When good girl Margo Connelly becomes Lamar "Striker" Jennings's latest assignment, she knows she's in trouble. And not just because he's been hired to protect her from an underworld criminal. The reformed bad boy's appeal is breaching all her defenses, and as the threats against her increase, Margo isn't sure which is more dangerous: the gangster targeting her, or the far too alluring protector tempting her to let loose.
Though Striker's now living on the right side of the law, he's convinced his troubled past keeps Margo out of his league. But physical chemistry explodes into full-blown passion when they go on the run together. Surrendering to desire could be a deadly distraction—or finally prove that he's the only man qualified to keep her safe, and win her love.
From the moment his eyes meet hers across the crime-scene tape, ex-con turned bodyguard Quasar Patterson knows he has to see the mysterious Dr. Randi Fuller again. She's a renowned psychic investigator who can foresee danger for others, but not for herself. That makes Quasar doubly determined to watch over her—the closer, the better—as she's drawn into a dangerous gang rivalry.
Both her psychic gift and their blinding chemistry tell Randi that she and Quasar are fated to be entwined. Even as they surrender to the heat between them, there's no guarantee of a happily-ever-after now that an enemy has her in his sights. And claiming a future will take more than Quasar's strength and skill. If he can't risk the heart he's always held in check, they'll both lose for good…
From the moment she met gorgeous media tycoon Tag Elliott, Renee Williams could only fantasize about darkened bedrooms, whispered promises and how his lips would feel on hers. But Renee is a social worker—and an excellent one at that, thank you very much—and Tag belongs to one of Manhattan’s wealthiest families. It’s not he’s out of her league, it’s that he’s from a different world.
Tag isn’t looking for forever, but he starts falling hard and fast for the beauty assigned to his ailing mother. When Renee finally agrees to one night to live out their fantasies, he tries to ignore how quickly his heart gets tangled up with this intelligent, passionate woman. But their fling only fans the flames, and Tag is certain that once is not enough. Now he wants more…no matter how much scandal he’ll create!
Originally published in 2006