In the midst of wedding preparations, a shadowy figure from Alex Parker's past reappears and threatens the joy he's found with Mallory Rooney.
Four years ago, Jane Sanders’s powerful ex-husband kidnapped their young daughter and Jane hasn't seen her since. Now, she finally has a lead and she knows just the man to help get her daughter back. Trouble is, he's an assassin. And he terrifies her.
Despite his upcoming nuptials, Alex agrees to help, but it doesn't take long for the routine operation to turn complicated—and deadly on a global scale.
Can the former assassin make it home in time to marry the woman he loves, or will his dark past destroy all hope for their future?
A Cold Dark Promise takes place during the week leading up to the wedding of former CIA assassin Alex Parker to FBI Agent Mallory Rooney, who first meet in the novel, A Cold Dark Place. A Cold Dark Promise can be read as a standalone novella, but readers might get more enjoyment if they read A Cold Dark Place (which is FREE on Amazon kindle) first.
This edition features a brand-new cover.
You'll love Toni Anderson's bestselling Romantic Thrillers. Start reading today the series that's been downloaded more than half-a-million times!
A Cold Dark Place, #1 (Read for free!)
Cold Pursuit, #2
Cold Light of Day, #3
Cold Fear, #4
Cold in The Shadows, #5
Cold Hearted, #6
Cold Secrets, #7
Cold Malice, #8
A Cold Dark Promise, #9 (Wedding Novella)
Cold Blooded, #10
The Cold Justice Series books are interconnected, but standalone, Romantic Thrillers whose stories center around agents from the FBI's BAU-4, and other spin-off characters from the books. No cliffhangers. All books are full-length Romantic Suspense novels (except for A Cold Dark Promise, which is a forty-thousand-word wedding novella with a Cold Justice Series twist).
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Once upon a time, Darren fell for a woman while in the world’s most romantic city. In full view of the Eiffel Tower, he had his heart torn from his chest and stomped on.
Time for revenge. Francesca played Darren for a fool, but he won’t let it happen again. Now that he’s found her, she’ll pay for her actions. Problem is, she’s getting under his skin—rubbing against it. Making him remember those Paris days and hotter nights.
Before he can decide if he’s crazy enough to fall in love with her again, everything explodes after the wedding.
Visiting an art museum displaying a retrospective of acclaimed photographer Kathy Moran's work, aspiring novelist Stacey Kim is stunned by the photo at the center of the show—the famous "Woman with a Gun," which won a Pulitzer Prize and launched the photographer's career. Shot from behind, the enigmatic black-and-white image is a picture of a woman in a wedding dress, standing on the shore at night, facing the sea. Behind her back, she holds a six-shooter.
The image captures Stacey's imagination, raising a host of compelling questions. Has the woman killed her husband on their wedding night? Is she going to commit suicide? Is she waiting for someone she plans to kill? Obsessed with finding answers, Stacey discovers that the woman in the photograph is Megan Cahill, suspected of killing her husband, millionaire Raymond Cahill, with the six-shooter on their wedding night. But the murder was never solved.
Drawn deeper into the case, Stacey finds that everyone involved has a different opinion of Megan's culpability. But the one person who may know the whole story—Kathy Moran—isn't talking. Stacey must find a way to get to the reclusive photographer or the truth may never see the light of day.
She’s empty inside…
While celebrating her engagement with her fiancé in Africa, a bomb in a marketplace steals Kira’s life away.
Kira wakes from a coma with a steel plate in her head, and not a lot else. And it’s too easy to let herself flow in the current of her mother’s tender care. Her wedding plans go merrily on and she can’t work up the least bit of enthusiasm about it.
In fact, she only starts to feel alive again in the presence of her gorgeous wedding planner.
Eventually she goes in search of her old life and finds a wardrobe of denim and leather, and a small arsenal.
Who was she, before the bombing? She asks it of her reflection. And suddenly there’s a bad-ass version of herself looking back at her, and she wonders if she really wants to know.
“Maggie Shayne's books have a permanent spot on my keeper shelf. She writes wonderful stories with page-turning thrills, and I highly recommend her.” —NY Times Bestselling Author, Karen Robards
Scarlett Ashford needs a date for her father's wedding. Only she doesn't just need a guy in a suit-she needs a bodyguard. The only problem is that Jackson Grayson is big and gorgeous and way too sexy. So much so that Scarlett's tempted to let this hot bad boy ruin her oh-so-good reputation...
Jackson doesn't do relationships and he certainly doesn't sleep with clients. Yet he can't fight their inconvenient attraction, or how badly he wants Scarlett's warm and wicked curves against his body. He wants her. Now. Even if it's just for one night, and even if walking away the next morning isn't as easy as he thought.
Besides, one hot and incredibly intense night between a bad boy and a pampered princess could never turn into something real...could it?
Which is why I'm about to do something crazy, impulsive, daring. After all, what type of person would I be if I didn't take my own advice?
I'm jumping off the cliff, I'm living fearlessly.
This is the continuation of Wes and Kiersten's story.
Ally’s a pro when it comes to celebrities, so this new job is a perfect fit, but things are never that simple. The wedding is under wraps until the official announcement in February and it’s the untimely arrival of Count Fredrik Jensson, Head of Security for the royal family that requires some fast thinking on her part. If there’s going to be village gossip, it’s not going to be about Hope, but about that sizzling kiss between Ally and Fredrik!
Deeply disapproving of any involvement by an ex-journalist from a gossip magazine in the wedding, Fredrik’s distrust cannot mask the sparks that fly between them — sparks that quickly flare into an inferno on their trip to the beautifully scenic principality of San Michele for the Prince’s wedding announcement.
*Previously titled The Bridesmaid's Royal Bodyguard
Caroline and Wolf had a wild start to their relationship…plane hijacking, kidnapping, attempted drowning, and a terrorist plot foiled. Now things have calmed down and a wedding is in the works for the couple. By enlisting the help of Wolf’s teammate, Cookie, Caroline is immersed in plans for her dream wedding.
Of course, with their luck, things can never go off without a hitch.
Join Alabama and Abe, Cookie and Fiona, as well as the rest of the SEAL team, as Caroline and Wolf start the rest of their life together.
**Marrying Caroline is book 3.5 in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order.**
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