All Regina Garrett wanted this holiday season was some R & R. What she got was mixed up in a murder investigation, and the personal protection of a very sexy homicide detective….Marcus couldn't help wondering just what Regina knew about the case that practically landed in her lap. But between her direct connection to the evidence he'd uncovered and the threats against her, Marcus also knew she needed his help if she was going to stay alive. Convincing her it'd be safest if he stayed on her couch, Marcus prepared for a string of sleepless nights. As a cop, having Regina a few feet away was smart. As a man, it was pure torture.
Jake Armstrong had no intention of getting involved with his very sexy–and very pregnant–next-door neighbor…until the night she was attacked.His only goal these days was recovering and getting back in the game, not playing bodyguard to the most vulnerable of victims. Still, leaving her to fend for herself was out of the question, especially once they learned it was her baby someone was desperate to get their hands on.As they unearthed shocking truths about her baby's family history, Jake sensed something growing between them, an attraction that became more intense as her due date approached. He knew this tiny family had no place in his future, but walking away seemed impossible–and practically broke his heart at the thought….
He could always spot a woman in distress, and the beautiful stranger hiding in Dr. Josh Bennett's trunk obviously needed help. Claire Preston claimed she had come to him because she was out of options and on the run from a killer. Now, the doctor who always played by the rules, but never let a woman get too close, desperately wanted to wipe away the fear he saw in the vulnerable beauty's eyes.Josh knew getting Claire to let down her barriers and tell him the truth about her past was crucial to their survival. But how far was he willing to go to protect her if it might mean jeopardizing his vow of «first, do no harm»?