Romantic Suspense

Romantic Suspense

A great tale of love just isn't enough for you, is it you adrenaline junkie? You need love AND suspense.  You need two people on the verge of falling in love---while clinging to the side of a cliff.  Well, that what we and our eBookHounds' promoting authors are here to give you.  Heart wrenching romance and gut wrenching suspense, all wrapped up in a pretty little ebook.  And, always free or discounted for you.  Read away!

 

Definition of the "Romantic Suspense Genre": The Romantic Suspense genre is oftentimes the bestselling subgenre of Romance, though that can vascillate with historical romance.  The elements of a romance need to be there--a budding relationship between two people that overcomes obstacles and succeeds in the end.  But, the critical elements of suspense in that romance setting also need to be interwoven expertly.  Those include action, adventure, and oftentimes, a heroine that has been wronged and a hero who attempts to help right that wrong.  Through their work to right the wrong, they are brought closer together and what would you know?  They fall in love.  Honestly, you can think of many, many Disney movie scripts for this storyline (start with Frozen).

 

Some examples of the top ebooks in the Romantic Suspense genre are Mary Stewart (Nine Coaches Waiting), Tiffany Snow (No Turning Back), Colleen Hoover (Never, Never), and Melinda Leigh (She Can Run).

Honor and Redemption (Regency Love Book 4)

by M.A. Nichols


A childhood love longing to make amends. A daughter fighting to break free. A mother struggling to protect her. Tormented by the past, can they build a better future?

Six years ago, tragedy tore Eloise and Patrick apart. Shouldering the burden of his brother’s death, he spent years drinking himself into oblivion. Now freed from that darkness, Patrick Lennox returns to reclaim the heart of the young lady he left behind.

Can she forgive the man who abandoned her without a word?

Eloise Andrews has enough troubles in her life without Patrick stirring things up. Her mother is a heartless beast who controls every aspect of her life, and Eloise is determined to break free of her—even if it means destroying the perfect reputation her mother is desperate to save.

But not all wounds can be seen, and perhaps something more lurks beneath her mother’s frosty demeanor…

Years of torment taught Emmeline Andrews the power of shielding one’s heart behind a sterling reputation, and she will do everything she can to ensure her children are protected against society’s cruelty. But with her daughter determined to ruin herself and Emmeline’s own marriage crumbling to pieces, she has to decide whether or not that precious reputation is a shield or a jail.

Jumping between two generations, Honor and Redemption is a story about how our mistakes can shape our world and how the bond between mother and daughter, friends and sweethearts can break when we are afraid to open our hearts.

The Regency Love Series is a spin-off series of the Victorian Love Series, and together, they make the Generations of Love Series. Each book is a standalone sweet romance and can be read in any order.

 

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Together We Stand Volume 2

by Tricia Daniels


We are the ones who walk barefoot through hell, making it out the other side with nothing left except sheer will and a whole lot of grit in our pockets.

 

By losing everything, others hailed us as beacons of hope. Our journeys were by no means glamorous. Each of us left an important part of ourselves behind so that we might start anew.

 

We are the survivors.

 

This is our chance to grab happiness by the horns and make it our own.

 

Join 20+ USA Today, bestselling, award-winning, and up-and-coming authors as they weave tales of horror, loss, persecution, and unfair struggles, leading to new lives, new romances, and most importantly, well-deserved Happily-Ever-After endings.

With stories written by:

C.A. King, USA Today Bestselling Author

JA Lafrance

A.L. Morrow, USA Today Bestselling Author

AM Cosgrove

Katia Kozar

TL Mayhew

C.L. Collier

A.N. Waugh

Ryan Grey, Bestselling Author

Rose Bak

Jordan Leger

A.M. Roark

Lily Fastmore

Zorha Redwolf Edwards, International Bestselling Author & Emery LeeAnn, International Bestselling Author

Pandora Snow, International Bestselling Author

Skye Callahan, International Bestselling Author

Crystal St.Clair, Bestselling Author

M.A. Abraham

Merrie Destefano, USA Today Bestselling Author

Jodi Fahey

Sky Purington, Bestselling Author

Tricia Daniels

Cedar Rose

All proceeds from the print and digital sales of this book will be donated to organizations providing relief to the Ukraine.

