Time for another hook from Rescuing Prince Charming, a near-future sci fi romance. Dusty Johnson, a mild-mannered tech writer and an alien Kwadran guard have discovered a ticking time bomb hidden in an unfinished starship prototype. They throw the bomb from a terrace into the ocean . . . and prepare to celebrate.
She’d never been so close to death, yet never felt so alive, so connected to another human being.
He hugged her tighter. “It’s over!”
His elation fueled hers. She burst into laughter and hopped up and down in his embrace.
“We did it,” he whooped.
“No, no, you did it. That was the bravest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”
“Hah to that! Without you, that bomb blows apart my face. You were amazing.”
“Without you, that bomb blows up in my arms, because I could never have thrown it as far as you did.”
“Without you,” he said, “I’d still have my pants on.”
“Uh, yeah. I bet you’re cold.” She planted her palms on his buttocks. “Yep, you’re cold.”
He reciprocated by grabbing her bottom. “And you, my brave lady, are hot.”
He made no attempt to hide his erection. Instead of being repelled, she pressed her abdomen against him. “I can’t believe I’m saying this, but…we’ve got to do something about this.”
She hadn’t consciously decided to have sex. Her body had decided for her, and it didn’t want to waste a micro-second of this intoxicating euphoria. Dusty Johnson, who always planned three steps ahead, was living in the moment. And glorying in it.
Rescuing Prince Charming
She’s no heroine. He’s no Prince Charming.
Not exactly the pair you’d choose to defend Earth’s first starship.
Dusty Johnson, a self-styled ordinary, everyday woman, responds with extraordinary heroism when saboteurs try to bomb the prototype of Earth’s first starship. She wants to return to anonymity, but that burst of courage propels her ever deeper into dangers that tear the scabs off her dark past — and thrust her into the arms of the unattainable man of her dreams.
Reese Eaglesbrood, an alien prince, yearns to restore his tattered reputation by guiding the starship project to completion, but his fascination with the unassuming heroine threatens to undermine his fragile authority. Shunning Dusty is necessary, yet unthinkable — and when the saboteurs strike again, she may be his only ally against Earth’s most elusive enemies.