Staying several moves ahead has kept Troy Weathers alive in the world's most explosive hot spots. So when this marine learns that Olivia Laughton is being stalked, he immediately takes her and their unborn child on the run. His instincts tell him it will require more than skill to keep them safe-and to prove just how much he wants to stay in their lives.Olivia has no problem trusting Troy to keep her safe, or following his orders. It's believing their one night together was more than just a passionate fling that seems riskiest of all. Still, with time running out and an unsuspected enemy closing in, Olivia knows Troy is her best chance at survival...and their baby's only shot at a promising future.
Rushing to the aid of a pregnant woman, midwife Tab Willows arrives at the grisly scene of a murder. Then sexy Aiden Gabriel lands his rescue chopper and Tab comes face-to-face with her secret teenage crush-and he's gotten only better with age.Aiden had been unaware that Tab was back in town...and more stunning than ever. The half-Crow beauty has always been a mystery, but she can't hide her fear upon learning a serial killer is loose in the mountains of Montana. Insisting she move to his ranch while the investigation intensifies, Aiden suddenly finds his home isn't big enough. He could swear protecting her was why he wanted her by his side. Now imagining a life without her is why he wants her to stay.
USA TODAY bestselling author Cassie Miles shows what happens when a big-city girl meets a sexy cowboy after inheriting a Colorado ranch. Since quitting the rodeo circuit, Zach Sheffield hadn't much time for people, never mind city folk. A stranger had inherited a famous ranch in their Colorado town, and worse than not knowing one end of a horse from the other, he pegged Gabby Rousseau as a mustang, for sure. Local legend said that Gabby's estate hid the Frenchman's treasure, making it a frequent target for thieves. After the first break-in, Zach knew Gabby would need protection, but the beauty from the big city was putting up a fight. He knew he was better off tending to his horses than praying for a breakthrough...but then again, Zach had never met a mustang he couldn't tame. 2 books in 1! MOUNTAIN MIDWIFE also included in this book!
Kidnapped, blindfolded and driven to a desolate Rocky Mountain lodge-for midwife Rachel Devon it's the most terrifying birth she has ever attended to. But now that the baby's mother is dead, it's up to Rachel to get the child to safety. Much to Rachel's surprise, one of the kidnappers helps her escape. Cole McClure claims to be an undercover FBI agent, though Rachel doesn't trust him for a minute. He's got that sexy bad-boy edge, the type Rachel's been burned by way too often. But Cole comes through and with a blizzard bearing down on them, with killers and cops hot on their trail, they team up to find this innocent baby a home. And try to resist temptation when they're "forced" to share a bed through the cold winter nights. . . ;.
Her fiancé, a marine held captive for months in a war-torn country, is back on American soil...with secrets. For six agonizing months, Sidney Parker had no idea if her beloved fiancé, a US Marines captain, was alive or dead. Held captive in a South American dictatorship, Nick Corelli is suddenly back home in Texas. But instead of the romantic reunion Sidney expects, Nick is working with the CIA-and another mysterious agency-on a covert mission. One that places Sidney's life in jeopardy. When the safe house meant to protect them is compromised, Nick rushes Sidney to a mountain retreat...and now she wants answers. Yet their greatest enemy is lying in wait for the ultimate showdown.
A KILLER IN COLORADOFBI Special Agent Julia Last had made a career out of being discreet, running a secret FBI safe house for injured offi cers and protected witnesses. So when Deputy Paul Hemmings turned up, convinced one of her guests had committed murder, Julia wanted the rugged-yet-gentle cop gone. But when she became the killer's next target and Paul offered to protect her, she couldn't turn him down. Especially when protection meant they'd be staying in the safe house together. But with a killer living among them, could they solve the crime before their newfound passion made them easy targets?
Liz Norton's part-time P. I. gigs were run-of-the-mill custody disputes--until she went undercover on the wealthy Crawford estate. Posing as an unobtrusive housekeeper in what was supposed to be a routine case, she soon found herself in serious danger. But with a dead body on her hands and feuding relatives pointing fingers, the only one she could turn to was Ben Crawford--an enigmatic, single father fighting to keep his young daughter. Except joining forces with the ruggedly handsome businessman only made her yearn to drop the charade, which could prove fatal, with a killer prowling the darkest corners of the mansion. . . .
The Bride Had Amnesia...."Maria" couldn't remember her real name, where she'd come from or the mysterious, brooding man who claimed she'd agreed to marry him. She'd awakened with nothing more than a wedding ring-and directions to Jason Walker's secluded island. But would saying "I do" to Jason be a deadly error?Jason never dreamed that his mail-order bride would be so captivating, so sensual-or so dangerous. When time revealed that she wasn't really his true intended, he offered his protection-hoping to discover her identity. He even began to want to offer his love....But could Jason probe the mystery woman's mind-and find the information that her pursuers would kill for?
