When stunningly beautiful drilling heiress, Samantha Colby is mugged one night, her misfortune leads to an encounter with the handsome and mysterious Detective Joshua Pierce. The reluctant celebutante is immediately taken by his rugged good looks, his take-charge attitude and his quiet concern for her safety. Unable to stop the disturbing thoughts suddenly running through his mind at the sight of her, Detective Pierce finds himself strangely captivated by her beauty, her innocence and her charm.
Inexplicably drawn to one another and unable to fight it, the pair embark on a passionate physical affair. But despite the safety and love Samantha feels when she's with him, she soon discovers that the good detective is a tormented man, haunted by ghosts and memories that he can't forget. But when it becomes clear that Samantha's mugging was only the beginning of her trouble, can Pierce find a way to quiet the demons that threaten to consume him in order to keep her safe, or will he allow his tortured past to destroy them both?
With heavy doses of romance, eroticism and heart, the Pierced Trilogy is a sweet tale of finding love, overcoming your past, and learning to hope for the future.
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“So, what do you do for fun, Detective Josh?” I ask, smiling at him as I sip my beer.
He turns that megawatt smile on me again. “Detective Josh?” He's laughing at me and I giggle. Oh, this is much better. His smile just does things to me that I can't explain; he is so incredibly handsome. “Hmm, fun,” he says with a wistful smile. “I'm not even sure I remember what that word means. Seems like all I've been doing lately is working.”
“Oh, I don't believe that for a minute, Detective Josh,” I say coyly. I think the beer is beginning to go to my head; I am such a lightweight.
“And why is that?” He looks at me with a puzzled frown.
“Well, because … how's that saying go?” Oh, yeah. I am definitely starting to feel the light buzz. “All work and no play makes Detective Josh a very dull boy. And I don't believe there's anything dull about you,” I say looking into his impossibly blue eyes.
He studies me with a very sexy gaze, a slight smile playing at the corners of his perfect mouth. His tongue lightly grazes his bottom lip and I think I begin to salivate. “Is that so, Miss Colby?” His voice is low and sexy and full of promise. “You find me wild and exciting?” he asks. His eyes burn into mine and his voice is laced with sensual humor.
“I find you fascinating, Josh,” I say softly, my eyes locked onto his. We are silent for a long moment as we stare into one another's eyes intently. “So,” I say softly, breaking the spell. “Fun?”
He smiles slowly at me and finally looks away.
Lashell Collins was born and raised in a small Ohio town. And although her Midwestern upbringing gave her a very practical outlook on life, it didn’t stop her from daydreaming about romance and love and all the special little things that make life magical.
Lashell has always loved to write and often dreamed about pursuing her passion, but like so many of us, she allowed life and circumstances to lead her down a very different path for a long time. An avid lover of both animals and flowers, Lashell has spent the last twenty years working in Veterinary Clinics and Garden Centers before finally finding the courage to take writing seriously.
She lives in Ohio with her husband and their two four-legged children, a Bernese Mountain Dog named Ben and an American Bobtail cat called Spike. She is a hopeless romantic, a huge music fan, loves to laugh and loves a happy ending.