Burning Ache

Steele Ridge

Book 13
Steele Ridge Publishing
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A CIA psychologist on the trail of a deadly weapon falls for her prime suspect and discovers she’s not the only one who has him in her sights…

  

Way Kingston craves the peaceful solitude of the open road. Just him and the roar of a motorcycle. The kind of alone time that’s hard to find in his tight-knit family. Too tight for his liking. Way’s a grown-ass, former Marine. He doesn’t need their collective noses in his business. Back in Steele Ridge, Way’s building a new career as a gunsmith. Clients pay big bucks for his expertise, ingenuity…and discretion. Especially when national security is at stake. So when a smoking hot stranger with the swagger of a government agent walks into his workshop, Way knows her questions are fully loaded.

 

Roni Fenwick grew up in the foster system. With no family to watch her back, she can’t afford to lose the few friends she has. Which is why it kills her to lie to Maggie Kingston. But the sheriff’s not-so-little brother designed a game-changing bullet for the CIA. A bullet that’s hit the streets. Now, the agency believes Way double-crossed them and has sent Roni to prove it. Except Way is tougher to crack than she anticipated. And much easier to fall for. His kisses drive her to distraction—something she can’t risk with a killer at large.

 

As the investigation turns personal, Roni begins to trust in Way’s innocence. But if he’s not behind the top-secret leak, who is? Finding the truth could end her career…or both their lives.


If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.


The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons


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About the author

Adrienne Giordano is a USA Today bestselling author of over thirty romantic suspense and mystery novels. She is a Jersey girl at heart, but now lives in the Midwest with her ultimate supporter of a husband, sports-obsessed son and Elliot, a snuggle-happy rescue. Having grown up near the ocean, Adrienne enjoys paddleboarding, a nice float in a kayak and lounging on the beach with a good book.


For more information on Adrienne’s books, please visit www.AdrienneGiordano.com. Adrienne can also be found on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/AdrienneGiordanoAuthor, Twitter at http://twitter.com/AdriennGiordano and Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/AdrienneGiordano. 

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Publisher
Steele Ridge Publishing
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Published on
Sep 23, 2019
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781948075336
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Language
English
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Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Family Life / Siblings
Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / General
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
Fiction / Romance / Workplace
Fiction / Small Town & Rural
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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 “Kelsey Browning spins a deeply emotional tale of intrigue and romance in a page-turning romantic suspense fans will gobble up.” 

- New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love


Slick sports agent Griffin Steele is living the highlife in Los Angeles, far from the shadow of the North Carolina mountains where he grew up. But when his hometown falls on hard times and needs his help, Grif reluctantly agrees to commute between coasts. He never expects the lush scenery, in the form of pretty tomboy Carlie Beth Parrish, to be such a temptation.


After an impetuous one-night stand with Grif Steele fifteen years ago, hardworking blacksmith Carlie Beth has tried to make a living and raise her daughter in the hometown she loves. Then, too-sexy-for-his-Rolex Grif blows back into town like the perfect storm, making Carlie feel less like a thirty-something mom and more like an infatuated teenager. 

When a stalker targets his hometown and Grif suspects Carlie Beth might be the next victim, he can’t help but step in to protect her. But once he discovers the fourteen-year-old secret she’s been keeping from him, will he embrace the truth or will he turn his back on Steele Ridge and Carlie Beth forever? 


If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.


The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons


Green Beret Reid Steele needs a new career ASAP. After a knee injury permanently sidelines him from his dream job, Reid heads home to the mountains of Steele Ridge to regroup, but small-town life isn’t cutting it for a man accustomed to action. When sexy boutique owner Brynne Whitfield captures his attention, Reid thinks he’s found the perfect distraction from boredom. 


The last thing recently-dumped Brynne is interested in is another fast-talking man who will break her heart and dismiss her like yesterday’s trash. Even if Reid Steele’s body does make her yearn for things she knows are as bad for her as hot fudge sundaes.


When Brynne’s closest friend is murdered and she’s also targeted, Reid can’t resist the lure of action and goes on a hunt for answers to disturbing questions. But can he protect her from a cold-blooded killer—and win her battered heart?



