Title: Fire & Ice Series: The Locklaine Boys (Book #1) Author: Jessica Prince Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Pepper O’Malley isn’t one to be toyed with. Fool her once, shame on you. Fool her twice and they’ll have trouble finding your body. She used to dream of white picket fences and happily-ever-afters, but now she lives in the real world. As the saying goes, Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned, especially when that woman is a redheaded spitfire.
Griffin Locklaine always viewed commitment as a four letter word. He was clear about what he wanted from the start and made no apologies for it. He didn’t care if he came off cold as ice. He lived for his job, his family, and his friends. He had no desire for a relationship. That was, until he saw the once-young-and-scrawny Pepper all grown up.
They’re like oil and water, fire and ice. A volatile combination that should never work together. Unfortunately fate has other ideas. A spark like theirs left ignored has a tendency to burn out of control, leaving everyone to wonder who will be left standing when it finally explodes. Only one thing is certain. When they finally come together it’s going to be epic.
**Fire & Ice is Griffin and Pepper’s story. It is book 1 in a spin off series for characters introduced in Love Hate Relationship. It is recommended you read Love Hate Relationship first**
“You’re beautiful,” he responded, and my jaw hit the floor. That was it. I didn’t know what game he was playing, but I wasn’t going to have any part of it. I’d already let him use me as his own personal game piece once before. I’d be damned if I was going to do it again.
“And you’re officially creeping me out. Unless you want to have my five inch stiletto surgically removed from your ass, you need to back the hell up.”
His full lips twitched with humor as he moved back a few inches—not enough for my liking so I shoved him further. “Have I ever told you I love it when you get feisty?”
I narrowed my eyes in anger. “And have I ever told you I’ve fantasized about setting you on fire?”
“You’ve fantasized about me?” he asked. “That’s so hot.”
Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.