Escaping DC during the dog days of summer is one of the smartest moves Washington metro police lieutenant Samantha Holland ever made. Beach walks aren’t quite as romantic with the Secret Service in tow, but Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, cherish the chance to recharge and reconnect—especially with a scandal swirling around the administration.
No sooner are they back home than a fatal drive-by shooting sets the city on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick’s son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge—one that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam’s career—will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?
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Brianna Esposito is determined to complete the Butler Inn construction under budget and on time—and to make partner in the Boston firm where she’s been working fourteen hours a day for five years. Finally, she has a chance to oversee an entire project from start to finish, and to show the firm’s leadership that she belongs among their ranks. Nothing is going to stop her from achieving her goal, especially a cranky contractor with the people skills of a rabid cougar. Noah Coleman is the most exasperating human being she’s ever had the misfortune to tangle with. She’s never had screaming fights with anyone the way she does him, and the fact that he’s also the sexiest man she’s ever met makes it that much more difficult to hold her ground.
So how is it that when a snowstorm strands her in Butler for Christmas, she ends up spending the holiday with the man she wants to stab one minute and kiss the next? And will he ever tell her why he’s so bitter and angry? Brianna suspects the answer to that question could also be the key to his well-protected heart.
Come back to Butler, Vermont to find out if these two adversaries will give in to the sparks that’ve been flying between them for months or if they’ll finally succeed in driving each other crazy.
I spent half of my life fighting for my life and the second half living to the fullest. The one thing I never do, however, is allow anyone to fall in love with me. That just wouldn’t be fair as I’m facing a very uncertain future. But what happens to my rules when I meet someone I could fall in love with? I spent one night with Dee, and she’s all I’ve thought about since then. Now I find myself back in her home city of Miami applying for a new job and asking myself the whole time I’m there what the hell I’m doing possibly rearranging my life so I can be with her. I can’t let this happen, and yet… I can’t stay away.
I never expected to see Wyatt again after the reckless night I spent with him after my cousin’s wedding. It was a rebound, or so I told myself, after my ex, Marcus, resurfaced and said he wants me back. Ha! He married someone else without even breaking up with me first. He can kiss my ass. My rebound has come back to town and is applying for a job here. Is that because of me? One minute back in Wyatt’s presence and all I want is more of the way I felt the night I spent with him. Marcus broke my heart, and Wyatt rocked my world. There’s no contest about who I want. Now Wyatt’s back in Miami and maybe preparing to move here. Things are definitely looking up until he tells me he doesn’t do serious or committed. I can’t figure out why. He’s going to move here, possibly because of me, but he doesn’t do serious? What’s up with that?
I want her back. I’ll do anything to get her back.