RETURN (Coming Home #1)(Romantic Suspense)

Coming Home

Book 1
Meli Raine
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On a dark, rainy night I drove my overstuffed junker car back to a town I never expected to see again.

And when I needed a rescue by the side of the road, a six-foot tall piece of hot, unfinished business named Mark was what the universe sent me.

Three years earlier I’d fled town (and Mark) to follow my wrongly-convicted father to his federal prison, working crappy jobs to stay afloat and visit him every second I could. But now Dad’s dead and I’m mysteriously offered the best job of my life at the college where his life blew up when he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit.

Someone wants me here. Desperately.

I’m hoping it’s Mark.

Because if it’s not, I’m in more danger than I ever imagined.

And if it is?

Mark may be the most dangerous choice of all.


RETURN is book 1 in the Coming Home romantic suspense trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine. 


Topics: contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, second chance romance, california romance, bbw romance, military romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance

Get all of Meli Raine's Books!

Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1)

Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2)

Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3)


Return (Coming Home #1)

Revenge (Coming Home #2)

Reunion (Coming Home #3)


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A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)


A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1)

A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2)

A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)

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I did it. I admit it.

I fell in love with Silas. My bodyguard. My protector.

My new informant.

We’re playing a cat-and-mouse game. I’m not sure whether I’m the cat or the mouse, but I can definitely tell I’m in a trap.

A trap with no way out.

I’m not who everyone thought I was. The truth is out there, finally turning the lie about me inside out. I am the shameless little lie. It’s finally been revealed, and now even more people want to kill me.

As a presidential campaign hangs in the balance, a delicate web of international relations and economic stability at risk, power becomes more important than anything else.

Even my life.

Especially my life. I’m a nothing. A no one. Just a tool, remember?

But tools can be used to open locks. Cracking open the truth and exposing it could change the balance of power. Tip the scales. Make a presidential campaign turn on a dime.

Too bad Silas doesn’t believe me when I tell the truth.

And that may make him the biggest tool of all.

A Shameless Little Lie is book two in the Shameless trilogy by USA Today bestselling author Meli Raine

Read the whole series:

Book 1: A Shameless Little CON
Book 2: A Shameless Little LIE

Book 3: A Shameless Little BET


Topics: political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, second chance romance, hacking, california romance, military romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance, romantic thriller, hot romance, action and adventure, military, elections, wealthy, Washington DC, president's daughter romance, politician romance, redemption and revenge, forced proximity, secret baby romance, enemies to lovers romance, action & adventure romance, espionage, psychological thriller, crime thriller, new romance,  Meli Raine, Meli Raine books, Meli Raine Shameless series, A Shameless Little Con, A Shameless Little Lie, A Shameless Little Bet


What readers are saying about Meli Raine:

“This book has it all! There’s action, adventure, romance, suspense, and love. I was captivated from the very beginning. Couldn’t put it down wanting to know where the story was going.” — Reader review

 

“Meli Raine’s absorbing writing sucked me directly in the story with this volume, which was full of unexpected twists and ironic turns. No spoilers here, but the ending brought a welcome sigh of relief, as well as a smile of satisfaction.” — Books and Bindings Blog review

 

“Meli Raine has created a stunning beginning to what promises to be a brilliant series! I am in awe of the ability by this author to weave a tangled tale of mystery suspense and romance! Fantastic!” — Reader review

 

“Wow, this book grabs you almost immediately, and keeps you turning the pages cause you just have to know what happens next.” — Goodreads reviewer

"Omygosh! This series is so intense! Meli Raine has written a superb series. She spins an intricate web of lies, betrayal, deceit, murder, mystery, suspense in this action packed drama with a sprinkle of humour. " — Beyond the Covers Book Blog

Get all of Meli Raine's Books!

Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1)

Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2)

Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3)


Return (Coming Home #1)

Revenge (Coming Home #2)

Reunion (Coming Home #3)


A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1)

A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)


A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1)

A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2)

A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)

How do I prove a negative?

I need to prove Jane is innocent, despite overwhelming evidence to the contrary. 

Mirrors, smoke, and lies can conjure a truth that isn't real. Money, bribes, and power can twist reality. 

What we call proof is all an elaborate magic act. 

So is love.

How do you prove you're in love? How can you know with unrelenting certainty that the person you can't live without really loves you?

It's all about what you believe. Who you believe. And I believe Jane. I love her. But it might be too late.

