He caught her speeding in a school zone and decided she needed to learn even civil disobedience could have very painful consequences.
Welcome to the first Sneak Peek Sunday of June. For Sneak Peek Sunday we share six paragraphs from a published work or a WIP (work in progress).
My submission for this week is from my 3rd book, Arrested by Love. A handsome, but strict, police officer decides a spoiled socialite needs a special lesson in obeying the law.
Tiffany Morgan has been in love with Kyle Sinclair since she was ten years old, when he'd turned her over his knee for attempting to swim in a raging white water river. Though she'd been furious with him at the time, Tiffany never told her family what Kyle did. Instead, she began trailing after him like an annoying younger sister as she tried to gain his attention.
Now, eleven years later, Kyle, a patrol officer, is finding it much more difficult to maintain his distance from the irresistible and vivacious redhead who continues to invent ingenious ways to attract his interest. Though he dismissed her initial attraction to him as infatuation, as she grew-up, his own feelings of desire and protectiveness deepened. So, despite his constant struggle to resist the spirited little minx's lures, Kyle finally has to admit that he is losing the battle--badly.
After Kyle makes it clear to Tiffany that speeding will earn her much more than a ticket from him, he gives into the inevitable and asks her out on a date. He loves her, but isn't sure he's the right guy for her. However, he no longer fights the attraction between them as he dates her exclusively, but Tiffany wants more, so she makes her stand, and Kyle makes it clear how her life will change if they get married. And he starts by asking her if she wants kids, and how many.
"Um, kids?" she asked more than a little uncertainly. At his nod, she said, "Two or four, I guess. I hadn't really thought about it."
"Well, I have, little girl. It is all I have been thinking about lately, and I do not want you working and trying to raise my kids at the same time." When she opened her mouth to refute his possessive pronoun, he added. "I've seen what double-duty like that does to women, and I do not want that for you. But I do want kids. Lots of them. If you only want four, I could live with that, even though I'd really like to have a lot more. So, I'd like to start as soon as possible." When her eyebrows rose at that, he gave her another nod. "Yes. Perhaps now you understand. I earn around 60K a year. That's nowhere near the 250K your dad probably makes. For us to maintain a household with children, we would have to scrimp to save pennies. Cut costs where we could. If you want to work until you're pregnant, I'll let you. However, the moment your doctor confirms your pregnancy, I would expect you to turn in your resignation and concentrate on taking care of yourself for our baby."
That was the second time in under five minutes that Tiffany felt her jaw drop. Keeping her thoughts to herself, she beleaguered the fact that she'd fallen completely for a stupid, dominant, alpha male who appeared stuck in the Stone Age.
Though his gaze had not shifted from her face for a second, Tiffany knew him well-enough by now to realize he was waiting for her to process what he'd just said. She pulled away slightly and straightened her back.
Dropping his hand from her chin he asked again. "So, do you think you could live on a cop's salary?" Then waved that question aside and asked, "Do you even think you could manage to live on a budget?
Tiffany is an innocent, but she knows she wants Kyle, so sets out a plan to get him, except Kyle has a few requirements of his own that Tiffany will have trouble meeting.
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