**May contain MM/FF and/or triggering situations.

 

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Heartthrob Hotel: The Complete Billionaire Series

by Tabatha Kiss


Five must-read romances from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Tabatha Kiss!

A family of handsome billionaire men and the sassy women who steal their hearts. This is Heartthrob Hotel. You can check out, but you’ll never want to leave!

Includes all five books in this steamy and hilarious series, including an excerpt from the spin-off romantic comedy Ego Trip:
JUST A TOUCH: A Second Chance Billionaire Romance (Graham’s Story)
JUST A KISS: A Fake Boyfriend Billionaire Romance (Hayden’s Story)
JUST A FLING: A Secret Baby Billionaire Romance (Ira’s Story)
JUST A CRUSH: A Rockstar Billionaire Romance (Jonah’s Story)
JUST A KING: A Billionaire Romance (Kingston and Fiona’s Story)

 
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Alliance: A Mafia Arranged Marriage / Forbidden Romance (Sinners of New Orleans Book 1)

by Natalia Lourose


"The Saint and the sinner. The Princess and the dealer. One pure as light, the other as dangerous as fire. Lana and Naz are forbidden to see one another, threatened with death. But, Lana is his drug, Naz is her reason to live. They’ll fight for what they need, accepting the consequences." - Amazon Reviewer


A sinner met a saint, Two worlds collided, And everything burned. Lana

I’ve done everything right.
Playing the part of the demure famiglia daughter,
And hiding my pain beneath makeup and pretty dresses.
But marrying a man ten years my senior?
Whose words cut like knives,
And lips taste like poison.
This is the one thing I can’t do.

Naz
I’ve done nothing right.
I’m not a virtuous man,
I balance on the line between light and dark.
My past is littered with sins,
Each of them is haunting me.
I’m not worthy of the angel with long hair and hazel eyes.
And yet, I’d burn the city to the ground to hold her in my arms.

What’s a sinner to do?

Nat's Notes:
This is the first book in my Sinners of New Orleans series and I think it really sets the scene of the famiglia war thats kicking off in NOLA. Lana and Naz are an unlikely pair each weighted down by family expectations. I really wanted to encapsulate that feeling of falling in love and ignoring the rest of the world and I think these two are a perfect representation.

"Alliance" is the first book in the Sinners of New Orleans series. It is a full length forbidden/arranged mafia romance with spicy scenes and an HEA. This series is best read in order. While Lana and Naz's story will have an HEA and conclude in Alliance, there is an overarching plot that will continue in future books.

Alliance contains themes of violence, explicit language, depression, and suicidal ideation. Please take caution when reading.

 
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Million Dollar Baby

by Lisa Jackson


Compassion, redemption, and love—don’t miss this classic story from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson!
 
When Chandra Hill is awakened by a cry in the night, she is shocked to discover an abandoned newborn in her barn. She rushes him to the hospital, but as a former pediatrician her instincts have already kicked in. Before she knows it, she’s discussing options for the baby with the emergency room doctor, Dallas O'Rourke.
 
Dallas finds himself bonding instantly with the baby—and with the intriguing woman who brought him in. Though Chandra and Dallas try not to get attached, as days pass without a blood relative coming to claim the baby, it becomes difficult to imagine their lives without the little boy. And when the baby’s story becomes national news, the two could realize that all they want is the family they've found.

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The Lost Boys MC: The Complete Collection

by Savannah Rylan


You don’t f*ck with a Lost Boy. And you especially don’t f*ck with their women.

In this set get all EIGHT of the Lost Boys MC stories and find exactly what it means to be a member of the Lost Boys motorcycle club.

This set includes: Texas, Stone, Bronx, Notch, Diego, Puck, Frost, and West.

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The Italian Escape

by Catherine Mangan


Sparkling sea, sun, delicious food and Aperol Spritz - escape to Italy with the perfect summer romance . . .

