It’s just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything—including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.
This isn’t the first time the couple’s lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam’s past returns to haunt her, she can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection. With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam works to tie the threat to a murder that can’t possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband’s career is irrevocably damaged…
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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.
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.