Sinful Rewards 9 by Cynthia Sax
Impulse / ISBN: 9780062354266
An early-morning surprise attack and the arrival of a beautiful, witty, and regrettably nice rival make Bee question her decision. Does she step aside, forgoing her forever to ensure her man’s survival, or does she risk his life and her heart on love?
“He asked, miss.” Dawg doesn’t appear at all contrite.
“A distracted marine is a dead marine.” I quote Mack, one of Hawke’s men. “Whether Hawke asks or not, you’re not to call him with trivial concerns while he’s on an assignment. Got it?”
The older man maintains my gaze. “Got it.” He doesn’t look away, his lips silently moving as though he’s debating with himself.
I raise an eyebrow.
“He wants you to talk to Hawke, to tell him I’m ready to lead the high-profile assignments.” Ellen’s eyes glitter with excitement.
“That is Organization business,” Dawg barks. “He wouldn’t appreciate us discussing it.”
Hawke knows she can lead the high-profile assignments, but I don’t relay this because Dawg’s right. My military man won’t appreciate them discussing Organization business, not with me, an outsider.
Plus I’m not certain he will ever delegate this responsibility. I won’t raise my new friend’s hopes.
“Do you really want to lead those assignments?” I gaze at her. How crazy is she? “They’re extremely dangerous.”
“They’re challenging, not extremely dangerous.” Ellen rolls her eyes. “The team is thorough. We reduce the risk of assignments to almost nothing.”
They reduce the risk of assignments to almost nothing. My lips flatten. There’s still a chance that Hawke could die, could leave me forever.
If Ellen was his girl, our relationship would end, but he might live.
Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research, while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.
Please visit her on the web at www.CynthiaSax.com.