I accepted the contract even though I knew the subject of the hit. Years had passed, and I no longer cared about anything -- except for the money that would find its way into my account.
The crosshairs settled on her body -- a body I once knew intimately -- and I felt nothing. I took up the slack on the trigger. Memories counted as nothing, as less than nothing. Three steps to the mark, two steps, one step.... And then the world turned upside down.
A face at the lower left edge of the scope, one that bore a striking resemblance to the one I had seen in the mirror as a child, caused me to freeze. And I knew my life would never be the same again.
I have to know why she didn't tell me -- even if it means that the next hit is on me.
Who knew corporate espionage could be such HARD work...
All my friends got married out of college, but that wasn't the road for me.
I wanted to make a name for myself in the business world, and keeping a man around was only going to hold me back.
Sure, I could have used my looks to get ahead, but I promised myself that I would conquer the world using my brains and not my beauty.
But then my mentor asked me to compromise the steamy CEO of our biggest competitor, and all those plans went right out the friggin' window...
Abandoned as a child, Dave Blanchard learned to be self-reliant at an early age. Puberty brought an abnormal growth spurt that drove him further into his shell. At over seven feet tall, Dave has no problem finding men for casual enjoyment, but the experiences leave him cold and unsatisfied. Love and commitment seem like a pipe dream.
Desperate for companionship, Dave signs up for a matchmaking service. His first date stands him up, but his luck improves when he runs into a former foster brother, Micah Black. Dave and Micah quickly rebuild their friendship, but with it comes the resurrection of the forbidden crush Dave harbored for Micah when they were teens.
When Micah’s life is threatened, Dave’s inhibitions melt away. Unfortunately, the price of one chaste kiss could mean the end of the friendship Dave wants so badly…
After surviving being turned into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan now works with the Metahuman Defense Force. The job requires his full dedication, so it’s no surprise Jamie doesn’t have time for a relationship. An enticing one-night stand with a gorgeous stranger is all it takes to show Jamie exactly what he’s been missing.
Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan didn’t know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top team. When Kyle gets seconded to Alpha Team to help fight a terrorist threat, he has to balance his desire for Jamie against his duty to keep his secrets safe.
Giving into passion could cost both their careers. Abiding by the rules will only result in heartache. An attack on MDF headquarters brings with it a choice Jamie and Kyle can’t escape—duty, or love?
Brett was supposed to be a one-night stand. OK, maybe a two or three-night stand, provided he could continue to make me feel so good.
But no more than that. Even before I was trafficked, my motto's always been: Get out while the going's good and never look back. Somehow we passed that point, left it tangled up in the bed sheets. And now I am looking back.
He's the perfect blend of alpha and sensitivity. The kind of guy I never looked for. But I don't fall in love. I don't do relationships. And that's not going to change now.
I didn't know he'd break my heart. I didn't know I had a heart to break.
He called himself Peregrine, the wanderer, and he came to London for revenge...
Like the falcon he named himself for, Peregrine is wild and free, an exotic prince who fascinates 1839 London with his wealth, mystery, and dangerous allure. He emerged from his mysterious Asiatic past to exact retribution for an appalling crime. Nothing and no one can stop him—except perhaps Lady Sara St. James, whose fragile beauty conceals a gentle heart, genuine goodness, and a soul of steel.
Unable to resist his seductive charm, Lady Sara turns away from her ordered life to embrace a man she loves, but cannot fully trust.
In Sara, Peregrine sees a chance for a life beyond revenge. But can he keep her without revealing his devastating secrets? Or protect her from the enemy he has vowed to destroy?
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