War vet Matteo Soarez's assignment is simple: watch and listen. An undercover agent for Corps Security and Investigations, Matt learned patience the hard way on a dusty desert battleground. So sitting in a Texas café waiting for information is a piece of cake-make that a piece of pie. Faith Scott's cherry pie, that is. The young café owner and mother-to-be could light up a room with her smile, and send a jaded ex-soldier's heart racing like a stallion with just a touch. But Matt's job involves saving the governor's life, and protecting vulnerable single mothers isn't his priority. Yet when Faith's café becomes the epicenter of danger, Matt knows he cannot let Faith and her baby become collateral damage. Even if it means compromising the mission....
SOMEONE WAS WATCHING HER...And leaving her disturbing poems and handwritten notes signed "Forever, Yours." The man entered Holly Frasier's house silently, taking her most cherished personal possessions and taunting her with the subtle threats that he was always nearby.With Holly's life in jeopardy, tough-as-nails Jack O'Hara was the only person she could trust. To flush out the stalker, she agreed to a fake marriage with the sexy FBI operative, who promised to protect her at all costs. Within Jack's arms Holly found a safe haven, and in his bed, exquisite passion. But could Jack discover her deadly admirer's identity before the stalker intervened and destroyed their chances at forever?
SECRET AGENT PROTECTORIn order to crack a lethal drug ring, bachelor Seth Lewis was sent in by New Orleans Confidential to infiltrate the Cajun Mob. The rough-around-the-edges secret agent, who assumed the identity of a suave international tycoon, set out to gain entry by seducing mob widow Adrienne DeBlanc. However, when Seth laid on the continental charm to sweet-talk the lonely socialite into kissing and telling, he reeled from his startlingly protective-intensely passionate-feelings for the fragile beauty who was desperate to get out from under the crime syndicate's control. Seth had sworn to uphold the law, yet his love and loyalty were at war when this high-stakes case took an explosive turn!
Texas Ranger Lieutenant Wyatt Colter will never forgive himself for allowing a witness to go missing on his watch...even if he did take a bullet as a result. Now forensic anthropologist Nina Jacobsen has unearthed human remains that might explain the mystery, and Wyatt finally sees his chance to solve a cold case that has haunted him for two long years. He knows Nina has her doubts about his ability to remain objective, but then someone tries to bury Nina with the evidence and, trust him or not, Wyatt appoints himself her own personal watchdog. And this time, this cowboy will get his man--and his woman.
In her nightmares, Irina Castle relived the horror of witnessing her husband's murder. For two years she'd grieved his death while running Black Hills Search and Rescue--and privately searching for him. Then he emerged from the shadows and was in her life again...leading her to question everything she'd once believed about the man she loved.Rook Castle, a former air force combat rescue officer, had "died" to protect Irina from a terrorist. He couldn't fault her for not trusting him when he returned on a mission to keep her safe from the danger that targeted her again. Nor could he resist the passion that even death could not erase.
Eight years ago, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, three men lost everything. Now it's time to reclaim what is theirs....Bayou Payback by Joanna WayneDetective Remy Comeaux never got over the loss of his beloved fiancée. But when he returns to New Orleans to expose ongoing corruption and meets Nicole Worthington, something about this beauty seems all too familiar.Bayou Jeopardy by Rita HerronHe lost his job and the love of his life when the storm hit, but Mack Rivet never gave up searching for answers. His passionate reunion with Lily Landry forces him to confront what really happened that fateful night. And then he learns about the son he never knew existed....Bayou Justice by Mallory KaneIn order to bring justice back to New Orleans, FBI agent Ray Storm must once again turn to Molly Hennessey for help. This time, though, convincing the gorgeous attorney to believe in him is going to take more than just one night of seduction.
LITTLE WHITE LIES...Known as much for her undercover skills as for the black stockings even the Miami heat couldn't get her to shed, Sophie Brooks was a mystery her Weddings Your Way coworkers couldn't quite gauge. So when Sean Majors, head of security for a kidnapped heiress's family, started delving into Sophie's past for seemingly professional reasons, her suspicious nature went into overdrive...as did her libido. Telling the teal-eyed bodyguard they were working the same case was out of the question. But with danger lurking around every turn, Sophie had to convince Sean she could protect herself without revealing her cover-or losing her vulnerable heart.
