Tori Hunter continuously labored solo, yet in Samantha Kennedy she chanced on a associate, in additional methods than one. Casey O'Connor isn't really extremely joyful to profit that she has a brand new accomplice at the manner. it has been challenging adequate to transition from operating with stay sufferers to lifeless ones. Now Leslie Turner goes to decelerate the method.

specialist accountability trumps own matters because the detectives concentrate on their most recent case, a killer whose collection of sufferer is solitary ladies. The research increases loads of questions round the killer's potential and possibilities. Leslie will be satisfied if the questions stopped there, yet she's additionally thinking about why she'd really spend time with those women--specifically Casey--than along with her fiance.

Casey might additionally wish to keep on with enterprise, yet because the case intensifies she unearths herself additionally staring at Tori and Sam and pondering how they stability their public personas and personal passions. Figuring it out is a unnecessary workout, she tells herself, simply because that sort of lightning cannot in all probability strike two times.

Partners concludes the sequence that begun with the chart-topping bestseller Hunter's Way, and persevered with the Lambda Literary and Golden Crown finalist In the identify of the Father -- with the hot depth that purely Gerri Hill can convey.

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Kiss me. " Casey stared at her lips. was once it a command? Or had she merely imagined it? yet no, Leslie's lips parted, Leslie's hand at her neck guided her, beckoning her. She did not face up to. She took what used to be provided. She simply wasn't ready for the softness, for the aching sweetness that greeted her. She moaned. Or used to be it Leslie? She lifted her head, staring into these darkish eyes that have been swimming in hope, brooding about if Leslie's concepts have been as jumbled as her personal in the interim. yet then Leslie pulled her backpedal, and a fireplace used to be ignited. Her mouth opened, her tongue challenging access, and Leslie complied, her fingers roaming freely, pulling Casey tight opposed to her. Any restraint she used to be clinging to vanished as her personal arms slipped all the way down to Leslie's hips, greedy her, pulling her challenging opposed to her physique. She felt Leslie's arms digging into her again, heard the approximately primal sounds coming from her throat as their hips melded jointly. She pulled her mouth away, wanting to respire, desiring to imagine, yet Leslie's thighs parted, and she or he misplaced her will to imagine. She clutched Leslie's hips, pulling her tough opposed to her leg, imagining the wetness she might locate there as Leslie flooring herself opposed to her. Mentally they were not prepared, no, yet God, bodily, they have been approximately to blow up. while used to be the final time she'd felt this sort of fireplace from kissing a girl? They have been so shut, clinging to one another, she wasn't even yes the place her physique ended and Leslie's all started. but if Leslie lifted her blouse and he or she felt the cool evening air opposed to her dermis, whilst she felt the burning heat of Leslie's arms as they crept better, she knew they need to cease. She might inform by way of Leslie's activities that her physique had taken over her brain, overriding her sensibilities as their ardour raged. yet this wasn't how she sought after their first time to be, a moved quickly come across out on her deck, as though they have been sneaking round, as though it was once a few kind of an affair. No. She sought after Leslie with the intention to supply herself freely, now not need to believe in charge for making love so hurriedly simply because their have to contact had turn into an excessive amount of. So she tore her mouth from Leslie's, taking her arms and retaining them among their our bodies, attempting to nonetheless her racing center. "Oh, God," Leslie whispered. "I'm sorry. I--" "Shhh, no. And preventing has not anything to do with being gallant on my half. " She bent her head, flippantly brushing Leslie's lips along with her personal back. "I simply didn't wish our first time to be like this. " Leslie stepped away, her eyes wild. "I thoroughly misplaced my brain there. " She attempted to grin. "I knew it'd be like that with you. I knew my physique could react like that. " She walked to the railing, leaning over, catching her breath. "I've by no means sought after a person rather a lot prior to like that. " She became again round. "I idea i might be afraid. " "Afraid of me? " "Afraid of this," she stated. "Of us. " "We can take it as gradual as you would like, Les. " She smiled. "Slow? i do not believe my physique is familiar with that note. " She straightened. "I may still pass. sooner than we... " Casey nodded.

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