Jake tilted his head. New hire?
Kai chuckled. “I know what you’re thinking. We know how important trust is. That’s why we hired you — and only one other person. You should feel honored, man.”
“You’re the perfect man for the job — and so is she. Even if she’s not a man.” Boone grinned.
Jake froze. She?
Brisk footsteps sounded behind him, and alarms went off in Jake’s mind. His heart pounded in one of those oh, shit moments he’d experienced in combat — or more accurately, in the split second before an explosive detonated and the shit hit the fan.
“Perfect timing,” Tessa called out. “Lunch is ready, and you can meet Jake.”
The even stride broke off abruptly. “Meet who?” “Aw, come on. You know Jake, right?”
Boone banged him on the shoulder and motioned toward the newcomer.
Jake turned slowly, totally tongue-tied. This wasn’t happening. It couldn’t be.Lowe, Anna. Lure of the Fox (Aloha Shifters: Jewels of the Heart Book 6) (pp. 8-9). Twin Moon Press. Kindle Edition.
Desert fox shifter Ella Kitt has no problem risking her life — but never, ever her heart. Not that she expects to do either when she flies to Maui to help her Special Forces comrades with an easy security job. Or maybe not so easy, because she’s forced to work — and live — in close quarters with smoking hot army hero, Jake McBride. Jake isn’t just the one-night stand who makes her scarred heart flutter and her fox’s tail wag — he’s also a human, totally off-limits to shifters of her kind.
Head over heels in love? Not Jake McBride. It’s just that he can’t shake Ella out of his mind — or his dreams. But when destiny reunites him with his kick-ass lover, he can’t deny the attraction any more. There’s something powerful and alluring about Ella — plus a hidden, sensual side he longs to set free.
At the same time, mystery surrounds Ella and Jake’s new employers at Koa Point. How exactly can a group of Special Forces vets afford to live on an exclusive oceanfront estate? What deadly enemy is closing in on their sun-kissed corner of paradise? And is that enemy targeting someone at the estate — or targeting Jake?
Fantastic finish to this series. I loved the tension between Ella and Jake. Fabulous choice of gemstones for the keystone gem. Now I can’t wait for the next series to begin!
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