Niamh Kelly's life hasn't turned out quite as she'd expected. She's thirty-three, still living at home and was recently dumped . . . by her boss. So when her sister invites her to tag along on a work trip to the sun-drenched Italian coast, Niamh jumps at the chance, eager to escape into a world of sparkling prosecco, delicious food, and breath-taking beaches.

Upon her arrival, Niamh immediately falls in love with the beautiful Italian town they're staying in and realises she never wants to leave, deciding instead to stay and open up a quaint coffee shop nestled in charming old town streets - even if she has no idea what she's doing. But when a family tragedy and a tricky tourist season threaten her new business, Niamh isn't so sure she can stick it out.

With help from her new-found Italian friends - and the possibility of romance on the horizon - can she make her new life in the sun a success?

A glorious and uplifting escapist novel set against the stunning backdrop of the Italian coast. The perfect holiday read for fans of Rosanna Ley, Jo Thomas and Karen Swan

Early readers LOVE The Italian Escape:

'This book is the perfect escape. Curl up and enjoy'

'Beautifully written . . . I just wanted the experience to go on for longer'

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The Billionaire's Fake Wife: Enemies to Lovers Standalone Romance (Big Bad Billionaires Book 1)

by L. Steele


★ Amazon Top 100 bestseller ★


I never should have agreed to becoming his fake wife...

Sinclair Amadeus Sterling aka
Mr. Superior Jackass with a God complex.
Who also happens to be my blackmailer... gulp.
Tall, dark, gazzilionaire growly pants.
The first time I met him, I kneed him in his very well endowed balls, don't ask!
He had that tightly leashed, controlling air and a smoldering glare that made me damp in seconds.
The only thing that sucks worse than his attitude is his (lack of) sense of humor! Honest.
Sadly, he's also the one who could save my business from going bust. Hell!
So when he offers me the chance to work with him, I can hardly refuse, right?
Only catch? I need to be his pretend wife for hold-your-breath, thirty days.
I should have turned and run right then, but...
He has the connections to help my sister's failing health, not to mention the money to wipe away my debt.
And yeah that... sneaky video recording of him getting me off. OMG!
Besides, it's only thirty days, right?
It’s not like I’m in danger of falling in love with London's most notorious bachelor.
Then he tells me the real reason for the charade.
And everything changes...

Note: This is an Enemies to Lovers, Fake Marriage, Billionaire Romance featuring a hot possessive billionaire and the curvy spitfire who dares to go toe to toe with him! 1-Click NOW

 
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Daughter of the Sea: A sweeping romance and thrillingly epic historical novel

by Elisabeth J. Hobbes


A captivating and page-turning romance perfect for fans of Christina Courtenay and Barbara Erskine!

On a windswept British coastline the tide bestows an unexpected gift…

It was the cry that she first noticed, the plaintive wail that called to her over the crash of winter waves. Wrapped only in a sealskin, the baby girl looks up at Effie and instantly captures her heart.
 
Effie has always been an outcast in her village, the only granddaughter of a woman people whisper is a witch, so she’s used to a solitary existence. But when Midsummer arrives so too does a man claiming to be the child’s father. Effie is surprised when he asks her to continue looking after his daughter, mysteriously refusing to explain why. When he returns six months hence she pushes him for answers. And Lachlan tells a story she never anticipated … one of selkies, legend, and the power of the sea…

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D is for Deacon: An Older Man Younger Woman Romance (Men of ALPHAbet Mountain)

by Natasha L. Black


I’d had a crush on Deacon from the first time I saw him,
But he was nearly twice my age and clearly off limits.


Or was he?

He’s been coming into the diner where I work more frequently,
And he’s been looking at me like I’m the most delicious item on the menu.
Suddenly, all of my fantasies are coming true.
I’m finally getting a chance at my dream job, and Deacon is in my bed.
But when a jilted date brings all my old insecurities to light,
I start to question every good thing that’s happened to me.
Just went I decide that maybe I’m not good enough for Deacon after all,
I get a call that he’s been injured, and I can’t get to him fast enough.


