I should have just stayed home.
I thought I could get away and relax.
But that was scrapped the first day when Dash and FNG followed me on vacation.
It was supposed to be a trip to reset my brain.
To get away from all the women flooding work, desperate to be involved and blow stuff up, throw knives, and eat shawarma with the resident psychopath.
But they weren’t the worst part of the trip.
No, that would be the woman that shouldn’t have ever stepped foot in a desert.
Whining and complaining were not supposed to happen on this trip.
But it did.
I should not have had to fight off a rabbit in a yurt.
But I did.
And that bighorn sheep…
But that was only the beginning of the worst vacation known to man.
Then there were bullets, enemies coming from all directions, and the sexiest, most annoying woman directly in the center of it.
And I had to protect her.
They say vacation is fun.
They’ve never been on one with her.
“Can I ask why you came here instead of…a spa?”“A spa would have been nicer,” she panted. The path took a steep decline and she grabbed onto a boulder, leaning against it as she tried to breathe. “It’s so hot out here. I could be in a sauna right now.”“A sauna is hot too.”“I know that, but it’s good for your skin, your lungs…” She waved her hand in front of her face. “I feel faint.” She glanced up at the rising sun. “Is it just me, or is that sun really bright?”Her flushed red face would be sexy if she were under me in bed, but out here in the sun, it only showed her intolerance for any kind of exertion. “It’s barely up yet. How do you expect to survive hiking out here?”She pulled a water bottle from her pack and chugged it. “I’m always up for a challenge. Granted, this one is not exactly what I’m used to, but I’m no quitter.”She stood, shoving her water bottle into her pack at the same time. But she was off balance and fell sideways, screeching as she fell and started to roll down the hill.I pursed my lips and nodded as she tumbled in a very ungraceful manner until finally coming to a stop when the ground leveled out. “That seems about right.”
As close as he is to the other members of his teams, Thumper needs a little time away however they have other ideas and he soon finds out that he isn’t going alone. If that isn’t enough, he now finds himself coming to the aid of a fellow vacationer as the threats escalate round them.
Bree has been so focused on climbing the corporate ladder that her personal life has been pushed aside. Forced to take a vacation she decides to explore outside her comfort zone, but she soon realizes she is unqualified both for the elements and the danger so who better than Thumper and his friends to show her the way.
The camaraderie and humor between the team is both humorous and heartwarming. Although Thumper and Bree may not have met under the best of circumstances, they show each other what has been missing in their lives.