Or, worse - it might all be an illusion. If proof is just a magician's sleight of hand, then we're caught in a sick trick.

A deadly one.

One that doesn't end with applause.

But with a bang.


Read the entire Shameless series now!
A Shameless Little Con (#1)

A Shameless Little Lie (#2)

A Shameless Little Bet (#3)


The trilogy is complete!


Topics: political thriller, political romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, second chance romance, hacking, california romance, military romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance, romantic thriller, hot romance, action and adventure, military, elections, wealthy, Washington DC, president's daughter romance, politician romance, redemption and revenge, forced proximity, secret baby romance, enemies to lovers romance, action & adventure romance, espionage, psychological thriller, crime thriller, new romance,  Meli Raine, Meli Raine books, Meli Raine Shameless series, A Shameless Little Con, A Shameless Little Lie, A Shameless Little Bet


What readers are saying about Meli Raine:


“This book has it all! There’s action, adventure, romance, suspense, and love. I was captivated from the very beginning. Couldn’t put it down wanting to know where the story was going.” — Reader review

 

“Meli Raine’s absorbing writing sucked me directly in the story with this volume, which was full of unexpected twists and ironic turns. No spoilers here, but the ending brought a welcome sigh of relief, as well as a smile of satisfaction.” — Books and Bindings Blog review

 

“Meli Raine has created a stunning beginning to what promises to be a brilliant series! I am in awe of the ability by this author to weave a tangled tale of mystery suspense and romance! Fantastic!” — Reader review

 

“Wow, this book grabs you almost immediately, and keeps you turning the pages cause you just have to know what happens next.” — Goodreads reviewer

"Omygosh! This series is so intense! Meli Raine has written a superb series. She spins an intricate web of lies, betrayal, deceit, murder, mystery, suspense in this action packed drama with a sprinkle of humour. " — Beyond the Covers Book Blog

Get all of Meli Raine's Books!

Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1)

Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2)

Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3)


Return (Coming Home #1)

Revenge (Coming Home #2)

Reunion (Coming Home #3)


A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1)

A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)


A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1)

A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2)

A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)

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Jul 29, 2015
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Pages
150
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Romance / Contemporary
Fiction / Romance / Suspense
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I'm alone, tied up, bleeding and terrified.

I'm a prisoner at the Atlas motorcycle club compound. Someone kidnapped me, and it looks like it's Chase.

No one knows I'm here. Then again, I'm no one, right? No mother, no stepfather, and my sister may have been kidnapped, too.

They can make me disappear. Or worse. It turns out there are worse things than disappearing.

I thought Chase was my only hope. Now he turns out to be my worst nightmare.

Something flickers in his eyes, though. A glimmer of love. If I can get him alone, maybe I can convince him to let me go. To let me live.

To let me go back to a time when I thought he was a good guy. Only Chase has the power to make that happen.

Everything I am is in his hands right now.

And those hands are about to touch me.

* * *
Read all three books in the Breaking Away series: 
Finding Allie
Chasing Allie
Keeping Allie


Topics: mc romance, motorcycle club romance, contemporary romance, new adult romance, romantic suspense, coming of age romance, seductive story, thriller, mystery, romantic mystery, hot romance, women's fiction, women's romance, california romance, bbw romance, college romance, contemporary woman, usa today bestseller, intrigue, special ops romance

Get all of Meli Raine's Books!

Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1)

Chasing Allie (Breaking Away #2)

Keeping Allie (Breaking Away #3)


Return (Coming Home #1)

Revenge (Coming Home #2)

Reunion (Coming Home #3)


A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1)

A Harmless Little Ruse (Harmless #2)

A Harmless Little Plan (Harmless #3)


A Shameless Little Con (Shameless #1)

A Shameless Little Lie (Shameless #2)

A Shameless Little Bet (Shameless #3)

 WARNING- The Lost and Found Series pulls no punches. As always, there are ups and downs. Readers need to be aware that I deal with PTSD issues, suicide, and miscarriage, amputations, and a wide range of other things. But, as always, there is a happy ending for every book!!!


