Stede Bennett’s mission since returning from his overseas tour is to get his degree. The last thing he needs is a spoiled sorority girl distracting him. Being a Marine taught him many things, except how to handle a beautiful woman in constant need of saving.
Protecting Embry from the jerk threatening to ruin her reputation is how Stede begins to lose his heart. Being empowered by Stede’s words is how Embry starts losing hers. If the schemer responsible for pushing them together gets his way, they could lose their chance for happiness.
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“I walk all over the place by myself.”
“If you get raped and killed, I’ll never forgive myself.”
“Okay, now I’m scared. Thanks for that. Do you have a savior complex?”
“Only around you.”
He was good. Too damn good. Nobody, no guy, said stuff like that and meant it. “Are you the type of savior who rescues the damsel from the trouble you create?”
His grin sent a jolt of excitement through her.
“I can see why you might think that, but no, I’m a responsible adult.” He stood. “Now, how ‘bout I give you a ride?”
“How adult are you?”
He tilted his head to the side and raised his eyebrows. “You’re a flirty little thing.”
“I was asking your age, not how X-rated you can get. You’re a guy. I already know the answer to that one.”