Love Over Logic
by Diana A. Hicks
(Desert Monsoon #2)
Publication date: November 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Attorney, Emilia Prado has been living in hiding, ever since the local cartel killed her dad and left her and her mom for dead. But when her long lost cousin needs help leaving her drug lord husband, Emilia knows her time for justice has come.
Hot shot lawyer, Dom Moretti never met a case he couldn’t win. Each win puts distance between him and an old life he wants to forget. But when Emilia, a crush from law school, asks for his help, the life he worked so hard for hangs in the balance.
Out to even the score, Emilia is ready to enact revenge on her father’s killer. But will she risk losing Dom to a side of himself he thought was dead and buried?
“Right?” I smiled at him. “That’s it. That’s all you need to re-open the investigation. I mean it should be if the family doesn’t block you.”
“I have a friend who can get us what we need. Thank you.” He squeezed my hand and thumbed the inside of my wrist.
“Your girlfriend will be happy. You’ll be like her hero.” No doubt she’d be full of gratitude for him, and…I couldn’t think about that.
“She’s not my girlfriend. She’s just a friend.”
“I don’t care.” I slipped my hand from the grip of his fingers.
He threw the manila folder on the table and stood, gripping his hips. “Okay, good. You’re ready to have the talk.”
His hot gaze sent a warm rush down to my core. One look and he had me wishing I’d remembered to pack my battery-operated Dom. Though I didn’t think it would do me any good now that I’d gotten a taste of the real Dom.
How did he put it? I could do so much more for you.
“The sex talk.”
Could he just stop saying sex? Every time he said the word images of him all sweaty and naked flickered in my mind.
“I don’t care what you do with your personal life. What we do need are ground rules. If we’re going to live under the same roof, I need to know what to expect. We both do.”
“That’s what I meant.” He grinned, crossed his arms over his chest, and leaned against the edge of the table. “Your room is your room. I promise I won’t go in, unless of course, you ask.”
“I won’t ask.”
“Fair enough, but if I’m not allowed in there, neither is anyone else.”
“I’m sorry?” I shouldn’t care if he cared. Or rather, I should be annoyed he was telling me I couldn’t have male company. Did he mean it? Or was he baiting me to see how fast I’d jump at the opportunity to tell him he couldn’t have girls over either, and effectively show him I was jealous? Why was I jealous?
“I wasn’t planning on bringing anyone here. My life and Mom’s are at stake. You think I’d waste my time with some guy? It’s not worth the effort.”
“Right. Why bother with a real person when you have good ol’ B.O.D.?”
“What?” Oh…battery-operated Dom. Heat rose to my cheeks. Why did he have to see that? He opened his mouth to speak, but I raised my hand to stop him. “Never mind. I got it.” That infuriating smile of his made me want to smack him. It also made me want to lock myself in my room and spend a few hours with the other Dom.
“One of these days, you’ll have to tell me how the whole good ol’ B.O.D situation got started.” He cocked an eyebrow, his chest bouncing a little with suppressed laughter.
I chuckled at that. “Oh my God, you and your ego.” Before I could stop myself, I blurted out the truth. “It was after the almost kiss. I couldn’t stop thinking about it.” At some point, I had to stop divulging all my secrets to him. Why couldn’t I stop?
“It wrecked me too.” He reached for my face, and I shuffled back.
“Okay.” He put up his hands in surrender. “Just so you don’t accuse me of being unfair, I’ll do the same. I won’t bring dates back to the room.”
My heart squeezed tight. Me. Bed. Made. I had to let him go and get used to the idea that Dom wasn’t mine. He had every right to go look for company if that’s what he wanted. The sooner the better. I swallowed and forced a smile.
“Good. I’m glad we got our sex talk out of the way.”
Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of steamy contemporary romance and science fiction. Her latest release LOVE OVER LATTES, Book 1 in her Desert Monsoon Series, is a 2018 Readers’ Favorite Honorable Mention in the Romance – Contemporary genre!
When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta, and loves spending time with her two children and husband.
Connect with Diana on social media to stay up to date on her latest releases.
Tour-wide giveaway (INTL)
3x signed copy of Love Over Logic + swag
a Rafflecopter giveaway