When a medical robot insists he's having a heart attack, Marlee Evans, a pragmatic
maintenance technician, has every reason to panic.
There's a bomb inside him. Since Marlee can't risk the bomber discovering she's found the device, her only option is to kidnap Deacon Black, an unflappable bomb expert, and secretly convince him to disarm it. Things go slightly awry when Deacon sets a trap for someone who is trying to kill him, and inadvertently captures Marlee instead. Instantly intrigued by her refreshingly forthright and gutsy attitude, he's smitten. Unfortunately for Deacon, Marlee recently hardened her heart and swore off men, especially handsome ones with boy-next-door grins. But as Marlee and Deacon attempt to identify and prevent the bomber from detonating the device, they discover that love may be the most explosive force of all.
Now doesn't this sounds like a great book to finish off your summer reading? Here's an excerpt:
“Not to worry.”
She said that with such nonchalance that he found himselfspeechless. He cleared his throat. “Why not? Did you snatch theportable Bomb Disposal Unit, too?”
“What’s better than a BDU?”
“What?” He glanced out into the darkness beyond the lift.
Giant machinery stood silhouetted and veiled in shadows. “Whereare we?”
“Deck forty-three, Ring D zero three. Relax. Don’t panic.They once accidentally incinerated a torpedo in number four, over yonder.”
She pointed to the left. “Nobody heard or felt itexplode, and there wasn’t even a drail’s worth of damage done tothe incinerator, or anything else.”
“I don’t believe you.”
“It happened three years ago. I was there, a deck above.
Henry manipulated his finger appendage, grabbing and brieflytugging the shirt sleeve of Deacon’s good arm. “Marlee wouldnever lie about anything so important.”
“Does she lie about unimportant things?” He instantlyregretted his caustic remark.
“I do not know.” Henry spun sideways, facing Marlee. “Do youlie about unimportant things, Marlee?”
“I have been known to tell a white lie now and then to sparesomeone’s feelings, but on the whole—” She looked away fromHenry.
As her blacker than black eyes met his gaze, Deacon felt pinned to the wall.
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