“I was just thinking maybe the reason LT hasn’t called Olivia is because that thing they had in Syria was just some sort of foxhole In Love and War bullshit. Nothing real. Then again, that wouldn’t explain the look on his face this morning.”
“It was real,” Bran gritted out.
“You say that like you’re sure.” Wolf said. “He said something to you?”
“Yeah, sure.” Bran nodded, gifting Wolf with the facial equivalent of Have you lost your ever-loving mind? “He told me right after we exchanged manicure secrets, shared skin-care advice, and listed all our favorite Britney Spears songs.”
Wolf simply sat there in that Wolf way of his. Totally still. Totally enigmatic. To date, Bran had yet to find what it took to ruffle Wolf’s feathers. So, he was left with no recourse but to relent. “I mean seriously, dude. Can you imagine Leo “the Lion” Anderson admitting he’s in a state of serious forlorn yearning for a cute, raven-haired spook?” Pigs will fly, hell will freeze over, and Sicily will elect an incorruptible government. “No. He hasn’t said a damn thing. And the truth is, at first I thought the reason he was walking around with a hangdog expression on his face like he’d been kicked in the apple bag was because of what happened back there.”
Wolf shot him a look, one brow arched, one corner of his mouth quirked. “Like he’d been kicked in the apple bag?”
“What?” Bran grinned, spreading his arms wide. “You know me. The master of tact.”
“But I’ve known the guy for over fifteen years now,” he continued. “LT has never once sworn off the ladies. Not until Syria. Not until Olivia. So, yeah. It’s real. Now whether ‘real’ means unrequited lust or ‘real’ means unrequited love is anybody’s guess.”
Title: Hell or High Water
Author: Julie Ann Walker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Deep Six, Book #1
Only two things could make former Navy SEAL Leo Anderson return to the world of weapons and warfare. First, a capsule of chemical weapons lost on the ocean floor, and second, a plea for assistance from the one woman he can’t seem to forget-CIA Agent Olivia Mortier.
Now, working together to race against the clock and a deadly terrorist faction, Leo and Olivia must find the missing capsule, all the while battling the intense desire burning between them. If they can survive, can their growing attraction become more than just a momentary flare?
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Julie Ann Walker is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of award-winning romantic suspense. She has won the Book Buyers Best Award, been nominated for the National Readers Choice Award, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award. Her latest release was named a Top Ten Romance of 2014 by Booklist. Her books have been described as “alpha, edgy, and downright hot.” Most days you can find her on her bicycle along the lake shore in Chicago or blasting away at her keyboard, trying to wrangle her capricious imagination into submission.
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