Sean Flannigan knew the woman was trouble from the time she walked into his office. He should have sent her packing, but unfortunately for Sean his instinct didn’t trump desire and this woman was pushing all the right buttons. But when Hannah Applegate tells him she wants to hire him to find out who killed her, he’s one hundred percent sure she needs the kind of help he can’t provide.
“I want to hire you.”
Shawn looked at the petite brunette sitting before him. When she walked into his simply decorated office, her sweet innocence came in with her. A woman sporting that kind of sweetness coming into his office and he knew nothing good could come of it. Instinct told him she was trouble. Maybe it wasn’t just instinct; it was experience. She wasn’t the first and she wouldn’t be the last woman to come into his office with her soft spoken eyes filled with some sort of pain, sorrow or anger and wanting him to fix it all. The influx of emotions wasn’t something he wanted to deal with. He wasn’t a psychologist; he was a former Boston PD detective turned private investigator.
Unfortunately, instinct didn’t trump desire. She was beautiful, slender yet curvaceous in all the right places. His eyes traveled her legs from ankle to the point where her pencil skirt stopped just below her knees. Classy and sexy was definitely a lethal combination. She had effortlessly beautiful brown skin and the thought occurred to him that he wouldn’t mind licking every inch of it; he could strip the clothes from her body, lay her on his desk and explore the depths of her. Those were thoughts he shouldn’t be having right now and he knew that.
“You want me to spy on somebody for you?” He didn’t see a ring, not even a tan line from where a ring would have been, so he assumed she wasn’t married. Usually women like her, sophisticated and vulnerable, came to him to expose a cheating husband.
“No. Not really. I want to hire you to find out who killed me.”
Now he knew her flaw. The woman was as loony as the day is long. “I think you need the kind of help I can’t provide.”