Dirty Deeds is out in FIVE days. Book Four in the Cole McGinnis series. Wow. Much fun. And a lot of bloodshed. Some tears. Some sex. Some laughter.
How about an excerpt? A tiny little bit?
When Jae saw me come out of the building, he took one step toward me… a molasses advance that lasted only as long as I blinked. Then his feet grew wings and time slid around us, drawing the space separating us together in a tremendous leap.
The TARDIS would have envied his speed.
I was too busy burying my face in the crook of his neck and wrapping my arms around him tight enough to lift Jae off the ground.
“I’m sorry, baby—”
His mouth on my lips stopped me, and Jae swallowed away any excuse I might have given him for his worry.
He smelled of cloves, stale coffee, and sweat. Worry turned his pretty face ashen, and a cold chill seeped into his hands. Shivering despite the lukewarm breeze pouring over us, Jae held on tight, refusing to give my lungs room to breathe.
I was fine with that. I didn’t want to breathe in anything but him anyway.
The ride home was a blur, more from my body crashing from exhaustion than Jae’s driving. For once. I woke up when he pulled off the freeway and into our neighborhood, the change of the road beneath his Explorer’s tires waking me.
“Do you want me to go through a drive-thru so you can get some food?” he asked softly as I blinked away the fog clouding my brain. “Maybe one of those meat-only burgers from In-N-Out?”
“Veggies are fine. It’s not like they use alfalfa sprouts or that kind of shit.” I grinned at him from across the cab. “Maybe a shake. My wallet’s here someplace. In that envelope.”
“I’ve got it.” He pulled into the line at the drive-thru. Despite the late hour, the California burger joint was still hopping, because we were at least ten cars back from the employee taking orders in the parking lot. “And I dunno about a shake. You fart when you have milk in the middle of the night.”
“It’ll drown out the raw onion taste if you kiss me,” I finagled. “And you can get one too.”
“Then we’ll both be farting.” Jae laughed. “Chocolate?”
“Yeah.” I eyed him. “You haven’t yelled at me yet. Waiting for us to get home?”
“No.” He shook his head. “Maybe I’m waiting for you to yell at me. I gave Mike your guns.”
“Good thing to do.” It was a concession I was more than willing to make. “I’m okay with it. I am, babe. Honestly? Yeah, I’m scared shitless that something’s going to happen to you, but….”
“We can’t live in fear of maybes, Cole-ah,” Jae said in his soft, husky murmur.
“Yeah, that.” I leaned over to kiss his mouth, tracing its plump lower curve with the tip of my tongue. “You sure you’re okay?”
“More than okay.” He sighed into my kiss, and the car behind us beeped its horn. I was about to tell the guy to fuck off and I could kiss my lover whenever the hell I wanted when Jae nudged me in the ribs. “Shut up. He’s telling us we can move forward. Not everything is about you, Cole.”
The line ahead of us had moved forward enough that there was now a semi-truck wide gap between the Explorer and the car in front of us.
“You don’t have to fight everything, agi.” Jae moved the car forward until we were once again holding our place in line. “Sometimes it’s okay to let things go.”
“Yeah, I’m working on that.” I caught his sharp glance. “No, really. Look at me. I’m dressed like a low-rent Smurf, and I still kind of reek—”
“I wasn’t going to mention it, but yes, you do,” he broke in.
“And you kissed me anyway,” I reminded him. “Hugged me too.”
“Your stench is like the onions. We will both have it on us.” Jae chuckled. “The milk shakes too.”
“I love you, you know.”
“I love you too. Onions and all.”
Dirty Deeds by Rhys Ford (Book 4 in the Cole McGinnis Series)
Sheila Pinelli needed to be taken out.
Former cop turned private investigator Cole McGinnis never considered committing murder. But six months ago, when Jae-Min’s blood filled his hands and death came knocking at his lover’s door, killing Sheila Pinelli became a definite possibility.
While Sheila lurks in some hidden corner of Los Angeles, Jae and Cole share a bed, a home, and most of all, happiness. They’d survived Jae’s traditional Korean family disowning him and plan on building a new life—preferably one without the threat of Sheila’s return hanging over them.
Thanks to the Santa Monica police mistakenly releasing Sheila following a loitering arrest, Cole finally gets a lead on Sheila’s whereabouts. That is, until the trail goes crazy and he’s thrown into a tangle of drugs, exotic women, and more death. Regardless of the case going sideways, Cole is determined to find the woman he once loved as a sister and get her out of their lives once and for all.
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