The Embattled Road


In the harrowing prequel to The Lost and Found series, three embattled Marines must deal with their devastating physical and emotional injuries in a world that seems to have turned against them.  
When the rescue helicopter crashes into his convoy in Iraq, Marine First Sergeant Duncan Wilde struggles with the loss of men, his career and the use of his body. Things can't get much worse. Until his fiancée decides she has to move on with her life, and that of her unborn child by another man.
Sergeant Chad Lowell knew when he went to war that it would come with a price. And it did. A young Marine under his command is killed by a landmine. Chad's left with one less leg and a mountain of recriminations. That doesn't mean he wants to be a pitied by every female he comes in contact with.
Gunnery Sergeant John Palmer is furious at the hand he's been dealt. He's served his country faithfully, if not without antagonism, for many years. Now they're turning him out like a relative who has overstayed his welcome. And, since he's not even a real man anymore, maybe it is time to move on permanently. 
Can these wounded warriors use a friendship borne out of adversity to form a partnership rescuing others? And can they find real love in spite of their challenges?


Embattled Hearts


John Palmer hasn’t felt like a real man since he was injured during combat in Iraq. Though not content with his new life, he is mostly adapting, just like the other vets at the Lost And Found Investigative Service. When Shannon Murphy is hired on as the new office manager, life suddenly gets a lot more interesting. Before long, John finds himself wondering if he could ever be the kind of man Shannon needs.
Shannon Murphy wasn’t really looking for love when she hired on at LNF, but finds herself hopelessly attracted to the sex-on-wheels former Marine, John Palmer. The man is grumpy and nearly impossible to work with, but his brand of masculinity appeals to her on a basic level. Soon Shannon is wondering just what it would take for John to want her the way she wants him.
When an old enemy tries to settle a vendetta against Shannon, John insists on protecting her. He moves into her house, but the danger continues to escalate. Will the connection that they’ve found survive when they’re thrust into a fight for their lives?


Embattled Minds


Zeke Foster has little to no experience with women over the past couple of years, after being injured in Afghanistan. Brutally scarred, he has no expectation that he’ll ever find a woman capable of accepting him the way he is. But he can’t help but be enamored of Ember, the waitress of a local watering hole.
Ember Norton’s life has turned into one devastating catastrophe after another. When the scarred soldier with the kind eyes brings some security to her life, she’s afraid to trust her luck. She’s been self-sufficient for a long time. But his wounded soul calls to her and she finds herself falling for him. 
In spite of the secrets he continues to keep.



Embattled Home


Failure is never an option regardless of circumstances. Chad needs to stop Lost and Found's deranged client from using the information he gathered to stalk and abuse his ex. Falling in love with the broken woman and her sweet daughter in the middle of rescuing them is definitely not the best timing. But it's also inevitable. Protecting Lora is a much easier task than proving he’s the one man she can finally trust with her heart. 
Chad Lowell is wracked with guilt after the woman he’s assigned to investigate is attacked by her abusive ex-husband right under his nose. Lora and her little girl are in incredible danger, and he vows to protect them at all costs, whether the angry and hurt woman wants him to or not. His Marine training makes the protecting part easy, but nothing he does seems to make Lora want to take a chance on him or his love. 
Lora O’Neil left a life of abuse to make a new start for herself and her daughter. When her ex hires Lost and Found Investigative Service to track her down, she’s left reeling both physically and emotionally. The private detective that’s been watching her finally comes to her rescue, but does that mean she should trust him to help her turn their lives around? The sexy former Marine makes her body feel things she thought she’d never feel for a man again, but she just can’t imagine what it would take for her to heal enough to ever say yes.


Embattled SEAL


When Preston Harper finds himself flat in a hospital bed after a botched op, he’s okay with dealing with the fallout. If he dies, he’s lived well past his expiration date. The only people that will notice his passing are the guys he works with at Lost and Found Investigative Service.
Then his estranged wife arrives.
Cat Harper is thankful and horrified when she’s called to her husband’s side. He’s been shot. Again. But now that she’s found him she’s going to make the most of the opportunity. If it were up to Harper, she would be out of his life completely because he thinks it's the best thing for the family.
With a little SEAL abduction (for his own good of course) maybe she can convince him otherwise...


Embattled Ever After


Duncan Wilde has avoided long-term relationships very well since his fiancée left him wounded in the hospital years ago. That one harsh lesson—that he needed to guard his heart—has stuck with him for years. The fiery young doctor from Kansas City seems to think otherwise, though. Too bad she's so damn young.
Alex Hartfield sees something in Duncan that makes her think of permanence and starting a family. And he's the first man that makes her guarded heart race with hope and excitement. 
Now they fight to find common ground. But it seems as if fate has some tricks up her sleeve.


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