Shiver by Heather Slade Excerpt


Shiver by Heather Slade

Military Intelligence Section 6

Release Date: January 14, 2019



Make me shiver . . .Thornton “Shiver” Whittaker, Marquess of Wells and MI6 agent, put his life and that of his colleagues on the line to negotiate Orina “Losha” Kuznetsov’s freedom from United Russia. But now that the $10 million bounty has been removed from the beautiful but deadly Russian assassin’s head, she not only refuses to come out of hiding, she refuses to have anything to do with him.Shiver has always put MI6 first, even before hisfamily, who, with his father on his deathbed, is insisting he return to England and fulfill his duty as marquess to take over as Duke of Bedfordshire when his father dies.But the woman he loves isn’t in England. He isn’t sure where she is, but he has tofind her and convince her to spend her life with him.It isn’t just that Orina Kuznetsov is afraid that United Russia won’t hold up their end of the bargain, there’s another secret Shiver can never find out and that’s what keeps her from giving in to him.


When Orina came out of the bathroom, Shiver was sitting in a chair by the bed. He was shirtless, but he’d put his trousers on.

“Come here,” he said, holding his hand out.



She walked closer and let him pull her onto his lap.

“I don’t care about whether you are able to have a baby or not,” he said, nuzzling her neck.

“I don’t believe you.”

“I’m not lying to you, Losha. It’s you I love. Whatever life brings or doesn’t, as long as we’re together, we’ll make it work.”

When she tried to move away, Shiver held her tighter.

“We aren’t together, Shiver. We don’t share a life. Every few months, we share a bed.”

Shiver ran his finger from her chin, down her neck, and into the opening of her robe. “I’ll do whatever it takes, Losha. Say the word, and I’ll help you leave UR.”

“It isn’t that simple, and you know it.” She sighed when his lips followed the same trail his finger had.

He stood, carried her back to the bed, untied the robe’s sash, and spread it open.




About the Author


My books are filled with things that bring me joy:music, wine, skiing, families, artists, and cowboys.Not always in that order.I’m an Amazon best-selling author, and a PAN member of Romance Writers of America.I speak, teach, blog, am an executive sommelier, and all-around entrepreneur.I grew up an east coast girl, and then spent half my life on the west coast.Now my husband, our two boys, and I happily call Colorado home.




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