Teaser Week: Take Two

Force-Becca_Jameson-500x800A second tease from my new release, Force, coming your way…

He frowned. “Are you on the run from someone?” And then he held up a hand. “Never mind. That’s your business. As long as you don’t do anything illegal under my roof, I don’t care. Got it?”
She nodded. “I’m just looking for a change. Nothing illegal.” If you don’t count the fact that the Russian mafia is after me.
He’d stared at her for a moment and then nodded. “Fair enough.” He reminded her of her dad, a no-nonsense guy who ran his business like a ship. If anyone got out of line, she knew they would be gone. His hair was graying at the temples, and he wore a pair of reading glasses on the bridge of his nose while he held her application. That part was comical when combined with the tattoos running up and down his arms and the leather vest he wore over a cut-off, black T-shirt.
If he weren’t standing inside the messy office of a slightly seedy, off-the-beaten-path bar, she would never suspect he owned such an establishment.
A smile spread across Gill’s face. He set a hand on Lauren’s shoulder. “I think you and I will get along fine.” He righted himself to his full height—five ten if she had to guess—and walked her to the front door.