Title: Private Affair
Author: Rebecca York
Release Date: January 6, 2015
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Model Olivia Winters comes home to escape her job in New York City, and finds herself compelled to investigate the suspicious suicide of a former high school classmate. She enlists the help of private investigator Max Lyon, an ex-detective from a troubled family. Posing as husband and wife, the pair uncovers a grisly trail of murder, and the danger propels them into each other’s arms.
With a murderer on the loose, Max and Olivia realize they’re in too deep, too late. They’re getting close to the truth—and to each other’s secrets.
“Thanks for getting us out of there,” Max murmured.
“It was worth a try,” Olivia answered in a barely audible voice, raising her head to look him in the eye.
“It was quick thinking on your part.”
“Then you don’t assume I’m just an airhead model?”
“I never thought that.”
“Then why…” Instead of finishing the question, she let her voice trail off.
“Why what?” he pressed.
“Have you been keeping me at arm’s length?”
The question shocked him. “Because I knew it was what you wanted and because we have to maintain a professional relationship.”
Before he could answer, she brought her mouth to his. They’d both been through an experience he wouldn’t want to repeat. That was no excuse, he told himself as the feel of her lips on his radiated to every cell of his body. He’d picked her up to comfort her. Suddenly his reasoning wasn’t so clear. He’d wanted her in his arms. Now he was shaking with the need for her. As he kissed her with a passion gone out of control, she returned the fervor, her hands moving over his back and into his hair, holding his mouth to hers. The world had vanished around them. The only thing in his universe was the woman in his lap. He slid his hands under the back of her knit shirt, pressing them against her warm skin, reveling in the feel of her.
Neither of them spoke, but words were unnecessary. She lowered her head, her teeth digging into his shoulder and her long hair hiding her face. For long moments, she stayed where she was as he continued to caress her. Then she moved, shifting her body so that she was straddling his lap, only a few layers of fabric separating them.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Rebecca York’s writing has been compared to that of Dick Francis, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Maggie Shayne. Her award-winning books have been translated into twenty-two languages and optioned for film. A recipient of the RWA Centennial Award, she lives in Maryland near Washington, DC, which is often the setting of her romantic suspense novels.
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