The detective kept calling her by some other woman's name, but it meant nothing. Rose Bohéme had no past, not until Detective Dixon Lloyd found it worth looking for.He was a man so focused on her, he'd been searching for more than ten years....His first homicide case was hers, and he could never shake it. He was haunted by her-and when he found her, living, breathing, there remained only more questions and a bloody trail to follow. But was he doing her any favors seeking out those answers, so punctuated by danger? Or were they killing her second chance at life by inviting death back in?
He learned he was going to be a daddy the same day his parents' murderer was set free. But Detective Ash Kendall was determined to keep it together. After all, one woman was at the center of everything, and Rachel Stevens had a lot of explaining to do. The lovely DNA profiler had no idea her evidence would reopen Ash's old wounds. Despite all they'd been through, she hadn't stopped loving the man who just found out he was going to be a daddy. And with someone desperate to keep the secrets of the Christmas Eve Murders hidden, Ash was the only man who could protect Rachel and her baby.
DECEPTION TURNS DEADLY IN MALLORY KANE'S DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS New Orleans detective Ethan Delancey has a mission to solve a senator's murder. Putting Laney Montgomery-the sole witness, who now has a cold-blooded killer on her heels-under his protection? Pure instinct. Every hour pushes her deeper into danger. The only way to ensure her safety-and capture a criminal-is to keep her close. Neither expects the flare of desire that pushes them over the line between professional and personal. Even as Laney's secrets start to unravel, Ethan is driven to watch over her despite the rules of his job and the threat against them. Together, they're on the verge of discovering every dirty detail of the truth...unless an unknown murderer finds them first.
Detective Ryker Delancey had kept his eye on gorgeous Nicole Beckham since the night she'd barely survived a violent home invasion. Convinced her attack was connected to a string of murders in the New Orleans area, Ryker would do whatever it took to keep her safe. Unfortunately, Nic wasn't happy about being made his personal protection mission...until the killer came after her again. Now guarding Nicole became a 24/7 job, ratcheting up the tension that had been building between them. But losing control and falling into bed would cause more problems than it would solve. Or so he told himself the morning after....
Atlanta Police Department BulletinAll police officers should be aware that the recent increase in crime activity that is running rampant through the city of Atlanta, Georgia, is quickly destroying the holiday spirit of our citizens. As sworn officers of the law, we must do everything we can to save Christmas.Ã¿Detective: Max MaloneAssignment: Protect former flame Angelica North and her nephew, an eyewitness to his mother's murder, from the madman who wants them both dead.
A child's life was at stake. Little Ben had only had a few precious weeks before he'd be paralyzed forever. . . and the neurological interface Dr. Dylan Stryker had been developing for the federal government was his son's only hope. But someone wanted the prototype--someone who would steal, kidnap, even murder to get it. Dylan would do anything to save his little boy--even turn to FBI agent Natasha Rudolph to help him. Falling in love wasn't in the plans. With his son's life hanging in the balance, getting involved with Natasha just might get them killed. Now it was a race against time to find the madman who threatened them--and to protect woman and child at all costs. . .
A couple must recover a precious gift stolen from them in Mallory Kane's The Delancey Dynasty miniseries. Marcie Powers saw her son everywhere. For two years, no stroller or baby seat passed without his face. She saw him so much, not even her estranged husband, Joseph, believed her. So he wasn't surprised when she claimed to have found their son once again. Yet this time, she wasn't hysterical. There was something...different. And although she couldn't have known it, news of Joe's own secret parentage was about to hit Louisiana headlines-and it would put his son at risk for a big payday. Now Joseph and Marcie will have to trek through the bayou at the whims of a kidnapper to find the son they'd thought lost to them forever-and reclaim the love between them....
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Brody McQuade was born to be a Texas rangerShe'd gotten under his skin the moment he set eyes on the leggy attorney. But when Victoria Kirkland was attacked and nearly killed in her own bed, Lieutenant Brody McQuade insisted on becoming her personal protector. Spending every moment by Victoria's side proved there was a woman capable of penetrating the Texas-sized chip on his shoulder. But seeing the fear in Victoria's sparkling green eyes reminded Brody that someone was waiting to come back and finish what he started. And this time, a Texas Ranger would be waiting. . . .
A MAN ON A MISSIONAfter he was brutally attacked and left for dead, Jay Wellcome had lost all of his memories. But even his amnesia couldn't erase the haunting image of a nameless beauty.... Though Jay never anticipated they'd ever come face-to-face, Paige Reynolds appeared before him like a beautiful apparition. Except he didn't-couldn't-remember her, his fingers burned with the knowledge of the curves of her body.Paige tearfully claimed that her young daughter had been kidnapped. She needed him, and her vulnerability guaranteed his protection. And now nothing would stop him from tracking a killer-especially when he learned that her child was also his....
