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Reed Hawthorne Security Series

Thunder

Lars

I was handcuffed and thrown into the ocean to die. As a former Navy SEAL, that was child’s play. The anger building in me is not.

When strange things begin to happen, I know my captors have returned. They threaten my tenant who happens to be a sassy brunette I can’t get off my mind.

I’ll do anything to keep her safe. Then I’ll find them, and they’ll regret ever crossing my path.

Madison

When my publishing company goes bankrupt taking all my income with it, my friend offers me a place to stay. Unfortunately, it comes with his grumpy but sexy brother, Lars, who keeps popping by to fix something.

My real problem starts the night a strange man digs up the backyard. When he doesn’t find what he’s looking for, he stalks me, convinced I’ll lead him to it. When I don’t, he makes it clear he’ll do whatever it takes to get it back.

Lars promises to protect me. I’m drawn to him in a way I can’t explain, and I worry it may be my heart that needs protecting.

Lightning

What happens when the one you trust becomes the one you shouldn’t?

Paxton

My boss was killed by his wife. I know this to be true but can’t prove it. Now someone is coming after his tantalizing daughter, Alicia. I couldn’t protect her father. To honor his memory, I will use every ounce of my training and expertise as a Navy SEAL to keep Alicia safe… even if it costs my life.

Alicia

My father’s death was ruled an accident. I know it wasn’t. When I could finally bring myself to go through his things, I stumbled onto a secret as shocking as it is dangerous. Someone doesn’t want the truth exposed and will kill to keep it buried. Paxton works for the security team my father owned and vows to protect me. Now, he’s the only one I can trust as danger closes in.

Coff

Former Navy SEAL Logan “Coff” Folger is haunted by one regret – not fighting hard enough for the woman he loved. When he discovered his FBI agent brother was working to take down her father, he tried to convince her to leave with him, but she didn’t believe him. That fateful night shattered Logan’s world.

Years later, Logan finds himself back in her family’s orbit during his latest assignment with Reed Thompson Security. Breaking the FBI’s one rule, he risks everything to see her again, only to be assigned as her bodyguard. With his duty to protect her, he must suppress his feelings and remain focused.

Delaney Manzia’s life has been controlled by her scheming father, forcing her into a loveless marriage. When tragedy strikes and her father unexpectedly dies, Delaney sees a glimmer of hope to reclaim her life and escape her circumstances. However, her family has other plans for her.

When Logan reappears, Delaney feels alive again, determined to break free from the prison her family has built around her and seize a second chance with him. But danger lurks at every turn, and one impulsive decision could have deadly consequences.

Ozzie

Ozzie had never wanted just one woman until last year, when he met his best friend’s younger cousin. Despite their age gap, they had an instant, undeniable connection. Unfortunately, his buddy declared her off-limits. This compels Ozzie to keep her at arm’s length. Not something easy to do while they work together at Reed Hawthorne Security.

Piper moved across the country to escape her abusive ex. The last thing she was looking for was another man. Until she met Ozzie, a hot former Navy SEAL, and the sparks flew. But then her stubborn cousin forbade them from dating. Forbade! Who does he think he is?

Before she has a chance to change her cousin’s mind, her sinister ex finds her claiming she’ll always belong to him. She tries to fight him off, but he isn’t working alone.

Ozzie’s sense of loyalty to his best friend is tested at every turn. As the clock ticks and Piper’s life hangs in the balance, Ozzie races against time to rescue her. All while facing a dilemma: obey his cousin’s commands and risk losing her or betray his friend to pursue the woman he loves.

An age gap, workplace, protector romance where Ozzie must choose between his found family or the woman he cares for, his best friend’s younger cousin.

Morgan Thompson Security Series

Defending Sarina

Maverick

Time is running out. My team from Morgan Thompson Security must find and secure a stolen weapon before it ends up in the wrong hands.

As a former Navy SEAL, I’m trained for this. What I’m not prepared for is Sarina. I’m drawn to her in a way I can’t be. She’s my suspect.

But I’m certain she’s being framed. And no, my feelings are not clouding my judgment.

Then Sarina digs for answers and goes missing. I know the real suspect must have her. But where?

I’ll stop at nothing until I bring Sarina home safe.

Sarina

A major weapon system is stolen and somehow, I’m the number one suspect.

Then there’s Maverick. Despite what I feel for him, he is only here to retrieve the weapon.

The more I hunt for the truth, the deeper the danger I find myself in.

When I stumble upon some evidence, I’m taken captive.

While I know I’m only a suspect to Maverick, I hope he can save me. He’s my only hope.

