The Arsenal, Book 2
by Cara Carnes
Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense
BlurbThey took her best friend.
Now she’s taking them down.
Viviana “Quillery” Chambers has one mission: find the people behind Hive’s
betrayal and take them down. She and her best friend are the most sought after
back office operatives around. She’ll stop at nothing to keep her new team and
family at The Arsenal safe. But someone’s put a six million dollar hit on her and
ghosts from the past have returned. She’s facing her toughest challenge ever.
Now she has a mysterious assassin shadowing her every move. He’s vowed to
keep her safe, but she’s part of the Quillery Edge.
They never quit. They never surrender. They never let anyone stand between
them and their quarry.
He had one rule: Don’t mess with his family.
Judson Jensen’s lived a solitary life taking down targets no one else dared
touch. The bastards he’s wasted twenty years working for took his brother. The
choice was supposed to be simple—neutralize the Quillery Edge or your brother
dies. Unfortunately for them he had another choice—take them down. All he
needs is to earn the brilliant, fiercely sassy Viviana’s trust and keep her alive.
The two must work together to do the impossible: take Judson’s employer down.
This isn’t business...it’s personal.
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ExcerptHe took Viviana by the waist. “I think it’s too soon for us to be alone. Your chaperon isn’t happy.”
“She’s not my chaperon and I’d pay more attention to me and less to her if I were you,” she clipped. “I’ll make this quick. Nothing about anyone or anything remotely connected to what went down with Mary, Peter Rugers or Hive is mentioned around her. I field everything.”
Protective. Fierce. Way more than superficial sass like most women. A fire rumbled in him, a flicker of appreciation born from something more than her operative reputation. This wasn’t just Edge’s partner shoving him against a wall. This was a friend. Someone who cared about those around her and would do anything to keep them safe.
“I’m not here to stir trouble. I’m more than happy to work one-on-one with you.”
Her eyes narrowed, tiny slivers of glimmering brown. “You’d be better off sniffing around my chaperon if you’re looking for more than taking Jian down and getting your brother freed.”
“I’m only here to help, nothing else.” He grabbed her arm and settled her into a constricting hold within a couple seconds. Her eyes widened. She tugged and twisted, but he held her firm. “Just to say, if I want more than that, I think I know my taste better than you.”
“Chasing after the others will get you in a heap of trouble, Jud.”
He settled a hand on her cheek and smiled when she glared up at him. “And throwing all that sass will get you in a bigger heap of trouble.”
“Why is that?”
“Because I’ve got a sweet tooth for sass, babe, and it’s been a long time since I’ve met a woman who could satisfy it.” He released her from the hold when he sensed Addy’s approach. “I’m here to help, but that doesn’t mean I’m blind or dead.”
Author BioBorn in small-town Texas, Cara Carnes was a princess, a pirate, fashion model,
actress, rock star and Jon Bon Jovi's wife all before the age of 13. In reality, her
fascination for enthralling worlds took seed somewhere amidst a somewhat dull
day job and a wonderful life filled with family and friends. When she's not
cemented to her chair, Cara loves traveling, photography and reading.
For more information, check out her website at www.caracarnes.com.
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