They hunt a killer who will stop at nothing to protect his identity, even if that means threatening the one link between them—their son.
When Staff Sergeant Rowan McKinley is charged with murder, she wants the best defense counsel the Marine Corps has to offer—Captain Phillip Stuart. Seeking his help means opening old wounds. It’s a risk she must take to save herself.
Phillip swore he’d never have anything to do with the one woman who had not only broken his heart but had crushed it. Helping her was personal suicide. But professionally, it could be the coup de grace of his career—that next rung on the ladder, the next challenge he was looking for.
The love and passion each thought gone sparks to life—only now it is forbidden by military law. Knowing the rules and adhering to them are very different matters. But who should make the sacrifice when both are destined to soar to the top of their ranks?
The choice might be taken from their hands. There is a killer with just as much to lose who will stop at nothing to protect his identity, even if that means threatening the one link between Phillip and Rowan—the son Phillip never knew he had.
To save the life of the woman he loves, he must break her heart. Better to have her alive and hating him than dead.
Zach and Claudia have been at odds with each other for five years, a feud that masks the desire each truly feels. After a night of wine and gambling, they wake to find themselves married to each other. Shock turns to a partnership when they discover they must use the marriage as a front to find a killer. Forced into close companionship, desire and passion quickly tear down the walls between them. But a power-hungry madman is determined to kill anyone who tries to take him down, and Zach and Claudia are no exception.
The pieces to a puzzle much bigger than they anticipated slowly come together—so does the noose tightening around them. When another attempt is made on the life of the woman he loves, Zach realizes he has no choice. In order to save Claudia’s life, he must break her heart…and his own. Better to have her alive and hating him than dead. Alive there’s still hope to have her again, even if it takes another five years.
Beneath the Layers
For years she has hidden behind a façade. Then she meets a man who loves to peel back layers to find the treasure beneath.
A mask, a façade, whatever it takes to hide from the rest of the world… That’s how Midge Ellis has lived for the past three years. When how one looks brings unwanted attention, hiding those looks is the best protection. Few know the woman behind the frumpy-looking Marine Corps court reporter. There are also rules to go with the mask, and one of those is ‘no workplace relationships’. Then she meets NCIS Special Agent Kurt Davidson. Her birthday is the catalyst that launches her back into the world—in disguise, of course. Who knew she’d get lucky so quickly?
Kurt Davidson loves to discover what’s beneath a person’s layers, and no one intrigues him more than Staff Sergeant Michelle Ellis. But when she ignores his flirting, he knows she’s not interested. That doesn’t stop him from fantasizing about her every night—and even when he’s undercover searching for a blackmailing female.
It doesn’t take Midge and Kurt much time to realize each other’s real identities or for a killer to up the game—a killer who is slowly tightening the noose around Midge’s neck, implicating her in all the criminal activity Kurt is investigating. Is it someone from her past or someone closer? Whoever it is, they’ve messed with the wrong woman. Old Midge has returned, and she’s determined to find who’s trying to frame her, with or without Kurt’s help.
Reader advisory: These books contain scenes involving stalking, harassment, drugs, an emotionally abusive parent, nonsexual voyeurism and violence. There are references to sexual harassment and date rape drugs. There are also scenes of abduction, physically violent sexual assault, murder, attempted rape and one non-graphic scene of on-page rape of secondary character witnessed by POV character. There are scenes of spousal abuse and miscarriage.
General Release Date: 31st March 2020