MUZZLING THE BEAST
(Book 4 – Taming the Beast Series)
by Tina Donahue
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When all hell breaks loose, playing fair isn’t an option.
Taming the Beast, Book 4
Removing memories from mortals who stumble into From Crud to Stud, a makeover service for supernatural beings, is a cinch for Constance, a voodoo priestess. Finding her own Mr. Right is another matter.
However, the latest intruder into their business stops Constance dead in her tracks. He’s tall, dark, and deliciously hot. He’s also a New Orleans police detective with questions. And answering them will bring down a plague of exposure, purges, and exorcisms.
Gabe Legrand has come to check out reports of strange activities. But the strangest thing is how Constance’s sexy curves and silky skin have him uncharacteristically panting like a rutting beast. Trouble is, every time his questions probe too deep, his memories go poof, sending him back to square one with his luscious guide.
There’s no denying their aching need crackles like an electrical storm. But Constance has a business to protect, which means keeping Gabe at arm’s length—even as all hell breaks loose.
Warning: Epic whoppers (and we’re not just talking about lies), smokin’ hot sex, frequent brain farts, and two star-crossed lovers willing to do it all again. And again. And again. Yeah, baby!
Gabe stood in front of After Dark, his attention on her, no one else, his expression filled with the same longing she felt.
Constance locked her knees to keep standing. What’s he doing here?
What did it matter? It was a dream come true. The nightmare would come later.
Not wanting to think about the repercussions of seeing Gabe again, Constance managed to make it across the street and stop directly in front of him. Even with the scents of Cajun food, beer and humanity, she caught his fragrance, as intoxicating as she recalled, and leaned closer.
So did he. “Hi.”
“Hi.” Unable to resist, she rested her fingers on his cheek, loving his stubble and warmth, needing this moment as she hadn’t anything else. He seemed to crave it too. The world went by with them simply staring, smiling, and memorizing each other’s features once more.
She saw kindness and honor in his eyes, the kind of strength that allows a man to be gentle. He didn’t leer at her as Farron had. Gabe’s gaze caressed, undoing Constance. She didn’t care if he was mortal or a cop. Nothing mattered except right now. She melted into him, seeking his mouth as he sought hers, their lips molding to each other, tongues touching, then dancing.
She moaned in pleasure, slipping her arm around his shoulder. Gabe not only accepted her embrace, he made sure Constance couldn’t get away from him, his hands on her back, pushing her closer.
They kissed as strangers passed. At first, a tender, searching exploration that made her want more. Gabe seemed to know and must have needed the same, as he deepened the kiss, encouraging Constance to give her all.
How could she do anything less, grateful for his passion no matter the alarms going off in her head.
Gabe quieted them with his strong embrace, his body pressed close, branding her with his touch and scent.
“Matt,” someone next to her shouted.
“Hey, man,” another guy bellowed in return.
A horse whinnied, women giggled, strains from a band drifted past, the horn wailing and then holding its highest note.
She and Gabe kissed through all the sounds, their passion artless at times, noisy too. Didn’t matter. To Constance, what they were doing was beyond beautiful.
He must have needed a full breath finally, because he pulled his mouth free. Lightheaded, Constance sagged into him, her turban askew. He pulled it off and crushed her hair in his hand.
When he lifted the tresses to his face and sniffed, she smiled. “What are you doing?”
Even Nora Roberts couldn’t have penned a better answer. Giddy with happiness, Constance trailed her fingers down Gabe’s red tie, wondering if he’d ever used it to secure a woman’s wrists to his bed. Did he have a headboard with slats? Too shy to ask, Constance said the only thing she could, given the circumstances: “What are you doing here?”
“Waiting for you.”
A surge of warmth and desire nearly knocked her down. She eased away in order to see his face. Gabe smiled, crinkling the corners of his eyes, driving her back over the edge. Constance captured his mouth again, slipping her tongue inside, letting him know this time she’d have her way.
Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Samhain Publishing, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, Booktrope, Luminosity, Decadent, and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers' Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.
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