By: Jennifer Ryan
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Attorney by day, rancher by night Owen McBride conquered his dark past and made it his mission to help the innocent—even at the expense of a personal life. But when a client's abusive ex-husband targets Owen and his gorgeous neighbor Claire gets caught in the crossfire, his feelings turn anything but professional. The mysterious beauty awakens something in him, and he'll move heaven and earth to keep her safe.
Coffee shop owner Claire Walsh learned the hard way that handsome men aren't to be trusted. Owen may be sexy as hell and determined to take care of her, but she's reluctant to put her heart on the line. His presence in her life puts a target on her back, yet the more time she spends with him, the more she finds she can't help falling for Owen.
“See something you like?” Owen asked, a half smile on his handsome face and a mischievous glint in his eyes.
“You are many different men.”
“I thought I liked the baseball look the best. Now, I'm thinking this is much better. I don't think I've ever seen a man look as good as you in everything he wears.”
The glint in his eyes turned sultry and narrowed on her flushed face. “If you think I look good dressed, wait until I take it all off.”
She swallowed hard. He'd unnerved her, but two could play that game. She let her gaze roam over him in a slow sweep. She took her time and savored every hard plane and rippling muscle outlined beneath his well fitting clothes and revealed in his strong arms. She pointedly let her gaze settle on his waist and dip lower to his crotch. She swore his thick erection plastered to the front of his fly twitched beneath the barrier she wanted to rip away with her teeth, right after she tore off his shirt.
Yep, maybe the lace panties and bra started her mind down dirty road this evening, but she didn't need the frippery to want him the way she did. She just needed this man to look at her like that to make her nerves hum, her blood heat, and her body ache to have his hands on her.
“The anticipation is killing me, but right now, I'm enjoying the dirty thoughts.”
“Any one of them you want to act on, just say the word, and I'm all yours.”
The teasing tone didn't hide the fact he was dead serious, but she appreciated him keeping things light. Because of that, she walked to him. A step away, he took a quick step back.
“Don't touch me.”
She raised her eyebrow, confused.
“I'm filthy. I don't want to mess up your pretty clothes. God, you smell like heaven.”
She smiled at the compliment.
“You smell like a horse, but I'm going to kiss you anyway. Come down here, cowboy.”
Owen has many sides to him. He's a lawyer by day, a rancher in the evening and on weekends, and plays softball with his nieces. Claire appreciates a man in a suit, his baseball gear, and working in his jeans and boots. What's your favorite guy look?
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