SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL
Book 3, Velvet Lies
By Adrienne deWolfe
“Can I have my pants back?” A wicked dimple flirted with his lips.
“Maybe.” She narrowed her eyes at his bawdy show of humor. “Are you going to pack them in your bedroll and ride?”
“Now that’s an interesting question, coming from a maid.”
“That is not what I meant!”
“Isn’t it?” Those strong white teeth flashed in a feline smile. “It seems to me a young, unmarried woman shouldn’t be visiting her hired hand’s digs in the middle of the night. Unless, of course, she has a certain kind of pleasure-riding on her mind.”
Sera’s jaw dropped. She couldn’t believe Jesse would think such a thing about her!
Well, okay. Maybe she had imagined kissing him with a reckless abandon. And maybe she’d imagined stripping off his shirt to feast her eyes on his rock-ribbed planes. But was that such a crime? Imagining?
“Why are you being so contrary?” she demanded. “I thought we were friends.”
“So did I. Until I came in here tonight and caught you spying on me.”
She caught her breath. “Jesse, I swear. That is not what I—”
With a speed reminiscent of his quick-draw, he ripped the denim from her hands and caught her wrists. She shivered a little when she recognized the hunger in his jungle-cat stare.
“Jesse, please don’t be angry with me—”
“I’m not angry with you, Sera. I want to do forbidden things to you. I want to do scandalous, bawdy things that will make you pant and gasp and shake with the sheer, wild pleasure of my kiss . . . “
SEDUCED BY AN ANGEL
Kentucky belle Seraphina Jones craves a dashing stranger worth kissing. When she spies her handsome, half-naked hired hand at the riverbank, she thinks her dreams of romance have come true. But this Texican is wanted for murder.
Jesse Quaid can’t let Sera’s sweet kisses distract him from rendezvousing with Cass, a childhood friend, to clear his name of a crime he didn’t commit.
But then a case of mistaken identity turns Cass into Jesse’s deadliest rival for Sera’s heart. Now Sera must find a way to end the feud before the man she loves is lost forever.