Dr. Adam Cassidy's last mission cost him an eye, his memory, and any chance of staying with his military brothers-in-arms on Guardian's Alpha Team. He'd scraped together the remnants of his life. He’d refined, rebuilt, and pushed on alone, while every night, sleep tortured him with the fleeting memory of the warm, welcome lips of a faceless, nameless woman. Keelee Marshall knew all about loss. She couldn't forget their brief nights of passion - but Adam had. The man she loved beyond reason had disappeared on the battlefields of Afghanistan.
A dead man’s plea pushes Dr. Ember Harris headfirst into a swirling mire of drugs, death, and political corruption. The Cartel boss who murdered Ember’s friend will stop at nothing to get the information entrusted to her. After all, finding and killing a mere woman in order to claim the evidence should be easy. A matter of a contract, time and money. Terrified, alone, and on the run, Ember reaches out to the only person she knows she can trust.
The CIA didn’t care if Agent Victoria Marshal lived or died in an Afghani hell-hole. Yet, she survived each torture session with single-minded determination, but human flesh has its limits. She knew her time was running short. Jacob King led a privately funded black ops group into that Afghani village to gather intelligence. He didn’t expect to find an American woman. He admired her brave humor in the face of her agonizing injuries. This kind of tough-minded woman was someone Jacob wanted to know, so he asked her for a date…same time, next year.
Life wasn’t fair. Drake Simmons and his identical twin Dixon had had that lesson beaten into them early and well. Their past had so savaged their souls, no amount of “confronting their demons” could heal them, but Drake’s twin refused to acknowledge that truth. For the first time in decades, Drake watched Dixon embark on a dangerous assignment without him. So, he did the only thing he could do: He prayed hard and pushed forward.
Being the CEO of flourishing JK Holdings isn't a sufficient challenge for millionaire restaurateur Justin King. He craves the rush gained by facing danger and triumphing - be it heli-skiing, rappelling, suit jumping from the peaks of Mt. Everest, or racing performance cars. But nothing does it for him like breaking into impenetrable fortresses and rifling their vaults for Guardian Security. It's the best-kept secret of his very public life.
Jade King lives life at full speed. After over a year undercover for the DEA, she’s back in play and wants what any hot-blooded woman who’s gone a year without sex would want: an alpha bad boy who is convenient, delicious, and disposable. A fun one-night stand, multiple orgasms, and absolutely no strings attached. Right? If only.
Obsessive. Toxic. Ice Princess. Witch. Jewell King ignored the epithets slung at her behind her back. Hell, after six, or was it seven, personal security officers asked to be reassigned rather than continue to guard her 24/7, maybe she deserved the names. She didn't care. Zane Reynolds waded through several weeks’ worth of empty energy drink cans, cast off candy wrappers, and stale pizza boxes, and viewed Jewell's office with a resigned sense of deja vu. He was back - against his will and despite his best efforts to stay as far away from Jewell as he could get.
Cloaked in the identity of David Xavier, a billionaire player in multiple world theaters, Mike White Cloud worked to enter the Russian Mafia’s lair, by stalking a shadowy creature named "The Concierge". The Russian woman brokered young innocents into slavery and Mike meant to destroy her and the organization she worked for. He should have despised her for the atrocious crimes she facilitated, but too often love and hate are the flip sides of the same coin, and what Mike felt for Taty was not hate. It didn't matter.
Jasmine King loved her chosen profession, until she was assigned as Chad Nelson's personal security officer. The sex-fueled country superstar was either a stone-cold killer or the target of a deranged psychopath. Regardless, the self-absorbed bad boy was now hers to protect, and she'd be damned if she'd fail-despite the singer's best efforts to make things difficult. One minute Chad Nelson was the reigning king of country music and the next, an FBI murder suspect in not one, but two murders. As if that's not bad enough, he's in the crosshairs of someone who wants him dead.
Jared King had endured more than the normal amount of danger in his life. He’d jumped from planes into hot landing zones, been shot at, almost blown up - twice, damn near killed more times than he cared to remember. Yet, nothing in his past compared to the danger of admitting his feelings for Christian Koehler. When Jared pushed Christian away too hard, once too often, the young man finally left and took Jared’s heart with him.
Jason King was presented the opportunity of a lifetime: Assume control of guardian security from the billionaire who had built the world renowned agency. As CEO, Jason would manage the best security resources in the world. Former SEALs, Rangers, Recon, Green Berets, agents from every alphabet agency in the nation, not to mention law enforcement stand outs, flocked to the organization he'd control. But the offer came with a painful stipulation. Jason King must lay to rest the demons haunting him.