From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lori Foster comes DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION, the first in Lori’s sizzling new Road to Love series! Check out the scintillating excerpt below and grab your copy today!
DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION Synopsis:
When desire gets this hot, you’d better buckle up…
Mary Daniels doesn’t let anything get in the way of her job acquiring rare artifacts for her wealthy boss. But this particular obstacle—huge, hard-muscled, unashamedly masculine—is impossible to ignore. Stuck in a cramped car with Brodie Crewsfor hours en route to their new assignment, Mary feels her carefully crafted persona—and her trademark self-control—is slipping, and she won’t allow it.
Brodie can’t imagine what secret in Mary’s past has left her so buttoned-up, though he’d dearly love to find out. Maybe then she’d trust him enough to explore their explosive chemistry. But he needs this job, so he’ll play by her rules and bide his time…until an enemy determined to outwit them strikes and he needs to get close—in every way—to protect her. Otherwise they could lose much more than a precious collectible. They could lose it all.
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For about an hour, Brodie was somewhat pleasant, causing Mary to change her initial assessment of him. He’d shared his coffee with her until they’d finished off the entire thermos. As they did so, they’d spoken amicably about a retainer agreement, with him accepting the requirements without complaint. Overall he’d acted like a relaxed, competent, albeit rough-edged man.
So she decided to give him a second chance.
After all, having a hangover could have thrown off anyone. Plus she’d obviously caught him by surprise with her visit.
And granted, with the heat of the day and the embarrassing way she’d reacted to him, part of their adversarial byplay yesterday was her fault.
They passed another exit, and Mary squirmed. She glanced at Brodie’s profile, wondering if she should ask him to stop.
Smug satisfaction curved his mouth into a smile.
Oh, it was small. Barely there, even. But she saw that little curl to his sensuous lips, the crinkle at the corner of his lushly-lashed eyes.
That’s when she started to wonder just how wicked he might be.
She’d made the early trip to his office—which had been closed. Then after sharing his coffee—the whole blasted thermos, most of which she’d drunk—he’d asked her to get them each a bottle of water from the cooler. Unsuspecting at the time, she’d politely accepted, and though he’d only taken a few drinks of his, she’d finished off her bottle.
Now they’d been on the road for a little over two hours, two and a half for her, and he showed no signs of stopping.
She was deeply regretting her beverage choices.
How difficult would it have been for him to unlock the office? And why, after their initial confrontation yesterday, had he gone out of his way to share with her this morning?
As they were passing yet another exit, he pointed out—with a twinkle in his dark eyes—that they were right on schedule, making great time…unless she needed a pit stop?
The man was diabolical.
Well, if he thought she’d cry uncle, he’d be sadly mistaken. Pressing her lips together, she vowed that he’d give out before she would.
He turned on some music. “Feel free to nap.”
Impossible. She crossed her legs and glanced at Howler. The big dog slumped sideways, his head drooped against the window where he’d started out watching the passing scenery but had since fallen asleep and begun snoring. All hope that the dog might need a pit stop died.
“Don’t worry about Howler,” Brodie said, as if he’d read her mind. “He sleeps more than he does anything else. Usually only f-o-o-d can rouse him.”
The dog cracked open an eye, making her smile despite her need for a bathroom break. “I think he can spell.”
“He catches on quick,” Brodie agreed.
After a long sigh that sounded amazingly like disappointment, Howler’s eye sank shut again and his snores returned.
Driven to Distraction kicks off Foster's latest series and as with every new series I fell in love with the new world unfolding within the pages.
One of my favorite parts of this story was the main characters, Brodie sucked me in from the start and I really wanted to get to know more about him and I loved that Mary wasn't your typical heroine because that made the story all the more interesting for me. The chemistry between these two was powerful and I couldn't wait for them to act on it and realize what could be between them. The addition of the suspense angle had me excited to see what came next.
As with most of her series books, we got glimpses into the characters we might see in future books and got to know their surroundings as well. Lori Foster has always been great at bringing together romantic entanglements that are enticing and sexy while leading readers on a fun journey with bits of action, suspense, and piecing things together - this new series is sure to be full of much more of the same with it's own special twists.
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Rachel Loren’s Love of Reading – ReviewAbout Lori Foster: Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN. Visit her online at LoriFoster.com.