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COLE


Glenna Sinclair - 2016
     Peter was an amazing first lover. He was gentle, kind, generous, respectful…everything I’d ever dreamed of in a man.  He promised to take care of me, and with his family’s billions, I knew he’d be able to.   But now he’s dead.   And I’m alone, about to have his baby.   All I want from Peter’s family are answers – about Peter’s death, about the creepy bald man who’s been following me, about the other half of my child’s family. Oh, but if you ask his brother Cole, I’m just some greedy gold-digger trying to profit from Peter’s death.   Cole might have his brother’s handsome face and blonde hair, but…well...he’s kind of an asshole. Where Peter was sweet, caring, and charming, Cole is military-rigid, angry, and judgmental. He keeps offering me help in this condescending way, like I can’t take care of myself just because I’m broke and pregnant.   Well, I might not have much, but I still have my dignity. And I don’t need any help from a jerk like him…no matter how hot he thinks he is.   Cole   Amber is beautiful, smart, funny…and carrying my brother’s baby. I really don’t know what Peter saw in this girl. I guess she’s pretty gorgeous, but she’s just some random, small-town nobody. And looking at the state of her life (dead-end job, ratty apartment, multicolored rustmobile), I have to wonder if she hasn’t had her eye on my family’s money for a long time. I know what Peter would do…but I don’t feel any need to rush to her rescue. I mean, my sister wants me to keep Amber safe from her mysterious stalker, but that’s it. I swear. I’m not going to be drawn in by her big doe eyes and lovely face – and definitely not by her stubbornness and sharp tongue. But yeah…I’d say keeping an eye on her is going to be harder on me than I thought.

Defending Danielle


Shauna Allen - 2016
     As part of an elite United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance team, he’s done it all—covert intelligence gathering, national security threat elimination, Black Ops. But when their most recent mission goes bad, Drew and his team are brought back stateside to run security detail for Virginia senator George Lytle when the Mexican drug cartel that kidnapped his daughter threatens retaliation. The last thing Drew wants is to be pulled from an Op to babysit a pretentious senator and his spoiled daughter, but he is prepared to do his job. The only upside is getting to see his old friend, Cookie, as he and his team of Navy SEALs are honored at a benefit gala for rescuing the senator’s daughter. Little does Drew know that the threats are viable, and not only are he and both teams about to face down a drug lord hell bent on revenge, but his past is about to catch up with him when Senator Lytle’s intern is none other than Danielle Jackson, the awkward girl who crushed on him in high school as she tutored him in physics . . . only the ugly little duckling has blossomed into a smokin’ hot swan. As sparks ignite between them, Drew suddenly has no idea who’s more dangerous—the ruthless drug lord he’s trained his whole career to face, or the sexy blast from his past he could’ve never prepared for, but would now die to protect. ***Susan Stoker’s Navy SEALs combine with my United States Marine Corps Force Reconnaissance team in an explosive new love story as part of the exciting Special Forces: Operation Alpha World!

Before the Mission Begins


Christi Snow - 2013
    24 hours to say goodbye to his twin sister.Instead he found her. A girl that was nothing like the one he thought he knew.They have 24 hours. 24 hours before he deploys on an extremely dangerous mission. 24 hours together in a freak West Texas snowstorm. 24 hours that will have to get them both through the awful next year.When the resident good-girl decides to take on the visiting bad-boy, 24 hours is all it takes to change their lives forever.This is the story of the 24 hours that no one knew ever occurred…until now.The timeline of this novella is set before the When the Mission Ends trilogy occurs, but this book is actually meant to be read between Book #2, Operation: Endeavor, and Book #3, Operation: Endurance.

Identity Crisis


Rochelle Paige - 2015
    With only two weeks to go before her manuscript is due, she heads to a remote cabin in the Smoky Mountains with no internet or cell service.An ex-military security specialist...Blaine West is halfway around the world when he gets a frantic message from his childhood sweetheart. She needs to lay low for awhile so he puts her in touch with someone who can help her until he can get back to town.A dead body...When Blaine arrives at the hotel where they were supposed to meet, he learns the body of a local author was discovered that morning but there's no sign of his old flame.And a case of mistaken identity...Delia returns home completely unaware that the police believe she's been murdered. With Delia alive and his ex still missing, Blaine has the skills and connections to find out exactly what happened and keep Delia safe.Lead to a passion that burns out of control.

