Title: Hard to Fight
Author: Bella Jewel
Series: Alpha’s Heart, #1
Imprint: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Publication Date: August 11, 2015
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she’s given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice.
Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run…and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won’t be easy. He’s not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she’s ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure…it’s going to be a case they will never forget.
HARD TO FIGHT Excerpt
“I’m freaking out, Kady,” I whisper down the phone. “How the hell am I supposed to get him in?”
“With your mind,” she says with amusement in her voice. “And your body.”
I frown. “My body?”
“Don’t you see? You’re looking at this all wrong. You’re expecting to be able to just go over and drag him in but you can’t do that. Whether you like it or not, you don’t have the physical power to bring a man his size in. So start thinking outside the box.”
She’s piqued my interest. “Go on. . . .”
I blink. “Excuse me?”
She huffs as if my question is completely unwarranted. “Seduce him.”
I laugh nervously. “Kady, I met him and basically abused him for being a player. Then I told him girls like me never sleep with men like him, and now you’re asking me to approach him and try to make him believe I’m interested?”
I close my eyes. “Yeah, that’s not going to happen.”
“What are you going to do, then?” she challenges. “Waltz up to him and order him to come in? He’ll run before you get your damned gun from your purse.”
I laugh. “I know how to use my gun, thank you very much—I’m just not allowed to use it unless it’s life or death.”
“Seriously, Gracie,” she says, softer now. “Think about it. You seduce him, get him interested, then you set him up. You could do something as simple as making him drop you to work one day—and, bam, he’s in.”
She makes a really good point.
“He’s not just going to grow an attraction to me overnight.”
“What?” She giggles. “A man isn’t just going to fall at your feet? Gasp. But seriously, that man was undressing you with his eyes. I don’t think you’ll have a problem.”
I snort. “Shut up—he was not.”
“He was so, and you can do it. I know you can. Just drop the charm on him, and you’ll have him panting.”
It’s actually not a bad idea. It would be an easy way of getting Raide in without alerting him or having to wrestle him. I might be trained, but a man his size wouldn’t be easy to move. Being a bounty hunter isn’t always easy. We have to track down criminals and bring them in for their trials, things like that. It isn’t always a walk in the park, a good deal of them run or attempt to assault us, so we’re always on our feet.
“I’ll think about it, but it is a good plan.”
I hear her clap and squeal. “While you’re at it, get some of that fine ass for yourself.”
“I think that’s against the code. . . .”
“Not if it’s kept secret.” She’s grinning—I can hear it in her voice.
I laugh, flopping down onto my couch. “You’re a rebel, Kady…”
…I hang up and lean back against the soft cushions of the couch. Seduce Raide Knox, prove my team wrong, and get the chance to expand my career. It all sounds simple, but I have no doubt whatsoever that it won’t be. Raide is a hard man, and he’s going to think I’m a great big joke when I turn up, trying to seduce him. I can only hope he’s seducible.
Things are about to get interesting.
“Girls like you with sassy mouths are usually the first to crumble. I bet you’re thinking’ about it right now? I bet your imaginin’ how good I’d feel deep inside you.” God his voice is so thick and husky. “What I’m thinking about,” I breathe, “is which part of your body I’m going to kick first.” Banter between Grace and Raide
Raide-hot and sexy
Grace-smart and sassy
When you blow up a balloon you expect the balloon to bring joy in the moment but what happens when all the joy you get from the balloon slowly deflates into nothingness? Do you forge onto the future and bring a new balloon into the light? The answer of course is yes but when we are little we hold onto the memories as little as they maybe with the fun we had playing with our friends with the balloon.
What happens when you feel a connection to someone that brings out the worst in you but also the best? You know that this one is the one that you can never have a future with or can you? Do you bring out the vixen within and forge onto the here and now or do you sit back and await and let the chips fall as they may be? Can you be the one that brings the other down without any fear of your heart being lost at the same time? This is Raide and Grace’s journey.
The sex is spectacular in this hot and steamy read by Bella. She created a wonderment and surprise elements that will have you on seats end with every turn of the pages. Major Kudos to this amazing author.
Does this couple find there happily ever after? You will have to pick up this book to find out.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bella Jewel is a USA Today bestselling author. She lives in North Queensland where she’s working on her next novel.
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