Ravens Revisited: Drake
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by Rhiannon Neeley
Category: Erotica/Erotic Romance/Romance
Description: Sheriff Grace Shanley's life couldn't possibly get more complicated. Could it? She was up for re-election in a few months, had reports of a wolf stalking the local livestock, a couple of dead bodies up on the mountainside who had died of strange circumstances and to beat it all, she was having the steamiest erotic dreams about a stranger that she had met a few days ago. How was she supposed to know that when the stranger--Drake Raven--reappeared a few days later, she would be arrested him as Suspect #1 for the murders on the mountain? Just the simple act of placing the dangerously attractive Drake in handcuffs ignited a flame in her that no amount of water could douse. Grace has to struggle to maintain the Sheriff/Suspect relationship when she handcuffs him but every time she gets near Drake Raven she can barely breathe for the yearning to feel his hands on her heated skin. Drake Raven only returned to Deer Run, KY to see if he could get to know the lovely Grace that he had met while he was there before, doing his job. His job of killing vampires. He never dreamed that the next time he saw Grace, he would be staring down the barrel of her gun. Arrested for murder, Drake has his work cut out for him. He has to convince her that he hasn't killed anyone--and when he notices the bite marks on her neck--he also has to convince her that vampires are real and one of them had his eye on her for his next victim. Drake defends Grace in more ways than one while he loses his heart to the most powerful woman he's ever met.
eBook Publisher: Whispers Publishing, 2007
eBookwise Release Date: November 2007
17 Reader Ratings:
Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [190 KB]
Reading time: 125-175 min.
"I wish I didn't have to be the boss all of the time," she whispered. She had to get her mind on something else, something to remind her she didn't always have to be the boss, the 'tough one'. She let her mind drift, her body relaxing. She shifted her thoughts from the men she lived with to a man she had met at Joe's tonight.
Drake. Dangerous and gorgeous, unlike any man she had ever met. He epitomized the kind of man your momma always told you to stay away from. Black leather, spiked hair and when he smiled, which he did often, he had the fangs of a vampire.
The first time he'd flashed his dangerous smile, Grace had felt an electric jolt course all the way through her down to her toes. What would possess someone to wear fake vampire teeth when it wasn't Halloween? Somehow it intrigued her.
He looked like 'big city' and was most definitely the ornery type. What had brought him to Roan County, way down here in Kentucky in the middle of nowhere? He'd asked a lot of questions about the old mine. How long ago it had been abandoned, how to get there. If anyone had gone missing there recently. The sort of questions a cop would ask. But he definitely didn't look like any cop she knew.
Was he undercover? She didn't think so. If someone was working undercover here in the county, she would have been informed. And she hadn't let on that she was the sheriff, either, so he couldn't have known he was talking to the local law enforcement.
Drake had given her the impression he was here in Roan County for a reason but what reason she couldn't figure out. He'd also let her know with the way he acted toward her he was interested in her ... as a woman. She'd left the bar alone but had the feeling she didn't have to. It had taken everything she had not to ask where he was staying. Going back to a motel with him would have been so easy. The only thing that kept her from it was the fact she was the sheriff. She didn't need to give anyone any fuel to use against her. Hard enough being a woman in the Sheriff's office. The last thing she needed was to be seen going into a motel with a man like Drake. The gossip would fly.
She couldn't deny her attraction to him though. Odd. It wasn't like her to be instantly attracted to a man, but this one ... there was such a mystery about him. Grace loved a mystery. She wondered if she could solve Drake. Grace pegged him as a 'Goth' type, not Roan County material at all. She would bet her last dollar no one was his boss. She'd bet he called all the shots. She wondered if he would be capable of controlling ... her.