Roxi Lanierwas the typical young teen in the city, happy, full of life and bulletproof, until she became the victim of a violent crime. Her mother moved her to Wellfleet on Cape Cod, away from the scene of her misfortune to start over. Fourteen years later, she's still afraid to date and be intimate with a man, the scars of her past overriding the happiness she craves. Though she's an independent owner of a thriving beach bar, she has yet to find success in love. Tides change when she witnesses a suicidal widower diving headfirst into a riptide.
Decker and Roxi struggle to stay afloat through the wreckage of their pasts and the storms of the present to sail into a future together.
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Raised by her Marine father, Rucker Juliet Tate is as unconventional as the name her father gave her at birth. Working hard, with the support of her father and her adopted Military Working Dog, RJ is determined to make her father’s ranch successful. When she witnesses a murder, she’s thrown into the path of a killer and needs exactly what the Brotherhood Protectors can provide…protection.
Jake’s first assignment is to stick to the ranch owner’s rebellious daughter and make certain she doesn’t die before the murderer is captured. RJ fights to keep from falling victim to the love blossoming in her heart over the cranky Navy SEAL who shadows her every footstep. Her challenge is to live long enough to see where these feelings take her.
Delta Force Operative Sean “Mac” McDaniels fell in love early on in his Army career. The girl, though she loved him, wanted to pursue her career in journalism before she settled down and married. Knowing he couldn’t hold her back, he let her go. In the years to come, no other woman ever held that place in his heart.
Kylie Adams loved Mac but chose to pursue her love of journalism first. Years later, she’s wondering if she made the wrong choice. A successful war correspondent in Afghanistan, she’s on the cusp of wanting more out of life than a career. Tagging along on an extraction mission with the Army, she ends up killing the brother of a high-powered Taliban leader. This action earns her a price on her head. Assigned a protector until she can get out of the country, she’s pleased that it’s a Delta Force soldier, her first love, Mac.
Together they navigate a war-torn country and their own feelings for each other. If they live through the terror, they might buy themselves a second chance at love.
Note: A shorter version of this story was released in the Danger & Desire Anthology. It has been expanded with added scenes for your reading pleasure.