Part of the Candy Hearts series from The Wild Rose Press
Genres: Paranormal romance, futuristic romance, sweet romance, space opera
Rating: G – for all audiences
Length: Short story, 67 pages
Release date: January 26, 2016
Dillon Greenleaf is a member of Mythreal royalty and head of his planet’s security. Debutants have been chasing him his entire adult life in order to wed a man of power. He’s totally off women in general. When he meets Keira Foley – an Earth officer he suspects is a pirate spy – he finds he quite likes the Plain Jane female.
Keira has been pegged brilliant and unattractive by her fellow officers, something she doesn’t mind until she meets the hot, royal stud-muffin who believes she is capable of treason against her own world. When they meet again at Earth Embassy’s Valentine’s Day ball, Keira decides to blow Dillon’s mind. The Plain Jane has transformed herself into an enchantress.
In the midst of trying to find a traitor, Dillon and Keira must decide if they can put aside their differences. Will they remain adversaries…or will they find a love that lasts for ever after?
“I believe this is yours?” she remarked as she held up the small, silver burnt casing of his bugging device between her right thumb and index finger, leaving her gun hand ready.
What was left of the device after being remotely fried—in such a way that it wouldn’t even produce a small puff of smoke or any odor—wasn’t much. But the casing had stayed attached to the underside of the embassy desk. No bugging device could be completely eliminated from a remote local, though she was sure he’d counted on her ignorance in even knowing what the remnants of the little round case were.
“The device you used was so highly advanced it heavily scrambled our security camera’s recorded images,” she claimed, “but I managed to piece enough of the video together to see who you were and the date. There was no mistaking a megalithic Mythrealian planting something beneath the general’s desk. All I had to do was check the damned guest list for the last time you were in our compound. The date you were there matched what was on the image!” She slowly shook her head. “Did you honestly think nobody would ever run a security scan? Do you think we’re that backward?”
He lifted his chin and came clean. “I’ll say this for you…your technical skills are beyond good. You managed to reveal my actions so let’s not tarry. Let’s get straight to the point.” He took a deep breath. “Yes…I’ve done exactly as you claim. I bugged your embassy. The act was mine and mine alone. I had no orders to execute this plan.”
She slowly shook her head. “Why? Why, in the name of God, would you do such a thing?”
“Because of you!”