Warm up these cold winter nights with three romantic novels starring handsome bodyguards and their beautiful clients. Who knew private security assignments could be so intriguing and off-the-charts sexy?
HIDING IN LOVE
Lori Foster launches a new series with Under Pressure, which stars the handsome Leese Phelps, a secondary character in an earlier Foster novel, Fighting Dirty. Once an MMA contender, Leese has decided to apply his fighting skills to a new career as a bodyguard. Catalina Nicholson is an assignment that tests all Leese’s abilities. Cat’s on the run after overhearing an incriminating conversation between her father and three dangerous, wealthy and powerful men. She can’t trust anyone, but somehow, Cat instinctively trusts Leese. Her biggest fear is that Leese and his friends will suffer harm while protecting her. The entire staff of Body Armor Security is committed to keeping Cat alive, but when a plan goes sideways, even Leese’s protection might not keep her safe and secure.
This excellent novel seamlessly blends a tender romance between a hot hero and a smart, sassy heroine with an engrossing suspense plot featuring a truly scary villain. Readers will love cameo appearances of characters from the author’s popular Ultimate series.
Holding On Tighter is the twelfth installment in Shayla Black’s wildly popular Wicked Lovers series. Career-focused Jolie Quinn is a rising star in the Dallas fashion world. Her design company is growing at the speed of light, and to protect her creations, Jolie hires British contractor Heath Powell to upgrade the security at her company headquarters. Heath is every bit as strong as Jolie, and from their first meeting, the two strike sparks from each other. Neither is looking for love. Both are equally stubborn in rejecting the tender feelings lurking beneath the hot chemistry that blazes between them. But resolving personal issues will have to wait because someone is threatening both Jolie’s company and her beloved sister’s safety. Is it possible that the danger stems from Heath’s past rather than Jolie’s? And if it does, can he unravel the mystery before someone dies?
A solid, intriguing suspense plot and a deep emotional connection between strong, admirable characters will keep readers hooked and eager for the next installment in this terrific series.
PROTECTING THE INNOCENT
Award-winning author Brenda Jackson delivers Forged In Desire, the first novel in The Protectors series. Margo Connelly ends a six-week stint as a juror with a verdict that finds a powerful gangster guilty of murder. When the killer threatens to end the lives of everyone in the courtroom, Margo’s uncle sends bodyguard Lamar “Striker” Jennings to keep her safe. Striker plans to do everything necessary to protect the beautiful niece of his boss, but he isn’t prepared for the powerful attraction that scorches them both. With a hit man stalking her, Striker will have his hands full keeping his beautiful client alive, let alone dealing with the irresistible temptation she embodies.
This absorbing novel melds romantic, steamy scenes between a reformed bad boy and a good girl with plenty of tender moments and lots of nail-biting action.
Lois Dyer writes from her home in Port Orchard, Washington.
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