Mercedes is a woman who knows what she wants. She’s built a thriving business, never asked anyone for help, and has no intention of doing so. That is, until two diametrically opposed events impact her life. Zane and Ash are identical twins who’ve decided now is the time to make Mercedes their own. Unfortunately, a ménage à trois is the last thing on her mind because she’s recently become the target of a serial killer.
After two of her workers are brutally murdered, all evidence indicates Mercedes is the killers next victim. Zane and Ash must close ranks to protect the woman they love. With their mercenary background and help from the police and their old boss, the two men set out to catch a killer while at the same time luring Mercedes to their bed. But this mission is unlike any they’ve encountered before. Not only is Mercedes stubbornly defiant of their plan, the emotional connection they feel to her could destroy both men should they not succeed in keeping her alive.
Will Mercedes allow Ash and Zane to break down the walls she’s built around her heart over the last twenty years? Or could the clash of three dominant wills be all the killer needs to see her dead?
Switching Mercedes is book 3 in the Wylde Shore Series.
Mercedes walked to the door ready to receive yet another bunch of flowers. Why death and floral arrangements went hand in hand she couldn’t fathom. Nor could she comprehend people’s need to send the flowers to her, although since Samantha had no family Mercedes probably constituted the closest thing to a parent the young woman had. She blinked her surprise as her mind tried to compute the vision before her.
A large furry teddy bear with the most arrogant looking face of any stuffed creature she’d seen stared at her. A white card hung from the bright purple ribbon around its neck. The envelope read ‘For my Sweetheart’. Mercedes frowned and glared at the grumpy-faced creature, deciding whether to slam the door in its face. The bear initially appeared to be shaking, however, on further inspection, she noticed a smallish man with a terrified look on his face standing behind it. Either the guy had a serious case of Parkinson’s disease or he was still recovering from meeting Zane Reynolds.
“I have a delivery for M…Miss H…Harris S…Shore?” Parkinson’s and a stutter, this guy really had his back to the wall.
“I don’t want it.” Mercedes kept her voice firm. The courier lowered the bear and looked pleadingly over its head.
“He said you’d say that and informed me to tell you that you have to accept his gift or else. He also said he’d know if I didn’t give it to you.” The man looked around the open space of her front yard, apparently checking to see if someone were spying on them.
“Really?” What was Zane playing at? “Here’s an idea. Take the bear with you, drop it in a charity bin, and when he calls to see if the delivery went okay, tell him I said thanks.” The courier started shaking his head before she finished speaking.
“No, he said you’d suggest something like that and I’m to tell you…oh god…” The man winced slightly. “He said… ‘Deception is unbecoming in a lady.’ Please take the bear, Miss.” The little man held the bear out toward her, a pained expression still on his face. What had that big oaf done to make this guy so afraid?
“I’m sorry if he scared you but take it back to him, I really don’t—”
“He said if you didn’t take the bear from me then he’d come around here and deliver it himself.” The words rushed out as he reaffirmed his desire to be rid of the animal by thrusting it closer toward her.
Even when he was absent Zane was still persistently annoying. She snatched the bear from the courier. “Okay, I have the bear, now go and find somewhere to have a stiff drink and calm down.”
“Oh wait, there’s one more thing.” Mercedes leaned against the doorjamb, hugging the bear to her side, and glared at the annoying servant of the devil. She didn’t notice the man’s cell phone until it was too late. The clicking noise her only indication he’d taken a picture. The little man turned on his heels and bolted for the street yelling his parting remark. “He wanted a photo as proof I gave it to you. Thank you.”
Son of a bitch.
* Switching Mercedes is a contemporary, romantic suspense novel and book three in the Wylde Shore Series, however, it can be read as a stand-alone novel. The story contains erotic sex scenes, BDSM elements, and a M/F/M romantic pairing. Note: There is no sexual relationship between siblings. *