This week I'm showing of BAM-BAM'S INKED HART, book 3 in the Bad Boys of Beta Squad series. Zamora Hart is a volunteer who visits the injured servicefolks in the hospital when they either have no family or the family isn't close. She has offered the pick of her wagon to Killian while he's recovering. The other guys in the room are arguing over whether romance is good to read or not.
“I think I’ll pass on the reading and take the oatmeal cookies.” He followed her hands as she fished them out. “Are they homemade?”
She barked a laugh, but covered her lips with her hand. “No, sorry. I’m not really much of a baker. But I’m a mean shopper of baked goods.” She handed him the little wax bag of cookies.
“I take it your talents lie elsewhere?” He grinned.
She lost her smile for a moment, anger kindling. Bloody hell, did he think just because she had big tits and couldn’t bake she was a sex practitioner?
“What do you mean by that?” The sharpness in her voice silenced the argument of the other two men.
Killian nodded to her arms. “Your ink. Those tattoos are really good. Did you have them done or do them yourself?”
She raised an eyebrow. “How did you know I was an artist?”
He pointed to the nylon wagon. “The emblem embroidered in the side. Think Ink Tattoos. Is that the shop you work in?”
Understanding and relief loosened her shoulders. “Own, actually. My pride and joy. Bringing permanent color to a vanilla world.”
“Nice.” Killian’s smile turned sultry. “Maybe I’ll stop in some time and get my own ink.”
Nice save. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list and in the Snippet Sunday Facebook group. A few of my favorites are Charley Descoteaux, Jeff Tsuruoka, Veronica Scott, Gem Sivad, Jessica Subject, and Iris Blobel. Here's the blurb for BAM-BAM'S INKED HART:
Petty Officer Greg “Bam-Bam” Killian is done with marriage, done with long term relationships, and done with the Teams. The injury sustained on his last op has destroyed his dreams of being a SEAL as much as his ex-wife demolished their marriage. Now he’s free to do anything he wants, including get drunk and be miserable.
Zamora Hart has dealt with her fair share of men, both military and civilian. When a wounded petty officer washes up in her tattoo shop, she can’t help but offer him a place to stay for the weekend. She’s been where he is and doesn’t mind paying the help forward, especially when the friendship comes with some intimate benefits. It’s only temporary.
When Zamora’s ex shows up, frightening her with talk of starting over, Greg offers to stay at her place longer to give backup and repay her generosity. He doesn’t intend to fall in love with her, he’s only defending a friend while he shifts his career from active service to BUD/S instructor. But her ex’s threats become more than just talk, and Greg must step up his efforts of protection, because that’s what friends do.
But it’s only temporary and they’re just friends-with-benefits, right?
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