A forbidden romance years in the making…
FBI agent-turned-mercenary Duke “Gauge” Osborne doesn’t hesitate to jump in front of a bullet when a mafia solider comes gunning for his Bang Shift teammate, but even as he lays dying, he can’t escape thoughts of the woman he broke all his rules for. He’s hardly seen her since he was forced to break her heart all those years ago, so when he wakes up in agony at the hospital, he’s shocked to find her by his side.
Special Agent Viola Lane has avoided Gauge for years—since the night he’d dumped her after taking her virginity. Gauge left her devastated, but she pulled up her big girl panties and moved on. Married, divorced, and now talking to a new man, she’s determined to find her happily ever after. When her team learns Gauge has been shot, she rushes to his bedside. He’s an assignment, nothing more, which is why she agrees to temporarily move in with him after he gets released. A mistake, she quickly learns, as unresolved feelings come roaring back to life.
With Viola back in his sights, Gauge won’t miss his shot. He’ll do whatever it takes to win her back…except tell her the truth.
Old enemies. Unexpected allies. First loves. Everything changes when the threats lurking in the shadows finally come to light.
***A steamy contemporary, full-length romantic suspense, featuring mercenaries and the mafia. This is a standalone book but reading in order is suggested for best enjoyment.***