In the meantime, DELI'S TAKE OUT, Bad Boys of Beta Squad, Book 4 is available now, but even better, it's available in PAPER too. It has direct ties to Rimshot's Hard Target and Darwin's Evolution.
In this snippet, Caroline ran into town to get some dog food for a pregnant bitch and five guys corner her in the store. They want her attention but she just wants to get home without being bothered.
“You don’t say much, do you, sweetheart?” The man beside her wore a grimy baseball cap and a plaid short-sleeved shirt barely covering a gut big enough to hide his belt buckle. From his scent, he hadn’t bathed in a while, and the alcohol had helped him overcome any reservations about approaching women. “Whadya say you come over for a beer with me and my buddies?”
“Thank you for the offer, but I’m just here to get dog food before going home.” She didn’t meet their eyes, just turned her head a little to acknowledge the invitation.
“Oh, come on, now, sweetheart. It’s Saturday night. Take a load off. The dog can wait.” He reached for her and she dodged out of reach, but one of his friends shifted to her other side. “Come on, it’ll be fun.”
“No, thank you.” She kept her expression neutral and her arms at her sides, but they’d hemmed her in. “I really just would like to get my dog food and go. Thanks.”
“Well, we’ll let you do that once you’ve had a drink with us. Come on, don’t be rude.” He reached for her again and she had nowhere to get away.
Deep breaths, Caroline. The only way to get out of this was to be calm.
“I’m pretty sure the lady said no to you twice.” A new voice joined the conversation as CPO Rubenovich stepped up behind the guy. “While other situations might be confusing, I think she was clear on declining your invitation.”
Nothing like having someone be in the right place, at the right time. ;) There are several great authors on the Weekend Writer Warriors list, the Snippet Sunday Facebook group, and the Rainbow Snippets Facebook group. A few of my favorites are, P.T. Wyant, Karen Michelle Nutt, Veronica Scott, Jessica Subject, Kathy Griffith Karysa Faire, and Iris Blobel.
Here's the blurb for DELI'S TAKE OUT:
CPO Eugene “Deli” Rubenovich has hit his limit. After his friend is gravely injured on a mission, Deli takes leave to clear his head. He wants the great outdoors, fresh air, hiking, and maybe a beer or two. What he gets is a 5-on-1 bar fight and cartel thugs trying to forcibly take a woman’s home. And then there’s the bear.
Caroline Atherton has a quiet life she loves as the owner of Last Chance Dog Sanctuary, where she rehabilitates dogs like Sergeant Trace to return to civilian life. When a simple shopping trip goes awry, a handsome Navy Chief winds up nursing a concussion after defending her from a pack of idiot males.
Deli’s not used to being rescued, but the beautiful woman who heals dogs makes it an experience worth repeating. She’s says she’s got no room in her life for pushy men, but the cartel gets nasty, and Caroline needs help defending her home and her dogs.
Enlisting assistance from the Ultimate Recon crew to take out the enemy is just another day for Deli, but to win Caroline’s heart? He’ll need every skill in his arsenal for that mission.
So much for taking a vacation.
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And find the whole Bad Boys of Beta Squad series here: Bad Boys of Beta Squad series