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Shadows


Melody Anne - 2020
    When they make it out, they’re eventually invited into a new team, where they come together with Tyrell Rice, aka, Smoke, Steve Bregon, aka, Brackish, and Hendrick Meeks, aka, Green. All five men are former Special Forces who know how to work hard and play harder. Unbeknownst to all of them is it might not be just their lives on the line — it might be their hearts, and these fierce warriors might just feel their feet knocked out from beneath them without ever seeing it coming.Carl Schwartz meets Avery Klum, a defense attorney getting the wrong men released back on the streets. He thinks he’s going to bring justice to those without a voice, but maybe she’ll be the one bringing something to his life he didn’t need or even know he wanted. Can he walk away from the woman when his new mission starts? Or will he fall in the line of duty? It’s not going to be an easy decision, and it might be taken out of his hands.If you love romance, passion, action and men you’ll want to come and rescue you, then dive on in for this brand new series people haven’t been able to put down.

Destiny's Delta


Becca Jameson - 2020
    She never should’ve said yes to his proposal in the first place, and she's been plagued by her choices for over a decade.She was his biggest regret...Trent Dawkins has been married to the army ever since he walked away from his brother's funeral...and the woman he loved. Delta Team Three is his family. Destiny has avoided him for all these years. Does seeing him remind her of his brother?Can the two of them face their demons and move forward?A chance encounter leads to a flood of emotional baggage. Neither of them is certain they can repair the damage. There are so many obstacles. Distance, secrets, a threat to Trent’s life… Maybe they weren’t meant to be.** Destiny's Delta is the 2nd book in the Delta Team Three Series. Each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhanger endings.

The 707 - The complete Series ( Free, Freeing Jasper, Finally Free, Freedom): A Black Ops Romance


Riley Edwards - 2018
    I joined the Army and left behind everything. A life I hated. And the only woman I had ever loved. I thought I was doing the right thing, but my good intentions quickly turned into my biggest regret. One night. One kiss. One final farewell was all I was allowed before I was sent overseas never to return. I took my love for her to my grave. Year after year, I hide in the shadows and watch Lily mourn. She sits by a cold headstone and spills her secrets to a dead man. So many times I wanted to comfort her, tell her the truth, love her. But I couldn't. She'd never understand. The man she'd loved was gone, and it was my fault he never returned. But when a terrorist out for revenge threatens Lily's safety, I'm forced out of the darkness. My secret is exposed, and I'm going to claim the one woman I have no business loving. Freeing Jasper The moment Jasper heard Emily Jenkins' sultry voice he was transfixed. An instant and heated reaction that wound its way through his soul and warmed his skin. The inexplicable connection was broken as fast as it began. Emily has a son. Jasper doesn't "do" kids. When her life spirals out of control, will Jasper be able to let go of his tragic past and save Emily and her son? Or has the Special Forces Soldier found his weakness - a history he cannot let go of? Emily Jenkins lost her husband on the battlefield and was left to pick up the pieces of her broken heart while finding a way to raise her son alone. Jasper Walker is known for being the playboy of his team. Professionally, he is a tier one assassin - a trained killer. Personally, he blows through women giving them no more than a week in his bed as he privately struggles to move on from the woman that is forever lost to him. When their lives collide, Jasper finds out he's not the only one with secrets. There is more to the black-haired beauty Emily than a widowed single mother. Finally Free Blake Porter was one of the lucky ones. She’d met the man she was going to marry while she was in high school. She thought she was living a fairytale; the nerdy wannabe journalist dating the gorgeous star quarterback. One wrong move proved to irrevocably alter the course of their lives. Betrayed by the girl he loved, Levi McCoy left for the Army and never looked back. Blake’s deception pierced his soul and shattered his heart. He used the pain to his advantage and became cold and calculating - the perfect Black Ops soldier. Over a decade later, the 707 has been called in to rescue a reporter embedded in a deadly terrorist cell, and Levi’s shocked to learn it’s the one woman who’d once owned his heart. But Blake is no longer the naive teenager she’d once pretended to be. She’s something far more dangerous. With bombs exploding, blood being spilled, and the terrorists closing in, they both battle the memories of their beautiful beginnings and shared history. Levi and Blake face off in a showdown of wills. In one corner, Levi is determined not to fall for the woman he’s never stopped loving. In the other, Blake tries to hold on to her self-respect and not beg Levi to hear the truth. When the lies and deception are revealed will they survive with their hearts and lives intact? FREEDOM She’s the game changer he wishes he’d never met. Nolan Clark is the last man standing. While he is happy his teammates have found love, he’s even happier to be single.

