Hotter Than Hell #6
by Holly S. Roberts Genre: Steamy Romantic Suspense
Southern California is in the middle of a heatwave but that doesn’t hold a candle to Arizona in the middle of the summer.
Austin Miller, the enforcer for Southern California’s crime boss, takes over after his boss and mentor dies. He’s set on revenge against the people responsible for Victor’s death and he’ll stop at nothing to get what he wants.
Melina Fernandez has never wanted anything to do with her brother’s criminal organization and has nothing to do with the hit he ordered on Southern California’s leader. She’s caught in the middle of a deadly game and her brother plans to sell her to the highest bidder as soon as possible.
When Melina is kidnapped by Austin, her worst nightmares are realized. It’s not her body he wants, it’s her flesh and her sanity. Trapped in a dark basement for days she decides to unravel her life story while Austin works on mutilating her skin with a tattoo machine.
When Moon, the crime lord of Arizona steps into help, Melina might find her salvation. The clock is ticking and her brother now wants her dead. Austin isn’t a man for games but he does want Melina at any cost, even his life.
He’s gorgeous in an underwear model sort of way. At least until you reach his eyes. When the light reflected off them, I almost stepped back. They’re pale green, almost startling if you don’t look into their cold, lifeless depths. Pools of darkness lurked in the round orbs, so strong, it scared the fucking shit out of me. I’ve grown up around deadly men, but none left me trembling and wanting to escape the intensity of just a gaze.
I make a frustrated sound deep in my throat. I need to escape so I never have to look into his eyes again. Pounding the metal loop in the floor with my foot only adds to the raw flesh already there. He’s going to kill me for something my brother did. The worthless, evil, blood kin I’ve dreamed of killing for years. If only I were stronger emotionally and physically. Or maybe not. Given the chance, I’ll kill the man holding me.
I’ve thought about my own death so many times through the years I lost track. I shouldn’t be resisting the inevitable end to my life. My brother’s plans for me would pale in comparison. He’s told me often enough that I’m nothing more than a breeding machine to form better alliances.
Being given to one of the men my brother makes alliances with would be a nightmare worse than death and it’s all I’ve had to look forward to since my sixteenth birthday. That’s when the earnest threats began. To die for my brother’s sins is an ironic twist to a fucked up life I wish I couldn’t claim.
Holly S. Roberts is a retired homicide and sex crimes detective who loves long walks on the beach and sweet music. NOT... she hikes mountains with her Rottweiler and listens to hard rock with heavy bass and bad words. She's the USA TODAY Best-Selling author of the Completion, Club El Diablo, and Hotter Than Hell series. If a book doesn't have enticing romance, steamy sex, and hot alpha men she doesn't read or write it. Oh and coffee. She must have coffee!
How to hook a bad boy
What is it about bad boys that attracts us? I actually know the answer because I married my bad boy at the age of 18 and more than 30 years later, we’re still together. These men love deeply if you can hook them.
1) Be sexy just by being you. Bad boys think about sex non-stop.
2) Learn to cook. I did and so can you. Bad boys love to eat. They also make great cooks and fun in the kitchen leads to other fun.
3) Buy stock in sports related products so you can pretend to be interested. Every time a commercial comes on that I own stock in, I check how the stock is doing. It’s become almost a game and makes sports on TV worth watching.
4) When he does something sweet be sure to thank him again and again. And again!
5) Dress appropriately. Less is better.
6) “I’m never getting married.” Say this as many times as you can fit into a conversation.
7) Like his mother. If you can’t, lie!
8) Don’t give him his way all the time. Bad boys need to lose every now and then.
9) Blow jobs are mandatory. Practice makes perfect.
10) Love your bad boy with everything you have.
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