Series: Brave the Elements, Book One
Author: Tina Holland
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Release Date: May 8, 2020
Publisher: Book Boutiques
Cover Artist: Valerie Tibbs, Tibbs Design
Did you know all fairies are ruled by the elements? And they answer to a group known as the Veil–sort of a fairy secret council. There are rules that must be obeyed the first being never reveal what you are.
Jamie Waters broke the rules when she retrieved an anchor off the shores of California setting a new world-record for free-diving. She flees where the Veil will not find her, the town of Innocent, Minnesota. There she meets and falls hard for a human, Beau Collins. Beau Collins isn’t like most humans, he can’t catch fire and being a fireman is the perfect job for him. When he meets Jamie Waters it’s an instant attraction. Opposites attract but everyone knows, Fire and water don’t mix.
When Beau is burned after battling a warehouse fire, Jamie works to help him find the arsonist. Can they find out who it is before they lose control over the elements? Will Beau risk being with Jamie even if it means he can’t be Fireproof.
Beau struggled all night to keep his emotions in check. He rarely granted invitations to the opposite sex because women always seemed to set his blood on fire, especially if there was any level of attraction because the relationships eventually ended because of his secret.
This girl, Jamie, scared the hell out of him. His barely concealed erection was a testament to the draw he felt towards her. His usual heated senses were not there though and it really concerned him. He felt cool, calm, and collected at least in the flesh. His emotions were tearing all over the place. Attraction towards this unbelievably attractive girl, confusion over what drew him to her specifically and concern his fail-safe standoff approach wasn’t working at all.
Now her breath lingered against his skin. What did she ask him? He looked over at her with her long black hair and dark blue eyes. “What?”
“Chase said something about you needing lessons.” Her sensuous pink lips moved and all he heard was “lessons”.
“Lessons?” He asked unable to concentrate on the words emerging from those luscious lips.
“Yeah. What kind do you need?” She smiled.
“What kind do you want to give me?” Beau hoped he sounded flirtatious instead of the uncertainty rising within him.
Jamie leaned over and whispered against his lips. “I’d like to give you some very intimate lessons but I doubt you need them.” Her lips barely touched his own. Beau used all of his restraint not to pull her against him to taste her.
“So did you two figure something out?” Damn Chase and his bad timing.
“I’m still trying to find out what he wants.” Jamie turned and smiled at Chase. Beau’s gut twisted.
“He doesn’t know how to swim!” Chase fairly shouted it.
Jamie turned to look at him, “Is that all?”
“Yes,” Beau said in a clipped voice.
“I think I can help you out. I’ve done adult lessons before.”
“I’m not sure I need to know how to swim. Haven’t run across the need in a fire yet.” He teased her.
“Nonsense. It’s easy. Besides, it’s not like you’ll need to rescue people right away. Just a nice skill to have, especially living on the North shore.” Her face lit up as she talked to him, “I need to use the little girl’s room.” Jamie rose from the table, “Don’t take my spot.” She directed Chase.
Once she left Chase sat down opposite Beau, “What do you think?” he asked.
“About what?” Beau responded.
“She’s okay.” Beau quipped.
“Just okay? Dude, she’s like a walking goddess with her long black hair, perky tits, and a sweetheart shaped ass. Didn’t you notice?”
Beau noticed and so did his pecker. He merely shrugged. How could a man not notice dark denim jeans or the white t-shirt hugging her curves? Chase forgot to mention her captivating ocean blue eyes. A man could drown in those big baby blues.
“Well if you’re not interested, I’ll—”
“Don’t even think about it.” It was more of a command than a statement.
Chase laughed, “So you do like her.”
“I didn’t say anything of the sort.”
“But I can’t pursue her.” Chase clarified.
“Yep.” Beau took a long sip off his beer.
“Okay, whatever man. I’ll let you have this one, only because you’re showing a little bit of interest. You need to get laid. You can thank me later.”
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