The Great Pick Up Line
Welcome Stephanie Queen as they share their Great Pick Up Line from
The Beachcombers: Prequel – Beachcomber Investigation Series.
Take it away Stephanie!
“Keep your men away from him. Last thing we need is Jean Luc sniffing state cops on him.”
Shana agreed, but she didn’t say so. Dane opened the door and stepped aside to let her through.
She didn’t show her surprise. She didn’t say thank you. She barely nodded.
They stepped into the hall and he followed her close enough for her to smell his tropical scent and feel his heat. Or maybe that was her heating up all on her own. He didn’t tower over her, but she was surprised to feel his height intimidating. They got to the glass front door and she determined to open it for herself. They pushed through at the same time into the still blazing sunlight at 6:00 p.m. He laughed at her.
“Don’t try so hard, girlie. I’m not going to bite you. You do what you need to do and we’ll be fine.”
“Save it. And pack that chip on your shoulder away somewhere. No place here for attitude. You need to be charming and you need to be convincing. So far, I’m thinking you’ll need to give an Oscar-level performance to turn it around.”
“I could say the same about you. But then you’d tell me I should know better how good you are. In fact I believe you’re quite seasoned with experience.”
“Guess we’ll have to rely on you making up in spunk what you lack in girlie charm.”
“And stop calling me girlie. Don’t use that word again.” She felt herself heating up with frustrated anger and strode off to the car where a police officer waited to chauffeur her. At least this car was unmarked and less obvious than the usual Ford sedan. She clutched her fat folder of intel and hoped she’d stay awake long enough to read it.
“Don’t forget to study, beach bunny.”
She darted a look back at Dane to see the smirk before he disappeared down a dirt path.[/quote]
The Beachcombers: Prequel – Beachcomber Investigation Series
by Stephanie Queen
Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise takes on a new partner for a kidnapping case, gorgeous Scotland Yard detective Shana George. Mistake? Maybe. The fireworks between them could get them killed before they have a chance to find the missing heiress–and whoever is behind the kidnapping.
Dane has been visiting his beach shack on Martha’s Vineyard to rest is weary body and soul for too many years and he’s particularly in need of a rest this summer. But his old special ops commander, now governor of Massachusetts, calls on him to save a missing heiress. She was scheduled to compete in a surfing competition and now she’s gone.
The governor also recruited a partner for Dane, perfect for going undercover as a surfer, the bikini bombshell Shana is also a Scotland Yard detective. Dane is skeptical until he finds out Shana has serious skills.
But as the case unfolds and the stakes ratchet up once they realize they’re dealing with human traffickers specializing in beautiful women, Dane is in trouble. He is far too attracted to everything about his partner–and far too distracted for their well being and their survival.
They need to find the heiress and stop the kidnapping ring before they let their relationship compromise everything. Or is it too late?
About Stephanie Queen
USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Queen is a romantic at heart and a writer by nature. So of course she loves creating stories where the good guys always win–and they always fall in love along the way. Although she’s lost count of all the jobs she had before she settled on being a Novelist, her favorite was selling cookies as a Keebler Elf. She is a graduate of UConn (go Huskies!) and Harvard U and lives in New Hampshire with her family, her cat, Kitty, and a troop of fun-loving friends who help keep her hopping in the real world (as opposed to her story world where her characters keep enticing her to stay).
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