After a messy breakup with a lying ex, English teacher Mercy Jones swore off men, especially the edgy ones. Safe, stable and comfy. Those are her catch words for a perfect partner. So why does the new substitute history teacher have to be dangerous, raw, and challenging–on every level? His uncompromising masculinity and questioning mind captivate Mercy, tempting her to risk her heart.
Detective Aidan Shaw is a cynical bastard, trusting nobody outside his family and fellow cops. But when working undercover to eradicate a high school drug network, Aidan meets an intelligent, feisty blonde with knock-out curves. Mercy’s warmth and generous spirit awaken a part of him buried deep for too long.
But how can Aidan remain undercover and not betray the woman he’s come to cherish? As he closes in on the criminals manipulating innocents for profit, the stakes grow ever higher–with deadly consequences.
** This was initially a 29,000 word novella for a Boxed Set (of which all the proceeds went to charity). The updated version has been expanded with new scenes
Fiona is one of my absolute favorite authors, and this book just confirms why I love her so much. Aidan Shaw is a police detective who is undercover at Macarthur High School trying to break up a drug ring that has put a student in the hospital. He is undercover as Sean Gallagher, history teacher and assistant football coach. While being introduced to his classroom, he meets AP English Lit teacher, Mercy Jones and he’s instantly attracted to her.
One of the first things he does is has his partner Jake check her out. After all, he wants to be sure she is as innocent as he thinks she is before he pursues her. He also has to play go-between with her and the football coach, who can’t stand Mercy because she threatens to fail the star quarterback of the team for failing grades.
Mercy makes a deal with the new assistant coach, he’ll help Isaac, her troubled student, and she’ll help his football star Cole by tutoring him…and go out for coffee and dessert. He’s already saved her life once by keeping a jerk at the bar from slipping something into her drink.
Aidan/”Sean” and Mercy begin a relationship, and let me tell you, Aidan is so super dominant and take charge in the bedroom that, well…let’s just say I’m very, very, happy that I’m a married woman…with a dominant husband. I mean seriously? I was fanning myself, and I’m of the age where menopause has kicked in, and I wasn’t sure if it was my hormones kicking in or what, but I needed to crank the AC up.
If you are a fan of BDSM, Alpha males, contemporary romance with suspense, and a mix of all of the three, you are going to go wild for this! It’s definitely in my reread pile!
5 Fabulously Freaky Flirty Stars
Fiona Archer writes erotic romance filled with masterful Aussie alpha heroes and teams them with sassy heroines who limit their submissive side to the bedroom. She lives in sunny environs of Sydney, Australia, and is harassed by a flock of wild cockatoos that take over the back yard each afternoon, demanding their feed. Her favorite hobbies include watching Nathan Fillion on television, shopping for that ever-elusive perfect shade of lipstick, and drinking iced coffee.
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