Contract Signed


Marie Harte - 2017
    baby?  Don't miss the first in this sexy, fast-paced romantic suspense series--TRIGGERMAN INC.--from New York Times bestseller Marie Harte. Noel "Ice" Cavanaugh's method is foolproof. Get in, do the job, get out, melt away without a trace. Neat. Tidy. No mistakes.This time, though, something isn't right. Two somethings. First, a random attack that feels not-so-random. Then he discovers a baby on his doorstep with a note claiming it's his. Unfortunately, the sexy neighbor who found the boy first has too many questions in her eyes to ignore. When her handsome, mysterious neighbor suddenly asks her out on a date, Adeline Rose has suspicions he's fishing for help with his bundle of...joy? By the date's end, she's convinced Noel's just as distant as he seems--until a scorching goodnight kiss burns away all thoughts of being careful.Now Noel has more than one problem on his hands. Splitting baby duty between three badass assassins, figuring out how to fit in more time with Addy...and keeping both of them safe from the danger that's followed him home.This book has been previously released.Warning: Beware a killer with a heart of gold, a baby who needs constant changing, and unrequited love that's actually quite...requited.

The Last Execution


Jerrie Alexander - 2013
    To love, she must learn to trust.Homicide detective Leigh McBride's first assignment with the FBI brings her face-to-face with a past she's tried hard to forget. And when her temporary partner, a cynical ex-marine, lights a fire in her she thought long-extinguished, her darkest secret is threatened.Scarred both physically and emotionally, Special Agent J. T. Noble is a man of few words. He prefers to keep people at a distance--until he meets Leigh. He's attracted to her strength and drawn in by her secrecy. But in their line of work, secrets can be deadly.When the killer they are hunting aims his vigilante justice at Leigh's past assailant, the fine line between right and wrong blurs. To heal the past--and find their future together--Leigh and J. T. must learn that only through trust and forgiveness can love grow.

My Everything


Julia Rachel Barrett - 2010
    His wife and unborn child are dead, victims of an assassination attempt meant for someone else. Grieving, he disappears. When his best friend is in danger Ben resurfaces, only to find his friend isn’t the target of a murderer, he is.Grace Adams is one of the walking wounded. Her husband died two years ago. One night she is incapacitated. A man comes to her aid. He’s the man she fell in love with years before, Ben McCall. As the passion between them reignites, Grace too becomes a target of the madman who stalks Ben.

Raw Power


Jackie Ashenden - 2018
    Now they fight for you. To find the people lost in the shadows, you need the men who live in them. The former soldiers of 11th Hour are unaffiliated, unacknowledged, and definitely illegal. They protect the innocent, destroy the guilty--and capture hearts along the way . . .Rugged, skilled, and hard-bodied, Jack King's whole life was the Marines until an injury left him discharged from active duty. But he finds a new purpose when he's recruited by a special unit that employs ex-military to do very special jobs. Yet he's not impressed when his first assignment is babysitting the pretty, perfect daughter of a politician--especially when she's far from the angel she appears to be . . .Callie Hawthorne hates politics, and she hates playing the part of a senator's goody two shoes daughter even more. It only gets worse when her father decides she needs a security detail 24/7--and the bodyguard happens to be the most insanely hot guy Callie's ever seen. Still, she's not going to be ordered around just because of some half-assed threat to her father. . . . But when it turns out her dad's no angel either, Jack has to kidnap Callie in order to protect her. And as danger closes in, he'll need all his considerable talents to keep them both alive. The greater challenge will be to keep his hands off her . . .Praise for Jackie Ashenden's Dirty for Me"An intense scorcher of a story that is sure to delight fans and win her a legion of new devotees. . . . Unforgettable." --RT Book Reviews, Top Pick "Tension and heat pervade the frequent sex scenes . . . Readers will eagerly anticipate future installments in the series." --Publishers Weekly "Explosively sexy." --Heroes & Heartbreakers

Sizzle and Burn


Alexis Grant - 2011
    Mia Santiago has fought long and hard to become an expert in weapons technology. But her successful career didn't come without sacrifices, namely Ryan Mason, the only man she's ever loved. When she and Ryan chose their careers over a relationship together, she thought their goodbye was for forever. So running into him at a conference is both a dream come true and a disturbing distraction—how can she focus on presenting her research when the man who's haunted her dreams for years is suddenly close enough to touch?Losing Mia is Ryan's one regret in a lifetime of dangerous risks, even if he knows the work he's done around the world as a member of the military's elite fighting unit, Delta Force, has saved countless lives. Now he has to keep Mia from the terrorists bent on using her research for catastrophic violence—and bent of kidnapping her and inflicting unspeakable harm upon the one woman he's never been able to let go. But outrunning danger isn't easy when the fire between them can't be put out. And this time, their future together is a matter of life and death…

Darkness at Dawn


Elizabeth Jennings - 2011
    A deadly ancient prophecy of the world's end is manifesting-and so is their attraction to each other. Can they save the world and their chance at love?

