TBT: Seductive Reasoning - Melissa Schroeder

TBT: Seductive Reasoning

I really can’t dive back into Task Force Hawaii. As everyone knows, I am totally in love with Hawaii 5-0. I try to live tweet it every week there is a new episode. So, when I came up with my series, it was in honor of the revival of the CBS classic.

And I have a treat for you for this Throwback Thursday post! Seductive Reasoning is on sale on KOBO through the 26th for 30% off the regular price. This is a KOBO sale specifically in conjunction with the retailer, to it isn’t available anywhere else. But you can read it on the KOBO APP and with every purchase from Kobo you get reward points.  But get it before the 26th, because the price goes back up then! Use #30Sep code when you check out!

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He’s got a killer to catch and no time for love.  Fate has other plans.


Former Army Special Forces Officer Martin “Del” Delano has enough on his hands chasing a serial killer and heading up TASK FORCE HAWAII. He definitely doesn’t need the distraction of Emma Taylor. From the moment they meet, she knocks him off his feet, literally. Unfortunately, she’s the best person to have on the team to make the connections to help them catch their killer.

For Emma, it’s hard to ignore the lure of a man like him. Tats, muscles and his Harley cause her to have more than a few fantasies about Del. He’d never be interested in a geek like her, but she can’t resist toying with him. When she pushes the teasing too far, she ends up in his bed. She convinces herself she can handle it until the moment he steals her heart.

Del can’t help falling for the quirky genius. She’s smart, funny and there’s a sweet vulnerable side to her that only he can see. As Emma gets more involved with the investigation, she becomes the target of the psychopath. When the danger escalates,  Del promises to do anything to save the woman who not only captured his heart but also his soul.


“I really should go,” he repeated.

She studied him for a long moment, then raised her hand to his cheek. “I don’t want you to though. I want you to stay here.”

He stared at her for a long moment, the seconds ticking by. She knew he was having some kind of internal battle, then he groaned and grabbed her. There would be no denying him. She wanted him, needed to be the person who filled the void that had been left by the night’s events. She dropped the pouf and went easily into his arms. He cupped her face in both hands, and kissed her.

If he had enticed and teased her before, this kiss shattered her. His passion crashed through her as she surrendered to him, her body immediately responding to it. He slanted his mouth over hers again and again, driving his tongue into her mouth repeatedly. She pressed against him, his erection hard against her stomach. He reached behind him and turned off the water, before he picked her up. She wrapped her legs around him, and he carried her out into her bedroom. He’d grabbed a towel on the way out of the bathroom.

He threw it down on top of the mattress, before he dropped her onto it. He turned away for a moment, and she realized he was looking for his wallet.

“Top drawer, Del,” she said.

He wrenched the drawer open, and pulled out the box. Opening it, he let the condoms fall on the bed beside her. Then, he turned back to her. In that moment, she felt a sharp ping of panic. He looked so different…this man. He was determined and hungry. It was beyond the cop face. This was a man intent on ravishing her, on taking her to ease his pain. Emma knew she could not reject him. She could not even comprehend how to say no to him. Instead, she held her hand out to him. He groaned and bent his head in surrender.


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