Black Tie (Black’s Bandits #2) by Lynn Raye Harris
Abducted while on a business trip to Europe, Tallie Grant quickly realizes she’s a commodity to be sold—and there’s no way out. Determined not to surrender to the man who buys her, she’ll soon discover he’s not what he seems.
Mercenary Brett Wheeler has one task: infiltrate a human trafficking operation and get as much information as possible. But when Tallie takes her turn on the auction block, Brett risks his cover to free her—by bidding to win.
Someone watches from the shadows, determined to reclaim his thwarted prize. And when he does, Brett will need all his skills to find sweet Tallie again—before she’s gone forever.
Excerpt Black Tie (Black’s Bandits #2) by Lynn Raye Harris
Tallie wrapped her arms around his neck. Their tongues met, and liquid heat dripped down her spine. Yes, it had been a long time since she’d been with a man—but she didn’t remember it feeling like this the last time.
Had it ever felt this exciting and new?
The air around them was cold, but the heat sizzled between them. Tallie didn’t know how long they kissed, but when he pulled away, she lacked the ability to stand on her own. Thankfully, he didn’t let her go.
“You ready to go inside?” he asked.
“Yes,” she told him, feeling dazed and excited all at once. “I’m definitely ready.”
He grinned. She thought they might walk inside together, but he didn’t give her the chance. Instead, he swept an arm beneath her knees and gathered her up as if she was made of nothing but air.
Then he carried her over the threshold and kicked the door closed.