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, and in it Tiffany isn't feeling the least bit frisky at the moment. 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. His presence seems to rally Tiffany's low spirits, even if it's only for a show of anger, so her father allows it, 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 and drives her to the doctor, where he insists upon carrying her into the doctor's office, but agrees to put her down at the door before they enter.
She nodded. Kyle knew Tiffany wanted to argue, but she didn't feel strong enough to do it. So, picking her up again, he grew inordinately pleased when she put her arms about his neck."
When he didn't put her down at the door, she scowled at him. "Kyle. We had an agreement."
"I know, but I'm being selfish. I don't want to let you go, so you're just going to have to humor me for a little bit." He settled her in one of the waiting room chairs, then said, "Stay here. I'll sign you in."
Walking up to the reception desk, he signed the register then leaned in through the window. "I have Tiffany Morgan with me. She's here to see Dr. Sloan, and she's not well at all. If possible, I'd like to have her wait in one of the examining rooms rather than out here.
The receptionist nodded. "Let me call Dr. Sloan's assistant, Nancy. She'll be able to help you."
Kyle nodded, but remained standing at the desk. When a nurse stepped out, he saw the name on the chart she held and walked over to her before she could call Tiffany's name. "Nancy, right?" When she nodded, he said, "I'm here with Miss Morgan. Do you have a room where she can lie down and wait for Doctor Sloan?"
"And you are…?"
"Kyle Sinclair, her fiancé, and soon to be husband."
Nancy nodded. Then glanced over at Tiffany who looked like she was about to fall out of the chair. "You sure she shouldn't be at the hospital?"
"Not sure at all. If Dr. Sloan thinks that's where she should be, I'll take her there."
Tiffany is upset with Kyle, but at the moment she is so ill, even glaring at him takes more energy than she's got, but Kyle refuses to leave her side again, blaming himself for not insisting upon seeing her a lot sooner than he did.
Thanks for visiting. I hope you enjoyed this brief excerpt and wish you and yours a very Frisky Friday.