Someone wanted FBI special agent Laurel Gillespie dead. And with good reason. Her not-so-discreet investigating into the decade-old suicide of a high school classmate indicated it may have been murder. Now the killer was determined to stop Laurel from discovering the truth. Police Chief Cade Dupree resented Laurel's invasion on his turf. Not only did she stir up trouble in his town, she also stirred up feelings inside him. But when a madman targeted Laurel, Cade vowed to protect her at all costs. Could they learn to trust each other in time to outwit a cold-blooded murderer?
Former air forces special ops soldier Matt Parker is a weather and survival expert. So when he found out his best friend's widow's baby boy was being held for ransom, he vowed to stop at nothing to put the child safely back into his mother's arms. Aimee Vick didn't want help from the man who let her husband die. But the kidnapper was holding her baby on a remote mountain peak, making Matt her best hope for the reunion that she ached for. As they followed the kidnapper's trail, Matt and Aimee discovered that the baby was merely a pawn in an international game of terror. Aimee trusted Matt with her son's life, but could she trust him with her heart?
A MAN WITH A SECRET IDENTITY AND A HIDDEN AGENDA. . . ;AND A WOMAN WHO KNEW TOO MUCH. . . ; Brand Gallagher was on an undercover mission to bring down the Castellano crime syndicate and avenge his brother's death. Yet when he was ordered to kill Lily Raines-unlucky juror no. 7-the tough lawman knew he couldn't break his oath to serve and protect. But compromising his long-standing cover as a mob associate would surely get them both killed. Though they were little more than strangers, something about Lily demanded he offer his protection. Now on the run from the mob and the law, Brand was about to break the cardinal rule of law enforcement by involving his heart. Only, revealing his true identity to Lily suddenly seemed an even greater risk. . . ;.
HEAT RISES IN THE LINE OF FIRE And as Dana Maxwell gazed into the steely eyes of the officer assigned to protect her from a madman, her senses burned hot. Here was the one man guaranteed to turn her orderly world inside out. Tall, dark and devastatingly charming Cody Maxwell--Dana's former husband. Cody's worst enemy would kill Dana to get to him--and Cody vowed on his badge and his honor that it would never happen. Being in his care would make Dana spitting mad, but Cody trusted her safety to no one else. Danger had once torn them apart--now it tied them together for a reckoning long overdue!
DEAR MS. LOVELESS,Do you want your daughter back...alive? We're watching you...and that distractingly handsome detective Griffin Stone. His sharp eyes cut right through your lies; and talking to the police can get you into trouble...the fatal kind.Don't fool yourself, Sunny. Griff's sorrowful past haunts his present. You can't make him love again and no one can protect your sweet little Emily from me. Once Griff finds his missing piece, you'll be just another unsolved case...a discarded lover. Perhaps you're not the only bleeding heart--searching for refuge-beneath those steamy sheets.Private detective Sunny Loveless-so pretty and naive-do you still believe in happy endings?
Dr. Christy Moser had returned to her close-knit Louisiana parish, determined to uncover the truth about her troubled family past. Suddenly complications arise: two terrifying attempts on her life and Reilly Delancey, a handsome SWAT specialist who won't let her out of his sight until the would-be killer is caught.... Reilly never signed on to be someone's bodyguard. Especially not a woman as self-assured, as beautiful, as frustrating as Christy. With her sights set on conducting a private investigation, the sexy pediatrician pleads with Reilly for help. Unable to refuse-or resist-Reilly digs deeper into who framed the people closest to Christy. Before long a new culprit steps forward. A culprit who could end Reilly's career-and ultimately seal Christy's fate.
Security specialist John Dawson thought his latest investigation into a building's collapse would be an open-and-shut case...until he met Juliana Caprese. Juliana's suspicions about what really happened that fateful day forced John to take a closer look at all the suspects. Starting with his notorious family. But before he could dig too deep, John found himself dodging bullets to protect the incredibly determined-and strikingly beautiful-Juliana. Obviously they were on the right path, but the idea of losing his rookie "partner" proved their relationship was becoming more personal than professional. Now, this unknown enemy didn't scare him half as much as how Juliana would react when she found out who he really was....
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