Author D.R. Grady joins me today to share the blurb and the first kiss excerpt for The Trouble With Nerds.
Odd things keep happening to Dr. Sara Newton. She’s a soon-to-be-unemployed pediatrician with an alleged stalker, a hot cop on her heels breathing dire warnings, and way too much student debt.
It doesn’t help that the hot cop is Clay Morrison, her best friend’s older brother. The man has made her heart pound and her palms sweaty since puberty. The trouble is, he only interacts with her when he’s expounding on new security measures. He sees threats everywhere.
Clay Morrison is frustrated. He hates his new job, misses his Army Ranger days, loves his well-meaning, pushy family—and when did sweet Sara Newton grow up? She won’t admit she has a stalker, and she won’t keep out of his thoughts. He can only protect someone in denial for so long. No matter how attractive she is…
Clay and Sara are circling each other, trying to meet in the middle. Then a brand new threat sends them in a completely different direction.
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She glanced at her watch when they stood to pull on their coats. “How have two hours passed?”
His lips quirked. “I enjoyed myself.”
“The service wasn’t slow.”
“No, but we didn’t hurry.”
“We didn’t.” There had been no need. “I enjoyed this evening. Despite it being Monday.”
He settled one large hand in the small of her back again. Standing in her personal space, as they exited the restaurant.
Her brain buzzed with questions. Had she actually relaxed in his presence that long? What had they talked about? What did she eat? Did he consider them a couple?
They strolled across the parking lot and stopped beside his vehicle. The massive SUV sheltered them as a nearby streetlight cast a glary glow across them and the vehicles on either side.
Sara glanced up at his face. Cast partly in shadow by the light and angle, it appeared even more intriguing.
“Why are you spending so much time on me?” Oh no, I didn’t just blurt that question, right?
“You’re in danger.”
Nothing else could have punctured her love haze as effectively.
“I see.” Weak, Sara.
He tilted her face to his with a forefinger under her chin. “And because I’ve been thinking about you for years.”
She gasped. “For years?”
“Sure. I first noticed you when you turned sixteen.”
“You were in the army by then.”
“It wasn’t until I’d been gone for a while that I recognized you were growing up.”
She hitched one shoulder. “Everyone does.”
“I wasn’t paying attention while still at home.” His voice remained guarded, as though there might be more details, but he didn’t intend to share them.
Wanting to know those details she placed a hand on his arm. At the same time, he wrapped both arms around her and hauled her against his hard body. His warmth and scent encompassed her, throwing any brain function into neutral.
Then his lips covered hers.
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Other works by D.R. Grady
The Morrison Family Series:
The Trouble with Nerds
The Nerd who Spied Me
Free Short Stories:
Math Nerds and Mechanics
The Me Series:
The Dragon Chronicles Series:
The Dragon Chronicles Book 1: Learning
The Dragon Chronicles Book 2: Shifting
The Dragon Chronicles Book 3: Healing
Find updates on these series at http://www.drgradybooks.com