When he opens his eyes, I’ll be the first face he sees,
And I’ll never let him go again.

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Rogue Wave: A Small Town Beach Romance (Haven Island Series)

by Isabel Jolie


Sometimes, out of nowhere, comes the rogue wave…

You can ride it, or get pulled under.

 

I roamed the untamed ocean.

Set out to play the conservationist hero.

 

Those high seas? They remain lawless for countless reasons.

Over ten years, I saw the worst that humanity has to offer.

And accomplished… nothing.

 

The futility of it all left me disillusioned. Numb.

I returned to the island of my childhood summers.

All I wanted was to lick my wounds. Hide. Regroup.

 

Like a rogue wave, an idealistic beauty thrust herself into my world.

Tells me we can make a difference.

We can save the oceans.

We’re one with the sea.

 

Her naivety might be charming if it wasn’t like looking in a time-warped mirror.

Her natural beauty might be appealing if she wasn’t a college student.

 

The last thing she needs is a summer romance with a burned-out wreck like me.

 

She’s too young. She’s got everything in front of her.

 

And me? I’ve got commitments. And a past.

 

She promises release.

No need for guilt.

I aim for the crest, for a smooth, fun ride.

But when my past comes calling, will we both get pulled under?

 

The first standalone novel in the Haven Island series, Rogue Wave is a love story about two idealistic souls finding their way in a less than perfect world.

A delicious age-gap romance featuring two marine biologists with a desire to save the oceans, an unexpected adoption, and a resort island with a small-town atmosphere. The standalone contemporary romance novel is the first in the Haven Island series, an island where people come to shelter, right off the coast of North Carolina.

 
 
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The Witches of Dark Root (Daughters of Dark Root Book 1)

by April Aasheim


"There are some secrets darker than witchcraft." - Dora Maddock


Deep in the forests of the Pacific Northwest is a small village called Dark Root, a town steeped in magic, mystery, and secrets.
But for Maggie Maddock, Dark Root is also a prison - a place where she is forced to work in her mother's Magick Shoppe while the rest of the world moves forward without her. When a mysterious stranger offers to take Maggie away from it all, she leaves without looking back.


Seven years later, Maggie is called home by her beloved older sister. There she is confronted with a renewed sibling rivalry, a mother suffering under a mysterious illness, and a town that's lost it's literal magic. Now Maggie must decide if she will use her newfound abilities to aid those she loves or run from her responsibilities once again.

In the tradition of Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic and Rebecca Wells' Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, The Witches of Magic seamlessly weaves the past with the present, the magical with the mundane. It is a tale of family, forgiveness, and the healing power of love that will leave readers believing in magic long after the story ends.

Other books in the Daughters of Dark Root series:
The Magick of Dark Root (2014)
The Curse of Dark Root: Part One (2015)
The Curse of Dark Root: Part Two (2016)
The Shadows of Dark Root (2017)
The Council of Dark Root: Armand (A Daughters of Dark Root Companion Novella) (2015)
Christmas in Dark Root: Merry's Gift (A Daughters of Dark Root Short) (Christmas, 2015)
 

 
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Diamond in the Rough (The Diamond Trilogy Book 1)

by Skye Warren


I'm stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens.

A white van. A dark hood. Every woman's worst nightmare.

"Diamond in the Rough is masterfully written, sinfully sexy, and utterly addictive! Skye Warren proves why she is the queen of dark and delicious romance." - Giana Darling, USA Today bestselling author

Now I'm trapped in an abandoned church. The man who took me says I won't be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that's a lie. I'll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I'll need every single one of them to survive.

"Five glowing stars! Diamond in the Rough is the dark and dangerous world that I love from Skye Warren. You will be completely caught up in Elijah and Holly's story from the first page to the last." - New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous...

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Trophy Wife (The Jilted Wives Club Book 2)

by Bethany Lopez


USA Today Bestselling Author Bethany Lopez brings you an all-new trilogy about getting a second chance at love later in life. Follow Whitney, Summer, and Margo as they experience the good, bad, and ugly of dating again in your thirties and forties. Join them in The Jilted Wives Club.

