Special Agent Lara Grant has finally put her life as an undercover agent in the Moretti gang behind her and started a new assignment in New York City. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed. Then a woman's body is found branded with the ritual Moretti tattoo. Someone knows who Lara is...and exactly how to make her pay....
"Ugh. (Warning!! Spoiler alert!)"
Special Agent Lara Grant would do anything to get her mark - until her last undercover case, infiltrating the notorious Moretti crime ring, forced her to get close to the top. Way. Too. Close.... Now, starting a new job in New York City, all Lara wants is to leave the ghosts of her past behind. Until a dramatic sniper attack leaves Lara's face - and real name - all over the media. In the blink of an eye, her cover is blown, her identity exposed.
"Well you have me hooked!!"
Fleeing Samuel Grayson's cult was a risky move for Olivia Conner. So risky that the single mom left one of her children behind. What she'd seen in Cold Plains had destroyed all she believed in one heart-stopping instant. And it could get her killed.
Olivia's only option was a safe house she found with the help of ruggedly sexy mercenary Micah Grayson. But once she learned he was Samuel's twin, she dared not trust him … or the way her body reacted to his. Now the two must embark on a deadly mission to save her son.
The worst has happened: Her mark is on the run. But Special Agent Lara Grant has no clues. No destination. Just fear for those she loves and bone-deep belief that he's coming straight for her. But she knows Moretti...just as he knows her. And when the final clue clicks into place, the hunt is on. Lara will do anything it takes to catch this evil man who has caused the deaths of countless innocent people. With emotions on a knife edge, Lara is running on instinct, on the desperation of unconditional love.
"I bought the whole thing."
Best-selling author Carla Cassidy brings danger and deception to Dead River Ranch for the Coltons of Wyoming. Ranch foreman Gray Stark and heiress Catherine Colton may live together on Dead River Ranch, but they're from different worlds. She made that clear when she broke his heart years ago. With their passionate, complicated past, marriage is not an option. Until he finds out that she - and her unborn baby - are targets. Making Catherine his wife is the best way to ensure her safety.
Someone is killing waitresses at the Cowboy Cafe. Three women are dead, and Sheriff Cameron Evans means to find out why. But as he works to solve the case, the hunky sheriff must push beyond his feelings for the cafe's owner. For Mary Mathis, the crime is personal. Not only are the victims her employees, they may be a sign of something deeper. Eight years ago she came to Grady Gulch fleeing a violent past that has scarred her for life. And she already knows it has made new love impossible - no matter what she may secretly desire.
Marlene Marcoli made the mistake of falling in love and almost lost her life. Hoping to put her abusive marriage behind her, Marlene moves to Wolf Creek, Pennsylvania. But danger follows her once again when her apartment is vandalized. To make matters worse, the sexy detective working the case is distracting her beyond reason.
When Debra Prentice discovers she's pregnant, she knows two things are true: that she can't wait to become a mother...and that she can never reveal the father's identity to anyone. Because not only is Trey Winston her boss' son, he's also got his eye on the North Carolina senator's seat - and he doesn't need a scandal. But when Debra must work with Trey in organizing his fund-raising dinner, the sparks from their one night of passion still sizzle.
Roxy Marcoli cares about three things - her restaurant, her sisters and her aunt Liz. When Liz disappears, she's forced to turn to shameless playboy cop Steve Kincaid. Every time the sexy detective turns on the charm, he gets Roxy's hackles up. Despite his reputation, Steve is no ladies' man. His casual flirting hides the pain of an unbearable loss. As they search for clues, he discovers what lies beneath Roxy's prickly exterior and sharp tongue. As his desire grows, so does his fear.
"Interesting, Intriguing, what's next?"
Dora Martin had escaped her past, been given a second chance. She wasn't going to waste it. A good education, a job she loved - all she had to do was stay on the straight and narrow. That meant no more disastrous relationships. No more men, period. Not even the oh-so-appealing Mark Flynn.
Dancer Melanie Brooks had escaped small-town Oklahoma, giving up the country for Broadway's bright lights. Yet after her mother's funeral called her back, her own health issues forced her to stay. Now her tenant, too-hot-for-his-own-good Adam Benson, is giving her a reason to dance again. But has a killer set his sights on her, too? Adam knows a little something about fresh starts. As for his beautiful neighbor, he doesn't see a wheelchair - he sees a woman who understands. But as the heat grows between them, he can't avoid the feeling that more than her big-city past haunts her.
FBI agent Seth Hawkins was on a mission to catch a serial killer. Yet his only lead - a mysterious azure-eyed beauty found buried alive in the local sand dunes - had no memory of how she'd been abducted. Or anything else about her identity.
"Intense and wonderfully done"