It’s 1841. Identical twins, Lauren and Sage McCain are born into the upper echelons of Southern society but, through the evil act of a lonely midwife, they are separated at birth. As adults, they have both found love, although they live in completely different worlds. Lauren lives on an affluent ranch and is loved by two brothers–one the father of her child, the other, her husband. One went off to war, leaving his brother to pick up the broken pieces of their lives. Sage has found her soulmate among the Winnebago tribe and cherishes the abiding love from both her husband and children. But the Dakota Uprising in Minnesota has affected her life as much the Civil War has affected Lauren's. Lauren and Sage don’t know the other exists…until Fate steps in twenty years later. Amid the flames of danger and destiny, their lives will be forever changed. +Readers compare these novels to Sara Donati’s WILDERNESS Series + Contains adult language and sexual scenes and is appropriate for adult audiences + This duet contains unforgettable love stories, suspense, surprise conclusions, and happy endings. Read Dark Night of the Moon, Book 2, the conclusion to Moon of the Sleeping Bear
Kindred spirits Makenna Reagan and Kenzie Reese have been best friends since college. There is nothing one would not do for the other. So when a car wreck lands Kenzie in the hospital, Makenna agrees to pose as her friend on a photo assignment for Now Magazine. Skeptical at first, she is quickly enchanted by the beautiful White Mountains and the captivating man she meets on the plane. This crazy scheme just might work!
But impersonating her friend comes at a price. A car tries to run her off the road… a stranger delivers cryptic messages for ‘her father’… an armed assailant follows her. Kidnapped and mistaken for Kenzie, Makenna realizes her dearest friend has dark secrets in her past. Long before learning of the connection to organized crime and political corruption, Makenna knows they are both in serious trouble.
No one is who they claim to be. Not Kenzie, not the handsome and charming Hardin Kaczmarek, not the odd couple who has befriended her. Not even Makenna herself. Determined to protect her friend at all costs and get back home to Texas, Makenna knows trusting the wrong person could prove fatal.
Interwoven with mystery and intrigue, this powerful saga of best friends, loyalty, love, and belonging is the first book of the Mirrors Don’t Lie Mystery Series. A romantic suspense novel full of danger and delight.
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Tender romance, witty humor, spine-chilling suspense. You’ll lose yourself in this book because the characters seem like you could sit down with them over coffee. Etta and Tom have kissed passionately but don’t remember it. They’re both starting life over, she as a writer in grad school and he, as a former hockey player, after a career-ending injury. They start out as friends, but soon their relationship blossoms into much more. Is it possible to start over fresh with baggage from the past? Or will what went before come looking for you when you least expect it? Words from another Henrietta, who re-built her life from tragedy, bring answers that allow Etta to move forward. It may be too little too late. Henrietta is a coming-of-age romance, the first in a three-book series, set in Marquette, Michigan, and rural Iowa. You’ll be amazed at how similar it is to real-world events. If you like engaging romances steamy enough to raise your heart rate, download this gem today.
It’s been ten years since her mother was murdered, but Mary can’t move on. And when she finds out new information about her mother’s death, there’s no stopping her as she seeks revenge on her killer. Packed with action, a crime to solve, and budding romance, Trinity follows Mary as she grapples between taking vengeance or learning to let go.
A tourist is found dead in Istanbul, the victim of what appears to be a ritual killing. An elderly man is murdered in the same manner, in his house by Lake Como. The third murder is the most perplexing of all: the priest of a small, isolated Greek island lies dead in the sanctuary, his body ritualistically mutilated.
Fotini Meliou is visiting her family on the island of Athora for a few days, before starting a new life in the US. She is looking forward to a brief respite and, perhaps, becoming better acquainted with the seductive Gabriel, whom she has just met. It is not the summer vacation she expects it to be. A massive weather bomb is gathering over the Aegean, threatening to unleash the most violent weather the area has ever seen.
When the storm breaks out, the struggle begins. A race against the elements and a race against time: the killer is still on the island, claiming yet another victim. In the absence of a coroner and with the island now cut off from the rest of the world, Fotini is called in by the local police to help carry out an autopsy. She quickly becomes swept up in the investigation and the battle against the storm.
Locals, a boatload of newly arrived refugees, foreign residents, and stranded tourists are now trapped on an island that has lost contact with the outside world. Is the mysterious refugee Azim the man he claims to be? Who is Sophie, an elderly woman who has been living on Athora like a hermit these past thirty yea ...
She witnessed a robbery. Now she’s a killer’s target. Tara Munroe thinks she’s safe. Then a ruthless gang stalks her from Colorado to Mexico. Thankfully, US Marshal Trent Nielsen isn’t far behind and vows to bring her home…whatever it takes. Before long, Trent realizes this mission is tough for even the most seasoned lawman. And with no shortage of men gunning for them, he’ll have to stay one step ahead if he has any chance of keeping Tara alive.
One day life is glorious. The next, it implodes, and all she’s loved and cared for is lost. Under duress, 18-year-old Grace must abandon all contact with her lover or see him arrested on false charges by her greedy, manipulative mother. Can she find a way to handle a forced marriage to one of three wealthy brothers she’s never met? Hope arrives followed by a surprise pregnancy and more tragedy. Looking to escape the dramas of life, Grace seeks help from the gay brother of her slain friend. The two seek a remedy to her multiple-birth pregnancy: an underground obstetrician who promises to find the babies good homes. Come on an emotional journey as a young woman reaches adulthood in a hurry, fighting back at injustices while making sacrifices, seeking to find a way back to her first true love.
THE SET UP is the first book of TRIPLETS: THREE AREN’T ONE series. Drama splashed with hope, surprises and setbacks, intrigue with a bit of karma, and joyous events abound throughout this multi-genre series. Love and family – both natural and adoptive – color the pages with emotional surprises.
Deva Landry is relieved to be rescued from the MC princess life. But now the angel who saved her is back to collect payment. The cost? Deva is assigned to babysit bad-boy cage fighter Aleksei Voronov, forcing her back into the murky underworld of Chicago. Prepared for the worst, she’s shocked to uncover a kindred spirit, a wounded soul like hers. Chaos strikes and the two are thrown together on an impromptu mission to stop a city-wide massacre. Deva’s always prepared for battle, but can she overcome the burning desire for the inked deviant who represents everything she thought she left behind?
When young, New York plastic surgeon Jack Donahue’s reputation is destroyed, he changes his name and makes a fresh start in Sydney. Blessed with unique surgical skills and driven by greed and lust, it’s not long before Donahue is a multimillionaire but he wants more – much, much more. Handsome, narcissistic and cruel, when Donahue sees the opportunity to become super-wealthy, he seizes it. Will greed be his downfall?
Air Force Pararescuman, Junior Lieutenant Kyle “Raven” Alvarez has seen it all. After three years as the team’s medic, he’s been up to his elbows patching back together the worst humanity has to offer, overseas and stateside. So, when his teammates set him up for a date through Madame Eve’s 1Night Stand service, he jumps at the chance. But under no circumstances will he end up like Colin, Bobby, and Zeke...with a ring on his finger and a lifelong commitment. Just one night of hot, sweaty no-strings-attached sex, and he’ll be good to go. Besides, Madame Eve found three perfect matches already. He’s in the clear, right? Dr. Melissa Anne Carter has dedicated her life to saving people. Especially the innocent victims of rampant gang violence that come through her Emergency Department. Then out of the blue, her long-forgotten application to 1Night Stand is answered. Madame Eve has found her perfect match. Maybe a night in the arms of a man who can make her body sing will help her forget all the horror she’s witnessed and lives she couldn’t save. At least for a little while. But destruction at the hands of a madman has never hit so close to home, becoming more personal than ever. And when a man with a penchant for explosives vows revenge by abducting Melissa, the oath she took to Do No Harm takes on new meaning. Can Kyle and his team save the good doctor before the timer runs out—literally?
A young man determined to protect his girl... A teenage boy offering prophecies... and a series of unexplained events. Lefteris and his darling girl, Evgenia, live a quiet and happy life together in a mountain village in Zagori, Greece. One day, as Lefteris crosses an old stone bridge, he meets a teenage boy who warns him that Evgenia is in danger. What follows is a series of astounding events as the boy's prophecies of mortal danger continue, and Lefteris does his best to protect his girl. Now, he considers reverting to his old ways of solving all differences with his fists. Will he allow himself to resort to violence? How does the mysterious boy on the bridge fit in all this? And why does he refuse to meet Evgenia? "A magical, quaint setting in rural Greece where you'll meet relatable characters and lose yourself in a story full of love, magic and suspense." ~MariaM, Amazon US reviewer "From the outset I was drawn into this story and left intrigued throughout, I couldn't get through the pages quickly enough!" ~Amy T., Amazon UK reviewer
Solid Five Stars from readers!
She thought her past was behind her. In spite of her less-than-normal childhood, things are going well for Kenzie Reese. She has an exciting career as a photojournalist, an active social life, and no contact with her parents. Life is good. She even falls in love. But a single photograph will change her life forever.
Kenzie knew her past was full of secrets and half-truths. But this photograph reveals the biggest secret of all. Bigger than discovering she has a long-lost twin. Bigger than learning her father is involved in organized crime. This secret will change even her future.
