Available December 2012
Christmas scandal is comin’ to town…
He’d better watch out.
Because she’s not at all shy.
She’s looking for a bad boy
And he’s just the guy!
She’s making a list
Because her life needs some spice
And he’s gonna show her
How being naughty is nice…
It’s almost Christmas, and fashion-obsessive librarian Jade Carson is stuck. Stuck with her family, stuck in the town of Diablo Glen and stuck in her lousy life. Thensuper hot bad-boy detective Diego Salvador roars into town, looking for a criminal known as “the panty thief.”And Jade decides—right then and there—that the only panties he’ll be touching are hers….
He’s on her list…and she’s checking him out!
ISBN: 978-0-373-79730-1 ¦ 0373797303
Chin high, she stepped into her bedroom. And for the second time that evening, froze solid.
Only this time the reason had nothing to do with fear.
Nope, this was lust. Pure, sticky lust.
It was like a million sweaty, hot dreams. The kind that woke her in the middle of the night, aching with needs and frustrations. Standing in front of her dresser, one hand was filled with little scraps of nothing she called underwear.
Intense need swirled through her. Her legs were like jelly, her stomach clenched with an edgy sort of desire. The kind that made her thighs tremble and her nipples tighten against her silk bra.
A bra, she realized, that matched the hot pink panties dangling from his index finger.
Her breath knotted in her throat, Jade tried to clear her head. Her home, her undies, had been violated. But her brain was busy stripping the man naked. And from the look of him, naked would suit him just fine.
He was gorgeous. At least, he was from the backside.
She took a visual inventory. Tall, an inch or so over six foot. Broad shouldered and slim hipped with a butt so tight and hard her mouth watered. Arrow-straight black hair covered his collar and invited her fingers to test the weight of those strands to see if they were as soft and silky as they looked.
Then he turned, just his head, and met her gaze.
Heat poured through Jade so fast, she swore she had a tiny orgasm standing there in front of a complete stranger with his hands in her panties.
His eyes were like midnight. Dark, intense and searching. Like he could see all the way into her deepest fantasies and clue in to her every secret. Nerves, the kind she’d never felt around a man before, assailed her. Jade bit her lip, trying to figure out what it was about him that was so enthralling.
“Can I help you?” he said. His voice was as sexy as the rest of him. Deep and throaty, with just a hint of a Hispanic accent. The kind of voice made for sexy pillow talk.
“Ma’am?” It wasn’t the verbal nudge that yanked her out of the sexual stupor. It was the amusement in his tone that told her that he was not only aware of her overwhelming interest, he thought it was funny.
Nothing like being laughed at to clear a girl’s head.
He turned to fully face her, offering the perfect view of his wide, sculpted chest hugged lovingly by a black tee-shirt. Trying to ignore this new enticement, she kept her gaze on his amused face. Big mistake. Chiseled cheekbones, a full bottom lip made for nibbling and eyes so deep and dark she knew if she fell in she’d never climb back out. Her heart, already racing, tripped over itself.
“This is a crime scene. I’m going to have to ask you to leave until I speak with Miss Carson.” His smile was a grin now, just this side of mocking.
“I’m Jade Carson,” she said stiffly, stepping further into the room. Her foot caught one of the pieces of fabric strewn over the floor, sending a black lace demi-bra across the hardwood, just inches from his motorcycle boot.
Her face burned as red as the silk panties dangling from her vanity mirror.
His smile faded. His gaze traveled from the small notepad in his hand to the black lace bra on his toe, then back to her.
- “This was a great contemporary holiday romance with memorable characters. I look forward to more books by Tawny Weber.” — 4 Stars, Night Owl ReviewsRead more »
- “This tale by Tawny Weber does not take itself too seriously and the cat Persephone is a great character, causing endless mayhem and distracting us from the serious matters in the sub-plots. Two young people with interesting lives are pushed together and we hope it won’t be just for Christmas.” — Fresh FictionRead more »
- “Nice & Naughty by Tawny Weber is perfect for the Christmas season. It has the magic of Christmas, the joy of a small town, a hot love affair and a little mystery to add spice. Your Christmas will not be complete if you do not add Nice & Naughty to your stocking. Then decide; which ...Read more »
NICE & NAUGHTY was featured in the Washington Post’s 12 Books of Christmas