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Friday, November 13, 2015

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Collision Control by C.A. Szarek

Series: Crossing Forces #4 Genre: Romantic Suspense Publication Date: October 3, 2014
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A one night stand can’t possibly mean forever…| Detective Jared Manning met his match at a bar. After a night of passion, she sneaks out of his bed without so much as a note. Problem is, now he can’t find her. Kindergarten teacher, Melody Nash doesn’t do one night stands. Embarrassment gets the best of her and she lies about her name. When they collide at her school, Mel resists his pull. She won’t risk her heart on the obvious playboy, even though she can’t stop thinking about the night in his arms. Stress engulfs Jared’s personal and professional lives. His brother is at the center of the joint case he and his partner are working in cooperation with FBI. He puts his job on the line when he fails to share his blood relation. Complications he doesn’t need, considering the FBI agent on the case is convinced his brother killed her fiancĂ©. Balance is the name of the game. Can Jared save his brother and convince Mel they’re meant to be together?

  Excerpt: Jared cleared his throat. “Can I sit next to you?” Her head whipped back around. “Why?” He rocked back on the heels of his shitkickers. Why? Charm. Focus on being charming. “I like to keep the company of a beautiful woman.” Jared smiled. She frowned. He stared. He couldn’t help it. She frowned at a compliment? Jared quirked an eyebrow and slid onto the chair next to hers, because she was never going to invite him to sit. And that made him want to join her even more. Intrigued the hell out of him. “What’s your name?” Cocking her head to one side, she studied him. “Uh…Ren.” “Wren like the bird? Cool name.” “No.” Her cheeks reddened again and she looked away. “Umm…it’s…short for Renee.” He watched her fidget before she’d meet his gaze again. His stomach churned at the thought of her being uneasy with him. He forced words out. “Can I call you Renee?” Those eyes met his and he swallowed hard. Crystal blue, like a morning summer sky. Jared had never seen anything so beautiful in his life. “O-o-o-kay. I mean, sure.” More shifting, so he reached for her hand. Touching her resulted in a zing of energy shooting up his arm. Their eyes locked. Her lips parted and his mouth went dry. He wanted to kiss her. No. Jared needed to kiss her. Before he could even lean in, Renee gasped and moved away. “Which one of them put you up to this?” she demanded. The suspicion in her voice made him rear back. He blinked. Wanting to kiss a woman two seconds after meeting her was fast…even for him. Get it together, seriously. “Excuse me?” His voice cracked. She looked away. “Never mind.” Jared studied her. She was nervous. No…uncomfortable. Why? “Renee.” When she met his eyes, his heart skipped. “I want to have a nice evening. A drink. A dance. With you.” She cleared her throat and Jared wanted to kiss it. “With. Me.” It wasn’t a question. He nodded. “With you. Is that a problem?” Renee’s pale blue gaze raked his face. “No. I guess not. My friends are always telling me I need to loosen up.” “Are they now?” He flashed his best charming grin. “Just so happens I’m pretty good at helping that along.”


Chrissy-140SMC.A. Szarek

Bestselling, award winning author of romantic suspense and epic fantasy romance, C.A. loves to dabble in different genres. If it's a good story, she'll write it, no matter where it seems to fit! She's a hopeless romantic and always will be. Risking it all for Happily Ever After is what she lives by! She's originally from Ohio, but got to Texas as soon as she could. She's happily married and has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice. She works with kids when she's not writing.

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