Shielding Connie

Dax

One night with Connie wasn’t enough. I craved more from the sexy lawyer, but I ruined any chance I had when I walked away. After seeing her again, I know what a huge mistake I made.

But the timing isn’t right. I have a mission to find my sister’s kidnapper and make him pay.

Connie

Morgan Thompson Security, the company Dax works for, is being sued and I’ve been asked to defend them. Career-wise, it’s an opportunity I can’t refuse.

Unfortunately, the moment I see Dax, my anger towards him returns. If I had known he was a player, I wouldn’t have wasted my time.

To my surprise, I see his softer side emerging as he struggles over his missing sister. Somehow, it reminds me of the man he was during our night together. I can’t help but wonder if I judged him too quickly? Was there more to his abrupt vanishing act than he let on?

Rescuing Cara

Ten years as a CIA agent, and I have never been caught off guard. But former Navy SEAL Grayson Walsh obliterates that record when he holds me tight and jumps us out of an enemy helicopter. Now he’s in my bed each night as my fake husband while we work to take down an arms dealer. Night by night, Grayson etches away the walls shielding my battered heart, but they may be too tough for even him to bust through.

Cara Harding is a colleague, but playing her fake husband is blurring lines in my mind. I want her. Bad. My team knows it, too. They won’t give me a break. If they knew the truth about my family, they would. But when Cara is kidnapped by our target, nothing will stop me from finding her. I don’t know what I’m walking into, but I’m not walking out without her. And when I find her, I won’t let another day go by without telling her how I feel.

Securing Julia

Fox

As a former Navy SEAL, I know danger. But it’s never been as imminent as it is now. While away on an assignment, an adversary seizes the opportunity to take his revenge and kidnaps Detective Julia McNamara. She’s my friend and colleague, and the woman I’ve wanted from the moment she began working with my security team.

Knowing the twisted mind of her abductor all too well, I’m painfully aware that the clock is ticking. I vow to get her back, no matter what it takes.

Julia

As a detective, I’m often called upon to work with Morgan Thompson Security. Despite being Fox’s friend, I can’t stop thinking about him as more. He’s strong, confident, and impossibly attractive.

I’ve been feeling something deeper for him. But crossing that line could ruin everything we have. I tried to settle for being purely platonic with Fox, but when someone tries to kill him, I’m willing to risk it all to find happiness in his embrace.

An assignment brings us closer together than we have ever been. Just when I think we have a chance, I fall into the clutches of a man with a dark vendetta against Fox. I must find a way out before he sells me to the highest bidder, a fate from which escape seems impossible.

In this heart-pounding romantic thriller, love and danger collide, and every moment counts.

Dare to Surrender Series

Chasing Her Trust Available on all vendors.

When Lauren Harrow’s life is threatened, she’s forced to rely on a man she doesn’t trust.

Lauren needs protection. Was she part of a holiday prank or something more sinister? As luck would have it, Detective Nick Moore answers her call. She’ll take any other officer in his place. Dang small town. She might not want his support, but like it or not she needs him.

Don’t fall for the woman you are protecting. Nick’s mantra. From the moment he met Lauren, he knew she was different. Instead of falling for his charm, he was greeted with her middle finger when she flipped him the bird.

Then her ex shows up, she panics and says Nick is her boyfriend. Word spreads fast in a small town. Now they have to convince everyone they are together.

Nick can do that. As far as he’s concerned, it’s game on princess.

With no obvious motives, everyone is a suspect, and he won’t rest until she’s safe.

If you like fun banter, sizzling chemistry, and suspenseful twists and turns, then you’ll love Chasing Her Trust, a gripping novel by Danielle Pays.

Taking Her Chase Available on all vendors.

He’s in love with his best friend. She’s dating his number one suspect. What could go wrong?

Harmony Brose can’t stop fantasizing about her best friend. After a few drinks, she took a risk. She asked Chase to kiss her. It was the best kiss of her life. Until he jumped up and left, breaking her heart.

Officer Chase Harvey had thought about kissing Harmony for years but never crossed that line until that night. Fearing Harmony was drunk, he had to cut it off until he was sure she truly wanted him. Apparently she didn’t, because Harmony just started dating the new man in town.

Chase doesn’t have time to waste on regrets. A woman vanished from their small town and he’ll do whatever is necessary to solve the case. When evidence points to the new man, Chase must follow the lead. It has nothing at all to do with the fact the man is dating Harmony…

Now he has to decide. Is he willing to risk losing the woman he loves in order to protect her?

Saving Her Target Available on all vendors.

If your true identity would cause you to lose the woman you love, would you tell her?

