Romantic Suspense2022-12-05T19:33:27+00:00

ROMANTIC SUSPENSE

THE BOOKS

Mystery, romance and humor all rolled up in one.  Throw in a few hot cops without shirts for good measure.

Second Time’s The Charm

Her first love is back. Is she making a mistake or is the second time the charm?

They say your first love is unforgettable, but Allison Southby would love to forget. Thankfully, she’s always had her work to keep her mind off her non-existent love life. But when her boss and mentor dies mysteriously, and a rival company threatens to steal their customers, her focus should be on preserving her mentor’s legacy and the company she loves…and yet, she can’t keep her mindor her handsoff her late bosss son, Adam. Who just happens to be the same man who left her heart in pieces when he ran from her bed after a single night together, and has kept her at arms length ever since.

Detective Adam Byrnes needs to get back to the life he’s built in Phoenix. Sure, it’s far from his family, but it also keeps him away from Allison…and temptation. But between the questions surrounding his father’s death, and keeping Allison safe, he can’t seem to leave the city of Chicago.

With danger swirling around them, can they find the love they once shared?

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Stark Raving Mad

Heartbreak and danger follow wherever she goes, but can his love save her before her past destroys their future?

Brooklyn Southby has everything she’s ever wanted—partnership in a law firm, a beautiful house in the suburbs, and a wonderful boyfriend. Well, ex-boyfriend. Her heart troubles are the least of her problems, though, when her first case comes back to haunt her in the form of an angry, sadistic man with bad hair.

Joe Perretti deals with his own issues the only way he knows how—hiding behind his work. As a homicide detective with the Chicago Police Department, there’s never enough hours in the day for a social life or a woman, at least until he’s given the task of protecting Brooklyn Southby.

Business and pleasure collide as his life becomes all about keeping her safe, whether she likes it or not.

Will they find love, or will they be destroyed by a man who is stark raving mad?

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Stealing Vegas

Her heart and life are in danger. Can Shay protect one without losing the other?

Shay Washington likes things simple. Her job as a Chicago Police Detective is hard enough without adding the drama of finding a man, dating a man and tolerating a man. After all, men tend to get all weird, since her gun is bigger than theirs. She just hasn’t perfected the damsel in distress. But she’s in Las Vegas—the city of sin. It’s time to cut loose, raise a toast and lose control. And then came Garret, all gorgeous green eyes and muscles… What could go wrong with one little hookup in Vegas?

Garret Doyle has a plan. He’s worked his way up from nothing and he plans on staying on top. His security team at Pura Vida hotel is top notch, natch. So, when a gorgeous Chicago Police Detective walks into his hotel, he’s got it covered. He’ll keep his distance. He refuses to get involved with anyone who will just up and leave again.

Shay and Garret are forced together by a ring of thefts, but will the bright lights of Vegas blind them from what’s important. Can they find the thief before they lose their hearts?

Available Early 2023

Final Strike

The final showdown may mean losing it all.

Julie Connolly thought she had perfected the art of emotional eating, but ever since she learned of her father’s passing, she’s taken it to new heights. The bastard has figured out how to destroy her life from the grave.

Her father’s proposal—abandon her son Cody, so someone else can raise him, or lose her inheritance. The outrageous condition doesn’t deserve a response but the lawyer her father hired demands an answer. Before she can tell the ambulance-chaser exactly where he can shove his demands, her worst fears come alive: Cody is kidnapped. Her only hope comes from Ben Mooring, a man she hates nearly as much as her father.

Though Ben Mooring lost his chance with Julie years ago, she and Cody still mean the world to him. He practically raised the kid for years when he was with Julie. When Cody goes missing, Ben drops everything to search for him. He might never win a spot in Julie’s life again, but he can’t rest while Cody is in danger and Julie needs him.

Julie and Ben join forces to find Cody, but they have to work quickly. If she doesn’t find him soon, she will lose her son forever.

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Busting In

Jessi Xu needs money and lots of it if she’s going to move into her very own rat-free apartment in Chicago. She’s done the math. It’ll take seven months, two weeks, and six days for her to earn that kind of cash. You’d be counting the days too if your mother was a newly-minted life coach intent on coaching the living right out of your life.

Somehow, all her drama fades into the background once she meets the gorgeous and exciting Enzo. Between his smile and the body and that laugh? He’s bringing fun back, despite her mother’s best efforts.

Hotshot lawyer Lorenzo Borelli lost one case—one—and suddenly everything that’s important to him is on the line. His only goal now is preserving his career. No distractions. Then he asks Jessi to be his pretend-date for an off-the-books undercover assignment, and she makes him question what’s really important.

In a single night, both their worlds are turned upside when they are held at gunpoint, abducted, and left stranded in a cemetery. If they survive the night, they just might manage to save his career and gain Jessi her independence. But the clock is ticking…

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Busting Out

Sharing has never been so hard…

Four years ago, Maggie Lane lost her job with the Chicago PD, her boyfriend, and her sanity. Never one to accept defeat, she opened the Busted Detective Agency with her two best friends. Now Maggie is a success, doing a job she’s great at. So what if her love life is drier than a tumbleweed, and her sanity is still MIA? She doesn’t need a man—or her sanity. They’re both completely overrated.

Chase Montgomery is a cop on his way up, with nothing standing between him and everything he wants. But when he—literally—runs into Maggie in an alley while chasing a perp, one look is all it takes to remind him exactly what he lost when he let her go. Unfortunately, she still hasn’t forgiven him for ruining her career and obliterating her heart.

When Chase’s failed drug bust and Maggie’s investigation of a cheating girlfriend turn out to be related, Maggie and Chase don’t have much choice but to combine forces. If they can control the urge to kill each other long enough, they might just figure out how to make this thing between them work.

Unless, of course, the drug dealer Maggie double-crossed gets a hold of them first.

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Busting Through

Danni Stein is done working at Busted Private Investigations. If it wasn’t for her best friends and the fact that she owns a third of the company, she would’ve left in a swirl of dust sooner. You can only find a man’s computer loaded with furry-porn so many times before one questions their life choices. She’s going to freelance. Writing code means no more cheating husbands, no more porn.

Marek Skala’s company is falling apart. Everything he’s built is being destroyed by cyber thieves, and there’s nothing he can do. Not alone anyway. He needs help. He needs Danni. Danni has the talent to make this right—if they can get past the guys with guns that seem to find them no matter where they go.

Danni wants to help—but not for the reason Marek thinks. Marek can never know why she needs to help. Because if he knew, he’d walk away and she can’t live through that again.

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