Cara Rogers wants a fresh start after a slew of bad luck in Washington DC. Moving to Virginia
to help her aunt run La Maison de Chien, a doggie spa, is just the peace of mind she needs. No
stress. Just her aunt, the dogs, and wide-open country.
But when she finds Aunt Marian floating in the doggie swimming pool, the rest she so
desperately needs flies out the window. The only witness to the death is Rex, an apricot
maltipoo, and while he may not be able to talk, he's communicating the only way he knows
how—one paw at a time. And Rex's clues lead to murder.
Can Cara keep the doggie spa afloat, convince Middleburg homicide detective Cole Sampson
that Aunt Marian's death was no accident, and keep Rex from the killer's clutches before they all
end up as dead as dogs?
Jacqui Lane is the nom de plume for writing partners Lane Stone and Jacqueline
Stone is a native Atlantan and the author of the Tiara Investigations Mysteries, which
feature a standard schnauzer named Abby. She and her husband, former Assistant Secretary
of Defense Larry Korb, live in Sugar Hill, GA and Alexandria, VA with the real Abby. Her
volunteer work includes conducting home visits for A Forever Home, a dog rescue organization.
She's a member of both the Chessie and Atlanta chapters of Sisters in Crime.
Corcoran is a professor of social work at Virginia Commonwealth University and lives
in the Washington, D.C. area with her family. She is the author of numerous self-help books, the
middle grade fantasy, Time Witch, and the Snarky Mom mysteries.
Raide is a dangerous fugitive on the run...and the sexiest man Grace has ever met. Catching Raide won't be easy. He's not the kind of man to go down without a fight. Raide is more intense and frustrating than any man she's ever had to deal with, and the instantaneous attraction that sparks between them is undeniable. One thing is for sure...it's going to be a case they will never forget.
**Hard To Fight is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**
"Funny, sassy and sexy, with an anti-hero you won't soon forget!" - New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Chantal Fernando
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.
Bryce Simpson did the only thing he could. He spurned Marjorie Steel. Even though he’ll be living on her ranch, he is determined to stay away from her. She’s worthy of more than he can even think about giving, especially now that long-buried memories are surfacing and he’s learning that his father’s sins may go even deeper than he imagined.
Bryce’s rejection destroys Marjorie, and she descends to a dark place she thought she’d abandoned forever. She emerges stronger, though, and is determined not to let heartbreak rule her life. Change is the answer, she’s sure, so she makes plans—plans that include a handsome personal trainer she meets at the gym.
When Bryce and Marjorie are thrown together, though, their ravenous hunger for each other takes over, leaving both of them more vulnerable than they realize.