Three of today's top writers of romantic suspense want you to meet a few good men who are so HOT, it's criminal…
As a former Marine, Nick Casey still wakes up in a sweat over the things he's seen in the field. However, when it comes to his best friend—and the only woman he has ever wanted—Sheila Monterey, he may have met his biggest challenge yet. Sheila has sworn off love after having her heart broken one time too many and Turk can't convince her to give it another try. But when he tempts her into becoming temporary friends with benefits, Nick fully intends to make her his forever…
Detective Adam Boyd is still putting his life back together after a break-up when he gets word that the man who killed his old partner has been released from prison. Keri Holliday's career as a professional ballerina was ended abruptly six years ago after she was brutally attacked. Now her attacker, the same man who killed Adam's partner, is back on the streets, and looking for revenge against the woman whose testimony assured he was locked away. Adam will do whatever it takes to keep her safe…and never let her go.
After his parents were murdered, young Cody was put in foster care…and Megan has thought about him ever since. Now that Cody is back he has three things to tell Megan: He's a police officer, he's found his parents' killer, and he wants to be her man—until death do they part.
Men in uniform are the focus of this uneven anthology. In Leigh's mediocre "Sheila's Passion," ex-Marine Nick Casey sends Sheila Rutledge's heat meter to 11 in relentless, interchangeable sex scenes, but she stubbornly resists taking their relationship to the commitment level. In stark contrast, McCray's "Deadly Dance" is a tender pas de deux between ballerina Keri Holliday and NYPD detective Adam Boyd. Their romance is threatened by Keri's ex, a ruthless murderer hell-bent on revenge. Best of the three is Garnier's "Caught": Megan Banks has been saving herself for her first love, Arizona homicide detective Cody Nordstrom, but he's determined to rein in his passion and only offer her friendship as long as his twin brother, a convicted killer who recently escaped from prison, remains at large. All three stories suffer from the constraints of length.