Published by: Entangled Publishing
Publication date: October 23rd 2017
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense
After attempting to help the FBI expose a ruthless weapons and drug dealer, Owen Fixx, Amber Kelly enters the Witness Protection Program. Unfortunately, her sister, who was once married to said drug dealer, is forced to join her—key word, forced. When Rachel grows tired of their new life and runs off with a local man, a nightmare ensues for Amber.
The only person who can help her is Gage Morgan, an edgy former police officer. The mysterious and compelling Gage must convince Amber that he is not only on her side, but he is also her best bet to stay alive.
Amber wants her sister back. What she doesn’t want is to be attracted to her sexy new protector. But in the haunted Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, desire trumps logic. And it leaves a smoldering trail for Fixx’s gunmen to follow.
Book Excerpt : :
“I just want to be sure. I want you to be sure. You want to find Rachel. Help her. But you need to be absolutely certain that her cry for help is genuine and not a ploy to draw you in.”
Arms folded, Amber tapped her elbows with her palms.
“Rachel’s not working with Fixx. I know my sister. Her voice wobbles when she’s frightened. She can’t fake it. I’ve seen her try. She’s a crappy actor, and I heard a distinct wobble.”
“Maybe she’s been practicing.”
Amber hissed in a breath. “Stop doing this. Rachel’s not involved, beyond the fact that she’s been kidnapped. What surprises me is that she hasn’t used her wiles on the men who are holding her. She has amazingly effective wiles.”
“Maybe not all the people holding her are men.”
“We know at least one of them is. We’ve talked to him. She’d need only one to succumb.”
“Trade six hundred K for hot sex?” Gage moved toward her. “Could be a hard sell. Lucky for you, I’m not motivated by money.”
“And I’m not swayed by kisses.”
“Hot kisses,” he corrected, still closing.
Scorching hot, but she didn’t intend to admit it. Or let him get any closer. She circled a small table. “Don’t push me, Gage,” she warned. “I fight dirty when I’m backed into a corner.”
“I’m not backing you anywhere.”
“You’re walking toward me and the door’s behind you.”
“Guns are behind you. Loaded and within easy reach.”
He kept his eyes fixed on her and made her throat go dry. “You want me to stop, all you have to do is say no. Otherwise…” Reaching out, he trapped her hand and eased her up against the wall. “We need to get this out of the way so both of us can think. Because right now, we’re going in circles.”
He was right. This was wrong, but Gage wasn’t. The circles he’d mentioned were spiraling inward and making her dizzy. She couldn’t think when she was off balance. And, God help her, he had the sexiest mouth she’d ever seen.
“Tell me to stop, Snowbird, if that’s what you want.”
She felt his breath on her face, inhaled the scent of soap and leather and man. “You’re the scariest bodyguard I can imagine, Gage Morgan. I truly think I’d have been better off with Sydney Greenstreet. Or FBI Sidney for that matter.”
Taking hold of his jacket, she touched her tongue to her upper lip and watched his eyes begin to smolder. “Word of warning, pal. There’s a side of me you know nothing about. Back in college, I learned how to make men beg.” A slow smile curved her lips as she tugged him closer. “You’re in serious, serious trouble.”
Jenna Ryan was born in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, but spent her childhood in several different areas of the country. She began creating stories before she could read. Growing up, romance alone had a strong appeal, but as it turned out, romantic suspense was the perfect fit. After all, what could be better than adding the darker elements of a mystery to a romantic relationship? And, oh, the fun of those secondary characters. Over the years, she has worked in several different industries, including modeling, interior design and travel, however, writing has always been her passion – even if she didn’t go about it in the usual way. She earned a degree in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and currently lives in a semi-rural setting fifteen minutes from that city.
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