As her life begins to unravel, Kenzie and Makenna search for answers, but will it cost them the men they love? Of all people to fall for, Kenzie loses her heart to Travis Merka, the newest Lieutenant for the Texas Rangers. Always a stickler for the rules—and now undercover on a dangerous mission infiltrating a biker gang—Travis, aka Stix, isn’t pleased with how far Kenzie goes to bend the rules. And Hardin cannot get past the fact that Makenna lies to him in order to help her sister.
Smart, sexy, full of mystery and adventure, this book remains a clean romance while delivering plenty of satisfaction! Readers say the third book of the Mirrors Don’t Lie Series is “a great book, well written and hard to put down”.
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Love is an illusion… Or so it seems to Madeleine. Stranded during a storm while chasing down her mother's ex-boyfriend and the money he stole only confirms her suspicion. But when reclusive tycoon Jean-Luc comes to her rescue, Madeleine can't deny the sparks of desire he inspires—until a growing undercurrent of secrecy makes her doubt the enigmatic Frenchman. Set in rural France, Gathering Storm is a standalone suspenseful romance featuring a sexy protective hero, dark family secrets, and a thrilling conclusion.
When rehab is Brooke Hollen’s only chance at redemption, she runs straight to it. But can she survive the serial killer who hides amongst the damaged and healing? And can she trust Kyle Reston, another rehab resident, who wants to take her under his wing? Or is he responsible for the residents who keep disappearing?
A boy-band heart throb. A violent kidnap. A female cop’s daring rescue. A spark to fire the passion of love.
When Sergeant Sophia Castellana stumbles into an international terrorist attack, things are not as they seem. Global forces beyond her grasp sweep her up into an audacious scheme to re-unite a world in chaos Superstar Charles Gonin wants his rescuer Sophia by his side, as his bodyguard… and more!
He has a valuable secret that makes him a target for those in control. Power and celebrity beckon. Betrayal and violence threaten every move as events unfold in the city of Paris. The adoration of this far younger man and the infatuation of a charismatic French woman seduce her into a blur of inappropriate love and infinite danger. Her brute courage and loving woman's heart confront ruthless enemies who offer no second chances.
She knows the streets, she knows her power as a lover but can a cougar relationship ever work? Can she, dare she seize the prizes before her? Will a world offer her the choice?
“Steamy Emma Calin holds nothing back to bring you her juicy mix of cops, crime, and passion, with a large side-order of French satire sauce.”
Seduction of Crowns, another stand-alone Seduction Series suspense romance novel. If you enjoy James Patterson, Catherine Coulter, Nora Roberts, Kendra Elliot and Allessandro Torre you'll love a series that combines all of their best traits in fast-paced, pulse ...
(Romantic Thriller. Additional Note: This book was written for pre-teens/teens/young adults and contains no sexual content).) In her darkest hour, only one can save her. Nefarious businessmen have determined that they want what isn’t theirs, and they will resort to whatever measures are needed to obtain it. Lara Esterhaus is unyielding in her stance not to let them take what belongs to her, but when her family members start dropping like flies, can Lara do the impossible before she loses everything – including her life? Philip and Andrew Bensley know what it’s like to lose everything and will do whatever is necessary to regain what they lost – including marrying for money. When their path crosses with Lara’s, the body count rises along with everyone’s determination to win.
When the family is the enemy just who do you trust? Jemma's greatest challenge was to drive in the grueling Paris-Dakar rally. She was wrong. Finally catching a break she is trusted to drive with a new driver in the toughest of Motor sport's competitions. But things go wrong before they even start the event. Prince Gareth is done with family pressure he decides to follow his dream and passion as a driver. All seems okay until he meets her 'the One', breaching his defenses and throwing his life into chaos. Threats, attacks, and tragedy affect both their lives bringing them together and tearing them apart…
From Book 1: Have you ever made a mistake that keeps coming back to haunt you?On the run from her ex-boyfriends powerful criminal family, Sara Jones hides in Billings, Montana. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package containing a hidden spider, she worries that the family has found her. Can she escape?
From its gut-grabbing prologue to its explosive conclusion, Gosss debut story gives new meaning to the phrase a blood-curdling adventure.Life takes an even more bizarre turn when Sara seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people using spiders to incapacitate their prey. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just whom can she trust?Then to make matters worse Sara's twenty-fifth birthday approaches, and her dark heritage begins to emerge. She is forced to make a life-or-death decision. And somehow, she must find a way to deal with the crime family.
An imaginative fantasy-thriller that will stimulate your senses.Some things, like spiders trained to kill, may seem far-fetched, and cult members eating the flesh of cadavers may seem abhorrent, but Dracula set that table long ago. Besides, given Gosss endowment of the cult with an air of historical respectability, the story is more imaginatively acceptable for anyone predisposed to the fantasy genre.
Mary Elizabeth has agreed to become a slave to Master Devlin but as time passes, she starts to question her decision. She expected things to get better as time went by, but his treatment of her becomes worse. He loans her out to his friends without her consent, and when she questions him about it, she is disciplined. When she thinks things can't possibly get worse, he decides to loan her to a friend, El-Hashem for a two month period. She knows she can't let this happen so she takes the first chance she gets to escape. Will she get away from Master Devlin and his friends or will her escape be short lived? Is there another way for her to get out of this hell that is her life? Will she have a Prince come to her rescue? Or is she doomed to suffer the rest of her life?
Escape to sunny Corfu but beware... Lizzie does her best to help her brother adjust, and together they set out to do the witch’s bidding, in the hope that if they do as she asks she will finally let them be. The witch’s ravens are forever spying on them or paying them a visit, but soon the sight of them becomes welcome as Lizzie and Tom’s efforts start to pay off. Slowly, they begin to have some fun together. New friends help with that, including Stamatis, whom Lizzie finds all the more irresistible… “The plot gets going so quickly that it is almost impossible to précis it without giving the game away... Continuous action and a number of sub-plots draw you in fast." ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu The Raven Witch of Corfu is a compelling series of just 4 kindle books. Start reading from episode 1 and let your most enthralling Greek holiday begin!
Camden Taylor is a federal agent working undercover in an outlaw motorcycle club, the Wicked Disciples, investigating their heroin operation. When they kidnap a member of another club, Camden has no choice but to blow his cover in order to save the man's life.
Autumn Mason has lived with Butch Cobb, president of the Wicked Disciples, for nearly five years. Butch is terrifying--as abusive as he is powerful--and there is no escaping him. But when Autumn witnesses Camden being beaten and held prisoner, she is forced to make a desperate decision. Will she choose to be loyal, or will she do what she knows is right?
When Avri Lawrence’s high school sweetheart leaves her to enlist in the military, she nurses a broken heart. When Dillon returns four years later, their attraction to each other is stronger than ever, but life’s experiences has changed them. When her life is threatened she’s not sure he’ll come to her rescue or like what he finds. She has secrets and she’s not ready to share. Dillon Davidson wants to advance in his military career but didn’t plan on having to kill so many people to do so. On a Special Opps mission he’s captured and tortured for eighteen long months. After his escape, he ends his four-year career in deception. He wants to start over with his soul mate, Avri in Saddle Creek, Wyoming. But are there too many years of separation, too many secrets, and too many memories between them for them to overcome?
What do you get when a brainy, blonde bookseller who is a magnet for trouble meets a not too tall, deliciously dark, and definitely not handsome new man in town who has his own secret agenda? The Adventures of Anabel Axelrod ongoing series! Welcome to Anabel’s world as she banters, spars, and drags her high heels down the sometimes hilarious, sometimes treacherous, but always tantalizingly crooked path towards true love with the seductively mysterious Luke Drake. From the first sparks of explosive attraction to the dreaded exclusive relationship, happily-ever-after has never been so elusively fun, sizzling hot, and excitingly dangerous! Box Set includes the full-length novels: A Date with Fate, Courted by Karma, and In Love by Design. Enjoy!
Luz de Maria’s dreams have been reduced to a notebook of newspaper clippings about famous artists and museum exhibits. She keeps it under the bed in the room she shares with the other maid who works for the wealthy Vega family in Mexico City. When Luz’s father died years ago, she became the family breadwinner. The job in Mexico City gives her every other weekend off and enough money to make ends meet at home, a 4 hour bus ride away. The thought of what might have been still hurts. As a maid, Luz is trapped on the lowest rung of Mexico’s social ladder. An untouchable. Dressed in her employer’s castoffs, she encounters Eduardo “Eddo” Cortez Castillo, a wealthy attorney and ex-cop secretly investigating links between Mexico’s powerful Minister for Public Security and a ruthless drug cartel leader. As they fall in love, neither Luz nor Eddo share the truth about themselves. It’s a mutual case of mistaken identity with far-reaching consequences. With presidential elections coming up, Eddo’s investigation is found out. Targeted by the cartel, Eddo is forced into the dark maze of Mexico’s drug culture where violence buys loyalty, votes are for sale, and the odds are against survival. Ruthlessly searching for Eddo’s weakness, the cartel finds Luz. Even if Luz and Eddo survive the cartel’s vengeance, they are from opposite ends of Mexican society. Are they brave enough to defy the country’s unspoken rules? O ...
