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Title: TOO HOT TOO HANDLE
Author: Jennifer Bernard
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: April 13th
About TOO HOT TO HANDLE
Single father Kevin O’Donnell would do anything to give his daughter Holly a stable life-including leave the Air Force and take a job working at Knight and Day Flight Tours in charming Jupiter Point, California. After his wild daredevil past, he’s sworn off relationships until Holly turns eighteen. Just three more years. No problem; he’s got this under control. Until a chance encounter with a smart, sassy bombshell-who just happens to be his new boss’s sister.
Since her father’s unsolved murder, Cassie Knight has spent over a decade on the road with her mother, memories chasing the fragile woman from town to town…or so Cassie thought. Only after returning to Jupiter Point does she learn something-or someone-all too real triggered their life on the run. Now, with her brother closing in on their father’s killer, Cassie’s free to pursue her own happiness for the first time. Enter smart, sexy, funny Kevin O’Donnell.
Of course they’ll have to keep it light. There’s a big off-limits sign on Kevin’s heart, and Cassie’s ready to hit the road the minute her father’s killer is found. She can do light-no problem. But she didn’t count on their sizzling chemistry…Holly’s suddenly odd behavior…and a killer who’s more cunning than the Knight family ever suspected. Too hot to handle? There’s only one way to find out.
“What are you doing?”
“Going swimming, of course.”
“Sure.” He smiled, teeth gleaming in the moonlight. “The only question is how many clothes I should wear into the water.”
Oh ho. If he was leaving that up to her… “Why would you wear any clothes in the water? They’d just get wet,” she said reasonably. Her breath quickened. This all felt like a dream, with the moon and the ocean whispering magical secrets in her ear.
“Good point. I was hoping you’d say that.” His hands went to the buckle of his leather belt. “Especially because these are my nice clothes. And I only have one set that qualifies.” He loosened the belt enough to untuck his shirt.
Her mouth went dry as she watched him undo each button. Underneath, he wore a white t-shirt that molded to the solid musculature of his chest.
“I barely recognize you without the grease stains.” She cleared her throat, her voice a little breathier than usual.
“Right? And you without your coveralls. It’s like we’re strangers. As much as I like your mechanic clothes, this works too.” He gestured at her dress. “But I guess I said that already. A few times.”
They smiled at each other, a vibrant tension rising between them. She imagined long strands of moonlight stretching from her to Kevin, linking them to each other, weaving them together. How was it possible that she felt so connected to this man? Especially her, someone who felt truly, solidly connected to so few people. Really, just her mother.
Who had just refused to see her.
That furious, helpless feeling churned inside her again—echoed by the restless swirl of the ocean against the rocks. They spoke to her, those waves. As if they understood exactly what was going on inside her.
On impulse, she pushed one of her shoulder straps off, then the other, then shimmied out of her dress. The camisole slip she wore underneath didn’t cover much, but hey, it was dark outside and Kevin was half-naked already, and the ocean beckoned.
Leaving her dress in a silky pile on the sand, she skipped toward the water’s edge. At the first touch of the ocean swirling around her feet and ankles, energy surged through her.
“Wooohooo!” She hopped from one foot to the other in the wet sand. A chill chased through her, even though the water was warmer than she’d expected. She plunged in further in, until she was up to her waist.
“No, it feels good. Come on! What’s the holdup, big guy? You’re the one who started this thing!” She looked teasingly over her shoulder at him. He was in the midst of pushing down his trousers, revealing powerful, flexing thigh muscles and tight black boxer briefs.
She gaped at him. She’d been aware of him physically ever since they’d met, but she’d been trying to block it out for the sake of not lusting after him. But now, with most of his clothes gone, that was flat-out impossible.
He straightened up to his full height. In nothing but his boxers and t-shirt, he walked toward her. That grin, that twinkle in his eyes, the way he moved. Oh. My. God. How was she ever going to get this image out of her mind?
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About Jennifer Bernard
Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life in Los Angeles for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea. No stranger to book success, she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name that she’s happy to share with the curious.