Contract Signed (Triggerman, Inc. Book 1) by Marie Harte
Date of Publication: January 17, 2017
Three assassins and a… baby?
How many assassins does it take to change a diaper?
Three assassins have met their match…and it wears diapers.
Triggerman, Inc., Book 1
Noel "Ice" Cavanaugh's method is foolproof. Get in, do the job, get out, melt away without a trace. Chill out until his next mark is assigned. Neat. Tidy. No mistakes.
This time, though, something isn't right. Two somethings. First a random attack that feels not-so-random. Then he discovers someone's left a baby on his doorstep with a note claiming it's his. And the sexy neighbor who found the boy first has too many questions in her eyes to ignore.
When her handsome, mysterious neighbor suddenly asks her out on a date, Adeline Rose has suspicions he's fishing for "help" with his bundle of…joy? By date's end, she's convinced NOel's just as distant as he seems—until a scorching goodnight kiss ends with sex against the nearest wall, the heat between them burning away all thoughts of careful.
Now Noel has more than one problem on his hands. Splitting baby duty between three badass assassins, figuring out how to fit more time with Addy into his no-room-for-error schedule…and keeping both of them safe from the danger he's increasingly sure has followed him home.
Warning: Beware a killer with a heart of gold, a baby who needs constant changing, and unrequited love that's actually quite…requited.
Noel had never been as out of control as he felt right now. The stubborn, aggravating, self-righteous woman called him robotic? Cold, maybe. Self-controlled, sure. But gay? Not into women?
Her lips parted and her eyes remained closed while she waited.
He leaned in and called on his arsenal of seductive weaponry. He’d show her asexual. Noel whispered a kiss over her lips before he thought the better of his plan.
Because just a taste of her told him he’d made a slight miscalculation. Her startled breath stopped him, but he didn’t back away. Especially when she softened under him.
He gently pushed against her mouth, sliding his lips over hers while fighting the urge to bury his hands in her silky hair. He deepened the kiss, slanting his mouth across hers for better access.
The heat between them felt combustible, a sexual chemistry he couldn’t deny. And neither could she, apparently, because she groaned and parted her lips, opening for him.
He slipped his tongue inside, and she teased him, sucking him deeper. His body locked up, his need for her electrifying. God, he ached between his legs, but he’d sworn he wouldn’t touch her with more than his mouth.
The kiss deepened, and he stroked inside her mouth, all thought of teaching her a lesson with seduction gone. He wanted nothing more than to hear her moan with pleasure again.
Soft fingers gripped his arms and trailed up his shoulders to curl around his neck.
He tensed and pulled back, staring down at her flushed cheeks and the smudge of black where her eyelashes fanned her cheeks. She slowly opened her eyes to reveal bottomless green depths.
“Not so cold now,” she murmured, drew his head down for another kiss, and dragged one of his hands to her waist.
About Marie Harte
Award-winning author Marie Harte has been writing professionally since 2005. She's both a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author and has written over 100 books and counting. Marie writes books with heat, humor, and character.
She writes independently and for several publishers, to include Sourcebooks and Samhain. Though currently writing contemporary romance, she also writes paranormal and romantic suspense.
Before turning to writing full-time, she earned a B.A. in English from Pennsylvania State University and spent several years in the United States Marine Corps as a communications officer.
Marie currently lives in Central Oregon with her family. There's nothing she likes more than finding a good book to read and a great cup of coffee to drink.