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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The heart has a way of complicating decisions - Sinful Rewards 7: A Billionaires and Bikers Novella (Sinful Rewards #7) by Cynthia Sax

18+"As always, Cynthia Sax has beautifully written another enjoyable and delicious story for us to read. If this is the first time reading from the Sinful Rewards series, start on number 1. Do not pass go, do not collect 200 dollars. I loved reading the story, [...] 5 stars, highly recommend!!" - Goodreads


Bee Carter has been offered everything she has ever dreamed of—a caring, lasting relationship with a handsome, often charming billionaire; the permanent home she's never had but has always craved; and wealth to buy the designer fashions she loves, support her hard-working mother, and ensure her acceptance by Chicago's elite.

To obtain what she's desired for so long, she has to do only two things: Walk away from her best friend, a woman who is destined to betray her … and end her passionate nightly encounters with a certain tattooed biker, a former Marine who can never give her what she needs.

Her answer should be clear, but the heart has a way of complicating even the most straightforward decisions.

OMG! This is brilliant! Trust, faith, friendship, free will. Whom to trust, whom to believe, what is real? Be careful what you wish for? [...] There are so many possibilities! I cannot wait for the next instalments; they're going to be explosive: amazing! - Amazon


Hawke pulls his machine into the space closest to the door and the men straighten, grinding their cigarettes under boot heels, showing him respect. My biker kills the engine, flips the kickstand, and plants his big boots on the pavement, stabilizing the bike.

I remove my helmet and shake my head, loosening my moistened hair, the strands spilling around my shoulders. Hawke dismounts the bike, grasps my waist, and lifts, easily assisting me to my feet. I lean against him. My legs tremble, the ground continuing to move under me.

He hooks his arms around my waist, holding me to him. “Any problems, Mack?” He addresses a bald man standing rigidly straight by his big black bike.

Mack’s leather jacket is covered with patches, the words and designs having a military motif. “No, sir.” He smartly salutes Hawke, touching his fingers to his wrinkled forehead. He then lowers his gaze to my face. “Ma’am.” He salutes me.

“Sir.” I mimic the motion as best as I can.

My salute must not have been very good because his lips twitch, the humor adding depth to his flat eyes. “Dawg is waiting for you inside, sir.” Mack’s attention returns to Hawke.

“Thank you.” Hawke places his palm on my back and pushes me forward, guiding me into the dimly lit building. Mack follows us closely. Men salute us as we pass, calling Hawke sir and me ma’am. This makes me feel as if I’m a thousand years old.

I return one severely scarred man’s salute, the action becoming more and more natural. “I’m a miss, not a ma’am,” I murmur to Hawke, maintaining my smile, not wishing to insult the men.

“Female officers are addressed as ma’am.” Hawke directs me to a corner bar stool. “It’s a sign of respect.”

“They respect me because I’m with you.” I nod, this explanation making sense.

“Not exactly.” Hawke claims the seat, picks me up, and sets me on his lap.

About the author:
Cynthia Sax lives in a world filled with magic and romance. Although her heroes may not always say, "I love you," they will do anything for the women they adore. They live passionately. They play hard. They love the same women forever. Cynthia has loved the same wonderful man forever. Her supportive hubby offers himself up to the joys and pains of research while they travel the world together, meeting fascinating people and finding inspiration in exotic places such as Istanbul, Bali, and Chicago.


Tasty Book Tours said...

Thank you for hosting SINFUL REWARDS today!

Cynthia Sax said...

Thank you so much for hosting me today!
(big hugs)