Guarding the Single Mother
Retired Navy SEAL, Clint Backwater, enjoys his solitary life as owner of the Ask Questions Later gun range. It's the kind of place you find because you know a guy. So when Leila Ortiz, a petite woman with a "baby on board" sticker on the back of her car—and an 18-month-old boy in her arms—shows up at the range, panicked and desperate for a gun, he knows something is wrong. Having grown up in the foster system, Clint has seen what happens when you let yourself get too invested—things get messy, people leave. He made himself a promise to never get emotionally involved again, but the former SEAL in him feels the tug to help this woman and her child.
Clint is a loner. Always has been, always will be. So when Leila and her little son enter his life, it hits him—hard— maybe being alone isn't what he needs. Still, having his solitary life disrupted when he invites the little family into his home is a bit tougher to take than he thought. With Leila and her son in danger, though, he'll do whatever it takes to keep them safe—even putting up with stray toys and changing a nappy or two. But the biggest danger might be to his heart, when it starts to look like the safest thing for Leila and her baby might be to leave her problems—and her budding relationship with Clint—behind.
Guarding His Pretend Wife
Eric Harvey is the perfect man to play journalist Beth William's fake husband—he's a guy and he's willing. Beth is on the cusp of breaking a huge story about an exclusive couples-only retreat when her partner becomes ill. In walks Eric, her brother's buddy, and a brilliant idea strikes her. This Navy SEAL, on leave nursing an injury, could step in and pose as her husband while she tries to uncover what's really happening at the retreat. With their story set, the two head to the tropical island, ready to do their job. It's all business—until it isn't. Beth hadn't realized how difficult it was going to be pretending to be in love while not actually falling in love with this sexy man. As the two get closer to finding the truth about the resort, Beth finds herself getting unexpectedly closer to Eric. Something that wasn't in the plan at all.
Eric agreed to Beth's plan out of pure boredom. Why not spend some time on a tropical island with a beautiful girl, even if his buddy's sister is completely off limits? But it doesn't take long before he realizes something is seriously wrong with this paradise. Someone seems to be out to hurt Beth, kicking Eric's protective instincts into high gear. Now he's keeping Beth close for her safety even as his head warns him to keep his distance. Sure, there's danger on the island, but the most dangerous thing may be the way his body and his heart is responding to Beth.
Guarding His Unexpected Twins
Former Navy SEAL Gage Winters is surprised to suddenly have custody of adorable twins after a childhood friend and his wife are killed. Adjusting to life as a new father is hard enough, but when the babies' gorgeous aunt, Kylie Fredericks, shows up at his doorstep, determined to play a role in the babies' lives, Gage can't help but accept her help—at least for now. A loner by nature, Gage isn't completely happy about sharing his home, even if his new roommate is sexy, single, and a natural around babies. But he's admittedly in way over his head and while he's wary of Kylie, he can't deny how nice it is to have her around.