On the surface, he is a careless playboy. His looks, combined with expert negotiation skills honed as an NYPD hostage negotiator, have put him in the bed of countless women. Every man’s dream, right? Not for Daniel. He’s compensating for something. A painful past and a traumatic experience have left him with a need to hide his true self. No one has ever breached his armor, until he meets Story Brooks.
“Belong to me Story. Even if it’s just for a little while.”
Her fiancé just broke up with her. She has come to New York to care for her father, who just suffered a heart attack. It’s not her day. So when she witnesses Daniel hit on a nurse, then turn all that considerable charm on her, she’s having none of it. One problem? Daniel is her father’s protégé and he’s been tasked with keeping an eye on her while in the strange city. When she begins to notice cracks in Daniel’s façade, she can’t deny the need to find out more about the man beneath. Furthermore, they can’t seem to share the same space without touching, kissing, imploding...Too bad her father has forbidden Daniel from pursuing her, on threat of bodily harm. Threats aside, she might be the only one who can heal him.
“The man took a tragedy and used it to give himself purpose. The man is magnificent.”
“I’ll set the timer for one minute. You’ll have sixty seconds to prove you’re not just a bunch of talk.”
Daniel glanced at the bed behind her.
“The things I want to do to you, Story, would take a lot longer than sixty seconds. Your phone’s battery would die well before I finished.”
Daniel’s best friend. Wise-cracking, irreverent, explosives expert.
"Uh-oh." Brent reached into the console and picked up his two-way radio, pretending to turn it on, then holding it up to his mouth. "This is car two-two-nine requesting backup. We've got an officer down. I repeat, officer down. Dispatch, please alert medical personnel that officer is whipped."
Story’s best friend. Rich, upper-class city girl, sarcastic, heart of gold.
“Exactly how plastered will we be getting? Just ballpark it for me.”
Book #3 in the Line of Duty series
His need to possess her is non-negotiable.
Story Brooks’ fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn’t bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it’s too late.
Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never, not once, been refused by a woman, so when a debate over hospital snack foods with a delectable kindergarten teacher ends in flat-out rejection, he makes it his mission to seduce her. His only obstacle? She’s the daughter of his mentor who implicitly forbade Daniel from pursuing her.
Despite her father’s warnings and Daniel’s troubled past, Daniel and Story can’t resist their intense attraction to one another. But when the reason for her fiancé’s abrupt wedding cancellation comes to light, can Story and Daniel’s already forbidden relationship survive?
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