Uncompromising Prescott Personal Securities agent John Pinto liked to do things his way--especially on his current assignment to bring an on-the-run operative out of hiding. But when the sexy Navajo was teamed up with rookie agent Lily Clark, a spontaneous, former Denver cop, he was caught between her passion for life and his desire to get the job done. As they followed a trail littered with deadly obstacles, John appreciated Lily's independence, but was unwilling to put her life on the line. True, they'd been sent to do a job, but never before had a woman aroused all his protective instincts. . . or rocked his stringent rules separating business from pleasure.
In steamy New Orleans, three people witnessed the same crime, testified against the same man and were then swept into the Witness Protection Program. But now there's new evidence, and these three witnesses are about to come out of hiding...EYE WITNESS The Witness Protection Program gave Maggie Deere a fresh start-until she was called back to New Orleans for a murderer's retrial by sexy prosecutor Travis Shanahan. Travis had valued the old Maggie as an ace eyewitness. But seeing the new Maggie in danger made him want to protect her-even if it meant taking both her and the law into his own hands....
SECRET AGENT IN A STETSONTexas native Quint Crawford was more than just a cowboy with a big ol' black hat and a lazy drawl. He was an undercover agent on loan to the newly formed Chicago Confidential branch. His mission: Pose as an oil tycoon in order to safeguard the ultraprickly PR princess, Natalie Van Buren. His top priority: Not to lose his heart to the sassy city girl.What started as threats had escalated into a kidnapping attempt-and Natalie was scared. But she refused to be smooth-talked into having a bodyguard cramp her style. Little did she know that Quint was assigned her protector. But would she be more shocked by his secret, or that she had done the unthinkable and fallen in love with...a cowboy?
HER CHILD NEEDED SECURITY...Single mother Anya Bouchard Parrish lived in a guarded institution with her prodigy son who was schooled by elite instructors. Anya never felt more at risk...or more attracted to the handsome businessman who watched her every move. Roman charmed her with his dark brown eyes and seductive smile, but she couldn't help thinking he kept something from her.Roman Alexander had a secret mission: to keep Anya safe. While he functioned as a leader in a corrupt organization, he worked undercover to bring down his colleagues and help Anya and her son escape. Falling in love wasn't in his plans. Now, Roman had a woman and child in his care to complicate matters-which only fueled his determination to protect them.
UNDER THE CLOSE WATCH OF HER ALL-TOO-HANDSOME AGENT PROTECTOR, ONE WOMAN NEVER FELT SO EXPOSED...After escaping an obsessive serial killer, Dr. Cara Messinger hoped to forget her days in captivity. But life would never go back to normal. Dash Adams and his proposition saw to that. The hands-on FBI agent could protect the half-Navajo beauty-but only if she gave up all control.Whisked away to a safe house on a remote sandstone mesa, Cara felt her world closing in. It was only a matter of time before the killer came back for her. But Cara was more than an innocent victim. She was tired of running, and Dash was a man of action who showed little restraint. And with their business becoming more than personal, could he protect her against a killer who knew no boundaries?
She was his once-in-a-lifetime.Rafe Santini had a job to do-to stop an outbreak of a deadly virus. His duties didn't include making love to his earthly assistant, Jenna Denardo. In all his years as an Avenging Angel, Rafe had never once been tempted by sins of the flesh. Why now, when thousands of lives were at stake? Would he be her lover?For all her skill as an animal trainer, Jenna knew nothing about taming the heart of an angel. But if she was ever going to solve her friend's murder, she was going to have to tame Rafe. The sexy stranger seemed to know all the right moves to capture a killer.... Unfortunately, he'd also captured her heart. AVENGING ANGELS The sexiest angels this side of heaven!
THE LAWMAN'S TOUCHWhen called to a crime scene, Native American sheriff Mace Sheridan found not only evidence of foul play but also a beautiful woman in her own private hell. Small-town waitress Nicole Ferris didn't ask for help, yet every protective bone in his body yearned to carry her off to his ranch.As Mace conducted his investigation, he didn't like how Nicole avoided answering his questions about her life. Except he felt a growing need to reassure her she'd be safe with him, no matter what secrets she kept. The farther Mace followed a dangerous trail, the more he and Nicole discovered a terrifying truth-you can never escape your past. But would this keep them from having a future together?
ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEDDING?Molly Griffith was determined to prove she was a capable field investigator and no one-especially her by-the-book boss, Adam Briggs-was going to stop her. Only, going undercover as a blushing bride-to-be posed some challenges. Suddenly, what had started as a simple investigation involving a string of weddingrelated thefts turned deadly. And now, giving new meaning to "till death do us part," Molly was forced to partner with the infuriatingly handsome Adam-the one man who could keep her alive. But surrounded by danger and desire, would Molly and Adam's fiery Rocky Mountain maneuvers lead them to the love of a lifetime?
RESCUED BY A MOUNTAIN MAN...When Kate Carradine woke up in the woods with no memories of who or where she was, only one thing was clear: someone was trying to kill her-and she had to go into hiding. Then suddenly, a sexy stranger materialized, offering his protection.Charged with rescuing a wealthy socialite who'd gone missing, rugged outdoorsman Liam MacKenzie never expected to find a wildly sexy woman surviving in the wilderness. He vowed to keep Kate safe, but as the killers closed in, their only hope for survival rested in finding the truth buried in Kate's shaky memory....
