So happy to share two bits of good news. First, I have a sexy new release – Big Rig – the sequel to Roughneck – my oilrigger piece, but you can read as a stand alone. Trust me, Riley is one rough and tumble kind of man. Second – I’m so happy to participate in Cowboys for a Cause – all proceeds going to a Covid-19 Charity. Let’s take a peek at both.
She needed a lesson all right. Whoever the female thought she was, there was no doubt she was attempting to outdo the men. Considering the type of language she was using, I’d call her obnoxious.
I had an easy method to remedy that.
“Rough crowd, my ass. They are getting way out of hand.”
“That’s what happens when you’ve had a day to drink away your sorrows,” Walker said with a lilt in his voice.
As we walked inside, I was struck by the musty stench as well as the heated atmosphere. The single exclamation screaming over all the others gave me a clear indication of the vile mood everyone was in.
“You’re going to follow the rules. Period. If not, I will have this location shut down. Trust me. I have the ability to do so.” The raunchy woman had what appeared to be the entire crew surrounding her.
While I was still unable to see the person responsible for the directive, one that she had no right to authorize, I moved closer. The group of men were agitated, some even raising their fists.
I heard Walker’s snicker from behind and as I pushed my way through the group, I was honestly mesmerized by the woman standing in the middle of the crowd.
The three words described her very well, even though her actions yanked at my inner core. She had no idea the kind of man she was dealing with.
“You have no right,” one of the burly men shouted.
“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” another said, snorting after the comment.
They were both correct and even though I wanted to see how far she’d go, I knew better than to allow things to get out of hand.
“I have every right,” she stated authoritatively.
“I warned you. You have your hands full,” Walker chortled from behind me. “One of several unhappy customers.”
Who the hell was she? Rigging was a tough job both physically and mentally. Not that a woman couldn’t handle it, but she was maybe one hundred pounds soaking wet. I studied her for a few seconds, my cock aching in a way I hadn’t experienced in years. Damn it. Being attracted to one of the crew didn’t bode well for an explosive situation. She needed a quick lesson in who was boss.
“And what is that right?” another roughneck asked, allowing his voice to boom over the entire room. While only a few of the men took several steps backward, it was enough to allow me a full view of the female in question.
I was rarely enticed by any woman at first glance. I had my reasons including lack of trust.
As well as guilt.
The sight of the fiery beauty forced my cock to full attention, my balls tightening. Everything about her indulged the dark and sadistic man I’d always been. From the way she’d weaved her dark hair into a constricting bun to the manner in which she attempted to hide her voluptuous body with one hell of an ugly shirt, every cell in my body was on fire. Jesus. I was hungry as a wild beast and there was no doubt one day she would belong to me.
Mine to train.
Mine to use.
And mine to fuck relentlessly.
Even though my thoughts were Neanderthal in nature, I had no methods of curtailing my savage desire.
Or my needs.
A fog slipped past my eyes for a few seconds as I envisioned her naked and writhing body. Christ. I had to get control of myself.
She snapped her head in the rigger’s direction, her eyes narrowing as she attempted to size him up, already zipping him into a body bag.
“Because my commands can’t be ignored,” she stated, the tone of her voice far too haughty for my tastes. “If they are, I will shut this rig down.”
Wow. She had balls the size of cantaloupes.
“And neither will mine,” the same guy stated in a commanding tone.
Several of the men snickered in the background, pissing me off even more.
“Yeah? And just who are you?” she asked, twisting in the direction of the gravelly voice.
“A man who knows more than a damn woman,” a fourth husky voice said from somewhere in the crowd. “You have no business here.”
She beckoned with her hand, using the other to plant it on her hip. “Why don’t you come right here and tell me that to my face. If. You. Have. The. Balls.”
“Whoa!” the collective crowd roared.
Oh, fuck me. This was going to get way out of hand. Shit. Shit. Shit.
The cheering and clapping were confirmation that I was correct.
“Watch out. Here it comes,” Walker hissed. “Don’t say I didn’t warn you about Alexis.”
I heard my buddy’s words, his inflection full of amusement. “Funny how you didn’t tell me that ‘Alex’ was a woman.”
“I wanted to see how you’d handle her,” he said, chuckling. “She definitely has a mouth on her.”
“Uh-huh. Well, then I guess I’ll handle this my way.” I pushed my way into the middle of the group, several of the men glaring at me for the interruption. Even from a distance, I could see both the brute and the unknown woman were raring for a fight and the damn crowd was egging it on. She had no intention of backing down, her body language tense, but even in the dim lighting of the oversized room, I was able to catch the nervous tic in the corner of her mouth. Several of the men refused to budge as well. I had the feeling I was going to have trouble with a solid third of them.
Before I had a chance to say a thing, one of the men bolted in front of the others, the veins in his thick neck bulging. While the burly, inked dude stood well over eight inches taller than the girl, she was absolutely taking no shit. He huffed and puffed, sweat covering his forehead.
“Listen here, little filly. Women are only good for two things. Fuckin’ and cookin’. My guess is that you’re only good for the first.”
There was a single reaction and not necessarily the one I’d anticipated.
She cold-cocked him.
Now, just imagine what Riley is going to do…
COWBOYS FOR A CAUSE
The summer heat has arrived early… Introducing Cowboys for a Cause, a western romance anthology benefiting COVID-19 relief. I am thrilled to be taking part in this awesome collection releasing June 8th!
If you climb in the saddle, be ready to ride…
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I do hope you’ll consider ordering. Trust me – these cowboys are going to be HOT!
Kisses and spanks…