by Allie K. Adams

Friends and Foes, eh? Boy do I have a story for you! I love writing stories! Then again, that’s what I do. 🙂 I love telling this story. It’s how I met the hubs. It never ceases to get laughs whenever I tell it.

So I met the hubs about 25 years ago when we both raced jeeps off-road. I fell in love with this one jeep, “Double Trouble.” It was blue and gold and full of awesome. This guy drives by and I swear to God, it’s Randy Johnson (look him up–quite possibly the best pitcher the Seattle Mariners ever had). So me, being the nosy ginger I am, follow the jeep and who do I see there with Randy Johnson? Jay Buhner (another amazing Mariner and one I’ve had a crush on since forever) in all his big, bald, beautiful glory! I’m star struck and hurry up to them to try and impress them with my stellar communication skills when I can’t speak in full sentences. I can’t even form half of one. “I, uh, you’re uh…” Then I stop and really study them both. They aren’t famous Mariners. They just look like them. Boy am I glad I didn’t throw myself at Buhner (that comes later).

I’m trying to play it cool. The bald one is kinda cute so I’m trying to flirt with him. Well, come to find out I really suck and flirting and he’s even worse at picking up on it. My friend comes over and cuddles up with the Randy Johnson imposter. “This is my boyfriend,” she says. Boyfriend? Is she kidding? How did I not know this? I smile at Baldy just as another girl walks up and puts her arms around him. Of course he has a girlfriend. I decide there and then that I hate her. I kinda hate him, too. My friend could have Randy Johnson. He and I would have never worked out anyway. He’s another ginger and the world wasn’t ready for double ginger babies. My bald man and the skank started as potential friends, but now they’re foes in the worst possible way–they’re my foes for no other reason than I didn’t see him first.

That night I’m sulking in the corner at the dance held every Saturday night at the races. My friend drags me out on the dancefloor and gets me dancing, improving my mood. The song ends and I’m off to find another dark corner. “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown” comes on and before I know it, that beautiful bald man we hate (remember, you’re on my side in this story) grabs me and starts dirty dancing with me. Like get a room dirty dancing. The song ends and Mr. Bump & Grind simply walks away, leaving me standing there like Baby after Johnny leaves her on the dancefloor the night she carried the watermelons (if you don’t get the reference, watch the movie). Just like that. I sulk back to my corner and not more than five minutes later, he returns (the bald guy, not Patrick Swayze) and sets a drink down in front of me. “You need to have some fun. Try this.” I have no idea what’s in that drink and I’m not stupid, so I ask what it is. “Whiskey and 7-Up.” I tell him I don’t know if I’d like it. “It’s what I’m drinking. Want a taste?” He then pulls me to my feet and kisses me. He doesn’t just kiss me. He KISSES me. The kind of kiss songs are written about. The kind of kiss an entire genre of stories are based on. Yeah, that kind of kiss. “She’s not my girlfriend. I prefer redheads. See you around.” And then he’s gone. I still didn’t even know his name. I didn’t know anything about him other than he liked to bump and grind to Bad, Bad Leroy Brown and was a seriously good kisser.

And the rest, they say, is history. I eventually got his name. In every sense of the word. 🙂


Meet Allie K. Adams:

Allie-K.-Adams-BioAllie K. Adams is the bestselling author of several award-winning stories. An active member of the search and rescue, as well as previously served as a reserve deputy, Allie has firsthand experience in most of the dangers she writes about. Known for her highly erotic, deeply intense suspense romances, she can be found most days in front of her computer, saving the world one sizzling story at a time. She grew up in Seattle and now currently lives in southwest Montana with her husband, two kids, and two fluff ball dogs.

She loves to hear from readers and encourages them to reach out to her through her website.


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Hometown Heroes: Hotter Ever After -Pets for Vets Charity Bundle Details:

This Pets for Vets charity bundle is available for a limited time at a discount of $1.99.

Presenting a contemporary romance bundle of 16 novels with happily-ever-after endings, including previously published readers’ favorites and brand-new material

They’re all hometown heroes, guys from small towns who’ve made a name for themselves, big or small, who’ve withstood the odds and risen to the challenge, who are heroes in their own right.

A LITTLE HARMLESS SEX by USA Today author Melissa Schroeder–When Anna falls for her best friend Max, it might be true love, or the biggest mistake of her life.

CHANGE THE GAME by USA Today author Lucy Monroe–Alex is looking for revenge. Isabel is looking for a relationship without those pesky things called emotions. Neither will get what they’re looking for, but a whole lot more!

WILD RIDE (Changing Gears, Book 1) by USA Today author Nancy Warren–Trouble is piling up in the small town of Swiftcurrent, Oregon with hints of a treasure missing since WWII, a motorcycle riding bad boy history prof, a sexy librarian and a murder. It all adds up to a very Wild Ride.

