 children, I grew up on a small farm in upstate New 4 York. Working my way through college, I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Classroom Teaching. Married to the love of my life, we raised three beautiful children. One of my greatest joys is being with my grandchildren. I enjoy reading (romances of course), crocheting, working with various crafts, and traveling to many different regions of the world. Belonging to the Romance Writers of America, Saratoga Romance Writers of America, New Jersey Romance Writers of America, and Mystery/Suspense Romance Writers of America have been a guiding light in my writing career.
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