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When he saw his mark being kidnapped, Recovery Project agent Zach Bachman had no option but to rescue her. Even if it endangered his assignment. After weeks of watching Sela Andrews from afar, he was now trapped with the blonde beauty as her bodyguard.
Her brave protector relished the heat of gun battle but retreated from his own emotions. Sela learned that when, in the dead of night in a darkened safe house, the loner became her lover. Still, as her would-be killers closed in on them again, she had no choice but to put her life—and her heart—in the hands of her reluctant guardian.
HelenKay's favorite thing: The hero! Zach was in previous books and the quiet type. He stepped up only when he had to and didn't give long speeches. He filled the strong, silent type role. So, when it was his turn to be the star of the story I panicked. I didn't want him to change and suddenly be chatty but...he had to talk! He couldn't hang in the background. The heroine helped me out. Zach met her and she meant something to him, so he could no longer hide. No more shadows. He stepped up for her, which I loved.
A SOLDIER NEVER BREAKS HIS PROMISE....
Agent Harlan McClain has his target in sight. But he’s not pulling the trigger. Instead his assignment is providing Stacy Giordano—the governor’s aide—with security. An easy job for a former marine sniper. And yet, the guarded single mother’s beauty and devotion to her exceptional child soon have Harlan reshuffling his priorities. In the dead of night, in her bed, he promises to keep her and her son from harm. But when an unexpected crisis arises, Harlan is suddenly torn between keeping his word, and taking out a killer.…
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The Precinct: SWAT--an elite team who'll put everything on the line.
HE’D NEVER NEEDED ANYONE’S HELP
SWAT team member Miranda Murdock can’t bake, or get a three-year-old to eat. But she can shoot the wings off a fly. Which is why she’s protecting millionaire Quinn Gallagher’s daughter. But the little girl is soon tugging at Miranda’s heartstrings. And Quinn is doing other things to her—exciting, forbidden, bedroom things—making her job riskier each day.…
Quinn is determined to find the killer threatening his daughter’s life. Despite the danger, he wants Miranda with shocking intensity. The elite cop is a puzzle he can’t figure out, and desire between them builds with each heartbeat. Yet with New Year’s Eve and the killer’s deadline approaching, even a single kiss could spell disaster…
Julie's Favorite Scene:
Undercover DEA agent Erren Rhodes was used to working alone. So the very idea of teaming up with Officer Darby O’Malley to ferret out a killer wasn’t exactly how he thought this critical mission would go. But thanks to information only the beautiful cop possessed, finding whoever was responsible for shooting Erren’s friend made Darby a valuable—and irresistible—partner.
Digging into the case reveals a far-reaching conspiracy…and angers all the wrong people. Trying to bring a killer to justice while keeping Darby safe is making Erren remember why he is better off on his own. Especially when Darby makes him long to stay together in the safe house and never let her out of his sight.
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Jake Underwood has recovered from the terrible injuries he suffered in Iraq—except for the haunting flashbacks of the attack that decimated his unit. Then suddenly, in the middle of one of those, he sees not the familiar desert landscape of his nightmares, but a terrified and missing little girl.
Chief of Police Eden Reddick knows that with each passing hour, her chances of finding kidnap victim Raine Nolan alive decrease. That terrifying countdown resonates more strongly with Eden because her own sister was taken under similar circumstances and never seen again.
Despite being willing to pursue every lead, Eden can’t explain how or why Raine could appear in Major Underwood’s flashback. She is, however, impressed with the ex-soldier’s determination to find the child and bring her home. As they work desperately to rescue Raine, Eden begins to feel more than admiration for Jake, but can she keep her town’s anger and suspicions of him from compounding the tragedy they already face?
Gayle's favorite things: FLASHBACK contains so many of the elements that I was attracted to as a reader and have frequently incorporated into my own writing. A sexy, wounded warrior. A heroine as tough as the hero she's falling in love with. A child in danger. A mystery from the past that threatens to encroach on the present. A hint of the paranormal. A small town Southern setting where you can feel the heat rise off the asphalt, watch the moon sink into the dark waters of the bayou, and "hear" the distinctive accents of the residents. And as always, this ex-military hero is a tribute to my husband and all those who have fought and died to protect the precious liberties this country enjoys.
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Big Guns signed by HelenKay
Flashback signed by Gayle
Nanny 911 signed by Julie
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QUESTION FOR TODAY
Have you read any of the finalists and if you have, what was your favorite thing?