When at first you fail at love, medicate with Dirty Martinis…

Summer has always tried to look on the bright side of things. Sure, her ex-husband was a liar and a cheater, but that didn’t mean all men were untrustworthy, right? Maybe the problem wasn’t her, but the type of man she’s always going for.

Noah would rather spend his nights at home with a good book than out navigating the dating scene. Women like Summer have always terrified him and there’s no denying she’s way out of his league. But when she keeps popping up everywhere it becomes harder and harder to deny their chemistry.

Summer wants to prove she’s more than a Trophy Wife. Sure, she’s sexy, sweet, and has a body that won’t quit, but she’s so much more, and she’ll do whatever it takes to prove it to Noah.

Has Summer finally met her match, or will Noah leave her crying in her Dirty Martini?

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If the Boot Fits: A Smart & Sexy Cinderella Story (Cowboys of California Book 2)

by Rebekah Weatherspoon


Bustle Best Books of Fall 2020 Selection
An Amazon Best of the Month Selection
Library Journal Best Book of 2020
An Apple Books Best of the Month Selection
A Best Book of Fall 2020 by NPR’s Boston Affiliate
A Bookish Most Anticipated Books Selection

“An adorable retelling, engaging and character-rich...this kind of mutual empowering is one of Weatherspoon’s hallmarks.”
—The New York Times

“Heart-melting…a perfect fit for fans of contemporary romance authors Jasmine Guillory and Alexa Martin.”
Booklist
 
From award-winning author Rebekah Weatherspoon comes a thoroughly modern take on the timeless tale of a struggling Cinderella who finds her prince charming at the eleventh hour—and the adventure that ensues the morning after . . .
 
Working as the personal assistant to one of Hollywood’s cruelest divas has left Amanda Queen more determined than ever to sell her screenplay and gain her independence. In the meantime, she’ll settle for a temporary escape. When her employer is felled by the flu on Hollywood’s biggest night of the year, Amanda gets her glam on, struts out the door, and parties with the glitterati. But she never expects to come face to face—and closer than close—with one of the hottest stars in the game . . .
 
Following up his first Oscar win with a steamy after-hours romp with an enigmatic woman seems like the perfect way for actor Sam Pleasant to celebrate—until she suddenly disappears. Worse, she’s vanished with the wrong swag bag: the one containing his 
Oscar statue, leaving Sam even more intrigued about the beauty’s identity—and wondering if a repeat performance of their amazing night is in the stars. And when a second chance encounter happens, only a trip to Sam’s family ranch—and revealing the whole, not-always-glamorous, truth about themselves—will give them a chance to turn one magical night into forever . . .
 
“Wonderfully inventiveUniting a heart-stopping hero and a plus-size heroine who knows her own worth, this steamy fairy tale shines.”
Publishers Weekly STARRED REVIEW
 
“One of romance’s brightest stars…[this is] a thoroughly modern Cinderella story.”
Bookpage, Starred Review
 
“Another winner from rising star Weatherspoon.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

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Sexy Suit: A Hero Club Novel

by Hero Club


When I met Ryan, I might’ve been trying to break into his basement.

It was for a good cause. I swear. Also, my dog broke in first.

Ryan Blake is jaw-dropping handsome, wealthy & cocky. Not quite my type. By some miracle, he doesn’t call the police on me when he catches me trying to rescue my dog. He even fetches a doctor for me. Don’t ask why.

I don’t figure I’ll see him again. Then, I do. Then, he kisses me. Once. Twice. Is three times the charm? To be honest, I swooned at the first kiss.

All swooning aside, we are seriously opposites. I wear cowboy boots and skirts. He wears suits and ties. He’s all New York City. I’m a Southern girl looking for a new start. We even talk at different speeds.

The list of things I don’t expect from Ryan is long. I don’t expect him to think twice about me. I don’t expect him to nearly bring me to my knees with a look. I don’t expect him to be so much more than I ever imagined.

