Billy & Olivia
H.O.T. Strike Team 1, Book 4
Billy “the Kid” Blake is spending Christmas alone. Last year he spent it with Olivia Reese, the woman he planned to share all his Christmases with from that moment on. But Olivia walked out on him when he was away on a mission, and Billy hasn’t seen her since. Until she shows up on his property during a snowstorm barefoot, freezing, and begging for his help. His first instinct is to kick her out. His second is to drag her into his arms. Since he won’t do either of those things, the only option left is to help her.
When Olivia stumbles onto evidence of a dangerous conspiracy right before Christmas, there’s only one man she can call for help. Billy is a member of the elite Hostile Operations Team and he has the black ops skills she needs to uncover the truth. But their relationship didn’t end on a good note. That’s Olivia’s fault because her insecurities drove her to leave without an explanation. Still, he didn’t come looking for her—which told her all she needed to know about his feelings.
Now, with time running out and danger closing in, Billy and Olivia have to work together to stop a lethal plot. But Olivia won’t fall for Billy again. Her heart can’t take it. Nevertheless, working with him reignites the explosive passion between them. Just when Olivia thinks there may be another chance for them, a deadly foe is intent on ripping them apart—and silencing them forever.
Note: This novellas has been previously published in the Hot, Sexy & Bad box set.
Read an Excerpt
Olivia halted in the door to the kitchen. Billy was sitting at the table with three computers open and that distant look in his eyes that he got whenever he was engrossed in some cyber puzzle. She cleared her throat and he looked up in surprise. And then his eyes narrowed as they dropped over her form.
She was wearing one of his T-shirts, his socks, and no bra. Or panties. Geez. She’d taken them off and washed them in the sink before hanging them near the heating vent to dry. Olivia crossed her arms over her chest and walked over to the fridge. The T-shirt covered her ass, but if she bent over or reached for something, it definitely wouldn’t. Why hadn’t she rummaged around for a pair of his sweat pants at least?
Because she hadn’t expected him to be here. Then why did you get his attention instead of turning around and going back to his room?
“Sorry to interrupt,” she said brightly. “I couldn’t sleep and thought I’d get a snack.”
He leaned back in the chair and stretched. His pectoral muscles bunched and flexed beneath his T-shirt and her mouth nearly went dry.
“You’re not interrupting. I couldn’t sleep either. Thought I’d go through some things.”
She opened the fridge and found a package of mozzarella sticks. She grabbed two and turned around to lean against the counter and peel the plastic off the first one.
“Anything to do with Titan Technology?”
He looked at the computer again. “Yeah. Can’t find a damn thing that indicates Alan Cooper left the CONUS for a trip to St. Thomas. Or anywhere else for that matter.”
Her heart thumped. “Maybe he’s hiding out somewhere.” She hoped so anyway. She didn’t know Alan well, but she liked him. He’d always been nice enough. Quiet, studious, a bit nerdy. A typical engineer.
“Could be. He’s not using his credit cards, if so.” Billy tapped something on the keyboard. “His last known location was a gas station in Alexandria two days ago. He filled up and bought a bag of chips and a bottle of water.”
Olivia shook her head slowly. “I don’t know how you do it, but I’m sure glad you’re on the good guys’ side. Think of all the mayhem you could do if you were willing to be bad.”
He looked up, his eyes sparking with something that set up a thrumming deep inside her belly.
“I’m willing to be bad,” he said, his voice low and dark with promise. “As bad as you want me to be.”
Apple Books UK
Apple Books Canada
Apple Books Australia
Apple Books New Zealand
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
February 11, 2014
Barnes & Noble
The Book Depository