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It's a new year and I have two new releases this month! *Whew* That's a lot. The first one is BAM-BAM'S INKED HART, Bad Boys of Beta Squad, Book 3, and just came out January 12th! *Happy Dance* The second is DARWIN'S EVOLUTION, an Ultimate Recon/Hot SEALs Crossover novella that will release in less than a week, on January 26th! Eep! That's a lot of Navy SEAL reading to do. :D
Sadie glanced out the window at the pine trees sliding past and tried to let go of the concern over her precarious position. No use in borrowing trouble. Won’t know what I’ll face until I get there. The pep talk helped, but the uncertainty still grabbed her gut. Usually she had men and women behind her, watching her back. Now she faced the unknown alone.
I haven’t been alone for twenty years.
Technically, she wasn’t alone now. The soldier napping on her shoulder both amused and comforted her, and a line from an old 80s song about a soldier sleeping on a train drifted through her head.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we are now approaching the Flagstaff Train Station. We will be stopping for a brief turnover of passengers. If you choose to get off the train, please be sure to keep your ticket and take all your belongings with you. If this is your final destination, please check your surroundings for all your carryon items. The stewards will have your baggage unloaded on the platform. Thank you so much for traveling with us today and have a lovely stay in Flagstaff.”
The announcement from the PA startled the man sleeping on Sadie’s shoulder and he froze, taking a moment to assess his surroundings. She understood this form of waking up, and remained still to give him time.
Eventually he turned his head and looked up at her with the most glorious hazel eyes she’d ever seen in a man. Or ever noticed, Hawkins. Most men were just men to her. Big, small, skinny, stout, clean-cut, shaggy, lumbering or graceful, they were merely the male of the species. She didn’t notice them unless they didn’t do the job required of them, whatever it was.
But the hazel eyes staring at her from no more than eight inches away held intelligence, amusement, chagrin, and unconscious beauty. And she fell into them before she could stop herself.
“Beg your pardon, ma’am.” The voice belonging to the man held warmth and depth as he righted himself. “I hope I didn’t drool on your shoulder.”
She shook her head, struck dumb with the intensity of his focus and the beauty in his face. She rarely looked at men as anything other than people she worked with, but somehow this man had stepped inside her circle of awareness and she appreciated him as a heterosexual woman.
When he raised his eyebrows at her silence, she cleared her throat and brought her wandering libido to heel.
“No, sir, I think my shoulder has remained dry and you looked like you could use the rest. I didn’t mind giving a fellow serviceman a safe harbor.”
His attention on her sharpened and it stole her breath as he scanned her scoop-necked t-shirt and denim capris. Yeah, she hadn’t dressed like a marine, but she still wore her hair in the tight bun at the base of her neck and her dog tags on a titanium herringbone chain around her neck. The chain was her one concession to vanity.
“You’re in the service, ma’am?” His mild drawl did things to her heart and pussy she’d rarely experienced, and she allowed the feelings to bounce around inside a little.
“Yes, sir. United States Marine Corps...retired.” It seemed wrong to say that, but she’d served her twenty and elected to move on.
“I thought marines never really retired.” He gave her a warm smile, mellowing some of his intensity.
“Oh, we don’t. But we have to say we do to keep the administrative types happy.”
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