Last pre-release excerpt from Whatever It Takes (due out December 2). I took a little creative liberty with this, to make it fit. ;)
“What are you afraid of, Jack?” She stiffened her spine and stood straighter. “That you might actually feel something?”
As quickly as he’d shut her out, he pivoted and stalked across the deck toward her. She took a step back, but in a few long strides, he reached her, seized her waist, and dragged her against him. As her body hit his, a gasp escaped, but she could only stare at him, stunned. A war raged in the depths of his eyes, more emotion than she remembered seeing there in a long time—desire, anger, pain, frustration, all fighting for supremacy.
“Or else I may do something I’m pretty sure you’ll hate me for in the mornin’.” The low huskiness of his voice washed over her like a heated caress, sending shivers down her spine, and obliterating whatever defenses she’d manage to build against him. “I’m two seconds from picking you up and carrying you upstairs.”
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