The Blue Lion

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When life and death hang in the balance, will Dr. Hart be able to save his wife?

Dr. Hart adores his wife and is known to gently push Meg’s boundaries when he knows it is for her own good. Keeping her safe is his priority. When their friends go missing and it seems as if she is the next target, will he be able to save her when the killer strikes again?

Publisher’s Note: This steamy contemporary romantic mystery contains a theme of power exchange.

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Sample Chapter

Meg closed her eyes and smiled as Matt’s arms enfolded her from behind.

He began to nuzzle her neck. “You look gorgeous tonight. Yes, you heard me. And don’t look at me with those big blue eyes as if you don’t believe me. That short black dress goes perfect with your dark hair. I’ve a good mind to ditch the reunion and take you to bed.” His hand slid up under her dress, and she danced away from him.

“Matt, I can’t. We’ll be late. There won’t be another class reunion for ten years.”

“Five minutes.”

She turned back toward him and raised up on her tiptoes to kiss his cheek. “Perhaps we could wait until we get home and make it five hours?”

He sighed, wrapping one arm about her waist and holding her to him. “Then you shouldn’t look so tempting. All right, princess. You get your way. This time.” His hand reached around her, cupping a cheek firmly and squeezing. Meg squealed.

Tilting her face upward, she gave him a chaste kiss.

His arms tightened. “Think I’ll let you get away with that, do you?”

She grinned as he moved one hand to the back of her neck and brought her closer. The other caressed her, drifting down to her bottom. What began as feather-light kisses covering her neck and then her face, turned to ones of possession that stirred her to her very soul. He invaded powerfully with his tongue, and hers danced with his, inviting.

She moaned. “You’re convincing. Five minutes.”

“Oh no, young lady. This is just a taste. I’ve changed my mind. I’ll take my five hours, beginning the minute I get you back home. Be warned.”

A giggle escaped, and his hard hand popped her bottom.

“Ouch! You’re incorrigible,” she whispered.

“And you’re a tease. What time is this thing tonight over?”

She looked up into the handsome face above her. His combination of dark hair and stunning brown eyes sent shivers through her every time she looked at him, even after two years of marriage. Matt was so good to her, and she appreciated his willingness to accompany her to the ten-year reunion more than she could express. She shouldn’t have been this nervous. Remembering his question, she gulped. “Midnight, but people will probably begin to leave about ten-thirty. I think I’ll be ready to go by then.”

Matt looked down at her with a warning glance. “Ten-thirty it is, then. Enjoy your friends, princess, because that’s all the time you’ll get. You don’t have to stay with me every minute, but I do insist on a dance or two. And,” he gave her a wink, “I’ll be there if you need me. Don’t let anyone make you feel intimidated. You’ll be the most dazzling girl there. Just one more thing.”

Meg looked up. She knew what was coming.

“I still think you should wear your glasses. I know, you think you look better in your contacts, but you lose them way too easily. And that dress is too short for you to be down on your hands and knees searching through the carpet for a lens.”

“But I already have them in. I could put the glasses in my purse just in case.” Her voice had a bargaining ring to it, and he frowned.

“All right. Have it your way. Let’s go.”

Meg moved quickly down the stairs ahead of him and grabbed her purse.

She didn’t even think of it again until they were halfway to the country club. Her glasses had remained on the vanity, at home.

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2 reviews for The Blue Lion

  1. Stats23

    If you enjoy first class murder mysteries you are in for a real treat with this book. New author (at least to me) Tessa Carr has crafted a very well laid out plot of the murder and disappearances of the members of a former group of high school cheerleaders, collectively known as the smashing seven. The characters are well developed and well defined and the principal suspect is easy to identify. However, in a true mystery the obvious suspects are never the real culprits….., or are they? This page turner will keep you in suspense right through to the epilogue. As an added bonus, there are a few spankings and some sweet (yet surprisingly erotic) sex. A great first book, and I look forward to Book 2. 4 Stars.
    I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  2. Redrabbitt

    My applaud to Ms. Tessa Carr for an amazing page-turning thriller. The story has a large number of characters to keep up with; is a mystery, suspense, with danger, and more. It is also a story that is the relationship of several couples, but especially of Dr. Matthew Hart and his wife, Meg.

    The story will start with Meg anxiously preparing for her ten-year high school reunion and then attending and meeting up with most of her friends. As one of the cheerleaders, she is part of a group of girls that were dubbed, the smashing seven. Ten years later, and there is still cattiness by one, and the more that Matt sees and learns, the less he is amused.

    “One of my responsibilities, princess, is to keep you safe. It’s one I treasure. But in order to do that, you have to be honest with me. Doesn’t that make sense?”

    The plot will include the missing of one of the smashing seven who didn’t attend the reunion, and then lunch invitation to Heather’s restaurant, The Blue Lion. Soon after, the horrific death of Chelsea has everyone on edge, and then one by one, the girls are coming up missing. It is enough to have Matthew and his wife, Meg, and Dr. Scott Stone and his wife, Nikki, to accept a safe place at the home of Lieutenant Mason Wallace and his wife, Stacy, who attended school with them.

    The chemistry between Matt and Meg is a beautiful love story that includes a D/s DD marriage. He gently pushes her boundaries when he knows it is for her own good. I love the way he talks to her, encourages her, and there is no doubt, he adores her. Keeping her safe is his priority when the girls go missing—and after what happened to Chelsea, he knows this killer is dangerous.

    The story will keep the reader guessing, in suspense, and on edge as life and death hangs in the balance. Will the killer strike again? With the disappearances of several of the smashing seven, who will be the next target? Will the case be solved before it is too late?

    With this being a new series, Cape Danger, I look forward to the next story.

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