Everly Fairhope is desperate. When threats against her mother’s life escalate, there’s only one man she can turn to. But he’s as likely to slam the door in her face as he is to help her.
Special Ops soldier Jax “Gem” Stone didn’t think he’d see Everly again after the abrupt way she walked out of his life and got engaged to someone else. So when she turns up at his front door, begging for help, the answer is no.
Until someone takes a shot at them both.
Gem doesn’t want to get involved for good reasons, but there’s no turning back. He’ll protect Everly and end the threat, then he wants her gone.
Some things are easier said than done, though.
Saving Everly from danger could be harder than expected when powerful forces work against him. But letting her go a second time?
Impossible. She’s his, and he intends to prove it to her. If they survive what’s coming…
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Lynn Raye Harris is a Southern girl, military wife, wannabe cat lady, and horse lover. She’s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the HOSTILE OPERATIONS TEAM Ⓡ SERIES of military romances, and 20 books about sexy billionaires for Harlequin.
A former finalist for the Romance Writers of America’s Golden Heart Award and the National Readers Choice Award, Lynn lives in Alabama with her handsome former-military husband, one fluffy princess of a cat, and a very spoiled American Saddlebred horse who enjoys bucking at random in order to keep Lynn on her toes.
Lynn’s books have been called “exceptional and emotional,” “intense,” and “sizzling” – and have sold in excess of 4.5 million copies worldwide.
Everly met Gem when he and his team were assigning to protect her mother who has come under threat due to her political position. They developed feelings for each other and decided to pursue their relationship after the assignment until Everly ended their relationship not because she didn’t love him but because she did.
Gem was hurt when not only did Everly end their relationship but that she was about to marry another. Having her arrive at his door asking for help to protect her mother once again was the last thing he expected but he wasn’t about to leave her to fend for herself. As the danger escalates around them so does the chemistry between them but will it be enough to overcome the events of the past?
Action and romance combine as Everly and Gem get their second chance as he realizes he isn’t about to let her walk away again despite all the outside forces who try to keep them apart.