Welcome to Adams Grove…where wrongs are righted with just desserts. Luck abandoned Brooke Justice during her nasty divorce. Desperate to escape her malicious ex-husband, she relocated to the small town of Adams Grove, Virginia. When someone breaks into her new house, she suspects her ex bears the blame for the crime. With no evidence and little help from the police, she asks a private investigator to take her case—a private investigator whose sexy broad shoulders and stunning blue eyes make her question her decision to swear off relationships forever. Mike Hartman fled Adams Grove when a devastating loss left his heart in pieces. After years overseas in the military, he’s finally returned home, determined to start anew as a private investigator. Then Brooke walks into his office, awakening something he hasn’t felt in years. Can they both move on…into each other’s arms? Or will the pain of the past—and the dangerous threat lurking in the present—destroy their new beginning?
"USA Today best-selling author Taylor Lee does it again! JARED, Prequel Novella, kicks off Lee's provocative new series, The Justice Brothers. The Justice Brothers are dedicated to stamping out injustice in whatever form it appears. The four powerful men who are as well known for heating up the sheets as they are for keeping the peace makes for some very interesting reading."
Eyes clash, sparks fly, and worlds collide when Anabel meets Luke, but that's the least of her problems. Many strange things are happening in the town of Northfield, Minnesota and Anabel is a magnet for trouble. From her family to her friends, the sassy, blonde bookseller's perfectly uncomplicated life is suddenly turned chaotically upside down with problems. But the biggest problem is her unexpectedly exciting sexual attraction for the not-too-tall, deliciously dark, definitely not handsome but intriguingly hot Luke Drake. She can't get the man out of her head!
Will Anabel learn some rules are meant to be broken in order to find happiness and a certain mesmerizing complication might be worth the trouble--even if it kills her? Or will she learn the hard way that sometimes fate takes away our choices?
Don’t miss this exciting debut book introducing an ongoing series that is part steamy romance, part suspenseful mystery, and altogether wildly fun! Enjoy the action, sexual fantasies and role-playing, romance, witty banter, mystery, mayhem, friends, family, flashbacks, laughter, and an “OMG!” cliffhanger--all in one roller-coaster ride of a weekend!
Monster: Hidden away from society by his criminal father, there lives a man who has never entered the outside world. Now, having taken over his father’s business, he has all the money and power he could dream of, yet still he refuses to let himself be viewed by the rest of society. Lily: Traumatised by an event in her past, Lily Drayton has a phobia of being touched. Though she helps people externally with her skills as a laser therapist, she refuses to let anyone in, emotionally or physically. When Lily is kidnapped on the way home from work one evening, she discovers she’s not the only person who keeps themselves cut off from the rest of the world. Defaced: A man owns her now—a man both dangerous and enigmatic. Drawn by his dual beauty and hidden pain, he awakens something inside her, something she believed was long dead. Brought to a room without windows, she’s given an impossible task: to make her owner acceptable to the outside world. Can altering his face change who he is as a man, or is he truly a monster, both inside and out?
Covert Danger The Mata Hari Suspense Series, Book #1 A single woman — A double life High fashion model, Sadie Stewart, is a dedicated undercover CIA agent used to getting her man. But this time she’s chasing a power-hungry international arms dealer stealing ancient Egyptian amulets. Brilliant, ruthless and slightly wacko, he’s a hard catch. She’s willing to risk everything to stop him, but the handsome Sebastian Wilde, who looks like a modern Viking, keeps getting in her way. Her independence is shaken as he stirs feelings in her that she thought only existed in fairy tales. Can she put their attraction aside and get the job done? When Sebastian sees Sadie in a high speed motor-boat flying down the Grand Canal in Venice, with the Italian military police hot on her tail, her beauty and courage intrigue him. He has a personal vendetta to stop the trading of looted art, and when it looks as though she’s involved in that shady world, he decides to stop her. Could the femme fatale really be that evil? Their adventure spans the globe with scenes in Venice, Florence, Amsterdam, Cairo and New York. Can they work together and stop the heist planned for the Met Museum of Art? Protecting the relics becomes their shared goal, but it’s not all about ancient magic and power. Love hangs in the balance. A cross between Indiana Jones and Covert Affairs Award Winning Smart, Sexy Suspense
Owned by the Russian mob, Tanya Kozlov travels from Moscow to hot, humid New Orleans to blackmail businessman Charles Dugan. One look at the handsome billionaire in a white linen suit and her heart betrays her mission. To gain his trust, she embraces the fantasy world of his antebellum vacation resort and shares information about the men she works for. But can he see beyond her dark past? Against his better judgment, Charles grants Tanya sanctuary. To abandon her would sign her death warrant. He has no choice but to trust her if he hopes to thwart his enemies. Yet as she trades in stiletto heels for southern gowns, he can’t help but fall under the spell of her stunning beauty, creative talent, and unwavering loyalty. Can he keep her safe, and is she worth the risk?
If I fail, millions will die at the hands of Big Oil.
Ever since I announced my $50 million-dollar anti-fracking campaign, they're aiming to shut me up for good. But I won't relent.
And now that I'm being targeted by a rogue sniper, this pretty little brunette detective is my self-appointed bodyguard?
Please, I'm loaded! I've got plenty of security...but maybe I don't have enough protection for my heart because I'm falling for her.
I can't allow my newfound affections for her slow me down and I refuse to let a price on my head get in the way of such important work.
I never expected to fall in love on the job, least of all with the man I'm investigating.
But the more I'm around Jack, the more I'm beginning to fall for him, for his charisma, his determination...and his body.
Problem is, he's the prime suspect in my homicide investigation.
He's also number one on Big Oil's hit list and it's up to me to protect him - to be his guardian angel - whether he likes it or not.
I can't let my feelings cloud my judgment or we'll both end up dead.
Guardian Angel Guardian Angel is a billionaire romance with no cliffhanger, no cheating, plenty of steam, and a guaranteed HEA.
Romance, suspense, and a little voodoo. Sloppy drinking habits. Stunted love life. Professional humiliation in a doomed celebrity trial. It’s no wonder high-strung Texas attorney Katie flees for the serenity of a tropical island, even if it’s the one where her parents died in a tragic accident. But when she gets there, the accident looks a lot like murder, the island seems more sinister than serene, and there’s no one to save Katie from the bad guys, except for herself. ˃˃˃ See why Pamela’s novels have won contest after contest. 2017 WINNER Silver Falchion for Best Adult Mystery 2016 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2015 WINNER Best Book Awards Cross-Genre Fiction 2014 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, Romance, Quarter-finalist ˃˃˃ Once Upon A Romance calls Hutchins an "up-and-coming powerhouse writer." If you like Sandra Brown or Janet Evanovich, you will love Pamela Fagan Hutchins. A former attorney and native Texan, Pamela lived in the U.S. Virgin Islands for nearly ten years. She refuses to admit to taking notes for this series during that time. ˃˃˃ The reviews for Katie are in, and they're good. Very, very good. "Taut suspense." — Midwest Book Review "Quick, entertaining read." — Kirkus Reviews "Fantastic mystery." — Once Upon a Romance ˃˃˃ Catch more adventures with Katie and her friends in the What Doesn't Kill You world.
Max is in love with Molly. And so is his best friend, Sam. Young and wild, the three friends share an apartment in the early ‘70s living by their whims and vices in an endless party of drunken flirtations, freedom and experimentation, transcendent drugs, and easy sex. Sam is charismatic and unpredictable and easily charms Molly. Max struggles with insecurity and jealousy and, through a twist of fate, finds himself in her bed causing their lives to tangle into a romantic knot that threatens to divide them. How can sensitive Max fight for wildly independent Molly without losing his drug addicted best friend? As love, lies, and betrayal test their friendship, Max makes an impulsive decision that will alter their entwined destinies and change each of them forever. This powerful story of a complicated love triangle is relatable and vicarious and surprisingly romantic. You won’t forget Max and Sam and Molly.
In this collection of short stories, author Kathryn Lane often fulfills the promise of mysteries of the heart while also surprising you with mysteries of life. Some of the stories are fun and humorous while others are ghost stories, romance gone wrong, or a world where fantasy and reality are fused. The main story, Backyard Volcano, covers the life of a young girl, Patricia, who inspired by her grandmother’s stories on volcanos, becomes a volcanologist and travels to Mexico to study the Trans-Mexican Volcanic Belt. Patricia visits her grandmother’s hometown only to uncover her grandmother’s shocking secrets. The stories contain secrets you ’ll want to discover.
"A fantasy dystopia with engaging characters in a dark and dangerous society. The Hunger Games meets A Wrinkle in Time." ~Goodreads In the Industrial District of Algea, the history taught to the children is a lie. No one remembers the rule of Princess Effailya, or what happened to her. They only remember she existed before the castle disappeared. When Fale starts to receive visions that come true, she doesn't know what to do about it. Then she uses her vision to save the life of a boxer (and her crush), and they find themselves being stalked by thugs. The good news- she has the key they want. The bad news- they want her too, dead or alive. The Key of F is a fast-paced, suspenseful adventure, with a strong female lead surviving her dystopian society and solving the mystery of a hidden war, with her tight-knit group of friends and hot crush, that you won't want to put down. It's a must-read for fans who fell in love with The Hunger Games, Divergent, and The Reader series. If you're hooked on genre-blending sci-fi fantasy romance novels with action and adventure, you'll love The Key of F!
