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A dancer who won't back down. A soldier indebted to a promise. The only thing more dangerous than the threat pitting them together is the secret keeping them apart.

Contemporary dancer Anna Madison is determined to honor her mom's memory. With the life she's built in downtown Chicago hinging on an upcoming audition, now's the worst time for her childhood best friend - and the only man she's ever loved - to reenter her world. Her dad's current DA case instigates enough danger without adding on the risk of losing her heart. Again.

Army Ranger Evan O'Riley has always known his place in Anna's life. Letting his feelings compromise her safety simply isn't an option. Especially when his promise to protect her drives him off the sidelines and into the one place even his special ops training can't save him from. Anna's arms.

Keeping her from uncovering the real reason Evan returns is one thing. Trying to hide the reason he left to begin with could destroy them both. But when the past they've both tried to outrun launches them down a heart-pounding road of threats, secrets, and attraction, resisting love may turn into the greatest risk they face.

The perfect blend of sweet romance and action, this inspirational romantic suspense will leave you incapable of putting down a heart melting tale of love, friendship, and second chances.

©2016 Crystal Walton (P)2017 Crystal Walton

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Terrific Narrator

I enjoyed the story very much, the characters came to life in my mind. Mindy Wade’s voice was clear and clean. Thank you for an interesting book.

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Protecting the ones we love

I liked this story of 2 best friends in love with each other and too afraid of rejection. When Evan returns from the military to keep watch over independent Anna those buried feelings come back. Anna is glad to see him but cautious since he left without contacting her while he was in the service. Full of action and longing made this a good story.

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Clean, Suspense, & Romance

I enjoyed this suspense-filled romance. Anna and Evan, lifelong friends reunited unexpectedly...or not.
Anna wants to be independent and do things her own way. Her father, a powerful DA wants her protected. A high profile case is getting ready to go to court. Anna is not concerned about the danger. Evan (the Army Ranger) just happens to be there to protect her multiple times.
They both want to be more than friends but there are secrets and hurts from the past that are keeping them apart.
I liked Evan as the hero, he's a big tough guy with a tender heart. I liked that Anna wanted to honor her mother's memory but felt she was a bit too ditzy when it came to her own safety.

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  • Susan Poletti
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good story

it was nice to have a crime story mixed with the romance, I enjoyed it!