Genre: Erotic Contemporary
Publisher: Liquid Silver Books
Date of Publication: April 6 2015
Number of pages: 380
Word Count: approximately: 101,000
Cover Artist: Liquid Silver Books
Ex-SEAL Zach Buchanan can sum Beth Carmichael up in two words, trouble-magnet. Ever since his kid sister, Loretta, befriended the girl she had been in and out of trouble, and Beth a constant thorn in his side.
For six years and a multitude of reasons he’s fought his feelings by avoiding Beth, but when she telephones out of the blue from Columbia with the news Loretta has been abducted, he is forced to confront Beth again along with his demons.
To rescue Loretta, they must put aside their history and start afresh, because the ransom terms are specific: Beth must make the delivery. Simple enough until things turn sour and they are forced on a journey through thick jungle and mountainous terrain.
Thrown together, Zach’s eyes are opened and he learns some home truths about himself: could he have misjudged Beth all theses years?
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Bright and early next morning Zach, wearing cargo shorts, runners, an open neck shirt, and a chirpier disposition, tapped on Beth’s door. Havoc’s words were balm, and he was going to start afresh, put the past behind him. Tomorrow was going to be hellish. Today he planned to be calm and relaxed. That would rub off onto Beth too; put her more at ease, God knows she must be scared witless.
“Morning Zach, come on in.” She stood aside and he breezed in closing the door behind him.
“Hi, how did you sleep?” he asked as she walked over to the bed.
“So so. What about you?” She glanced up from stuffing things into her backpack.
“So so.” He flashed her his pearly whites.
She returned his smile and then went back to her task. It gave him the opportunity to study her face. The smudgy dark circles under her eyes were a dead give away. She hadn’t slept a wink, but it didn’t mar her beauty. She’d put on weight since their last encounter, her bottom was rounder, her breasts bigger, more lush. He watched with lust and envy as they jiggled and swayed beneath her shirt, his fingers itching to fondle the delightful flesh as she continued packing.
Beth caught him unawares as she turned toward him and raised a brow, her lips pursing. The goofy grin slid from his face. Yeah, she’d caught him gawking, but what was he, dead?
He cleared his throat. “If you’re ready, we’ll head downstairs to join the others.”
“Ready as I’ll ever be.” She smirked, and with her pack slung onto her shoulder trounced out the door leaving him to shadow her to the lift.
The down button was jabbed with a pointed finger. The lift arrived, and they stepped into the small box that felt infinitely smaller with just the two of them than it did the night before with the addition of Hawk and Havoc.
When the doors opened on the ground floor it was Hawk, chatting with the concierge, who first came into view. He was hard to miss. Apart from his size and red hair, he was dressed in kickass boots, baggy shorts, and a Hawaiian print shirt that was so loud it screamed tourist. And funny enough, he blended in, just another American college kid down south taking in the sites.
Havoc, in faded khaki pants, a common garden-variety polo shirt, was also inconspicuous despite his size and the Akubra he held in his hand. He was at the front desk checking out when Beth, and he walked up to him.
“You eaten?” Zach asked.
“Yeah, in my room how about you guys?”
“Same here,” Zach replied. “How about you Beth?”
“Morning all, what a beautiful day.”
Hawk joined the group, chirpy as a lark in spring. “Wasn’t that the best breakfast ever Beth? I swear I’m so full I might just have to skip lunch.”
“Yes Hawk, breakfast was really good, but let’s not get crazy.” She laughed.
Zach stiffened. His mouth descended into a thin line and his hands fisted. He wanted to hit something, more specifically—Hawk’s face.
“Are we set to go then?” Havoc asked slipping his wallet into his back pocket.
“I checked out earlier, and I’ve put the rest of my gear in storage for a week. Do you think that will be long enough?” Beth asked of no one in particular.
“You’ll be back in New York sipping cappuccinos in less than a week love.” Havoc was optimistic.
“Jeep should be waiting out front. I asked the concierge to organize it,” Hawk told them with a grin.
“What do you want a medal?” Zach snarled and received a thump in the chest from Havoc with the back of his knuckles for his trouble.
“Right then, if we’re all ready let’s move it.” Havoc led the way to the front of the hotel.
Character Name: Zach “Wolf” Buchanan
Character Bio: Ex Navy SEAL and Hollywood handsome billionaire, Zach is also a bit of a rogue with a great sense of humor. Women adore him, from the very old to the very young and he treats them all with respect and dignity. He’s athletic with a brilliant mind and a phenomenal memory. He is also a very private person and does not share all aspects of his life even with his closest friends who find him an enigma.
What is the one thing you wish other people knew about you?
I’m a lover not a fighter *grins*
What is your biggest secret something no one knows about?
It’s a secret because I don’t want anyone knowing, so if I told you it wouldn’t be a secret now would it?
What are you most afraid of?
Losing my sister, Loretta, she’s all I have in this world.
What do you want more than anything?
Mm something money can’t buy—a woman who loves me, and half a dozen kids.
What is your relationship status?
I’m single and still looking.
How would you describe your sense of fashion?
I’ve been told I look pretty sharp, but I can’t take all the credit for that. Loretta has no problem telling me I look like a dork if she doesn’t like what I’m wearing.
How much of a rebel are you?
*Leans back in his chair and strokes his chin* As a SEAL there was not a lot of room for rebellion, but I have been known to buck the system.
What do you consider to be your greatest achievement?
During my career the team had a lot of great achievements, but as an individual I guess bringing up my sister, Loretta. She’s amazing but I can’t take all the credit, she was such a good kid, it was easy.
What is your idea of happiness?
Kicking back with good friends who I consider part of my family
What is your current state of mind?
Uneasy. Interviews scare the crap out of me!
What is your most treasured possession?
At the moment I’d have to say my speedboat “Red Hot” she’s my pride and joy. The guys and me have had a lot of good times skiing.
What is your most marked characteristic?
My charm and good looks of course. *Chuckles with devilment*
What is it that you, most dislike?
What is your greatest regret?
*Shifts uncomfortably in his chair* Kissing someone I shouldn’t have.
What is the quality you most like in a woman?
Who is your favorite hero in fiction?
Captain America. *Grins*
Which living person do you most admire?
That’s a tough call given the guys I work with. But if I had to choose just one then it’s Lucas Kincaid, ex SEAL, business associate, and damn good friend.
If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be?
Maybe my big feet. *Raises eyebrows and grins*
What is your motto?
No guts, no glory.
Layne lives with her husband, two dogs, and a cat on the mid-eastern coast of New South Wales, Australia. In addition to being an author she has a degree in history and holds down a full-time job.
She has always been an avid reader and voraciously consumes all types of fiction, but she particularly loves a happy ending, so writing romance seemed a natural progression for her. But as she sat at the computer one day — staring at a blank screen — it all seemed rather daunting. Yet once she finally started tapping on the keys, the words kept flowing, and what was meant to be a short story turned into a full-blown novel, Desire Unleashed, the first book in the “Desire” series.
Layne writes contemporary romance, paranormal, and sci-fi. With her passion for travel and a love of history an historical romance is not outside the realms of possibility.
When she’s not writing, you might find her tackling a craft project, walking by the lake, or in the kitchen creating some culinary delights.
Website : http://www.laynemacadam.com