Title: Never Say Never
Author: Ruth A. Casie
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Contemporary Woman’s Fiction, Women’s Mystery, Thriller, & Suspense fiction, Women’s Romance Fiction
They both must learn to… never say never.
Pam Dawes has always done what was expected by her high-society parents and friends. Look where that got her. Husband number two is quickly becoming a bad memory. She’s through with men. Never again.
Mikhail Ivanovich Stephanov, doesn’t care what happens to himself—revenge for his family is all that matters.
When a freak storm brings down communications, Pam’s the only one who can help the mysterious Russian who washes up on her dock. Sparks reignite when they realize they’d met years ago. Mik’s more than willing to put his vendetta aside, until Pam becomes the target of the Russian thugs that have infiltrated Havenport’s coast. He’d die to keep her safe.
They’d both sworn to never love again. Will they learn to never say never?
Volgograd came rushing back. What was it about Pam Dawes that loosened those memories he’d worked hard to keep locked away?
“The Volga is the longest river in Europe and used to be known for its sturgeon,” he said, the neutral statement safe.
“Ah, Russian caviar,” Pam said with an overaffected Russian accent. She leaned close. “My comrade. Tell me about the cold Russssian nights and the warm wodka.”
“Lozhimsya spat’ golym i derzhim drug druga v teple.” He leaned closer and whispered in her ear.
She didn’t pull back. He found the heated flush that went up her neck charming. Was it his hot breath against her ear or…
Pam turned and faced him. Their lips a breath apart.
“You go into bed…naked…and keep each other warm,” Pam said. Her stare didn’t waver. “Surely you don’t mean that as an invitation.”
A cool sheen dampened his forehead, and excitement raced through his veins. Her breath bathed his face. Smoky, seductive eyes stared at him. For the moment, they were back at the Moscow gala, sitting alone on a small sofa in a ballroom. He blinked and returned to the sand-colored kitchen.
“No. We go into bed. You have the wrong conjugational form.” He put his hand around her neck and pulled her toward him. Slowly, her eyes closed. He bent closer, then lightly, very lightly, kissed her lips.
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RUTH A. CASIE is a USA Today bestselling author of historical swashbuckling action-adventures and contemporary romance with enough action to keep you turning pages. Her stories feature strong women and the men who deserve them, endearing flaws and all. She lives in New Jersey with her hero, three empty bedrooms and a growing number of incomplete counted cross-stitch projects. Before she found her voice, she was a speech therapist (pun intended), client liaison for a corrugated manufacturer, and vice president at an international bank where she was a product/ marketing manager, but her favorite job is the one she’s doing now—writing romance. She hopes her stories become your favorite adventures. For more information, please visit RuthACasie.com or visit her on Facebook, @RuthACasie, Twitter, @RuthACasie, Instagram RuthACasie, or Pinterest RuthACasie.
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