Lacey Jordan is expecting dinner, and hopefully, an engagement announcement. Not her own, of course. After two serious screw-ups, she’s all but sworn off relationships. When she arrives at her father’s house to celebrate his future happiness though, he’s nowhere to be found. As the hours pass, the worst scenarios Lacey’s mind can conjure send her rushing into action. However, reality proves even more frightening as she discovers that her father’s recent scientific breakthrough is one that people would kill for. To make matters worse, the source of the information is the one person she’d hoped to never see again. Caleb Mansfield, her father’s former protégé and her former lover, needs Lacey’s cooperation, and the very trust he’d stolen years before. But Lacey can’t be certain if Caleb’s working with her or against her. Running out of time, she has nowhere else to turn. As the trail leading to her father narrows, Lacey becomes a target, risking her life to save him. Too late, she understands that with Caleb back in her life, she’s risking her heart as well.
New recruit Anika Washington is desperate to prove herself.
A "zero" in the parlance of U.N.I.T., the counterterrorism agency that recruited her, she's training hard to succeed at her first mission and avoid becoming a "dead zero." Or, even worse for her, to avoid being kicked out of the agency. Anika wants--no, needs--a place to belong. Growing up an orphan has left its scar that she was never good enough to be chosen. She will do whatever it takes to make the agency choose her, keep her.
An added incentive is Gianni Brambilla, the gorgeous and enigmatic Level 3 agent who has taken a special interest in Anika. It's "go time" for the two agents as they undertake a dangerous mission at a black-tie gala. Armed with high-tech spy gadgets and quick thinking, the two of them will need to rely on each other to ensure their mission's success, or else.
No Way. I can’t be falling for him. No freaking way...,. Alexandria I’ve been the acting chief at this station ever since they let Larry go. There’s no reason why they shouldn't make my position official. I’m a seasoned firefighter and I’m the best man for the job. Besides, I need the raise that comes with the promotion. It's the only way I'll ever be able to afford to leave my alcoholic husband and put my daughter in a private school. The last thing I need is someone coming along and screwing it all up. Chance When they asked me to leave my small town fire hall and head on out to the big city, I wasn’t keen on the idea. I can think of a million places I’d rather be. But, the ex-wife’s harassing phone calls and visits finally did me in. Before I knew it, I was starting a new life fighting fires in Karawa, New York. It's too bad one of the men on my team keeps challenging my every move. Only, it's not a man. It's the girl I've had a crush on my whole life, the girl I grew up next door to, the one I went all through school with. Sparks fly, tension explodes, and flames ignite. Will muscular Chance Friedman win the heart of the girl he’s always dreamed about? Or will curvaceous and sassy Alexandria O’Neil come out on top?
After helping a frightened girl who flagged down their Kenworth in Austin and delivering her to safety, trucker Jojo Boudreaux and co-driver Gator Natoli believe that’s the end of it. Until they find her again in Oklahoma City, and this time she doesn’t want to be saved. They soon find themselves pulled into dangerous territory. Somali Mafia territory. A place where powerful people manipulate a hundred-billion-dollar industry of prostitution, drugs and international sex trafficking. A place where innocence dies at a cost no one should have to pay. It’s not long before Jojo is drawn in deeper, fighting for her own life in this violent world of corruption, abuse, and addiction. Armed with her wits and will, the only way to survive is to trust others, accept help from unexpected places, and never, ever give up hope.
Sometimes being a psychic is murder.
Especially when you're one of the psychics on the killer's hit list.
While attending a funeral of a colleague, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe realize that this death is one of several "accidental demises" of clairvoyants in the small, quirky town of Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Trudy begins receiving visions from the murderer, putting her on the hunt to expose the killer. Levi, on the other hand, wants to be far, far away from the Ozark town, and his anxiety has little to do with the string of murders.
As the noose tightens around this band of psychics, Trudy and Levi are drawn into it, making themselves both the hunters and the hunted. It's a mind-bending game of cat and mouse, but which one is which?
Emilia Draper commits to saving a dying girl, but an enemy vows to stop her. Emilia’s younger sister died of a rare disease, a loss she feels deeply. She’s devoted her biotech career to finding the cure. Yet on the verge of delivering a new drug to save a girl’s life, a vicious enemy will kill to block her from achieving her goal. Can she deliver the cure for a rare childhood disease, before her enemy kills her? Ex-SEAL Jonathan Hawkins Turner, known as Hawke, owns a protection company. Emilia is a close friend from his past. When her life is threatened, he vows to protect her and calls on the strength of his team. He risks all to rescue Emilia and save a child’s life. Deadly harm surrounds Emilia and a young girl’s life hangs by a thread. As danger closes in, Hawke’s possessive side surges. He hadn’t expected to lose his heart. But in this steamy friends-to-lovers romance, he is in deep. Can Hawke rescue the woman he loves and save the life of a child?
One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go. He was a f*cking liar. Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other's being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins. I've got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing's for sure... There's always room for cupcakes. WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!
Diane Thompson wakes up in the backseat of her car, shocked to find she’s acquired a chauffeur. Realizing she’s been inadvertently kidnapped, she swears off tequila—and Chili’s—then dials 9-1-1. But her rescue comes at a cost. Her savior, too-macho-for-words Lt. Cole Anderson, refuses to let Diane out of his sight until her kidnappers are apprehended. He’s already lost one woman he cared about due to his inattention; he’s not letting it happen a second time. But Diane isn’t a damsel-in-distress type of girl. When it turns out the criminals left a valuable item in her car and they want it back, involving Cole isn’t part of her plan and not only because the criminals have forbidden her from involving the cops. Men are like birds—messy, easily distracted, and only around when there’s something to eat. She’s got this. All she has to do is find and return the item in question to the drug runners threatening her life, survive a high-speed car chase, and keep her vow to never trust a man with her heart
Cursed in some ways and blessed in many others, his psychic ability keeps Mike from having the loving family he’s always wanted. You see it’s a secret and he fears that, if he tells anyone about his ability, he’ll put them in grave danger. Danger? Yes; danger lurks at every turn. You see, his mystical ability is so unique that he's been watched since a small boy. Now, there are those who desire to capture Mike in order to study his paranormal ability, to find out how it works. They’ll do whatever it takes to further their covert agenda. If that means bloody tests or dissection – if it costs him his life, they don’t care - not if they can use his gifts to their advantage. Mike boldly narrates his fantastical story and shares his secret - He sees visions of disturbing future events through a kaleidoscope. He'd like to live a normal life, but an elusive threat prohibits him from doing that. The Vision Chronicles eight-book thriller series is a slice-of-life metaphysical/visionary story that details Mike's changing ability as he protects himself, his family, and his friends from those who doggedly pursue him. If you love mind-boggling suspense with a dash of paranormal and a touch of romance, this is the series for you!
The prayer on her lips is JACK Be Quick. It’s been months since ex-Navy SEAL Jack McCullen last saw his fiancée, Suz Molloy. He was on the other side of the world involved in a grueling black ops mission for Iniquus Corporation at the behest of the US government. Mission fail meant a special flight home, and an ambulance ride to the hospital where Suz should have been waiting for him. Devastated by Jack’s last death-defying act of heroism, life quickly takes a turn for the worse for Suz. Terrorists attack the school where Suz teaches first-grade. Suz saves her students’ lives, but her own moment of heroism leads the terrorists to believe she is a CIA operative. Suz is taken hostage. When Jack rouses from his surgery to find Suz missing, he knows something is very wrong. Led by the psychic “knowings” of his Iniquus colleague, Lynx, Jack risks everything as he desperately tries to reach Suz in time to thwart the terrorists’ plot and save her. This time, his mission is for more than love of country; it’s for the love of his life - his heart and soul.
A woman who has everything to lose. The only person who can help her is the man she betrayed years before, the head of the Irish mob. I thought I could betray the Devil of Galway. I was wrong. For two years I was undercover as the lover of the most powerful man in Ireland. The night my betrayal became known he believed I died. Now I’m back and I need his help. I thought I could make a deal with the Devil. I should have known better. My bargain with the Devil will cost me everything. The Bargain is a enemies to lovers romance with steamy heat in and out of the bedroom for mature readers only. Contains a desperate woman and the only person who can help her... the ruthless man she betrayed years prior.
He protects wild animals… She captures his untamed heart. City girl, Stanley Howard risks losing a multi-million-dollar inheritance to charity if she fails to fulfill her deceased aunt’s last wish. Torn between obligation and fear of exotic animals, the pampered northern California diva is forced to live in a Zambian wildlife sanctuary. She can handle the handsome lodge manager’s dreamy eyes and the tough volunteer jobs he doles out, but she can’t reconcile her memories of the stern guardian who’d raised her to the meek old woman he idolizes. Should she reveal the truth about her late aunt or let the soft-spoken Elephant Whisperer tame her too? Wildlife conservationist, Jeremy Bergen’s search for the perfect woman ends when he picks up Stanley at the airport in Livingstone, Zambia. The golden-eyed beauty steals his heart in her chic safari clothing and fedora hat. But she’s like a lioness on a hunt, who’ll stop at nothing to get what she wants. He longs to be more than a distraction if not an impediment in this clever woman’s agenda to help save the animals and village people. Should he trust her well-meaning intentions or fear them?
Colorado, 1876. Many years have passed since Bernadette Bellamy fled the Cariboo Gold Rush and her reputation as the sister of a French-Canadian gang of thieves. Armed with only an honest talent for sewing and a willingness to lead a solitary life on the run, she stays one step ahead of everyone seeking her brothers’ last—and now lost—heist. Until a craving to settle down makes her reinvent herself as Birdie Bell, a dress shop owner. The arrival of an old foe combined with her desire to hold onto her treasure trove of fabrics has Birdie joining a wagonload of brides bound for a remote town.
