The Great Pick Up Line
Welcome Jeanne St. James as they share their Great Pick Up Line from Brothers in Blue: Max.
Take it away Jeanne!
Greg was not sitting on the vinyl seat where she’d left him right outside the dressing room. Instead he was talking with animation to none other than Officer Bryson. She sucked in a breath. He was in uniform with a dark navy cruiser jacket covering his wide shoulders. He carried a notepad in his hands.
And he was staring a hole right through her. Amanda’s toes curled in the tight boots.
She went over, walking carefully in the stiff boots. She didn’t need to trip and look like a dolt. “Is there a problem, Officer?”
Even though fully clothed, he made her feel naked as hell while raking his eyes over her. Warmth spread from her thighs.
His hand tightened on the notebook, and she noticed a quick clench and unclench of his jaw before speaking…a bit huskily. “Not at all.” Max cleared the catch in his voice. “I was just here getting additional information on a previous incident.”
“Oh. Sounds exciting.”
“It’s not. Greg was just telling me that you two had Thanksgiving alone.”
Amanda shot a look at her brother. As always, it went unnoticed. Greg hopped from one foot to the other, nodding his head in agreement.
“We weren’t alone,” she said carefully. “We had each other.”
“You don’t have any other family you can spend the holidays with?”
Amanda frowned and muttered, “None that I want to spend it with.”
“None close by. I don’t want to drag Greg down to Miami for just a few days.” She added, “If I drag him down there, I want it to be permanent.”
Amanda didn’t miss his answering scowl. It wasn’t any of his business anyway.
Max turned to Greg. “Want to spend Christmas with my family? We’ll have a tree and presents, and we’ll sing Christmas carols.”
Greg squealed with delight, his arms swinging uncontrollably. It was a low blow not to ask her first in private before getting Greg’s hopes up.
“And mistletoe…” He stared at her lips. She licked them instinctively.
He stepped forward. She stepped back. Their gazes locked.
Amanda finally broke free and looked at her brother. She couldn’t disappoint him. She didn’t want him to miss out on a fun holiday gathering. Even if it was with this disturbing man and his family. His family.
“Your wife won’t mind?”
A deep rumbling started in Max’s belly and worked its way up. “No. My wife won’t mind.”
He winked at Greg. Greg tried to wink back but ended up closing both of his eyes at the same time.
“Oh,” she murmured, wondering why that question would be funny.
Max flipped open his notepad and scribbled down an address before ripping the page out of the book. “Here. Be there early enough to open presents.” As she reached for it, he snagged it back to scribble some more. “That’s my cell. In case you get lost…or are late.” He snapped the notepad closed and stuffed it into his back pocket. “But don’t be late.”
He was giving her an order!
His wandering gaze seared her from head to toes.
“And wear that outfit.” With that he turned and strode away.
He was telling her what to wear? Whatever!
Brothers in Blue: Max by Jeanne St. James
Big city party-girl Amanda Barber has been spoiled most of her life. But life for Amanda suddenly becomes a major challenge: adapting to small town life, dealing with her handicapped brother and constantly butting heads with a frustrating local cop.
As a police officer and former Marine, “responsibility” is Max Bryson’s middle name. Never having been in a serious relationship, he has no plans for being in one in the near future. He likes being his own man. And even if he were interested in a serious relationship, he certainly wouldn’t choose it to be with someone so immature and irresponsible as Amanda. But no matter how hard he tries, he can’t get sexy Amanda out of his head or his heart. Watching her mature in front of his eyes, his protectiveness towards her only strengthens.
Bossy and possessive aren’t the only words Amanda uses to describe this frustrating cop. She can’t deny just looking at the man makes her tremble. But she’s done with having anyone control her and this man isn’t going to be any different. Or is he?
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About Jeanne St. James
JEANNE ST. JAMES is an erotic romance author who loves an Alpha male (or two). She was only thirteen when she started writing since it gave her an escape from teenage angst! Her first paid published piece was an erotic story in Playgirl magazine. Her first erotic romance novel, Banged Up, was published in 2009. She is happily owned by farting French bulldogs. She writes M/F, M/M, and M/M/F ménages.
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