Croc and the Fox (Furry United Coalition, #3)

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Genre: Paranormal/Shapeshifter Romance

Warning: An ornery croc discovers he does have a pulse when a hot to trot fox decides to latch on, and never let go. Tongue in cheek humor, sizzling moments and a tiny, evil villain await. Muahahaha.

A career military man, Viktor lives for the next mission – and his collection of weapons — but a raid on an experimental lab makes him an unwilling protector, mostly because he can’t peel Renee off. A cold blooded croc, he never intended to settle down, but he didn’t count on a foxy lady warming his heart.

The world outside the laboratory was a big scary place. Unsure of how to deal with it, Renee latches onto the biggest, baddest, and sexiest, warrior around. Sharp toothed and with ice in his veins, Viktor’s violent side should have sent her running, but instead, she finds the courage to face her fears –and tame the lizard.

When danger comes knocking, with the intention of turning her lizard into a high priced fashion accessory, will Renee embrace her foxy side and show a croc she’s got what it takes to be his mate?

And will they finally vanquish the evil known as mastermind?

 

Book order for the Furry United Coalition Series (also known as FUC).

*For complete reader enjoyment, it is recommended you read the books in order.

Excerpt: (18+)


When he finally served them dinner, he placed her plate at one end of the dining table, and his at the other. With about eight feet of wood between them – not including the extra inches in his pants – he relaxed a little, until he choked at her next question.

“Is my body repulsive?”

A coughing fit, a drink of water and a few deep breaths later, he managed to say, “What did you say?”

“I asked if my body was repulsive. Or inadequate.”

Nope. He’d heard her right. “Why would you ask that?”

“Well, while in the dungeon, I was the only one the guards never propositioned. Even the blob got some action. And then, in the shower, I thought you were going to kiss me, but you didn’t.”

How to explain he found her too attractive. “You’re a beautiful woman. But kissing you would be wrong.”

“Why?”

“Because you’re a victim.”

She cocked her head and regarded him with curiosity. “But you rescued me, so I’m not anymore.”

“You’re still adjusting to the real world.”

“Isn’t sex a part of that? Or is it taboo? Are there some cultural issues I should be aware of? I know the books I read when younger talked of marriage. Is that why you wouldn’t kiss me?”

Why, oh why, did he have to have this conversation? “Not everyone gets married before having sex. As for our culture, some people think intercourse is something to be shared only with someone very special. Others indulge for the pleasure of it. It depends on the person.”

“What group do you belong to?”

Where was an enemy to shoot him when he needed one? “Do we need to talk about this?”

Golden eyes perused him. “Am I making you uncomfortable? I don’t mean to. I just have so many questions.”

“This is something you should talk about with another woman.”

“But I don’t know another woman. And I trust you.” Her eyes suddenly widened in shock. “Is the reason you didn’t kiss me because you are married to someone? Do you already have a mate?”

“No.” He could see his terse reply didn’t answer the question in her eyes. “I didn’t kiss you because you’re not only a mission, you’re – you’re too young.” At twelve years difference, plus her naivety from her incarceration, she deserved better than old croc like him, even if he could put the younger men to shame with his strength and skill. And he didn’t mean just in battle.

She puffed out her chest. “I’m twenty six. Well past the age most women discover their sexuality.”

“And how would you know that?”

“Amelie said she lost her virginity at sixteen. That it’s almost unheard of for women in their twenties to have never been with a man.”

“And who is Amelie?”

“She used to live in the cell next to mine until they moved her to another faculty.”

“Your friend was wrong. There’s nothing wrong with being inexperienced at your age.” By the swamp, it made her hotter.

“But I don’t want to be inexperienced. Can’t you teach me?”

Hell yes! Wait, no. “Renee, you can’t just proposition a man like that.”

“Why not? I want to learn. You said you’d teach me.” There went that stubborn lip of hers, jutting out adorably again.

Despite the innocence of her demand, he couldn’t help a surge of lust. “I said I’d teach you to fight not to…” Get naked and cry his name as he brought her to orgasm. “Listen, when you and your friend had this talk, did she also explain that people tend to choose someone closer to their age to be intimate with?” Dammit. Would someone please kill him now? He so didn’t want to have this conversation.

“What does age have to do with it?”

“That’s just how it is. If you decide to get involved with someone,” over his dead, reptilian body, “then you should do so with someone young like yourself. Not old like me.”

“You don’t look old.”

The compliment shouldn’t have pleased him. But it did. He squashed his preening pleasure. “I am though. Enough of this conversation. It’s not appropriate. Eat.”

She stopped the questions, the oral kind at any rate, but as she ate, he caught her stares. When the meal finally ended, and he spotted her yawning, he jumped on the chance to put her to bed. Alone. Cold blooded creatures didn’t snuggle. Ever.

Editor: Brandi Buckwine

Cover Artist: Amanda Kelsey – www.razzdazzdesign.com

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