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Ruckus (SEAL Team Alpha Book 1)

by Zoe Dawson


For U.S. Navy SEAL, Bowie “Ruckus” Cooper, going on a mission into the most dangerous place on earth wasn’t new, neither were the orders to tag and bag an international criminal, but when Bowie finds a captive American reporter, that wasn’t exactly run of the mill. Neither was getting separated from his team, teaming up with her or protecting her against all odds, while working to keep his hands from around her neck and off her delectable body.


Fearless and bold photojournalist, Dana Sorenson never backed down from a fight or to showcase her dedication to reporting on the human condition. That’s what she thought until she meets Bowie and big, bad, and tough takes on a whole new meaning. Gratitude for saving her ass gets lost in his demanding orders and fighting for her life takes a back seat to falling for this alpha male who’ll risk everything to see her safe.

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Shadow Witch: A Slow Burn Paranormal Witch Romance (Voodoo Academy Book 1)

by Rebecca Hamilton


So…Verika’s parents run a Voodoo Academy. When, exactly, were they planning on telling her? Apparently not until she almost kills half her school.

When Verika’s shadow magic nearly takes out the cast of her school play, her parents send her to a voodoo academy they run in New Orlean’s mirror world to get her powers under control.

It’s there, at Académie de Marie Laveau, that Verika learns the hot man from her dreams isn’t just a figment of her imagination…but the most feared student ever to walk the academy’s halls.

So when things start to go missing from her teachers’ classrooms, and it appears someone is aiming to pin it on Mr. Dark and Dreamy himself, Verika knows no one is going to step in to save him.

No one but Verika, anyway.

Except, Tobias isn’t looking for a hero, and Verika’s not cut out to be a detective. Considering she’s been shadow walking in her sleep and can’t account for her own whereabouts after the lights go out, it seems she’s better suited as a suspect instead.

Fans of the Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead and the Harley Merlin series from Bella Forrest will love this new adult, slow burn paranormal academy romance from Veronica Shade.

Scroll up and one click to see if Verika can find a way to make life at Voodoo Academy work…all while dealing with bullies, would-be boyfriends, and worse…herself.

Voodoo Academy is a spin off series of Academy of the Damned but can still be enjoyed by readers who haven’t read Academy of the Damned.

 
 
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Asking for a Friend

by Andi Osho


No woman gets left behind

Three best friends are going to solve their relationship woes once and for all

“Witty, pacy and joyful, Asking For a Friend is a truly uplifting celebration of friendship” –Beth O’Leary, The Flatshare

Forty-something Jemima’s life is on track – well, sort of, she just needs to bat her troublesome ex away for good.

Twenty-something Meagan is in the midst of her five-phase plan and is nearly ready for phase three: a relationship.

While thirty-something Simi has had more it’s not yous than any I dos.

These best friends decide it’s time to ditch the dating apps and play the love game by their own rules. They’re going to ask people out in real life…but only for each other. What could possibly go wrong?

Comedian Andi Osho’s hilarious and uplifting debut novel features her trademark wit and is perfect for fans of Candice Carty-Williams, Talia Hibbert and Jasmine Guillory.

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Savage Peril: Military Romantic Suspense (Stealth Security Book 6)

by Emily Jane Trent


Her Navy SEAL Bodyguard Must Save Her.

Doctor Lori Waters grieves over the death of her father. She lost her mother not long before. While struggling with the loss, she must face a broken engagement.

Suspicious circumstances surround her father’s death. Alone and emotionally shattered, Lori investigates to determine if he was murdered. But an enemy has much to gain by getting her out of the way, too.

With few allies, and surrounded by danger, Lori chases down a killer. But she isn’t alone. A Navy SEAL heartthrob vows to be her protector, and she falls in love at the worst possible time.

Gunner Cantrell protects the innocent. That is his passion, his life. Then he meets Lori and can’t forget the sadness in her eyes. He is drawn to help her and will give his life to save her. No sacrifice is too much for the woman he loves.

 

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