Long days, precious nights…
Mima Etu lives a quiet life with her sled dogs in the stunning Canadian Rockies. But that all changes when she stumbles upon a plane crash while out on a supply run. She’s shocked to discover the pilot is still alive—though barely. With the sun setting and the temperatures quickly dropping, Mima knows he’d never survive the trip to the nearest hospital. So she takes the stranger back to her cabin. As he heals, his vague answers to Mima’s questions about the flight tell her he has secrets. But more disturbing is the consuming, immediate attraction she senses between them.
Before he lost control of his Cessna and plunged into a pilot’s hell, Gabriel Miller was on a deadly mission with precious cargo. Now he’s awakened in the comfort of a log cabin with a gorgeous woman tending to his every need. Her soft-spoken beauty sparks his longing for a different kind of life….and it isn’t long before they surrender to a blazing passion. But their blissful days are numbered. For the owners of the cargo are bent on finding Gabriel—and once they do, they don’t intend to leave any witnesses behind.
This story was previously published.
EROTIC ROMANCE | Contemporary | Action/Adventure
Publisher: Kensington Books
Release date: June 9, 2015
"Beautiful Criminal is a quick, sexy read, that is the start to a new series I look forward to reading!"
~Heroes and Heartbreakers
"I got my sexy alpha male "Bad Boy" criminal with the heart of gold in Gabe."
~Boundless Book Reviews
“Would it be crazy for me to say that I like it here? That I like you? It’s been over fifteen years since I had a vacation.”
What could she say? That she didn’t know if she could trust him? She was confused. Yes, they’d shared a few passionate nights and days together, and, yes, she felt a wild connection to him, but, after hearing that strange radio conversation, she didn’t know what to think.
“We don’t know anything about each other.”
Gabe leaned down and captured her mouth, nearly bruising her lips with his blazing kiss. A whimper tore from her mouth, and she succumbed, weak from the power of his possession. Why? Why does he have to make it so easy to give in?
Gabe’s hand snuck past the hem of her night shirt and lifted it past her waist. She sucked in a sharp breath when his fingers slid between her pussy lips. Back and forth, he lit her fire. Mima gripped the kitchen counter, trapped between the wooden block and his hard body.
“What do you want to know about me?” he asked, pinching her clit between his fingers.
Mima gasped, momentarily forgetting the question. She pushed into his fingers, trying to get closer to that place of release. With each flickering caress to her sensitive clit, her body heated more, preparing itself for that pinnacle of ecstasy.
“I want to know everything about you.”
He played her chord harder, instigating a rush of heat and electricity, until her body shook and she fought to remain standing.
“Can I trust you?” He plunged a finger inside, crooking it up, stroking a place she didn’t even know existed. Is that the g-spot Mary always blabs about? Instant pleasure surged through her bones, her nerves, rendering her into mush. She clutched his shoulders and cried out as an orgasm hit her suddenly. He held onto her, driving his fingers deep and sure as she quivered and bucked around him, her heady juices trickling down her shaky thighs.
“Soon you’ll know everything,” he murmured, lifting his slick finger and tasting her juices.
“Oh, god.” To have him do that to her first thing in the morning electrified her mood. She dug her fingernails into his hard shoulders feeling drowsy with satisfaction.
A deep chuckle rumbled from his chest. She panted, startled by her own weakness in giving in so easily. His smile was devilish—victorious even.
And she knew at that moment she’d never say no to him. Whatever brought him here, and whatever made him want to stay, she’d allow herself to enjoy every minute. Why fight something so natural? She didn’t want to be alone anymore.
Gabe flicked his tongue across her lips and whispered, “You can trust me, beautiful. I won’t do anything you don’t want me to, but I could give you everything you need.”
She looked down at the crotch of his pants, noting his straining erection. “Do you…um…do you want me to—”
“Nope. That was just for you. But I think you should show me how to make some good, old-fashioned coffee.” His playboy smile made her traitorous body tingle with need all over again.
She blushed and pushed past him, trying to concentrate. She needed a safe distraction from this devil in canvas pants. “Would you do me a favor?”
“Could you—how do you know my name?” She whirled around, stunned by his words.
Gabe smiled, his eyes twinkling with mischief. “After you told me the story of your family, I put two and two together with that picture over there.”
She looked over to the table where the picture of her and her brother clearly labeled their names on the front and pursed her lips.
“I see. Well, Mr. Know-it-all, you can feed the dogs while I get coffee and breakfast made.” She gave him her best teasing smile. “If you plan to stick around for a vacation, then you need to earn the trust of my dogs.”
Gabe half-smiled and winked. “I’ll feed the dogs, and then I’ll feed you the bone later.” He reached out and pinched her nipple through her nightshirt, earning a shriek of surprise.
Mima whacked his chest playfully. Then he hunkered down in front of the pantry and scooped food into the pail. Her gaze wandered over his back and ass, and, for a moment, she wanted to bring him back to her room.
To hell with breakfast.