An Exclusive Excerpt from A Hunted Man
by Jaime Reese
He walked into his favorite diner and breathed a sigh of relief as he got a whiff of freshly baked cookies.
“Afternoon, Hunter. Turkey today?”
He nodded. “Thanks, Bill.”
Something was different. Incredibly different than yesterday it seemed. He looked around casually and observed the changes.
“Don’t take this the wrong way, but this is probably the cleanest I’ve ever seen this place. You got rid of the boxes and…wait a minute, is that an espresso machine back there?” Hunter said with a wicked grin.
Bill scowled. “Don’t you start with me on that, too. We’ve got a coffee guy, you can hound him about it,” he said then focused on finishing the sandwich.
“Coffee guy?” he asked with piqued interest.
“Yeah, he started today. He’s out back with Lucy rearranging her workspace.” Bill walked over to the register with the sandwich on a tray and filled a cup with coffee with the usual mix. “I know you hate this stuff.”
Hunter feigned offense. “I don’t hate your stuff.”
Bill laughed. “I don’t know how you do it in court because you’re a horrible liar. I know you hate my coffee. It’s the only explanation for someone having that much cream and sugar with a tiny splash of coffee in it.”
Hunter squirmed. “I do love your sandwiches,” he said as he bent to view the display of baked goods, hoping to hide his embarrassment in the process.
“Good save. Maybe our coffee guy can figure out how to make a coffee you like that is actually coffee and not some sugar lava. Hey, Cam,” Bill yelled.
Hunter closed his eyes as the smooth voice unexpectedly weakened him. He felt as if he’d just been punched in the gut…repeatedly, then kicked in the balls a few times for good measure. Those two simple words in that firm yet silky tone attacked every muscle in his body.
He opened his eyes and tried to calm his racing pulse. Thank God for the clear glass that allowed him to peer through and watch the casual gait of the man as he approached, then turned to face the older, obviously shorter man. Hunter was hypnotized, tracing the perfect curve of the ass in profile, showcased for him through the dessert display case. How appropriate. Hunter took a deep breath and slowly straightened from his bent position to meet the new hire.
Hunter raked his gaze up the man’s body, wishing the guy had worn a tighter shirt that would leave less to the imagination. He was young, a hair under six feet and lean with just the right amount of muscle. Hunter’s vivid imagination ran wild as he scanned every inch of this man and his pale skin. He glanced upward to see the dark, sandy brown hair hang lazily over the man’s eyes. Hunter’s gaze halted once it was met with the brightest blue eyes he had ever seen staring back at him.
About A Hunted Man
After surviving ten years in prison, Cameron Pierce is attempting to put the past behind him. He tries to adjust to his newfound freedom with a place at the halfway house and a job. But one lesson he learned in prison keeps him guarded: hope is a dangerous thing.
Hunter Donovan, Assistant State Attorney, is a man of justice who loves a challenge. After a lifetime of putting his career first, a milestone brings him to a harsh realization—he’s lonely.
Hunter’s world changes when he meets Cam. The wary young man intrigues him and awakens a desire unlike anything he’s ever experienced. When Cam’s past resurfaces and threatens to rip them apart, their budding relationship is challenged and Cam’s hope for a future begins to dim.
These outside forces hunting Cam will stop at nothing to send him back to prison. But they’ll have to get past Hunter first.
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Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.
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