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…“So I guess chess is out then?” she asked innocently.
“I know when to concede,” he said, pulling her to him. “Let’s find something I know how to do well.”
He kissed her intently. Lindsay felt her knees start to go weak, this kiss more intense than any before it. She tried to remember what he had said last night about being hesitant but there was no reluctance now. He picked her up in his arms and walked with her into the bedroom, standing her in front of the bed and looking at her, his eyes intent on her face.
“I didn’t bring a condom,” he started, his voice a little hoarse. “This wasn’t in my plans for today. I’m just making this up as I go along.”
“You don’t need it,” she answered, taking the bottom of her t-shirt and pulling it over her head….
Ashes to Sparks
Saturday, April 18, 2015
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Rick "Ricochet" Brennan served eight years as an elite Marine special ops Force Recon soldier. After an injury, and the terrible memories from that night, he retires and goes to work for his former Command Officer, Howard "Mack" McEvoy, at his training center in Atlanta.
Sanctum MMA appears on the surface to be a normal gym, training elite fighters to be the best. Except each trainer, hand-picked by Mack, possesses a special background that allows Mack to run one of the best-kept secrets in the country.
When twenty-three year old Quinn Wallace finally escapes her abusive husband, she turns to her father’s old Marine Corps buddy, Mack, for help. Broken and skittish, Quinn finds herself surrounded by large, intimidating men— men who could easily overpower her. She avoids them the best she can, but when Rick turns out to be more than just a rough fighter with bruised knuckles, she finds herself wondering if she can allow herself to trust again.
“Hey,” he said calmly. “Why aren’t you resting?” Rick put his hands on her shoulders, gently massaging her arms.
Quinn’s eyes grew large and went to his gloved hands.
Fuck, she hates fighting. Now I know why she looks freaked out.
Rick yanked his hands away and took a step back. “I didn’t mean for you to see me fight, Quinn. I’m sorry.”
To his surprise, Quinn stepped forward, closing the distance Rick had put between them. He watched as she hesitantly lifted her arms, placing her hands on his sweat-slicked chest. Her eyes met his and his breath left in a sharp huff. The fear he had expected to see wasn’t there. No… Quinn’s eyes were dark and glistening with lust.
“I didn’t know that watching you fight would be so comforting. It makes me feel safe, and… turned on,” she murmured. Rick shivered as her hands ran down his torso, moving over each defined muscle until they were resting on either side of his waist.
“Turned on?” Rick swallowed, barely able to speak with Quinn
touching him like that. She was only just about healed from the attack. He figured it would be months, if not longer before she’d be interested in pursuing anything physical.
“Yes, turned on.” Quinn’s fingers dug into Rick’s waist, her thumbs making small circles on the ‘v’ shaped ridges of his lower
abs. Scorching waves of pleasure rippled down his spine, instantly making his cock come to life.
“Jesus,” he muttered softly. Using every last bit of willpower he had, Rick captured Quinn’s wrists, removing her hands from his body. “Not here, doll.” He glanced around, but none of the other fighters were looking their way. Still, he’d kill them if they saw the lust in Quinn’s eyes. That was for him, and him alone.
Quinn pouted, crossing her arms and glaring like a kid denied her favorite candy.
He couldn’t help himself. The sight of this tiny thing trying to look intimidating was funny. Rick laughed. “You’re too much, doll.” The corner of her mouth twitched up—it was just a hint of a smile, but it made Rick’s day. Quinn hadn’t smiled once since his team rescued her. Seeing some of her personality coming back flooded him with emotion.
Ricochet Series Reading Order
Ricochet: Locked & Loaded
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Ricochet: Friendly Fire
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Ricochet: Extraction Point
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The Ricochet Series by Heather C. Leigh
Locked & Loaded Book 1
Friendly Fire Book 2
Extraction Point Book 3
Rick “Ricochet” Brennan had been special ops Marine Force Recon solider for eight years until an injury sends him home for good. Horrible memories of that night plague Rick, leaving him a damaged man. He finds comfort in his no strings attached one night stands and his job at Sanctum working for his old Commanding Officer Howard “Mack” McEvoy in his Atlanta MMA gym/covert operations headquarters. Rick doesn’t want or need a woman in his life, he’s not looking for love until one day he locks gazes with Quinn.
At twenty-three years old Quinn Wallace has faced many terrible tragedies and hardships. When she needs to hide from her abusive husband, she goes to her deceased father’s old Marine buddy, Mack to help. He doesn’t ask any questions just gives the broken, scared Quinn a job and a place to stay. She soon finds herself in the middle of a bunch of huge, intimidating men, who could easily be very dangerous. The most dangerous to her is Rick, Quinn can’t explain her instant attraction to the big Marine but she has a hard time fighting it.
My Review of the series:
This is the story of Rick and Quinn, two people who are destroyed by bad experiences in their past that they are trying to overcome. Their demons haunt them, but they try to live the best way they can. I thought Rick and Quinn had some chemistry right away and it builds up as the story progresses. Once they both stop fighting what they are, feeling their attraction is explosive. The sex scenes are scorching and well written definitely kept my attention.
Quinn has a hard time trusting Rick, she struggles with throughout the series and who could blame her. She is coming out of a very abusive relationship with a husband who is still out there looking for her, she feels stared and alone. When Ricochet charms his way into her life she realizes she doesn’t want to be just some temporary bed buddy. Can she trust him to protect her and not just her physically, but her heart as well? I liked Quinn, she fought through many tough spots, dealing with abuse; I thought the author did a good job depicting the horrors of domestic violence.
Rick wants nothing more than to get to know Quinn and protect her from whatever it is she is hiding. When he finds out about her husband his protective alpha male tendencies kick into high gear. Combine that with a bunch of other hot, muscular, highly trained soldiers who will to put their lives on the line for Rick and Quinn, and then you have a thrilling story. Since the first two books both have cliffhangers I was glad to have been gifted all three books at once.
As the end of the three book approached, I could not put it down, the suspense of finding Travis, Quinn’s dirt bag husband was killing me. I don’t like spoilers, so I will just say the third book is full of surprises. Really good series definitely recommend, especially since you can buy all three books. I hope that Ms. Leigh decides to give us the stories of some of the other male characters we go to know at Sanctum. If you like hot, sweaty military men and a great love story with a bit of suspense to go along with it this is the series for you.
*I was gifted a copy of the series in exchange for an honest review*
After growing up in New England, I currently live just outside Atlanta, GA.
I love the Red Sox and hate the Yankees.
I love hot, sexy romance novels, but hate long, drawn out misunderstandings as a plot line.
I love book series, but hate cliffhangers.
I love alpha males, but hate when they borderline on abusive.
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