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My snippet comes from my August 17 release AMALFI AFFAIR (Navy Seals of Valor 1).
But first, here’s the blurb:
On a cycling tour through the Swiss Alps, CIA agent, Olivia Simpson, meets handsome Navy SEAL, Darryl Jennings. Her lust shifts into overdrive for this man on leave from missions he won’t discuss. A one night stands leads to a blissful week traveling the Amalfi Coast. Because of their secretive careers, their love affair is destined to end. Olivia immerses herself into her Intelligence work with memories of Darryl never far from the surface. When she receives a surprise phone call from him nine months later, she dashes off to meet him in Italy. Too late, she realizes the call had been made by an imposter to lure her into a trap.
Despite Darryl’s decision to end his relationship with Olivia, he returns to his missions in Afghanistan unable to shake her from his heart. Regret for letting her go gnaws at him until he decides to search for her. After following numerous dead end leads, he gives up on ever finding the elusive woman who stole his heart nine months prior. When he’s called in for a mission to rescue a high-level intelligence officer who’s been kidnapped, he realizes the woman in question is his Olivia. Pressure mounts as he becomes embroiled in a mission where the fate of his true love falls on his shoulders.
In this scene, Darryl and Olivia are hiking up to Murrenbach Falls in Switzerland.
After batting their way through the thick leaves, they emerged from the shade of the forest into the brilliant green meadow, constantly nourished by the rushing water.
“This is amazing.” Olivia skipped up beside Darryl like a young girl, weaving her hands through the tall grass and wildflowers. The sunlight illuminated the tips of her chestnut hair.
God, she’s beautiful. Darryl’s heart cantered inside his chest. “I’d rather you went first from now on. Then if you slip, I’ll be able to help.”
She stopped walking and placed her hands on his lower back and gave him a shove. “More like put your naughty hands all over my back side you mean. I’m not that fragile. I can handle this.”
He took a step forward and then craned his neck around to look at her. “You were the one that said you only workout three times a week. I know it’s not true, but if you lie like that, you have to expect that I’m going to think extreme activity might be beyond your limit.”
“I didn’t think you’d find me sexy if I told you how much I exercise. Some guys find athletic women off-putting.” As she stepped up beside him, her foot slipped on the wet grass.
He reached out to steady her before taking another step up the steep, wet slope. “Do I seem like some guys?”
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