Reviews for LIVING FAST


★★★★★ What a thrilling romance suspenseful read

This author always hooks me from the first page to the last. I really enjoyed reading this and can’t wait for the rest of the series to find out how each author throws their own twist on each brother. I love the thrills and excitement this author brings to her books. I have trouble waiting for the next book to come out.


★★★★★ A great read!! Living Fast, Book 3 in the Steel Ridge series was awesome!


★★★★★ Absolutely Awesome Storyline!!!

WOW! What an awesome storyline! Four brothers that have core family values, yet they live, play and love Hard! The Steel brothers in action are something to behold.


★★★★★ Loved this Book!!!

Living Fast by Adrienne Giordano....As always Adrienne Giordano never disappoints, this story is what you expect from her, romance, suspense, drama and humor. I loved Reid and Brynne and watching their stories unfold. This fast paced book will take you on a thrill ride that you don't want to end. I am so excited about this series and the Steele brothers.


★★★★★ Living Fast, book 3 of the Steele Ridge Series delivers in true Giordano style.


★★★★★ Loved the Steele family, love the town, loved the book. 

I am thrilled to share this new series with my friends! I already love this family and cannot wait to read the other books.


★★★★★ Hot Series...Hot Men 

Ms Giordano has once again capitalized on her gifted writing and expanded upon the Steele brothers' characters to put her own unique spin on the story.


If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.


The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons


A rough-around-the-edges country boy falls for the one woman who could make his dream…or break his heart.


Britt Steele is fiercely protective of what he loves. Even if it means putting his own ambitions aside. He’s worked too hard keeping a red wolf pack from extinction to let some city girl auction off their sanctuary. But Randi is no pushover. He’s watched—and wanted—her from behind a whiskey glass for months. She’s determined, much too tempting, and quickly turning Britt’s attempts at persuasion into seduction. And he’ll need every weapon in the Steele arsenal to change her mind.


Miranda Shepherd’s bar is her passion, but money's flowing out faster than she can pour a drink. To save her business, Randi must sell her family’s land to the highest bidder. One man stands in her way: ruggedly sexy Britt Steele. The definition of strong and silent, Britt’s gruff exterior hides a raw vulnerability she’s aching to explore. Yet Randi knows all about sacrificing for your dreams—and isn’t willing to give up on hers so easily. Still, Britt’s heated caresses are all too convincing.


Some offers are too good to be true. When the buyer's real motive surfaces, Randi and Britt join forces against a ruthless hunter. But protecting the wolves leaves them fighting for their own lives…and their new love.


If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.


The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons


As the black sheep of the Steele brood, Micki Steele craves one thing: the love of her family. Working as a hacker for a ruthless fixer, Micki has done things she'll never be proud of. When she flees Vegas and returns to her hometown, she brings along her boss’s secrets and plenty of danger. At least until he arrives in Steele Ridge, intent on hauling her back to Vegas—or burying her in North Carolina.


Former Green Beret and family friend Gage Barber has been Mr. Fix-It his entire life, but now a war wound leaves him struggling with simple tasks. And when the mysterious and sexy Micki shows up and pulls him into the middle of her family drama, his loyalty to the Steele family is tested. Although he’s sworn off his need to play hero, his undeniable attraction to Micki leaves him with only one option—convincing her to break free of her ruthless boss.


Torn over protecting the man she’s falling in love with and her yearning for a normal life, Micki must choose between staying trapped in Vegas or a life of freedom in Steele Ridge. Even if breaking free leads straight to heartbreak…and prison. 


If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.


The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons


She’s loved him forever…



The last thing traveling nurse Evie Steele expects to find aboard the RV housing her mobile health clinic is her brother’s best friend. As always, Deke’s close proximity stirs her forbidden desires and long-suppressed dreams. But his sudden reappearance in her life and curious interest in her patients makes Evie wonder what he’s hiding.



…but now his secrets could destroy them both.



