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Glass Houses by Stella Cameron
Stephanie Rowe - 2009
The last thing Cort wants is a woman who reminds of what he's lost, but that's exactly what he gets when a sexy accountant from Seattle climbs into his cockpit with a deadly stalker on her tail.After a tragic climbing accident, Kaylie Fletcher fled Alaska and the life she once knew, with no plans to return. But when her family mysteriously disappears on Mt. Denali, she must brave decades-old trauma and come home to find them before it's too late. The only person who can help her is a dangerously sexy bush pilot who is everything she doesn't want…and everything she burns for.When the rescue mission turns into a cat and mouse game in the wilds of Alaska, Kaylie and Cort are in a deadly race with a madman who is always one step ahead of them. To survive, they must learn to trust each other, and open their hearts to the hope and love they both abandoned so long ago.
Sharon Sala - 2010
After one horrifying moment of shared recognition, Cari knew her life hinged upon whether she could outrun Lance and the hurricane-spawned tornado that was barreling down on their heels.Just when she thinks she's lost Lance and heads for home, the storm throws in yet another twist that will change her fate--forever.Cari's house, her family--her entire life--have been wiped out by the storm. Badly injured herself, and knowing Lance will come after her, she trades clothing and ID with the near-identical cousin who'd been visiting and flees to Baton Rouge. While the world mourns Cari North, she begins an agonizing recovery as her cousin Susan--until Susan's boss calls her bluff and finds himself drawn into her incredible tale.Hunted by a man she once loved, sheltered by a man she hardly knows, Cari chooses to become the bait...and plots the twist of a lifetime to catch a killer.
Nancy C. Weeks - 2017
He is off limits. A sexual dance between her and Alec fractures Emersyn’s close relationship with her father just moments before a sniper’s bullet rips Joe D’Azzo from her life.The forensic report ties the fatal bullet to an ongoing spree of sniper killings across the state. Her father's murder wasn’t a random act of violence, and Emersyn can't stay clear of his case. Alec could help her find the true motive, but while he makes her heart race, history taught her a hard lesson. She can’t trust him. She can't trust anyone.Thrown together, they uncover a decades-old disappearance of a college student, and Joe D'Azzo was a person of interest. The investigation takes a deadly twist. Can they learn to trust each other with their hearts to save their lives?
Double or Nothing
Donald Wells - 2009
From Donald WellsThe author of The Fix-It Man & The Reynolds Family SagaDOUBLE OR NOTHINGDavid Manning suddenly realizes that he's being watched.The woman, not much more than a girl really, appears to be homeless.David tries to ignore her but the girl soon follows him wherever he goes and so David decides to confront her.What happens next will send his life spiraling out of control in ways that he could never have imagined and, that in the end,will either unite him with his soul mate, or send him to an untimely and violent death.
Sherri Hayes - 2010
Being CEO of Stanton Enterprises is never something she wanted to do, but when her father tells her she’s the only one he can trust to run the company in his absence she can’t say no.Within hours of stepping into her father’s office she comes face-to-face with her father’s head of security, Matthew Andersen. The attraction is instantaneous and undeniable. Unfortunately, Cali can’t act on it. She’s his boss for the next three months and it wouldn’t be appropriate to cross that line.Little does she know, fate is determined to throw them together at every turn. Someone is after her father’s company and now they've set their sights on her. Can Matthew and Cali figure out who’s behind the threats before it’s too late and still keep things strictly professional?(This books was originally published by The Writer's Coffee Shop Publishing House in 2010 under the name Hidden Threat.)
Dinah McCall - 2002
Storyline: When the fingerprints of a recent murder victim turn out to be the exact match for a man who supposedly died 30 years earlier, FBI agent Jack Dolan heads to Montana and the dead man's last reported address. He finds a peaceful little town, best known for its medical miracles and dedicated doctors, and an intriguing woman in Isabella Abbott. Jack suspects someone ruthless is lurking in the shadows-a hired assassin code-named Hawk - someone with orders to kill. But what secrets are worth dying for? And what is Isabella's part in the savage mountain mystery that surrounds White Mountain? The more Jack learns, the more he understands why the secrets of White Mountain must be kept hidden...
Jami Davenport - 2019
She makes a deal with the devil--a gorgeous, irreverent soldier turned PI. She’s in over her head and sinking fast. The last thing Bronson Warner ever wanted was to be a groom. The second to the last thing he ever wanted was to be a dad. Through a weird twist of fate, he's now both within the span of a few weeks. His solitary life has been turned upside down and stomped on by a wife who’s his exact opposite and teenagers who have their own tragic secret, and it's his responsibility to keep them all safe. As Bronson strives to protect his new family, he realizes not only are their lives in danger, but so is his heart.
