EXCERPT! Hard to Fight by Bella Jewel

EXCERPT!  Hard to Fight by Bella Jewel

by Bella Jewel
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Published by St. Martin's Press

Hardtofight
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Grace is a bounty hunter who wants to be taken seriously, but her boss refuses to believe that a woman can bring down a dangerous criminal. She finally gets a chance to prove herself when she’s given the case of a lifetime: capture Raide Knox and bring him to justice.

Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run…and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won’t be easy. He’s not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she’s ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure…it’s going to be a case they will never forget.
**Hard To Fight is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**

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“I’m freaking out, Kady,” I whisper down the phone. “How the hell am I supposed to get

“With your mind,” she says with amusement in her voice. “And your body.”

“Don’t you see? You’re looking at this all wrong. You’re expecting to be able to just go

over and drag him in but you can’t do that. Whether you like it or not, you don’t have the

physical power to bring a man his size in. So start thinking outside the box.”

She’s piqued my interest. “Go on. . . .”

She huffs as if my question is completely unwarranted. “Seduce him.”

I laugh nervously. “Kady, I met him and basically abused him for being a player. Then I

told him girls like me never sleep with men like him, and now you’re asking me to approach him

and try to make him believe I’m interested?”

I close my eyes. “Yeah, that’s not going to happen.”

“What are you going to do, then?” she challenges. “Waltz up to him and order him to

come in? He’ll run before you get your damned gun from your purse.”

I laugh. “I know how to use my gun, thank you very much—I’m just not allowed to use it

“Seriously, Gracie,” she says, softer now. “Think about it. You seduce him, get him

interested, then you set him up. You could do something as simple as making him drop you to

She makes a really good point.

“He’s not just going to grow an attraction to me overnight.”

“What?” She giggles. “A man isn’t just going to fall at your feet? Gasp. But seriously,

that man was undressing you with his eyes. I don’t think you’ll have a problem.”

I snort. “Shut up—he was not.”

“He was so, and you can do it. I know you can. Just drop the charm on him, and you’ll

It’s actually not a bad idea. It would be an easy way of getting Raide in without alerting

him or having to wrestle him. I might be trained, but a man his size wouldn’t be easy to move.

Being a bounty hunter isn’t always easy. We have to track down criminals and bring them in for

their trials, things like that. It isn’t always a walk in the park, a good deal of them run or attempt

to assault us, so we’re always on our feet.

“I’ll think about it, but it is a good plan.”

I hear her clap and squeal. “While you’re at it, get some of that fine ass for yourself.”

“I think that’s against the code. . . .”

“Not if it’s kept secret.” She’s grinning—I can hear it in her voice.

I laugh, flopping down onto my couch. “You’re a rebel, Kady…” 

…I hang up and lean back against the soft cushions of the couch. Seduce Raide Knox,

prove my team wrong, and get the chance to expand my career. It all sounds simple, but I have

no doubt whatsoever that it won’t be. Raide is a hard man, and he’s going to think I’m a great big

joke when I turn up, trying to seduce him. I can only hope he’s seducible.

Things are about to get interesting.

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