In this snippet, Jaime Hensen is talking to Kevin "Rimshot" Stanton about how she knew he was a Navy SEAL sniper. It's their second meal together, but their first official date. Jaime is the first to speak.
“Is it okay? Fontana Dolce is really busy on Saturday nights, even if only the locals know about it.”
“Yeah. I like a woman who knows what she wants and makes efforts to get it.”
His admission warmed her from the inside out and she couldn’t help the grin spreading across her lips as Guido showed them to a small back table behind an arbor-like privacy screen. Jaime raised her eyebrows at the owner and he winked behind Kevin’s back.
“It’s good to see you again, signora Jaime. Who’s this handsome fella you’re bringing here tonight?”
“Guido, I’d like you to meet Chief Petty Officer Kevin Stanton of the United States Navy.” She pulled out her chair and sat while Kevin held out his hand to Guido.
“Nice to meet you, sir.”
“Ah, a Navy man and a chief, no less.” Guido shook Kevin’s hand firmly. “This is good. A chief might be able to keep up with our Jaime.”
Kevin raised an eyebrow. “You have a rather low opinion of men.”
“Oh no, sir. I have a very high opinion of signora Jaime.” Guido smiled and handed Kevin a menu. “What can I bring you to drink tonight?”
Sounds like Guido knows our girl. ;) 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, Gem Sivad, Goran Zidar, Veronica Scott, and Sarah Wesson. Here's the blurb for Rimshot's Hard Target:
Navy SEAL sniper Kevin “Rimshot” Stanton has had one thing on his mind for months: Find his sister. When a retired teammate suggests calling a private investigator specializing in missing persons, he takes a chance on the woman he’s lusted after since a friend’s wedding. He hopes she won’t mind mixing business with pleasure, because he wants more than just her professional expertise.
Jaime Hensen isn’t the kind of woman to settle down. She likes the wham-whir-thank-you-sir lifestyle. But the night she spends with Rimshot makes her want more. Too bad he’s a glacier outside the bedroom. She throws all her concentration into the job to ignore the hurt.
When Jaime’s investigation gets too close to a mysterious company hiring only women, she’s kidnapped and Rimshot suspects they’ve taken his sister as well. He’ll need every skill in his arsenal to save them.
Rimshot has one shot to get love right, and he’s not about to miss.
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