Hawkeye, Book 4
Protecting people, safeguarding secrets...
For the men of Hawkeye, the line of duty between
bodyguard and client isn’t meant to be crossed.
He was supposed to protect her, not fall in love.
Former Hawkeye operative Jacob Walker is no longer for sale…until he sees Elissa Conroy. He’s so captivated by her vulnerability that he can’t refuse one last mission. Determined to keep the fiery Irish woman safe from a madman’s quest for revenge, he’ll do whatever it takes—even protect her beautiful body twenty-four hours a day.
Elissa refuses to upend her life to be shuttered away like some damsel in distress. But when a secret from her past makes it clear she’s in danger, she finds herself thrown over the muscular shoulder of one very inflexible and admittedly smoking-hot alpha bodyguard and hustled to safety.
Alone at his secluded Colorado ranch, the lies are exposed and the tangled web of truth unleashes a terrifying danger—all wrapped in their complicated feelings for each other. Will they be forced to deny their growing love in order to survive?
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Despite herself, the way he said her name, gently curled around the sibilant sound, made her nerves tingle.
“Hawkeye made it my job to protect you, and he signed off on my plan.”
“Care to fill me in?”
“Yeah. We’ll go to my ranch until he gives the all-clear.”
Unnerved, she shivered. “Ranch?” That was worse than she could have imagined, and fresh panic set in. “I demand to talk to Hawkeye this instant.”
“You can take it up with him.”
“Now we’re getting somewhere. Let me get my phone out of my purse.” And figure out how to get in my car and drive like hell.
“Not until we’re on the road.” He looped his massive hands around her much smaller wrists and drew them behind her.
“Ouch! Release me immediately!”
Though he didn’t hurt her, his grip was uncompromising. “As soon as you agree to get in my truck without struggling.”
“Look, Mr.—” God. I don’t know your name. And like the asshole he was, he didn’t fill in the missing information.
“We’re done talking.”
She stamped her foot on his instep, and he didn’t even grunt, frustrating the hell out of her.
“Please get in my truck.”
Elissa turned her head, trying to see him over her shoulder. Because of his hat and the darkness of the moonless and cloud-filled sky, his expression was unreadable. “You can follow me to my place.” The lie easily rolled off her tongue. Anything to get away.
“Within the next five seconds, you’ll be given two options, Ms. Conroy. One, you can come with me willingly.”
“And the other?”
“You can come with me unwillingly.”
“Option C. None of the above.”
“Always going to do things the hard way?”
Since he was still holding her wrists, it was ridiculously easy for him to pry apart her fingers and take the fob from her.
“Has anyone ever told you that you’re annoying as hell?”
He remained implacable. “I have my orders.”
“Time’s up, ma’am.”
“Could you be any more condescending?”
“As I said, we can do this the hard way or the easy way. Your choice.”
Determinedly Elissa set her chin. “I’m not going with you.”
In a move so calculated and fast that she had no time to react, he took her purse from her, then yanked her around to face him. As if he’d done it a million times, he swept her off her feet, then hauled her into the air.
The Neanderthal tossed her over his shoulder, and she landed against his rigid body with so much force that breath rushed out of her lungs, stunning her into silence.“The hard way it is.”