Favorite Scene from Flash of Fury
Thanks, Lori, for having me today! One of my favorite things to do is chat about my favorite scenes. Each book I’ve written has one and Flash of Fury is no different. I did struggle though—usually each book has a standout and with Flash of Fury there were a few for me. This story holds a big piece of my heart because of the characters, King and Allie. Writing them was a joy so allow me to share my favorite scene with you.
How do I set it up? Allie Redding, lover of manis, pedis, and hot, salty McDonald’s French fries, is now in the care of Kingston McNally who is doing his damndest to keep her safe from the man currently trying to run her to ground. He’s having a devil of a time and in my favorite scene, King is watching her as she sleeps and coming to grip with the fact that she’s got a hold on him he’s having a hard time fighting. She pushes all his buttons and she does it in a way he’s neither comfortable nor experienced with. Did I mention Allie loves fries? McDonald’s fries to be specific and in this scene King has done something simply to make her smile. It gives you a really good indication that to his core, Kingston McNally is an amazing man willing to do whatever necessary to take care of the woman who has snagged something of him he may not be able to get back.
She’d burrowed inside him so easily that a piece of him, a big piece, balked at the thought.
Speak of the devil, and she shall awaken, King thought, a smile tugging at his lips.
“What makes you think something is wrong?” he asked, turning and meeting her gaze.
“You’re just standing there, staring out the window,” she responded.
“I’m not allowed to do that?”
She sat up carefully, making sure to pull the sheet around her. He mourned the loss of his view of her skin.
“Do what you want,” she said, and her voice sent needles of need through his groin. Soft, husky…she’d kill him with it.
Shrugging, he walked to the bar on the wall opposite the windows. He pulled out the food he’d brought back and threw it in the microwave. After warming it for about thirty seconds, he put it on a plate and walked back to her.
Her eyes widened, and she gasped.
“Is that what I think it is?” she whispered.
He smiled at the awe in her voice. “You were asleep when I brought them back hours ago—but I figure warmed-up fries are better than no fries at all.”
Her smile was worth every bad thing he’d ever done that had led him to this place. That smile lit him right the hell up, made his hands clench, and made his *bleep* even harder. She licked her lips, reached reverently for one of the long, slender fries on the plate, and he thought he might need to look away.
“Do I need to give you two a minute?” he asked, barely masking his smile.
Her gaze rose to meet his, and there was the imp that lived beneath the strong shell of the woman he was coming to know. “A minute isn’t nearly long enough.”
He left the plate in her hands and turned around quickly, putting distance between them before he said to hell with the fries and *bleep* her six ways from Sunday. She didn’t call him back, just dug right into the fries and didn’t come up for air until they were all gone.
He wondered if she’d lick the plate before she shot him a glance, and he knew for a fact that’s what had been on her mind. Imp.
So there you have it—one of my very favorite scenes from Flash of Fury. I hope King and Ally blow you away. Their connection made their story a joy to write and I hope you enjoy it too!
Their spark is immediate
Kingston McNally lost men when someone betrayed his team, and now he's out for retribution. His quest for the enemy's courier leads him to Cameroon and Allie Redding, a petite Peace Corps volunteer as stubborn as she is brave. Their attraction is immediate, but Allie has secrets of her own…and she's not giving them up easily.
But their secrets could burn them both
Allie's life has been spent hiding in plain sight, but she's had enough of her cloak-and-dagger existence. On her way home, her plane is hijacked-and King saves her life. But that doesn't mean she owes him anything…even if he is the most damnably sexy man she's ever laid eyes on. He's got black ops and secrets written all over him, and trust is a two-way street.
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Lea Griffith began sneaking to read her mother’s romance novels at a young age. She cut her teeth on the greats: McNaught, Woodiwiss, and Garwood. A firm believer that love makes the world go round, she still consumes every romance book she can put her hands on, but now she writes her own.
Lea lives with her husband and three teenage daughters in rural Georgia. Two dogs, a cat, and a beta fish named Coddy George complete a family that is always in motion. When not working at the EDJ, she’s usually at her keyboard, using every spare second to write. Science fiction, paranormal and contemporary romance, oh my! Nothing is off-limits when it comes to her writing.