Title: Desire Me
Series: Southern Nights: Enigma #5
Author: Ella Sheridan
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 30, 2021
She has no memory of her life before him—or of the danger that threatens her now.
Her name is Rae. At least, that’s what the hottie with the searing hazel eyes and the magnificent body tells her. Saint Solorio, the man she was living with before a car ran her down and she lost all memory of who she is—and who is trying to kill her.
Now she needs his help. His protection. But she won’t let him get through her guard again. That’s a mistake she doesn’t dare repeat when anyone around her could be the enemy.
Rae knocked Saint off his barstool the first time he spotted her across a crowded room. When she asked him to take her home, he’d growled his acceptance despite knowing a one-night stand wasn’t all he wanted. Not with this woman. Too bad the name she’d given him wasn’t hers. And even worse, he is forced to lie to keep her with him.
Now Saint is racing to discover the past of the woman he wants for his own, and uncover the threat that could take her away from him—and also take her life.
Saint’s eyes narrowed when she shifted on the bed. “Need the bathroom?”
She willed herself not to flush again. “You don’t miss much, do you?”
He was already taking the cup back. “Trained not to. Come on.”
“I do not need your help going to the bathroom.”
“I can call a nurse if you want.”
Her glare had zero effect on him—he simply shrugged. “Hey, Cindy said to call when you needed to go, so I’m just following orders.”
She didn’t want any company going to the bathroom, but Saint wasn’t going to give her that choice. “Hand me that gown,” she demanded, pointing at another hospital gown on a side rung of the table tray.
She snatched the fabric from his hand the second it got close enough. “For covering my bare ass.” Turning the gown backward, she slid it over her arms so that it opened in front, effectively becoming a robe. Her balance wasn’t good enough to both walk across the room without help and hold her gown closed in the back.
“I have no objections to seeing your bare ass.”
She stumbled as her feet landed on the floor. Saint was right there, his hand on her arm, holding her steady. The touch—and his words—sent an unwanted thrill through her. She tried her damnedest to sound tough. “Yeah, not gonna happen, buddy.”
His breath warmed the side of her neck when he leaned close. “Already has.”
She stilled even as a shiver shot down her spine. “Saint—”
He eased back. “Too much?”
“Uh”—she took an unsteady step forward—“a little.”
“Okay.” His free arm wrapped around her rib cage, fingers resting lightly on the opposite side to steady her. “I’ll wait a little longer to mention how much I enjoyed seeing your ass, then. And want to see it again.”
A soft oof escaped him as her elbow hit his ribs. She noticed about the same time that he’d gotten her across the room in record time with barely any strain. The man was good at distracting her.
At the door to the small bath, she gripped the doorframe and turned to him resolutely. “You wait here.”
He opened his mouth to protest.
“Here,” she insisted. “I might not remember much about whoever I was before, but who I am now wants to pee without an audience.”
He chuckled but didn’t try to push his way in. “Just sing out if you need help.”
“Good boy.” She grinned as she closed the door in his face.
“Good boys get to see bare asses,” he called through the door.
She didn’t dignify that with a reply.
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Ella Sheridan never fails to take her readers to the dark edges of love and back again. Strong heroines are her signature, and her heroes span the gamut from hot rock stars to alpha bodyguards and everywhere in between. Ella never pulls her punches, and her unique combination of raw emotion, hot sex, and action leave her readers panting for the next release.
Born and raised in the Deep South, Ella writes romantic suspense, erotic romance, and hot BDSM contemporaries. Start anywhere—every book may be read as a standalone, or begin with book one in any series and watch the ties between the characters grow.
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