Back molars ground together for the third time since stopping her. "Ms. Ames," he repeated. "I'm going to issue you a written warning this time." He'd buckled and damned if it didn't piss him off. "Next time, I'll issue you a citation."
Another bright smile lit up her face. If she didn't stop smiling at him, he'd damn well issue her a ticket for harassing an officer of the law. For the first time he noticed a small dimple in her left cheek. Just one, not two, which made the one dimple all the more sexier.
Straightening to his full height, he flipped open the ticket pad and proceeded to write out a warning.
"That's so generous of you, Deputy. I wouldn't want to ruin my good driving record."
Without looking at her, he said. "You will if you keep speeding."
"This was a one time thing."
His gaze darted down, noticing the innocent expression on Holly's face. Yeah, right. He had no doubt a woman like Holly Ames always got her way with men. Add another notch to her belt concerning him. If he didn't stop grinding his teeth together so tight, he might ending up cracking them.
David signed the slip and tore it off the pad. Bending down, he held it out. Holly took the paper without a word. Not giving the written warning the attention it deserved, she tossed it on the passenger seat, which added to his teeth grinding problem.
"Thank you, Deputy Burton."
If she smiled at him again, he would demand the warning back and write out a real ticket. Holly seemed to sense his mood because her expression turned serious. "I promise to behave." Several seconds later a twinkle sparked in those green eyes. "Scout's honor."
"No walking on the lake."
Placing her hand on her chest, she looked at him. "Oh...please. I learned my lesson the other day."
Their eyes locked and held like two magnets stuck together. Before he had a full fledged hard-on, David straightened away from the vehicle. She poked her head out the window, cheeks painted a becoming pink.
"Have a great day, Deputy."
Jaw tightening, he said through clenched teeth. "Keep to the limit."