Never Mine


Megan Mitcham - 2017
    Jillian Cooper never wanted Callum, until a dream morphs him from her best friend's husband to a singular nocturnal fantasy. Revolted by her own mind and loyal to a fault, she refuses to give the dream life. Still, it manages to make her awkward around her only family; Amery, Callum, and their two stunning daughters. As an orphan and an Explosive Ordinance Tech with the Navy, things have a way of crashing down around her. The world crumbling call came in the form of a single car, single fatality accident. Amery died. While she spins in dizzying circles, the girls she's loved since they were in their momma's belly cling to her. When Callum's strong arms fortify them and keep them all from falling apart, Jillian's inner struggle reaches a breaking point. She does the only thing she can to honor her friend's memory... run to the other side of the world to contract for Titan Group, an elite private securities force in need of an EOD. Callum Bradfield adapts and overcomes. Even after the tragic death of his wife, his core values as a Navy SEAL march him forward... to safer waters. His gig as mission transport for Base Branch - the special operations force for the UN - isn't as adrenaline laden, but he refuses to make his girls orphans. Things are beginning to regroup when Jillian bales on his girls - and him - without a word. To ensure she's safe, he hacks her personal information and follows the crumbs into Titan's database. Crossing that line gets them both under a microscope in the middle of a desert, searching for the proof they need to show their innocence, while he tries to convince Jillian he's more than just her dream.

Reclaiming Izabel


Victoria Paige - 2018
    Not long after, a cruel twist of fate ripped away the last part she had of him. Grief and devastating loss almost broke her, but she survived. Focusing on building her childhood dream was her lifeline. But just when she thought her heart could move on, her past came barreling back, making her question if the struggles of the past were all for nothing. Three years ago Drake Maddox made the toughest decision of his life. To protect his wife and avenge his brothers, the Navy SEAL faked his death. Injuries and the loss of his team marked his soul, but it was losing Izabel and their unborn child that nearly broke him. Focusing all his time and skills on finding the enemy was his lifeline. Returning to his wife had always been his dream, but reclaiming Izabel might prove to be his ultimate nightmare. Because his wife may never forgive him for betraying their vows.

Small Town SEALs: The Complete Series Bundle


Vivian Wood - 2017
     Men who know what they want. And men you simply can’t resist. Over 200,000 words of fast paced, white hot romance! Fall in love with these drop-dead-gorgeous but deadly SEALs as they each find their true love. Second chances, fake wives, and dark pasts? Nothing can stand in their way of conquering what they truly desire. Four women, four sexy, rugged ex-SEALs on their knees, eager to please the women they adore. Find all of these stories and more in this collection! Contains: SEAL’s Bride SEAL’s Kiss SEAL’s Touch Hard Candy Christmas AND an all new novella! A sexy SEAL’s second chance at love. A woman with a dark past, falling for a handsome SEAL. A deadly SEAL, saving the life of his fake wife… and true love.

His to Shelter


Em Petrova - 2020
    To save and protect is a creed that goes beyond simply guarding their wards—it’s a way of life. And these guys are his heart and soul, his brothers…and the family he’ll never have. Now, his next call is to find the one woman who always had a grip on his heart. Eighteen years ago, he walked away from her. But she’s thrown back into his arms—and under his protection.As a JAG Corps Officer, Rose Kilbourn never expected to be kidnapped for doing her job. And there’s only one man who can save her. Back in the day, she believed Oz was the man for her. Then he vanished, leaving her with a secret she can’t confide to another soul on Earth.If Oz had chosen a different path, he might have Rose now. But a man who’s lied, cheated and killed to save those he guards doesn’t deserve the sweetness of a woman like Rose. Still, he can’t help but steal moments while he can, and Rose can’t bring herself to walk away from the happily ever after she always wanted. Now she must decide whether or not to share her secret before it’s too late. But she doesn’t want to lose the man she loves, the man who must protect her or die trying.

Nori's Delta


Lori Ryan - 2020
    Protecting a State Department official is just another assignment until he discovers that Eleanor Bonham is Nori Duncan, the one that got away. He can protect her from enemy forces in the Republic of Kazarus, but can he defend his heart from the woman who used to be his everything?She’s not going to fall for a soldier boy…High school was a long time ago, and Eleanor is no longer the heartbroken girl who ended things with Heath. She doesn’t have time for love, not if she’s going to rise in the ranks at State Department. But Heath is even more handsome than he was back then, and his years in the military have honed him into a man completely unlike the boy she once knew. With his sights set on her, how can she resist?The mission in Kazarus is as important as it is dangerous. Eleanor and Heath will need to rely on one another if they are going to see the mission through. But will they be able to overcome past pain for the hope of a future?

