Disturbing His Peace by Tessa Bailey
Series The Academy Series
Genre Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher Avon Books
Publication Date April 24, 2018
Danika Silva can’t stand Lt. Greer Burns. Her roommate’s older brother may be sexy as hell, but he’s also a cold, unfeeling robot. She just wants to graduate and forget about her scowling superior. But when a dangerous mistake lands Danika on probation—under Greer’s watch—she’s forced to interact with the big, hulking jerk. Call him daily to check in? Done. Ride shotgun in his cruiser every night? Done. Try not to climb into his giant, muscular lap and kiss him? Umm…
Greer doesn’t let anything—or anyone—distract him from the job. Except lately, all he can think about is Danika. He’s wanted the beautiful, cocky recruit since the moment he saw her. But she’s reckless and unpredictable, and Greer is painfully aware of what can happen when an officer doesn’t follow the rules. Probation seemed like a good idea, but now Danika’s scent is in his car and he’s replayed her voicemails twenty times. Christ, he’s a goner.
Danika’s melting Greer’s stone-cold exterior one ride-along at a time. Being together could have serious consequences… but breaking a few rules never hurt anybody, right?
“It’s cold in here,” she rasps.
It’s sweltering—at least in our heated bubble— and the flicker in her gaze tells me she’s aware of her lie. “Would you like to be warmed up?”
“What do you mean by . . . warmed up?” She whispers, her tone suggesting she can’t believe she’s asking.
That makes two of us. But her encouragement to keep going, to keep talking like this to her, has my hunger surging to an eleven. There’s some- thing keeping me from touching her, like some mental fail-safe put in place for self-preservation.
I allow my mouth to brush those curls at her ears.
With a rough intake of air, she dips, legs losing power, and I surge forward on auto-pilot, my body and mind conditioned to save her from falling. The no touching rule is no longer a possibility.
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove cross-country to New York City in under four days. Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend, and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention. She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband and daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.