It's Christmas Eve, and all is neither calm nor bright.With a storm paralyzing New England, the O'Boyle household becomes prey to a pair of brutal escaped killers desperate to find refuge. Skyler O'Boyle is convinced the only way they can live through the night is by playing a daring psychological game to throw the convicts off their guard.Threatened by a pair of Smith & Wessons, she has to pray that the rest of her family will play along, buying them time. Her one hope for rescue is that the men are unaware that her daughter, Kat, has escaped into the blizzard. But as the wind and snow continue to rage with all the vehemence of a maddened banshee, her prayers that Kat can somehow find help seem fragile indeed.When Kat stumbles on a third felon, half-frozen and delirious, her shock deepens, because she recognizes Craig Devon immediately. What is the onetime love of her life doing back in town–and in such company? With the threat of death hanging over the O'Boyles, Craig is desperate to unload a vital secret that could change their destiny. But can he trust Kat with the truth? Because one false move and everything he's sacrificed will shatter–and this could be everyone's final Christmas alive.
His Letters Promised Everything…After a month-long correspondence, Trina Martin agreed to the unthinkable and became a mail-order bride. Leaving for Alaska, she felt fully prepared to live with a romantic stranger in a secluded hunting lodge–right up until her groom-to-be was murdered during the wedding.With a blizzard raging outside and all the wedding guests trapped inside, there was no escape. But Trina found a strange comfort in the soothing gaze of the lodge's cowboy foreman. Unfortunately, ruggedly handsome David St. John was the prime suspect in the sudden death of Trina's almost-husband….
HE WAS A SECRET AGENT WITH SPECIAL TRAINING…AND SHE WAS AT HIS MERCY Lila Monroe's ordinary world was shattered in an instant, when she became an unwitting witness to murder. If not for devastatingly handsome undercover agent Justin Vidal–code name: Lone Wolf–she'd already be dead. Now the only way to remain alive was to return to the scene of the crime and put her much-guarded trust in this mysterious stranger.Before long Lila's attraction to her newly appointed protector had turned her plain-Jane existence on its head. Justin Vidal may have had an arsenal at his disposal and was well-equipped to handle any situation…but did that include falling for the girl next door?
Ever since she was named CEO of her family business, strange things have been happening –terrifying incidents that could be tied to Rachel’s past.But the only person who believes her is former bad boy Seth Hammond. Her intense, rough-around-the-edges protector has blindsided her with his passion. But Rachel also believes in Seth…and possibly love?
Small-town sheriff Roan Harley arrested plain-as-all-get-out Mary Yancy because he couldn't afford not to. She'd had motive, means and opportunity to kill the son of a senator–plus a gun. And yet…Clearly, Mary had something to hide–those shapeless clothes covered a knockout figure; damned if her dirt brown hair wasn't the result of a botched dye job; and her name just didn't check out. Not to mention her lovely eyes couldn't disguise the fact that she was not only innocent, but in dire need of protection. His protection?
INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRHe demanded to know her identity after she felled his attacker with deadly precision. But Dara Alexander feigned amnesia rather than reveal the truth to this blue-eyed Bedouin: she was an American soldier…behind enemy lines. For all she knew, this man was her greatest threat.Sheik Saeed ibn Ahmad was no nomad, she would learn at his desert encampment, but a powerful royal, the target of assassins. Suddenly, his protection became her assignment–an arrangement Saeed refused. Because she was a woman, Dara assumed. And she was right. But Saeed wanted her…to cherish and defend.
Beautiful heiress Elizabeth Quinn really had a medical excuse for having a hard time making conversation. But even if she hadn't, heart-stoppingly handsome detective Beau Riley might have left her tongue-tied.Still, Elizabeth needed the good detective. There had been a murder, and it affected the beloved little boy in her care. So speak with him she must. If only she were sure her traitorous heart would leave it at that….Beau had already tried to get somewhere with Elizabeth–and all it had gotten him was the cold shoulder. And now, suddenly, because she needed his help, she was pursuing him? His head was telling him to get out while the getting was good.Unfortunately, his heart was giving him a different message entirely….
All Miranda Carrington wanted was to be free from her legendary family's legacy of wealth and power. But even in a little seaside village in Portugal, she could not escape the danger that shadowed her….Only the sudden, stunning appearance of a dark, mysterious stranger had saved her from the ruthless terrorists stalking her. But was Allessandro Vellenti really the devoted guardian he claimed, or part of the deadly conspiracy swirling around her?She knew she shouldn't trust him–with her life or with her heart. And yet, as she fled with him, she ached to give herself, body and soul, to this man who could be her killer….
Breaking protocol and going on the run with protected witness Jessica Delaney wasn’t in US Marshal Ryan Jackson’s plans. He’ll do whatever it takes to protect Jessica, but, as the net around them tightens, Ryan’s deepest loss may be the one danger he never anticipated.