STONEFIRE DRAGONS BOOK 2
On her first visit to Clan Stonefire, Department of Dragon Affairs inspector Evie Marshall has an ulterior motive—she needs to seduce its clan leader. If she can’t seduce him and become his mate, the dragon hunters will kill her. Of course, Evie doesn’t know the first thing about seducing a man, let alone a dragon-shifter, but with her life on the line, she’s going to have to become a fast learner or die trying.
Bram Moore-Llewellyn has a track record of scaring off DDA inspectors, but when the latest inspector shows up wearing tight clothes and a sexy smile, his inner dragon takes notice. While battling his attraction to the human, he soon finds himself with an impossible choice: he can either break the law to mate the female and risk a backlash from both the dragon hunters and the British government, or he can turn her away and let her die at the hands of the hunters.
NOTE: This includes the second full story of the Stonefire Dragons and has an HEA.
As Stonefire’s leader turned his yummy broad back and walked away, Evie felt her temper creeping up. The man hadn’t even so much as said hello, let alone asked for her name.
If that wasn’t bad enough, he was pulling his dragon-shifter dominance shit on her.
She clenched a fist at her side and tried counting down from ten. If she couldn’t calm herself the hell down, she would have zero chance of getting into this dragon-shifter’s bed, let alone convincing him to allow her to live with Clan Stonefire.
Taking a deep breath, she followed Bram inside his cottage to the desk at the far side of the room. He picked up a manila folder and held it out just as the baby in his other arm started slapping the dragonman’s chest. He jostled the boy as he said, “You’ll find everything inside is in order.”
Even with a baby in his arms, the man was all business. She wondered if her earlier once-over had affected him at all.
Bram was going to be a tough bastard to crack.
Evie forced a smile and was careful to sway her hips as she crossed the few steps between them. She felt a little silly as she never walked this way normally, but as the dragonman’s eyes flickered down to her hips and back to her face, she resisted a triumphant smile. Maybe he wasn’t as indifferent as he’d made himself out to be.
The small win cooled her temper. When she reached out to take the folder, she was careful to brush her hand against Bram’s. She knew full well this was all an act, but his hand was rough and warm to the touch and she wondered what his strong hands could do to a woman when she was naked and beneath him.
Wait, where the hell had that come from? She’d never had such thoughts around Skyhunter’s clan leader, and they’d even shaken hands a few times. Evie would just need to be careful. She wasn’t here to fancy the man. She was here to ensure her future and her safety.
Careful to keep her seductress mask in place, she purred, “Thank you.”
The dragonman’s jaw tightened and he moved away from her to sit behind his desk.
Okay, despite all the online articles saying men loved that kind of husky, low voice, Bram clearly didn’t. I’ll just mark it off my list of things to try, no worries. I have loads of other tips.
As he turned the baby in his lap, he motioned for her to take a seat. Once she sat down, she opened the folder and did a quick sweep, but everything looked filled out correctly. Closing the folder, she eyed the baby bouncing on Bram’s leg for a second before she asked in a more usual voice, “Is that Caitriona Belmont’s son?”
“Yes, this is wee Murray.”
The way the dragon-shifter leader looked down at the little baby boy, full of love and even hope, warmed her heart. Somehow, some way, she needed to find a way to get him to relax like that with her. Only then would she have a chance of seducing him.