An innocent beauty looking for answers turns to a detective looking for vengeanceOne day. One town. Three missing women. Things like this didn’t happen in Culpeper. Except that they had–once before. Eleven years ago, young Braydon Thatcher was unable to stop a tragic murder, one that hit painfully close to home. Now a detective, Braydon can’t help but notice the eerie similarities between the two crimes. But he has to focus on the present and keep distractions to a minimum. Distractions like Sophia Hardwick, who crashes into town like a Florida thunderstorm, demanding to know where her missing sister is. The attraction between them is nearly his undoing. But he has to protect her, because it's clear someone is resurrecting ghosts in order to punish Braydon. And if he lets his emotions for Sophia get the best of him, she could become yet another victim….
Test Subject: Drew Kincaid Ability: Self-healing Weakness: Melinda Winston and the baby she's carrying. His baby.Drew Kincaid had always been in someone's crosshairs, and once again it was time to move on before his elusive tracker got too close. Only this time, he'd be leaving behind Melinda Winston. From the moment they met, Drew and Melinda shared a connection he'd never thought possible, thanks to his extraordinary—and secret—ability to self-heal. Now, with a baby on the way, Melinda needed protection, not a man trying to stay one step ahead. But after barely rescuing her from the hands of his enemies, Drew was ready to admit to his troubled past and its effect on their future. He knew self-healing was a powerful gift. . . but the damage would be irreparable if he lost Melinda and his baby.
Test Subject: Jared Maddox Ability: Mental telepathy Weakness: Willa Tyler, the only person he was able to communicate with while in a coma. From the moment he came out of a coma, Jared Maddox knew his whereabouts had been compromised and that only one person could help him escape: trauma nurse Willa Tyler.Although he was reluctant to put Willa's life in danger, she refused to abandon him, insisting she help him reconnect with his mysterious past. . . and his identical twin. Using the abilities some saw as a gift, Jared sensed the moment they closed in on the truth. And the moment he started considering a future with the strong and beautiful woman who'd faithfully stood by his side. But was her healing touch enough to weather what they uncovered deep in the mountains?
Trained to be the best, bodyguard Hawk Monroe lost all objectivity when it came to cool, beautiful Elizabeth Carrington. Once, he would have given his life to keep her safe. But there was no defense against the fury and desire that raged through him now when a deadly new threat swept him back into her world….Hawk. Two years later, memories of their lovemaking still burned inside her. This time, she wouldn't walk away. This time, there was no holding back from the passion that took them to the edge and back. But even if they survived the terrible danger stalking her, both their hearts were now directly in the line of fire….
Deputy Halley Robinson is stunned to find herself face to face with her teenage crush, Colton Chisholm. The schoolboy is now a strong and sexy man on a mission to catch a killer, with the help of local authorities, which include Halley, a woman he must fight to resist. Their past may lead to a future together…unless the killer parts them forever.
Everyone has a secret Exotic dancer Amanda was planning to retire her stilettos for a new life. Then Rick Calloway sauntered into the club she worked in and took her breath away. The darkly handsome new bartender had a connection to her past and secrets of his own.Working undercover to investigate the disappearances of several dancers, sexy cop Rick should have remained focused on the case, not Amanda. Or so he told himself. Their mutual attraction was dangerously inconvenient.But maybe it was what they both needed to live through another night…
LORD OF THE DESERTProud and fierce as the windswept sands he ruled, Omar Dukhan was sworn to protect his people and to guard their ancient secret.To keep lovely scientist Beth Bradshaw from exposing it, he became her desert guide. But when Beth's life was threatened, Omar swept her to his desert hideaway and into his protection–with a little help from a strange black cat!Falling for her mysterious guide had been foolish. Falling for a desert king was hopeless.Yet Beth's desire for Omar knew no rules.Whoever he was, she was his to command–for as long as he kept her alive….
Colin McIver is back in town, and the only person who isn't thrilled by the return of the hometown hero is his ex-wife, Nikki Gordon. She just wants to know when he's leaving. Because Colin always leaves. And this time, she hopes he'll be gone before he can discover the secret she's kept hidden for five long years…their daughter, Carly!A murderous stalker is after Colin, who is seeking only solitude and anonymity. Learning about his little girl only makes him more determined to stay and win Nikki's trust again. But when danger strikes too close to home, Colin has to risk everything he holds dear to protect his family. Will his attempt cost him the woman and child he loves–forever?