In this snippet, Jaime Hensen is talking to her best friend Chris Hunter nee Brickman about Chris's husband Todd and his best friend Jim. Chris Brickman is from The Navy's Ghost, but Jaime wants to know why Jim's always there.
“I’ll pass the word on to Todd and Jim. They’ll probably do a couple of ‘high fives’ and then razz Rimshot about it.”
“Hey, give me the 411 on this whole living-with-Jim thing. Why is he really there at your house, Chris?”
A long pause filled the air on the other side of the phone and Jaime wondered if she’d crossed a line with her friend. She and Chris had known each other since high school and traded dating horror stories, but once Chris entered the SEALs, she hadn’t talked much about her love life. If she even had one. After her brush with death on her last mission with the SEALs, she’d talked to Jaime about her love for Todd “Magic” Hunter and Jim “Retro” Waters. She’d loved them equally, but settled on marrying Todd. Despite that, Jim had never been far and treated Chris as much like his wife as Todd’s.
“I’m married to both of them, Jaime.”
Jaime sat back in her chair, her mind going blank. “What?”
“Not according to the State of California, of course, but I’m married to Todd and Jim in every other way that counts.” She paused again. “It’s what we’ve always wanted and it works for us. I don’t really expect anyone to understand, but I told myself I’d be honest with you if you ever asked. So, yeah.”
Jaime turned over the information in her mind. “Two men? And not just any men, but two Navy SEALs? The Alphas of the alphas? Damn, lady, how the hell did you get so lucky?”
Well, Chris never was traditional. ;) 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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