The Last Chance bar was Veronica Lane's last hope. Desperate to find her missing brother, the sheltered computer programmer turned to Jasper Adams—the man she'd been warned to stay far away from. Veronica knew she was putting her life in the hands of the former Ranger, who aroused desire she had to resist at all costs.
Posing as a ruthless mercenary was a cover for what Jasper was really doing: hunting a killer. And Veronica was in the line of fire. The soldier-turned-elite-ops-agent knew he was playing a dangerous game—trying to win her trust while deceiving her about his true mission. What would happen once Veronica discovered that everything about him was a lie…everything except his passion for her?
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Related Books in Series: ALPHA ONE (January 2013) is the first book in the series. Later in 2013, SHARPSHOOTER (book 3) and GLITTER AND GUNFIRE (book 4) will be released.
Book’s location: the small Texas town of Whiskey Ridge.
CYNTHIA QUICK DATE FACTS:
hiking boots or high heels? hiking boots
dinner out or dining in? dinner out, I am such a lazy cook!
flowers or candy? flowers
date dressed in a suit or jeans? jeans
texting or a real phone call? texting
What or who inspired the hero for GUARDIAN RANGER?
CYNTHIA: My hero in GUARDIAN RANGER is a fierce, protective alpha guy—he’s ex-military, and he’s used to facing danger. For his inspiration, I’ll be honest—I went for one of my all-time favorite ex-military guys—Face from the A-Team. Face is a good-looking guy, so good-looking that people often aren’t prepared for just how dangerous he can be. That attractive surface can sure be deceptive.
What or who inspired the heroine for GUARDIAN RANGER?
CYNTHIA: For my heroine, I wanted to create a character who was opposite (in many ways) from my hero. While his strength lies in the physical arena, my heroine is a computer genius—give her enough time, and she can usually figure out anything with her computers. I like to pair up opposite characters so that their strengths (and weaknesses) can play off each other.
Is there a hero you’re just dying to write about for Intrigue?
CYNTHIA: One of the secondary characters in this book, GUNNER ORTEZ, is a guy that I so wanted to write about—and then Intrigue gave me the chance to do just that! So I *was* dying to write about my sharpshooter, but now I’m all happy because his story is done. ;)
Where would your hero “pop the question” to your heroine (hopefully no story spoilers)?
CYNTHIA: LOL, Jasper is an “in-the-moment” kind of guy. I think he’d propose as soon as he could, and the guy wouldn’t even notice/realize where they were.
What’s the perfect Valentine’s Day date for your characters from GUARDIAN RANGER?
CYNTHIA: I think they would like a little peace and quiet (no gunfire or killers stalking them). An isolated cabin, roses…chocolate. Did I mention the no killers rule?
GOTTA ASK: If you had to choose a movie to describe GUARDIAN RANGER, which would it be?
CYNTHIA’S GOTTA ANSWER: That is so tough! It’s an action-adventure flick with the team working together (again, think A-Team), but it’s also a romance at its core—Bodyguard in the sense that the hero will put his life on the line in order to protect the heroine.
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? THE QUESTION FOR READERS TODAY ?
Since I described an ideal Valentine’s Day for my characters, what is *your* ideal Valentine date?