He caught her speeding in a school zone and decided she needed to learn even civil disobedience could have very painful consequences.
Another Friday, another excerpt to launch you into your weekend. For this Frisky Friday I am sharing a bit 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.
The following section occurs about two-thirds through the book. Kyle and Tiffany have been separated for several weeks. She's refusing to see him after catching him in a lie, and her family has circled the wagons around her. Recently, Kyle learned Tiffany isn't doing well, so he decides to conduct a stake out near her home when he spots the family leaving the house. Tiffany is so weak, she can barely stand by herself. His protective instincts rushing to the fore, Kyle promptly intervenes. Her father allows it for now, but informs Kyle if Tiffany prefers to be back home, he will do everything in his power to get her back. Kyle doesn't expect anything less as he carries Tiffany to his car.
"Just close your eyes and rest, Tiff. That's your only job for right now."
"I'm sure it's just the flu."
Kyle started the car and backed out of the driveway before he glanced over at her. "How long have you been feeling ill?"
"For a few weeks now," she answered tiredly.
"Well, you could have a really bad bug, but we'll let the doctor take a look and see what he says."
"I'm afraid of what he's going to say," she admitted, and he could tell she was a lot more scared than she wanted to let on.
Reaching for her hand, he gave her fingers a light squeeze. "I'll be right beside you, Tiff, so you have no reason to be afraid any longer. All right?"
She held onto his hand and closed her eyes.
Tiffany is furious with Kyle, but at the moment she is so ill, even glaring at him takes more energy than she has, but Kyle is not about to be deterred from making sure they find out what's wrong so she can get better.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and wish you and yours a very Frisky Friday.