By DC Stone
I’m working on a new trilogy to add to my list with Decadent Publishing, and the conflict my characters are presenting have created a slew of questions and thoughts in my mind. It all comes down to what she thinks he wants, but really, he doesn’t. And what he thinks she’s up to, but really, she isn’t.
Am I making sense yet? Probably not.
The thing with my two is despite the level of openness they share with one another and their desire they have for … again, one another, they aren’t who they say they are, or at least, who they think they are.
Still not making sense, huh?
Okay, let me lay it out. So, you have this Vice Detective who is also a partner in an underground gentlemen’s club. His involvement is very off the books, and very secretive. Then you have the heroine, who’s an undercover, brand-new baby to the force, and she’s investigating him for corrupt activities. Throw in the third wheel, known as the Chief of Police’s daughter who is infatuated with the Vice Detective, and her link to his missing twin, and things go berserk from there.
It got me thinking about the things she thinks he wants, but really, he doesn’t. Not really knowing him outside of the club and in a different capacity, other than he’s the subject of her investigation, has her being bold, reaching past her comfort limits, and pushing the extreme.
She’s become someone she thinks he wants her to be and she’s lost all sense of herself. And she’s done it all because of what almost 90% of romance novels come down to—communication.
Of course with Sierra (that’s my heroine), she really can’t communicate too much with Bennett (the hero), right? If she does, well, her entire case could go down the drain.
Well, her communication isn’t as deep as that. It’s more about the attraction, such as her ability to push her erotic ideas to a brink—such as the mirror she introduces, the silk scarf, a super –vampy little lingerie number, and of course the tease of seduction. It opens doors for her and him, but it also turns her into someone she doesn’t recognize. And all the while, he’s on to her.
In keeping with the theme, I’ve got to ask, just how far would one go to “think” outside the box and go after what one “thinks” the other wants?
Curious minds want to know…
About DC: D.C. Stone is a romance author and full-time fraud investigator. In 2013, she published Armed and Desired, an erotic view into the 1NS series with Decadent Publishing. She lives in the Northeast with her incredibly supportive husband and two kids. She’ll deny any association with the grumpy cat that also resides in the house, but he is there, nevertheless.
After serving eight years of service with the United States Air Force, she went on to transition into the world of financial crimes, and became a lead investigator for many years.
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