After losing his leg in the War between the States and his wife in the years following, Jack Peregrine buries his pain under a mountain-high pile of work. He only agrees to sign up for a mail-order bride to save the town of Noelle, keep his freighting business, and care for his absentminded grandfather. But Jack’s request for a sturdy bride who won’t crumble under his burdens brings him a woman as tiny as she is troubled.
Can two mismatched people band together to become the perfect match?
Colorado, 1878. Can a sister who’s lived only for others find freedom with one man? Family has always come first—for both of them. He’s never forgiven himself for letting her go. She’s never forgiven herself for almost getting him killed.
When Lark and her songbird sisters are separated fleeing their cruel and controlling troupe manager, only Brynmor Llewellyn can help Lark save her sisters and escape to the far west. But Lark wants more. And so does Brynmor. When they’re stranded in a spot as difficult to guard as it is to leave—a rustic cabin at a train junction between Denver and the mountain town of Noelle, Colorado—they find themselves fighting not only for survival but for redemption, forgiveness, and a second chance for their love.
Will the frontier train stop of Songbird Junction be Lark and Brynmor’s salvation? Or their downfall when her manager, a con artist who calls himself her uncle but cherishes only his own fame and fortune—demands a debt no one can pay?
As passion flairs in the jungle's torrid heat, a murderer lurks. And, in a battle of wits that puts lives on the edge, can anyone be trusted? Leading a scientific excursion into the Borneo rain forest is a dream for entomologist, Savannah Cole. But when her guide turns up headless, it becomes a nightmare as soon they are lost.
So, when a half-naked man emerges from nowhere, running isn't an option. They need help.
Raised in the lush cradle of the Borneo jungle, Aidan is as unconventional as the fact that he has no last name. And, as a PI, he can't ignore the mystery surrounding this group. In a bid for answers, he leads them on a convoluted trek finding himself in a clash of wills with their alluring leader and answers that slide dangerously close to the tribe he loves and a danger that no one imagined.
Gigi, Ellen, Lilly… three women so desperate to change their lives that they turn to the mysterious Dr. Kite, who offers them an implant that can control their mind. Will Gigi find her true love? Can Ellen’s miraculous, sudden weight loss bring her romance and self-respect? Can Lilly put her bitter divorce behind her? They’re willing to risk it all to find the happiness they’ve always searched for. But sometimes your deepest desire can become your worst nightmare.
The perfect family? It cracked when Jenna Bergstrom was fourteen and shattered a few years later. Secrets followed by tragedy will do that to you. Now Jenna’s ailing grandfather needs her expertise to restore the family’s legendary artists’ retreat known as Sinner’s Grove. Reluctantly she agrees to help, but there’s a problem… She’ll have to work side-by-side with the ex-love of her life. Brit Maguire knows heartbreak. Jenna was the girl of his dreams until she disappeared from his life completely. Now she’s back, and the feelings he’s pushed aside just won’t stay put. But as the architect for the Sinner’s Grove renovation, he’s got more important things on his mind—like finding out who wants the project scrapped badly enough to kill for it. Finding his way back to Jenna won’t count for anything if Brit can’t keep her safe. Sinner’s Grove is your entry point to a pulse-pounding romantic suspense series that spans the generations. If you like edge-of-your-seat mysteries, sizzling chemistry, and twists you won’t see coming, then you’ll love A.B. Michaels’ award-winning novel.
Lured into the demon’s lair. In a nightmare I can’t escape, I find true evil exists. They have no mercy. Can I survive their wicked savagery? *This Dark Omegaverse Romance is not for the faint of heart. If explicit scenes, violence, and D/s themes offend you, please abstain. Proceed with caution.*
At ninenteen, Andrea Gordon's life was forever changed. After proving herself instrumental in a bank hostage crisis, she became one of Omega Sector's top agents. Four years later, her skill at reading people is unrivaled—until she meets fellow profiler Brandon Han. Paired together to track a serial killer who has been targeting exotic dancers, the two become entangled beyond the case. Their mutual attraction deepens as they get closer to the truth. But when Andrea's own sordid past surfaces, they will both be forced to question everything about the assignment…and each other.
A shooter’s sudden attack compels Navy SEAL Garrett Flynn to block the bullet aimed at a beloved movie star’s heart. When Garrett takes the job as her bodyguard, he vows to protect her from harm. But he doesn’t expect to fall in love. Marlene Parks struggles to the top in Hollywood but with a heavy heart. Her father and older brother died in battle, family losses that shaped her life. She vows not to get involved with a military man, so falling for her SEAL bodyguard is out of the question. The dangers from the killer’s attempts on Marlene’s life draw her closer to Garrett. When desire fills her heart, she must decide if love is worth the risk. Yet Garrett has a dark secret that may be the clue to why Marlene is a target. But if he reveals the truth, it could destroy their future together. Don’t miss this powerful, suspenseful military romance!
Love~Secrets~Survival Cassie’s story—Her love may heal him, but his secret may destroy her. One terrifying, emotional mission to return a family heirloom sends Cassie on an unexpected search for the person she never knew she needed. Luke is tough, strong, and was once the best cop in town. Until the mob took away the one person he ever wanted. Now he’s trapped in fear over the man he’s become. Cassie wants to bring him redemption, but fears she will never open her heart again. Each is the only one who can understand the other. If they’d just let their walls down.
Evil roams the streets of New Orleans... Surrounded by the romance and mystery of the French Quarter, psychics Trudy Tucker and Levi Wolfe search for a taker of lives. Combining their unique skills, they zero in on a serial killer who has been murdering for more than a decade. Their suspect is in a wheelchair, partially paralyzed in an accident a few years ago, but the latest victim was murdered after his paralysis. Are they on the wrong track or has the murderer found a protégé to continue his reign of horrors?
I moved to the mountains to get away. Just a small cabin tucked into the hills, it was perfect. I needed some solitude after a rough stint in the military. It changed me, and I needed some time to reflect. Now my demons and the big city are just tiny dots in the rearview mirror. Small town life was good...then she came along. Trouble in a tight dress, and I’m a sucker for trouble. I should have known better. I should have stayed away. But once she got those legs wrapped around me, and I tasted those sweet, succulent lips, I knew I was never going to let her go. Rugged is a standalone romance with a healthy dose of steam, with no cheating, no cliffhangers and a guaranteed happily ever after.
When Aaron Stryder was forced into marrying Mary Doyle – a criminal mastermind – he knew that his life would never be the same. Trapped in a loveless marriage under the threat of violence, he soon falls for Mary's younger sister Sara, who is everything that her sister is not. They knew that their relationship was dangerous, but they never expected what was to come. Mary discovers their betrayal and doesn't take it lightly. She tries to keep them apart however she can, exhausting her resources and going to any lengths to get what she wants, no matter who becomes collateral damage. Will the two lovers get away unscathed, or will Mary end their lives before they get the chance?
It’s been months since Laurel left her home and family to escape her destiny – a destiny that has her giving birth to a demigod. She’s getting by with the help of Aurore, a Titaness with a dangerous secret of her own, who becomes charged with Laurel’s protection. One day, when Laurel accidentally meets the now cold-blooded Sampson, she knows she has lost his love for good. And when she learns the ugly truth about her mother’s death, she never again wants to have anything to do with the Olympians, resigning herself to a future in safety among the Titans. Only when she finds out that the Keepers will stop at nothing to get her back, and that her family is in immediate danger, she returns to Sooke where the son of darkness is waiting for her – and he is determined to fulfill his and Laurel’s destiny.
Never back down, never turn your back, and never fall in love. Those are the rules Vernon Newell learned from his father, and he applies them with a vengeance. Head of a multi-million dollar criminal enterprise, Vernon Newell doesn’t let family ties or misplaced sympathy get in his way. But there is one chink in his armor—Sirena Patras, the beautiful young girl he seduced eight years ago on a Greek island. When Vernon discovers that Bella Bell, a prospering tattoo artist in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is actually Sirena, he sets out to woo and win her. Despite her attraction to the fabulously sexy man, Bella wants nothing to do with a hard-headed, ruthless criminal. But when her shop is firebombed and Vernon disappears, Bella must choose to forsake her career and go back into hiding or risk her life to save the only man she has ever loved.
Sold by my father to a group of strange men, I vow to never trust another male again. When my buyers turn out to be scientists who plan to experiment on me, I pray for a savior. Fate sends me a savage, horned alien alpha instead. Can I learn to trust him, or is he as cruel as the rest of his gender? **This story is knot for the faint of heart. It is a dark action-packed Omegaverse story set in a world where violence and sexual situations occur. Scenes are not glossed over. Sensitive readers please abstain.**
He likes control and order. She refuses to be controlled. With his family history, Robert Farrell has faced his fair share of problems. Lucky for him, he's never been confronted with a problem he can't solve. And when someone starts manipulating his business deals and threatening the people in his life, Robert realizes it's time to gain control and take over. But when he can't control the sexy and mysterious tour guide who refuses his protection, Robert knows that it's up to him to convince her--one way or another. There is no way in Hell Malia Martin will be controlled by anyone--especially not by a Farrell, of all people. Destroying her childhood was all it took for Malia to despise the entire Farrell family--Robert included. The only thing she wants from the irresistible billionaire is distance--a great deal of distance. The only problem is: someone is threatening Malia after her one not-so-innocent encounter with Robert on the beach. Leave it to a Farrell to have a stalker--a stalker that's after her now. As Robert and Malia vie for the upper hand, their enemy closes in. Will the alpha tame the independent woman or will he die trying?
