BEAUTY AND THE BADGE (Charlotte’s Cove #1) by Ella Fox
Release Date: November 12th
After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte’s Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.
Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.
When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.
Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?
Startled, I turn toward the speaker. Holy. Cow. This guy is gorgeous with a capital G. He’s at least six feet tall, so I tilt my head back to get a better look. His brown hair is on the lighter side of the spectrum and it’s styled in a way that says he’s not about products. That’s refreshing on the heels of L.A. men, many of whom spend more time on their appearance than most women. His eyes are a soft brown with a bit of hazel, and his lashes are to die for. It’s not fair. No man should have lashes so perfect.
His jawline is what one would call chiseled, but I’ll just cut to the chase and call it hot. He’s clean shaven, and his lips are stupidly kissable. Looking down at his body, I lick my lips. His arms are big and muscular, and the khaki cargo pants he has on do nothing to hide he’s got drool-worthy thighs. I can think of something else he’s got that has to be drool worthy. I bet it’s—
Wait a minute.
My eyes dart to the left breast of the black polo shirt. Sure enough, the CCPD logo is on it. And beneath the logo, there’s a word that pulls me up short.
Oh wow. Of course the hottest guy I’ve ever seen on the island—or anywhere else, for that matter—just has to be my boss.
I need to stop looking at him like he’s filet mignon and I’m on a no-meat diet.
“Yes, I’m Ashley,” I confirm. I hope my voice doesn’t sound all please kiss me like the heroes in the movies would kind of breathless, but that might be wishful thinking. I definitely don’t sound normal. Anxious to take the attention away from myself, I turn it on him. “You must be Chief Jameson.”
He clears his throat. “Guilty. Call me Tyler, though. I’m not big on formality.”
His voice is as sexy as the rest of him. Husky and rich with that perfect amount of hot on the back end. If male phone sex operators were in high demand, Tyler Jameson could have a whole new career.
Crap. I can’t think about my boss and phone sex—or any kind of sex—at the same time. Time to get it together if I don’t want my first day to be my last.
USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.
Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, The Foo Fighters and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.
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