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Private Bodyguard by Tyler Anne Snell
Charlotte Raine - 2015
A couple of years after Aaron Grant lost his wife and daughter in a fire, one of his daughter’s best friends, Sarah, is kidnapped. After spending the last two years as the town drunk, he reluctantly investigates the kidnapping along with the ambitious FBI Agent Teresa Daniels. The case takes several twists and turns, which will end up leaving the whole town of Wyatt in the wake of destruction. In the Arctic and Antarctic Circles, the sun never sets during the summer, but the light creates shadows, where anything can creep and kill.
Sharon Sala - 2015
After being taken out on his yacht and tortured for information, she literally leapt at the chance to escape overboard, figuring death at sea was better than death at the hands of her vicious captor. But fate had something other than death in mind for her. Texas Ranger Quinn McCord was dealing with problems of his own, so the last thing he needed was a gorgeous, nearly naked woman with a shady past. And before the unconscious beauty on the beach even came to, he knew she was either trouble or in trouble—maybe both—because the men patrolling the shallows with a speedboat and binoculars weren't tourists out for a day's fishing. His finely honed instincts told him that she was their quarry, and that he had to protect her and find out what was really going on. If Kelly was shocked to find herself waking up in the arms of a handsome stranger, Quinn was no less surprised to discover that his damsel-in-distress was a very capable agent who'd quite possibly killed the infamous Dominic Ortega before getting away. Unfortunately for them both, Ortega hadn't died. Instead he'd put a two-million-dollar bounty on her head and sent his army of killers-for-hire in pursuit. Now Kelly and Quinn are both the pursued and the pursuers as they try to stay alive long enough for Kelly to testify against Ortega—and for the two of them to follow up on the once-in-a-lifetime attraction neither one of them wants to fight. Previously Published
Adrienne Giordano - 2014
Smart, sexy and with just enough sass to keep him honest. Then she went sticking her nose in undercover FBI business. He knew her legal reputation would skyrocket if she won this case. But every move she makes undoes all the work Russell's put into taking down the city's biggest crooks. And the criminals they're after will do anything to avoid the witness stand—including kill. So it's time to pool their resources and collaborate. Even if working together every day takes them late into the night…and into the line of fire.
Juno Rushdan - 2020
Nick has kept her safe for an entire year, but now all hell is breaking loose. With a team of cold-blooded assassins closing in, the by-the-book lawman decides to go rogue. He’ll risk his life for duty…and put it all on the line for his irresistible witness.
Stella Cameron - 2001
New York Times bestselling author Stella Cameron carries readers along into the territory so successfully explored by Kristin Hannah and Barbara Delinsky, as she turns her masterful storytelling talents to an intensely emotional, deeply romantic tale of loss and the redemptive power of love.
The Fall of Maggie Brown
Anne Stuart - 2000
But Ben Frazer held the answers to her problems. Maggie hired him as her guide through the remote, hostile mountain region to locate her wayward sibling on a life-and-death matter --- his protection was part of the package. Little things like where she was, how to get home or whom to trust, were a mystery to Maggie, which left her only Ben --- an even more confounding unknown --- to turn to.BUT WHAT ABOUT WITH HER HEART?In the isolation of rugged terrain, Maggie was at Ben's mercy. And she suddenly found herself embroiled in a conspiracy of colossal proportions. With threats on all sides, Ben was her lifeline. But would he save Maggie when she fell ... for him?
