Since her hand was still touching his face, he didn’t feel it was too out line to rest his hands on her hips as he raised his gaze back to hers. “Fine. He might have caught me looking at you a certain way.”
“That’s a bad idea.” She let go of his chin, but her hand didn’t fall away. Instead, her fingertips trailed over his jaw.
“It’s a really bad idea,” he agreed.
Without moving his hands, Scott stood. She didn’t take a step back, so their bodies were so close one of them only had to shift and they’d be touching. Jamie’s hand dropped from his face to his shoulder before trailing down his arm.
“I’ve never been involved with anybody at work. Ever.”
He tightened his grip on her hips, his gaze on her mouth. “We’re not at work.”
“And when we are?”
“Then we do our jobs.”
They were so close, he felt the rush of her sigh over his mouth. “You make it sound so simple.”
“It doesn’t have to be complicated.”
The tightening of her fingers on his arm and the subtle lift of her chin were all the invitation he needed. He closed his mouth over hers, forcing himself to rein in the hunger he felt for her and be gentle.
Her lips were soft and he moved his hands from her hips to her waist so he wouldn’t be tempted to pull her hard up against him as he kissed her.
When her fingers threaded through his hair again—not pulling this time, but not gently, either—he deepened the kiss. Her lips parted as his tongue dipped between them, and he groaned as she pressed her body to his. Her breasts pressed against his chest and for one crazy second, he thought about kicking the door closed.
He felt her yank his T-shirt free of his jeans and her hands sliding up his naked back. Damn the door. Damn the bar. He wanted this woman so badly his entire body ached with it.
When Jamie Rutherford takes a temporary assignment as lieutenant of Boston Fire’s Engine 59, she doesn’t anticipate any problems. She’s been in the fire service for a long time and, even though she’s fairly new to Boston, she knows how to make any firehouse her home. What she’s not prepared for is her reaction to firefighter Scott Kincaid.
Scott is looking for a wife. It’s been a fun ride as a single guy, but he’s tired of being the third wheel, and nearly losing his brother-in-law finally made him realize just how much he wants a family of his own. When the new guy at the firehouse turns out to be a capable, confident and very attractive woman, his plan is completely derailed.
Hooking up with a fellow firefighter has never been part of Jamie’s plan, but she’s tempted by Scott—even though getting involved with him could tarnish the reputation she’s worked so hard for. And Scott can’t stop thinking about Jamie, despite the fact that she’s his superior and not sticking around. Chemistry can crush the best-laid plans, though, and while Jamie and Scott might not be each other’s future…there’s no resisting the right now.
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