It’s excerpt week at Genreality. The timing couldn’t be better since I have a release this week, COPY THAT, from Harlequin Intrigue. The book focuses on twin heroes and a case of mistaken identity. Really, how can you resist that?
She’d just resigned herself to a broken arm when she saw a blur of movement behind her attacker. Black hair and stone-cold blue eyes. Six feet of lethal male machine.
Her heart slowed to a jog as the tension rushing through her eased. Everything would be okay now.
Garrett Hill had come home.
The usual military haircut and fatigues were gone, replaced by hair brushed down almost over his eyes and faded blue jeans. In the weeks away, his smile had disappeared but one thing looked the same—his strength. A tight black T-shirt stretched across his wide shoulders and chest, highlighting every muscle.
She’d never been so relieved to see anyone in her life. Her shoulders sagged and she had to fight off a smile when an openmouthed stare replaced the guy’s snarl as Garrett shoved a gun into the back of the other man’s head.
“Let the lady go, nice and slow.” Garrett reached around and grabbed the attacker’s gun.
“This isn’t over, Hill.”
“Sure feels like it is.” Garrett nodded his head at her. “Come over here.”
She didn’t even make it to the other side of the couch before the attacker lunged. He threw his body backward, aiming his head right for Garrett’s chin. Garrett shifted in time to deflect the blow, but the attacker turned around. They were face-to-face with the gun trapped between them. Both of their hands held the weapon as Garrett elbowed the other man in the side of the head.
Already injured, the attacker pulled back. Garrett used the opening to wrestle the gun away. It made a short pffft sound as he shot the attacker in the knee. The man went down with a whoosh, squealing and moaning as he dropped to the hardwood. Glass crunched under him where he rolled around.
She watched the blood stream onto the floor right before Garrett slammed his weapon against the attacker’s head, sending him into a deadly quiet sprawl.
Then Garrett was there, right in front of her. “Are you okay?”
She tried to look past Garrett’s stiff shoulders to the still body below. “Is he dead?”
“I don’t understand. Who is that?”
“I don’t—” The words died in her throat when he touched her shoulder, bringing her gaze back to him. She couldn’t remember a time in the year since she’d moved in when he’d touched her. “How can you not recognize him? He was in your house.”
“There are two things you need to know.” Garrett waited until she nodded before continuing. “First, we need to get out of here right now.”
She didn’t exactly disagree but she wanted to understand. “Don’t we need to…”
His eyebrow rose. “What?”
“I don’t know. Something.”
“Okay, then. My second point.” He held up another finger. “I’m not Garrett.”