Special agent Deke Conrad is in big trouble. Not only does he have a thing for his friend’s little sister, but what should be a routine mission is turning into a tour of temptation and survival. He fooled himself into thinking he could keep the beautiful and dynamic Evie in the dark while he used the cover of her Med Mobile to track down a merciless wildlife trafficker. But he didn't anticipate the lure of her scent or the warmth of her smile…or the string of dead bodies littering their path.



When Evie winds up in his enemy’s crosshairs, Deke must unleash every weapon in his arsenal to save her, including his heart. But will he be too late? 


If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.


The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons


The first three books in the USA Today Bestselling romantic suspense series.  Readers call it "impossible to put down."  Susan Elizabeth Phillips, NYT Bestselling Author, says, “Margaret Watson, a star in the world of contemporary romance, grabs you on the opening page and keeps you reading to the happily ever after.”


Love Me (Book 1) 

When Helen Brody needed her office repaired, she never expected that the contractor would be Jamie Evans, the man with whom she shared an unforgettable night a year earlier.  Jamie hasn't forgotten Helen, either, and now that he's found her, he's determined not to let her get away again.

Helen can't get involved with Jamie, because he wants something she can't give him, but she can't deny the explosive, out of control attraction between them.  As they try to work through their feelings, they find that the hit and run driver who destroyed Helen's office has more plans for her.  Will they have only a handful of nights together, or will they have the chance to build something lasting?


Watch Me (Book 2)

When Tessa Porter returns home from work one evening to find her apartment has been broken into, the Chicago nurse is shocked when the detective who responds to her call is her sexy neighbor – the one she's been fantasizing about.  She'd caught a naughty glimpse of him through her window one morning, but Quinn Donovan is even hotter in the flesh.

Quinn had spotted Tessa through his window, as well, and when he meets her in person, his reaction is hard to conceal – or control.  Their passion and desire are overwhelming, but what will happen when Quinn wants more – and Tessa is hiding a secret?


Find Me (Book 3)

After witnessing the murder of an FBI agent in a parking garage late one night, Lizzy Monroe meets with the FBI and agrees to work with a sketch artist.  But on her way out of the office, she comes face to face with the killer – another FBI agent. She knows from experience what happens when a criminal is a member of law enforcement – cops protect their own.  So when the killer shows up at her door later that morning, she knows she has no choice but to run.

From the moment he sees her, Mac Donovan is intrigued by – and in lust with – their beautiful witness.  After Lizzy disappears, he spends his free time tracking her down.  When he finally finds her on a remote island in the San Juans, their chemistry is explosive and the sex is even hotter.  But he's hiding his identity from her. What will happen when she discovers who he really is?  Will she be able to forgive his betrayal?  Or will the killer find them first?

She was off-limits.

Eric Wilde has always known that Piper Lane isn’t for him. She is his younger brother’s best friend…and probably more. But that hasn’t stopped Eric from wanting her. For longing for the one woman that he can’t have. Sure, he’s rich, successful—he’s built a security empire, and he’s got the world at his feet. Only he doesn’t have her. 

He is the one man she needs the most.

Free-spirited Piper Lane has always considered Eric to be the enemy. He’s seemed to resent her, and the guy just flat-out makes her nervous. Every time she’s around him, she winds up doing something horribly embarrassing. But, this time…everything has changed. This time, he’s the one man she needs the most.

Something is stalking Piper.

A stranger has broken into Piper’s home twice, and she feels like someone is following her. Watching her every move. She needs a professional to help her—so enter Eric Wilde. He promises her protection, he promises to put his best investigators on her case, and he even moves her into his house. Suddenly, the guy who has always been the villain in her life…he’s now playing the role of hero.

Everything will change as the danger mounts. 

And maybe Eric isn’t so bad, after all. The more time that Piper spends with him, the more she realizes that her feelings for Eric are far more complicated that she ever imagined. Desire explodes between them even as the danger deepens around her. Someone in the dark is targeting Piper, and he is determined that if he can’t possess her…then he will destroy her.

PROTECTING PIPER…a sizzling new romance from New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Cynthia Eden. 

