Love is … that first cup of coffee in the morning, a free hour to sit and read a book, finding the time to enjoy a day at the beach. Love is someone who brings your world alive in the simplest of ways. For me, it’s the everyday kind of love that keeps my world spinning round and I found it over twenty years ago. Wow. Time really does fly. But for us, it’s the simple things. It’s not over complicating it. It’s all about living our lives … together.
Forever love can be dang hard to find, but I find it for my hero and heroine every time I write and that right there is what keeps me writing. I love finding new couples and discovering how they’ll fall in love. Sometimes my heroines find love standing right in front of them. Sometimes it’s in a place they least expected. And sometimes it reappears in the middle of life threatening situations.
I'm in LOVE with my Assassins and Sweethearts and I'm working hard to bring you more in this series and then a new series after that. I have a lot planned. Until then, I give you a romance that will rock your world. This heroine is having her love tested. She’s not willing to let her hero go and the risks she takes are deadly.
In Desire Protected, I explore a couple who has already fallen in love. They've already committed their lives to one another. BUT, that's not where their story ends. Desire Protected explores what happens next. Nadia is in love with an assassin. It isn't going to be easy.
Will love conquer all?
Will love protect?
Find out in this sexy suspenseful FREE Read.
Assassins and Sweethearts Series
by S.J. Maylee
Contemporary Erotic Romantic Suspense
Nadia Duskin has already found her hero and she’s determined not to lose him...
Ethan Wright has just been handed one of the most disturbing jobs of his career, killing a vicious madam who’s tricking her employees and selling them to human traffickers. He’s determined to take the woman out, and all is going according to plan, until Nadia shows up and everything veers off course. Now he must find a way to complete his mission and save the woman he loves.
Be Warned: light BDSM and spanking
Coming here had been stupid. If she left quickly, Ethan would never know she’d been there.
A step inside and she knew she’d made the wrong decision.
Ethan stood and came at her. “What are you doing here?”
“Ah.” She pushed the door closed behind her and stayed put. “I’m ah…”
“How did you get in here?”
“I took a cab. You’re busy. I’ll just get back in a cab and go home.” She turned around.
He stepped in behind her and placed his hand on the door above her head. “Don’t make another move.” He kicked her feet apart and pressed his body to hers.
She stared at the door. An ache rushed from her chest to the back of her throat, and then she heard a tiny little click.
He pulled her hair back and brought his lips to her ear. “They can still see us but our voices are blocked for thirty seconds.”
She had no idea what to say to him. Many times they discussed how dangerous it would be for her to get caught up in his business. “I’m sorry.” What a pathetic thing to say. She knew better.
“You followed me here?”
“I did.” Her stupid jealousy had gotten her here. She felt like a child. Maybe she should be punished like one. She tapped her head on the door.
“We’ll have a long talk about this when we get home.”
“I understand, Sir.” Her voice came out crackly.
“How did you find my room?”
“I may have told this second blonde woman I just started working here.” She wanted to crawl under the table.
“You did what?” His tone had gotten awfully low. “What do you mean second blonde?”
“Shit.” She tapped her head on the door again. Then she remembered the cameras. “I’m supposed to be in here making you happy.”
“Hey!” She turned around and he plastered himself to her.
“You have no idea the kind of danger you’re in this very minute.”
“From you? Yeah, I have an idea.”
“I’m the least of your worries. I’m working tonight.”
She sucked in a deep breath. Her heartbeat raced. “I’m so sorry.” Not only had she betrayed her promise to Ethan, but she’d put both their lives in danger.
He put his hand around her throat and squeezed. “Shhh.” He stroked along the back of her neck. His touch may have been gentle but his palm pushed her head back, bringing her gaze to his. “Follow my lead and I’ll get you out of here, but first I will make good use of our time.” His beautiful hazel eyes turned dark as night.
“Okay.” She trusted him and believed with her whole heart he’d get her out of this situation. A tiny click signaled the end to their privacy.
“Are you sure about that?” He hauled her back to the couch where he’d been sitting and pulled her over his lap.
“What are you doing?” She kicked her legs.
“You need to make me happy, wouldn’t want you getting fired on your first day.” He flipped up her skirt and yanked down her panties.
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S.J. MAYLEE BIO:
S.J. Maylee fell in love with storytelling at a young age and with it came a deep-seated desire for everyone to find their happily ever after. She’s finding the happy endings for her characters one steamy story at a time.
When she’s not reading or writing, you can find her caring for her garden, laughing with her two young sons, or dancing to her husband’s music. She’s a PMP (Project Management Professional), Nia instructor, and coffee addict.
As a writer she has a tendency to break hearts, but she always glues them back together.
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