She has one more chance to convince the mayor to knock down some other neighborhood for his shopping malls and banks—or she and the three little boys she’s in the process of adopting are going to end up homeless.
For shy Annie, the thought of confronting one of the wealthiest men in Finley Creek—one of the handsome, charismatic, larger-than-life Barratts—has her shaking and ready to flee. If the fight weren’t so important, Annie would turn and run, avoiding the fire altogether. But Annie can’t run this time. She’s running out of options. She just has to get through this one meeting—and convince Mayor Turner Barratt to listen to her.
Turner Barratt takes one look at Annie Gaines, his last appointment of the day, and can’t look away. Innocent, sweet, determined—Annie is one of the strongest, bravest women Turner has ever met. And he feels compelled to help her in any way he can.
Then, the storm hits. The world explodes around them, throwing Annie and Turner into a nightmare neither expects.
Long after they’re pulled from the rubble, something makes it impossible for him to get her out of his head—even when he should be focused on helping his city recover from the F4 tornado that nearly destroyed Finley Creek.
Now the entire city has to recover, and it’s Turner’s job to help the citizens do just that. But someone on the city council would rather profit off the disaster than help Finley Creek heal from the storm. And he will stop at nothing to keep Turner from succeeding.
Even if it means someone Turner loves will pay the price.
Someone like Annie.
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...
Pediatrician Kent Abner received the package on a beautiful April morning. Inside was a cheap trinket, a golden egg that could be opened into two halves. When he pried it apart, highly toxic airborne fumes entered his body—and killed him.
After Eve Dallas calls the hazmat team—and undergoes testing to reassure both her and her husband that she hasn’t been exposed—it’s time to look into Dr. Abner’s past and relationships. Not every victim Eve encounters is an angel, but it seems that Abner came pretty close—though he did ruffle some feathers over the years by taking stands for the weak and defenseless. While the lab tries to identify the deadly toxin, Eve hunts for the sender. But when someone else dies in the same grisly manner, it becomes clear that she’s dealing with either a madman—or someone who has a hidden and elusive connection to both victims.
The Mount Trilogy continues with Defiant Queen...
I’m his entertainment. His toy. Payment on a debt.
I tell myself I hate him, but every time he walks into the room, my body betrays me. How can I want him and fear him in the same moment?
They told me he’d mess with my head. Make it go to war with my body.
But I didn’t realize it would be complete anarchy.
I should’ve known better. When Mount’s involved, there are no rules.
I will not surrender. I will not show weakness. I’ll stand my ground and make it out of this bargain with my heart and soul intact.
But he has other plans . . .
Defiant Queen is the second book of the Mount Trilogy and should be read after Ruthless King. Mount and Keira's story concludes in Sinful Empire.
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