This Greek romance box set makes for perfect reading on the beach. The story oozes with tantalizing suspense, and the final twist will blow your mind! Lizzie is not your average tourist. She may have just arrived on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu, but her mind is not on having a good time. Far from it, Lizzie has a daunting task to undertake: to claim back her twin brother who was kidnapped twenty years earlier on her previous visit. In a cave. By an evil witch. When Lizzie sees her brother again, she receives the shock of her life. The witch has tricked her and won't let them be... Lizzie does her best to help her brother and do the witch's bidding, too afraid of losing him again. New friends help them adjust and have some fun, and then love comes into her life to bring new hope. For the first time, it seems possible to fight off the witch. All she has to do now is trust enough... Will she succeed? Will Corfu ever be again the perfect paradise she once knew? "It's a step up from Mills and Boon - much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland, with a bit of Gothic horror and Harry Potter-esque magic in the mix. And it's certainly a page-turner." ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu
For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body. Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.
Sometimes doing the right thing… means risking everything.
Excited to receive his very first assignment, Alpha Squad recruit Adam King is ready to jump head-first into the action. With the small town of Sevenoaks experiencing violent attacks on the local population, it’s up to Alpha Squad to find the cause. But when suspicions fall on the local shifter refugee camp, and especially Felicity Weir who volunteers there, Adam is forced to reevaluate his priorities. With his inner bear insisting she is his mate and the squad’s reputation hinging on a successful first mission, Adam is torn. How can he do his job when he’s unable to endanger the woman who appears to be their prime suspect?
Determined to help the displaced individuals streaming in from Europe build a new life for themselves, bear shifter Felicity Weir is forced to take matters into her own hands. Having looked after the shifter refugees camping near Sevenoaks, Felicity cannot accept that one of her kind would be capable of such violence. With the attacks and the mood in Sevenoaks growing more and more hostile, Felicity has no choice but to investigate the deaths herself… before tension toward these newcomers, and by proxy, towards her, ruins the only chance these people have at a fresh start.
With the local police hot on their heels, Felicity and Adam join forces. But will they be able to prove her innocence before public opinion is irreparably poisoned against the shifters? Or ...
Winter in Alaska sucks when one fall could cripple you for life. Undercover Detective Arlie Biggar had only seen the woman who bore his son five years ago on video. Now that they were in danger, he’d move from Alaska to Arizona to protect them…without letting them know who he was. Surprises abound in the first of eight books in the highly rated (and clean) romantic suspense series, Arlie Undercover.
When Hailey stumbles upon a backpack full of money on her nightly jog, she is forced to flee the security of her secret identity.
Although the sudden appearance of a man that had been flirting with her earlier seems odd, Hailey accepts Parkers help in getting the heavy bag home. Within moments of arriving, they escape under gunfire. The men it was intended for want it back, and Hailey has now made herself a target.
Safe in a motel room, the two of them discover the truth: although their meeting was an accident, Parker had been involved in the bags drop and she had been his assignment all along. Now, getting Hailey away safely is Parkers new mission. Together they struggle to put together the pieces of Haileys past and discover that they have more in common than they thought.
Being on the run, keeping Haileys family safe, and searching for clues to put away the man that wants her dead are hard enough. Falling in love in the middle of it all was the last thing either one of them expected.
Known as El Toro, street artist Alba Vargas is on the cusp of fame and fortune. Winner of a prestigious award, she is the toast of the New York City art scene. Or at least she will be, once she figures out how to act like a woman after living disguised as a boy for six years. If she is lucky, she might even attract the attention of the tattoo artist she has long loved from afar. Tattoo artist Fernando Pharaoh has betrayed everyone who ever cared about him, including El Toro, the street-wise graffiti artist who saved his life when all looked bleak. Depressed, he turns from his friends and becomes ensnared in a criminal enterprise run by a former enemy. Then the crime boss kidnaps Toro’s younger brother, Hanger. Blaming himself, Pharaoh sets out to rescue him, resolving to do one good thing in his life. But Toro has her own desperate plan to save her brother—one that will not only break Pharaoh’s heart—but will also destroy every hope and dream she has ever had.
In California’s Wine Country, Someone Wants Lily Dead When Lily Callahan returns home to California’s wine country, sparks fly amid a hail of bullets as she and U.S. Marshall Austin Jennings take cover. Money, fame, and love all come into play as motives when Lily and Austin try to find out who sent hired guns to kill Lily. The trouble begins soon after her beloved Aunt Lettie dies and leaves her estate to Lily—is it about the money? >>>Is Someone Trying To Replicate Lily's Soap Opera Murder? Is life imitating art? Lily’s trouble-making character in a long-running TV soap was recently killed by a paid hitman. Is a crazed fan trying to end Lily’s life as well as her acting career? Did her agent borrow a page from the script after Lily dismissed him? >>>An Old Flame Who Will Kill To Get What He Wants Lily’s surprised to find an old flame waiting for her when she returns home. Has he reached the point that if he can’t have her, nobody can? If it’s about an old love that’s become dangerous, the new one that propels Lily and Austin into each other’s arms won’t help. Life in small-town California wine country is a tangled vine of mystery, suspense, and intrigue. >>USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke, brings you the first book in the Calla Lily Mystery Series! Recipes Included Free to read in Kindle Unlimited
(Time Travel Romance: Adult) Savannah Warren and Tyeshia Morgan are the best of friends, but can that friendship withstand the test of time? Tyeshia is a statuesque black beauty with a romantic heart who captures the attention of a 200-year-old ghost bent on mischief. Savannah is responsible for opening the door that brings that mischievous specter into their life, and now she must find a way to close it before Tyeshia is lost forever, but can Savannah focus on what needs to be done when she’s distracted by a ghost of her own?
A human trafficker. A city suffering economic instability. A man and woman who are the only ones who can fix this mess - or be the ones responsible for the whole world burning... East coast girl Sylvia has been trapped in Portland, Oregon for a year, trying to make ends meet with her tenuously legal professions. When she's arrested yet again for solicitation, she's reunited with Agent Joseph Montoya, a man she has a history with. A hot, chemically-charged history full of desire, heat, and irrevocable mistakes. Joseph has an unusual proposition: if Sylvia goes undercover as the newly hired girlfriend of billionaire Alexander Sheen, a man under investigation for running a human trafficking operation, she'll have her record cleared. For a woman who has had nothing but bad luck over the past year, the offer is tempting. But Sylvia isn't one to jump into danger - although she is one to jump into love. Which is something else Joseph offers her, even though they both constantly deny it. Both Sylvia and Joseph have more than a criminal mastermind to overcome if they want to open their hearts again. They have to set aside their heartbroken pasts and realize that they're no longer a pair of damaged goods with no hope for real love. It's going to take a lot of convincing. For the both of them.
Immerse yourself in a Sinner’s Empire dark mafia romance trilogy from USA Today Bestselling Author Nikita Slater. Loyalty. Pride. Family. These are the only values that matter. Jozef is both nephew and enforcer to the Koba crime family. He is ruthless, brutal and completely loyal to his family. Shaun is a doctor working in the Ukraine with Doctors Without Borders. She’s logical, kind and honest. Shaun has been trained on how to deal with hostage situations, but nothing prepares her for Jozef or the life he’s forcing her into. From the operating room to an opulent glittering ballroom and a forced engagement, Shaun is wildly out of her depth. Every step she takes is monitored and the man who kidnapped her watches her like a feral dog preparing to strike. Caught in a deadly plight, Shaun has no choice but to give her heart to a killer or become another victim of organized crime. Sin of Silence is the 1st book in the Sinner's Empire trilogy. Books 2 & 3 are now available for purchase. NOTE: Sin of Silence contains sensitive subject matter, with some scenes containing elements of PTSD and panic attacks, please read with caution.
A failing marriage. A union separated by distance. An accidental encounter. Can the Edinburgh Fringe Festival work its magic? Kathy’s life is a mess. Sure, the job’s great and her home is to-die-for, but she spends way too much time on the midnight train to catch a few fraught hours with her musician husband, Jimmy. While he’s away, Dan-next-door looks dangerously attractive. On paper, Jimmy has it all. A talented wife, a successful rock band and nights in smart hotels. The gig at Edinburgh’s hottest arts festival is the culmination of years on the road, but the lack of harmony in his marriage makes him feel like a failure. He and Kathy fight to stay together, but events conspire to break them apart as they interact with colourful characters drawn to the Fringe. In this rock-music-inspired tale, three love stories intertwine as each player is forced to take stock of their lives and discover what is truly important.
