Find more from this author on:
About the author:
I am a professor, writer, reader, mom, and wife. I try to keep busy — I get bored easily! I wrote my first story when I was nine, about my little sister, and even fashioned it into a little booklet!
What inspired you to write your book?
My hubby is a cop, and he comes home with these crazy stories! I started writing them down and crafting romances around the stories, and that led to the Men in Uniform series!
Here is a short sample from the book:
“Have you worked these events before?” He took another sip as he waited for her answer.
“Yeah,” she repeated. “I work for the city, in Parks and Rec, so I get drafted for these events all the time. Part of the job, as I’m sure you are familiar?” She gestured to his uniform. Jaden nodded.
“Yep. I get to sign up for my shift though. I don’t have to work it unless I want to. Most cops don’t like special events if it’s on their day off. More overtime, you know? But this would be a normal shift for me, and this way I get overtime. And with the holidays coming up . . .” He let his words drift off, but Jena knew his meaning and nodded.
“Lucky for you,” she pouted, those pinkish lips tightening into a dainty pucker. His body jolted, wanting to kiss those lips. He quickly shifted his gaze to her eyes, trying to distract himself. “I have to work this shift, and I don’t get any extra!”
Her expression changed, that bright smile replacing her pout. “But I only have to work until eight. Then I get to retire the apron and enjoy the last hour or so and see Santa. It’s not all bad.”
Jaden tipped his cup to her again. “Well, I have to work the whole event, and close it out. So, I will probably be back here before it gets busy to get a refill. And after you’re done and rushing out to catch Santa, wave if you see me. I’ll be over near the beer tent anyway.”
He rolled his eyes at his own comment, and Jena laughed, a light tinkling that made Jaden smile even wider. The more time he spent chatting with her, the more he wanted to stay. But duty called. He finished his coffee and handed her the cup when she reached for it.
“Thanks for the coffee. I feel recharged. Thanks for the conversation, and be sure to say ‘Hi’ if you see me out there.” He hoped she would take his suggestion. He definitely wanted to get to know her more.
Jena evidently did catch his suggestion. She gave him a coy side smile. “Oh, I will, Officer,” she promised.