After a brutal assault and cancer as a teenager, Dr. Nikkie Jean Netorre wouldn’t let herself be called a victim.
Nikkie Jean wasn’t a victim. She was a survivor.
Now a pediatric surgical resident at the best teaching hospital in Texas, Nikkie Jean knows there’s nothing she can’t make it through if she just keeps going.
Even an F4 tornado bearing down on the hospital she loves so much.
Even falling for Dr. Caine Alvaro, Chief of Medicine at nearby Barratt County General Hospital.
Caine—identical twin to one of the few men Nikkie Jean half-way trusted.
Caine, the one man she doesn’t fear. The one man she had almost let in. Almost.
Just when he got close to her, they both retreated behind the walls they’d erected years ago to protect their hearts.
Caine’s past was just as painful as Nikkie Jean’s.
They were two wounded people surviving in a world of hurt.
As Nikkie Jean fights the instincts telling her to run from the one man she could love, and Caine fights the urges to protect the first woman to break through the shell around his heart after the loss of his wife two years earlier, the pain swirls around them like the storms bearing down on Finley Creek.
Until the only ones they can turn to are each other.
But actions have consequences—a lesson Nikkie Jean and Caine had learned long ago. Their actions have led to a very big consequence for both of them, and for Caine’s three young children.
Nikkie Jean and Caine have just changed everything for everyone.
But the actions of another physician are far more sinister—and Nikkie Jean just might become a victim once again.
Unless Caine could keep her safe from the one threat they couldn’t see coming.
Nothing was going to deter her from her goals. Until a ten-year cold case resurfaces. One with massive implications for the entire Finley Creek TSP.
Brynna had loved the family that was murdered almost as much as she loved her own. And that mattered enough to have her changing her plans—just for a little while. When Brynna discovers new information, she gains the notice of men who would stop at nothing to protect themselves. Even if it meant silencing Brynna forever.
Former Texas Ranger Chance Marshall had spent ten years searching for them men who’d slaughtered his family and had found nothing. Until a woman barely old enough to drink approaches him in a dark parking garage, demanding his help.
She’ll share what she knows—if he agrees to drive her home, three states away. She has the information he needs, but she’ll only share it with her boss, Chance’s brother.
A band of killers stops them, determined to keep Brynna from sharing just what exactly she knows.
If Chance wants to stop the killers, he’ll have to keep the beautiful, maddening, redhead safe…while the storm rages around them.
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She was the protector, not the protected…
Former TSP Homicide detective Melody Beck had spent her life standing between the evil in the world and her younger sisters. When one of those sisters is attacked and nearly killed Mel would do whatever it took to find the answers they sought.
Even if those answers led straight back to the wealthiest family in Texas. To a man some said was responsible for the worst slaughter in Finley Creek history.
And the one man she’d tried for eighteen months to forget…
The world said he was the son of a killer…
But Houghton Barratt knew his father was innocent. It had to be a setup, and he was going to prove that. The only hope he had of finding his father before the TSP—and protecting everything he had worked toward for decades—lay with a former homicide detective with a serious chip on her shoulder.
The woman he had never forgotten.
But as Houghton schemes and manipulates to get Mel back in his arms where she belongs, the real mastermind responsible for the Marshall Murders is getting closer.
Only this time he’s focused on the sisters she’d do anything to keep safe, and the woman Houghton had vowed to protect…
ER Nurse Jillian Beck remembered Rafe from when they’d been children--his attitude now wasn’t any better than it had been then.
Especially where she was concerned.
Rafe was always angry at her for something...
Jillian understood anger, though. Ever since she had almost died, she had lived with her own fury. Her own questions. Her own fears.
Until she wasn’t sure she would ever be able to heal.
Rafe had his own history of hurt to overcome, and the last thing he needed in his life was the one woman who snuck into his dreams at night.
When she and the hospital they both love are threatened, there isn’t anything he won’t do to keep her safe...
A loner who exudes danger, Lev Ivanski has spent his life in service to one man, someone he loves and respects. But things are changing. Rapidly. Lev and his boss have allies and friends and a new mission more important their than business, all because of the Saints. This clandestine organization needs to be taken down, and Lev has the skills to help. What he doesn’t expect is to be at the mercy of a woman who makes him crave more than he ever thought to want.
Determined and dedicated, Reyna Harris is used to danger and living on the edge. An ex-CIA operative, she’s been embedded with the Saints for years, trying to take them down from the inside. When her cover is blown, she is forced to trust a man she just met, fighting their way out of one battle after another. But there’s something about Lev that Reyna knows she can trust. And love. She needs Lev – and not just to take a swipe at the Saints. Together they’re an unstoppable force. And with their friends, they just might succeed in their mission.
Two women have been attacked at Mt. Rushmore National Monument, a malevolent force has arrived and the small town of Keystone is threatened with unrest like they’ve never seen.
A commando-style raid on Shatin Racecourse nets HK $270,000,000 and causes the violent deaths of several police guards. A special detective team discovers this was perpetrated by ex-military from mainland China, and funded by local triads. But what significance has the headless corpse of a Westerner dumped among the garbage of a Kowloon alley?
With the handover to China only a few years off, nothing must threaten Hong Kong's stability. Though the police task-force works day and night, not even a total security alert can prevent disaster.
In a chilling time-race, cops and their shadowy opponents clash in a sequence of explosive engagements throughout Hong Kong, Macao, the Chinese mainland, and even Tokyo.
But then her mother asks me to marry her.
I say yes.
Now this woman will be mine forever.
Maybe the prophecy really is true. I’m committing to a woman that will never love me in return.
But it was better to be her husband than allow someone else to take my place. It was better to conquer her body every night than be lonely with someone else.