protector...a killer...I am Noah Blake.
seeing the distrust in her eyes, that will kill me before my enemies do…
he’d expected. She gripped his hair in both hands and devoured, sucking on his
bottom lip with a carnal growl that sent most of his blood racing south. Noah
groaned as he hardened instantly and Lucia purred when she felt his arousal.
The little vixen had the nerve to slide her legs up and around his waist, squeezing
tight and ,rocking against his length.
It was supposed to be innocent anyway but everything she did was sexy.
were already on the bed. They fell back onto the covers in a tangle of arms and
legs. He couldn’t get his mouth everywhere he wanted to at once and the urgency
drove his need higher. Lucia bucked under him when he took a big mouthful of
her breast, sucking hard through the fabric of her T-shirt.
lacy cup of her bra down so he could get at what he wanted.
Noah couldn’t have stopped if he’d tried. He couldn’t get enough of the taste
of her skin. She whimpered his name several times before he gave her a break.
When he pulled back, her nipple was hard and red as a cherry. Lucia’s eyes
followed the movement when he licked his lips.
he helped her sit up and pull the shirt off. At his first sight of her in
nothing but panties and the lacy black bra, the swells of her generous breasts
overflowing the cups, he almost broke down and begged right then and there. She
was a goddess walking amongst mortals. Oblivious to his internal thoughts,
Lucia pulled at the hem of his shirt.
threw it on the floor.
into her embrace.
you to see me. For you to let me love you and give you the family you’ve never
had. I’ll be your family, Noah. Me and, hopefully one day, our children. You’ll
never feel alone again.”
a traditional family. Wasn’t that why he’d hated watching her date so much?
Because he’d known that one day she’d find some guy, marry him and pop out a
few adorable babies. It had torn him up to imagine his Lucia round with another
He came from the streets and had very few memories of his own father. What the
hell did he know about any of that? He’d seen so few functional relationships
that it was almost laughable to think he could suddenly be husband and father
material. Lucia needed a man who could do both. He looked down at her all
flushed and glowing with love in his bed. What had he ever done to deserve the
love of a woman like this?
crossed her arms, covering her breasts. Noah’s mind raced as he was assaulted
with images of what the future might hold— Lucia holding a beautiful baby with
his dark hair and her gray eyes. Lucia happy for a while until she figured out
that Noah would never be the man she needed.
forehead softly when she started to speak. “I’ll be back.”
the floor. It felt like a laser drilling a hole through him and it only made
him move faster. He needed to get away. Away from expectations and the love
shining in her eyes. He had a job to do. He would never be the man Lucia truly
deserved but he could be the protector she needed. All this emotion was enough to
make him forget what was truly important, keeping her safe. Emotion made you
soft and he couldn’t afford that.
the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a
master's degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be
scandalized by how she's using her expensive education.
ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since
starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella
"Teasing Trent," her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA
Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel
she "borrowed" from her cousin.
precocious thirteen. She's been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was
only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit
as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Author: M. Malone & Nana Malone
This series was my first from M. Malone and Nana Malone. I don't think i expected it to be what it was. Honestly, i thought it would be a story about an alpha man (which it was) and a strong woman (that too) who hate one another but can't fight their attraction any longer, having to go through the biggest of obstacles of their lives, making it more of a dark romance than anything else.
What i didn't expect was the laughter. God, i laughed so much at all the different antics that Lucia and Noah got themselves into. But i also enjoyed the story itself - my warning and two cents: read the first books in the series, even the bonus short story because they follow one another, making this second book (or third if you count the short story as an instalment in the series) more understandable and enjoyable since they follow one another. Don't be fooled, as it was with the first book, Shameful ends in a cliffhanger and i for one, can't wait to get all my questions answered with the last book in the series.