A dash of Bond, a measure of Die Hard, and a shot of Agents Irish and Whiskey make up this action-packed holiday cocktail featuring AIW’s Mel and Danny
True love perseveres in this Agents Irish and Whiskey spin-off novella from author Layla Reyne
Former FBI agent Melissa “Mel” Cruz spent years skirting the line between life and death, knowing the next assignment might be her last. Back from overseas and eager to enjoy life outside the Bureau, she’s ready to give Danny Talley a Christmas Eve he’ll never forget.
A proven asset in high-stakes missions, Danny’s known for having the skill and brains to get the job done. When the Talley flagship is hijacked during the company holiday party, he’ll do anything to save his family, his love and everything they’ve all worked so hard to build. But their enemies have a secondary protocol—leave no survivors—and that plan is already in play.
Navigating through a tangled web of lies and betrayal, Mel and Danny race against the clock to retake the ship before their future goes up in flames. As the seconds tick down, they’re forced to face their greatest fear—losing each other.
“But seriously, Daniel, you did good today. You kept your cool.”
It was all he could do not to preen under her praise, and the way his given name rolled off her tongue. “Well, I couldn’t look like the hapless civilian next to James Bond and M.”
She twirled the stem of the flute with her delicate, deadly fingers. “I did always have a fondness for Bollinger.”
He stretched out an arm over the seat back behind her, and she didn’t flinch or move away, but rather leaned into it. He took that as a sign, a very good one. “Think you might be developing a fondness for me, M?”
“I don’t know, Q, maybe.” She smirked, affectionate and playful, and Danny thought maybe that was the second he fell.
The next second, when her lips met his, he was gone for good.
Author Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bi-coastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.