Julia Gabriel writes contemporary romance that is smart, sexy, and emotionally-intense (grab the tissues). She lives in New England where she is a full-time mom to a teenager, as well as a sometime writing professor and obsessive quilter (is there any other kind?). If all goes well, she’ll be a Parisienne in her next life.She loves to hear from readers! Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/juliagabriel.author or BookBub at https://www.bookbub.com/authors/julia-gabriel to learn about new releases and sales.
It's best to read Next to You first.
"Obviously, this isn't a permanent ring."
Jared owes Phlox a replacement engagement ring for the ring of braided grass he proposed with. But like most things with Jared Connor, that's easier said than done.
Let's just say I spent more than two month's salary on it. Oh who was he kidding? The ring had cost more than his beloved Maserati.
Their friends and family have gathered at Phlox's Connecticut home to meet and celebrate the engagement. Zee and Rye. Jake and Mina. Emma and Aidan.
It wasn't even that Phlox was so concerned about a ring. It was Jared's ego that needed the ring, the symbol. He needed to show people that he would take care of her, that he would treat her well, that … well, that she was his. He wanted to laugh at himself. He'd always thought that falling in love would make him a better man. Instead it had made him even more of a Neanderthal.
He has the girl. The ring. The "yes." Now all he needs is the perfect moment.
Cookie “Hunter” Knox was good at his job, infiltrating behind enemy lines was one of his specialties. His SEAL team relied on him to do his job, just as he relied on them to do theirs. Ever since two of his teammates found a woman that completed them, their dangerous Ops seemed a bit more intense. Cookie knew if he had a woman who belonged to him, he’d never let her go. Little did he know the SEAL team’s latest mission to Mexico would change his life forever.
Fiona Storme resigned herself to the fact that it was highly unlikely she would make it out of the jungle alive. Kidnapped by human traffickers, abused, and without family or friends looking for her, Fiona knew wishing for rescue was as realistic as having a big, juicy hamburger fall from the sky. Unbeknownst to Fiona, the SEAL team, including Cookie, were on the way, but their assignment didn't consist of rescuing her.
**Protecting Fiona is the 3rd book in the SEAL of Protection Series. It can be read as a stand-alone, but it’s recommended you read the books in order to get maximum enjoyment out of the series.
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