In the Heat of the Night
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Stopping in front of the sanctuary’s clinic, Serena slid
out of the cart and gathered up her equipment. Pushing open the door, she
flipped the light switch and headed for her office. She was busy recording the
information about the new wolf pups when a slight noise caught her attention.
Her nostrils flared as the scent of spicy cologne wafted into the room. Before
she could stop herself, she inhaled deeply. The woodsy aroma invaded her
senses, and she shuddered. Damn, she hadn’t wanted to see him tonight. Thank
all the gods she was leaving right away in the morning. This was not a good
time to be fantasizing about her boss.
The office door opened. Glancing up, Serena looked into the
face of Dr. Kearnan Grey. She remained perfectly still, but her senses snapped
to full alert. Something about him was different. His scent had changed; he
smelled—eager. Yes, that’s what was different, the anticipation. Why? What did
he want? Was that a question in his eyes? Swallowing nervously, she jerked her
eyes back to her ledger.
She felt rather than saw him lean against the doorjamb.
Glancing up from beneath her eyelashes, Serena focused on the man who, lately,
spent entirely too much time in her dreams.
Barely six feet tall, lithe and lean rather than bulky with
muscles, Kearnan Gray’s form still seemed to fill the doorway.
A small smile tickled the corners of his mouth as he stared
Serena avoided eye contact and let her gaze wander down his
body. Gods help her, but she never got tired of looking at him.
Wide shoulders, a broad chest, but not too broad, her boss
was definitely not barrel chested. No, he was not bulky with muscles but
rather muscular with a well-toned body. His stomach was flat and his hips
Deliberately skipping over the bulge between his thighs,
Serena’s gaze continued to drift down his body. Concentrating on that most
interesting part of his anatomy would fluster her even more. Instead, she
admired how his jeans clung to his muscular thighs.
Serena sighed mentally. Too bad he didn’t turn around. He
had a great ass. More than once she’d watched his taut buttocks flexing
underneath tight fitting jeans as she climbed hills behind him.
His voice was amused. "Like what you see?"
Jerking her eyes back to the book in front of her, Serena
pretended interest in her ledger, but she didn’t see a word written there.
Sighing she closed her eyes. She didn’t need to have them open to see his
face. She had every detail memorized.
Her boss was too good-looking for his own good. Rather, her
own good. Some women might be put off by the sharp angles of his face and
prematurely gray, no—silvery-gray, hair—but she wasn’t. As far as she was
concerned, he hair was perfect. So were his lips, not too thin, not too full,
and the bump on his nose from when he broke it last winter was sexy. Not even
that small scar high on his left cheek marred his good looks.
But it was Kearnan Gray’s eyes that fascinated Serena more
than any other feature on his face, his gray eyes. Eyes that were the color of
a soft gray mist on a summer day when he was happy, the color of dark, stormy
gray of thunderclouds when he was puzzled or unhappy, or the hard iron gray
color of tempered steel when he was angry. What color gray would they be when
he was lost in passion?
Lost in passion? Down, girl, Serena admonished
herself as she struggled to fill in the information about the birth and ignore
her boss at the same time. Get your mind back on your business—the wolf
cubs. Maybe it would be better if I forget about sleeping and leave as soon as
I get finished here. Dr. Gray is becoming entirely too enticing, especially
with the full moon tomorrow night. Besides, there’s no way anything but a
business relationship between the two of us will ever work. Every one of my
Gray’s husky voice pulled her back to the present.
"Everything went well?"
She misspelled a word.
"Yes," she answered without looking up. "Three new pups,
two males, one female, all healthy."
"Great." He stepped further into the small room, and Serena
had to force herself not to shiver with anticipation. He was so—masculine, and
tonight was not a good time for her to be anywhere near him. Three steps
inside the door, he stopped. Her stomach lurched and she swallowed. Did he
sense how nervous he made her? How tense? How horny? Get a hold of yourself,
Serena. It’s not full moon yet, thank God. She sighed with relief at that
thought. He would not be amused if she attacked him.
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is written by new author Judy Mays. With this second
book under her belt, Judy Mays is on her way to becoming one of the best
werewolf authors today. Erotic and romantic with snatches of action, this is one
book that is definitely a winner and will be read over and over again....
IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT is a definite must for romantic werewolf fans. Hot,
sexy, and romantic cannot fully describe just how truly great this book is. This
is about the best-written and engrossing story I have read in a long time. I
will definitely be looking forward to more books by Judy Mays. Enjoy this unique
and absolutely red-hot story. You won’t be disappointed.
Wow! I thoroughly enjoyed IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT and cannot wait for the
next book in the series. Ms. Mays has written a compelling werewolf love story.
I loved it so much that I promptly re-read the story instead of working on my
review of it. Serena and Kearnan have a great future ahead of them, partners in
every way. Don't miss this great new werewolf series from Ellora's Cave!