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Prime Target

Ellis Vidler - 2014
    Madeleine Schier heeds her husband's panicked call and runs home, only to witness his brutal murder by a crime boss and become a target herself. Under police security, she vows to testify. But when the police protecting her are killed, the last of her NYC life disintegrates, leaving her no place to hide. She flees, relying on her wits and imagination to survive on a dangerous journey to become someone else. Who can she trust? The helpful widower who advises her on farming? The damaged recluse who's always near? The neighbor who brings cherry pie? With the murderer still searching, one wrong move could be her last.

Buried Alive

Tia Mason - 2012
    For the first time in his career, the usually detached Hunter feels a more personal connection to this case, as the abandoned remains are a harsh reminder of his own sister's unsolved murder.Hunter teams up with Dr. Kerry Herlihy, a forensic anthropologist, in the hopes she can decipher the bones. He's immediately drawn to her compassion for these cold case victims. Kerry too finds Hunter's strong family attachment appealing, as her family abandoned her as a child. As the attraction ignites between them, their quest to find the killer soon reveals the identities of the victims and the chilling fact that each woman had been abused. When Kerry's work throws her directly in the killer's path, Hunter realizes how much she's come to mean to him. In a race against the clock, Hunter must apprehend the murderer if he hopes to save the woman he loves once she's BURIED ALIVE.

Much Ado About a Kiss

Heather Tullis - 2017
    Running the café she’d practically been raised in: Check. Her artwork in a gallery: Check. Volunteering on the library board: Check. The one thing she doesn’t need right now is a guy in her life—especially her brother’s irritating best friend from high school, so when the two men announce that they are moving home to start a ski and mountain bike shop in town, she isn’t pleased. If only she could completely forget that one kiss she and Austin shared in high school. Why does he have to upset her just-fine world? Not this time. Not if she can help it. But can she?

No Turning Back

Nancy Bush - 1997
    It was originally published in the 90s as If You Believe, under the pseudonym Nancy Kelly. I’m thrilled that it’s now available again in this repackaged edition.   They find the body deep in the woods, lying beneath a carpet of wet leaves, eyes still open in a sightless stare. Three dark stains across his chest, and another bullet hole in his forehead.   Child psychologist Liz Havers made a mistake sixteen years ago, and she’s ready to face it. That means confronting Detective Hawthorne “Hawk” Hart, who’s come back to Woodside, Washington, after a case in LA went tragically wrong. His teenage son, Jesse, is finding it difficult to adjust, and stumbling across a dead man doesn’t help.   Bad things never used to happen in the small town of Woodside. Now no one is safe. And the more Hawk tries to untangle a terrifying web of greed and murder, the more desperate his adversary becomes to hide the truth, even if that means killing again and again . . .   With its new title and new cover, No Turning Back feels like a whole new book to me—one I hope you will enjoy as much as I do.   Nancy Bush

While You Were Dead

C.J. Snyder - 2011
    To be qualified to earn the coveted prize, a book (published in 2011), must score higher than 8.0 on twenty questions provided to six randomly selected reader judges. This year's winners were the best of the best!NEW FORMATTING!Lies have consequences…Twelve years ago, Max Crayton had no choices. Honor bound to hunt a traitor, the government declared him dead to the outside world. He completed his mission, but lost the only woman he ever loved and a child he never knew existed.And so does breaking a woman’s heart…Max was her life, her very heartbeat. After his death, alone and haunted by a dangerous past, Kat Jannsen made the ultimate sacrifice to keep their daughter safe.When Kat discovers Max is alive her carefully constructed jigsaw puzzle life is torn to pieces. But an old enemy has been watching…waiting to strike. As the danger mounts, she has nowhere to turn but to Max. She can trust him with her life, but does she dare trust him with her heart?

Deeper Than Need

Shiloh Walker - 2014
    The last thing on her mind is finding someone new…but the contractor she’s hired is an irresistible distraction—and Trinity can’t help but fantasize about all the business they could be doing behind closed doors. So does one man’s touch Noah Benningfield thought he’d put his demons behind him. But the moment he lays eyes on Trinity, the temptation he feels is too powerful to deny. Soon the attraction between them explodes into something neither of them could have imagined. But their desire will be put to the test when a shocking local murder has them dodging danger at every turn. Can the beautiful and damaged Trinity trust someone like Noah, whose own past is as haunted as her own? The only thing she knows for sure is that she can’t live without a man who makes her feel this good—over and over again…

Close to Christmas

Suzanne Ferrell - 2014
    A celebration is just what they need. It’s four days before Christmas and the town is not only decked out in their holiday best, but looking forward to the wedding of Sheriff Gage Justice and his love, Deputy Bobby Roberts. First Bobby’s lawyer sister, Chloe comes to town looking over her shoulder, which has the quiet deputy, Wes Strong wondering what has her running scared. Then problems start to happen with the wedding plans. Has Chloe brought trouble to Westen? Or does someone in town want to ruin the wedding this close to Christmas?