Zach Brannigan escaped his crime family years ago. Now, as owner of a small town pub, he’s living life with the freedom he once craved. Life is simple, until he’s mistaken for another criminal and tackled.

Tackling mountain men is all in a day’s work for this special agent, but this time Jessie Doyle has the wrong perp. While she can’t find the one running from the law, she keeps running into the wrong one and he’s getting under her skin.

Zach’s family finds him, and they make it clear they won’t let him go again. This lands him right in the middle of an FBI sting. Led by Jessie. And here he thought it was his charm that led her to his small town.

He’s fallen for his Macushla, his darling. But if Jessie learns who he really is, it’s over.

He escaped his family once. Can he do it again?

Trusting Her Hero Available on all vendors.

He’s there to save the town. But can he also protect her?

Detective Wilder Coleman left Fisher Springs ten years ago a shattered man thanks to his ex, Kate. Now he’s back, undercover, to find the man who wants to blow up the town.

Except the real bomb is the one dropped on him when he learns the truth of what really happened that night.

Kate Loprete’s business is on the cusp of taking off. But her world is thrown upside down when her ex, Wilder, returns to town.

He’s returned under questionable circumstances and she’s not sure if she can trust him.

When the truth comes out, it threatens to destroy everything she’s worked so hard to build.

Now Wilder wants a second chance to make things right.

Dare to Risk Series

Deceived

Declan’s eager to take over his family’s business. One more deal and his future is guaranteed. But what if that deal destroys the woman he loves?

Declan should be the one to run his family’s property management business. Not his brother. He’s worked hard over the years to prove it. Now he just has to convince one last person to sell her business to secure his future.

Brooke knows a good wine, but not a good man. After a failed relationship, she decided she’s better off on her own. Her competitors want her winery and will stop at nothing to get it, even if they have to destroy it.

Brooke leans on the sexy man who stole her heart for help. But is he the man of her dreams? Or her worst nightmare?

Pursued

Don’t mix business with pleasure. At least that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Ryan Thiel, known as Seattle’s most eligible bachelor instead of Seattle’s most powerful businessman, all because a local magazine changed its story direction after taking one look at him. He gets it, he’s hot. But he’s not happy. He has no interest in dating. Last time he tried, it ended in disaster. Then he meets Katie and all that changes.

Katie Capone is starting over after discovering her ex-boyfriend slept with her coworkers. Now at a new job, she won’t make the mistake of mixing business with personal ever again. Then she meets Ryan. 

Forced to work with Ryan, Katie struggles to keep their relationship professional.  Hard to do with the steamy looks he keeps giving her.

Ryan wants Katie and this time, he is willing to wait. But when his past comes back and threatens to hurt Katie, Ryan must decide between the woman he wants or exposing a past he has buried.

Surrounded by danger, Katie must decide if she can trust Ryan or if she is being used again.

Played

His best skill? Pushing her buttons. All of them. Anger. Annoyance. Lust.

Jake Thiel is an arrogant, cocky, infuriating man who likes to rile her up.

After accidentally catching him in his boxer briefs, she can’t get the image of his ripped body and chiseled abs out of her head. But  he’s off-limits and can never be more than a fantasy. 

Tara Canley is a high maintenance, irritating woman that drives him nuts.  But she’s sexy as hell and has invaded his thoughts.

When his past catches up to him, he’ll do whatever he can to protect her. Even if it means enduring being trapped together in a remote cabin.

When sparks fly, Jake isn’t sure what will take him down first–his past or Tara. 

Consumed

Now that he’s back in town, Josh Morgan wants his second chance. But did he blow it forever when he enlisted in the Marines and left the love of his life eight years ago?

Shaw Seymour has had a hell of a year. She was framed and almost lost her license to practice law. With distrust at an all-time high, she’s learned to keep others at arm’s length.

When Shaw’s assigned to handle an easy estate matter, she never thought the client would be the cowboy who broke her heart. Josh never expected the lawyer assigned to his father’s estate would be the one who got away. He’s not going to let her get away this time.

When someone calls into question Josh’s claim to the ranch, they will do whatever it takes to make sure he doesn’t get it. 

Josh wants Shaw back, and Shaw just wants to do her job, but can they learn to trust one another before a legal dispute turns deadly?

Captivated

Needed: one fake boyfriend for the holidays

This holiday season, Macy must make a choice. Marry a man she detests to save her family’s company or fake date the man she secretly wants in order to escape her fate

Garrett has wanted Macy since college, but he made a promise that he wouldn’t touch his best friend’s little sister. But now that she is being pushed to marry another man, Garrett knows this is his last chance.

Now he has to convince Macy he is the one for her. As long as her brother doesn’t kill him first.