Mass Market Paperbound
352 pages, 6.65 × 4.16 × 0.91 in
April 29, 2014
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0373778651
ISBN - 13: 9780373778652
Read from the Book
"We both know where this is going."Taryn Crawford glanced up at the man standing by her table and ignored the rush of anticipation when she saw who he was. He was tall, with broad shoulders and gray eyes. But the most compelling feature-the one she would guess people pretended didn't exist-was the scar on his neck. As if someone had once tried to slit his throat. Taryn idly wondered what had happened to the person who failed.She supposed there were plenty of women who would be intimidated by the man in front of her. The sheer volume of muscle he had might make someone apprehensive. Not her, of course. When in doubt she put on a power suit and killer heels. If those failed her, she would simply work harder than anyone else. Whatever it took to win. Sure, there was a price, but she was okay with that.Which was why she was able to stare coolly back and ask, "Do we?"One corner of his mouth curved slightly in a sort of half smile. "Sure, but if you're more comfortable pretending we don't, I can make that work, too.""A challenge. Intriguing. You don't expect that to be enough to make me defensive so I start saying more than I had planned, do you?" She made sure she was plenty relaxed in her chair. She would guess the man was paying as much attention to her body language as her words. Maybe more. She hoped he wouldn't make things easy. She was tired of easy."I would hate for you to be disappointed," she murmured.The smile turned genuine. "I'd hate that, too." He pulled out the chair
From the Publisher
New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery invites you back to Fool's Gold, where a newcomer to town might finally meet the man she never knew she needed
Angel Whittaker earned his scars the hard way, but the scars that can't be seen are the ones that haunt him the most. Since he moved to Fool's Gold, California, he's cobbled together a life for himself as a bodyguard trainer. If he's not exactly happy, at least his heart is safe.
Working with pro-football superstars taught tough-talking PR woman Taryn Crawford one thingshe can go toe-to-toe with any man. But then dark, dangerous former Special Ops Angel targets her for seduction
and challenges her to resist his tempting kisses.
Even in four-inch heels, Taryn never backs down. Unless, somehow, Angel can convince her that surrender might feel even better than victory.
About the Author
Romance author Susan Mallery has a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in Writing Popular Fiction. She is a New York Times bestselling American author who has written over 80 books, including the Marcelli Sisters Trilogy and the Desert Rogues Series. She won the Romantic Times' award for best Silhouette Special Edition and the National Readers Choice Award.
"Romance novels don't get much better than Mallery's expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling." -Booklist