Hotshot Heroes: Strong Enough to Love: Action, Suspense, Hot Romance Boxed Set (Hotshot Romance Collection Book 1)
Mimi Barbour - 2016
Fall in love with sexy agents, cowboy sheriffs, firemen, bikers, and more. Danger, excitement, and heart-pounding romance await the women who love these brash and protective men. Get yours today. Book #1: Special Agent Maximilian by Mimi Barbour Nik Baudin meets his identical twin – one he never knew existed. Taking over his identity, he becomes Special Agent Maximilian and gets embroiled in dangerous conflicts along with Max’s beautiful partner, Maya. Book #2: Murphy's Law by Jennifer Lowery A storm strands widow Sara Sheldon and her young daughter at ex-Army Ranger Jon Murphy’s remote cabin. She’s running from her husband’s powerful family, and he’s running from guilt for what he did while held prisoner in Azbakastan. Attraction sparks, but survival is at stake. Besides, he's not nearly as honorable as she thinks… Book #3: Blazing Hotter by Chantel Rhondeau Former bad boy Frankie Hernandez struggles to recover from debilitating injuries sustained fighting his last fire. Now this firefighter is falling for his physical therapist, Cassie Flick. When a serial killer strikes town and threatens Cassie, Frankie will do whatever it takes to protect the woman he loves. Book #4: My Calling by Lyssa Layne It's taken Saylor Warner six years to recover from the death of her uncle. Jonathan “Beck” Beckerdyte has spent the last six years trying to stay out of the public eye. Following his calling leads him into the field of civil service. Beck's made it his life's mission to protect Saylor... except she has no idea. Book #5: Longshot by D’Ann Lindun A sheriff with something to prove. A burned out FBI agent. A human trafficker determined to stop them both will test the limits of their endurance … but he can’t stop them from falling in love. Book #6: Playing Without Rules by Rachelle Ayala Marcia Powers hid a big secret from her ex-boyfriend, baseball player Brock Carter. She had good reason, or so she thought. Now Brock is back in town and wants Marcia back. Will he lose every dream, including baseball, when he discovers the real reason Marcia sent him away? Bonus Book #7: Bad Boys for Hire: Ryker by Rachelle Ayala Terri Martin gets caught in the middle of a motorcycle club vendetta when she tries to hire sexy biker Ryker Slade for her birthday date.
Scars of Defiance
Lorena Angell - 2011
His family has housed defectors ever since General Reginald Rawlings ousted the monarchy in the neighboring country thirty years prior. The latest plane load of refugees brings a beautiful young lady with a bounty on her head and a claim on Paul's heart. The struggle to keep her safe and out of the enemy's hands will be the toughest thing Paul has ever done, for one cannot defy Gen. Rawlings and come out unscathed.
The Hunk Next Door
Debra Webb - 2014
Police Chief Abigail Jensen is determined to protect her town -- and avoid falling too hard for Riley, the new guy next door. But deciding who to trust can be deadly, especially when he has deep secrets…. Agent Riley O'Brien's mission is clear when he joins the CIA's covert Specialist task force: protect a small-town cop from a terrorist, no matter what. Trading his identity for the undercover guise of a handyman is part of the plan…getting close to Abigail on a personal -- and passionate -- level isn't.
Roxanne St. Claire - 2003
Claire brings to life the beauty and danger of the Caribbean in her stunning debut novel, blending intrigue with white-hot passion for a suspenseful, sultry read. Ava Santori is cooking up a storm in the family restaurant in Boston's North End when a call from the Coast Guard brings shattering news: her beloved brother was lost in a shipwreck. Determined to find out why the ship was steered into a hurricane, Ava packs her bags for the lush isle of St. Barts -- where she puts the blame squarely on the broad shoulders of the ship's owner.Dane Erikson built the luxurious Utopia Adventures cruise line from the ground up and he's not about to let it sink. Enlisting Ava to help discover the truth about the doomed "Paradisio," he finds himself unbearably tempted by this fiery, impetuous woman. And as their investigation causes danger to close in, he and Ava find their hearts leading them to the same place...straight into each other's arms.
C.A. Szarek - 2013
So when the unthinkable happens and one gets away, Cole grits his teeth and hunts human trafficker Carlo Maldonado all the way to Antioch, Texas, where he collides with Detective Andi MacLaren.Cole doesn’t do small towns and doesn’t get involved with women he works with, but Andi tempts him in ways he doesn’t want to acknowledge.Two murders, her partner shot and leading the investigation on her own, the last thing Andi needs a cocky FBI agent that sees her as no more than a tag-along.Widow and single mother Andi is used to being on her own. When Cole gets stuck without a place to stay, crashing on her couch puts them in dangerous territory.Attraction and passion bring Andi to a place she’d left behind when her husband died. Her three-year-old son quickly wiggles his way into Cole’s heart, and he starts contemplating things—family, love—that he’d never planned for himself.Can being forced to work together make them stronger or will their differences jeopardize their case and their hearts?
