Title: Dantès Unglued
Series: Ward Security Series #2
Author: Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott
Publisher: Drake and Elliott Publishing LLC
Release Date: January 26th
Genre: Romance, Thriller/Suspense
When private investigator, Shane Stephens, is hired by the mayor of Cincinnati to track down the hacker who has been threatening him, Shane is sure this is the opportunity to launch the Merleau Detection Agency into the big time. He even convinces Rowe Ward of Ward Security to loan him one of his best IT specialists, Quinn Lake.
Shane, a man who prefers casual intimacy, is surprised by his attraction to the moody computer geek, but when Quinn suggests they have fun for the month he’s on loan, Shane happily agrees. Both men are expecting nothing more than a good time.
But the investigation takes an unexpected turn and they quickly discover they are facing more than a hacker out to ruin the mayor’s re-election chances. And as they spend more time together, they realize their relationship may be a lot more than just a good time.
With only weeks until the election, Shane and Quinn race to gather the proof they need while dodging bullets and possibly…falling in love.
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Nodding once, Quinn turned back to his computer and Shane did the same, but it didn’t take him long to notice that there was none of the usual clatter of frantic typing that he’d gotten accustomed to hearing when Quinn worked. He looked up to find Quinn sitting perfectly still, his back ramrod straight in his chair. He was just about to ask what was wrong when he heard Quinn take a deep breath before spinning back around to face him.
“I was also thinking about what you said last night. That it was just some fun, and I will admit that I might have acted a little hastily in leaving last night, but I needed some time to think everything through.”
Shane just smiled encouragingly at Quinn as he chanced a glance up. He sat back in his chair, his hands folded on his stomach. This was even better than he’d hoped. After the kiss, he’d had zero plans to walk away from Quinn. It was like liquid fire had blazed its way through his veins and he had no desire to let that go without exploring it a bit further. He just thought he’d have to wear Quinn down a little more, convince him that it could be even better. He had not expected Quinn to come to him.
And so fast.
“I know that last night you were thinking we could have a kind of one-off bit of fun with no strings and no stressful emotional crap. Just sex once. But I was thinking that maybe we should consider a slightly longer arrangement. First, I think the kiss was a good sample of how well we mesh together physically. We have good chemistry and I think that’s going to translate into good sex. Second, we are likely to be working long hours on this case, particularly as we get closer to election day. That’s going to cut into your free time for hitting the clubs for someone new to hook up with. If we have a standing arrangement, you don’t have to start from scratch each time. Third, we’re both likely to suffer the same frustration over the case when leads don’t pan out. We could use each other as an effective outlet to blow off a little steam and come back to work the next day with a clear head.” Quinn stopped and took another deep breath, sounding as if he’d just run around the block rather than listing out a solid argument for sex. “What do you think?”
It took everything Shane had not to laugh, but it certainly wasn’t at Quinn. The guy had put a lot of thought into his argument when all he really needed to say was that he wanted to fuck Shane. He thought he’d made that perfectly clear the night before, and Quinn needing a little space wasn’t going to suddenly change his mind about that.
Pushing to his feet, Shane walked around his desk, pausing at the closed door to his office to turn the lock before continuing on to stand in front of Quinn. He leaned down and gripped the armrests on either side of Quinn.
“I prefer my sex without an outline, but yeah, that sounds great to me.”
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Who are Drake & Elliott?
Jocelynn Drake and Rinda Elliott have teamed up to combine their evil genius to create intense gay romantic suspense stories that have car chases, shoot outs, explosions, scorching hot love scenes, and tender, tear-jerking moments. Their first joint books are in the Unbreakable Bonds series.
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