Nava Torres’ life was one of turmoil and danger. Considered a freak of nature by her peers and hunted by the government, she never expected to find a place where she could feel safe – until she heard about a town called Magic. For the first time since her parents’ deaths, she felt awe, hope, and something even stranger – attraction to a man who could heat her blood with one look!
Special Ops Marine, Saxon Wehurst, had sworn off women – at least until he met a fiery redhead with black streaks that made him want to run his hands through the colorful tresses. There was nothing in the world that could fire up his protective instincts faster than a woman with trouble nipping at her heels and fire in her hair.
When outside forces threaten Nava and the town, Saxon and his men are more than ready to gear up to protect them both. For Saxon, it is personal – nothing stands between a Bull Dog and his mate – not even the government. Will Saxon and his men be able to protect the woman he loves and save the town, or will she be taken from him forever? Whatever happens, it is time to feel the Burn.
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Nava stopped in front of Mom’s Things, looking up at the sign before glancing back at him, seeing him coming toward her. Saxon was pretty sure he just saw a puff of smoke come out of her mouth. Is she a Dragon? He knew for a fact that she wasn’t a demon. They would have recognized each other if that was the case.
“You really want to be scorched? Because if you keep following me, I can’t promise keeping you from getting burned. I mean harmed,” she said as the local twins came running around the corner. It seemed that day was the day for everyone to run into each other, because as soon as his mate had said that, she was sitting on the sidewalk laughing. Both the boys not paying attention to where they were going had run right into her.
The boys stared at her then looked up at him as he reached down helping her up. “Boys, you know better than running on Main Street,” he said, facing the town’s little hellions.
“Sorry, Saxon, lady, but he wanted to turn Elma into a mouse. I stopped him, and he’s mad at me,” one of the brothers said, and since Saxon always had a hard time remembering who was who, he shook his head. “No one should be turning anyone into anything. What have your folks told you? Didn’t you just get ungrounded?” he asked, hearing about the last prank they had pulled on their teacher.
“How is Calamity Jane doing?” he asked the boys who looked down at the ground.
“Don’t know; she won’t talk to us. She’s a little miffed. We said sorry, and Aunt Lacey has offered to help…”
“But she won’t say anything to anyone,” the other troublemaker said, finishing his brother’s words.
“Wait, you brought back Calamity Jane, the one in the history books?” Nava asked, sounding really impressed.
“The teacher kept going on how bad she was, but we told her that she was a hero. I mean, you should see how she handles that gun, fast.” Both boys nodded their head.
“Oh my,” Nava said, giggling. “I bet your teacher was surprised.”
Saxon leaned over and whispered. “She was thankful they weren’t talking about Hitler at the time.”
Nava’s eyes got big, and she glanced back at the boys then at him. “They could do that?”
The boys giggled. “We could try…”
“NO!” Saxon yelled, making the boys jump. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to yell, but remember what you were taught about that man?” Saxon tried to reason with the boys.
“Yes, please don’t do that. The thought of that sick man running around…” She shivered running her hands up her arms.
Both boys shook their heads, promising they wouldn’t, as they ran off as their mother yelled at them down Main Street from in front of their diner.
Nava shook her head as the door to the store opened up, and Ringo stepped out onto the sidewalk.
“Everything okay,” he asked and looked down the street seeing the boys, moaning. “Please tell me they didn’t do another spell.”
Nava giggled next to him, and he smiled. “No, at least I hope not. But I think I’ll have a talk with their father, just to make sure they don’t try to bring Hitler back.”
“What?” Ringo glared toward the boys in question. “I swear those boys are worse than any of us were when we were their age,” he grumbled.
“Ha, that’s what you say. Did you forget about the time you and your brother wanted to see the whale in Moby Dick?” his mother said, coming outside to join them. “Matter of fact, I think I still have the harpoon the two of you bought for it,” she said, winking at them. “Hi, I’m Darla, ‘Mom’ of this establishment. Were you coming in to do some shopping?” she asked Nava, holding out her hand to Nava.
Nava placed her tiny hand on Darla’s, smiling. “I love the story, and yes. I just rented an apartment here and have nothing in the means of furniture. I was hoping you might have at least a bed or something.”
“So, you’re new to town, how interesting,” Ringo said, taking her hand next, raising it up and placing a kiss on her wrist.
“Watch it, Ringo?” Saxon growled, reaching up and pulling her hand away from him.
Ringo’s smile grew. “The Bull Dog has found someone that interests him, oh what fun we are going to have.”