A youthful mistake. A prison sentence served. But for Harley Ann Sanders, the past won’t stay there. It’s come looking for her in the form of her ex-boyfriend. The one who got her put in jail in the first place. However, Harley Ann has learned some lessons since then and she’s not about to let him bully her. She doesn’t know anything about where his partner hid the jewels from the robbery. Problem is, he doesn’t believe her and is willing to go as far as it takes to get the information he believes she has. Jesse Miller has come to Mercy, Mississippi to visit his recently married Brotherhood Protectors buddy, Ian Elliott, and to convince him to return to home base in Eagle Rock, Montana ASAP. He has no plans to get involved with a local girl. Especially one who is as hard headed as Harley Ann Sanders. But when he discovers she’s in danger from her ex, all his protective instincts kick in…along with his experience as a former Army Ranger. A race against time will bring them to the edge and back -- and reveal their true feelings for each other.
The residents of Rosehill Home for Gentlefolk have their peaceful, but tedious, lives overturned when recently bereaved Frank Chambers arrives. He immediately becomes the target of the wealthy, statuesque doyenne Joan Holloway-Potts-Jones who plots to make him her fifth husband. Frank is flabbergasted when he discovers his first love Dulcie Dooley is also living at Rosehill. His joy at finding her after fifty years is soon overshadowed by Joan’s insistence that she saw him first and that Dulcie must be eliminated. At first the pranks are comedic, but they soon develop a sinister undercurrent as Joan becomes increasingly determined to wrench the bewildered Frank away from Dulcie. When Joan finds Viagra in Frank’s pocket she assumes they’re for her and announces a night of passion. When he doesn't turn up, she flies into a jealous rage, throwing crockery at Dulcie’s door and wreaking havoc in Frank’s bedroom. The next morning, to the amusement of the other residents who’ve been placing bets since the start, she accuses Dulcie of trying to steal her man. When Dulcie announces that her daughter, Stella, is Frank’s Joan collapses with a heart attack and anaphylactic shock. Her only fan, the diminutive besotted Samuel Bristowe convinces her that Frank tried to poison her. Joan’s hold over Major Longley, the gay superintendent of the home, enables her to get away with her shenanigans but Frank’s infidelity sends her into a paranoid frenzy when he and Dulcie announce their futur ...
With finances and marriage strained to the breaking point, Rose and Henry Ball dream of new lives filled with romance and adventure. Then Fortune takes a hand. Against all odds, the couple win a record Powerball lottery. The sudden windfall is the answer to all their prayers. Or not...
Helpless to resist the siren's song, the Balls leap feet first into the intoxicating world of the super-rich. Henry drifts into treacherous waters on a mad Russian oligarch's yacht, while Rose throws caution to the wind and rushes headlong into the arms of a beautiful, dangerous ...
Eight years after she left, the holidays have brought Hailey Lambert back to--Caseville Michigan--the small town she couldn't wait to flee. Just months after her mother's death, her siblings want to put their father in a nursing home and rent out the family farm. Nate Jenkins--the high school crush she left behind the day after they acted on their mutual attraction--is the prospective tenant is Nate. Nate tried to leave small town behind too. That was the plan they both had, but life dealt him a different hand of cards to play. He's now back in Caseville, raising his daughter, and running his family's diner. Leasing the Lambert farm is the only way he can get his daughter the horse she desperately needs and has been prescribed as therapy for her speech disorder The only thing standing in the way is Hailey, the same woman who left him eight years ago without even saying goodbye. Can they get over all that's unspoken between them?
A dead celebrity chef boss. A mysterious and handsome new neighbor. A past she's desperate to forget. Lizzie's got a lot on her plate! A fun romantic mystery with all the right ingredients. Celebrity chefs, a yummy special agent and baking.
A terrible evil lurks in the mountain… Lizzie is not your average tourist. She may have just arrived on the idyllic Greek island of Corfu, but her mind is not on having a good time. Far from it, Lizzie has a daunting task to undertake: to claim back her twin brother who was kidnapped twenty years earlier on her previous visit. In a cave. By an evil witch. When Lizzie sees her brother again, she receives the shock of her life. The witch has tricked her… And, as if this weren’t enough, a handsome local steals her heart to complicate her life even further… "It's a step up from Mills and Boon - much more Mary Stewart than Barbara Cartland, with a bit of Gothic horror and Harry Potter-esque magic in the mix. And it's certainly a page-turner." ~Hilary Whitton Paipeti, author of In the Footsteps of Lawrence Durrell and Gerald Durrell in Corfu This highly imaginative Greek fantasy romance will intrigue and uplift you. It is also guaranteed to leave you longing for a visit to your closest Greek restaurant!
An Anthology A Savage Ghost Lia Savage reluctantly puts her dream of opening a dessert boutique on hold to help her dad remodel a castle he’s inherited in Washington State. Soon, a specter targets her younger sister. Lia enlists the help of strapping Coop Montgomery, the head gardener and her former crush. As they search together for a way to rid the castle of its ghost, the romance she used to dream about with Coop kindles. But Lia’s gentle giant means to stay in Washington while she’s determined to return to California. She must find the courage to face both the ghost and her future. With Coop. Or without him. Waves of Deceit Twenty-six-year-old Shelby Nash wants to break free of her controlling, billionaire father. With the completion of one more project for his company, she can branch out on her own. However, her ex-boyfriend’s been appointed as the new lead architect. She has to find a way to protect her heart from him while avoiding whoever’s making anonymous threats. Wade Masters did a poor job handling the news about the identity of his girlfriend’s father. Shelby walked out of his life without another word. Finally, four years later, Wade has a chance to win her back. As long as whoever’s targeted her doesn’t get her first.
From Book 1: Suspenseful and fast-paced, this short story will introduce you to Aurora Morelli and Kai Lawson; the characters who star in the full-length sequel "Roll the Dice" (to be released September 15, 2012). Forced to take on a new partner, after a serial rapist attacks her former one, annoys Aurora big time. Especially when he's the kind of hotshot she normally stays as far away from as possible. But, because they both want this man more than anything else, they ignore the irritating explosions they set off from one another. And finding this slimeball becomes their ultimate goal.
Nothing about their love has ever been typical. Filled with passion, Cade and Lecia’s commitment is purely magical. In a world where fantasy and reality collide, Seed on Fire is sure to take you on an unforgettable journey. Kaiden and Alicia Moore, originally from North Carolina, were enjoying a life full of love and passion. As a young, beautiful, and an upwardly mobile professional couple who had made their home in New York City, they were busy balancing their careers with the demands of a new marriage which as fate would have it, included an unexpected bundle of joy. They got pregnant on their honeymoon and so began their adventure in this novel, a sexy, suspense romance of a multi-cultural couple with elements of fantasy that is also the prequel to the novel The Fire God Tour. Their relationship will forever be changed by a series of nightmarish events that threaten their love and the life of their unborn child. Will their commitment to each other be enough to cope with the challenges? Come and join them on their journey of joys, fears, and excitement awaiting the birth of their son, Miles Aridio Moore.
Things were finally looking up for Douglas Tanner. His divorce was about to be final. His construction company was doing better than ever and he was ready to start a new beginning. He just hadn’t expected that new beginning included his long time friend and daughter of his business partner. But just as he expresses his new found feelings for Stacey, his soon to be ex-wife is found dead in the bottom of Lake George one day before he was to sign the divorce papers.
And Doug is the prime suspect. Not just in his wife’s murder. But also her lover’s disappearance.
New York State Trooper Stacey Sutten had just finished her rescue swimmer certification course and finally had some time to relax. Or so she thought as she’s called to a search and rescue mission. Only there was no rescue and the body she found just happened to be the wife of the man she was falling in love with.
Who shot Lucy Watson’s estranged brother, the popular high school teacher who brought snacks for the staff and volunteered to help troubled students? When Lucy Watson returns to her hometown in New Hampshire to bury her brother, she learns law enforcement is looking into several suspects. But soon the search for the killer grows intensely personal for Lucy. The police discover a fierce argument occurred the day of the murder between Lucy’s brother and his best friend Liam McAllister, Lucy’s first love. The cops shift their focus to Liam. Determined to get justice, Lucy becomes involved in the mystery and must choose to put her faith in Liam one last time, or face the truth; she is in love with her brother’s murderer.
The ancient power of the Gaelic Moon cries out to be awakened. Damn ghost, it’s all his fault… Mary Kelley gave up a successful business career in Minnesota and moved to Ireland to be with the spirit of her dead love, Sean Calhoun. After surviving a chaotic showdown with Sean’s ex-wife, she thought life would settle into something more normal. She should have known better. Sean is away training to be a more powerful specter, leaving Mary on her own to raise their very real, very naughty son. In the meantime, she's trying to rebuild the Gaelic Moon pub, become a witch, and help her “sort of brother-in-law” who is terrified that he’s cursed. How can she fix things? Overworked and nearing a breakdown herself, how can Mary save everyone else? How can she harness the power of the Gaelic Moon when she doesn’t even know what it is or how to use it? But the magic calls to her, and she can feel its power reaching for her soul …
Jackson Stiles is used to having bad days, but they’ve been especially bad since a certain tabloid reporter seems to have it out for him. Emma Green doesn’t mean any harm. She simply sees it as her duty to report the misdeeds of certain Private Detectives who charge too much in a society where people need more superheroes and less villains; something even Jackson has convinced himself he deserves to be called, deep in his gut. When the two of them realize they’re investigating the same suspicious circumstances, Emma makes Jackson an offer he only wishes he could refuse. But can the man who trusts no one allow the one woman he can’t stand help him get to the bottom of a murder he feels responsible for? Exposed and unsure, these two unexpected allies come together to unmask the mysteries cloaked in plain sight while uncovering secrets within each other. A lost soul and a seeker of truth travel down the road to redemption and discover more than they bargained for. Warning: this book contains strong language, sex, lies, conspiracy, murder, and sarcastic banter between characters.
