Nothing says romance like dodging life-threatening bullets with a really hot guy, right? Or perhaps not, but love comes in many guises. Let’s celebrate that this Valentine’s Day with three romantic suspense novels!
HE DOESN’T DO ROMANCE
New York Times bestselling author Elle Kennedy delivers the latest in her Killer Instincts series with Midnight Revenge. This much-anticipated story features Derek Pratt, the enigmatic mercenary who has long been considered a stone-cold killer and the most intimidating man in his black ops organization. Derek doesn’t do dating, and he doesn’t do emotion. Despite knowing Derek’s aversion to all things emotional, Dr. Sofia Amaro is drawn to him. When the sexual tension between them blazes out of control, consequences are inevitable. But when Sofia goes looking for Derek after their sizzling encounter, she’s pulled into a field operation that quickly careens off track. Now she might die at the hands of a killer, and only Derek can save her. If they can survive, is there a future for these two?
Gritty and sometimes heartbreaking, Midnight Revenge pulls no punches as it deals with the dark underbelly of the modern-day slave trade. A strong cast of secondary characters support the hero and heroine of this novel, and readers will cheer for these two honorable, damaged souls.
WARRIORS IN LOVE
Author and pilot M.L. Buchman returns to the military world of the Night Stalkers series with By Break Of Day. A Brooklyn native stationed in the Mediterranean, Captain Kara Moretti commands an elite squad that flies helicopters and drones. Fiercely committed to her job, all her focus is on her work, but she can’t resist the appeal of Captain Justin Roberts and his lazy Texas drawl. Soon, the two forge a strong bond as teammates and an equally powerful bond as lovers. When a black ops crew is stranded in dangerous territory, only Kara and Justin’s brilliant partnership is able to save them.
A second foray into the sector, however, goes horribly wrong. If Kara’s plan to rescue Justin doesn’t work, he will die. Neither of them will accept defeat, but despite their determination, they may lose everything to fate and bullets.
This nonstop rollercoaster ride of military ops and danger is well balanced with a romance that’s both steamy and sweet. With well-developed characters and fascinating details about flying, this novel is certain to gain Buchman many new readers and satisfy diehard fans.
STALKED BY OBSESSION
Award-winning author Lynette Eason debuts her new Elite Guardians series with Always Watching. Olivia Edwards is part-owner of the Elite Guardians Bodyguard Agency, which has an all-female staff. When the agent guarding radio talk-show host Wade Savage is nearly killed, and Wade is attacked and drugged, Olivia takes over the case. Someone is stalking Wade, and the danger is escalating. Whoever the obsessed fan is, they’re determined to get his attention, even if he dies in the process. Olivia is using all of her expertise to keep her client alive, even as the attraction between them grows stronger. But secrets and hidden agendas are swirling around them, and neither may survive the multiple threats.
With tightly written prose that moves the story forward at breakneck speed, the plot twists, turns and delivers a surprise ending. This is a stellar beginning to what promises to be another terrific series from this inspirational author.
Lois Dyer writes from her home in Port Orchard, Washington