Gray Wolf Security: Wyoming
Glenna Sinclair - 2017
Enjoy the complete Volume 3 of the Gray Wolf Security series. Romance, Suspense, Mystery and a touch of Comedy. 5 Books. No Cliffhangers. More than 1,000 pages :) HANK I’m a cowhand. I’ve never pretended to be anything more, but that didn’t give her the right to pretend that I wasn’t smart enough to have read all those fancy books she taught her students, or that I wasn’t brave enough to have served my country. Her and her privileged background—what did she know about working for a living? What did she know about pride and bravery? But there was something about her, something irresistible. And when she got herself caught up in the middle of the very first case Gray Wolf Security’s newest office was assigned to handle—that I was assigned to handle—I couldn’t quite find a way to keep my distance from her. Would I have kept my distance if I’d known I’d have to make a choice between her and Sutherland Knight, my best friend’s widow, and my boss? What the hell have I gotten myself into? GRAINGER I grew up on a farm, but I left there the moment I could to join the Navy and then I got myself engaged to a Santa Monica beauty. The last thing I wanted was to be shipped off to Wyoming to go back to the life I'd left behind. But here I was, pretending to be married to a short, curvy woman who was nothing like the beauty who ran off with my best buddy. I don't know why Ash Grayson would think joining this new satellite office of Gray Wolf would help heal my broken heart. Yet, there was something beautiful in the simplicity of small town life. And Eve Spraberry might not be the angel the town seemed to think she was, but she was angelic enough to distract me from the life I left behind and that was kind of the point, wasn't it? LANCE Becky was a mystery from the moment I set eyes on her. I knew she was a single mother and that sometimes came with some wariness, but her resistance to my charms was extraordinarily strong. She wanted me—I could feel it in her kisses—but she pulled away when things got too deep. I could never have imagined, however, how dark the mystery really was. No one could have guessed that Becky, MidKnight Ranch's reliable employee over the past five years, was on the run from the FBI. Yet, here we were, running from an FBI agent, sleeping on the frozen ground and planning on abandoning everything we'd ever known—including her daughter. What had I gotten myself into with this woman? And how was I going to get out? Did I even want to get out? CLINTON I came here for my own reasons, the job just playing a secondary role to my prime objective. It was fortuitous when the Mahoney raid was suggested and my captain gave me the opportunity to take part. After all, I'd worked with the DEA in Florida, at least as far as he knew. Taking down a drug operation like the Mahoney Cartel should be just a walk in the park for me. I didn't anticipate it turning into a complete ambush or that she would be the one to come to my rescue. She was beautiful and resourceful, but she was a distraction. I couldn't let anything stand in the way of me and my prime objective. SUTHERLAND I’m a widow. I’m a mother. I’m a rancher. Nowhere in that description is lover or savior. But some cosmic force thought it would be hilarious to throw in the Hollywood hunk next door at the same time some massive criminal organization decides to kidnap my dead husband’s best friend, my mentor, my friend. To add to the list, someone’s been sabotaging my ranch and someone else has been stealing secrets from my office and giving them to the enemy. Or maybe it’s the same person.
Theresa Weir - 1988
Then Corey McKinney found herself alone in the thick, steamy jungle with a ruggedly handsome bush pilot who dared her to deny what they both knew: she wanted him.AS DANGEROUS AS A JUNGLE CATHe was rotgut whiskey and barroom brawls, a street-hardened adventure-seeker who had no time for women with lofty intentions. But Asher Adams was instantly captivated by his passenger's delicate beauty and feisty spirit, and he found himself caring when it was the last thing he wanted to do.In a jungle teeming with perils, they must band together as they face the most thrilling adventure of their lives --- one that will bring a passion that burns hotter than the South American sun and a love as fiercely beautiful as the ... AMAZON LILY
This Side of Heaven
Beverly Barton - 1992
Hot. Demanding. Inescapable. The power of destiny had joined Nate Hodges and Cyn Porter together, but the savagery of man seemed fated to tear them apart. A warrior who walked alone, Nate could never mean anything but danger for any woman who dared to love him. Yet Cyn, touched by tragedy herself, realized this soul-scarred soldier needed her strength. Though stalked by a madman bent on revenge, Nate succumbed to the pull of a passion older than time. Cyn, the brown-eyed beauty of his dreams - his impossible love - brought him peace. She was his very soul. But he knew with heart-shattering certainty that he could be her death...