Excerpt: Thin Ice by Maryann Jordan
Maryann Jordan stops on over to share a SEXY navy seal romance with us. You even get a taste with an excerpt!
The Sleeper SEALs, are former U.S. Navy SEALs recruited by a new CIA counter-terror division to handle solo dark ops missions to combat terrorism on U.S. soil.
Logan (Preacher) Bishop, retired Navy SEAL, flew tourists on helicopter rides over the mountains of Montana and occasionally rescued skiers from snowy slopes. With the threat of terrorists developing means of biological warfare, he jumped at the chance to run a mission in Alaska, monitoring the activities of a newly established ISIS cell.
Vivian Sanders, a biologist with the Department of Homeland Security, was tasked with finding out what the terrorists were creating. Assigned to work with an agent on a cell in Alaska, she was stunned to find she was being paired with a security specialist and he knew nothing about their cover—living next door to the terrorists and pretending to be married.
Precise in his planning and executions of missions, the impulsive Viv drove Logan to distraction and of all his missions, he was certain this one would fail. Learning to work together, Logan and Viv discover opposites do attract. But the secret Logan carries—how he is to finish the mission—is one he is afraid she won’t be able to accept.
When the chemicals created by the terrorists next door threatened to be tested on a small town in Alaska, they fight to survive…both hoping their love survives the battle as well.
** Logan Bishop was first introduced in the Saints Protection & Investigation Series (Surviving Love). This book is in the "Sleeper SEAL" connected series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.
Each book in this multi-author branded series is a standalone novel, and the series does not have to be read in order.
****Due to scenes of an explicit sexual nature and language that some consider crude, please be warned - for 18+ only! If you do not like alphas with heart who fall in love with strong female characters while dealing with real life issues...again be warned!!*****
“Insufferable man!” Vivian grumbled under her breath.
Their pseudo relationship devolved quickly after dinner with an argument over her phone and their rooms. She wanted to discuss their plan but he appeared to be as closed-mouth about it as he was everything else. Her earlier attempts to draw him out had been met with silence and now he was invading her space and making demands. Pulling her phone out of her purse, he took it and shoved it in his pocket.
“As of now, this phone is off limits for you—”
“What?” she screeched, her gaze snapping.
Handing her a burner phone, he said, “Use this. Only when you have to.”
She held out her hand, palm up, and demanded right back, “Give me my phone.”
“Nope. And you need to get your things out of this room and into the bedroom across the hall.”
Incensed, she argued, “Why? My things are already in the closet and drawers.”
“I need the room on this side.”
Standing in the hall, she watched as he dumped his bags on the bed she slept in last night. “The rooms are the same size,” she said, following him into the bedroom and grabbing the handles of his duffle bag, attempting to lift it. Barely able to budge the heavy bag, she grimaced as he swiftly moved in, putting his hand on the top.
“Don’t,” he ordered. “Don’t touch my things.”
Whirling around, she huffed, “Seriously? I normally wouldn’t consider touching someone else’s property, but you’ve entered my room, putting your bag on my bed, not to mention you stole my phone!”
“I’m taking this room,” Logan declared, once more, his tone firm. Used to men under him obeying without argument, her defiance began to unnerve him.
Stepping closer, with her hands clasped together in front of her, Vivian took a deep breath before letting it out slowly. Pinning him with narrowed eyes, she forced her voice to be calm. “I will not leave this room without you giving me a reason. A good reason. You are not my boss. You are not here to order me about. You are—”
“I need to be on this side because it faces the neighbor’s house.”
Her mouth hung open as her eyes darted to the window, the neighbor’s house clearly in view. Snapping it shut, she finally mumbled, “Oh.”
Logan looked down at her, seeing the blush staining her cheeks.
Swallowing audibly, she complained, “If you had just said so to begin with, I would have understood.”
Moving to his bag, he unzipped the duffle, pulling out some sweats and running shoes. Moving silently around her, he stepped into the bathroom, shutting the door firmly behind him, leaving her still standing in the middle of the bedroom.
A moment later, he walked out of the bathroom, bypassing her, heading down the hall. She hurried after him, calling out, “Where are you going?”
“But why now? We need to talk about what we’re doing! Plans to make—”
Turning on his heel, he faced her, barely keeping her from running into his body as she skidded to a stop. “Vivian. We will talk, but not now. I’m going for a run and you’re going to get your things set up in the other bedroom.” Watching her jaw drop, he lifted his finger and placed it on her chin, shutting her mouth. “And Viv? Get used to this, ‘cause as of right now, I am your boss.”
With that, he turned and walked out the front door, closing it behind him.
As an Award Winning, Amazon International Bestselling and All-Star author, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble Best Selling Author, I have always been an avid reader. In 2013 I started a blog to showcase wonderful writers and finally gave in to the characters in my head pleading for their story to be told. Thus, Emma's Home was created.