Moving Home

P.J. Fiala - 2018
    Then Kayden disappears during a routine gas stop, and JT is torn between going after the woman he loves, and protecting her daughter. The Devils are known to have the local law in their back pockets, so JT calls in reinforcements. Time is not on their side and the clock is ticking.Moving Home is the sixth book in the exciting Rolling Thunder series. If you like sizzling sex scenes, suspense and happy endings, you’ll love PJ Fiala’s page turning series. Moving Home is the wrap-up of JT and Kayden's story from Moving to You. While it is a stand-alone, you will enjoy it much more if you read Moving to You first.

The Baker, the Bodyguard, and the Wedding Bell Blues: A Holiday Novella

Lori Ryan - 2014
    But, when mishap after mishap keep getting in the way, can they figure out a way to tie the knot and start their life together? ***While the other books in the Sutton Capital series can be read as stand-alone books (and this one technically can as well), this book may be enjoyed most by readers of the series. If you’d like to get caught up, download LEGAL EASE, book one in the series for FREE on all major retailers.

Murder Deja Vu

Polly Iyer - 2012
    Released on a technicality, he now makes his home in the mountains of North Carolina, building rock fireplaces for a waiting list of clients. His self-imposed solitude is shattered when local author Dana Minette asks him to build a fireplace in her new house. Dana becomes more than a client, and for the first time in twenty years, Reece longs to be with someone other than himself.Then a local woman is murdered in the same savage manner as the murder that sent Reece to prison. More than one person wants him to take the fall, including Dana's ex-husband, the local prosecutor, who's determined to convict Reece in the high-profile case. But Reece won't be railroaded again. Four men were with him the night of the first murder. One of them is the killer. Reece goes underground to discover who's setting him up and why. Dana insists on going along, and against his better judgment, he relents. With both the police and FBI on their trail, it's a race against time and a crafty murderer who will kill again.


Lisa Clark O'Neill - 2016
    However, what seems to be a clear case of self-defense soon puts Caitlin on the defensive, as evidence left behind at the scene doesn’t match up with her story. But proving her innocence becomes the least of her problems... Criminal defense attorney Jack Wellington is highly sought after in the courtrooms of Savannah… not to mention the bedrooms of its female denizens. Jack believes himself to be hardened against the darker aspects of human nature, as well as the emotional plight of those he both cross-examines and defends. But when he encounters Caitlin in the hospital following her morning ordeal, something about the frightened but defiant romance novelist pulls at him. Jack’s attraction to his client continues to grow as what started as a simple enough case turns into a fight to save Caitlin’s life. Old friends, ex-lovers and even her own family – someone among them wants Caitlin dead. And both of them learn what lengths some will go to in order to avoid justice.

Promise You'll Stay

Julianne MacLean - 2016
    A Standalone Contemporary Romance Professional security expert Jocelyn MacKenzie knows better than to mix business with pleasure, especially in the presence of her new client, Dr. Donovan Knight, a wealthy, handsome heart surgeon. She’s been burned by handsome men before, so all she wants to do is her job and protect him from the stalker who’s been sending him threatening letters. But it’s not easy to stay focused when she feels an intense attraction that can’t be ignored… When danger escalates and the stalker makes an attempt on Donovan’s life, he agrees to leave town under Jocelyn’s protection and hide out with her in a secluded cabin in the woods. Jocelyn wants to keep things professional, but Donovan is falling fast and hard for his female bodyguard, and he has other ideas. Now the challenge is to get her to let down her guard at last, and turn this contractual arrangement into a personal one….

Deliver Us From Evil

Allison Brennan - 2007
    And when tough, sexy local sheriff Skye McPherson refuses to believe something supernatural is at work, Anthony realizes that to deliver us from evil, he must first win Skye's trust, then her heart.


RaeAnne Thayne - 1996
    Though Carly wants nothing to do with the man she once loved and now despises, she has to stop a vicious poacher and she needs Ryder’s help. As their journey takes them into the Wyoming wilderness, she can’t help but surrender to the lightning storm of passion between them, but can she find a way to forgive the man she had loved first and best? In this story revised from her debut novel originally published by Bantam Loveswept as The Mating Game, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author RaeAnne Thayne tells a touching story of intrigue and heart.

Blood In, Blood Out

Brenda Novak - 2018
    Rex McReady joined the Crew to survive in prison, but he also killed two of his onetime brothers to save Laurel, the woman he loves. Now in the witness protection program, he is trying to sort things out in his tempestuous on-again, off-again relationship with Laurel. He loves her, she loves him, but the breakups and makeups go on and on. After one of their all-too-frequent fights, Laurel is tracked down by Mose, a Crew enforcer. Rex comes by to try to patch things up with Laurel and, with eyes only for her, Rex allows Mose to get the drop on him, too. Is death the only way out of the Crew for Rex and Laurel?