I grew up with the perfect loving, kind family. My every wish was full filled. I married the most wonderful man, always proud, hard-working and in love with the family we created; two beautiful boys and a daughter, Erica. Life couldn’t be better until the secrets of my past surfaced. From my earliest years, memories were foggy and I always knew I was adopted. My parents never kept that from me. Piece by piece it all fell apart. Threatening incidents terrorized my family and livelihood. When our family dog was murdered in our home panic shot through me. We moved to the country in an effort to get rid of our stalker. Everything was peaceful again and returned to normal then I got a knock on my door... The deadly secrets of my past rushed forward as if they were never forgotten as I looked into the dark eyes of a stranger
"Like Grisham and Clancy... this title shines among the genre." -The US Review of Books Espionage. Assassins. Middle East. Homeland meets Syriana in the near future. When the CIA intercepts intelligence on a terrorist attack in Kuwait, Petra Shirazi, a former field agent, comes face to face with the Ahriman, one of Iran's deadliest assassins. Semi-finalist in Publisher's Weekly Booklife Prize for Fiction, Ahriman is fast paced suspense from Amazon Bestselling author Puja Guha. The story is led by a strong female protagonist who is pitted against her nemesis. To stop him, Petra must confront her past and the traumatic experience that took her out of the field. Fans of global espionage thrillers like Patriot Games, The Day of the Jackal,and The Spy Who Came in from the Cold will love this character-driven spy novel that takes you all over the world. ****** It was the year when global economies continued to plummet despite analysts' predictions of a turnaround. It was the year when the Kuwaiti National Assembly consisted of the largest Islamic contingent in more than two decades. It was the month when the price of oil plunged to twenty dollars a barrel. It was the month when the Emir of Kuwait dissolved the National Assembly for the thirteenth time in fifteen years. It was the day when the head of the Islamic majority of the Assembly hired an assassin and the CIA intercepted intelligence about a new wave of terrorist attacks. It was the day that would change the face of the Midd ...
Stealing Time is a fast paced time travel thriller set during the turbulent hurricane season of 2004. As Hurricane Charley churns a path of destruction towards Orlando, Ronnie Andrews and her best friend, Stephanie McKay, scramble to prepare for the storm. Ronnie seeks shelter at her boyfriend's weather lab while Steph waits for Nick hoping she won't have to face the hurricane alone. During the peak of the storm Ronnie is hurtled back in time to eighteenth-century London where she is caught in a web of superstition, deception, and lies. Accused of being a witch, Ronnie finds herself in a life and death struggle to return to her own time. Steph and Nick are thrust into the middle of the hurricane where it quickly turns into a living nightmare as she is faced with losing everything. Book 1 of the Stealing Time Trilogy. "A very clever concept, nicely executed by a wonderful storyteller. Stealing Time will have you on the edge of your seat!" Suzanne Kelman, Multi-award winning writer and author of The Rejected Writers Book Club.
From Book 1: An introvert, Special Agent Francesca moves to Las Vegas to escape her powerful, domineering mother. On arrival, multiple obstacles challenge her. She needs to approach a father shes never met, a man who doesnt even know she exists. Then she must play the role of a loving fiance with a stranger. One who makes her question every unexpected emotion he provokes. Craving the chance for real undercover work, she grabs the opportunity to be involved in cleaning up gang corruption in a nasty neighborhood. When she poses as the new owner of a hotel, the deadly-dangerous situation ramps up and shes forced to fight her way from one conflict to the next.
Sean Collins, Psychiatrist and LVPD Profiler, has never known anyone like Francesca Donovan. From first sight, he believes her to be a screwball but her beauty and maddening personality attracts him. Despite her prickly disposition, which gets them into a load of trouble, her rotten driving skills and her constant battles, hes hooked. Once hes roped into a mock engagement with her, his desire to make it real takes precedence over everything else in his world.
Is your sister overbearing? Mine certainly is, always has been.
Rhea thinks that just because she's older than me that she can still make my decisions for me. Not anymore.
Sure, I followed her to Colorado to get away from our father several years ago, but now that we're unexpectedly back in New York, I want to know more about the company our father built, especially now that I've laid eyes on my childhood crush, Jacob, again.
There's just something about his charisma, his confidence, and his body that I must get to know better.
But I'm torn, conflicted even, between my sister's love and Jacob's renewed affections.
It's as if the universe is forcing me to choose between the two greatest loves of my life...and did I mention that I may be engaged already?
After our fathers' recent tragic deaths in an unexplained plan crash, I'm determined to take MayCare Enterprises to new heights and to do even more good for the community than ever before.
But Rhea, Harlow's sister, is dead-set against keeping the company whole, intending to liquidate all of our assets instead and walk off with a fat paycheck.
I can't let that happen considering all the good we're doing, and only Harlow, my childhood crush, stands in her way.
Now that we're back together, I know that together we can move mountains, but Rhea is a force unto herself...and that's to say nothing o ...
Lexi Sobado's life does't ever follow her carefully laid plans. Spyder McGraw, Lexi's long-time family-friend and mentor, shows up in town, bringing more questions than answers. A new neighbor, Maria Rodriguez, moves into Lexi's neighborhood - their pasts dangerously linked together. And grief, as Lexi mourns her late husband, Angel, tangles itself around her feelings for Striker Rheas. At work, at home, in her heart, Lexi can't seem to find the sense of peace and security that she craves. In Missing Lynx, we follow Lexi as she tries to work her way to a better life. Just as Lexi seems to move in the right direction, she becomes a pawn in a deadly international game. Lexi's teammates scramble to find her before it's too late. Lexi is fighting for her life.
When I first laid eyes on him, I should have run the other way. Trouble was written all over him, from the confident swagger in his stride and seductive curl of his lips, to his smug, knowing looks. Jaxson was irresistible . . .and I fell hard. Then he was killed. Now the ruthless, unforgiving boss of an underworld organization thinks I did it. I've gone rogue, hell-bent on both revenge and redemption. Whatever it takes, I'm going to finish a job that began nine months ago. An unauthorized assignment that turned horribly, devastatingly wrong. My miscalculation. My fault. My heart left shattered into incomplete pieces which will never wholly fit back together again. But first I have to outsmart the hired killer they've sent after me; a killer who knows my every move, who's been inside my head, who owns my heart. I'm the traitor, Kylie. The rogue mercenary. His newest assignment. And this is our love story.
When deception leads to vengeance, it’s only your heart you can trust. Time and distance hasn’t impacted Ken “Boss” Patrick’s love for Samantha “Sugar” Milton. When faced with the chance to move them from friends to lovers, forces out of his control make the stakes impossibly high. His mission to win her heart becomes a frantic task to save both of their lives. To survive a new injury and being captured by their target, Ken must rely on the woman he loves but no longer trusts. With Sugar’s difficulty to separate truth from deception, Ken’s only chance is to convince the agent who holds his heart that the forces working against them are the true enemy.
Does the Stalker seek revenge, justice, or stolen jewels? The Stalker has tracked a target for thirty-nine years and won't be easily stopped by a pair of ship’s detectives. Now DNA profiling might lead to the target, endangering innocents along the way. Natalia and Jason work together on the cruise ship, Sea Mist, and they must stop the Stalker from harming identical twins onboard the ship! Hundreds of suspects are cruising the western Caribbean, including six sets of identical twins participating in the Twins Project. It all began with the Jonestown Massacre of 1978. The supposed suicide of Jim Jones prompted an intense manhunt by his enforcement team, the Red Brigade, which honed skills needed to capture or kill the illusive prey. Who is the man the Stalker is seeking? Which pair of twins are in danger? Natalia and Jason accompany the twins on shore excursions, and discover that preventing a crime is more difficult than solving one. The partners work to unmask the culprit and protect the twins. Will Natalia and Jason be able to stop a well-prepared assassin? DNA STALKER is an intense thriller combined with romance and mystery set in exotic destinations. The book is clean with limited violence and no “blush-worthy” scenes.
Book One A romantic detective series novel Ex-special ops legend Dane Blaise is desperate to recruit Shana George, but he'd never let her know it. She's too gorgeous, too smart and too much like him. But he needs her. She has impressive skills and if he’s honest, he needs her to keep him grounded. Most of all, Dane wants to keep Shana on the island because he can't get past his insane longing for her. With the lure of money and a laid-back lifestyle, Shana quit Scotland Yard to partner with Dane. Let's face it, she made her choice with her gut--or more accurately her heart--rather than her brains. She and Dane may be good partners in crime-fighting, but they are all wrong for each other in every other way possible. He's soulless and lost and likely has more wounds from his past than the bullet and knife scars scorching his body. But she's crazy. About him. Headquartered in Dane's beach shack, Beachcomber Investigations specializes in impossible odds and last ditch efforts. Their first assignment is to protect Dane's old special ops buddy, Acer. They need to find whoever paid a sniper to take a shot at Acer--before the sniper takes another shot and doesn't miss. Dane and Shana need to be on top of their game to keep Acer alive, and not on top of each other. But each of them is secretly worried whether that’s possible--and worried about what will happen if it’s not.