The McKenzie Artifact


Alison Kent - 2005
    Not being able to move on the Spectra scum right away was torture for the tough-but-compassionate superspy. But that wasn't the only problem-someone on the inside was slowly poisoning Eli, clouding his judgment and forcing him to make an abrupt trip back to the Smithson Group's headquarters to heal. Now, Eli's ready to return...with a vengeance. It seems his quick departure left a private investigator named Stella Banks in some hot water. Spectra operatives have nabbed the nosy Stella and are awaiting word on how to handle her disposal. Eli knows the only way to save her life and his is to reveal himself to Stella and get her to trust him. Seeing the way Stella takes care of the frightened girls melts Eli's armor, and soon, they find that the best way to survive this brutal assignment is to steal time in each other's arms. It's a bliss Eli's intent on keeping, no matter what he has to do to protect it. Because Eli McKenzie has unfinished business with Spectra-and with the woman who has renewed his heart-and this is one man who always finishes what he starts...(Note: This is a novella, not a full-length novel. For more information, see author's website.)

Siren in the Wind


Louise Dawn - 2018
    Her ordered existence keeps her hidden, knowing interference could ruin her plans for retribution. However, nothing can stop the dark winds of the past, from sweeping through her future.He's hunting...Mobile Intelligence Team Leader Erik (Max) Andersen is searching for a suicide bomber, and Abigail Evans is his prime target. He'll do whatever it takes to win her trust, even seduce her. 
But Max knows that the truth is rarely straightforward. Soon, it becomes clear that Abigail is hiding a barrage of secrets. Secrets that lead to a powerful enemy, who’ll do anything to see her dead. As a Tier One Operator, Max’s skills are put to the test as he races across Southern Africa to save everything he cherishes most. Fans of Adult Military Romantic Suspense will enjoy this action-packed romance, filled with steamy mystery and alpha heroes.

VeriSEAL


Marliss Melton - 2010
    Libby Granger, professor of British Lit, is flattered by the attentions of the new graduate assistant, Bruce Kimball. Not only is Bruce young and virile, he's a decorated veteran, a former Navy SEAL. However, four months into their relationship, the inconsistencies in Bruce's war stories prompt Libby to consult with the authentication service VeriSEAL, where she is stunned to discover that Bruce Kimball of SEAL Class 232 perished in a helicopter crash three years ago. Who, then, is the man claiming to be Bruce Kimball? Libby must entrust her fate to the appealing VeriSEAL director, Lt. Cmdr. Todd Lawson. As Todd deepens his investigation, he discovers Bruce's true name; he is Mark Earnest, a BUDs/SEAL drop-out, also from Class 232. Earnest has devised an elaborate charade to exact vengeance on the man he believes responsible for his failure, Libby's brother, Commander Daren Granger. Todd tries to warn Libby via cellphone, but it's too late. Mark Earnest has her in his clutches at the top of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, and he has no intention of letting her go.

Captive Lies


Victoria Paige - 2018
    The CEO of Thorne Industries and the son of a Senator, he lives his life in the public eye. Convincing the reclusive artist to be a part of his world won’t be easy, but determination fuels his pursuit.Blaire Callahan had escaped her dangerous past to create a new life for herself, or so she thought, until one night she rescues a handsome stranger who rattles her quiet existence. Their chemistry is undeniable, but is it enough to risk her heart and give up the safety of her remote sanctuary? Dreams of having a life together come to a screeching halt when the couple is photographed at a political event. And when Blaire suddenly vanishes, Grant begins unraveling her past, and realizes the woman he fell in love with was never as she seemed.Can a woman held captive by the lies of her past really have a future with a man who’s captured her heart? Or will her dangerous past catch up with her and jeopardize their future forever…

Wicked as Sin


Shayla Black - 2020
    She’s off-limits. But he’s just met his one weakness… Now nothing will stop him from making her his.Pierce “One-Mile” Walker has always kept his heart under wraps and his head behind his sniper’s scope. Nothing about buttoned-up Brea Bell should appeal to him. But after a single glance at the pretty preacher’s daughter, he doesn’t care that his past is less than shiny, that he gets paid to end lives…or that she’s his teammate’s woman. He'll do whatever it takes to steal her heart.Brea has always been a dutiful daughter and a good girl…until she meets the dangerous warrior. He’s everything she shouldn’t want, especially after her best friend introduces her to his fellow operative as his girlfriend—to protect her from Pierce. But he’s a forbidden temptation she’s finding impossible to resist.Then fate strikes, forcing Brea to beg Pierce to help solve a crisis. But his skills come at a price. When her innocent flirtations run headlong into his obsession, they cross the line into a passion so fiery she can’t say no. Soon, his past rears its head and a vendetta calls his name in a mission gone horribly wrong. Will he survive to fight his way back to the woman who claimed his soul?