The Third Wife
Jasmine Cresswell - 2002
She felt on desperation to escape the nightmare of her Colorado home - an isolated rural community that condoned her forced polygamous marriage to become one man's third wife.Fifteen years later, Anna is working as a federal probation officer in Denver. A fighter for the underdog, even she cannot escape the cynicism of her profession. She doesn't expect much from her newest parolee, just the usual sob story about being innocent and misunderstood. But Joe Mackenzie is different.A white-collar criminal convicted of embezzlement, Joe is tough, quiet, determined...and innocent. Now he's looking for justice. And he's about to pull Anna into his world, one that will lead her back to the past she'd left behind - one that will reach out to ensnare them both in it's dangerous secrets and deadly schemes, where the passion between them is threatened by the grim reach of murder.
Dana Mason - 2012
When she finds herself in an abusive relationship, this lesson serves her well. Eight years later, she's settled back in her hometown and less fearful than she's ever been in her life. She's a first-grade teacher, and with few friends and less family around, she has what she wants, a quiet life under the radar where she can be free of her past and live quietly. Until one night and one brutal act of violence changes everything. Injured and afraid, Sarah wants to run again, but Mark Summors refuses to let her go. Mark was born and raised in Santa Rosa. He married his high school sweetheart and never questioned his life, until he found his wife with another man. Now divorced, he wants something more. He's passionate about his job, he wants to protect people, and he devotes his life to it. This time, he's protecting more than just another client, he's protecting his future; at least, Sarah Jennings will be his future, once he convinces her she loves him. When Sarah agrees to let Mark help, she doesn't anticipate just how important of a role he'll play in her future or how the violence in her past will come back to threaten them both.
Alison Henderson - 2013
Her bodyguard agency is teetering on the brink of bankruptcy, her grandmother keeps hatching plots to marry her off, and someone is trying to kill her latest client. All she wants is to safely escort thriller writer and former CIA agent Carter Devlin on his cross country book tour and collect her check, but two obstacles stand in her way: a shadowy assailant and her growing attraction to her dashing client.Carter Devlin has agreed to accept the beautiful and determined Ms. Li as a bodyguard primarily to appease his publisher. After all, who would want to kill a beat-up, retired ex-spy on a book tour? But when the attacks turn deadly, he soon learns there’s more to Madelyn than a pretty face and tempting body. Will the spark become a flame before a killer snuffs it out?
Dangerous Games: Come Lie with Me / Fatal Justice
Linda Howard - 2013
Therapist Dione Kelly is his final hope—if he can bring himself to trust the woman whose past is shrouded in mystery. Dione wants only to help Blake recover, but as his strength returns, so does his desire to unearth her secrets. When they give in to the passion that flares between them, Dione just might find that her patient is the only one who can heal her private pain. Fatal Justice Standing over the body of a Supreme Court nominee, Lieutenant Sam Holland is hip-deep in another high-profile murder case. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up—but it's also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention. The pressure is on for Sam to find the killer, but when long-buried secrets threaten to derail her relationship with Nick, Sam realizes that while justice can be blind, mixing romance with politics has the potential to be fatal….
Susan Crandall - 2008
Madison and her fourteen-year-old adopted son, Ethan, take refuge in Buckeye, a small town in eastern Tennessee where her father had grown up. Despite the tranquility, Madison and Ethan feel like outsiders. But Gabe Wyatt, the local sheriff, is determined to welcome them to the town. He immediately falls for this beautiful journalist from the city. Madison resists Gabe's advances, but he's persistent and unlike anyone she's ever met before. As a romance develops between them, Madison becomes comfortable in the rural setting, and when Ethan becomes friends with Jordan, a fellow outsider at school, Buckeye begins to feel like home. But a tragic death changes everything for them. When Jordan's father is murdered during a weekend camping trip, Ethan becomes the prime suspect. Gabe's investigation of the murder causes a rift in his relationship with Madison. As small town gossip builds a damaging case against Ethan, Madison races to discover the truth. Heartbroken and lost, she struggles to find anyone who will believe in her and Ethan, despite their past.
J.D. Faver - 2012
Rafael never gave up hoping for Chloe’s return. She inherits her father’s shrimp boat and irascible crew, enabling her to make a living. Rafael’s passion breaks down her emotional barriers, but her impetuous nature draws her into a cruel vortex where she runs afoul of old and new enemies. Previous rivalries emerge, pitting Rafael against the heir-apparent to a crime dynasty. With the body count rising, Rafael and Chloe battle an infatuated but vicious drug lord, kidnappers, and a twisted curandero (Mexican healer). Will they survive the violence and be able to forge a life together?