HEARTBREAK ON A STICK by USA Today and New York Times author Sabrina York–When the man who broke her heart ten years ago suddenly returns to town—a hot shot movie star—Gina Fox is determined to avoid him. But for some reason, Jason Sherwood is pursuing her again.

MADRONA SUNSET by bestselling author Jami Davenport–Meet a wounded warrior suffering from paralyzing guilt and woman pining for her dead husband–both damaged souls craving comfort for a moment or a lifetime.

BRACE FOR IMPACT by bestselling author Allie K. Adams–Bush pilot Reid Cavanaugh’s life is turned upside down when he takes a fare that ends up driving his plane into the ground and him into the danger surrounding her.

HONORABLE SACRIFICE by bestselling author Destiny Blaine–Hired to protect an affluent family with embarrassing secrets, Audra McAllister reconnects with a small-town hero willing to risk everything to win Audra’s heart.

SHE’S WORTH IT ALL by bestselling author Cathryn Cade–Mase Barnett is a hometown hero with a secret. Natalie Cusco has a broken heart only a strong man can heal. Will this wounded hero risk everything to show her she’s worth it all?

DECEIVING DANTE by award-winning author Kate Davies–A stolen car on her front lawn. A sexy cop – looking to arrest her favorite student. A principal ready to fire her. Could Ellie’s Monday get any worse?

ROCK, RATTLE AND ROLL by USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn and bestselling author Taryn Elliott–A beachfront cottage, hours of alone time, and plenty of skin-on-skin action is just what the rock star and his new wife ordered—until the future comes much quicker than they expected.

GRAVE DANGER by Golden Heart finalist Rachel Grant–An archaeologist digs up a murder victim in a Northwest archaeological site and must help the hunky local police chief solve the crime before she becomes the next victim.

TURNING THIRTY-TWELVE by award-winning author Sandy James–Jackie Delgado didn’t want a new man in her life until a dreaded blind date with detective Mark Brennan turns out to be more exciting than she’d ever imagined.

HIS ONLY DESIRE by Adrianne Lee– Nick Rossetti married the wrong twin sister. Will the right one ever forgive him? Not if her stalker has his way.

EVEN HEROES CRY by Hildie McQueen–War widow Tesha Washington slowly draws Adam Ford out of the shell that used to be a man, and learns there really is such a thing as starting over.

THE VIXEN & THE VET by bestselling author Katy Regnery–In a Beauty & the Beast reboot, an ambitious reporter tracks down a wounded war vet for a scoop and ends up falling in love with him instead.

TROUBLE WITH A COWBOY by Sandy Sullivan–Can some slashed tires and an ornery bull bring two hard-headed people together for some fun in the sun…and a little more?

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TREX1-First-Response-StrokeFirst Response Synopsis:

When opportunity knocks… 

TREX Special Agent Spencer Allen has been waiting to take the lead since he first started with the covert agency. He’s earned his place as his team’s CO and is given a mission that could make or break his career. The night before he deploys, he decides a little R&R is in order. He meets the CEO of the search and rescue group TREX contracts with, takes her home, and they have an unforgettable one-night stand, despite TREX’s strict policy not allowing agents to get involved with members of competing agencies. 

The response is everything… 

Kat Davis didn’t expect to be swept off her feet by a member of the egotistical men-in-black agency that orders her agency around on searches. He says all the right things, touches her in all the right ways, and makes it impossible to resist him. It’s only one-night, she reasons. She’s not ready to commit to more than what they’ve already had together and quickly retreats, leaving Spencer confused and angry. 

Spencer completes his mission and has a decision to make–one that could give him an ounce of happiness, the other the right thing to do. Will he do the right thing? Or do what’s right? 

“If you are looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author

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TREX2-Rescue-Me-StrokeRescue Me Synopsis:

Deadly secrets… 

As a TREX Special Agent, it’s Spencer Allen’s job with the covert agency to tell lies to keep the people around him safe. When a mission goes south, he has no choice but to call in the help of K-SAR, a search and rescue group led by the only woman with the power to destroy his control. 

Mounting danger… 

Kat Davis has a gift for finding people. When she finds a man not meant to be found and overhears details of a murder, and the plotting of another, she turns to the one man she swore she’d never trust again. 

 One touch detonates the inferno burning between Kat and Spencer. When a mysterious explosion nearly kills them both, Spencer vows to protect her at any cost, even if it means revealing a secret that could tear them apart—forever. 

“If you are looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author.

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TREX#-At-Any-Cost-StrokeAt Any Cost Synopsis:


Be careful what you wish for…

Rookie JT Turner is hungry to prove herself in a profession dominated by men. Even though she can hold her own against a dozen trained agents, she’s been labeled a screw up after too many mishaps. JT would do anything to redeem herself, even accept a shady mission to track down a phantom disc TREX denies ever existed.

