A Marine with honor.
After surviving a horrific chemical attack that turned him into a metahuman, Captain Jamie Callahan got a second lease on life. For three years he’s been working for the Metahuman Defense Force and leading Alpha Team—all against the wishes of his family. 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. When a mission to take down a terrorist cell brings that same stranger back into his world, Jamie’s life gets complicated.
A soldier with secrets.
Staff Sergeant Kyle Brannigan was only looking to relieve some stress after a long mission. He didn’t know the hot guy he picked up at a bar was the leader of the MDF’s top field team. When Kyle and his partner get 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. That gets harder and harder to do amidst regulations both are tempted to break.
Two men trying to survive.
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?
What could she do but comply with their demands?
Mark Jensen works hard and plays harder, preferring one-night stands to anything long term – until he hooks up with the company accountant. Jessie is sweet and sassy but there's a loneliness about her that makes her unlike any woman he’s dated before. She’s stolen his heart. Just when Mark has finally convinced Jessie to move in with him, her brother runs into trouble. Jessie is in over her head and making all the wrong decisions based on trying to protect her new friends, and her lover.
A successful executive with a fear of commitment. A gorgeous redhead who lied to get her family off her back. Put us together, and you get one hell of a complicated fake engagement.
I never could say no to a charming young woman—even one who lied about being engaged. Liz seems sweet, and she’s gotten herself into a bind, so I go along with it. Twirl her around the dance floor. Make nice with her family. Kiss her when her ex comes sniffing around.
Spending time with this bright, intriguing woman is no hardship. It’s fun spoiling her the way a good fiancé should. But it’s not real. It’s a role to play, and I’ve always been a good actor.
In the theater, the act ends when the curtain falls. In real life, will I be able to extract myself from this situation before Liz gets hurt?