Breaking Silence


Elle James - 2020
    Long-term relationships are out of the question.Until he meets a nurse who’d risk her life for someone she doesn’t know…After her mother died of a broken heart, nurse Nora Michaels joined the Army to do something to help others and to escape her sad memories. Deployed to Afghanistan, she hopes she’s making a difference, especially when she treats a cranky wounded soldier who just might be more broken than she is.When the local orphanage where she volunteers is overrun by Taliban, Nora and the little orphan girls are kidnapped and taken into the hills where they are to be sold to sex traffickers.They need a miracle to save them.Rucker and his team receive intel on the location of the nurse and children taken from the orphanage. In an operation to save them, Rucker and Nora are separated from the others and must traverse enemy territory to find their way back to safety. Along the way, they learn to rely on and trust each other, discovering a passion they never expected to find in the harsh hills of a war-torn country.

Bang for the Buck


Margaret Madigan - 2016
    He grew up on a thoroughbred farm in Kentucky, but he joined the Navy to escape the pain of watching his mom die a long, slow death of cancer. Since then he’s lived with the guilt and dedicated his life to protecting others, carefully guarding his heart along the way. Melinda Emerson loves chemistry but isn't so crazy about people. A pharmaceutical chemist with social anxiety, she’ll happily climb through a jungle canopy in search of medicinal plants, but put her in the middle of a party and she passes out. As the only child of older parents, she struggled watching her father fall victim to Alzheimer’s, and is determined to find a cure. Instead, she discovers a cognitive enhancer that has everyone from the CIA to the Russian mafia after her and her new invention. When Melinda's social anxiety spikes at a friend’s barbecue, she lands in Buck’s arms. After their one-night stand, Melinda makes a desperate call to Buck for help when her lab is attacked by Russian terrorists intent on kidnapping her and stealing her drug research. He blasts in guns-a-blazing, but under his watch, the relentless Russians manage to kidnap both of them, holding them hostage on board a container ship steaming toward the motherland. Now Buck must protect Melinda, her research, and his heart as he embarks on the mission of his life.

Danger Signs (Delta Force Echo: An Iniquus Action Adventure Book 1)


Fiona Quinn - 2021
    

Hostile


Leila Haven - 2015
     There wasn't a woman in town that could convince me to go back to my place instead of theirs. Once I blew my load, I was gone. I didn't have time for love. But this isn't back home. This is the middle of a God damn war zone and I haven't scored a woman in months. The pressure built up between my legs is unbearable. Then she comes around with that smokin' hot body. Taunting me with it every chance she gets. Worse yet, the damn woman won't shut up. Of course she's a reporter. Of course she wants answers. She's nothing but trouble. If only I realized just how much trouble. This girl turned my world upside down and I didn't even get a chance to say goodbye. HOSTILE is a standalone romance with hot sex, strong language, and an HEA.

Taken by the SEAL


Callie Harper - 2017
    I'd been prepping my cabin in the woods for my own getaway. I'm an ex-SEAL, but my instincts are still strong. One glimpse of her innocent, terrified eyes and I know I need to save her. I'd been working with the bad guys, but all it takes is one look at Olivia and I'm back playing the hero, rescuing the damsel in distress. Now we're in my remote cabin, hidden away from the world. My little curvy virgin is looking up at me with a mix of innocence, fear and desire.The need to possess is burning through my veins. She thinks she needs to escape. She's not going to escape. She's going to be mine.*** This full length 65,000-word novel has plenty of heat with no cliffhangers, no cheating and a happily ever after. Yummy bonus content included! ***

No Protection


Gennita Low - 2016
    Using his old SEAL connections, he catches a ride with a SEAL fire team. It's supposed to be a quick, easy job. Things get complicated when the team is hit by enemy snipers and his assignment, Fitz, turns out to be a woman. Ella Fitzgerald is on assignment as an embedded journalist with the women Peshmerga fighters. She wants to write about the strong women who have decided to fight in place of the many men who had left their country. Ella certainly hasn't expected to be picking up a weapon to do battle herself. Liam has left the SEALs years ago and has sworn off teaming up with anyone. Now, fighting to save his friends' lives, he's discovering there is no protection from the past, and with a woman strong enough to fight beside him, certainly none for his heart.

Run


Jennifer Vester
    Aiden is a determined, possessive, rich alpha male who’s used to getting exactly what he wants.She’s sassy, he’s sexy, sparks fly, and now he’s out to own her heart and soul.When Olivia’s past threatens to put everyone she loves in danger, will she face her fears or run?In this suspenseful, funny story, two people find that love is sometimes unexpected, differences can make them stronger, and trusting each other can make them whole.**Full-length standalone romance. 67,000+ words. No cheating, or cliffhangers with a Happily Ever After!