Welcome to the Scintillating Sunday Romance Blog Hop where multiple authors share eight paragraphs of their work that they find 'scintillating.' Today we're looking at the epic romantic suspense novel, Reckless Endangerment, about a wounded US Marine and the wife who's fighting to bring him all the way home...
“You need to leave. You don’t owe me anything,” he said without looking at her face.
She caught her lower lip between her teeth and studied his bent head before answering, “This isn’t about owing you anything.”
He met her gaze then, annoyance flashing in the brown depths. But there was something else there, too—pain so intense she took a step back.
“What is wrong with you?” he asked. “Just because I’m in this chair doesn’t mean that you can bully me.”
“Am I bullying you?” She grinned at the idea. He’d always been the badass Marine with more arrogance than necessary. Her independence clashed with his attitude more often than not, but that had been a good thing. Maybe...just maybe...he’d missed it. “I brought you fast food and alcohol. We even had a fight. I think you like that I’m here. I’m livening things up.”
He grabbed her hand before she could snag another fry. He squeezed her fingers so hard she thought her bones would snap.
“Look at me. I’m not the man you married. I’m not even a Marine anymore. Look. At. Me."
She only saw the man she loved who stared back with desperation in his eyes. She saw his hair thicker and longer than she’d ever seen it before and liked it. She saw his teeth sink into his lower lip and wanted them sinking into her skin. She only saw Michael...her Michael...and she'd do whatever it took to make him see it, too.
From the back cover...
Sometimes heroes fall and take their loved ones down with them.
Colonel Michael Cedars and reporter Hope Shane fell in love in a warzone, but then the world blew up and splintered their lives in two.
Coming home again isn't always easy.
A Marine accustomed to giving orders, Michael struggles to find his role in civilian life. Wounded, he faces new battles as he learns to walk again, struggles with wartime ghosts, and questions his abilities as a husband.
Love worth fighting for.
Hope doesn't give up—not on the man she loves and not on her pursuit of justice. An investigative reporter, she's hot on the trail of a human trafficking ring. Danger intensifies as she gets closer to the truth, but the human traffickers know her weakness.
Will Michael become her Achilles Heel? Is he still the hero she married or has he become a liability that could get them both killed?
Read it now....