 “Kelsey Browning spins a deeply emotional tale of intrigue and romance in a page-turning romantic suspense fans will gobble up.” 

- New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love


Slick sports agent Griffin Steele is living the highlife in Los Angeles, far from the shadow of the North Carolina mountains where he grew up. But when his hometown falls on hard times and needs his help, Grif reluctantly agrees to commute between coasts. He never expects the lush scenery, in the form of pretty tomboy Carlie Beth Parrish, to be such a temptation.


After an impetuous one-night stand with Grif Steele fifteen years ago, hardworking blacksmith Carlie Beth has tried to make a living and raise her daughter in the hometown she loves. Then, too-sexy-for-his-Rolex Grif blows back into town like the perfect storm, making Carlie feel less like a thirty-something mom and more like an infatuated teenager. 

When a stalker targets his hometown and Grif suspects Carlie Beth might be the next victim, he can’t help but step in to protect her. But once he discovers the fourteen-year-old secret she’s been keeping from him, will he embrace the truth or will he turn his back on Steele Ridge and Carlie Beth forever? 


If you would like to read the entire Steele Ridge series in chronological order, following is the correct order.


The Beginning - The Steeles

Going Hard - The Steeles

Living Fast - The Steeles

Loving Deep - The Steeles

Breaking Free - The Steeles

Roaming Wild - The Steeles

Stripping Bare - The Steeles

Enduring Love - The Steeles

Craving Heat - The Kingstons

Tasting Fire - The Kingstons

Searing Need - The Kingstons

Vowing Love - The Steeles

Striking Edge - The Kingstons

Burning Ache - The Kingstons


A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Commonwealth and State of Wonder, comes Ann Patchett’s most powerful novel to date: a richly moving story that explores the indelible bond between two siblings, the house of their childhood, and a past that will not let them go. The Dutch House is the story of a paradise lost, a tour de force that digs deeply into questions of inheritance, love and forgiveness, of how we want to see ourselves and of who we really are.

At the end of the Second World War, Cyril Conroy combines luck and a single canny investment to begin an enormous real estate empire, propelling his family from poverty to enormous wealth. His first order of business is to buy the Dutch House, a lavish estate in the suburbs outside of Philadelphia. Meant as a surprise for his wife, the house sets in motion the undoing of everyone he loves.

The story is told by Cyril’s son Danny, as he and his older sister, the brilliantly acerbic and self-assured Maeve, are exiled from the house where they grew up by their stepmother. The two wealthy siblings are thrown back into the poverty their parents had escaped from and find that all they have to count on is one another. It is this unshakeable bond between them that both saves their lives and thwarts their futures.

Set over the course of five decades, The Dutch House is a dark fairy tale about two smart people who cannot overcome their past. Despite every outward sign of success, Danny and Maeve are only truly comfortable when they’re together. Throughout their lives they return to the well-worn story of what they’ve lost with humor and rage. But when at last they’re forced to confront the people who left them behind, the relationship between an indulged brother and his ever-protective sister is finally tested.

AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

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"A thoughtful, powerful novel by a writer who displays enormous compassion for her characters. Long Bright River is an outstanding crime novel… I absolutely loved it."
—Paula Hawkins, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

Two sisters travel the same streets, though their lives couldn't be more different. Then one of them goes missing.

In a Philadelphia neighborhood rocked by the opioid crisis, two once-inseparable sisters find themselves at odds. One, Kacey, lives on the streets in the vise of addiction. The other, Mickey, walks those same blocks on her police beat. They don't speak anymore, but Mickey never stops worrying about her sibling.

Then Kacey disappears, suddenly, at the same time that a mysterious string of murders begins in Mickey's district, and Mickey becomes dangerously obsessed with finding the culprit--and her sister--before it's too late.

Alternating its present-day mystery with the story of the sisters' childhood and adolescence, Long Bright River is at once heart-pounding and heart-wrenching: a gripping suspense novel that is also a moving story of sisters, addiction, and the formidable ties that persist between place, family, and fate.
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