For the Baby's Sake

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A baby changes everything…

Detective Sawyer Montgomery never makes the same mistake twice. Burned in the past, he's learned to stay guarded when a beautiful woman is involved. Problem is, getting the key testimony to close a case requires a hands-on approach, because strong-willed counselor Liz Mayfield—not to mention the desire between them—is quickly getting under his skin.

Now that his witness, Liz's client, has suspiciously vanished, joining forces and taking to the road in order to save the pregnant teen's life is their only option. But it soon becomes clear that the danger targeting Liz places her in need of protection. Sawyer's protection. And that this unexpected complication will test every fiber of Sawyer's legendary self-control…

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Beverly Long"s writing career has spanned more than two decades and twenty novels. She writes romantic suspense with sexy heroes and smart heroines. She can often be found with her laptop in a coffee shop with a cafe au lait and anythiing made with dark chocolate by her side.

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Publisher
Harlequin
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Published on
Jul 1, 2013
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Pages
224
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ISBN
9781460315873
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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