Strip Search by Aubree Valentine

A Forbidden Romance

She was supposed to be off-limits but one kiss is all it takes for everything to go flying out the window.

Strip search

Off limits.

Molly was supposed to be untouchable. I made that vow to her older brother when she moved away from home.

Doesn’t matter how hard she makes things. Or how badly she wants me. It can never happen.

But one kiss is all it takes.

I don’t care that he thinks I’m some delicate flower that needs his protection. I’m going to show Cole, once and for all that I’m a grown woman who can take care of herself. And if that doesn’t get his attention then it’s time for me to move on.

Things are about to get interesting.

Now she’s in over her head. It’s probably my fault, and I’m the only one who can make this right. With her life on the line, I’m not about to let her walk away from me.

One thing is for certain…all the rules are flying out the window when it comes time for a little strip search.

Genre: FICTION / Romance / Contemporary

Secondary Genre: FICTION / Romance / Police & Law Enforcement

Language: English

Keywords: first responder romance, forbidden romance, workplace romance, best friend's little sister

Word Count: 36967

Sales info:

The third book in the Too Hot to Handle series. One of my most loved series. 
Ranks fairly well across platforms and in Kindle Unlimited. 
I do invest in paid marketing several times a year to grow my readership.

Sample text:



Four Years Ago

Strumming my fingers on my desk, I look through her resume again.

Six months post-graduation with a master’s in criminology. No experience outside of her internship. Plus, a phone call from an old Marine buddy cashing in a favor for his baby sister.

“I think she’s qualified,” Cody, my younger brother pipes in. 

“Of course, you do asshole. Hands off,” I warn him. She’s a gorgeous girl but, Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Brown, four years my senior and the man I modeled my Marine career after, would have both our asses if we crossed the line with her. “Stop staring at her like a fucking creeper. Go out there and tell her to come on in.”

She arrived twenty minutes early for her interview. Cody and I have been sitting here reviewing her paperwork while stealing glances at her through the glass conference room windows. I swear I wasn’t trying to make her nervous, but I am interested in seeing how well she holds herself together. Staying cool under pressure is a must in this job.

As soon as she walks inside, I stand and offer my hand for her to shake. “Molly Brown, I’m Cole Davenport.” I point to my brother. “This nerd is my baby brother, Cody.”

“Nice to meet you both. Thank you for taking the time to meet with me today.” Molly’s voice comes out like a rich velvet. 

Molly takes a seat as Cody, and I sit down across from her, and I notice the way she crosses her legs, her skirt riding up a little higher. The rise and fall of her chest and the slightest hint of cleavage beneath her modest top. Even in her professional best, she’s breathtakingly gorgeous.

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