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About Hot Shade:In the tropical Florida heat, a man with deadly secrets falls for a lovely, inquisitive reporter.
When an Italian journalist's expose of his country's mafia puts him on the run for his life, he hides out in an exclusive Florida Keys enclave. But his defenses are breached by a reporter searching out the scoop of her life. Can he convince her to trade headlines for the passion growing between them … or will her investigation open the gates to peril from his past?
After Luca Rossi lost everything to the Italian mafia, he used all his skills to write a stunning expose, and managed to put a key don on trial for his life. But now Luca must hide out on the Florida coast until justice is served in Italy. All is well, until he meets a lovely young American reporter who won't stop asking questions about who he is. Soon he's fighting the urge to hush her with a kiss … and much, much more.
Skylar Shaw took a job with a small Florida paper determined to make her mark on the journalistic world. She may spend her days writing up alligator scares and human interest stories, but when she meets a handsome mystery man on the beach, she's not afraid to dig into his past, and the danger stalking him from across the seas. There's just one problem … will her efforts help Luca, or bring danger straight to him?
Luca knows all too well the journalistic drive to keep digging. Can he trust his lovely Skylar to keep his secrets, or must he push her away to save both their lives?
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“Skylar, you have pen on your chin,” Luca said matter-of-factly, jarring her from the kissing fantasy.
Gah. That’s why he’s staring at me. I’m a babbling, ink-stained wretch.
“Oh! Where?” she asked, her hand flying to her face.
“On the left side of your mouth.”
Skylar rubbed with her fingers, trying to appear dainty but certain she looked stupid—or worse, coarse. Like a trucker scratching his beard.
“Um, no, the other left,” Luca said, stepping forward and taking her chin in his hand. His thumb grazed her skin and set her cheeks ablaze.
Skylar’s mouth was open because she was in mid-gasp from his touch. Luca’s thumb shifted and brushed her bottom lip. One slow stroke to the right. Another to the left. She inhaled and looked into his eyes as his touch sent a million volts through her body.
“Thanks,” she whispered, and inhaled his scent. It reminded her of limes and cinnamon and clean laundry. She wanted to lick his skin and bathe in his essence.
“I can’t be this close to you and not kiss you,” he said in a hoarse voice.
He bent toward her and their lips met. It was a ravenous, hard kiss, and she suddenly couldn’t control the rhythm of her heart. She knew this was wrong, making out with a source’s nephew after an interview. If the story on Federico was already published, she’d feel a little less unethical. But she couldn’t stop kissing Luca. Didn’t want to. The intensity was too startling, especially in the blazing light of day. A kiss this hot should be confined to the dark corners of night.
She explored the tip of his tongue with hers and her palm grazed the dark stubble on his chin. It was soft, not bristly, and the discovery made her heart melt everywhere.
He threaded his fingers into her hair, and she resisted the urge to curve her leg up to his hip. She broke away from his lips and watched with satisfaction as he gulped in a few breaths. She was breathing fast, too. Their first kiss in the pool had been hot, but what had happened just now was scorching.
“You asked my uncle some interesting questions,” he said unsteadily, looking up at the ceiling as if to regain composure.
Skylar ran her finger down the smooth skin of his neck and smiled. Was it wrong of her to enjoy teasing him? “And I still have a few questions for you. About the plane crash and where you were.”
He took her hand off his throat and kissed her palm softly while looking into her eyes. “How about this? Have dinner with me and I’ll tell you.”
About Tamara Lush:
During the day, Tamara Lush writes news as a journalist with The Associated Press. At night, she writes fictional romance tales about complicated, sexy men and the women who love them.
Her first full-length novel, HOT SHADE, was published in September 2015 with Boroughs Publishing Group. INTO THE HEAT is her second full-length novel and it’s also with Boroughs.
TELL ME A STORY is Tamara’s first novella. It’s the first episode of The Story Series, a five-novella serial about a bookstore owner who reads erotica to a billionaire during a literary event in Florida.
When Tamara isn’t reporting, writing or reading, she’s doing yoga, cooking for her Italian husband or chasing her dogs on a beach on Florida's Gulf Coast. She loves connecting with people on social media.
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