Are the ones you don’t see coming.
CIA operative Wade Sandberg is a man caught between worlds. He’s spent the past three years living deep undercover amongst the enemy, infiltrating the network of the U.S.’s most wanted terrorist—until the kidnapping of a high-ranking American official forced him to blow his cover. Officially sidelined from the investigation to bring down Rahim, Wade knows he’ll never be able to work in the region again. When he’s sent back stateside with Erin, keeping his hands off her proves to be even harder than making the transition back into western civilization. And when Rahim takes his revenge by unleashing a devastating attack on U.S. soil, Wade will do everything in his power to protect the woman he loves and destroy the man who’d once trusted him with his life.
Former DEA agent Leland Hollis wasn't planning on being a hero. Recovering from an injury sustained during a drug bust gone wrong and with more personal demons than he cares to admit, he wants nothing more than peace and a chance to rebuild his life. But when Anna Mercado's crazy ex shows up wielding a baseball bat, Leland can't ignore his instinct to help. And after her son is kidnapped, Leland agrees to deliver the ransom into dangerous territory south of the border.
Anna has no choice but to go with this stranger she's just met if she ever wants to see her son again. But getting the boy out of a violent cartel region involves risking everything. And for that Leland will have to convince Anna to do the scariest thing of all … open her heart and trust him.
Someone needs a makeover…
Marisala Bolivar has a problem. She’s come to Boston to get an education, and it’s awkward enough that she’s several years older than the average college freshman. But when she finds out that her overprotective uncle Santiago has asked her old friend Liam Bartlett to be her guardian…? She’s not happy. She’s too old to be anyone’s ward—and especially not Liam’s, whom she’s secretly adored for years.
Liam first visited Marisala’s tiny island nation of San Salustiano years ago, when she was just a girl. As an American journalist, he was there to report on the authoritarian government’s human rights violations, and he was quickly targeted as an enemy of the state. He spent years in the soul-crushing darkness of a jail cell until Marisala—with her fellow freedom fighters—broke him out and helped him escape from the island.
But now peace has been won. And while Marisala has the skills to lead a guerrilla fighting force and survive in the jungle for months on end, her uncle has decided she needs to be “civilized”—and that Liam is the perfect man to teach her how a “proper young lady” should behave. But Liam has problems of his own as he struggles to deal with the PTSD he hides behind his sunny smile.
And Marisala has other plans…
Set in 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, Freedom’s Price spins the Pygmalion/makeover romance trope on its head. It’s a full length novel of 50K words or 212 pages, and is the second in Brockmann’s two-book Bartlett Brothers series that begins with Cal’s story in Forbidden.
Freedom’s Price was originally published in 1998 by Bantam Loveswept.