Deep in the Colorado Rockies, a group of special crime solvers battle deadly enemies...and bring romance to new heights.Five years after his sister was murdered, investigative reporter David Cross was still racing from one brutal crime scene to the next, searching for the serial killer who'd stolen her young life. Now, "The Fisherman" had resurfaced and set his sights on David's former colleague, Dr. Blair Weston....David was determined to keep Blair safe from harm, but his attraction to the brainy beauty proved to be a distraction he couldn't afford. And the only way to stay one step ahead of the killer on their trail was to unravel the terrible secrets of the past.... But would they ultimately destroy David and Blair's chances for a future together?
LAWMAN Nothing stood between then...but the truth. Hailed as a heroine after a plane crash, copilot Bailey Fielding couldn't forget the one victim she hadn't saved-pilot Kate Rivers. But the dead woman's husband, FAA investigator Joe Rivers, would never forget.... So, when sparks began to fly between him and Bailey, Joe swore he would never fall in love again.Bailey was impossible to resist, though. Even as Joe found himself involved with her, he had to wonder what had happened in the cockpit before the plane went down. Because new evidence was making it seem as if Bailey was responsible for the fiery crash that had killed his wife....LAWMAN-There's nothing sexier than the strong arms of the law!
CAPTIVE HEARTS From hostages to prisoners of passion-Held at gunpoint in a mysterious crime, three women are soon bound by desire to the men sworn to protect them at all costs....Carrie Lamb thought nothing could be worse than being held hostage-until she began falling for her captor! Ryan Dallas rescued Carrie, only to take her prisoner himself-and the man's hard body and sexy smile were giving her ideas no captive should have. Ryan claimed he was an undercover agent, that someone had erased his identity. Carrie had to help him get it back. With her life in danger, Carrie couldn't afford to trust him-but when he held her close, she knew she trusted no one else....In twenty-four hours, their lives changed forever....
Colorado rancher Dylan Carlisle had eagerly awaited the safe return of his kidnapped wife. But now that Nicole was finally back home, it seemed the tension that existed before her abduction was still between them. Except now she was being more secretive than ever. Before long, Dylan discovered someone still tracked Nicole's every move, preventing her from moving past her recent trauma and sharing his joys of the holiday season. As Nicole began to let down her guard and trust her husband's protective embrace, Dylan finally felt hopeful about their previously unsettled future. Until she dropped the ultimate bombshell on him and he realized just how much he had to lose.
HE WAS HER FIRST LOVE, THE FATHER OF HER SON-AND A COMPLETE STRANGER...Eden Miller had once loved and lost the man of her dreams. But twelve years later he returned, and she learned he'd been undercover for the FBI, investigating her family. Payne's kisses still thrilled her, but did Eden dare trust her heart or let him in on her-their-big secret?Payne Magnuson was considered a renegade agent-and a wanted man who'd been framed for murder. The stakes couldn't get any higher...until Eden told him he was a father! Now nothing would keep him from the woman he'd never stopped loving and the child he had yet to meet. But would fate and a vengeful murderer allow this joyful reunion?
An innocent woman witnesses a brutal murder and turns to a sexy deputy for protection in USA TODAY bestselling author Cassie Miles's new thriller Anticipating a week of skiing and self-indulgence at a luxurious Colorado condo, Sasha Campbell gets more than she bargained for. Some innocent spying one evening takes a sinister turn when she witnesses a woman's murder. And unfortunately for Sasha, she could be next in line. Brady Ellis is the only thing standing between predator and prey. The small-county deputy knows protecting Sasha will be his greatest challenge. And he's not taking any chances. Moving her from the resort to his family's ranch, Brady quickly finds himself drawn to Sasha in less than professional ways. But the job has to come first-especially when they wind up face-to-face with the killer.
A small-town innkeeper's life is transformed by a sexy army ranger in USA TODAY bestselling author Cassie Miles's SNOWED IN Rescuing a beautiful woman from four armed men wasn't how Blake Randall planned to spend his army leave. But as chief security detail at his best friend's wedding, the ranger's mission is just beginning. A blizzard has cut off Sarah Bentley's Colorado B and B from the outside world, trapping them with a killer. Snowed in with the rugged stranger who already saved her life once, Sarah has no choice but to trust Blake. As passion ignites, she realizes he's more than a strong shoulder to lean on. With danger escalating, it's time to listen to what her heart's telling her: with Blake by her side, they can survive anything....
As sheriff, the law guided his decisions. As a man protecting a princess, his libido seemed to be in control... Sheriff Jake Wolf took pride in two things: his Native American heritage and his adherence to the law. So when Princess Saida Khalid came to him, desperate for answers to an unsolved case, Jake stuck to the facts-and tried not to get distracted by what he wanted. But ignoring Saida's gorgeous features and whip-smart mind were nearly impossible, especially when she claimed he was the only person who could keep her safe. Jake had every intention of maintaining a professional distance...even though he ached to hold her and promise everything would be okay. But remaining alert had to be his priority. And one touch would never be enough.
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