And who you trust…

When a TREX double agent steals the technology for a deadly virus, TREX spec ops agent Dan Weber is more than ready to take on the complex and deadly mission to hunt down the technology he once protected with his life, even if it means babysitting a gorgeous, yet reckless tomboy agent.

Undermanned and unarmed, can JT and Dan unravel a madman’s plot and remove the threat before it’s unleashed? In a race against time, the line between desire and destiny will blur, and their true desires will finally be met.

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TREX4-No-Way-Out-StrokeNo Way Out Synopsis:

This TREX agent doesn’t mess around…
It’s a year before At Any Cost. TREX Agent Steve Gessler is in Tahiti to take out a terrorist before the madman can strike. Steve never expected there to be a second hitter–or for that hitter to be a sexy-as-sin woman who captures his heart.

This is a special TREX Brief, a glimpse into the life of a fallen TREX agent.

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TREX5-Seek-and-Destroy-StrokeSeek and Destroy Synopsis:

After being badly injured on a mission, spec ops agent David Snyder is offered a transfer to one of the sideline divisions of TREX. Even Charis McKoy, the brainy, mouthwatering brunette sent in to coordinate the transfer isn’t enough to sway his allegiance to the frontline spec ops division. He’d rather cut off vital parts of his anatomy than work the sidelines. He’s frontline and always will be.
Charis has the handsome agent in her sights, in every sense of the word. He may be part of the all-bronze-no-brains spec ops division she despises, but he is also more perfectly chiseled than the statue bearing his name.
When TREX pairs them up to find a cyber-terrorist threatening to destroy the nation’s techno-infrastructure, the best frontline agent and the best sideline agent must work side-by-side to stop the madman before he strikes again. Racing to stay one step ahead, they enter into a dangerous game where the hunter becomes the hunted.

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TREX6---Under-the-Covers---StrokeUnder the Covers Synopsis:

Her desperation will drive her into both their arms. 

Desperate to find her missing sister, Mia Andrews follows her trail to an underground ring where women are sold off every night. Under the cover of a courtesan, the only way to find her sister is to go in with no holds barred.
Undercover TREX Agent Wayde Davis bids on the sexy-as-sin Mia the instant she wobbles out onto the stage in 4-inch stilettos. She fits the profile of all the missing women and may be next. If protecting her means taking her to bed, then he’d be more than willing to make that sacrifice.
Painfully shy, high roller James Pearce wants the dark beauty as his permanent courtesan. His unique fetish requires the help of another man, one so taken with Mia he’s willing to do anything to stay by her side—even share her.
Her pleasure will drive them all to the boiling point. 

Something dark lurks in the hot Seattle nightlife, a madman using the clubs as his personal hunting ground. It’s up to Wayde to catch the killer before Mia becomes the next victim. 

“If you’re looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author

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Grooming-the-Player-StrokeGrooming the Player Synopsis:

Don’t hate the player…
Bainbridge University sophomore, Emma Rae, embraces her title of perpetually single. All the guys at BU are total players, and if there’s one thing Emma hates more than anything, it’s a player.

Learn to play the game…
Ryan is tired of being the embarrassment of his frat house. Being a Delta means he should be playing the field, a different girl every night, just like the rest of his frat brothers. But he’s the king of nerds, as they constantly remind him, and has never even had a real girlfriend. Hell, he isn’t even allowed to live in the Delta house, instead living in a mod behind it.

He begs Emma to turn him into a player. In return he’ll bring her to the Delta DASH–the party of the year. As an underclassman, Emma isn’t allowed to the DASH without a Delta escort. She quickly agrees, knowing she can turn him into anything, as she’s done with so many of the ghosts of boyfriends past.

She updates his image, teaches him how to flirt, how to kiss, and even how to drive a girl crazy with his heated touch. She’s groomed Ryan into the ultimate player, which is exactly what he wants.

The problem is she turns him into exactly what she wants too and must now decide whether this Project Em’s Way is her greatest creation… Or her ultimate downfall.

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Hiring-the-Player-StrokeHiring the Player Synopsis:

When life gets you down… Kayla Riggs is three weeks from graduation and has yet to have one college experience worthy of a memory, let alone a story to tell people later. Her BFFs make a deal with the player next door—show Kayla how to have a little fun before she settles into a life of mediocrity. 

Hire a player to pick you up… Jake Swanson only has a few weeks left as a cadet for the Bainbridge Island Fire Department before he can take his practical exams and be hired on permanently. The last thing he needs is a group of crazy women insisting he grant his cute-yet-boring neighbor three insane wishes—one for each week left of school. The only kicker is that she can’t know about the wishes or the deal is off. 

When they offer him a deal he can’t refuse, he agrees to show Kayla how to have a little fun, and in turn has a lot more fun with her than he expected, or wanted. Now he must choose between keeping his word, or losing his heart. 

“If you are looking for nonstop, heart-racing action and sizzling romance, look no further. Allie K. Adams will take you there—and more!” —Lucy Monroe, USA Today bestselling author.

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