Eos held up the medscope. “Shirt off.”
“Always knew you’d eventually be getting me out of my clothes.” He shot her a lopsided grin.
The man had serious charm when he deigned to use it. She reminded herself he’d been flirting with the trollop of a fortune-teller.
As his skin turned from purple back to his normal tan, she realized she was standing in the V of his strong legs, her face inches from his bare chest and abdomen. Damn, but he was put together nicely. Toned but lean. Sinewy muscles earned from hard work, not paid for in a shaping salon.
“You did a great job out there. Didn’t once lose your cool,” he said.
“Aren’t you going to thank me for rescuing you?”
She snorted. “I was doing a fine job of rescuing myself. But consider me patching you up as thanks.”
“I could get used to you fixing me up.” His voice was raspy.
She looked up and he glanced away. “Before Darc showed up—”
“Let’s just leave it.”
“No.” She waited until those aquamarine eyes met hers. “You just jump into life. Take risks I would never even dream about. I like to measure things, mull them over. I don’t leap.”
He was silent, his eyes considering. “I think I’m all better, Doc.”
She straightened. “Right.”
“But feel free to keep looking. I like it when you look at me.”
Her gaze snapped to his face. “Women look at you all the time. Like Ms. I’ll-tell-you-your-destiny.”
“Yeah, but I’ve never really cared that much if they did or not.”
They stared at each other and Eos felt every hard thud of her heart.
Dr. Eos Rai has spent a lifetime dedicated to her mother’s dream of finding the long lost Mona Lisa. When Eos uncovers tantalizing evidence of Star’s End—the last known location of the masterpiece—she’s shocked when her employer, the Galactic Institute of Historic Preservation, turn its back on her. Left with no choice, Eos must trust the most notorious treasure hunter in the galaxy; a man she finds infuriating, annoying and far too tempting.
Dathan Phoenix can sniff out relics at a stellar mile. With his brothers by his side, he takes the adventures that suit him and refuses to become a lazy, bitter failure like his father. When the gorgeous Eos Rai comes looking to hire him, he knows she’s trouble, but he’s lured into a hunt that turns into a wild and dangerous adventure. As Eos and Dathan are pushed to their limits, they discover treasure isn’t the only thing they’re drawn to…but how will their desire survive when Dathan demands the Mona Lisa as his payment?
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